Apple’s virtual “Hi, Speed” event kicks off today at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, with Apple expected to debut four new models as part of its iPhone 12 series , as well as a new HomePod mini.

Beyond those two major product announcements, rumors indicate we may seem sort of official Apple wireless chargers, with Apple reviving its “MagSafe” branding to describe magnetic alignment capabilities with the ‌iPhone 12‌ lineup to help make sure your device lands in the proper spot on the charger. We may also hear more details about the Apple One subscription bundles that were announced at last month’s event.

Apple is providing a live video stream on its website, on YouTube, and in the company’s TV app across its platforms. We will also be updating this article with live blog coverage and issuing Twitter updates

Updates via Mac rumour

11:08 am“Thank you for joining us. Stay safe, and have a great day.”
11:07 am“This marks the start of a new era for iPhone.”
11:06 am“What an amazing day!” says Tim.
11:06 amiPhone 12 and Pro available for preorder Friday October 16, and available October 23. Pro Max available for preorder November 6, shipping November 13.
11:05 amKeeping the price the same. iPhone 12 Pro starts at $999. Doubling starting capacity to 128GB — 256/512GB. Pro Max starts at $1099.
11:03 amShowing a movie about the iPhone 12 Pro.
11:03 amShowing a movie about the iPhone 12 Pro.
11:01 amTalking up 5G to download diagnostic scans for on-call doctors.
11:00 amFaster autofocus for photos and videos. Focus time in low-light scenes improved 6x.
11:00 amLiDAR can be used for autofocus in low-light scenes.
11:00 amInstant AR and “endless opportunities” within apps.
10:59 amBuilds a precise depth map of a scene.
10:59 amAdding LiDAR scanner to the iPhone 12 Pro.
10:58 amCapture, edit, share Dolby Vision video.
10:58 amShowing a film with a professional cinematographer talking about how the “next great film director is already making movies” with an iPhone.
10:57 amiPhone 12 Pro can edit direct in Dolby Vision.
10:57 amHDR video recording is coming to iPhone. Record in 10-bit HDR, 700 million colors or 60x more colors than before. Live preview of HDR content. First camera to record in Dolby Vision HDR. Grading each frame in Dolby Vision live while recording. 4k60fps
10:55 amCan edit Apple ProRAW in Photos app or other professional editing apps. API for third-party apps to capture images is coming as well.
10:54 amFull creative control over color, detail and dynamic range.
10:54 amNew pipeline that takes components of the processing in CPU/GPU/ISP/Neutral Engine and combines that into a new image file.
10:53 amNew feature that gives control of shooting in RAW with the power of our computational photography. Apple ProRAW. Coming in iPhone Camera app for iPhone 12 Pro later this year.
10:52 amStabilized exposure times of up to two-seconds in handheld shots.
10:52 amNew system for optical image stabilization. Sensor-shift approach. Stabilizes the sensor rather than the lens.
10:51 am87% improvement in low light.
10:51 amNew wide sensor, 47% larger with 1.7 micron pixels.
10:51 amBrand-new telephoto camera with 65mm focal length. Optical zoom in 2.5x.
10:50 amPro camera system that is unlike any other device. Ultra wide 12MP camera, wide 12MP with f/1.6 aperture and 7-element lens, and 52mm telephoto camera.
10:49 amDeep Fusion coming to all four cameras, including front-facing camera.
