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IPhone 12 may sell 80 million in 2020 and Apple removes the headset from all its phones except in France and increases the iPhone 12 by $ 30 in America and other news on the sidelines.

News on the sidelines the week of October 8-15


Apple is removing the charger and headphone from all phones, not just 12

Apple announced that all new iPhones will be without the charger and headphones, and that includes the new iPhone SE, iPhone Xr and iPhone 11, not just the iPhone 12. The Apple website in various countries, including Arab websites, has shown that the phone boxes will come with a phone with a USB cable C To Lightning only, charger and headphone removed.


Apple cuts the price of its fast charger and headset by $ 10

In conjunction with the removal of the charger and headphone from the boxes of the iPhone 12, Apple reduced the price of each of the 20W fast charger as well as the lightning port to $ 19 instead of $ 29 at a $ 10 reduction. It is reported that this 20-watt charger is the same that will be available in the case of the iPad Air.


IPhone 12 in France will come with a headset

The French Apple website showed a strange thing, which is that the iPhone will come without the charger only as part of the initiative to preserve the environment, unlike other countries. Apple's website revealed that all phones, including the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro, will come with a headphone C To Lightning with the phone as in the picture above, unlike the rest of the world, it will be without a headset and a charger. The reason may be the French law that prohibits selling a phone to children under 14 years old without a headset, as well as promoting a phone without a headset for this age group; Which makes it difficult for Apple to provide two versions, one without a headset for the elderly and the other with a headset for children.


The iPhone 12 mini, which is open to the networks, is priced at $ 729, not $ 699

In its conference two days ago, Apple said that the price of the iPhone 12 is $ 699 for the mini version and $ 799 for the traditional version. But later, the Apple website showed that if you want to get it at this price, you must buy the carrier version. The open version on all SIM-Free networks will cost you an additional $ 30, meaning the price of the Mini becomes $ 729 and the price of the iPhone 12 is $ 829. It is strange that Apple does not add this $ 30 to the price of the iPhone 12 Pro, as its price remains $ 999, whether the network version or the open version, as in the following picture:


Apple: The HomePod mini does not synchronize audio with its older brother, HomePod

Among the advantages that Apple said at the conference during the disclosure of the HomePod mini is that if there are more than one device in the same room, the sound will be synchronized, that is, play the same content so that the sound is stereoscopic. Later, Apple explained to reporters that the headphones must be the same category, meaning the mini version does not coincide with the large version. The same thing is the connection with Apple TV, where the TV can connect to two devices and broadcast audio to them, but they cannot be from the mini and the large version, but the two must be the same type. Apple said that the higher version includes the home theater feature to provide 5.1 and 7.1 audio and this feature is not present in the mini version.


As usual: Samsung makes fun of the iPhone because it is without a charger

As usual, Samsung mocked Apple as it posted on its official Facebook page the image of the charger at the top and said that Galaxy phones offer you all the basic things in smartphones, from charger, performance, memory, and even 120Hz screens. It is known that Samsung mocks Apple after each conference, and the following year imitated what Apple did, as it happened, and mocked the lack of a 3.5mm audio port.


Huawei is considering selling Honor

For more than a year, Huawei has been suffering from US sanctions, as it can no longer even manufacture processors with new technologies, and various supplier companies have avoided signing contracts with them in order to avoid US sanctions; Many questions began to appear, which is about his son Huawei, i.e. the company Honor; So why would America leave it without sanctions? But it seems that this matter did not last long and Huawei itself knew this, so press reports revealed that Huawei is in discussions with a number of Chinese companies such as Xiaomi Mi and TCL as well as a company, Digital China Group Co Ltd. According to Reuters, the deal was estimated at 25 billion yuan, or $ 3.7 billion. Other sources pointed out that the deal was not specified in the form of its value and that it may be between 15-25 billion yuan. The reason for the big difference is that Huawei wants the deal and the sale "in full cash" and not part of the exchange of shares, in order to avoid more problems.


Kuo analyst: iPhone 12 will outperform the 12 mini

Although many analysts said that the size of the iPhone Mini 5.4 will win a large segment, especially women because of its suitable size for the hand, but the famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo published his forecast and said that he expects the sales rates to be as follows:

  • IPhone 12 mini size of 5.4 inches, share of 20-25%
  • IPhone 12 size 6.1 inches share 40-45%
  • IPhone 12 Pro 6.1-inch share 15-20%
  • IPhone 12 Pro Max 6.7 inches 15-20% share
What do you think and do you agree with Meng Kuo in his expectations?

