iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini with 5G technology, ushering in a new era for the world’s best smartphone. The newly designed iPhone 12 models feature expansive edge-to-edge Super Retina XDR displays for a brighter, more immersive viewing experience, and a new Ceramic Shield front cover, providing the biggest jump in durability ever on iPhone. 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.
iPhone 12 models also introduce MagSafe, offering high-powered wireless charging and an all-new ecosystem of accessories that easily attach to iPhone.
When Will iphone 12 be launched
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in five beautiful aluminum finishes, including blue, green, black, white, and (PRODUCT)RED.1 Pre-orders for iPhone 12 begin Friday, October 16, with availability beginning Friday, October 23.
iPhone 12 mini will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, November 6, and in stores beginning Friday, November 13.
“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,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We’re once again pushing the boundaries to deliver incredible computational photography advancements, Super Retina XDR displays, and the biggest leap in durability in iPhone history with the new Ceramic Shield front cover.
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.”
Iphone 12: A Breakthrough 5G Experience on iPhone
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini deliver an advanced 5G experience on a global scale, engineered with a seamless integration of world-class hardware and world-class software.
5G on iPhone boasts improved speeds for faster downloads and uploads, higher quality video streaming, more responsive gaming, real-time interactivity in apps, FaceTime in high definition, and more. Customers will also be able to enjoy a secure, fast connection, reducing the need to connect to public Wi-Fi hotspots.
Featuring the most 5G bands on any smartphone, iPhone 12 models offer the broadest 5G coverage worldwide.2 Models in the US support millimeter wave, the higher frequency version of 5G, allowing iPhone 12 to reach speeds up to 4Gbps, even in densely populated areas. iPhone 12 models also feature Smart Data mode, which extends battery life by intelligently assessing 5G needs and balancing data usage, speed, and power in real time.
Iphone 12 and iphone 12 mini Price
iphone 12 will cost $799 while iphone 12 mini cost $699.
iphone 12 and iphone 12 mini Review
Apple has entered the 5G era – all four new models feature both the sub-6 flavor of 5G as well as mmWave. The latter doubles the peak download speeds (up to 4.0 Gbps), but those are limited to Verizon in the US for now.
This year the Pro models come in two sizes, 6.1” on the iPhone 12 Pro and 6.7” on the iPhone 12 Pro Max. That is up from 5.8” and 6.5” on the 11-series, Apple has embraced the large screen (while simultaneously going smaller than anyone else with the iPhone 12 mini). Slimmer bezels keep the new models from getting too huge.
As before, both models have OLED displays. And as before, they run at 60Hz – the high refresh rate update will have to wait for next year. Also, the notch lives on, Apple’s commitment to Face ID has not wavered in the wake of in-display fingerprint readers.
The new displays have slightly higher resolution than their predecessors – on the Pro that is 1,170 x 2,532 px, the Pro Max is up to 1,284 x 2,778 px. The peak brightness remains at the impressive 1,200 nits.
To keep the display safe, Apple once again partnered with Corning to create the Ceramic Shield material. This has 4x the drop resistance of previous the glass.
The company also updated the design language of its phones, bringing it closer to the iPad Pros. This means that the sides are squared off, echoing the glory days for the iPhone 4. As before, the chassis is made from stainless steel. Pacific Blue is the new hero color alongside classics such as Gold, Gray and Silver.
The new generation has best-in-class water resistance, being able to dive down to 6 meters underwater for an hour. The 2019 generation could only go down to 4 meters.
The two Pro models are not equal when it comes to the camera. The larger iPhone 12 Pro Max starts off with a larger 1/1.7” sensor (1.7 µm pixels) that is 47% larger than the 12 Pro and the older 11 Pro Max. Combined with the f/1.6 aperture, this allows 87% more light to reach the sensor. Also, Apple changed the image stabilization to use sensor shift instead of moving the optics lens to counteract movements. This allows it to react faster, making 5,000 adjustments per second.
The Pro Max also features a longer focal length on its zoom camera, allowing for 2.5x magnification. The OIS on this cam sticks with the usual lens-based approach.
The iPhone 12 Pro gets the brighter lens, f/1.6, but keeps the old sensor with lens rather than sensor stabilization. That sensor still gets 27% more light. The vanilla Pro also gets the old telephoto camera, with an f/2.0 lens with 52 mm focal length (meaning 2x magnification over the main cam) and, again, classic OIS.
Now all cameras support Night mode, including the selfie camera and ultra wide (the 11 Pro only had it on the main cam). This is in part thanks to the new chipset does have more number-crunching power, but we’ll get to that.
The ultra wide cam is unchanged with an f/2.4 lens with 120° field of view (13 mm focal length).
This year the iPhone Pros adopt the LiDAR system of the iPad Pros. This enables Night mode portraits. This also reduces the time to get an autofocus lock in the dark by the impressive 6 times.
