Apple’s iPhone 12 series are the company’s new flagship smartphones for 2020. And for the first time, four new iPhones varying from iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The new iPhones 12 comes with a flat aluminium edge similar to those on iPhone 5 and the new iPads, but still retains the notch which house the selfie camera and faceID. It now comes with an OLED display apple calls Super Retina XDR but maintained the same 6.1-inch display as the iPhone 11 it replaces.
The display now has a higher 460ppi, 1200 nits brightness and supports HRD 10, Dolby Vision and HLG. Apple also showed off a glass protection which they described as ‘ceramic shield’ with better durability dropped protection.
iPhone 12 would be powered by A14 Bionic SoC, which is the first smartphone with a 5nm manufacturing process, Apple boast A14 would be 50% faster than leading SoCs in Android platforms.
Apple spent lots of time during the event discussing their arrival into 5G market. iPhone 12 would support Sub-6 and millimetre-wave. Although millimetre-wave support would be limited to certain regions only. To reduce unnecessary battery drain while maintaining battery performance, A ‘smart mode’ feature would be able to switch to LTE when needed to save battery and back to 5G when performance is needed.
IPhone 12 has a 12MP main camera with f1.6 aperture and a secondary 12MP ultrawide camera with f2.4 aperture. Thanks to a new 7 element lens and improved computational photography, Apple iphone 12 is expected to have great image quality and improved night mode performance on all the cameras this time (including the selfie camera).
Apple iPhone 12, which contains a “MagSafe” system with built-in magnets to guarantee that the iPhone properly lines up with supported MagSafe accessories. Cases, charges, and other accessories snap onto the iPhone 12 magnetically.
The smaller 5.4-inch model is called ‘iPhone 12 Mini’. And its everything the iPhone 12 is besides the smaller display and battery. iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini will come in black, white, blue, product red and green. Both would be available in the storage options between 64 GB, 128GB and 256GB and pricing for iPhone 12 Mini starts at $699 while iPhone 12 at $799.
When the iPhone starts shipping to customers on October 24, it would be shipped only, with a USB-C to lighting cable and no power brick. They (Apple) said it was a conscious move to push forward the companies’ environmental goal. I still done understand that part but there you have it. iPhone 12!