Earlier this week Apple held their “Hi, Speed” event. On Sunday I made my predictions for what I thought we would see. I made 16 predictions for this event, so let us see how well I did with my predictions for this event.
iPad Air order and release date – 100%
Unfortunately, I got these two predictions wrong. Apple did not provide a release date, nor an order date at the event. It was announced as a press release the morning of Friday, October 16th, that iPad Airs were available for order that day and would be available on October 23rd.
iPhone 12 mini/iPhone 12/iPhone 12 Pro/iPhone 12 Pro Max – 100%
I got all four of these correct since Apple announced four different phones, the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
iPhone 12 Screen Sizes (Four Predictions) – 100%
I predicted that there would be three different size screens. The iPhone mini at 5.4 inches, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro at 6.1-inches, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max at 6.7-inches. All four of these were correct as these were the screen sizes.
iPhone 12 new blue color – 95%
There is indeed a new iPhone 12 color called Blue.
iPhone 12 Pro Max new blue color – 95%
I got this one correct as well. There is a new iPhone Pro/Pro Max blue color, Pacific Blue.
All four models having 5G – 90%
Yes, all four iPhone 12/12 Pro models have 5G connections in them. I will be interested in seeing how well 5G works compared to 4G with the same phone in the same locations.
HomePod mini available in November – 90%
Yes, the HomePod mini is available for pre-order on November 6th, with a release date the week of November 16th. I am quite interested in the HomePod mini and will likely end up ordering a couple of them.
HomePod mini for $99 – 90%
Yes, the HomePod mini is available for $99 in either white or black.
Big Sur release date – 90%
Unfortunately, I got this one wrong. No release date for macOS Big Sur has been released. You can pre-order either of the e-books for my macOS Big Sur book. You can pre-order macOS Big Sur for Users, Administrators, and Developers on Apple Books or Amazon Kindle for $3.99.
Out of 16 predictions, I got 13 correct. This is probably the best I have done at 81.25% being correct. With no release date for macOS Big Sur and no announcement of new Macs running Apple Silicon, I am guessing that there might be one last event sometime in November. I guess we will know soon enough. If there is indeed an event, then I will have another prediction post for what we will see at that event.
In the meantime, be sure to check out the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Availability posts for availability of the latest iPhones. You can also get all of the details of the event in my event recap post.