apple has announced four iPhone 12 models, all with 5G capability. the four new devices are as follows: iPhone 12 mini; iPhone 12; iPhone 12 pro; and iPhone 12 pro max. all models feature expansive edge-to-edge super retina XDR displays for a brighter, more immersive viewing experience, and a ceramic shield front cover. the devices also introduce MagSafe, offering wireless charging capabilities and accessories that easily attach to the phone. ‘the apple-designed A14 bionic, the fastest chip in a smartphone, powers every experience on iPhone 12, and coupled with an advanced dual-camera system, delivers meaningful new computational photography features and the highest quality video in a smartphone,’ apple explains.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in five aluminum finishes: blue, green, black, white, and (PRODUCT)RED. iPhone 12 has a diagonal screen size of 6.1 inches (155mm), while iPhone 12 mini has a diagonal screen size of 5.4 inches (137mm). both models come with three capacity options: 64GB; 128GB; or 256GB. iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini, described by apple as the smallest, thinnest, and lightest 5G smartphone in the world, have an IP68 rating for water resistance up to 6 meters for up to 30 minutes, and are protected against ‘everyday spills’. prices start at $799 USD for iPhone 12 and $699 USD for iPhone 12 mini. a full list of specifications can be seen here.
‘the arrival of 5G marks the beginning of a new era for iPhone and we’re thrilled to bring these impressive new capabilities to our customers with iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini,’ says greg joswiak, apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing. ‘available in two great sizes, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini take design to a new level in a new form factor that’s as beautiful as it is durable, and makes it easier than ever for customers to find the perfect iPhone to fit their lifestyle.’
MagSafe wireless charging introduces an ‘ecosystem’ of accessories that complement iPhone 12 models. featuring an array of magnets around the wireless charging coil, MagSafe chargers provide up to 15W of power, while still accommodating existing qi-enabled devices. charging solutions include the MagSafe charger and MagSafe duo charger for use with iPhone and apple watch, as well as new silicone, leather, and clear cases that easily snap onto the back of iPhone.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini boast an advanced camera system that features the ‘ultra wide’ camera and a new ‘wide’ camera with an ƒ/1.6 aperture, the fastest yet on iPhone, providing 27% more light. meanwhile, ‘night mode’ and ‘deep fusion’ are now present on all cameras for improved photos in any environment. pre-orders for iPhone 12 begin october 16, with availability beginning october 23, 2020. iPhone 12 mini will be available for pre-order beginning november 6, and in stores beginning november 13, 2020.