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My Comprehensive notes from todays “Hi, Speed” iPhone 12 Event!



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Apple “Hi, Speed” Event - iPhone 12 - 13th October 2020.

— Tim Cook on stage.
- Starting with products for the home.
- I’m guessing this is the new HomePod.
- Introducing HomePod MINI!!
- I looks like a new Amazon Echo... but inverted lol!
- Apple really does host the best virtual events, these transitions are insane! (Shhhh, I am a geek, I appreciate this stuff!).
— Bob now talking about HomePod.
- Backlit touch surface.
- “Amazing sound”.
- Intelligent assistant (Siri).
- Smart Home features.
- Privacy and Security.
- Full range dynamic driver.
- Amazing bass response.
- 360degree sound experience.
- S5 processor and software.
- “Computational audio”.
- An audio experience unheard of in a speaker this size.
- Speakers play in sync across all speakers.
- 2 speakers in a room intelligently become a stereo pair.
- New handoff experience is coming (U1 chip).
- Just aim your iPhone at it and it’ll ask to play from HomePod.
- Has built in apps. Amazon Music “Coming Soon”. No mention of Spotify... lame.
— Siri on HomePod.
- Most popular assistant in the world (hmmmm no... I’d say its the most widely available, not most popular).
- Deep integration with iPhone to check calendar and apps etc.
- Can recognise voices of each member in household (like Amazon Echo).
- Integrated with CarPlay.
— Smart Home with HomePod Mini.
- Integrates with HomeKit Home App.
- (I wish more devices natively supported HomeKit).
- Intercom... send messages between HomePods (Like Amazon Echo...).
- Intercom also works with iPhone, Watch, CarPlay etc etc etc.
- Also plays intercom on AirPods.
- Strong encryption and Privacy.
— White and Space Grey available, Order November 6th. Ships November 16th for $99.

— Tim Cook back on stage - iPHONE!
- Leading industry in Customer Satisfaction since the very first iPhone.
- 5G COMING TO IPHONE!!!!!
- Super Fast!
- More advanced, private and secure!
— Hands Vestberg on stage.
- 5G UltraWide Band.
- Verizon - fastest in the world - 4Gbps in ideal conditions!
- 200Mbps peak upload speeds.
- Doubling 5G in stadiums, airports, venues etc etc etc.
- Super low latency.
- Verizon is turning on its 5G nationwide network on top of the Ultra WideBand network.

