This week, we saw Apple announce the next generation of iPhones at its virtual event, with a focus on the company’s first 5G devices.

In Vergecast tradition, The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Dan Seifert dedicate an episode to the announcements and dive deep into the features of the new products — from the multiple iPhone 12s to the new HomePod mini.

Why is Apple listing carrier prices instead of its own? Is 5G really here? Is MagSafe for the iPhone an indication that the charging port will soon be removed? Is removing chargers from the box as good for the environment as Apple says? At what point in the video capturing process does the phone convert videos to Dolby Vision? These are the questions they discuss on this week’s Vergecast.

You can listen to the full discussion here or in your preferred podcast player to hear it all.

Stories from this week:

  • Apple’s iPhone 12 event: the 7 biggest announcements
  • Apple announces iPhone 12 with OLED screen and 5G speeds
  • iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max announced with larger displays, updated design, and 5G
  • Apple announces iPhone 12 mini, the ‘smallest and lightest 5G phone in the world’
  • Apple’s new iPhone 12 line-up comes with a ceramic-hardened display
  • Apple’s new iPhones won’t ship with earbuds or wall chargers
  • Apple cuts EarPods and iPhone charger prices by $10 after it stops bundling them
  • Apple’s iPhone 12 can wirelessly charge twice as fast, but only with a MagSafe charger
  • Apple’s revived MagSafe charging standard opens the door for a portless iPhone
  • The iPhone 12 Pro Max could be Apple’s biggest camera jump in years
  • Breaking down Apple’s three new iPhone 12 camera systems
  • Here’s how you’ll know when you’re on Verizon’s fast or slow 5G on an iPhone 12
  • The iPhone 12’s mysterious groove is a 5G mmWave antenna window — and it’s exclusive to the US
  • Apple’s iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini cost $30 extra for anyone who’s not an AT&T or Verizon customer
  • Apple announces smaller HomePod mini for $99
  • Apple’s HomePod will soon support Dolby Atmos with the Apple TV 4K
  • Beats announces $50 Beats Flex earbuds with USB-C and 12-hour battery life

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