Apple announced that its biggest product launch event of the year will be held October 13th to unveil a slew of 5G iPhones. The Cupertino colossus on Tuesday released the date and time of the event with the tagline “Hi, Speed.”
The company plans to reveal four redesigned iPhones with 5G wireless capability, upgraded cameras, faster processors and a wider range of screen sizes… The introduction of the new iPhones is occurring about a month later than usual after the company faced final testing and production delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The new lineup will also mark Apple’s biggest screen size variation in years, adding a 5.4-inch model and a 6.7-inch version… The new phones will have the most dramatic redesign since the iPhone X in 2017, adding squared off sides to replace the current rounded edges. The four models will be split into two entry-level versions and two Pro variations, with the higher-end phones using stainless steel and the less-expensive devices using aluminum. Apple plans to add a Lidar scanner, a depth-sensing camera that improves augmented reality apps, to the more-expensive models.
Even with the announcement next week, some of the new models aren’t expected to be widely available for a number of weeks due to supply constraints.
MacDailyNews Take: “Pro” models to be available later than the “regular” iPhone models, but we’re fine to wait for the flagship as we really want that 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max display!