Apple has finished its “Hi, Speed” event, and finally unveiled four new iPhone 12 smartphones. These phones have a new design and will all support 5G wireless networks. Apple also launched the HomePod mini, which is a smaller and more affordable version of the HomePod smart speaker.
Apple launches IPHONE 12 with new design and 5G
iPhone 12 uses a new design with flat edges, dating back to iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. The standard 6.1-inch iPhone has two rear cameras, and both of them will now support night mode. It and the entire iPhone 12 series support 5G. The screen of the iPhone 12 series also has a new “Ceramic Shield” glass cover, which Apple claims will make the screen more durable.
IPHONE 12 MINI is a small IPHONE with edge-to-edge screen
Apple also released a new smaller iPhone, the iPhone 12 mini, which has a 5.4-inch screen and has similar specifications to the full-size iPhone 12. The price of iPhone 12 mini starting from RM3,399.
IPHONE 12 PRO MAX is the biggest IPHONE ever made by Apple
Apple announced the launch of the new largest size iPhone, its 6.7-inch screen is the largest screen on the iPhone. The iPhone 12 Pro Max has three rear cameras that provide a 5x optical zoom range, a lidar sensor for improved augmented reality applications and faster autofocus, and a stainless outer band. The price of iPhone 12 Pro Max starting at RM5,299.
Apple also released the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro, priced at RM4,899.
APPLE expands HOMEPOD product line with new HOMEPOD MINI
The new HomePod mini is smaller in size than the original model and has a new round shape. Like the full-size HomePod, the mini has touch controls on the top, is integrated with Siri, and comes in two colors (gray and white). It is powered by the S5 chip, which made its debut in Apple Watch Series 5.
VERIZON announces its 5G network across the country
Verizon said it is currently deploying its nationwide 5G network, which is said to cover 200 million people. In the past, Verizon 5G exclusively used mmWave technology, which may be very fast but has limited coverage. Verizon’s nationwide 5G will use dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) technology to enable operators to run LTE and 5G simultaneously.
MAGSAFE is back as a new wireless charging option for IPHONE 12
Apple has reintroduced the MagSafe charging function, although this time in the form of a wireless charging pad for the new iPhone 12 series. There are two different options: MagSafe Charger for charging one device at a time and MagSafe Charger Duo for charging two devices at a time, including a flip-up point for charging the Apple Watch.
Apple’s iPhone 12 case also has magnets inside, so you can still use the MagSafe charger and attach other accessories, such as wallet clips.
Apple is taking out wired headphones and wall-mounted chargers from the iPhone box
Like Apple Watch, Apple has chosen to take out the wall-mounted charger from the iPhone 12 box, and wired EarPods will not be included. The included cable will be USB-C to Lightning.
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