Here’s Everything You Need To Know About iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, And iPhone 12 Pro Max
The tech giant Apple has announced its very first 5G iPhones: the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The standard model, a 5.4-inch version called the iPhone 12 mini, the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro, and the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be launching on November 13, while the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will become available on October 23.
The iPhone 12 will come in black, white, blue, red, and green. Pricing starts at $829. For storage, you can pick between 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB
There’s still a notch at the top that houses Apple’s Face ID technology, though the bezels around the screen have been reduced — another perk of the OLED switch. Around the back, the iPhone 12 has two cameras housed in a matte glass squircle, which makes for a nice contrast with the rest of the glossy back panel.
The iPhone 12 represents Apple’s first major foray into 5G cellular technologies. Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg was on hand during the event to announce the nationwide launch of the carrier’s sub-6 5G network.
Apple says it has designed the iPhone 12 lineup to achieve ideal network performance while balancing battery life. A “smart data mode” uses LTE when your current activity doesn’t demand 5G speeds. Apple says it has tested 5G performance with 100 carriers across 30 countries to ensure a smooth launch. The iPhone supports both millimeter-wave and sub-6 5G. The former offers ultra-fast speeds (but spotty coverage), while the latter provides a more consistent signal — but at speeds that vary between good LTE and 500Mbps.
iPhone 12 has a 12-megapixel f/1.6 main camera — the fastest aperture in any iPhone yet — and a 12MP ultrawide. Apple says low-light performance has improved, and the company has continued its advancements in computational photography to maximize detail and dynamic range. The front camera on the iPhone 12 is gaining Night Mode, as well.
iPhone 12 Mini
The iPhone 12 mini has all of the same features as the iPhone 12, from its dual camera to its color options, Ceramic Shield, and A14 Bionic processor. But as its name implies, the iPhone 12 mini comes with a smaller 5.4-inch screen. The iPhone 12, by comparison, features a 6.1-inch display.
The iPhone 12 mini is available in the same colors as the iPhone 12, but starts at a lower price of $699.
iPhone 12 Pro And iPhone 12 Pro Max
The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max is bigger than last year’s 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro and 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max. The $999 iPhone 12 Pro and $1,099 12 Pro Max, featuring support for 5G and a new squared-off design that’s reminiscent of the iPhone 4.
Like the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, both new devices will have an OLED display, which will provide for deeper blacks and brighter colors than LCD screens. The glass in the Pro models also uses the new Ceramic Shield technique.
Both devices will run on the A14 Bionic chip, which Apple says should provide better performance with improved energy efficiency. The devices will also have a three-camera array that includes a wide lens, ultra-wide lens, and telephoto lens capable of 4X optical zoom. When it comes to video, the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max will be able to record in Dolby Vision HDR.
The Pro and Pro Max will also come equipped with a Lidar sensor, which is able to build a depth map of a scene to aid with mapping, augmented reality, and photos and videos. The devices will have faster autofocus and improved night mode thanks to the Lidar sensor.