— Tim Cook back on stage - iPhone 12!
- 5G coming to entire lineup of new iPhones!
- Now seeing the VERY FIRST iPhone with 5G:
- Yep the leaks were real, this is it!
- Introducing iPhone 12!!!
- 6.1inch screen.
- Flat edges! (Like iPhone 4 and 5 and new iPad Pro’s)
- Designed with 5G.
- New antennas.
- 5 new colours - black, white, red, green and blue.
- Smaller than iPhone 11! 15% smaller and 11% thinner!
- Super Retina XDR - Apple Custom OLED.
- 2,000,000:1 contrast.
- 2x resolution of iPhone 11. 460PPI
- Peak brightness 2x at 1200nits.
- HDR Dolby Vision, HLG and HDR10 - wow!
- Durable - much stronger glass! Ceramic Shield. Improves toughness!
- Tougher than ANY smartphone glass.
- 4x better drop performance.
- Biggest jump in reliability.
— Arun now talking wireless capabilities:
- Custom 5G antennas.
- Most 5G bands!
- iPhone auto switches to LTE to save battery.
- Over 100 carries in 30 regions.
- Over 4Gbps in ideal conditions.
- Also supports mmWave.
- This is the best possible 5G experience.
— Talking Performance:
- New chip!! A14 Bionic! fastest chip EVER in a smartphone!
— “Hope” talking about iPhone silicon.
- A14 Bionic marks a milestone - 5nm process tech!!! Amazing!
- 11.8 Billion transitisors, increase of 40%!!
- 6-core CPU - fastest in any smartphone - 50% faster!
- 4-core GPU next gen architecture - fastest GPU in ANY smartphone - 50% faster.
- Machine Learning for new experiences - 16 cores! 80% faster! They doubled the cores. 11trillions operations per second!
- ML accelerators are 70% faster.
— Console quality games.
- League of Legends Wild Rift - iPhone multiplayer gaming.
- A14Bionic power “blew us away”. New level of fidelity in games.
- Game like a Pro anywhere with 5G.
— Cameras:
- Dual 12MP Camera system. Ultra-Wide (f2.4 120degree FOV) and Wide (f1.6).
- Only the WIDE lens has Optical Image Stabilisation.
- 27% improvement in low light (7 element lens).
- Computational photography. Smart HDR3. Adjusts with Machine Learning.
- Night Mode - best in the industry.
- Night mode works with all lenses on iPhone.
- Showing off photos taken with iPhone 12. They looks really really good!
- Video: Leading industry with highest quality video.
- Night mode time-lapse!
- Showing off a video shot and edited 100% on iPhone 12. Looks INSANE for something shot on a phone! Wow...!
- CHARGING:
- MAGSAFE?!?! HELL YES!!!
- Compatible with current QI chargers.
- Up to 15watts.
- Magnetometer! Magnets snap on to iPhone!
- Cases use magnets to snap on and off, then use magnets on top of cases, including a wallet to pass through the MagSafe charging.
- Phones still have Lightning charging port (why no USB-C?).
— Carbon Neutral:
- 100% renewable energy.
- Net Zero climate impact by 2030 across the board.
- The WHOLE thing including customers and charging will be carbon neutral.
- 100% recycled rare earth elements in all magnets.
- Customers already have headphones... and there are already 2 billion power adapters... THESE ITEMS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE IPHONE BOX... the “iPhone box” is now lighter and smaller.............
- 2million metric tonnes of energy cut due to this change.
- I hope the price reflects no power brick and no headphones........
- Every iPhone now has USB-C to Lightning.... why not USB-C to USB-C?? God dammit!!
- IPhone 12 Pre Orders start October 16th and Launch October 23rd.

- IPHONE 12 MINI!
- Super Retina XDR 5.4inch display!!
- A14 Bionic, same features as iPhone 12!!
- Smallest thinnest lightest 5G phone in the world!
- OLED XDR display.
- Ceramic shield etc etc!
- Damn this iPhone 12 Mini is Powerful as hell!
- The MagSafe charging is pretty damn awesome!
- IPhone 12 Mini $699 and $799 iPhone 12!
- Memory sizes start at 64GB.
- IPhone 12 MINI Pre Orders start November 6th and Launch November 13th.

— iPhone 12 PRO:
- Pro design.
- Surgical grade stainless steel band.
- 3 new finishes: silver, graphite, gold and blue.
- New gold uses a new process to make it look epic.
- Ceramic shield glass (same as iPhone 12).
- Best in class IP68 rating for dust and water.
- New MagSafe accessories.
- SuperRetina XDR.
- 6.1inch Pro and Pro Max is 6.7inch!!
- Same form factor as previous Pro’s.
- Largest displays ever in iPhone.
- 5G.
- Pro Performance - A14 and Image signal Processor. Deep fusion captures multiple images and the ISP processes them. Very impressive!
- Deep Fusion works on ALL FOUR cameras on iPhone 12 Pro/MAX.
- Cameras: UltraWide 120degree (f2.4) and Wide (f1.6, 26mm).
- 52mm Telephoto and OIS on both lenses.
- Website states that the iPhone 12 Pro telephoto has f2.0 and the Pro MAX has f2.2.
- Pro Max has MORE: BEST camera ever. 65mm focal length telephoto! 5x optical zoom range (they do not confirm this on their website).
- 47% larger sensor 1.7micron pixels! 87% improvement in low light!
- New system for Optical Image Stabalisation.
- The sensor is stabilised instead of the lens (website states only on iPhone 12 Pro MAX on the Wide lens).
- OIS is on ALL cameras.
- 5x performance on OIS.
- New Feature for shooting in RAW. Apple ProRAW. Coming to iPhone 12 Pro and Pro MAX.
- Deep Fusion and HDR combined with RAW.
- Works with all cameras on Pro iPhones.
- All data is contained in AppleProRAW files for manipulating RAW images!!
- Best of both worlds for RAW and computational photography!
- PRO VIDEO: HDR VIDEO RECORDING!!!!! 10-bit high dynamic range for Video Recording!!!!!
- ALSO RECORDS IN DOLBY VISION HDR!!!! First in the world at 4K 60fps! AMAZING!!!!
- IPhone 12 Pro edits in Dolby Vision as well in the photos app! It does it all in real time!!
- Showing off a video made on iPhone 12 Pro with Dolby Vision!
- You can legitimately make a movie using an iPhone 12 Pro!
- The FIRST and ONLY device that lets you capture and edit Dolby Vision video.
- LiDAR SCANNER!
- LiDAR is used for focus in photo and video! Can see in the dark! It is 6x faster for focusing!! Can also be used for 3D mapping a room and AR etc.
- 12 Pro $999 (£999) 128GB, 12Pro max $1099 (£1099) 128GB.
- IPhone 12 Pro: Pre Order October 16th and Launch October 23rd.
- IPhone 12 Pro MAX: Pre Order November 6th and Launch November 13th.

