Online launch events have now become the new normal for almost all tech companies throughout the world. Smartphone companies are no exception to it, as almost all smartphones these days get launched through online launch events. Just around a month after Apple’s Time Flies launch event, the company will be holding another launch event today. Apple will be launching the iPhone 12 series smartphones in this event, along with a few more rumoured products.
The event will be live-streamed online on YouTube and Apple’s official website. Here’s a list of everything we expect to be launched in today’s event, along with a guide on how to watch the launch event live.
At what time will the event start?
The event will be held on October 13 at 10:00 am PT (or, 1:00 pm ET, 10:30 pm IST, 6 pm BST). Click here to check the timings if your time zone hasn’t been mentioned.
How to watch the launch event live?
There are multiple ways to live-stream the online launch event.
- The easiest way is to watch it on Apple’s official website.
- The event will also be live-streamed on Apple’s official YouTube channel.
- Or, you can simply watch or set a reminder to the launch event through the YouTube video embedded below:
What to expect from Apple’s October 13 launch event?
1) iPhone 12 lineup
The iPhone 12 series will include four new smartphones, likely to be called as the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 12 mini will be the smallest of them, with a screen size of 5.4-inches, followed by iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, with a screen size of 6.1-inches, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max with a 6.7-inch display, will probably be the largest iPhone yet. All these smartphones will come with 5G support. Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing 120Hz displays on iPhones this year and will have to settle for 60Hz refresh rate. The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max are expected to have a LiDAR sensor, similar to what we saw on the iPad Pro this year.
2) A new HomePod
According to some reports, a new Homepad is in the works from quite a time now. It is said to be smaller than the current Homepod, and is expected to be launched at this event. Due to its smaller form factor, Apple might call it the HomePod mini. It is expected to be priced at $99.
AirTags are believed to be some sort of small Bluetooth tracking devices, that can be attached with some other items like wallets, bags, keys, etc. You can then track these items using the Find My app on Apple devices. Details about the AirTags were first spotted on iOS 13 beta last year and then confirmed by MacRumors later after they spotted some trademarks from Apple by this name.
4) Release date of the new iPad Air
Apple unveiled the new iPad Air last month in their Time Flies event, but no details regarding its launch date were provided. Hopefully, Apple will provide the release date of iPad Air in this event. The iPad Air is expected to hit the markets before or along with the iPhone 12 series.
If in case you miss the live event, you can visit TrueTech later, as we’ll be covering every product Apple will be launching today.