10:49 amPro performance, promoting computational photography up front. Deep Fusion, using all compute engines of A14.
10:48 am2778×1284 on the big phone.
10:48 am5.8-inch to 6.1-inch display. iPhone 12 Pro Max goes from 6.5-inch to 6.7-inch. Form factor is nearly identical even with larger display.
10:47 amCeramic Shield, water and dust resistant to IP68. Water submersion to 6 meters for 30 minutes.
10:47 amPremium materials, including stainless steel band and precision-milled back glass. Silver, graphite, gold, Pacific Blue
10:46 amSimilar design but with three-camera setup.
10:46 amNow iPhone 12 Pro.
10:45 amVerizon, trade in iPhone 10 or newer and get iPhone 12 for $15/mo for 24 months, or iPhone 12 mini for $12/mo for 24 months.
10:44 amiPhone 12 mini starts at $699 and $799 for iPhone 12.
10:42 amSame features as iPhone 12, only difference is screen size. Smallest, thinnest, lightest 5G phone in the world.
10:42 amSmaller and lighter than 4.7″ model like iPhone 8, but with 5.4-inch edge-to-edge display.
10:42 amiPhone 12 Mini!
10:41 amUSB-C to Lightning cable in the box.
10:40 amShould cut 2 million metric tons of carbon emissions annually. Like removing 450,000 cars from the road per year.
10:40 amSmaller, lighter iPhone box, too. 70% more products on a shipping pallet.
10:40 amCustomers already have 700 million Lightning headphones, and many customers have moved to wireless experience. 2 billion Apple power adapters out in the world, plus billions of third-party adapters. Removing these items from the iPhone box.
10:39 am100% recycled rare earth elements in the magnets, in camera, haptics, and MagSafe.
10:39 amBig environmental news for iPhone. Apple is carbon neutral for global operations. Offices, data centers, retail stores. By 2030, Apple wants to have net zero climate impact including manufacturing supply chain and product life cycles.
10:38 amBelkin is working on new accessories including car mount and multi-charger dock.
10:38 amCan recognize and provide a better experience for accessories. New ecosystem of magnetic cases to snap on and off the phone. Can use MagSafe charger on top of accessories. MagSafe wallet that snaps on top of the phone. MagSafe Duo Charger for iPhone and Apple Watch.
10:37 amHas magnets optimized for alignment and efficiency. 15W of charging.
10:36 amStarts by improving the wireless charging experience.
10:36 amShowing off magnetic cases and other options… “MagSafe for iPhone”
10:36 amWith iPhone 12, we’re making this so much better.
10:36 amWe love wireless charging but we want to improve the experience.
10:34 amAdding Night mode time-lapse when using a tripod.
10:34 amUsing machine learning and smart HDR via computational photography. Night mode gets better, thanks to faster aperture and night mode expanded to ultra-wide and front-camera.
10:33 amFirst seven-element lens. 27% improvement in low-light performance.
10:32 amDual-camera system with ultra wide 12MP camera, plus new 12MP wide camera with f/1.6 aperture.
10:31 amLeague of Legends is the world’s most popular PC game, but it’s coming to iOS as League of Legends Wild Rift.
10:30 amLeague of Legends.
10:30 amLater this year, one of the best games of all-time is coming to iPhone.
10:30 am“Console-quality games.”
10:30 amNeural engine to 16 cores, and 80% faster than before. 11 trillion operations per second. Machine Learning accelerators are 70% faster.
10:29 am6-core CPU, fastest in any smartphone. 50% faster.



