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iPhone 12, AirPods Studio & More: What To Expect From Apple’s ‘Hi, Speed’ Event, How To Watch Livestream

‘Hi, Speed’ Meets High-Tech!iStock
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‘Hi, Speed’ Meets High-Tech!
Less than a month after Apple’s September event in which the Cupertino-based company unveiled Apple Watch Series 6 and the redesigned Apple iPad Air, the iPhone-maker is all set for its second fall event on October 13, which has been named ‘Hi, Speed’.

The tech aficionados and Apple fans can’t contain their excitement for the much-awaited October event. While the company has managed to keep pretty much everything under-the-wraps, the Internet is abuzz with what can be expected from the event.

Will high-tech gadgets be dropped by the Cupertino-based company at the ‘Hi, Speed’ event? Will there be an iPhone 12, or a new HomePod Mini? Here’s a comprehensive rundown of what to expect from Apple on October 13.
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iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 Pro
It won’t be an exaggeration to say that Apple fans were somewhat disappointed by the fact that the tech giant didn’t unveil the new iPhone at its September 15 ‘#TimesFlies’ event. If reports are to be believed, the new iPhone wasn’t unveiled due to the delays in testing caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, if the rumours are to be believed, the Cupertino-based tech giant might finally unveil the new iPhone 12 which is expected to have a 5G variant. According to a report on Artstechnica, the name ‘Hi, Speed’ could refer to the fast A14 chip which is expected to power the new iPhone 12 or the 5G connectivity.

Buzz also suggests that the tech giant could unveil as many as four iPhone 12 models ranging from 5.4 inches to 6.7 inches screen size. All four models are expected to come with OLED displays as well as 5G.

The phones will likely feature Apple’s new high-performance A14 chipset and an upgraded camera.
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Apple To Lock Horns With Beats?
Giving a tough competition to its Beats brethren, Apple is expected to launch over-the-ear headphones called AirPods Studio. These headphones will likely carry the Apple branding and will have superior noise cancellation, in addition to better sound quality as compared to the regular AirPods.

It is being said that Apple will launch the AirPods Studio in two styles: a luxury edition that could end up costing over $600 and the standard model aimed at fitness-freaks.

A Bloomberg report claimed these new headphones will be modular, allowing users to swap out the ear pads, among other things.
Apple’s Answer To Tile
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Apple’s Answer To Tile
For quite some time, the buzz is strong that the Cupertino-based tech giant might soon unveil a location-based tracking device called AirTags, which will be Apple’s answer to physical tags, Tile.

AirTags is a GPS-enabled device that can be attached to a valuable item which can be later traced if lost. Early leaks suggested AirTags would also offer augmented reality features, allowing the owner to find them with a heads-up-display-like AR view on their iPhones, iPads, or (in the future) AR glasses. (Image Courtesy: MacRumours)
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HomePod Mini
Rumour has it that Apple is gearing up to launch a miniature version of HomePod at its October 13 event. It’s being said that this mini HomePod will be half the size of the original, with the same design.


The new HomePod Mini is expected to compete with the lower-end speakers from Google and Amazon. A cheaper speaker would likely sacrifice that audio quality to bring Siri to more people, an Artstechnica report states.
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Where To Watch The Livestream
Apple’s ‘Hi, Speed’ event will take place on October 13. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually.

The event starts at 10 AM PDT i.e. 10:30 PM IST and will be streamed live from Apple Park in Cupertino, California. You can watch the livestream at 10:30 pm live on Apple.com or on Apple’s official YouTube channel.

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