iOS14 is being officially released. We already know that the new operating system is compatible with the latest iPhone and iPod touch models that are already using last year's iOS 13. But how to know if your phone can get the update or not? Getting the latest on-Air operating system updates or patches are easy. All you have to do is to go to the Settings app on your phone. Then tap to General > software updates.
You will be getting the latest operating system out of the box, if you are going to buy or update your smartphone with any phone from iPhone 12 series. For the rest iPhone users, here is the list of all iPhone or iPod getting the latest iOS 14.
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone XS Max
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone SE (first generation)
iPhone SE (2020 - second generation)
iPod touch (seventh generation)
If you don't know which iPhone model you are using, and can't read the text on the back of an iPhone or it isn't there, you can check your phone model by going to General > About > Model. From there, tap once on the Model to reveal the phone's 'A' model number. Additionally, you can find the rough size of your iPhone's storage capacity (16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, etc) by opening the Settings app in iOS and navigating to General > About > Capacity. You can scan the Apple's own list to match your iPhone's A model with the corresponding list or you can search the following list to see which phone you are using.
A2275, A2298, A2296 - iPhone SE (2nd generation)
A2160, A2217, A2215 - iPhone 11 Pro
A2161, A2220, A2218 - iPhone 11 Pro Max
A2111, A2223, A2221 - iPhone 11
A1920, A2097, A2098, A2099, A2100 - iPhone XS
A1921, A2101, A2102, A2103, A2104 - iPhone XS Max
A1984, A2105, A2106, A2107, A2108 - iPhone XR
A1865, A1901, A1902 - iPhone X
A1864, A1897, A1898 - iPhone 8 Plus
A1863, A1905, A1906 - iPhone 8
A1661, A1784, A1785 - iPhone 7 Plus
A1660, A1778, A1779 - iPhone 7
A1723, A1662, A1724 - iPhone SE (1st generation)
A1634, A1687, A1699 - iPhone 6S Plus
A1633, A1688, A1700 - iPhone 6S
A1522, A1524, A1593 - iPhone 6 Plus
A1549, A1586, A1589 - iPhone 6
A1453, A1457, A1518, A1528, A1530, A1533 - iPhone 5
Apple held its ‘Time Flies' event on September 15, 2020, to release a range of new devices and updates. The main highlights were the Apple Watch and iPad, as expected, while the new iPhone 12 didn't make an appearance. We have already talked about its release date, pricing, and a few leaked features. The Apple event was held yesterday, starting at 10 am PDT. If you have missed the event for some reason, you can still watch it on second-generation Apple TV or YouTube.
Some of the major announcements were Apple Watch Series 6, a new feature called family setup, Apple Fitness++, Apple One, and Apple iPad. There were two iPads. There was an update to the entry-level Apple iPad. This gets updated to the A12 Bionic so it's going to be more powerful and fast than the previous model. There is a new iPad Air, which borrows some features from the iPad Pro. The device is powered by a new and fast A14 Bionic processing chip inside and has a 10.9-inch display with a TouchID button on the side of the display. There is a USB-C port and it supports the Apple Pencil.
Apple One is the company's new way of bundling up Apple services into a small package for a monthly subscription package. There will be other options for packages covering the essential other features like Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and access to 50GB of iCloud storage for just $14.5 a month through to a family version. At the top end, you can get a 2TB of iCloud storage and access to News+ and Fitness+ too - but that would cost you $29.95 a month.
Apple Fitness is a great option for anyone interested in Apple's health-related services. The subscription service is based around the Apple watch and will let you find and do workouts, according to the user's requirements. You will be able to get coaching from fitness trainers on your Apple Tv, iPhone, or iPad, while your watch tracks your metrics and displays those on the screen. This seems great for today's age where everyone is worried about their health.
Apple introduced a new series in the Apple watch SE. This isn't the same as Apple Watch 6, but it does get the new altimeter. It's going to be more like an affordable version of Apple watch 6. The star of the Apple event was the Apple watch series 6. There weren't many design changes, but adds a new headline feature, blood oxygen saturation monitoring.
With the latest device, you get a brighter display which even works great outdoors. Apple watch series 6 is much more powerful than its predecessor due to the latest processor. You can even measure your blood oxygen level with the new revolutionary sensor and app. Take an ECG anytime, anywhere. See your fitness metrics at a glance on your wrist for a healthier, more active, and active life.
