Apple just wrapped up its big iPhone 12 event, where it announced four new iPhone 12 models, all of which support new faster 5G networks.
It also announced a new smart home speaker, called the HomePod Mini, and some fun accessories for the new iPhones that use magnets to attach to them.
Here are some of the highlight announcements from the event, but scroll down to see even more.
- The iPhone 12 with 5G.
- iPhone 12 Mini.
- iPhone 12 Pro.
- The HomePod Mini smart speaker.
- The iPhone 12 will use new MagSafe magnets for wireless charging and accessories.
Here’s how Apple priced its new iPhone lineup
As of Tuesday, Apple’s iPhone lineup will be very broad, with several models spanning a wide range of price points.
Wireless carriers will offer their own deals, payment plans and discounts if you trade in your old phone, but that will vary by carrier. Prices will also go up if you choose a model with higher storage.
Here’s starting price for each iPhone model in Apple’s new lineup:
- iPhone SE starts at $399
- iPhone XR starts at $499
- iPhone 11 starts at $599
- iPhone 12 Mini starts at $699
- iPhone 12 starts at $799
- iPhone 12 Pro starts at $999
- iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at $1,099
A couple of things we didn’t see: AirPods Studio and AirTags
The Apple event is finished. There were a couple of things we didn’t see that we thought we might. The AirPods Studio, Apple’s rumored luxury headphones that sit over your ears, weren’t announced. Neither were AirTags, a gadget that’s been rumored for a long time and is supposed to help you find your lost stuff. —Todd Haselton
Apple stock drops after product announcement
Apple shares dipped more than 3% while the company announced a slew of new products, including the iPhone 12. At the beginning of the event, it was down about 1%. —Jessica Bursztynsky
The new iPhone 12 Pro has a lidar sensor — here’s what that’s for
Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max feature a new lidar sensor on the back. This was first introduced on the iPad Pro in March and is used for augmented reality, or AR, which Apple has been pushing pretty hard in recent years.