Apple has finally done the needful by announcing its highly anticipated iPhone 12 series.
The mobile giant unveiled the new iPhone line during its virtual event themed “Hi-Speed.”
While the event was held later than usual, the wait was worth the while.
Apple, in line with several leaked blog posts, rolled out four different models of its flagship iPhones.
These models include iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The iPhone 12 mini model doubles as the base model.
Also, it’s the first time Apple is using the “mini” moniker on its iPhone line.
Beyond the obvious disparity in terms of size, the new iPhones mostly share similar specifications.
Some common features include the 5G connectivity, an A14 Bionic chip and a new ceramic-hardened display.
According to the mobile giant, the new ceramic-hardened display is dubbed as a “ceramic shied.”
Apple informed that the ceramic shied is tougher than any conventional smartphone glass.
As such, it can resist damages from a drop four times better than the usual durability.
Just before we look into each of the iPhones, here is the full list of specifications across the board:
In addition, the new iPhones also share the same OLED display.
Not just that, they all share the same or perhaps got the new iPad Pro design.
We feel the design is classic, and of course, a revisit of the old style.
Recall that the earlier iPhone 4 and 5 share similar looks except for a few disparities.
Interestingly, all four iPhone 12 models share the same 12-megapixel (f/1.6) main camera.
For record purposes, these devices are equipped with the fastest aperture in any iPhone yet.
Also, Apple introduced a new feature called magnetic MagSafe connector across the iPhone lines.
The MMS connector supports wireless chargers including any Qi-enabled devices and magnetic cases or accessories.
However, a prominent feature is missing.
Apple omitted the popular 120GHz high screen refresh rate from the latest iPhone lines.
Apple is known for coming late to the party, and it’s not a different case with this.
iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12
The iPhone 12 mini is the first of its kind by name, and partially by nature.
Apple claims that the phone is the smallest, lightest, and thinnest 5G phone globally.
Measuring at 5.4-inches, the phone squeezes in a larger OLED display.
In comparison, the device’s display is bigger than the 4.7-inches found in iPhone SE.
Overall, there’s a significant reduction in the bezel found around the iPhone 12 mini display.
That way, the device looks bigger and smaller at the same time.
Also, the iPhone 12 mini features a screen resolution put at 2340 X 1080 pixels at 476 PPI.
Other notable features of the device include a dual-camera setup at the rear side.
The camera system consists of a dual 12MP ultra-wide (f/2.4) and wide-angle (f/1.6) lens.
Also, there is a 12MP TrueDepth camera at the front of the device with an f/2.2 aperture.
The ordinary iPhone 12, however, comes in a bigger size, but packs about the same spec.
In its own case, it features a 6.1 OLED display with screen resolution put at 2532 X 1170 pixels (460 PPI).
Interestingly, both the iPhone 12 and the mini has a super retina XDR display.
In terms of sleekness, both devices also share the same depth measurement put at 7.4mm.
While the iPhone 12 mini weighs 135 grams, the ordinary iPhone 12 rather weighs 164 grams.
Going further into details, both devices use the latest A14 Bionic chip.
Apple claims the new chip boosted the devices’ processor by 50% compared to the A13 Bionic chip.
As for the storage space, the duo comes with 64/128/256GB storage capacity.
However, there is a 6GB RAM and 4GB RAM variant to suit any of the storage capacity.
While that’s not all, the devices also feature upgraded safety systems.
Both the iPhone 12 mini and the ordinary iPhone 12 are rated IP68.
These devices are splash, water (maximum depth of 6 meters up to 30 minutes), and dust resistant.
Battery-wise, the iPhone 12 mini and the ordinary iPhone 12 can last for about 13-hours, and 17-hours respectively.
Starting at $699, and $799 for iPhone 12 mini, and iPhone 12 respectively, interested buyers can pre-order beginning today.
iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max
Doubling as the flagship model, the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max are 5G-ready devices.
The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max feature 6.1-inches and 6.7-inches edge-to-edge OLED display respectively.
Screen resolutions of both devices are also put at 2532/1170 pixels (460PPI), and 2778/1284 pixels (458PPI) respectively.
Similarly, both devices sport the same XDR retina display and feature the latest A14 Bionic chip.
Peculiar to the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the biggest-ever screen and the highest resolution put at 3.5M pixel.
Also, similar to the base model, the flagship models share the same sleekness, having a depth measurement of 7.4mm.
Additionally, the iPhone 12 Pro misses out on the LiDAR scanner.
However, the feature is present on the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Camera-wise, the flagship iPhone 12 models feature a triple rear camera setup instead.
The camera system here consists of a 12MP main ultra-wide (f/2.4) and wide-angle lens (f/1.6), adding a telephoto lens (f/2.0).
Also, similar to the base models, both flagship iPhone 12 models feature a 12MP (f/2.2) front camera.
Across the board, Apple claims that these set of iPhones boast of the first camera to shoot in Dolby vision HDR (60fps).
With the above provision, users can enjoy improved video stabilization.
In addition, users can share their 4K Dolby vision videos on AirPlay.
Storage-wise, the base models, the flagship iPhone have a storage capacity of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
However, unlike the base model, the flagship models feature a single 6GB RAM variant.
While all the new iPhones commonly feature 5G connectivity, Apple says it will reach a speed of 4Gbps.
Given the availability of this breakthrough, Apple also introduced a feature known as “Smart Data.”
According to the company, the feature will help in the devices’ transitioning to a faster speed.
As such, Smart Data will intelligently balance both data usage and battery-consumption in real-time.
Overall, both flagship models boast of a stronger battery.
Like the ordinary iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 pro can last for about 17-hours.
On the other hand, the iPhone 12 Pro Max can last even longer; it has about 20-hours video playback.
Starting at $999, and $1,099 for iPhone 12 Pro, and Pro Max respectively, interested buyers can pre-order beginning today.
Apple HomPod mini
The Apple event didn’t just end with only the announcement of the latest iPhone 12 line.
Apple also introduced the latest addition to its home gadget shelf – HomePod mini.
Apple teased the mini home gadget as a very small, yet, powerful sound machine.
“HomePod mini takes up almost no space yet delivers room-filling sound,” a part of Apple blog post read.
Some major highlights of the sound system include high-fidelity audio with awesome environmental adaptation.
Also, the portable speaker makes use of assistive technology, thanks to Siri-integration.
As such, you can control any and everything that is integrated with your smart home set up.
Not just that, you can as well set up multiroom audio, and send intercom messages to every room.
Starting at $99, the HomePod mini will be available for pre-order starting from November 16.
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