Apple events may be starting in a few hours today, but as per leaks, there is a slim chance that the company will unveil its new iPhone 12 at this event. Instead, the company's next event due on September 15 is expected to launch the Apple Watch 6 and iPad Air 4. Leaks suggest that the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 pro will be releasing later in the year at a different event. That's just a leak though, and we have to see how the event turns out.
The new iPhone series is to be launched as three phones. These phones would be called the iPhone 12 max, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 pro max. These might include the latest 5G technology as well as the 5G networks rolling out in almost every country now. The 5G iPhone would be more future-proof than a regular 4G device.
So, when will the iphone12 be released? The expected date is the next event Apple would be hosting. Like many other events, we can expect it to be an online event that goes live at 10 am PT / 1 pm EST / 6 pm BST (4 am AEDT on September 16 in Australia). This means we have to wait till October, or more precisely on Tuesday, October 13.
Another leak suggests that pre-orders for iPhone 2 and iPhone 12 max would open the same week, probably the same day of the event. The new iPhone 2 range probably won't be the same. The iPhone 12 4G is reported to have a $540 price tag whereas the highest tier of the iPhone 12 pro max would be around $1000+.
The phones are going to have a glass rear side, but the edges are expected to be more squared. Some suggest that the upper tier of the iPhone 12 series will have flat stainless steel edges. A few reports surf on the internet about the smaller iPhone around old iPhones. The phone will debut a navy blue on its top-end models with midnight green color. iPhone 12 comes in a 5.4-inch display whereas the iPhone 12 Pro max goes up to a 6.7-inch display.
The phones will come with a wide camera, ultra-wide camera, telephoto camera, and LiDAR scanner. The phone came from a build of iOS 14 and is backed by multiple sources. The iPhone 12 might have a 64MP primary camera. For videos, it can shoot both 4K footages at 120fps and 4k slow-motion footage at 240fps.
No matter, if you are an Apple user or Android fan, the Apple launch event is exciting for anyone interested in the latest technology. There were some doubts about the Apple 2020 event this year due to the coronavirus situation, but as the world is learning to live with the virus, we have the official dates for the event. An Apple event is going to be held this month on 15. To keep everyone safe and hassle-free, the event will be held completely online. We are expecting that company would launch the iPhone 12 series, or a few other devices, such as the new iPad and Apple watch.
Here is how you can watch it virtually. Apple event will take place online on Tuesday 15 September 2020 sharp at 10 AM or follow the different regional timings:
West Coast US: 10 am PDT
East Coast US: 1 pm EDT
UK: 6 pm BST
Central Europe: 7 pm CEST
China (Beijing): 1 am CST (16 September)
Japan: 2am JST (16 September)
Australia (Sydney): 3 am AEST (16 September)
Last year, Apple live-streamed its event on its official website and YouTube channel. This time, it will be the same. You can also watch it on your second-generation Apple TV, by going through the Apple Events app from the App Store for the Apple TV, or stream from your iOS device via AirPlay. Mark Gurman from Bloomberg tweeted that he doesn't think that Apple is going to launch Apple 12 family in this event. According to him, this event is to announce the iPad and Apple watch. The official invite is tagged with the phrase "Time Flies", which makes more sense if its watch related. As Apple hasn't mentioned any detail on the devices its planning to release on the Event, we have to wait and see.
Apple is planning to start making the iPhone 12 locally in India, according to a report. The new iPhone manufacturing plan will be initiated by Apple's partner Wsitron somewhere around the summer next year. The company is already assembling several of its existing iPhones models in the country. These include the iPhone 11 and iPhone XR as well as some of the old phones such as the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7. Wistron started to assemble an iPhone in India almost three years ago in 2017.
The report hasn't been confirmed by the company itself, but the people working with Apple India said that the manufacturing would take place at the Karnataka site. Wistron is also reported to start manufacturing of the iPhone SE 2020 in the country by the end of 2020. This new plan is also required to hire more workers and as reported by Business Standard, Wistron might hire some 10,000 people at the new facility in phases to expand the local manufacturing process. The facility, however, at present has around 1,000 workers. This means they have to invest a large amount to make this possible.
According to a separate report by the new Indian Express, the new facility is situated in Narasapura of Kolar district that is in Karnataka and about 70 kilometers from Bengaluru. This is the second-largest facility by the company in the country after the first facility at Bengaluru where iPhones are already manufactured and shipped to market for sale. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad earlier this month revealed that Apple's contract manufacturers Foxconn, Wistron, and Pegatron had applied for a $6.64 billion (roughly Rs. 49,768 crores) scheme under the government's production-linked incentive (PLI) plan to embrace and expand local manufacturing in the country.