Ok, THAT was freaking incredible. Just when you think the iPhone 12 will be “more of the same”, they do something like this. iPhone 12 and especially the 12 Pro/Pro Max devices are BY FAR the best phones in the world. NOTHING comes close, not even remotely. In terms of pure power of the A14Bionic chip, to the camera system with Dolby Vision and LiDAR, these devices are revolutionary. Absolutely outstanding!
 

Ex-User (19928)

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  BMW M4; S1000 RR
Usb c is shite for phones it gets gummed up and the last waterproof phone I had corroded on the usb c port.

Lightning is the far superior connection for a phone.
 
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Usb c is shite for phones it gets gummed up and the last waterproof phone I had corroded on the usb c port.

Lightning is the far superior connection for a phone.

Fair points!! I totally understand why the Lightning connector would be tougher than USB-C. Makes complete sense. My surprise was due to the industry moving to make USB-C the standard, and iPads already have it so it made sense for this generation of iPhones to have it too.
 

Ex-User (19928)

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  BMW M4; S1000 RR
Fair points!! I totally understand why the Lightning connector would be tougher than USB-C. Makes complete sense. My surprise was due to the industry moving to make USB-C the standard, and iPads already have it so it made sense for this generation of iPhones to have it too.

But how many people have more than one phone? Not that many I wouldn’t have guessed. And if you did, what’s the chances of choosing an iPhone AND an Android?

I’m glad Apple kept lightning. I’d already resolved in my head that I’d have just bought a used 11 Pro this time round if they’d moved to usb c.
 

Gus

ClioSport Moderator
  182Turbo,DCi90
Good summary. I didn't watch the unveiling so useful to read your notes.
 

RyG

ClioSport Club Member
  Golf 7.5R & Clio 200
Love the passion you have for this! I read it. I found it useful and will be making a purchase off the back of it.

Nice one.
 
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Good write up, thank you! Don’t get the lightning to usb-c but not including a plug? Billions of Apple charger plugs in the world but they are all usb, not usb-c!!
 
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Good summary. I didn't watch the unveiling so useful to read your notes.

Thank you!!

Love the passion you have for this! I read it. I found it useful and will be making a purchase off the back of it.

Nice one.

You’re welcome. I have an update to post after this post, so read that. Apple was a little sly... you’ll see!

Good write up, thank you! Don’t get the lightning to usb-c but not including a plug? Billions of Apple charger plugs in the world but they are all usb, not usb-c!!

Agreed, its a weird move. The iPhone 11 Pro etc did come with a USB-C-Lightning cable AND the USB-C plug. Shame they aren’t doing it for the 12. I think they should have done it for the 12 and then stopped from next year. That way most people would likely have a USB-C adapter handy.