What is the secret of the unknown area at the edges of the iPhone 12

In the pictures before the conference, the iPhone appeared, and on the side a strange tape they said that it will be a smart charger like the one in the iPad Pro and allow it to connect to different keyboards. Indeed, at the conference, images of the device appeared in this unknown area, but one of the technical sites was able to obtain an explanation about it. It is not a smart charger, it is only for 5G mmWave networks antenna and it will be available on Apple phones of the American version because it is only supported. But the rest of the countries will not have the phone in this region because it is without use outside America.


The iPhone 12 Pro is coming with 6 GB of memory compared to the 4 in the iPhone 12

In our article the day before yesterday, a comparison between iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro -this link- We mentioned that until now we do not know whether there are differences in the processor and memory or not, and we have to wait until the device is released. But good news, as one of the developers noticed that the Xcode 12.1 programming program mentions that the iPhone 12 is coming with the traditional 4 GB memory, while the iPhone 12 Pro is coming with 6 GB memory in all storage capacities. The same was shown in Geekbench 5 test results.


Apple reveals AppleCare + pricing for new devices

Apple said that the AppleCare + service for HomePod Mini buyers will be only $ 15, as for the iPhone 12 mini and 12, the price is $ 149 for a regular subscription and $ 219 for a subscription to the service, in addition to insurance against theft and loss, and this applies to all categories of 12 mini and 12 mini 64 GB With a price of $ 699 and up to 12 256 capacity, a price of $ 949. For the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, the traditional subscription is $ 199 and the anti-theft subscription is $ 269.


Apple is expected to sell 80 million iPhone 12 before the end of 2020

Although the iPhone 12 will be partially released on October 23 and the 12 Mini and 12 Pro Max will be issued on November 13, that is, a month and a half before the end of the year, there have been reports that Apple is expected to sell more than 80 million phones before the end of this year, which is the number that Verify that it will be a record that no company has reached, not even Apple itself. It is reported that the figure of 80 million surpasses sales of the Samsung S and Note family of phones in more than a year.


Report: Apple is on the list of targeted companies from the European Union

A report by the Financial Times revealed that Apple is on a list compiled by the European Union of 20 major technology companies; This list is a list of companies with which the federation will focus on the coming period of laws and monitoring the conditions and extent of damage to small companies from them and whether they carry out monopolistic operations and other matters in order to improve the work environment and competitiveness, according to the report. So far, he did not know what laws would be issued, but he expected them to be in sharing data and approving any acquisitions.


Miscellaneous news

◉ Apple has sent GM beta versions of iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1 to developers. It is expected that the iPhone 12 and iPad Air will be issued with this system. It is expected that it will be available for download to users next Tuesday.

Sony announced that it will release an update to some of its TVs to add the Apple TV app.

◉ At the iPhone 12 conference, Apple said that Belkin will unveil accessories with MagSafe support; Indeed, hours after the conference, Belkin revealed a number of accessories, such as the multi-charger that appears in the following picture and has a price of $ 150 and will be available in the winter.

◉ Apple has updated iOS / iPadOS beta systems to the third beta version of 14.2, as well as Apple WatchOS 7.1, the third beta version. As well as the tenth version of macOS Big Sur 11.0.

◉ The Canadian company BestBuy showed that the iPad Air will be available for sale as of Friday, the 23rd of this month, the same day as the start of sales of the iPhone 12.

◉ Apple has updated copies of Disney movies that it makes available for purchase from the iTunes store, so that the 4K HDR version is available.

◉ Gartner published its PC sales analysis last quarter, which showed an improvement of 7.3% in Mac sales.

◉ DigiTimes reports that Apple's suppliers have reported an increase in demand this year, with an average of 20% on the iPad, compared to last year.

◉ Apple said MagSafe charger offers 15W charging speed; While conventional wireless charging will last at 7.5W.

◉ The Eurasian database showed Apple's registration of 8 new Mac computers, which enhances the chances of unveiling them at next month's conference.

◉ During the previous Apple Special Conference Detects iPhone 12 Twitter changed the like icon with circles similar to the conference logo.

◉ Apple decided to grant any new buyer of the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV and Mac devices a 3-month subscription to the Apple Arcade gaming service.

◉ One of the famous accounts in the leaks indicated that Apple postponed the launch of AirTags until March 2021, which is the same time that it is said to have delayed the launch of the iPad with a Mini-LED screen.

◉ Some tvOS 14 users revealed that 4K quality in the YouTube app is starting to appear.

◉ Watch a test to find out the intensity of the screen brightness of the 6th generation watch compared to the previous 5th generation.


This is not all the news on the sidelines, but we came to you with the most important of them, and it is not necessary for a non-specialist to occupy himself with all the wandering and incoming, there are more important things you do in your life, so do not make devices distract you or distract you from your life and your duties, and know that technology is there to make life easier And she helps you, and if she robbed you of your life and preoccupied you, then there is no need for her

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