Apple today unveiled four new iPhones. During the Apple Event called ‘Hi, Speed’, the company showed the iPhone 12 series, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max and the iPhone 12 Mini for the first time. All models have support for the 5g network this year.
iPhone 12 series
The iPhone 12 series uses the new Apple A14 Bionic. This chipset is again considerably faster than the chipset of the previous models. This 5nm chip is up to 50 percent faster than chips from other smartphones, according to Apple. In addition, not only the iPhone 12, but all models in the new series are equipped with 5G support. The new devices also run on iOS 14.
The regular model has a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display. Apple is committed to sustainability with this new device. The screen is equipped with a new protective layer called ‘Ceramic Shield’. This should ensure that the screen is less likely to break.
The cameras have been upgraded. For example, the iPhone 12 has two twelve-megapixel cameras, a main camera and an ultra-wide-angle lens respectively. The sensors have a larger aperture. You should be able to take better photos in an environment with little light. There is also an improved night mode and also the possibility to make time-lapse videos at night.
A handy extra on the iPhone 12 is ‘MagSafe’. By means of a magnet (in combination with various sensors and chips such as NFC) you can easily charge wirelessly, use a cover or place your credit card in a slot on the back. Thanks to the magnet, all kinds of accessories can be used universally on all devices in the iPhone 12 series. And as you can read above. Yes, you can charge wirelessly on the iPhone 12 Series.
In the context of sustainability, you will not find a charger and earplugs in the box. Apple applies the principle that everyone now has these accessories. Of course you can always buy them separately.
iPhone 12 Mini
Is the regular iPhone 12 just a bit too big for you? Apple is also coming out with a smaller version called the iPhone 12 Mini. You have the same chipset, cameras and all other functions of the iPhone 12, but in a smaller device. You do have to miss TouchID and you get FaceID on this device. The iPhone 12 Mini has a 5.4-inch screen. Smaller and also cheaper. According to Apple, the 12 Mini is the smallest 5g phone at the moment.
iPhone 12 Pro
For those looking for just that little bit extra in the iPhone 12, there is the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The Pro model has a 6.1-inch OLED screen and the Pro Max comes with a 6.7-inch OLED screen. Apple mainly focuses on the photo and video options of both devices. For example, an extra camera lens has been added there. This telephoto lens allows you to optically zoom in up to 4x to bring subjects even closer to you. On the Pro Max model, this even goes up to 5x optical zoom. The wide-angle camera with an aperture of f / 1.6 will improve photo and video performance in low light by 27 percent. And great for the professionals. You will soon be able to shoot photos in the .raw format with Apple ProRAW. Apple ProRAW will be available later this year.
The Pro series features a new LiDAR scanner for measuring light distance. This provides faster and more realistic AR experiences and six times faster autofocus in low-light conditions. There are also the necessary improvements in the field of videos. For example, you can make HDR videos with Dolby Vision and record up to 60 frames per second.
Price and availability
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini are available in five aluminum versions, namely blue, green, black, white and red. You can pre-order the iPhone 12 from 16 October. The device will be in stores from 23 October. The iPhone 12 Mini can be preordered from November 6 through Apple.com and will be in stores a week later on November 13. Both devices are available with 64 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB storage memory. The iPhone 12 is available from 909 euros. The iPhone 12 Mini will soon be available from 809 euros.
The iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max will soon be available in models with 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB in the colors graphite, silver, gold and pacific blue. Prices start from 1159 euros for the Pro model and 1259 euros for the Pro Max. The iPhone 12 Pro will be in stores at the same time as the iPhone 12. The iPhone 12 Pro Max a little later, namely at the same time as the 12 Mini on November 6 (preorder) and November 13 (available).