At the moment is iPhone 12 and iPad Air launch day, however don’t anticipate speedy delivery

As beforehand introduced, Apple has begun delivery orders of the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Professional, and redesigned iPad Air, with the primary orders arriving right now. That is the launch day for all three merchandise, and new orders are now not thought-about preorders on Apple’s web site. The merchandise are additionally out there in Apple’s retail shops right now.

Word, although, that right now marks the day the first preorders are ending up in customers’ arms. Shortly after these merchandise went on sale, delivery dates for brand spanking new on-line orders started to creep past the discharge date and into November. And on the time of this writing, new orders of the iPhone 12 Professional fashions are delivery in the US between November 13 and 20, Apple’s web site says, and the iPhone 12 is delivery between November 2 and 4. The iPad Air is delivery someday between November 12 and 18.

Apple has but to start delivery the smallest and largest new iPhone fashions—the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini and the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Professional Max. Solely the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Professional are going out right now. The opposite sizes will likely be out there in November, Apple says, together with the brand new HomePod mini sensible speaker.

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Apple pushes out iOS 14.1, iMovie updates, and extra

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Enlarge / The assorted colour choices of the iPhone 12. (credit score: Apple)

This week, Apple has launched a variety of software program updates to pave the way in which for tomorrow’s iPhone 12 launch. Amongst them: iOS and iPadOS 14.1, and updates to iMovie and GarageBand for iOS.

iOS 14.1 provides assist for the varied new iPhone 12-specific options, plus a variety of bug fixes. Many of the bug fixes repair UI bugs that shipped with iOS 14 final month. iPadOS 14.1 contains among the identical bug fixes.

Each updates are the second to return since iOS 14, after iOS and iPadOS 14.0.1. The replace instantly previous to this one fastened a bug that precipitated customers’ default mail and browser apps to reset when a tool was turned off or restarted. Nevertheless, customers have since discovered that their preferences are additionally being reset when App Retailer updates happen. iOS 14.1 doesn’t handle that difficulty.

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iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Professional, and iPad Air orders have begun

Preorders started immediately for 3 main new Apple merchandise: the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Professional, and iPad Air. All these units can be found for order on Apple’s web site, however none is transport immediately.

The deliberate ship dates for all of those units was October 23, however some are already backed up into November. In some circumstances, it will depend on the configuration that you simply select. On the time of this writing, some iPhone 12 and iPad Air configurations are transport later, however others are nonetheless itemizing October 23 because the ship date. Alternatively, each iPhone 12 Professional configuration we checked out guarantees to ship both later in October or someday in November.

Moreover, Apple appears to have normalized the price of the iPhone throughout all carriers after an preliminary uproar in regards to the cellphone being introduced at a barely cheaper value level on AT&T and Verizon.

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iPad (2020) micro-review: Battle-tested and greater than quick sufficient

Final month, Apple revealed and launched the Eighth-generation iPad. You might need forgotten; it was overshadowed by a radically redesigned iPad Air, two new Apple Watches, and different bulletins from the corporate. However nonetheless, that is prone to be one of the fashionable iPads, if not the hottest in Apple’s lineup due to one factor: worth.

At $329 with 32GB of storage and $429 with 128GB, it is going to be ubiquitous in environments the place cutting-edge options aren’t referred to as for, like point-of-sale, industrial use, and in colleges. Nevertheless it’s additionally going to be a content material consumption machine for a big selection of shoppers.

All that mentioned, there’s little or no completely different about this yr’s iPad in comparison with the final. In truth, all of it comes all the way down to efficiency. So we’ll go over simply that at present, together with a number of fast notes on the way it compares to the earlier mannequin.

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Liveblog: All of the information from Apple’s “Time Flies” occasion—Tuesday, 9/15, at 1pm ET

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Enlarge / The important thing picture that goes with this month’s occasion. (credit score: Apple)

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At 10:00am Pacific time (1pm Jap) on Tuesday, September 15, Apple reps will take the stage—seemingly in an in any other case empty Steve Jobs Theater at Apple’s headquarters—to announce new merchandise. Usually right now of 12 months, these merchandise are new iPhones and Apple Watch fashions, however within the time of COVID-19, nothing is for certain.

In any case, Ars Technica might be liveblogging the proceedings and sharing all of the information from the occasion in actual time, similar to we at all times do.

Stories and rumors have pointed to a broad vary of latest Apple merchandise anticipated by the top of the 12 months, together with 4 new iPhones with new designs, 5G, and (at the very least in some fashions) new 3D sensors, and one and even two new Apple Watches—one successor to the Sequence 5, and one cheaper different meant to compete with Fitbit.

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