New iPhone 12 unveiled, new gadget, release dates and everything else you need to know from Apple event

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Apple has finally unveiled its new iPhone 12 plus a brand new gadget.

The Apple ‘Hi, Speed’ event took place on Tuesday night where the company also confirmed that its new flagship smartphone will be its first to work on faster 5G networks.

There will be four version of the brand new model and that’s not all that has been announced, the Mirror reports.

The company also introduced a new gadget that you may want for you home.

The HomePod Mini is a brand new, revamped version of the HomePod speaker which went on sale in 2018.

Here’s everything you need to know about the new iPhone 12, the HomePod Mini, plus the release dates.

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini

The first new iPhones to be unveiled were the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini.

Both smartphones feature 5G and have identical features.



icon: The new iPhone 12


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The new iPhone 12

The main difference is, of course, their size.

The iPhone 12 has a 6.1-inch display, while the iPhone 12 Mini is Apple’s smallest smartphone yet, with a tiny 5.4-inch display.

The iPhone 12 is priced £799 and will be available for pre-order from October 16, with availability from October 23.

If the iPhone 12 Mini sounds more like your thing you will unfortunately have longer to wait.

The iPhone 12 Mini is priced at £699 and will be available for pre-order from November 6, before being available in stores from November 13.

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

Apple then introduced us to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.



icon: iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max


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iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

Like with the other two models, they both have 5G.

The difference is the iPhone 12 Pro has a 6.1-inch display, while the Pro Max has a 6.7-inch display.

The other major difference is the camera system with both the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max feature an impressive triple-lens camera system, comprising a 12MP Ultra Wide, 12MP Wide and 12MP Telephoto lens.

There’s also a range of colours available: graphite, silver, gold, or the brand new pacific blue.

And these two models will also set your bank balance a bit further back.

The iPhone 12 Pro will cost £999 and is available to pre-order from October 16, before arriving in stores from October 23.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max will retail at £1,099, and will be available for pre-order from November 6, with availability from November 13.

HomePod Mini



shape, circle: The revamped Apple HomePod Mini


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The revamped Apple HomePod Mini


 

Last, but by no means least, Apple launched a new version of its HomePod speaker.

The HomePod Mini speaker has a spherical design and is smaller than the original 2018 HomePod.

The speaker features a 360-degree sound experience, and is powered by Apple’s S5 chip.

The speaker, inevitably, features Apple’s smart assistant, Siri and is available in two colours: darker Space Gray model, or a bright White model.

It will set you back £99, and is available to order from November 6.

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