Appreciate the write up mate!

You’re welcome!! Thank you!!
 
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OK - IMPORTANT UPDATE!!!!

I have news and need to clarify some Apple BS as they made this extremely confusing for people to figure out and intentionally tried to gloss over it. I just wrote this, took a while to get to the bottom of it but I did get there in the end!

The iPhone 12 PRO camera is WEAKER than the iPhone 12 PRO MAX.

Surprising move by Apple as it makes no f*cking sense.

Let me explain. This is very confusing as they have explained it as VAGUELY AS POSSIBLE on their website.

iPhone 12 Pro: Telephoto Lens has f2.0 and a 52mm focal length. (Same as iPhone 11).

iPhone 12 Pro MAX: NEW Telephoto Lens is f2.2 (worse than iPhone 12 Pro) BUT has a 65mm focal length. MORE ZOOM than iPhone 11 and 12 Pro.



iPhone 12 Pro: STANDARD WIDE angle (the main camera lens) is very similar / same as iPhone 11.

iPhone 12 Pro MAX: STANDARD WIDE angle (the main camera lens) has a substantial upgrade! It has a faster f1.6 aperture, NEW sensor that is 47% larger with 100% Focus Pixels, AND 87% BETTER low light performance!

Surprised?? I was!

This took a good few minutes to figure out as Apple has been extremely allusive! Assh*les.
 
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Just seen that Apple did in fact put the information on their site in the end. It’s still sly as hell as they glossed over it on the Livestream that most people would watch, as not everyone is a freak like me and goes through all the fine details on their website.
 

Ex-User (19928)

ClioSport Club Member
  BMW M4; S1000 RR
OK - IMPORTANT UPDATE!!!!

I have news and need to clarify some Apple BS as they made this extremely confusing for people to figure out and intentionally tried to gloss over it. I just wrote this, took a while to get to the bottom of it but I did get there in the end!

The iPhone 12 PRO camera is WEAKER than the iPhone 12 PRO MAX.

Surprising move by Apple as it makes no f*cking sense.

Let me explain. This is very confusing as they have explained it as VAGUELY AS POSSIBLE on their website.

iPhone 12 Pro: Telephoto Lens has f2.0 and a 52mm focal length. (Same as iPhone 11).

iPhone 12 Pro MAX: NEW Telephoto Lens is f2.2 (worse than iPhone 12 Pro) BUT has a 65mm focal length. MORE ZOOM than iPhone 11 and 12 Pro.



iPhone 12 Pro: STANDARD WIDE angle (the main camera lens) is very similar / same as iPhone 11.

iPhone 12 Pro MAX: STANDARD WIDE angle (the main camera lens) has a substantial upgrade! It has a faster f1.6 aperture, NEW sensor that is 47% larger with 100% Focus Pixels, AND 87% BETTER low light performance!

Surprised?? I was!

This took a good few minutes to figure out as Apple has been extremely allusive! Assh*les.
very annoying considering some of us like the smaller form factor.

Im thinking a cheap 11 Pro from someone doing the yearly upgrade might be the better move for me.
 

jenic

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  981 Cayman
Masks are here to stay, faceID needs to f**k off. The touch ID implementation in the new air looks like the perfect solution.

Very similar to how it works on the MBPs, it's just seamless, I don't even think about unlocking my computer now, just dab the power button and I'm in.
 
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boultonn

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Not to go off topic but TouchID on MacBooks is a proper game changer, everything from unlocking, accessing 1password, paying for stuff online - its invaluable.
Makes you realise when you go to Windows or an older MacBook and you've got to put in your password in every time you want to autofill from 1password.
Anyway - back on topic - I was really hoping they were going to announce the AirTags yesterday, holding out on buying a Tile because they seem imminent.
 
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Seeing as my notes this time are incomplete due to the AMAZING day I have had with Xbox, and now the Xbox Celebration Stream is live - here you go (no new thread this time). Tonnes of info here for those of you who like to read.

