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Apple iPhone 12 Launch Event HIGHLIGHTS: iPhone 12 price in India starts at Rs 69,900

Apple iPhone 12 Launch Event October 2020: Apple announces four new iPhones at tonight's virtual launch event starting from iPhone 12 Mini to iPhone 12 to two Pro models including iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Written by Sneha Saha | New Delhi | Updated: October 14, 2020 9:52:49 am
iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro MaxiPhone 12 Mini starts at $699

Apple iPhone 12 Launch Event 2020: The Apple Event Tuesday ended with Apple launching four iPhone 12 devices, all equipped with 5G. The iPhone 12 series includes the iPhone 12, a smaller iPhone 12 Mini and larger iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The new phones will be available for consumers in India starting October 30. Apple also announced HomePod Mini at Rs 9,900.

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iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models in blue, green, black, white, and PRODUCT(RED), starting at Rs 79,900 and Rs 69,900, respectively. The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB models in graphite, silver, gold, and pacific blue starting at Rs 119,900 and Rs 129,900, respectively.

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The new iPhone 12 series has a thinner design that also makes it lighter and smaller. This is despite the 5G antenna. Arun Mathias, Apple’s vice-president of wireless software, said the new 5G has been tested on over 100 carriers across the world, hitting up to 4 gigabits per second download speeds in ideal conditions. The new phones are powered by Apple’s new A14 Bionic, first seen in the new iPad Air launched last month, and the first to be built on 5nm technology.

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Apple announces four new iPhones at tonight's virtual launch event starting from iPhone 12 Mini to iPhone 12 to two Pro models including iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. To begin with, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will be available for consumers in India starting Friday, October 30 while the other two models iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will come later next month. Apple also announced HomePod Mini at Rs 9,900 from apple.com and Apple Authorised Resellers.

09:52 (IST)14 Oct 2020
iPhone 12 series prices of all variants

Coming to the all new iPhone 12, the series starts at Rs 69,900 in the country. Here are prices of iPhone 12 models.

iPhone 12 mini 64GB storage: Rs 69,900

iPhone 12 mini 128GB storage: Rs 74,900

iPhone 12 mini 256GB storage: Rs 84,900

iPhone 12 64GB storage: Rs 79,900

iPhone 12 128GB storage: Rs 84,900

iPhone 12 256GB storage: Rs 94,900

iPhone 12 Pro 128GB storage: Rs 1,19,900

iPhone 12 Pro 256GB storage: Rs 1,29,900

iPhone 12 Pro 512GB storage: Rs 1,49,900

iPhone 12 Pro Max 128GB storage: Rs 1,29,900

iPhone 12 Pro Max 256GB storage: Rs 1,39,900

iPhone 12 Pro Max 512GB storage: Rs 1,59,900

09:51 (IST)14 Oct 2020
iPhone XR and other iPhones that get price cut

Alongside iPhone 11, Apple also reduces prices of iPhone SE 2020 and iPhone XR in India. Check new prices here: 

iPhone SE (2020) 64GB storage: Rs 39,900

iPhone SE (2020) 128GB storage: Rs 44,900

Get more details here

iPhone SE (2020) 256GB storage: Rs 54,900

iPhone XR 64GB storage: Rs 47,900

iPhone XR 128GB storage: Rs 52,900

09:50 (IST)14 Oct 2020
iPhone 11 gets price cut in India

Hours after announcing the all new iPhone 12 series Apple cuts the price of iPhone 11 and a few other models. In India, the iPhone 11 now starts at Rs 54,900 for the base 64GB storage model. If the new iPhone 12 makes for an expensive deal for you, at the price of Rs 54,900 iPhone 11 makes a lot of sense right now. The iPhone 11 with the new price is available on Apple’s newly announced online store in India. Check iPhone 11 new prices here

iPhone 11 64GB storage: Rs 54,900

iPhone 11 128GB storage: Rs 59,900

iPhone 11 256GB storage: Rs 69,900

Get more details here

08:41 (IST)14 Oct 2020
iPhone 12 first look

Apple announces iPhone 12 series including four new iPhones - iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The India price of the iPhone 12 series starts at Rs 69,900 and goes up to much over a lakh for the Pro Max version. Here's our first look at the iPhone 12

00:32 (IST)14 Oct 2020
Here's everything about the new iPhones

Apple during its October 13 event launched four new iPhones dubbed the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro will be made available in India starting October 30. The iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Mini will be available later. The availability is yet of these two iPhones is yet to be announced.

The new iPhone 12 starts at Rs 79,900 and will be made available in Blue, Green, Black, White and Product(RED) colour options. The iPhone 12 Mini starts at Rs 69,900, and will be made available in Blue, Green, Black, White and Product(RED) colour options. The iPhone 12 Pro starts at Rs 1,19,900 and will be made available in Graphite, Silver, Gold and Pacific Blue colour options. And lastly, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is priced at Rs 1,29,900 in Graphite, Silver, Gold and Pacific Blue colour options.

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23:46 (IST)13 Oct 2020
India pricing of iPhone 12 series

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models in blue, green, black, white, and PRODUCT(RED), starting at Rs 79,900 and Rs 69,900, respectively from apple.com and through Apple Authorised Resellers. iPhone 12 will be available in India beginning Friday, October 30.

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB models in graphite, silver, gold, and pacific blue starting at Rs 119,900 and Rs 129,900, respectively from apple.com, and Apple Authorised Resellers. iPhone 12 Pro will be available in India beginning Friday, October 30.

23:41 (IST)13 Oct 2020
iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max

Apple announces iPhone 12 Pro at a starting price of $999. The iPhone 12 Pro comes in three storage models including 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. The iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at $1099 and is available in three models 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. 

