During the unveiling of HomePod mini at Tuesday’s Apple event, Apple introduced an upcoming new feature called Intercom that works across all Apple devices with the exception, it would seem, of Mac.
Intercom will enable family members to communicate with each other wherever they are in the home, with the ability to send and receive spoken messages via HomePod speakers. If a family member is in the garden or away from home, they can still use Intercom on their iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and even CarPlay. Apple explains:
A new Intercom feature offers a quick and easy way for family members to connect with each other at home. One person can send an Intercom message from one HomePod to another — whether in a different room, a specific zone, or multiple rooms throughout the home — and their voice will automatically play on the designated HomePod speaker. Intercom works with
Apple finally took the wraps off the iPhone 12 series last night. This year, the Cupertino-based giant did things a bit differently like launching four iPhone variants, or putting its Super Retina XDR OLED display across the whole range. Apple announced that all the iPhone 12 models will come with 5G support, and all will be powered by the same A14 Bionic chip that Apple first introduced with the iPad Air last month. Apple has priced the new iPhone’s starting at Rs. 69,900 onwards for the iPhone 12 Mini, while the iPhone 12 costs Rs. 79,900 onwards. The iPhone 12 flagship models, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max have been priced at Rs. 1,19,900 and Rs. 1,29,900 onwards on Apple official online store. The
Apple went all out today with its big iPhone 12 series reveal. The company announced four different iPhone 12 models, ranging from a small version to the largest iPhone ever. So we figured we would offer up an iPhone 12 series comparison.
With four different versions, Apple decided to make the iPhone 12 launch similar to what Samsung has done with its Galaxy S line. Let’s take a look at all the iPhone 12 models.
Read more: Everything you need to know about the iPhone 12 series
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini specs
iPhone 12 Mini
5.4-inch Super Retina XDR OLED 2,340 x 1,080 resolution HDR, True Tone Wide color (P3) 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio 625 nits max brightness (typical); 1200 nits max brightness (HDR) Ceramic Shield front
6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED 2,532 x 1,170 resolution HDR, True Tone Wide color (P3) 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio 625
Apple’s iPhones just got a lot faster. During its virtual event Tuesday, the company unveiled its iPhone 12 lineup — and all four new devices come with 5G, including the ultra-fast millimeter wave version. The company’s 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini, 6.1-inch iPhone 12, 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Max pack in some of the biggest advances Apple has made in years.
The two middle phones go on sale next week (preorders begin this Friday), while the Mini and Max arrive in mid-November. The starting prices range from $699 for the Mini — making it one of the cheapest premium 5G phones on the
Apple has just announced its iPhone 12 lineup, and as part of today’s announcements, the company introduced a dizzying amount of camera tech scattered amongst the new iPhones. If you’re coming from an iPhone that currently has a single camera, or even a pair, you may find some serious upgrades here.
The iPhone SE turned heads earlier this year at a $399 price, and the iPhone XR is now $499. Both have a single 12-megapixel f/1.8 “wide” camera, though they’re not quite the same — the XR has a larger sensor, while the iPhone SE appears to be a smaller one similar to 2017’s iPhone 8. Neither has ultrawide or telephoto lenses, nor fancy Deep Fusion techniques; your portrait-mode shots are also limited to what Apple’s machine learning algorithms
As expected, the entire iPhone 12 lineup is compatible with faster 5G networks, but Apple’s website confirms that support for high-frequency mmWave bands is limited to models sold in the United States. This includes compatibility with Verizon’s new 5G Ultra Wideband network, which as of today is available in 55 cities across the country.
mmWave is supported on all iPhone 12 models sold in the United States, ranging from the iPhone 12 mini to the iPhone 12 Pro Max. iPhone 12 models sold in all other countries and regions are limited to sub-6GHz bands for 5G.
mmWave is a set of 5G frequencies that promise ultra-fast speeds at short distances, making it best suited for dense urban areas. By comparison, sub-6GHz 5G is generally slower than mmWave, but the signals travel further, better serving suburban and rural areas. In most countries that offer 5G, sub-6GHz networks are more common.
CNBC.com’s MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day’s top business news headlines. On today’s show, CNBC.com Apple reporter Kif Leswing breaks down the tech giant’s big iPhone 12 reveal, including the implications for the 5G network. Plus, CNBC.com’s Melissa Repko dives into Amazon’s Prime Day event this year, and explains how competitors like Target and Walmart are better positioned than ever to eat (some of) Amazon’s lunch.
Here’s everything Apple just announced at its iPhone 12 event
Apple just wrapped up its big iPhone 12 event, where it announced four new iPhone 12 models, all of which support new faster 5G networks.
It also announced a new smart home speaker, called the HomePod Mini, and some fun accessories for the new iPhones that use magnets to attach to them.
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(Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. unveiled its latest range of iPhones, a product line that Wall Street expects will kick off a new cycle of sales growth for the world’s largest technology company.
At a virtual event on Tuesday, the company showed off the iPhone 12 in black, red, blue, green and white with a 6.1-inch screen. It starts at $799. A smaller version, the iPhone 12 mini, costs $699. The phones use aluminum sides.
There’s also an iPhone 12 Pro, starting at $999 and a iPhone 12 Pro Max that costs at least $1,099, both with stainless steel edges. The Max has a 6.7-inch (17 cm) screen, Apple’s largest ever, while the regular Pro has a 6.1-inch display. They come in blue, gold, graphite or silver.
Some analysts praised Apple’s pricing strategy, especially the $699 mini handset which may entice users with older, smaller iPhones to upgrade.
As expected, Apple’s next generation iPhone will feature 5G capability, a significantly improved processing chip, better camera, several different models and much more. We’ve rounded up five of the most interesting new upgrades and improvements that Apple fans can look forward to getting their hands on soon.
5G is Here
The hype leading up to Apple’s announcement was focused largely on 5G. So it was no surprise to see Apple CEO Tim Cook announce that all iPhone 12 models would be compatible with 5G––providing users with much-improved speeds for downloads, uploads, streaming and more.