Apple has always been an aspirational brand for many of us. The world awaits with bated breath for every new launch. The sleekness in design and its features are what makes it stand apart. Last month Apple announced the launch of – Apple Watch series 6, Apple Watch SE, Eighth Generation iPad and all new iPad air. Everyone looked forward to October for the unveiling of HomePod Mini and iPhone12. For the ones who missed out the broadcast on 13th October 2020, get your fix on TheStyle.World.
Due to the unprecedented events of 2020, our homes have become very important in our daily lives. Technology has played a huge role during this time. Hence, we need something that provides a truly exceptional experience. While designing products for the home, Apple focusses on three traits: a) Ease of use b) work better together seamlessly and intuitively and c) Design them to be secure and to protect your privacy. This is done with the intent that the user should be the one in control of how one’s personal data is used. Keeping these attributes in mind, the first product presentation was made for HomePod mini.
What is so different about the HomePod mini? It comes with a breakthrough speaker that combines precise, high-fidelity sound with the intelligence of Siri. Though small in size, it creates high impact. Ensures that your music, podcasts and everything you listen to sounds incredible.
- 3 inches tall
- Colours: White and space gray
- Backlit touch surface that provides control for volume, play/pause
- Intelligent assistant that delivers a unique experience to each member of the family.
- Illuminates when Siri is invoked.
- A three-microphone arrangement for “Hey Siri,” and a fourth inward-facing microphone helps isolate sound coming from the speaker enabling ease in voice detection whilst the music is playing.
- Stream same music by assembling multiple HomePod mini speakers in different rooms all in perfect sync
- Works smoothly with iPhone to transfer music, answer calls, or deliver personalised listening suggestions, elevates the sound from Apple TV, plays music from a Mac etc.
- Seamless mesh fabric, created specifically for its acoustic
- Features acoustic waveguide for an immersive 360-degree audio experience.
- Amazing sound for listening to music.
- Designed to work with Apple Music, podcasts, iHeartRadio, radio.com, and TuneIn. Will very soon include music services like Pandora and Amazon Music.
- You can pick up an incoming call, listen to music on the Mac and even upgrade the TV experience by taking the sound from Apple TV.
- By placing two HomePod mini speakers in a single room, a stereo pair can be created to provide a soundstage experience, filling the space with rich, enveloping sound.
- HomePod mini turns up the computational audio without missing voice commands.
- High excursion force-cancelling passive radiators to enable amazing base response.
- Siri can recognize who is speaking inorder to tailor music and podcasts to their preference and respond to requests like checking messages, reminders, appointments, or making and answering phone calls.
- Turn off the lights, change the temperature, lock the doors, or set a scene through simple voice commands to Siri.
- Security and privacy only after “Hey Siri” is recognized locally on the device, or the user activates Siri by touch, will any information be sent to Apple servers.
- HomePod mini works with iPhone to complete requests on device without revealing the information to Apple.
- New Intercom feature provides a quick and easy way for family members to connect with each other at home.
- Intercom is compatible with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and CarPlay
- If you are listening to music on the mini and are about to step out, you can continue listening to it on your iPhone without missing a beat. How? Just get the iPhone close to HomePod mini.
- Very soon you will also be able to experience iPhone and HomePod mini connecting virtually as the sound transfers.
- Siri Shortcutsaccessible on HomePod mini. Running late for work, send command to start a pot of coffee, control a robot vacuum, add milk to the grocery list, and more.
- Ambient sounds like rain, a fireplace, a stream, and more to send the mood to focus, relax, or fall asleep.
- Find Myhelps locate misplaced Apple products like iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Apple Watch by playing a sound to point its location.
- Web searchresults from HomePod mini can be sent to the user’s iPhone directly.
- Music alarms – Start your morning on the right note. Wake up to your favorite song, playlist, or radio station from Apple Music.
- Customers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Spain, the UK, and the USwill be able to order HomePod mini starting from 5 a.m. PST on Friday, November 6. The availability will begin from November 16. HomePod mini will be available in China, Mexico, and Taiwanfrom later this year.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini
The iPhone on the other hand were a sweet revelation. iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini with 5G technology, will usher in a new era for the world’s best smartphone.
- Available in 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini
- The compact iPhone 12 mini is the smallest, thinnest, and lightest 5G smartphone in the world, packs all the technology of the new range.
- The products will be available in five colours like blue, green, black, white and red.
- Includes A14 Bionic the fastest chip in a smartphone. It is the first chip in the smartphone industry built on 5-nanometer process.
- A14 Bionic has the fastest CPU and GPU by up to 50%. It creates a console-quality gaming experience, computational photography with a great battery life.
- An advanced dual-camera system delivers new computational photography features and highest quality video.
- Ultra Wide camera and a new Wide camera with ƒ/1.6 aperture with 27 percent more light for low-light photos and videos.
- It is the first camera to shoot HDR video with Dolby Vision and only device in the world to aid an end-to-end Dolby Vision experience.
- Super Retina XDR display with Ceramic Shield front cover
- The MagSafe, offers high-powered wireless charging and accessories that can be easily attached to iPhone for a more efficient experience.
- 5G on iPhone provides faster downloads and uploads, supreme quality video streaming, responsive gaming, real-time interactivity in apps, FaceTime in high definition etc.
- No need to connect to public Wi-Fi hotspots.
- Broadest 5G coverage worldwide.
- Water resistant upto 6 meters for upto 30 minutes and you don’t have to worry anymore about coffee/tea/soda spillage as it is protected against these everyday spills.
- Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 will begin from Friday, October 16. Availability will begin from Friday, October 23. iPhone 12 mini will be available for pre-order from Friday, November 6, and in stores from Friday, November 13.
A new age design packed with the best that technology can provide. Every year Apple strives to improve and upgrade their designs for a seamless user-friendly experience. Hope you enjoyed the update!
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