23:25 (IST)13 Oct 2020
iPhone 12 Pro models announced

Apple further announces two new iPhone 12 models including iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The Pro model comes with a 6.1 inches screen while the Pro Max comes with 6.7 inches Retina display. Both the iPhones are powered by A14 Bionic chipset that also powers the cheaper iPhones. The iPhone 12 Pro comes with 12MP ultrawide 12 wide angle lens 12 telephoto lens. Both these iPhones come with deep fusion camera feature. Notably, iPhone 12 Pro Max comes with new camera system with more 'pro-level' features compared to the iPhone 12 Pro cameras. Furthermore. HDR video recording is coming to iPhones for the first time ever. iPhone 12 Pro will be able to record videos in Dolby Vision HDR too and also edit in the Photos app itself.  The Pro models come with LiDar scanner that will offer 'an instant AR experience'. It's also used to focus on objects for photography in low-light conditions. 

23:17 (IST)13 Oct 2020
iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini price

Apple launches iPhone 12 at a starting price of $799 while the iPhone 12 Mini starts at a lower price tag of $699. 

23:15 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Apple announces iPhone 12 Mini

The iPhone 12 Mini offers everything iPhone 12 delivers just has a smaller 5.4 inches Super Retina XDR Display. It comes in five colours and packs the latest Bionic A15, iOS 14 and more. Apple’s new iPhones won’t ship with earbuds or chargers.

23:11 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Apple announces Magsafe

Apple has just announced MagSafe for iPhone which promises to improve the wireless charging experience on the iPhone 12 but this technique works only for the all new iPhone 12.

23:07 (IST)13 Oct 2020
iPhone 12 cameras

iPhone 12 comes with 12MP ultra wide camera + 12MP wide angle lens. The camera of the iPhone 12 will be able to click stunning pictures in low light as well, Apple claims. The company has improved the Night mode as well. Night mode now comes in both front and rear cameras across all iPhone 12 models. 

23:05 (IST)13 Oct 2020
iPhone 12 performance

The iPhone 12 is powered by A14 Bionic which is much faster when compared to the A13 that runs the iPhone 11 lineup. The same chip powers all the models in the new lineup and offers 60% fast graphics when compared to the previous generation chip. Apple is highlighting the 'incredible' gaming performance that the all new iPhone 12 can offer. 

22:56 (IST)13 Oct 2020
iPhone 12 announced

Apple unveils the iPhone 12 in five new and fresh colours including blue, red, black, white and green. the iPhone 12 comes with Super Retina XDR Display that measures 6.1-inches which Apple claims is one of the most durable and best screens ever. The iPhone 12 is supported with Ceramic Sheild that makes the phone durable than ever before. The iPhone 12 offers 4 times better drop performance, Apple claims. The iPhone 12 is powered by A14 Bionic.

22:52 (IST)13 Oct 2020
HomePod Mini India price announced

HomePod mini will be available in white and space grey for Rs 9,900 from apple.com and Apple Authorised Resellers.

22:48 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Tim Cook announces 5G iPhones

Next up is the iPhone. And for the very first time iPhones are going to come with 5G support. As far as the rumours are concerned, all the iPhone models launching today -- could be around four of them -- will come with 5G support. Apple has partnered with Verizon to bring 5G iPhones for the very first time. 

"The beginning of a new era for iPhone: 5G" said Tim Cook at the Apple Event. 

22:42 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Apple launches HomePod Mini at $99

The all new HomePod Mini comes with an intelligent assistant and makes all homes smarter than ever before. Apple is talking a lot about the privacy and security of users. The HomePod Mini boasts of a new design and is capable of consistent 360-degree sound experience, the company claims. The smart speaker comes with the support of Siri. The HomePod Mini will be able to use your iPhone and alert there's a new call or a message, or even an email or more. The deep integration with the iPhone makes the experience seamless. You will also be able to control multiple things including lights, etc. HomePod mini comes in two colour options, and is priced at $99. 

22:34 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Apple event begins

The online launch event begins and as the tradition goes the live stream starts with showing the Apple Park. Following which Tim Cook takes the stage and provides the recap of the last Apple event. The first product that Cook announces today is for our homes -- the all new Home Pod Mini. 

22:24 (IST)13 Oct 2020
How to watch Apple event tonight?

The Apple launch event will begin at at 10 AM California time, from within the Apple Park. This translates to 10:30 PM IST. You will be able to stream the event live on Apple’s official website, from inside of the Apple TV app and on the company’s official YouTube channel.

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21:11 (IST)13 Oct 2020
What to expect from Apple event today?

Apple may launch as many as four new iPhone 12 models ranging in size from 5.4-inches to 6.7-inches. The phones are said to have a different design with a flat-sided body, similar to how the iPad Pro looks. All four models are expected to come with OLED displays as well as 5G, though not every new iPhone will support millimeter wave band. The phones will likely feature Apple's new high-performance A14 chipset and an upgraded camera. However, in the case of the Pro models, they will also get a LiDAR sensor that could make augmented reality (AR) experiences more immersive. Expect the iPhone 12 series to start at $699 and go up to $1099 for the top-end model.

Here's everything you need to know

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models in blue, green, black, white, and PRODUCT(RED), starting at Rs 79,900 and Rs 69,900, respectively from apple.com and through Apple Authorised Resellers. iPhone 12 will be available in India beginning Friday, October 30. iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB models in graphite, silver, gold, and pacific blue starting at Rs 119,900 and Rs 129,900, respectively from apple.com, and Apple Authorised Resellers. iPhone 12 Pro will be available in India beginning Friday, October 30.