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Apple Event 

  • iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro
  • Mini is a new form factor thank god – lots of pretty colours
  • New Ceramic glass 
  • MagSafe – a whole bunch of new accessories 
  • Pro video is insane, 10bit Dolby vision HDR 
  • Also new HomePod mini – intercom is cute – no support for Spotify. 
  • No headphones or charging cable in the box 
  • Combo Touch ID / power button from the new iPad Air didn’t make it to the iPhone this year.

Apple simultaneously talked up and downplayed 5g

  • Australian pricing:
  • iPhone 12 mini A$1199
  • iPhone 12 A$1349
  • iPhone 12 Pro A$1699
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max $1849
  • HomePod mini is A$149

Will Australian telcos work with 5G bands? 

Facebook is growing up, just in time? *gestures at everything* 

  • https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-12/facebook-to-ban-posts-that-deny-holocaust-in-reversal-of-policy 
  • https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/13/facebook-bans-anti-vax-ads.html
  • https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/oct/13/facebook-vaccine-ads-ban 

Staying with Facebook, Messenger has been updated with better integration with Instagram, making it harder for the doj to break up the company?

  • Looks like Facebook kids – i.e. fugly
  • https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/13/messengers-latest-update-brings-new-features-cross-app-communication-with-instagram/