It looks like we’ve been barely able to breathe Apple news since September, and this week is no exception when Apple announces another virtual event next Tuesday, November 10 and rolls out. Pre-order for iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max and HomePod mini.
Additionally, this week saw the release of iOS 14.2 with some new emojis, the Intercom feature and additional updates, bug fixes and tweaks, and let’s learn more. about some of Apple’s MagSafe accessories. Throw in the usual buzz about future products, and it’s been a pretty busy week.
Read on below for all the details from this week!
Apple event announced on November 10, Apple Silicon Macs scheduled
Apple has announced that it will hold its third multi-month event on Tuesday, November 10 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, teasing that they have “one more thing” to reveal. Apple will once again stream the event on both its website and YouTube.
The event is expected to mark the arrival of the first Apple Silicon Mac – or perhaps the plural of the Mac. In June, Apple announced that it would be switching from an Intel processor to its own custom Apple Silicon processor in the Mac, promising industry-leading performance per watt. At the time, Apple said it was planning to ship its first Mac alongside Apple Silicon by the end of 2020, so a release would be pretty soon.
Bloomberg This week reported that Apple’s first Mac Silicon computers will likely be the new models of the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air. The report states that a new 16-inch MacBook Pro with Apple Silicon is also in development, but it’s unclear if that model will launch next week. Going further, Apple is also said to be working on a smaller version of the Mac Pro, but it looks like it won’t be announced until at least 2021.
For full details on everything we expected and could see at Tuesday’s event, check out our event guide.
iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and HomePod Mini are available for pre-order now
Apple is currently accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max through its online store and the Apple Store app, as well as through carrier partners.
Pre-orders are available in more than 30 countries and regions around the world for two new iPhone models, along with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro already on sale in October. The new iPhones will start arriving on Friday. November 13, while HomePod mini will start arriving on Monday, November 16.
Along with starting to pre-order the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max, Apple has also added product listings for the upcoming Holster for different iPhone 12 sizes and the MagSafe Duo Charger, which offers kit pairs Charge MagSafe for your iPhone with an Apple Watch charging station. Both products are priced at $ 129 and Apple said they are “coming soon” but has not announced a specific release date.
iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 are released with new emojis and wallpapers, internal communication system, etc.
Apple this week released iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2, major software updates with some new features for iPhone and iPad users.
In addition to new emojis and wallpapers, iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 also support Apple’s new Intercom feature, which makes HomePod, HomePod mini and some other devices an in-house communication system that can be used throughout. home for convenient communication.
The intercom system allows family members to communicate with each other in the home by sending and receiving voice messages through the HomePod speaker or via iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods and CarPlay. The intercom can be activated by saying “Hey Siri, Intercom” to activate it, then a message, and it can even be used when everyone else is away.
Apple also released the version 14.2 companion HomePod software with Intercom and home theater with Apple TV 4K support, along with watchOS 7.1, tvOS 14.2, and macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 release candidate.
MagSafe Charger 12W Limited for iPhone 12 Mini
In a recently updated support document, Apple indicated that their new MagSafe Charger will be limited to a maximum power distribution of 12W when used with the upcoming iPhone 12 mini, compared to max. 15W maximum for all other iPhone 12 models.
Apple says the iPhone 12 mini can achieve this 12W with a USB-C Power Delivery power adapter at 9V / 2.03A and above. However, the supporting document does note that the power supply to any iPhone 12 model at any given time will vary depending on various factors, including temperature and system operation. .
The support document also notes that when Lightning accessories such as the EarPods are connected to any iPhone 12 model, the MagSafe Charger is limited to 7.5W charging in order to comply with regulatory standards.
Practice with Apple’s MagSafe Wallet for iPhone 12
MagSafe is a new feature on all iPhone 12 models that allows magnetic accessories to be attached to the back of the device, including Apple’s MagSafe Charger for more accurate wireless charging.
Apple also released a Leather Wallet with MagSafe for iPhone 12 models. Accessories were available for purchase at select Apple Stores this week, so we picked an accessory to see if it was a replacement. How worthwhile for traditional wallets or not.
iPad Pro with mini LED display is expected to launch in Q1 2021
A supply chain report outside Korea this week claimed that LG will supply Apple with Mini-LED displays for the new iPad models slated for launch in the first quarter of 2021. According to the report, LG will begin mass production of the displays by year-end. of this year.
There are a lot of rumors about the iPad Pro Mini-LED. Back in June, secret but reliable leakster L0vetodream said that Apple was planning to launch new iPad Pro models with A14X chip, 5G and Mini-LED display in the first half of 2021. Multiple sources has confirmed this iPad Pro will model 12.9 inch, including analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Mini LED displays offer many of the same benefits as OLED displays, including higher brightness, improved contrast ratio, and increased energy efficiency. The technology is expected to expand to Mac starting next year.
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