Apple’s Hi, Speed event was virtually presented from Apple Park, Cupertino. The company chief Tim Cook kicked off the event with the unveiling of the HomePod mini. We got to see 4 new iPhones including the 5.4″ iPhone 12 mini. The new iPhones bring 5G capability, improved camera performance, faster processing power, and more.
Here’s a quick rundown of the event. Take a look —
The newest addition to Apple’s audio product fam is the HomePod mini. The orb-like device features a backlit touch surface with controls for playback and volume. It is armed with a full-range dynamic driver and two passive radiators for enhanced bass output. There is also an acoustic waveguide to disperse 360-degree sound.
Inside, it has the proprietary S5 chip for “computational audio” that promises better loudness and dynamic range. The HomePod minis can detect and seamlessly connect with other minis and nearby iPhones in the room. There is also better integration with Siri, CarPlay, and Homekit. This along with the whole-new Intercom functionality lets you broadcast audio messages throughout the house via the connected iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and CarPlay.
HomePod mini will be available in white and space grey for ₹9,900 from apple.com, and Apple Authorised Resellers.
You can pre-order HomePod mini starting Nov 6.
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iPhone 12 Series
|Models||iPhone 12 mini||iPhone 12||iPhone 12 Pro||iPhone 12 Pro Max|
|Design||Aluminum frame and glass, squared-off edges||Aluminum frame and glass, squared-off edges||Stainless Steel frame and glass, squared-off edges||Stainless Steel frame and glass, squared-off edges|
|Colors||Blue, Green, Black, White, and Product Red||Black, White, Product red, Green, and Blue||Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue||Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue|
|Display||5.4″ OLED 2340 x 1080, Ceramic Shield||6.1″ OLED, 2532×1170, Ceramic Shield||6.1″ OLED, 2532×1170, Ceramic Shield||6.7″ OLED 2778×1284, Ceramic Shield|
|Front Cam||12MP (f/2.2), up to 4K60fps|| |
12MP (f/2.2). up to 4K60fps
|12MP (f/2.2), up to 4K60fps||12MP (f/2.2), up to 4K60fps|
|RearCam||12MP wide (f/1.6), 12MP ultra-wide (f/2.4), up to 4K60fps||12MP wide (f/1.6), 12MP ultra-wide (f/2.4), up to 4K60fps||12MP wide (f/1.6), 12MP ultra-wide (f/2.4), 12MP telephoto (f/2.0) 2x zoom, TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth), up to 4K60fps||12MP wide (f/1.6), 12MP ultra-wide (f/2.4), 12MP telephoto (f/2.2) 2.5x zoom, TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth), up to 4K60fps|
|Processor||5nm based A14 Bionic||5nm based A14 Bionic||5nm based A14 Bionic||5nm based A14 Bionic|
|Software||iOS 14||iOS 14||iOS 14||iOS 14|
|Misc.||5G (Sub 6GHz + MmWave), IP68 ingress protection||5G (Sub 6GHz + MmWave), IP68 ingress protection||5G (Sub 6GHz + MmWave), IP68 ingress protection||5G (Sub 6GHz + MmWave), IP68 ingress protection|
|Battery life||10 hours video streamed||11 hours video streamed||11 hours video streamed||12 hours video streamed|
Besides specs, here are the key iPhone 12 series features and other details:
- Smart Data Mode, which automatically switches between 4G LTE and 5G depending on the need and in-process saves battery life.
- Exclusive support for League of Legends Wild Rift
- Better night mode, which now works with all the cameras including the front one. There is also a Night mode time-lapse which can be used with a tripod.
- MagSafe magnetic cases and accessories that would be attachable to iPhone’s back. There are MagSafe chargers that can deliver up to 15W output.
- Apple ProRAW is coming to iPhone 12 Pro later this year. The API would be released for third-party devs too.
- iPhone 12 Pro and Max are capable of HDR video recording, live-previewing, and editing on the go. These are the first smartphone cameras to feature Dolby Vision HDR.
- The iPhone 12 Pro camera stack also brings a LiDAR scanner which enables precise depth mapping of a scene, usable in Instant AR applications, autofocus in low-light photography.
- What they don’t bring in the box are chargers and earphones. So, the new iPhone package would be compact carrying only the phone and the USB-C to Lightning cable.
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iPhone 12 series is priced as follows in India:
- iPhone 12 mini 64GB – ₹69,900
- iPhone 12 mini 128GB – ₹74,900
- iPhone 12 mini 256GB – ₹84,900
- iPhone 12 64GB – ₹79,900
- iPhone 12 128GB – ₹84,900
- iPhone 12 256GB – ₹94,900
- iPhone 12 Pro 128GB – ₹1,19,900
- iPhone 12 Pro 256GB – ₹1,29,900
- iPhone 12 Pro 512GB – ₹1,49,900
- iPhone 12 Pro Max 128GB – ₹1,29,900
- iPhone 12 Pro Max 256GB – ₹ 1,39,900
- iPhone 12 Pro Max 512GB – ₹1,59,900
The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro will be available through Apple Authorized Resellers in India starting from October 30. The iPhone 12 mini and 12 Pro Max, on the other hand, will be available from November 13 (Pre-booking from November 6).