The iPhone 12 Pro are the only phones on the market to record Dolby Vision video. The faster chipset color-grades every frame of 10-bit video for best quality. The new ProRAW feature records all the data you expect from a RAW format while also saving the image processing decisions that the phone made on the spot, making quick touch ups faster as you have a solid base to work from.
The new iPhones are smart about how they use their new 5G connectivity. When they don’t need the extra speed, the Smart Data mode switches to 4G automatically to preserve battery.
The big innovation in battery charging is an old one – the MagSafe that you loved on MacBooks is back. This time it’s used for wireless charging and it delivers 15W of power (up from 7.5W for regular Qi charge). Also, this uses magnets to grab onto a snap-on wireless charging. This also enables MagSafe accessories, which uses the magnetic holding power to keep them semi-permanently attached.
Wired charging got faster too, the new models support up to 20W. However, you’ll have to buy the charger separately as Apple removed the in-box charger and the headset. You only get a USB-C to Lightning cable that (finally!) lets you connect the iPhone to your MacBook. Apple presented this as a move to reduce carbon emissions, a step on its path to become carbon neutral by 2030.
Apple A14 Bionic is at the heard of the iPhone 12 Pro duo – the first 5nm chipset in the world, featuring a whopping 11.8 billion transistors, 40% more than the A13. It features 2 big CPU cores and 4 small cores, which together deliver a 50% higher performance than its predecessor. Similarly, the 4-core GPU is good for a 50% increase over last year’s iPhone. Machine learning has seen a 70% increase in performance as well to handle the ever-growing applications of AI.
Besides the zoom cam, another reason to buy into the Pro models is more storage. Apple doubled the base storage to 128GB, with 256GB and 512GB upgrade options.
The iPhone 12 Pro starts at $1,000 and will be up on pre-order this Friday and available next week. The iPhone 12 Pro Max will start at $1,100 and will be available to book on November 6 with sales starting a week later – November 13.
iPhone 12 and 12 mini
Apple opened its iPhone announcements for 2020 with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini, bringing the more affordable line some of the premium features usually reserved for the Pro line.
Apple iPhone 12
The iPhone 12, it replaces its predecessor’s IPS LCD with a Super XDR OLED display of the same 6.1-inch diagonal and a much higher 2532x1170px resolution (460 pixels per inch). Apple advertises 1200 nits of peak brightness, matching the Pro models.
The screen has a standard refresh rate of 60Hz and the same old notch. What has improved is the glass covering the display. Apple calls it Ceramic Shield and it was co-developed with Gorilla Glass maker Corning.
Apple says that Ceramic Shield glass is “4 times better drop performance” and is “tougher than any smartphone glass”.
5G was a huge part of Apple’s presentation. The iPhone 12 supports mmWave in the US as well as the more widely spread (but slower) sub-6GHz 5G. Apple has tested speeds across 100 carriers and says it can achieve 3.5Gbps in controlled environments and up to 4Gbps in ideal conditions.
Apple went with a more refined and thinner design for the iPhone 12. The phone is 11% thinner, 16% lighter and 15% smaller in volume than the iPhone 11.
Like the iPhone 11, the iPhone 12 comes in a variety of colors – a new Blue, Green, Product Red, White and Black.
As expected Apple’s A14 Bionic powers the iPhone 12. It has a six-core (two powerful and four efficient cores) CPU and quad-core GPU and brings the total transistors to 11.8 billion, or about 40% more than the A13 Bionic, powering last year’s iPhones. Apple claims the A14 Bionic is 50% faster in both CPU and GPU than any other smartphone chipset.
The A14 Bionic can deliver 80% faster machine learning than the A13 Bionic with a reported support for 11 trillion operations per second – which would enable faster performance from Face unlock to camera operation.
The Apple iPhone 12 gains a new wide camera with a brighter f/1.6 aperture, promising up to 27% better light capture and an additional ultrawide shooter. Both inherit Apple’s new Smart HDR 3 with improved white balance, texture and saturation.
Both rear cameras as well as the selfie camera are now capable of shooting Night Mode images.
As expected Apple has removed the Earpods and charger from the iPhone retail package, which has enabled a tiny retail box and a much-improved carbon footprint. What’s new this year is the return of MagSafe (yes, the name of the old MacBook charging connector), which enables Apple’s special new wireless charger to snap onto the rear of the iPhone 12 and deliver up to 15W wireless charging. Regular Qi wireless chargers go up to 7.5W, while wired charging maxes out at 20W if you purchase the required adapter.
Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 will open on October 16 with shipments beginning on October 23, starting at $799.
Apple iPhone 12 mini
Apple also unveiled what may very well prove to be the star of the show – the iPhone 12 mini. Owning up to its diminutive name, the iPhone 12 mini is smaller than the 4.7-inch iPhone SE (2020), while featuring a larger 5.4-inch 2340x1080px Super XDR OLED screen with 476 ppi and the same up to 1200 nits of brightness as the rest of the lineup.
