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A leak on Weibo allegedly reveals the entire details of Apple’s October 13 event

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Apple has scheduled a “Hi, Speed” event on October 13. From the hints on the invite page, the company will reveal the next iteration of iPhones, the iPhone 12 series. However, ahead of launch, the devices have been under the radar of leaks multiple times. The latest ones even gave a glimpse at the possible price tags. Now, a leak on Weibo reveals what could be the details of the entire keynote speech of the Apple event.

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Apple HomePod Mini

The latest leak comes from a user named Kang on Weibo(via Ice Universe). He begins with the long-rumored HomePod Mini announcement. He says the HomePod Mini will have a 3.3-inch speaker, and be powered by S5 processor. For the unware, S5 is Apple’s own 64-bit Dual-core processor found one Apple Watch Series 5. Also, if Kang is referring to the height of the Mini, then it is at least 48% smaller than the standard HomePod.

However, it will reportedly launch on November 6/7 and be available by 16/17. That said, the availability may vary as per the region says Kang. Also, if Kang is right, HomePod Mini will be priced at $99 which is $200 less than the standard HomePod current price.

iPhone 12 series

Addressing the elephant in the room, Kang says the iPhone 12 series, as rumored multiple times, will have 4 models- iPhone 12 Mini, 12, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max. All of the will support 5G connectivity, However, only the USA models will have the mmWave standard initially. Additionally, the iPhone 12 models will have a ‘Smart Data Mode’ to efficiently allocate the 4G/5G bandwidth for various tasks to save power.

That said, the iPhone 12 models will not come with charger and lightning earphones in the box. But we can expect Apple to bundle a cable at least considering the new iPhones won’t adopt the Type-C standard.

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Display, Colors, Storage, and Price

Talking about display, Kang says all the iPhone 12 models will have Super Retina XDR display. That’s Apple’s fancy word for OLED technology. Also, the displays will reportedly have a new screen Glass technology according to which, Apple will use a ceramic substrate Glass to increase hardness and drop resistance. That said the display sizes, their colors, storage, price, and launch dates are listed below:

Model Name Display Size(in inches) Color variants Storage(in GB) Starting Price(in $) Pre-orders & launch Pre-order & Launch Dates
( Disclaimer: This is a leak and final dates may vary with regions)
iPhone 12 Mini 5.4 Black, White, Red, Blue, Green 64
128
256
699 Pre-order: Nov 6/7
Launch: Nov 13/14
iPhone 12 6.1 Black, White, Red, Blue, Green 64
128
256
799 Pre-order: Oct 16/17
Launch: Oct 23/24
iPhone 12 Pro 6.1 Gold, Silver, Graphite, Blue 128
256
512
999 Pre-order: Oct 16/17
Launch: Oct 23/24
iPhone 12 Pro Max 6.7 Gold, Silver, Graphite, Blue 128
256
512
1,099 Pre-order: Nov 13/14
Launch: Nov 20/21

Return of MagSafe Charger

The most highlight leak of all is the alleged resurrection of MagSafe Chargers by Apple. As per the report, the magnetic iPhone case will have the magnets built-in and a MagSafe connector will connect it to iPhone to charge it. Additionally, Apple will also unveil two wireless named “MagSafe Charger” and “MagSafe Duo Charger” as accessories. That said either one or all will have an output of 15W.

If we recall, Apple introduced the MagSafe magnetic connector on MacBook Pros in 2006. Later it was discontinued despite the attention. That said, the leak falls in-line with an earlier leak which showed a circular array of 36 magnets fitted on an alleged iPhone 12 case.

iPhone 12 series Cameras

As per Kang, iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 will have a dual-camera on the back with a wide-angle, and ultra-wide f/1.6 lens. Improved camera modes would likely be Night scene, Smart HDR 3.

However, iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max will have three sensors on the back. Those will reportedly be a wide-angle, ultra-wide, and Telephoto lens, and a LiDAR scanner. Besides, the wide-angle lens will be a 7P lens with f/1.6 aperture and the camera modes include a 4x,5x optical zoom on former and latter.

That said, the biggest difference between 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max according to Kang will be the wide-angle on Pro Max with a 47% larger sensor with 1.7μm pixels and 65mm focal length while the Pro will have a smaller 52mm. To sum up, Apple’s keynote speech is pretty much ruined by Kang but let’s take this with caution until Apple finally unveils them on Tuesday’s event.

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