In this news, we discuss the FACTBOX-Top five takeaways from Apple’s iPhone launch event.
Apple Inc on Tuesday announced four new iPhones capable of leveraging 5G wireless data networks and a cheaper smart speaker that will compete with offerings from market leaders Amazon and Google. In an effort to line up new hardware for the upcoming holiday season, Apple last month launched new models of smart watches with blood oxygen sensors and updated its iPad lineup.
The Cupertino, Calif.-Based company’s launch on Tuesday included smartphones ranging from $ 699 to $ 1,399 with new designs and 5G technology. Here are five key announcements from the event:
5G IN EVERYTHING Apple said the four new iPhone Models in the United States will support millimeter wave 5G, the fastest variant of the technology, as well as lower frequency bands. Some rival Android devices only support low-frequency versions of 5G.
Almost all of Apple’s competitors, including Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, already have 5G models on store shelves. the iPhone The manufacturer’s announcement will likely draw new attention to the technology, even though US carriers are still years away from rolling out the faster versions. THE SMALLEST PHONE
Apple’s latest base model, the iPhone 12 mini, sports a 5.4-inch (13.72 cm) fullscreen display, with a dual-camera setup and is priced at $ 699. The device can be pre-ordered from November 6, and shipping will begin a week later. (https://apple.co/3iVIvNR) IPHONE 12
the iPhone 12 has a 6.1-inch screen and starts at $ 799. Customers in over 30 countries will be able to pre-order the phone on October 16 and it will ship starting October 23. ONE FOR THE PROS
The “Pro” iPhones come in two variants, Pro and Pro Max, with a price starting at $ 999 and three cameras each. the iPhone 12 Pro Max sports the largest 6.7-inch display the company has ever made. Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 Pro will debut October 16 and go on sale October 23. (Https://apple.co/2H5BYTG) HOMEPOD MINI
Apple launched the HomePod mini, a small smart speaker priced at $ 99, still nearly twice as expensive as the starting offerings of space-dominating rivals Amazon.com Inc and Google of Alphabet Inc. In comparison, Amazon’s third-generation Echo Dot was selling for $ 18.99, down from its list price of $ 49.99 on Prime Day. (https://apple.co/3jWQsUb)
- THE SMALLEST PHONE Apple’s newest base model, the iPhone 12 mini, sports a 5.4-inch (13.72 cm) fullscreen display, with a dual-camera setup and is priced at $ 699. (https://apple.co/2H5BYTG) HOMEPOD MINI Apple launched the HomePod mini, a small smart speaker priced at $ 99, still nearly twice as expensive as the starting offerings of rivals Amazon.com Alphabet Inc Inc. and Google which dominate the space.
- FACTBOX-Top five takeaways from Apple iPhone launch event