Apple Set to Unveil 5G iPhones and ARM-based Macs at October 13 Product Launch
Apple has announced that the launch of what is likely its widest array of products for the year will take place on October 13. The event is tagged ‘Hi, Speed‘ and will start by 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern.
The highlight of the virtual event will be the newer models of the iPhone 12. Going by the tagline of the event, Apple will most likely fit the phones with 5G wireless capability which will mean faster internet speeds on the phones.
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will likely come in a mini 5.4” size as well as the 6.1″ size. Reports say that the iPhone 12 Pro will have a 6.7″ display, which will be the largest screen size for an Apple phone till date. The new phones will also have squared-off edges instead of the rounded edges that iPhones are known with.
While we expect that all the models will come with 5G connectivity, it is likely that not all will get the available fastest versions of 5G. 2 versions each of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models are expected at the event. The higher-end phones will be made of stainless steel while the less-expensive devices will come in aluminium.
Similar to what Apple did with its recently-released iPad Pro, there will be an improvement in camera technology with the use of LiDAR scanners and depth sensors. The enhancements will help the iPhones deliver a better augmented reality experience.
In all, the new devices will feature a variety of sizes, upgraded cameras, faster processors and 5G wireless capability.
This is the second product launch Apple is organizing this year and is different from its previous yearly product launches. Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, the product launches are all virtual and are split into different events.
The new products are not expected to be widely available until weeks after the event because of production delays due to the COVID-19 imposed restrictions.
The first product launch was in September and featured the new iPad Air, refreshed entry-level iPad and updated Apple Watches.
The tech giant already announced its plans to stop using Intel’s processors and switch to building its desktops and laptops with in-house chipsets from this year. With a few months left in the year, the first ARM-based Mac laptop may also be exhibited at the product launch in a few days.
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