A few hours later, at 1 a.m. Beijing time on October 14, Apple’s new launch will officially begin. The most anticipated is the iPhone 12 series. Of course, the iPhone 12 series has been similarly exposed; in addition to this launch, Apple is likely to release some other new products, such as the HomePod Mini. This article will combine the large amount of information about Apple’s new products that have been exposed before, and make a final look ahead to this launch.
1, the iPhone 12 series of the most full exposure, including the price.
The iPhone 12 series will no doubt be the absolute focus of this launch.
Previously, there had been too much speculation and speculation about the iPhone 12 series, and even some of the exact opposite or contradictory claims from the same blower – so it’s worth revisiting.
The first step is to make it clear that 錤, according to multiple sources such as Kang and Guo Ming, the iPhone 12 series will have four models:
iPhone 12 Mini, 5.4 inches;
iPhone 12, 6.1 inches;
iPhone 12 Pro, 6.1 inches;
iPhone 12 Pro Max, 6.7 inches.
At the design level, as it has been reported, they will feature a similar angular border design for the iPhone 4.
According to Kang, all four models will support 5G, with the U.S. version supporting millimeter wave and Sub 6GHz and the Chinese version not supporting millimeter wave, and Apple adding a Smart Data Mode to the new product, which can be understood as a 4G/5G application based on application bandwidth allocation, with specific big data throughput applications using 5G.
Unsurprisingly, the iPhone 12 series will all use the A14 Bionic chip, which has previously been said to be a blood-stained version of the B14 chip, which is currently less likely (Apple really doesn’t need to open a separate chip system for the low-wearing version, given the volume of A14 Bionic chips).
On the screen side, all four phones have Super Retina XDR Display, but according to blogger Jon Prosser, the iPhone 12 Series screen will not support a 120Hz high refresh rate.
Meanwhile, according to Kang, the iPhone 12 will use a new screen glass technology, known in English as Ceramic Shield Front Cover, simply a ceramic substrate glass that increases hardness and resistance to fall.
In terms of taking pictures, Kang’s explosives are the most specific:
iPhone 12 mini/iPhone 12: Wide-angle plus ultra-wide-angle dual camera, f/1.6, Deep Fusion and Night Mode, Smart HDR are all upgraded;
iPhone 12 Pro: Wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, long-focus triphoto, LiDAR lidar, new 7P lens wide-angle, ?/1.6, 52mm focal length, four-fold optical zoom;
iPhone 12 Pro Max: Wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, long-focus triphoto, LiDAR lidar, new 7P lens wide-angle, ?/1.6,65mm focal length, providing five-fold optical zoom.
You can see that even if it’s all Pro models, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are very different.
In addition to the above distinction, the iPhone 12 Pro Max also has a larger bottom sensor (47% larger sensor with 1.7 sm pixels) than the iPhone 12 Pro, according to Kang.
In addition, all four phones can shoot Dolby Vision directly.
In terms of battery life, Apple’s four new iPhone 12s have battery capacity: the iPhone 12 Mini for 2227mAh, the iPhone 12 for 2775mAh, the iPhone 12 Pro for 2815mAh, and the iPhone 12 Max Pro for 3687mAh, according to information leaked by SafetyKorea, South Korea’s certification body.
It’s worth noting that the full range of iPhone 12s will no longer come with a charging head.
According to Kang’s report, there are two levels in terms of storage version and price:
The iPhone 12 Mini starts at $699 and the iPhone 12 starts at $799; both have three storage capacities, the 64G/128G/256G, available in black, white, red, blue and green.
The iPhone 12 Pro starts at $999 and the iPhone 12 Pro Max costs $1099; both have three storage capacities, the 128G/256G/512G, available in gold, silver, graphite and blue.
As you can see, this year’s iPhone 12 series features blue.
In addition, on these models, well-known analyst Guo ming 錤 also analyzed their shipments ratio.
Specifically, the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max have shipments of 20-25%, 40-45%, 15-20% and 15-20%, respectively .
However, Mr錤 Guo believes that while 5G is a key hardware upgrade factor for the iPhone 12 series, prices remain the most critical factor affecting demand for the iPhone 12 series because 5G services are not yet widely available.
2, HomePod Mini: will be equipped with S5 chip.
Apple will launch a new HomePod at the launch, according to multiple sources.
Apple launched the $299 HomePod at the WWDC conference in June 2017, and it’s hard to imagine that it hasn’t been updated in more than three years — this time, not surprisingly.
According to Kang’s, the new product is named HomePod Mini.
As the name suggests, the HomePod Mini should be a scaled-down version of the HomePod, but according to Bloomberg, the HomePod Mini is similar in design to the HomePod, with fewer built-in speakers and compromised sound quality at a smaller size.
Meanwhile, the HomePod Mini will feature an S5 chip that was previously used on the Apple Watch Series 5 – interestingly, the first HomePod featured an A8 chip in the iPhone 6/Plus family.
In addition, according to Jon Prosser, the HomePod Mini is also likely to feature a U1 chip, which appeared in the iPhone 11 series last year and supports ultra-wide banding (UWB), which means that by calculating how long radio waves pass between two devices, you can accurately measure the distance between two devices that support ultra-wide.
In terms of price, the HomePod Mini is priced at $99, a third cheaper than the $299 price of the original HomePod, according to Kang.
At launch time, the HomePod Mini will open on November 6/7 in most markets and on November 16/17 – but the Chinese market will have to wait.
3, a small knot.
For now, the iPhone 12 series and the HomePod Mini will be the main events of the launch.
On top of that, there have been rumours that Apple has a chance of launching airPods Studio, a headset, but according to Jon Prosser’s latest news, AirPods Studio and AirTags will be absent.
In addition, Apple has announced at this year’s WWDC that it will launch an Apple Silicon-based Mac device this year — but according to Bloomberg, the Mac device won’t show up at the launch, after all, two and a half months before the end of 2020.
Of course, given that the main character at the last launch was already the iPad, this launch has little to do with the iPad.
Finally, 2020 is indeed a special year, and it’s no exception for Apple.
Starting with the 2012 iPhone 5, Apple’s choice to release the latest generation of iPhone new products in September has become the norm – in 2020, just as 4G is moving toward the 5G mark, Apple has finally broken with convention and opted to release new iPhones in October. The iPhone 12 series, Apple really can’t afford to lose.