Apple’s keynote will begin this Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 7 p.m. During this second fall conference, Tim Cook will finally lift the veil on the iPhone 12. The brand Californian should also take advantage of the event to announce a handful of new products, including the HomePod Mini. The entire Phonandroid editorial team will be mobilized to provide you with all the information available in real time. We explain how to follow this presentation with us live.
Last month, Apple held a keynote to unveil the iPad Air 4, Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple One subscription. The iPhone 12 were largely absent from this conference. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Cupertino company was forced to postpone the presentation of its new iPhones until October.
When and how to follow the 2020 Apple keynote?
- When does the 2020 Apple keynote take place? : Tuesday 13 October 2020
- What time will the live start? : from 7 p.m. (French time)
- How to follow the live of the conference? : here on the site and using the YouTube video just below
- How long will the live last? : more or less 2 hours
What can we expect from this Apple conference?
The iPhone 12 will therefore be the big stars of tonight’s keynote. This year, Apple has decided to decline the range in 4 different models : an iPhone Mini with a 5.4-inch screen, a standard iPhone 12 with a 6.1-inch screen, an iPhone 12 Pro with a 6.1-inch screen and an iPhone 12 Pro Max covered with a 6.7-inch screen. Apple therefore offers two affordable models and two high-end variants this year.
Among the flagship novelties of this new generation of iPhone, we find the integration of 5G. This is a first for the Californian brand. Moreover, the iPhone 12 will be powered by the SoC A14 Bionic, a chipset that promises a further increase in performance. Rumors that have appeared in recent months suggest the presence of a 120 Hz screen and a 2020 iPad Pro-style Lidar scanner on the Pro models. To accompany the new iPhones, Apple would also announce a new wireless charger called MagSafe. This induction charging base would replace AirPower, the brand’s aborted charging mat.
During the keynote, Tim Cook would also reveal the HomePod Mini, a more affordable variation of the connected speaker launched in 2018. The speaker would integrate Siri, Apple’s voice assistant, and a U1 chip. This technology uses the Ultra WideBand, a standard linked to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, to geolocate objects with great precision. By going through HomeKit, the speaker will be able to create dedicated automations to facilitate the use of your connected objects.
Other products will take advantage of the possibilities of the U1 chip. This is particularly the case of AirTags, another product expected during tonight’s keynote. Apple has indeed developed competing bluetooth beacons from Tile and Wistiki. Integrated into the Apple ecosystem, these beacons will allow you to find your keys, wallet, backpack and other everyday objects that are easy to lose. The location of each beacon would be displayed in the “Locate” application, integrated by default on iOS, iPadOS and MacOS, and which already allows you to consult the position of your devices.
It is also rumored that Apple would finally announce AirPods Studio, his first headphones, during the keynote. The helmet would be available in two versions: a more affordable Sport model and a luxury variant in quality leather at nearly $ 600. Apple would not surprisingly integrate an active noise reduction system to damn the pawn of Sony and Bose, the two market leaders in high-end headphones. For now, we’re not sure Apple will reveal the headset tonight. Rumor has it that AirPods Studio will be postponed until November at the Macs conference. Finally, Apple would take advantage of the keynote to unveil a new Apple TV. This new box would also be equipped with a U1 chip.
As is always the case, Apple allows you to follow the keynote live on its official website and a dedicated application on Apple TV. In parallel, Apple broadcasts the conference live on YouTube (see below). See you at 7 p.m. sharp here to follow this Apple keynote with us. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to leave a little comment to let us know what you expect most from this long-awaited conference.