Apple’s October launch preview: What’s new besides the iPhone 12 that deserves attention?

On the morning of October 10th, Apple will hold a new launch at 1am Beijing time on October 14th, when the new iPhone 12 series will be the main event. In addition to the iPhone 12, Apple expects other long-awaited products, such as the small HomePod, Apple’s first wireless headset, the AirPod Studio, the wireless tracker AirTags, and even the first Apple chip Mac.

The iPhone 12 is the main character.

The iPhone 12 is no longer a suspense. The new launch in October will feature four iPhones, named after the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. All four models feature OLEDnotch screens, which measure 5.4 inches, 6.1 inches, 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches in size. Among them, the iPhone 12/mini storage capacity of 64GB started, the iPhone 12 Pro/Max is 128GB storage capacity started.

Apple's October launch preview: What's new besides the iPhone 12 that deserves attention?

The iPhone 12 is available in three sizes.

There are rumors that the iPhone 12 will feature a 120Hz high-brush screen, but this year it should be out of the question of Samsung’s own capacity, in addition to cost constraints.

Apple's October launch preview: What's new besides the iPhone 12 that deserves attention?

There is no 120Hz screen.

In terms of appearance, the new iPhone 12 series will continue the notch full-screen design, with a right-angle metal frame design similar to the iPhone 4, the overall style is more aggressive. A variety of color schemes, such as navy and blue, may also be added.

The iPhone 12 mini will be the first to use the “mini” name, or will have a three-tier motherboard structure that will be 8.1mm thick. May be equipped with a B14 processor, does not support 5G communication (still 4G model), battery capacity is only 2227mAh, from the name, the iPhone 12mini is the main small screen market and cost-effective route.

Another major change to the iPhone this year is the launch of the 5G, with the exception of the iPhone 12 mini, all three of which will be equipped with A14 processors and support dual-mode 5G communications.

New category HomePod mini.

Apple launched the HomePod in 2018, but because of the high price, the HomePod is hardly really popular.

Apple's October launch preview: What's new besides the iPhone 12 that deserves attention?

New category HomePod mini.

The HomePod mini is a brand new category that will coexist with the HomePod released a few years ago. The new HomePod mini is smaller and has fewer internal speakers than the previously released HomePod, so it will be cheaper. It will also promote the popularity of HomePod to some extent.

The HomePod mini is expected to go on sale on November 16.

AirTags wireless tracker.

AirTags, Apple’s long-rumoured Bluetooth tracker, can be attached to items such as wallets and keys, allowing them to work with “find apps” on iPhones, iPads and Macs. In addition, AirTags has a built-in U1 chip that supports ultra-broadband technology for more accurate location tracking.

Apple's October launch preview: What's new besides the iPhone 12 that deserves attention?

AirTags wireless tracker.

The earliest reports about AirTags came last August, when media discovered an apple’s upcoming new product, AirTags, in the latest beta version of iOS 13.

As for the release date of AirTags, according to a previous analysis by 錤, a well-known Apple analyst, AirTags is very likely to be released with the iPhone 12 this time.

Apple’s first headset, AirPods Studio.

Unsurprisingly, the long-running AirPods Studio will also be released simultaneously this time, with rumors that the AirPods Studio, which costs $349, will offer active noise reduction and retro-style designs.

Apple's October launch preview: What's new besides the iPhone 12 that deserves attention?

AirPods Studio.

Based on previously exposed renderings, airPods Studio instead of the usual full-circle earcuffs, it features a rounded rectangular design that makes the product look very different. The headset cover is a bright metallic look with no keys on the headset case and an Apple Logo on the bottom only a USB-C connector and panel.

The AirPods Studio is one of Apple’s headsets, and it’s definitely a great product for the launch.

Apple’s first self-research chip Mac may be absent.

Apple announced at WWDC in June that it would make a full transition to self-developed chips within the next two years, with the first Apple chip Mac to be launched by the end of the year.

Apple's October launch preview: What's new besides the iPhone 12 that deserves attention?

Apple’s self-developed chip Mac may be released in November.

In terms of time, apple chip Mac computer is likely to be launched at this launch. But according to the latest Bloomberg news, the first Apple chip Mac will not be released at the launch, but “will be released separately in November”. It is unclear whether the so-called “release” will be an independent themed event or a press conference.

According to the information currently available, Apple’s chip Mac will be equipped with an A14X processor and a custom GPU with a battery life of between 15 and 20 hours.