Apple’s 2020 iPhone Event Had An Unmistakable Undercurrent That Was All About Accessibility

Apple this morning held its second event in as many months, announcing a new HomePod Mini and a range of new iPhones. The iPhone is undeniably Apple’s crown jewel product, and the new ones look as stellar as ever, while the baby HomePod feels like something Cupertino should’ve launched years ago.

Forget 5G networking. Forget the Pro Max’s LiDAR sensor and fancy camera tricks. Forget the (albeit delightful) new color finishes on both iPhones. Forget HomePod Mini doesn’t (for now?) support Spotify. If you’re someone who cares deeply about accessibility, disabled or not, the high-level take from today’s announcement was unmistakable. Everything Apple announced today has some sort of accessibility story that will define the user experience for legions of buyers with disabilities. It’s yet another lesson that accessible hardware matters just as much as accessible software.

Look no further than the reintroduction of MagSafe to the Apple

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Here’s what to expect from Apple’s iPhone 12 event [Video]

Yahoo Finance’s Tech Editor Dan Howley joins The First Trade with Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi to discuss what we can expect from Tuesday’s Apple iPhone launch event.

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ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS: We are just about three hours away from Apple’s big event, and all of us will know details about the latest iPhone. But will 5G be worth the upgrade? Our tech editor Dan Howley is here with more, and, Dan, busy day for you. What are you looking out for from Tim Cook later?

DAN HOWLEY: So we’re really expecting the four new iPhones to be the star of the show. These are going to have different sized screens and come in at different price points. There’s been reports that the lowest price will be $649 for what’s going to be called the iPhone 12 Mini. That will have a 5.4-inch display. And then the largest will be

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A Look At Apple’s 5G IPhone Lineup

Apple’s four new iPhones announced Tuesday will be 5G capable of connecting to the fast new wireless networks which are being upgraded worldwide.

Apple’s release comes after testing its 5G usage with more than 100 wireless carriers around the world. Here is a look at the devices:

The iPhone 12 is the successor to the top-selling iPhone 11 launched last year and has a display of 6.1 inches. At a starting price of $799, it will be available October 23 in more than 30 countries.

The handset will be powered by Apple’s own A14 Bionic processor with a dual-camera, using what the company called “computational photography,” or digital technology to get the best images in all conditions.

Apple said the IPhone 12 will use a “smart data mode” that will assess 5G needs and balance speed and battery life automatically.

Apple calls the iPhone 12 mini “the smallest, thinnest, and

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Apple’s Hi, Speed event is about to kick off and we’re breaking down all the new products

Apple’s “Hi, Speed” has come and gone. And we officially have four new iPhones: iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. All support 5G, are powered by the A14 Bionic processor and feature camera improvements. The launch is a bit more segmented than in years past, though.

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iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will go up for preorder at $799 and $999, respectively, this Friday, October 16 with a launch on October 23. The $699 iPhone 12 mini and $1,099 iPhone 12 Pro Max will go up for order on November 6, with deliveries starting on November 13.


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There’s also a $99 HomePod Mini, which goes up for preorder on November 6. There’s a lot to unpack here, though, with MagSafe for the iPhone and much more.

5G is coming to the iPhone

Apple seems quite bullish about

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Apple’s iPhone 12 can wirelessly charge twice as fast, but only with a MagSafe charger

Apple’s new iPhone 12 line will be able to access faster wireless charging speeds of 15W in line with the most up-to-date Qi standard, but there’s a catch: you’ll have to use Apple’s new MagSafe brand of charger or a MagSafe-compatible one from a third-party accessory maker.

Apple reintroduced its MagSafe branding for the iPhone with the announcement of its new smartphone line on Tuesday, and the company now touts a new feature in which “magnets align themselves perfectly every time for faster wireless charging” on its product page. But what Apple didn’t explicitly mention is that only its proprietary MagSafe brand, and not chargers using the general Qi charging standard it’s based on, can use those faster speeds.

