LIVE BLOG: Apple Event News, Updates, New iPhone 12, iPad Pro, HomePod, 5G Technology, and More!

by admin October 13, 2020 at 6:19 pm

BANGKOK, THAILAND – JULY 31: The Apple logo shining on the front of Apple Central World on the stores opening day on July 31, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. Apple’s second, and largest, retail location opened today at the Central World shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand.Ê Crowds lined up in socially distanced queues after being temperature scanned upon entry to the area. Using contact tracing applications and allowing only 30 visitors in at a time, Apple Central World, provided a safe environment to allow product fans to experience their new retail location.  
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The Apple Event 2020 ended without introducing other anticipated products like iPad Pro, iPods, and macIOS release. To recap, the online event introduced the HomePod with Siri, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max.

2:08 PM– “At Apple we put the user at the center of everything we do.” Apple Event ends.

2:07 PM- Recap features about iPhone 12 phones.

iPhone 12

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2:02 PM- We pushed the limits with iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Max. Short film about iPhone 12 Pro shown. Recapping features. iPhone 12 Pro starts at $999, with a 128GB starting capacity. iPhone 12 Pro Max starts from $1,099. iPhone 12 and 12 Pro will be available for pre-order on October 16, and will ship October 23.

2:00 PM– LiDar scanner. LiDAR scanner takes our pro camera system to a whole new level. Since it can see in the dark, we use it for autofocusing in low-light scenes. Works in photos and videos. Improve focus time in LiDar scenes. Improves dark and low light in night mode.


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1:56 PM– Pro Video introduced. Used to shoot TV shows and movies. Bring 10Bit HDR recording to iPhone. Done in 4K and 60fps.  First to edit using phone. It can edit, capture, watch, and share Dolby Vision videos.

1:54 PM iPhone ProRaw introduced. Can do computational photography, deep fusion, smart HDR, capture light and shadow. One can edit directly in Apple ProRaw.

iPhone 12

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1:52 PM– iPhone 12 Pro Max introduced.Optically zoom in 2.5x with the new telephoto. 5x optical zoom range across the cameras. New sensor and f/1.6 aperture. 87% improvement in low light and 47% larger sensor. OIS is capable of 5,000 microadjustments per second

1:47 PM- iPhone 12 Pro introduced. Colors: Silver, graphite, gold, pacific blue. IP68 rating water resistant. MagSpace and high power charging. Super retina Sizes of phone: 6.1 inch for iPhone 12 Pro, and 6.7 inches for iPhone 12 Pro Max. 3 and half million pixels. Largest dispay. Combined state of the art camera power. Features 12MP ultra-wide camera, 12MP wide camera, and finally, 12MP telephoto camera.

1:43 PM– iPhone 12 Mini. Same features with iPhone 12. It has 5.14 inches display. It has 5G, OLED, A14, dual camera. It is the smallest, thinnest, and lightest 5G phone in the world. iPhone 12 mini starts at $699, and $799 for iPhone 12.

iPhone 12 mini

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1:39 PM– Environmental updates. Net-zero climate impact. Every Apple device from compotent, material recovery, etc will be 100% carbon neutral. Use recyclable materials. For the first time, use rare earth elements for magnets, camera. Removing the wired headphones and power adapters from the iPhone box to reduce waste

1:37 PM-Deniz Teoman is talk about MagSafe. An advanced new system that improves the charging system. All new cases with magnets to snap off objects like the MagSafe charger and wallet.

iPhone 12

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1:33 PM– Dual-camera system in iPhone 12 introduced. It has the ultra-wide camera, and a new wide camera. It works despite 27% lower light. Computational photography.It understands scenes with machine learning. Expanding night model. Can be used without a flash. Night mode time lapse added. Video shown edited on iPhone.

1:31 PM- Michael Chow from Riot Games talks about League of Legends now in iPhone 12 and Verizon 5G.

1:29 PM– A14 Bionic marks an important milestone. First smartphone chip built on the latest. 11.8 billion transcistors.  New 64 CPU is the fastest CPU Better for advanced games and machine learning. Delivering up to 15% graphics. Grow from 8 to 16hrtz/ Capapel of 11 trillioin operartins per second.  It’s 70% faster.

1:25 PM- 5G in iPhone 12 explained. They have completed 5G testing on over a hundred carriers in over 30 regions. Seeing up to 3.5 Gbps in ideal conditions. It can deliver higher speeds. Up to 1GBps in typical conditions.

1:19 PM- Very first iPhone with 5G introduced- iPhone 12.
It has smooth, flat edges, allowing the aluminum frame and glass to stay flush. It has all new antenna. Available colors are black, white, green, red. 6.1 inches display size. Compared to iPhone 11, it is 11% thinner. New oled display does absolute black on a pixel-by-pixel basis, contrast ratio is kind of inapplicable. iPhone glass has a new cutting edge material called ceramic shield. It goes beyond glass to dramatically improve toughness. It makes the iPhone tougher. When dropped it has 4 times better performance.

iPhone 12

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1:17 PM- 5G ultra-wideband. It gives double the peak download speeds. 4Gbps down in ideal conditions and 200 Mbps up. It can enable stadiums, venues, and other busy locations. Verizon is turning on 5G nationwide reaching more than 200 million people. .

1:15 PM- Introduction to new iPhone. Beginning of new era for iPhone with 5G technology, more responsive gaming, real-time interactivity, and higher-quality video streaming. CEO of Verizon, Hans Vestberg on stage. He said, “5G just got real.”


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1:13 PM- It comes in white and space Gray. Order on November 6 and start shipping November 16 at $99.

HomePod Mini

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HomePod Mini

1:10 PM -You can ask to turn down the heat, turn on the lights. Control multiple accessories with your phone from lighting, security, comfort and more. The most important aspect of the Smart Home is communication with the family and getting your kid’s attention using intercom. It works with iPad, iPhone, and even CarPlay.

1:06 PM– HomePod Mini introduced! It is wrapped in a seamless mesh fabric for best acoustic performance. It has a backlit touch surface for controls. Siri and HomePod mini can answer random questions, weather updates and others. It runs with Apple S5 chip with 360-degree sound experience. The good thing, is that it can be integrated with iPhone, make call, find an iPhone. You can also ask Siri personal updates.

HomePod Mini

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HomePod Mini

1:00 PM ET – Apple Event starts with an and graphite colors. opening showing the logo of Apple in different colors which then opens showing the moon and the Apple park. New products to be introduced includes Apple Watch series 6, HomePod, Apple iPad Air. The goal of Apple is to create easy to use, secured to protect user’s privacy.

The whole world is currently waiting for the next hour when Apple announces its new products and updates. With that, TechTimes will be giving you real-time updates so you can keep up with the latest news about this year’s online-only Apple Event.

Apple enthusiasts are looking forward to the release of new iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Leaks also indicate that the giant tech company will be releasing a new HomePod in spherical shape. Many are also waiting for the possible release of an iPad Pro with 5G technology.

Let’s watch out for news, updates, and releases in Apple’s second live a month.

Also Read: iPhone 12, HomePod Leak: Images and Possible Features Released Hours Before Apple Event

When is the Apple event?

The online event will be held on Oct. 13 at 1PM ET, 10 AM PT, 6 PM BST and 4AM AEDT on Oct. 14.

Where can I watch Apple’s livestream?

You may watch the livestream event on Apple’s website or their official YouTube Channel.