Apple events are always full of small details that do not make it the main presentation. Some things are buried in footnotes and others in release notes. Yesterday’s event was no exception, so after getting the chance to dig a little deeper, here’s a selection of details of what Apple announced.

HomePod

iPhone 12

  • The location on the side of the iPhone 12 is the mmWave 5G antenna, which is only available in the United States.
  • Apple has emailed customers using the iPhone Upgrade application, which offers pre-approvals for upcoming pre-orders for the iPhone 1
    2 and 12 Pro, starting Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.
  • Apple has published a story on the developer’s website about creating apps for ARKit, RealityKit and using the LiDAR scanner.
  • IOS 14.1 beta includes the updated Home app with the new Discover tab that recommends HomeKit accessories to users.
  • Screen resolutions are everywhere with the new iPhones. It’s a little thought-provoking, but for the details, check out this Twitter thread from Steve Troughton-Smith and the chart from Joe Beninato.
  • Apple is giving away three months of Apple Arcade to anyone who buys an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV or Mac.

Accessories

  • Apple has reduced the price of EarPods by $ 10 to $ 19, and the 20W charger that replaces the 18W charger is $ 19, down from the $ 29 charged for the 18W version.
  • Belkin has announced a 3-in-1 MagSafe charging stand and a MagSafe car kit.

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