Enjoy!

Apple “One More Thing” Event - 10th November 2020

— Tim Cook on screen!
- Apple is delivering more products than ever this fall.
- There is just “One More Thing” - its time to talk about THE MAC!
- Showing off a cool little video of famous people and artists using the Mac.
- A huge leap forward “transitioning to Apple Silicon”.
- That day is here!

— John Ternus now on screen!
- Developed a new set of advanced technologies.
- Mac transitioning to new Apple Silicon over the next 2 years.
- Apple M1 - First ever chip designed for the Mac.
- M1 is a breakthrough chip with industry leading performance.
- M1 chip combines all chips in to a single SoC.
- Unified Memory Architecture - Nice!!
- 5nm Technology!
- 16 Billion transistors!
- 8 Core CPU - 4 HP and 4 HE
- Worlds FASTEST CPU CORE on the High Performance Cores.
- High Efficiency cores use 10% of the power.
- The highest performing CPU Apple has ever created - at the lowest possible power.
- Worlds BEST Performance per watt.
- Showed a graph showing how the M1 smokes the leading consumer CPU.
- 3x improvement in Performance per Watt.
- GPU compliments the CPU.
- M1 has an integrated GPU with “incredible performance”.
- GPU is 8-core. 2.6TF.
- 2x more than the closest PC “chip” using only a third of the power.
- Worlds FASTEST Integrated Graphics.
- Most advanced Neural Engine.
- Machine Learning built in.
- M1 integrates the Secure Enclave as well.
- 16-core Neural Engine.
- Advanced Image Signal Processor.
- Big Sur built to maximise M1.

— Craig on screen!
- Talking about Big Sur on M1.
- Industry leading privacy features.
- Instantly wake from sleep like an iPad / iPhone.
- Launching apps / Safari are nearly instant.
- 1.5x faster running JavaScript and 2x more responsive.
- Render 3D animations or edit raw video with ease.
- Even better battery life.
- Hardware-verified secure boot. (Rest in Peace right to repair??)
- High performance encryption.
- Apps like Pages etc all perform great.
- Run 3x more instruments with LogicPRO.
- Universal Apps have binaries built for Apple Silicon and Intel.
- Big Sur Rosetta 2 - runs apps built for Intel Macs as you wait for Universal App updates.
- Rosetta 2 apps for Intel still run better on Apple Silicon than they do on Intel CPU’s. (Rest in Peace Intel? Man, first AMD now this lol - ouch!!)
- First time ever - RUN iPhone and iPad apps natively on Mac.
- Showing off a video of developers working with Apple Silicon. They all look very happy... lol!
- “People are going to be blown away M1 is super smooth and very very fast”.
- Seamless workflow between iPhone, iPad and Mac.

— John back on screen! (Apple legit has the best transitions for these livestreams lol).
- Introducing the first Mac with M1: The NEW MACBOOK AIR with M1.
- Laura now on screen!
- MacBook AIR is the worlds best selling 13inch notebook.
- M1 enables the AIR to do things that were impossible.
- 3.5x faster than previous generation.
- 5x faster GPU performance.
- Multiple streams of 4K ProRES without dropped frames.
- 3x faster than windows laptop in its class and faster than 98% of Windows Laptops sold in the last year.
- 2x Faster SSD due to M1 controller.
- NO FAN INSIDE! 100% SILENT.
- 15 hours of Battery Life - 18 hours of Video Playback!!
- 2x battery life for video calls.
- Longest battery life ever in a MacBook Air.
- Better webcam and ML enhanced face detection etc.
- 13inch Retina Display P3 wide colour.
- Best in class security with Touch ID etc.
- Starts at $999 or $899 for education!

— NEW MAC MINI!

— NEW 17inch MacBook PRO.

[ END OF NOTES FOR NOW - I AM SWITCHING TO THE XBOX LAUNCH CELEBRATION STREAM! ] - I will watch the rest of the Apple Conference afterwards!

Sorry for any typos - mega hectic insane day!
 


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