Noted on the tech specs page for the new iPhone 12 line is a clearer breakdown that lists 15W for

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iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini Announced, Apple’s First 5G-Enabled Smartphones

Apple has announced the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini, its first 5G-enabled smartphones. They will be available for starting prices of $699 and $799, respectively, and both will offer capacities of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.The iPhone 12 will be available for pre-order on October 16, and will be released on October 23. The iPhone Mini’s pre-orders will go live on November 6, and will release a week later on November 13.

It’s also important to note that the iPhone 12 Mini will feature everything included in the iPhone 12, just in a smaller form-factor.

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The iPhone 12 models feature a Super Retina XDR OLED display that has 2x the pixels of the iPhone 11. The iPhone 12 has a 2532-by-1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi and the iPhone 12 Mini has a 2340-by-1080-pixel resolution at 476 ppi.

The 5G network also supports speeds

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iPhone 12: Renders surface before Apple’s official smartphone reveal

Apple will unwrap the new iPhone in just a few hours during its online event ‘Hi, Speed’ and leaks of what the smartphone could look like have surfaced.

The launch, which is set for 1pm ET, is set to unveil four models of the flagship handset, ranging in price from $699 to $1,099.

Notably smartphone leaker, Evan Blass, released renders of the devices, showing the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Although the render are of only the fronts and backs, they do confirm several details that have been rumored about the smartphones.

The images show a new blue color that is set for the higher-end devices, along with a look at the new LIDAR sensor.

Although Apple has yet to reveal details of the iPhone 12, it is speculated that it will cost $799 and be available for pre-order on either

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Photos of the iPhone 12 and a new HomePod speaker may have just leaked ahead of Apple’s big event

a close up of a computer: Last year's iPhone 11. Crystal Cox/Business Insider

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Last year’s iPhone 11. Crystal Cox/Business Insider

  • Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 12 lineup and a new HomePod speaker at its event on Tuesday.
  • But hours before the event, the leaker Evan Blass published what he said were images of the new iPhones and HomePod.
  • The images line up with previous leaks about the color choices for the iPhone 12.
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Apple is expected to unveil its iPhone 12 lineup at an event on Tuesday, but the device’s design and color options may have leaked just hours before the official debut.

Evan Blass, who has a track record of publishing accurate leaks about unreleased tech gadgets, posted photos of what he said were the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Pro, the iPhone 12 Pro Max, and a new HomePod mini speaker.

The images line up with previous

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Everything we’ve heard before Apple’s event today

Today’s the day: The Apple Store is down, which means it’s just a few short hours until the Oct. 13 Apple livestream event, where the iPhone 12 is expected to be launched. The latest news: A new dark blue color leaked just today, and some prices and release dates last Friday. Leaker Kang suggested Friday that Apple will release four phones in the iPhone 12 lineup, all with 5G support. We’ve summarized all the rumors and leaks below. Until today’s virtual Apple event (which you can watch live from home starting at 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET or 6 p.m. UK), all we can do is speculate.

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The current iPhone 11. Angela Lang/CNET

While we usually see new flagship iPhones in September, the COVID-19 outbreak has forced suppliers in China to shut down or operate on limited capacity. This affected not only Apple’s

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Apple’s iPhone 12 launch event is today: How to watch it live

This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

Ah, October. Leaves are turning brown, air is getting chillier, pumpkins are getting spicier and now Apple Stores are dropping from the internet. It can only mean one thing: Apple’s new iPhone is coming Tuesday. That’s right, the company’s next-generation phone, likely called the iPhone 12, is expected to be announced in an online-only event at 10 a.m. PT Tuesday. 

CNET’s live pre-event coverage begins at 9:30 a.m. PT: Join our watch party on YouTube.

We’re expecting to see a new boxier iPad Pro-inspired look, faster processing chips and 5G wireless technology. Here’s what we’ve heard so far about the iPhone 12’s price and release date, and a few features on our iPhone 12 wish list that Apple should steal from Samsung.

The new iPhone is the

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