Apple has just unveiled the new iPhone 12 series with four new devices – the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Max Pro. The first iPhones powered by Apple’s 5nm A14 Bionic chip with 5G support.
The display is protected by Ceramic Shield which is said to be tougher than any glass. The company added a high-temperature crystallization step that grows nano-ceramic crystals within the matrix which gives it its strength. The iPhone 12 devices also have an IP68 rating which allows them to be submerged in water up to 6 meters for 30 minutes.
Under the hood, the new iPhone 12 series has the fastest A14 Bionic chip with up to 50% faster CPU and GPU than other smartphone chipsets. The new chip also has a 16-core Neural Engine for an 80% increase in performance.
The iPhone 12 devices will continue to come with the USB-C to Lightning cable but will not come with a power adapter and earbuds.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini
The iPhone 12 is built around a 6.1-inch all-screen Super Retina XDR display while the new iPhone 12 mini has a 5.4-inch version.
The two devices have a dual-camera setup with a 12MP ultra-wide camera f/2.4 aperture and 120-degree field of view alongside a 7-element 12MP wide f/1.6 aperture lens. The latter helps with low-light photography.
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini comes in four colors – black, white, green, blue, and (PRODUCT) RED, and will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models. Prices start at USD 799 and USD 699, respectively.
Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 begin on October 16 and will be available starting October 23. The iPhone 12 mini, on the other hand, can be pre-ordered starting November 6 and be in stores on November 13.
iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max are the bigger siblings at 6.1-inches and 6.7-inches, respectively. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the largest display on an iPhone with 2778×1284 resolution.
The Pro devices have an additional 12MP telephoto lens with 4x optical zoom and a LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) Scanner alongside the dual cameras in the iPhone 12 and 12 mini. The LiDAR Scanner improves AR experiences and assists in low light photos.
The two new Pro devices live up to its “Pro” name with the new Apple ProRAW mode which allows you to shoot RAW photos for better quality in editing. The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max is also able to record videos and edit videos in Dolby Vision HDR.
The latest iPhone Pro devices will come in four stainless steel finishes – graphite, silver, gold, and pacific blue. They will be available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB models. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at USD 999 and USD 1,099, respectively.
Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 Pro starts on October 16 and ships on October 23. The iPhone 12 Pro Max, on the other hand, will be available for pre-order on November 6 and will hit the shelves starting November 13.