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

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

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.

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Apple’s new iPhone 12 with 5G technology carries high expectations

The new technology, which holds the promise of internet speeds significantly faster than what is available for many smartphone users, has stoked anticipation that iPhone users will see a compelling reason to upgrade after millions in recent years held on longer to older devices.

The wave of new iPhone purchases could be enough to compare with 2014, when Apple unveiled a larger screen and sold a record number of devices, or 2017, when the company introduced higher-priced models with facial recognition leading to record revenue, analysts say.

Some investors are hoping it might even lead to the kind of dramatic growth seen in the iPhone’s earliest days, when every annual iteration promised new technological leaps and must-have features.

“I believe it translates into a once-in-a-decade-type upgrade opportunity for Apple,” said Dan Ives, an analyst for Wedbush Securities. He expects the new phone to help fuel iPhone sales this fiscal year

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Apple’s iPhone 12 launch is today: Here’s how to watch the livestreamed event

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Apple’s so punny.


Apple

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

Ah, October. Leaves turning brown, air getting chillier, pumpkins getting spicier — or something. And now, Apple’s new iPhone too. That’s right, the company’s next-generation phone, likely called the iPhone 12, is expected to launch during an online-only event today. 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 smartphone Apple fans and industry watchers alike have been waiting a while to see. It’s the first major revamp of the iPhone’s design since 2017, when Apple introduced its $1,000 iPhone

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Analysts Predict Apple’s iPhone 12 to Outperform Global Smartphone Market in 2020 with Significant Upgrade Cycle in Q4

 

Apple is set to announce its new line-up of iPhones later today. This will mark a significant moment in the rollout of 5G and will be an opportunity for Apple to have a large upgrade cycle.

 

Counterpoint’s Research Director Tom Kang: “Apple has done a great job outperforming the global smartphone market. During the COVID-19 low point in Q2 2020, Apple was helped by the timely launch of the iPhone SE, which created a new, low price point for iPhones at $399. It helped Apple get through the worst months of COVID-19 and its lockdown periods.

 

In addition, the iPhone 11 has proved to have great longevity, still selling over one million devices per week on the brink of a refresh.

 

The SE and iPhone 11 helped maintain momentum through Q3 as the general market remained negative.”

 

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COVID-19 has hit the market hard in 2020 but some parts of the

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Apple’s new iPhone is finally coming. Are you excited yet?

New iPhones will be revealed today, but do phone shoppers still have the same lovin’ feeling?



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Standing on line outside an Apple Store in Tokyo

For years, like clockwork, new iPhones have been released in the fall and consumers snapped them up quickly, before inventory inevitably ran out, and slow responders were forced to wait for weeks.

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Enthusiasts camped out in tents to snag bragging rights to be first with the new iPhone. Then Apple got better at inventory management, and convinced customers they didn’t have to wait on line, just order it ahead of time, and it would be awaiting you on release day. So we don’t see the masses outside Apple Stores like we used to.

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And with a pandemic and many Apple Stores closed to the public,

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It’s Time For Google To Copy Apple’s Best iPhone Feature

Google’s excellent Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets will receive their last security update in December 2020, which effectively decommissions the phones.

When I explained this to my partner, who still uses her Pixel 2, she wasn’t excited about a new phone, rather she asked why she had to ditch her perfectly functioning Pixel. 

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It’s a good question. Why shelve a phone that, three years ago, was cutting edge technology? That has no noticeable performance issues and still has a reasonable battery life (she hasn’t

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Factbox: Four things to watch for at Apple’s iPhone launch event

(Reuters) – On Tuesday, Apple Inc will broadcast an event from its Cupertino, California campus and is widely expected to announce new iPhones that can tap 5G wireless data networks.

FILE PHOTO: A logo of Apple is seen outside at the upcoming Apple Marina Bay Sands store in Singapore, September 8, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Apple teased the event’s announcement with the tagline “Hi, speed,” a possible allusion to the far faster speeds that some variations of 5G can deliver.

Apple is far from the first phone maker to launch 5G phones. Indeed, nearly all of its rivals such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have 5G models on store shelves already. Apple’s entrance to the fray is likely to bring fresh attention to the technology, even if U.S. carriers are still years away from rolling out the fastest versions.

Here’s a closer look at what analysts expect Apple to announce.

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Apple’s Tim Millet discusses A14 architecture, future chip designs

In an interview published on the eve of Apple’s “iPhone 12” launch event, Apple VP of platform architecture Tim Millet has explained some of the work that went into the A14 Bionic system-on-chip, and what it means for the future of Apple’s chip designs.

Revealed in the iPad Air launch during Apple’s first special event, the A14 is widely anticipated to make an appearance during Tuesday’s “Hi, Speed” event, where Apple is expected to unveil its 2020 iPhone lineup. Millet offered more details about the A14’s design and creation.

Made using a 5-nanometer process, the A14 packs in 11.8 billion transistors onto the chip, up from the 8.5 billion of the A13, with the changes enabling Apple to be more precise in how it uses the chip to shape the user’s experience.

“One of the ways chip architects think about features is not necessarily directly mapping [transistors]

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FACTBOX-Four things to watch for at Apple’s iPhone launch event

Oct 12 (Reuters) – On Tuesday, Apple Inc will broadcast an event from its Cupertino, California campus and is widely expected to announce new iPhones that can tap 5G wireless data networks.

Apple teased the event’s announcement with the tagline “Hi, speed,” a possible allusion to the far faster speeds that some variations of 5G can deliver.

Apple is far from the first phone maker to launch 5G phones. Indeed, nearly all of its rivals such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have 5G models on store shelves already. Apple’s entrance to the fray is likely to bring fresh attention to the technology, even if U.S. carriers are still years away from rolling out the fastest versions.

Here’s a closer look at what analysts expect Apple to announce.

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Starting with last year’s iPhone models, Apple forked its iPhone 11 flagship devices into a “Pro” variant that

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Apple’s iPhone 12 will finally get a new design — finally

When Apple’s 5G iPhone 12, or whatever it’s called, gets announced on Tuesday, Oct. 13, during the company’s online-only launch event, industry watchers will be looking closely to see how Apple sells us on 5G wireless, its new chips and cameras, and whatever other new features it might pack in. (Here are all the final iPhone 12 rumors we’ve heard, and the latest major leak.)



a close up of a cell phone: Apple's known for its obsessive focus on the iPhone's design. Angela Lang/CNET


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Apple’s known for its obsessive focus on the iPhone’s design. Angela Lang/CNET

But it’s the design that may end up being its most important feature. The new iPhone is expected to shave the device’s curved edges into squares, much like those on the current iPad Pro . After three years of the same design, the refresh will likely draw eyes from a lot of consumers eager for a shake up. 

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But it’ll also draw the

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