The iPhone 12 mini shares the display technology, the chipset, the camera system, wireless charging, IP68 rating and color options as the bigger iPhone 12.
Apple will offer the iPhone 12 and 12 mini in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options in Blue, Green, Black, White and Product Red colors. The iPhone 12 mini will begin selling on November 6 and will ship on November 13.
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A14 Bionic: Undisputed Leadership in Innovation and Performance
Generations ahead of the competition, A14 Bionic is the first chip in the smartphone industry built on 5-nanometer process. Faster and more efficient than ever, A14 Bionic has the fastest CPU and GPU by up to 50 percent compared to the fastest competing smartphone chips, enabling console-quality gaming experiences, powerful computational photography, and more, while delivering great battery life.
Pushing the limits of machine learning (ML), A14 Bionic features a 16-core Neural Engine — for an 80 percent increase in performance — that is capable of completing 11 trillion operations per second, enabling improved performance on even the most intense ML models.
Durable Design and Immersive Display
The elevated new design of the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini are as beautiful as they are durable.
And iPhone 12 mini is the smallest, thinnest, and lightest 5G smartphone in the world, re-architected to pack all the technology of iPhone 12 into a delightfully compact size, while still delivering an impressively large and immersive edge-to-edge display. Both models feature a sleek new flat-edge design with an aerospace-grade aluminum enclosure and combined with the Ceramic Shield front cover, which goes beyond glass by adding a new high temperature crystallization step that grows nano-ceramic crystals within the glass matrix, increases drop performance by 4x.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini feature all-screen Super Retina XDR displays that stretch further to the edges, with systemwide color management for industry-leading color accuracy. Both models deliver a 2 million-to-1 contrast ratio for true blacks, and an immersive HDR viewing experience for high-definition video, photos with more detail, and nearly twice the peak brightness of iPhone 11.iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini have an industry-leading IP68 rating for water resistance up to 6 meters for up to 30 minutes, and are protected against everyday spills, including coffee and soda.
New Advanced Dual-Camera System
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini deliver powerful computational photography features enabled by A14 Bionic and a new dual-camera system, bringing an unparalleled camera experience that makes it easier than ever to intuitively capture the perfect photograph or video.
This advanced camera system features the Ultra Wide camera and a new Wide camera with an ƒ/1.6 aperture, the fastest yet on iPhone, providing 27 percent more light for even more amazing low-light photos and videos.
Computational photography is taken to the next level on iPhone 12 models with Night mode and faster-performing Deep Fusion now on all cameras — TrueDepth, Wide, and Ultra Wide — for improved photos in any environment. Customers will experience brighter pictures and better contrast for photos shot in low-light settings with Night mode, and more texture and less noise in Deep Fusion photos.
Smart HDR 3 uses ML to intelligently adjust the white balance, contrast, texture, and saturation of a photo for remarkably natural-looking images.
iPhone 12 features the first camera to shoot HDR video with Dolby Vision and is the first and only device in the world to enable an end-to-end Dolby Vision experience,6 allowing customers to easily capture, edit, and share cinema-grade videos natively on iPhone. Dolby Vision grading is processed live while recording, and sustained during editing, whether in the Photos app or iMovie.
And playback on iPhone 12 is more realistic than ever on the industry-leading Super Retina XDR display. Both models also now feature improved cinematic video stabilization, even more true-to-life selfie videos with Dolby Vision, and Night mode Time-Lapse, offering longer exposure times for sharper videos, better light trails, and smoother exposure in low-light scenarios when used with a tripod.
Innovative New Accessories with MagSafe
MagSafe improves wireless charging for a better, more efficient experience, and introduces an ecosystem of easy-to-attach accessories that beautifully complement iPhone 12 models.
MagSafe delivers a unique experience to iPhone, featuring an array of magnets around the wireless charging coil, optimized for alignment and efficiency, that perfectly connects to iPhone every time.
MagSafe chargers efficiently 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, and a leather wallet. Customers can also expect innovative MagSafe accessories from third-party manufacturers.
Featuring iOS 14
iOS 14 delivers a reimagined iPhone experience with new ways to customize the Home Screen. Beautifully redesigned widgets present timely information at a glance and can be pinned in different sizes on any Home Screen page.
The App Library is a new space that automatically organizes all of a user’s apps into one simple, easy-to-navigate view. iOS 14 also brings new ways to discover and use apps with App Clips, powerful updates for staying connected in Messages, greener ways to explore cities with Maps, and enhanced privacy features for even more transparency and control
Pricing and Availability
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models in blue, green, black, white, and (PRODUCT)RED starting at $799 and $699, respectively.
Customers can also get iPhone 12 for $22.87 a month or $549 with trade-in and iPhone 12 mini for $18.70 a month or $449 with trade-in from apple.com, in the Apple Store app, and at Apple Store locations.9 iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are also available through Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary).