Apple’s iPhones just got a lot faster. During its virtual event Tuesday, the company unveiled its iPhone 12 lineup — and all four new devices come with 5G, including the ultra-fast millimeter wave version. The company’s 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini, 6.1-inch iPhone 12, 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Max pack in some of the biggest advances Apple has made in years.
The two middle phones go on sale next week (preorders begin this Friday), while the Mini and Max arrive in mid-November. The starting prices range from $699 for the Mini — making it one of the cheapest premium 5G phones on the
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First up from Apple in its new product lineup on Tuesday was a HomePod Mini, a smaller and cheaper version of its HomePod smart speaker, which hasn’t been as successful as the products it emulated, the Amazon Echo and Google Home.
To distinguish the HomePod, Apple has emphasized the speaker’s ability to fill a room with high-quality sound. The original device was not popular, largely because of its higher price tag of $350. In addition, Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant, is not as capable as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant. In our tests, Siri on HomePod was dumber than Siri on other products, including the iPhone.
Apple said on Tuesday that Siri was continuing to improve.
Regardless, the HomePod has a long way to go. The company hasn’t disclosed its sales, but the market-research firm Strategy Analytics estimated that in the fourth quarter of 2019, Apple had less than 5 percent
CNBC.com’s MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day’s top business news headlines. On today’s show, CNBC.com Apple reporter Kif Leswing breaks down the tech giant’s big iPhone 12 reveal, including the implications for the 5G network. Plus, CNBC.com’s Melissa Repko dives into Amazon’s Prime Day event this year, and explains how competitors like Target and Walmart are better positioned than ever to eat (some of) Amazon’s lunch.
Here’s everything Apple just announced at its iPhone 12 event
Apple just wrapped up its big iPhone 12 event, where it announced four new iPhone 12 models, all of which support new faster 5G networks.
It also announced a new smart home speaker, called the HomePod Mini, and some fun accessories for the new iPhones that use magnets to attach to them.
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Apple took the wraps off the iPhone 12, its first smartphones that support 5G wireless technology. And the company touted new lineup’s ability to capture and edit 4K HDR video, potentially giving filmmakers a powerful new tool to work with.
Apple said it has tested the 5G iPhone 12 phones with 100 carriers in 30 regions — and claims it obtained speeds up to 4 Gbps under ideal conditions on networks that use higher-frequency millimeter wave 5G. That said, Apple cautioned that real-world speeds will vary.
“5G just got real,” Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said at Apple’s virtual product launch event Tuesday from the tech giant’s Cupertino headquarters. Vestberg announced that the telco was activating 5G across the U.S., now available to more than 200 million people in 1,800 cities nationwide. Verizon’s higher-speed 5G Ultra Wideband service (which uses millimeter wave spectrum) is now available in 55 cities, 43 stadiums
Apple introduced the world to the iPhone 12 on Tuesday, unveiling four new models launching starting later this month, during a virtual event held at its headquarters in Cupertino, California.
The tech giant said the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will be available for preorder this Friday, and launch Oct. 23. The larger iPhone 12 Pro Max and smaller iPhone 12 Mini will be available to preorder Nov. 6, and launch Nov. 13.
Prices range from starting at $699 for the iPhone 12 Mini to starting at $1,099 for the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 12 Pro will start at $999, while the standard iPhone 12 starts at $799.
The smartphones also mark Apple’s debut in 5G, the next wireless service expected to deliver major upgrades in speed and connectivity.
“Today is the beginning of a new era for iPhone,” said Apple CEO Tim
Apple’s newest smartphone boasts across-the-board improvements, with special attention paid to 5G capacity, processing power and the camera
Prices range from $700 to $1,100, with preorders starting Friday and reaching full availability in September
Apple has partnered with Verizon to build a nation-wide 5G network, although some remain skeptical they can deliver on promises due to the U.S.’s lagging infrastructure
Apple has announced the iPhone 12, complete with 5G networking, more processing power, enhanced durability and better cameras. Apple also announced its new Homepod mini speaker, the newest addition to its line of home integration products.
A partnership with Verizon will enable the new model’s 5G connectivity as Verizon unveils its nationwide 5G network.
The iPhone 12 mini will start at $700, with the standard model starting at $800. The pro version will begin at $1,000, with the pro max starting at $1,100.
Apple showed off its new iPhone, the first with 5G, along with a new HomePod Mini device at its much-anticipated event on Tuesday.
Apple’s first product unveiling was its new HomePod Mini, a smaller version of the company’s smart speaker that competes with Amazon’s Echo. HomePod Mini has iPhone integration; features “computational audio”; and recognizes multiple voices. It ships the week of Nov. 16 and retails at $99.
Next up was the iPhone. “Today is the beginning of a new era for iPhone,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said, highlighting new 5G features and benefits such as faster speeds and lower latency. Cook invited Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg on stage to talk about the benefits of the carrier’s 5G network, which is available nationwide today.
Apple then showed off the new iPhone 12, the first iPhone with 5G, starting at $799.
In a move that may annoy some consumers, Apple will no longer include charging adapters with new phones. It says that will mean smaller, lighter boxes that are more environmentally friendly to ship. Apple, however, separately sells power adapters that cost about $20 and $50, depending on how fast they charge phones.
Apple has one of the most loyal and affluent customer bases in the world, which has many analysts betting the next wave of phones will sell well. The iPhone remains the foundation of Apple’s business.
Apple boasted about the 5G capabilities and brought in Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg to champion the carrier’s network. 5G is supposed to mean much faster speeds, making it quicker to download movies or games, for instance.
But finding those speeds can be a challenge. While telecom operators have been rolling out 5G networks, significant boosts in speed are still uncommon in much of