Apple Unveils The iPhone 12 Range!
Staff Writer / 20-10-2020 / News and tips reviews
Apple has finally unveiled the long-awaited iPhone 12 range this month, showing off four new 5G capable models that will be available to order in November, including an iPhone Mini!
One of the biggest surprises from the launch event was the design, which is a clear successor to the industrial, angular contours of the iPhone 4 and 5, leaving many to speculate whether Apple has indeed run out of new design ideas. Despite this more retro-style Apple has chosen for the iPhone 12 range, it’s what’s inside these phones that really counts.
Let’s take a look at the entire range:
The iPhone 12 Mini
This is the first time that an iPhone has been given the “mini” moniker after years of Apple using it to define a segment of their other products like iPods and iPads.
As the name suggests, the new Apple iPhone 12 Mini is smaller than its siblings with a 5.4-inch screen which fills the entire front of the device, except of course for that notch.
This isn’t some stripped down version of the iPhone 12 either - it features the same new A14 Bionic chip, a rear dual-camera, glass black and aluminium body, including the 4x stronger Ceramic Shield glass screen and MagSafe wireless charging.
The iPhone 12 Mini will cost $699 in the US.
The iPhone 12
The mid-range iPhone 12 replaces last year’s iPhone 11, but is 11% thinner, features a new 6.1-inch OLED display, the A14 Bionic chip, as well as an aluminium body and glass back.
The iPhone 12 sports a new 12-megapixel dual-camera system on the rear with normal and ultrawide lenses, as well as a TrueDepth selfie camera on the front. All of the phone’s cameras use Apple’s Night Mode for shooting incredible photos in low-light conditions.
The iPhone 12 also comes fitted with the new, stronger Ceramic Shield screen glass technology and MagSafe wireless charging.
The iPhone 12 will cost $799 in the US.
The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
The iPhone 12 Pro has a 6.1-ince OLED screen while the new iPhone 12 Pro Max has a pocket-busting 6.7-inch OLED screen, the largest ever to be found on an iPhone.
Both of these iPhone 12 Pro models feature upgraded rear triple-camera systems equipped with ultrawide, normal and telephoto lenses, as well as a lidar-based depth-sensing scanner that can measure the distance of objects up to 5 metres away from you, which is geared specifically for AR apps and games.
Like the other phones in the range, the iPhone 12 Pro models include the new A14 Bionic chip, MagSafe wireless charging and stainless-steel bodies with Ceramic Shield glass on the front. They also have an IP68 water-resistance rating and can withstand depths of up to 6 metres for 30 minutes.
The iPhone 12 Pro will cost $999 and the iPhone 12 Pro Max will cost $1,099 in the US.
It’s important to note that, despite the hefty price tags, none of the iPhone 12 models ship with a charger or headphones in the box, so you’re looking at an additional expense if your old charger or headphones are damaged or broken. You’ll also need to invest in a compatible case if you want to take advantage of the MagSafe features without having to remove your cover each time.
The entire iPhone 12 range will be available to order in November, but local prices have not yet been revealed.