New iPhone 12 unveiled, new gadget, release dates and everything else you need to know from Apple event

Apple has finally unveiled its new iPhone 12 plus a brand new gadget.

The Apple ‘Hi, Speed’ event took place on Tuesday night where the company also confirmed that its new flagship smartphone will be its first to work on faster 5G networks.

There will be four version of the brand new model and that’s not all that has been announced, the Mirror reports.

The company also introduced a new gadget that you may want for you home.

The HomePod Mini is a brand new, revamped version of the HomePod speaker which went on sale in 2018.

Here’s everything you need to know about the new iPhone 12, the HomePod Mini, plus the release dates.

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini

The first new iPhones to be unveiled were the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini.

Both smartphones feature 5G and have identical features.



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The new iPhone 12

The main difference is, of course, their size.

The iPhone 12 has a 6.1-inch display, while the iPhone 12 Mini is Apple’s smallest smartphone yet, with a tiny 5.4-inch display.

The iPhone 12 is priced £799 and will be available for pre-order from October 16, with availability from October 23.

If the iPhone 12 Mini sounds more like your thing you will unfortunately have longer to wait.

The iPhone 12 Mini is priced at £699 and will be available for pre-order from November 6, before being available in stores from November 13.

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

Apple then introduced us to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.



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iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

Like with the other two models, they both have 5G.

The difference is the iPhone 12 Pro has a 6.1-inch display, while the Pro Max

iPhone 12 got a major leak just before launch day: Details on price and release dates

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Apple’s official event is Tuesday, but possible leaks about the next iPhone — widely expected to be called the iPhone 12 — continue to come out. Leaker Kang posted on Chinese social media site Weibo that there will be four models of iPhones that range in price from $699 to $1,099, according to The Verge. 

The models include an iPhone 12 Mini with a 5.4-inch display, which starts at $699 and will be available for preorder on Nov. 6 or 7 with retail availability of Nov. 13 or 14. The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will start at $799 and be available to preorder on Oct. 16 or 17, with release on Oct. 23 or 24. Both models come with storage options ranging from 64 gigabytes to 256GB. 

The higher-end models include the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro, which costs $999 and include a telephoto lens with 4X optical zoom and a lidar sensor for depth tracking, similar to the new iPad Pros. Preorders reportedly begin on Oct. 16 or 17, with release on Oct. 23 or 24. The 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max will start at $1,099, and include the lidar sensor and a telephoto lens with 5X optical zoom. It’ll be available for preorder on Nov. 13 or 14, with a release date on Nov. 20 or 21. Both models will storage options ranging from 128GB to 512GB. 

Kang also notes that Apple will sell a HomePod Mini for $99, as well as introduce a MagSafe charger, using the same branding as the magnetic charging cables found in its older MacBook laptops. 

An Apple spokesman wasn’t

Last-minute leak showed Apple’s prices and release dates

As we get closer to the Oct. 13 iPhone 12 launch date, the leaks just keep on coming. The latest, from leaker Kang, confirms that Apple will release four phone sizes within the iPhone 12 lineup, all with 5G support. The leak also touched on price and release date, among other details. We’ve summarized all the rumors and leaks below. Until Tuesday’s virtual Apple event (which you can watch live from home starting at 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. BST), all we can do is speculate.



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The current iPhone 11. Angela Lang/CNET

While we usually see new flagship iPhones in September, the COVID-19 outbreak has forced suppliers in China to shut down or operate on limited capacity. This affected not only Apple’s inventory in September, but it may affect sales, too. Apple also closed its US retail stores, though now some have reopened in limited ways. All this culminated with Apple confirming there would be a delay for the iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Mini. 

Every iPhone 12 feature we expect Apple to announce

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Despite such disruptions and Apple’s veil of secrecy, there are some things we do know about the iPhone 12. From what we’ve seen of iOS 14 (which is available for download now), we can expect the phone to have software features like widgets, app libraries and picture-in-picture. Unofficial hardware rumors include 3D depth sensing on its rear cameras and new screen sizes. Adding 5G  connectivity would also make sense considering Apple’s main rival, Samsung, launched several 5G phones this year, including the recent Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, as well as the flagship Galaxy S20 phones. The later

NBA 2K21 PS5 And Xbox Series X And S Release Dates Confirmed

It’s official.

NBA 2K21 will be a launch title for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S. On Tuesday, 2K tweeted the confirmed dates for release on its next-gen version that coincides with the launch day for the new consoles.

Along with confirming November 10, 12 and 19th as the big days globally, 2K also slid in what is presumably the first real screen shot of the game.

This image of Zion Williamson yelling appears to be on par with the visual quality of some of the celebrity recreations we’ve seen on next-gen hardware.

The release of the date and the screenshot suggests the first trailer should be coming pretty soon. The latest patch that impacted current-gen might be the last major update before the next-gen release.

It tackled most of the first versions most pressing issues, though there are still members of the community that are dissatisfied. At some point, there needs to be a transition to offer the proper support to the next-gen launch.

2K devs are likely working feverishly to prepare the next-gen version for its debut, and hoping to head off any potential game-breaking issues that could hurt gamers’ experience on their first day with their brand-new system.

It will be interesting to see if Madden and FIFA are also launch titles for both the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, because it will make for a monumental week in sports video gaming.

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How Risky Is It REALLY to Change Your Article Dates for SEO?

Fresh content still is powerful currency when it comes to search.

Ever since Google’s Freshness update, the more recent and relevant your content is, the higher its chances to rank in SERPs.

But what about the “appearance” of freshness?

What happens when a website tweaks old content a bit and changes the date on an article from 2014 to today?

What are the SEO benefits – and the consequences?

Most importantly, how do you keep “evergreen content” – content that’s meant to withstand the test of time – current and relevant year after year?

In this article, I’ll answer these questions by examining how key influencers in the SEO and digital marketing industry treat date stamps.

I’ll also discuss my strategy for combating outdated content.

Why Change Article Dates?

Let’s start at the beginning.

First off, as explained by Google’s Martin Splitt, it’s preferable to update an old page, rather than create a new one with very similar content.

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But going beyond webpage updates, date manipulation can be quite an effective way to attract some attention on the SERP.

Easiest example: somebody is searching around for keyword research guides.

They come across this kind of SERP.

How Risky Is It REALLY to Change Your Article Dates for SEO?

Obviously the keyword research guides listed here weren’t actually originally posted in 2020.

However, since keyword research is very dependent on the freshest information available, a user will naturally gravitate towards the most current results.

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This means that the benefit of updating your content regularly is two-fold.

First, it appeals to users, because we naturally want to read the most current and up-to-date information.

This means date updates increase CTR, one of the essential SEO metrics.

Second, depending on the competitive vertical, the search engine itself might understand that being current is paramount.

Then the page