4-core GPU. Fastest in any smartphone. 50% faster than any other smartphone chip. There’s a trend here.
10:28 am11.8 billion transistors, up 40% from A13 Bionic.
10:28 amA14 Bionic built on 5nm process technology – first smartphone to use 5nm.
10:27 amNow diving into the chip. A14 Bionic launched last month on the iPad.
10:27 am4.0 Gbps in ideal conditions and 1Gbps in typical conditions on Verizon.
10:27 amCollaborated with carrier partners to improve call quality, speeds, etc. Up to 3.5 Gbps in ideal conditions in testing. Speeds will vary by carrier and region.



In US, iPhone 12 supports mmWave, including Verizon’s Ultra Wideband network.
10:26 amSmart Data Mode — when your iPhone doesn’t need 5G speeds, it drops to LTE to save battery. But instantly launches 5G when necessary.
10:25 amSilicon to software to take advantage of 5G. Optimized iOS frameworks to apps can get the benefit of 5G without using more power.
10:25 amIncluding the most 5G bands of any smartphone.
10:25 amCustom 5G antennas and radio components.
10:25 amNow we’re in an anechoic chamber.
10:24 amBiggest jump in reliability we’ve ever had on iPhone.
10:24 am4x better drop performance.
10:24 amTougher than any smartphone glass.
10:24 amTough and optically clear.
10:23 amHDR formats supported, too. Cover glass from Corning, on new cutting-edge material: Ceramic Shield. “Goes beyond glass” by adding high-temperature crystallization step.
10:22 am2x pixels. 2532×1170
10:22 amSuper Retina XDR display.
10:22 am6.1-inch display, but smaller borders so smaller iPhone. 11% thinner, 15% smaller in volume, and 16% lighter.
10:21 amiPhone rearchitected to fit technologies in smaller form factors. All-new antennas around the aluminum frame. Five colors, black, white, product red, green, blue.
10:21 amSmooth, flat edges with aluminum frame and glass.
10:20 amIntroducing iPhone 12.
10:20 am5G coming to entire lineup of new iPhone models today.
10:20 amBeen a while since we’ve seen a carrier CEO on stage.
10:19 am“We can finally say ‘5G just got real.'”
10:19 amIn addition to 5G Ultra Wideband network, extensive 5G network — turning on 5G nationwide network across 1800 cities and towns. 200 million people. 5G nationwide plus 5G Ultra Wideband.
10:18 am5G Ultra Wideband gives improved latency, too.
10:17 am“One day, we’ll be safely back in those places.” Doubling 5G-enabled stadiums, venues, airports, train stations, etc.
10:17 amBuilding it to remove bottlenecks in crowded places.
10:17 am“Our 5G network gives double the peak download speeds, over 4.0Gbps in ideal conditions, and will go even higher over time.” 200Mbps upload speeds in ideal conditions.
10:16 amCan access Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network. mmWave spectrum.
10:16 am“5G just got real”
10:16 amChairman and CEO of Verizon, Hans Vestberg, on stage.
10:15 amWhat you may not know about is the incredible collaboration between Apple and our carrier partners around the world.
10:15 am“5G is the most exciting step yet.”
10:15 amTouting the advantages of 5G, including super fast, more advanced, and advantages of privacy and security because you won’t need to connect to public hotspots.
10:14 amThe next-generation of iPhone is here. Today is the beginning of a new era for iPhone. “We’re bringing 5G to iPhone.”
10:13 amiPhone has led the industry in customer satisfaction every year since it was introduced.
10:13 amNow back to Tim to talk about iPhone.
10:13 amNow back to Tim to talk about iPhone.
10:12 amWhite and Space Grey, available for $99. Order November 6, shipping November 16.
10:12 amReiterating privacy, noting that you can opt out of Apple storing recordings.
10:11 amCan broadcast audio messages through the house, and through iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and CarPlay.
10:10 amNew “Intercom” feature to send messages from one HomePod to another.
10:10 amIntegrates with HomeKit.
10:09 amCan send suggestions from HomePod to CarPlay automatically.
10:09 amCan recognize voices of each member of the household.
10:08 am“Hey Siri, what’s my update?” Gives info from calendar, weather, reminders, etc.
10:08 amSiri keeps getting better. In the past three years, speech recognition is twice as accurate. Siri and HomePod Mini do everything you’d expect from a smart speaker.
10:07 amLater this year, there’s a new handoff experience that’s magical. HomePod Mini will understand when your iPhone is nearby. You’ll get visual, auto and haptic effects so it feels like your devices are physically connected. Listen to Apple Music, Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Radio.com, TuneIn, Pandora and Amazon.
10:06 amNot just about breakthrough audio quality, but syncing multiple HomePod Mini speakers around the house. Place two in the same room and they’ll intelligently become a stereo pair.
10:05 amComplex tuning models to optimize loudness and dynamic range.
10:05 amApple S5 chip on-board. “Computational audio.”
10:05 amFull-range dynamic driver and two passive radiators for bass response. Acoustic waveguide to send 360-degree sound.
10:05 amNow going to Dave Wilkes Jr. to break down the device.
10:04 amAmazing sound, intelligent assistant, smart home, and privacy and security.
10:04 amBacklit touch surface with controls for volume, play/pause and glows when Siri is invoked.
10:04 amBob Borchers is now in a house showing off HomePod Mini.
10:03 amThis is HomePod Mini!
10:03 amIt… looks like the leak!
10:03 amWe did all these things when we built HomePod. Newest addition to HomePod family…
10:02 amThree key attributes:



Must be easy to use from initial setup to the way you interact with it every day.



Design our products to work better together.



Design them to be secure and protect your privacy. You should be in control of how your personal data is used.
10:02 am“Must provide a truly great experience.”
10:01 am“An exciting new product for the home we know you’re going to love.”
10:01 amReiterating the items launched last month.
10:01 am“It’s a good day for dreaming.” We zoom in on Tim Cook in black long-sleeve shirt from the Steve Jobs theater.
10:00 amWe’re beginning with artistic video of Apple Park at sunrise.
9:57 amWith less than five minutes to go, nearly half a million people are ready to watch on YouTube.
9:41 amWith 20 minutes remaining until the show begins, more than 180,000 people are waiting for the event to begin on YouTube alone.
9:10 amThe event kicks off in just 50 minutes, so start thinking about getting your snacks and drinks ready and get settled in for all of the festivities.
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