Apple has confirmed that it will host a “Hi, Speed” event on October 13th, which will feature the iPhone 12 5G. However, there are suggestions that we may see many additional announcements. Here’s what to expect from an event:
The first ever iPhone 5G
Apple likes to label its events with veiled hints. Sometimes they are obvious, sometimes not very. But this time everything is clear. The title of the event, “Hi Speed,” is obviously a reference to 5G connectivity, which will be the first for an entire iPhone lineup or any other Apple product.
If the iPhone 12 doesn’t arrive on October 13th, it will be a huge surprise. The device was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and was absent from an event last month when Apple updated the iPad and Apple Watch lines.
Four new iPhones are expected to be released this year, for the first time in the line’s history:
- 5.4-inch iPhone 12
- 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max
- 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro
- 6.7 -inch iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple has already unveiled its A14 Bionic processor, which will work on upcoming devices. It is unclear if all four models will feature 5G or will offer LTE options.
New iPhone 12 Colors
One of the hints provided in the invitation is about iPhone colors 12. Rumors of a dark blue iPhone 12 can be further confirmed by the design of the invitation. Perhaps the orange elements indicate a different new color.
Apple AirTags launch
Is it time to release the Apple AirTags keyfob? Apple’s highly anticipated item trackers have been expected all year, so it’s possible the company will launch them at its October event. Expectations are heightened by the invitation to the event, which is a circle with the Apple logo in the middle. Tile’s new contenders are expected to be round.
New audio products
The rings presented in the invitation could potentially be interpreted as sound waves. A more compact and affordable Apple HomePod Mini is rumored to appear. The company may also introduce AirPods Studio on-ear headphones.
New Macs with Apple Silicon
This summer at WWDC Apple announced plans to move from Intel processors to Apple’s own Silicon processors based on ARM. The company said the first one could be released before the end of 2020. Possibly a 12-inch MacBook based on Apple Silicon will be unveiled at the event.