iPhone 12 with 5G, HomePod Mini and more: Everything Apple just announced

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This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

Another year, another iPhone. (Did I say that last year?) This is the iPhone’s last year of tweendom before it hits teenhood: Apple announced its four-model iPhone 12 line on Tuesday, the first major revamp of the iPhone’s design since 2017’s iPhone X, which introduced face unlocking and better screen technology. This year they sport an array of colors, more models and 5G wireless support across the lineup. In addition to the HomePod Mini smart speaker, we were treated to the MagSafe wireless charging system for the iPhone and a stealth release of the $50 Beats Flex wireless headphones.

Here’s how you order iPhone 12, Mini, Pro and Pro Max models, on different days and at different prices.

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iPhone 12, Mini and Pro with 5G announced

Here’s how Apple priced its new iPhone lineup

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As of Tuesday, Apple’s iPhone lineup will be very broad, with several models spanning a wide range of price points.

Wireless carriers will offer their own deals, payment plans and discounts if you trade in your old phone, but that will vary by carrier. Prices will also go up if you choose a model with higher storage.

Here’s starting price for each iPhone model in Apple’s new lineup:

  • iPhone SE starts at $399
  • iPhone XR starts at $499
  • iPhone 11 starts at $599
  • iPhone 12 Mini starts at $699
  • iPhone 12 starts at $799
  • iPhone 12 Pro starts at $999
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at $1,099

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A couple of things we didn’t see: AirPods Studio and AirTags

The Apple event is finished. There were a couple of things we didn’t see that we

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Here’s everything Apple announced at its iPhone 12 event

Apple made us wait to get a glimpse of its 2020 iPhone lineup, and now it’s easy to see why. All told, it announced four new iPhone models on Tuesday. Add that a more affordable HomePod mini speaker, and it was a jam-packed event.

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Apple iPhone 12

Apple didn’t lead off with the iPhone 12, but it was probably the device most people tuned in to see. The company’s latest mainstream iPhone improves upon the iPhone 11 in several notable ways. To start, it has a new OLED display with the company’s True Tone tech and a much sharper 2,532 by 1,170 resolution. It also adopts the same flat-edged design as Apple’s recently announced iPad Air. Moreover, it’s thinner and smaller than its predecessor, and if Apple’s claims are accurate, more durable as well. The latter is thanks to a new Ceramic Shield glass layer over the display

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Apple iPhone 12 with 5G, HomePod Mini and more: Everything announced today

2020-10-13-11-06-15

Apple/Screenshot by Sarah Tew/CNET

This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

Another year, another iPhone. (Did I say that last year?) This is the iPhone’s last year of tweendom before it hits teenhood: Apple announced its four-model iPhone 12 line on Tuesday, the first major revamp of the iPhone’s design since 2017’s iPhone X, which introduced face unlocking and better screen technology. This year they sport an array of colors, more models and 5G wireless support across the lineup. In addition to the HomePod Mini smart speaker, we were treated to the MagSafe wireless charging system for the iPhone and a stealth release of the $50 Beats Flex wireless headphones.

Apple’s late to the 5G party (if you can call it “late” when the party’s just started), and incorporating the new wireless tech poses potential problems for

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No, Apple AirTags weren’t announced today. We can still hope for November though

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Will we ever get AirTags?


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Apple’s Oct. 13 virtual event has come and gone. We got a slate of new devices — the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, as well as the HomePod Mini smart speaker. But we’re still without the tech giant’s long-rumored smart tracker tag competitor, thought to be called AirTags. 

We’re crossing our fingers that AirTags might finally make their grand entrance at Apple’s rumored November event, when the tech giant is expected to announce the first Mac laptop with Apple silicon. Otherwise, it might not happen until March 2021, by tech analyst Jon Prosser’s estimations.

The AirTag tech was hinted at in the code for iOS 13 last summer, but rumors were circulating even before that

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iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max announced with larger displays, updated design, and 5G

Apple has officially announced its 2020 flagship iPhones: the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, featuring support for 5G and a new squared-off design that’s reminiscent of the iPhone 4. It’s also the first major redesign for Apple’s full-screen smartphones since it introduced the bezel-less design with the iPhone X in 2017.



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Both the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max are bigger than last year’s 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro and 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max. The 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max, in particular, is notable for taking the crown as Apple’s biggest phone to date. The Pro models features a stainless steel design (instead of the aluminum on the iPhone 12), in four colors: gray, stainless steel, gold, and a new blue.

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The new iPhone 12 Pro models will feature Apple’s A14 Bionic chip — first introduced on the refreshed iPad Air last

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iPhone 12 launch event live blog: All the big news as its announced

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The iPhone 12 won’t be the only Apple gadget to drop the charger in the box. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple will remove EarPods and charging adapters from the iPhone SE as well as other recent iPhones.

It looks like Apple once again has a custom “like” animation on Twitter for #AppleEvent tweets, this time mimicking the various circles on the iPhone 12 event invite. You can check it out for yourself below: 

Jon Prosser is at it again, claiming he’ll shave his eyebrows off if the AirTags or AirPods Studio get announced today. He was able to avoid this

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Razer Tomahawk ATX gaming desktop PC chassis announced at RazerCon 2020

During RazerCon 2020, Razer introduced a new set of desktop gaming PC cases in the form of the Tomahawk ATX and Mini-ITX.

If you’ve been looking for a sleek new case to do your next PC build, RazerCon 2020 had a little something for you today. The Razer Tomahawk desktop PC cases have been around for a bit already, but today’s presentation revealed a new set of Tomahawk cases with all-new RGB accents and organized internals to make your PC builds sleek and stylish: The Tomahawk ATX and Mini-ITX.

The Razer Tomahawk ATX and Mini-ITX gaming chassis were announced during the RazerCon 2020 keynote on October 10, 2020. Building off of the original Tomahawk design, the Tomahawk ATX is a new RGB-accented gaming chassis featuring a full-scale high-end PC build space to easily pack in all of the tech you need. Both sides of the ATX frame feature tempered

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McDonald’s Just Announced Some Great News, and It Has These 3 Things to Thank



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McDonald’s Just Announced Some Great News, and It Has These 3 Things to Thank

In the middle of a pandemic, it reported good news. Here’s why.

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This is a story about the three things McDonald’s has done recently that enabled it to report big revenue growth last month, in the midst of a pandemic and economic recession.

The three things? They’re about promotions, predictions, and process — our own new version of the 3 P’s, if you will (as opposed to people process and product). And as you read and learn what McDonald’s has done, you just might find some brilliant inspiration for your business.

First, the big story. McDonald’s said this week that its sales in the United States have bounced back since the start of the pandemic, increasing 4.6 percent over the last three months, against the comparable time period in 2019.

That’s

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Apple Airtags could be announced at the iPhone 12 event, and other rumors

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We could finally get AirTags at the upcoming Apple Event.


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Apple’s upcoming virtual product launch will kick off on Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. BST) in Apple Park. We’re mainly expecting to see the iPhone 12, but there’s still hope for some other surprises including Apple’s long-rumored smart tracker tag competitor, thought to be called AirTags. 

If AirTags don’t appear at the Oct. 13 event, we could see them at Apple’s rumored November event, when the tech giant is expected to announce the first Mac laptop with Apple Silicon. Otherwise, it might not happen until March 2021, by tech analyst Jon Prosser’s estimations.

The AirTag tech was hinted at in the code for iOS 13 last summer, but rumors were circulating even before

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