Apple is expected to finally reveal the iPhone 12 and a handful of other products at a special event later, you know, since Christmas is round the corner.
In its last September event, the company showed off a range of new gadgets including Apple Watches and iPads, but the first-ever virtual-only Apple event failed to reveal any new iPhones.
Today’s event kicks off at 7pm, and it will be a virtual affair once again, but here is what we can expect from today’s launch!
With the hint apparently being in the artwork which Apple created to promote the event, at least according to our Jake, Apple is set to reveal Four new iPhones today (hence the FOUR Circles in the Artwork). The Phones are rumoured to be in three different sizes, with one of them being Apple’s first 5G iPhone – “Hi Speed” on the artwork might have given THAT away too.
The smallest device is expected to have a 5.4-inch screen, two will measure 6.1 inches, and the biggest will have a mammoth 6.7-inch display. The biggest version and one of the 6.1-inch models are expected to be higher-end devices with the latest technology, potentially called the iPhone 12 Pro range.
It has also been rumoured that the iPhone 12 will be sold without headphones, a charger or a plug adaptor in the box. This is similar to the strategy which Apple adopted for the new Apple Watch.
Apart from 5G, we think that “Hi Speed” is also related to something else – and this one is for the geeks – like, for example, our Daniel.
We think that Apple will make a big deal out of the inclusion of Apple Silicon – or its in-house developed computer chips – as it did in September for the A14 Bionic, available in the iPad Air 4.
The chip was described as “by far the most advanced we’ve ever made” with transistors so small they “challenge the laws of physics” with about 11.8 billion on a single chip. “We’re talking about a scale so small, they’re measured in atoms,” Apple said.
Another exciting product which Apple seems to have lined up, and probably one of the guaranteed stocking-fillers for most are the Apple AirTags – which are similar to the Tile Bluetooth trackers. These can be added to a keyring or other items and located using an app.
Particularly exciting is the idea of an augmented reality tracker, which would enable users to open their iPhone and get an overlay of where the tag is located. This will definitely come in handy for the age-old problem of not knowing where you left your keys.
Apple is also rumoured to be working on new AirPods – the AirPods Studio, but our sources tell us that these will not be revealed….yet!