iPhone 12 has arrived and oh, it does not disappoint! On October 13th 2020, Apple held its Keynote where the CEO of Apple- Tim Cook revealed 4 new flagship iPhone 12 models- iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max.
While the iPhone 12 mini comes as the most affordable price, starting onwards from $699, the best part about all these iPhones is that they bring 5G network with it!
With custom rendering of antennas and radio components for high efficiency, iPhone 12 has the most 5G bands among all smart phones in the market that guarantees it availability even across remote places. 5G on the iPhone isn’t just lighting fast, it’s smarter too! Apple’s developers have always been at the forefront of development- tapping into untapped potential. This time they have gone a step ahead- when your iPhone doesn’t need 5G speeds, like when updating the background, it automatically uses LTE to save battery life! On the contrary, as soon as speed matters- iPhone 12 jumps to 5G. This is the surface of what the iPhone 12 brings with it.
Let’s jump in and see the features of all the 4 new iPhone models.
Features of iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max:
- Brilliant Display
- Toughest Screen ever in an iPhone
- A14 Bionic chip
- LiDAR technology that NASA uses
- Magnificent Camera
- Better Battery life
- Dolby Vision recording for the first time ever
The key difference between iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 are their device sizes. While iPhone 12 mini is the most compact iPhone with 5.4- inch Super Retina XDR display, iPhone 12 comes in a 6.1- inch Super Retina XDR display.
While the iPhone 12 Pro shares the same 6.1- inch size as the Iphone 12, Iphone 12 Pro Max is the largest in the series, with a 6.7-inch size!
2. Brilliant Display
No more LCD’s for iPhones! And that’s as good as it gets. Apple has switched to OLED display screens for all iPhone 12 models. Unlike LCD’s that use a backlight to illuminate all the pixels at once, OLED pixels each emit their own light. With 20,000,000:1 ratio (light: pixel), text are even sharper than before.
Delivering brighter tones of colors for all text and picture, this is the best resolution screen ever on an iPhone.
3. The toughest screen ever in an iPhone
It certainly is a leap year! With the introduction of Nano-ceramic crystals (harder than most metals), Apple has introduced the all new screen for the iPhone-Ceramic Shield. It is the most durable and toughest smartphone glass for any smartphone. Apple ensures that it has 4x better drop performance, which basically means it simply won’t crack easy!
Not only this, but the glass is scratch-resistant- protection against cuts, scratches and every day wear and tear.
All Iphone 12 models have Ceramic shield, but the material used to make the iPhone 12 mini and Iphone 12 is Aerospace-grade aluminum, compared to the Surgical grade- stainless steel in iPhone 12 Pro & iPhone 12 Pro Max.
4. A14 Bionic Chip
Apple keeps on astonishing! With the first 5nm chip ever to be used in the industry, it brings with 50% more faster CPU & GPU performance than any other smartphone chip. The new iPhone 12 models require more speed, and this is what this chip unleashes- maximum power! With 11.8 billion transistors closely packed, energy flows between them faster, thus optimizing the overall performance.
With double the Neural Engine core compared to the Iphone 11 Pro. Iphone 12 models bring with it 16-core Neural Engine that carries our 11 trillion operations/second. This makes the machine learning accelerators which the apps use, 70% faster in performance.
Along with the all-new image signal processor, iPhone for the first time offers 4K HDR recording with Dolby Vision! Yes you heard it right! You are not dreaming. Now you can shoot like the pros from your iPhone 12.
5. LiDAR technology that NASA uses
Using AR is fun. But the iPhone 12 Pro takes it to the next level. With the integration of LiDAR Scanner, this iPhone brings with it tremendous features. Even at NASA, they uses LiDAR tech for their mars landing mission. This gives us an idea of how advance this tech already is.
So how does LiDAR make the iPhone better?
Well, using the depth frameworks of iOS 14- LiDAR creates a tremendous amount of high-resolution data spanning of the camera’s entire field of view. With the beams, pulsing in nanoseconds, it constantly measure the changing scenes and refines the depth map of the space you are in.
But what does this mean for AR? AR apps can now get instantly to work by analyzing the scene and creating custom experiences for the user. With a detailed rendering of every surface in a room, LiDAR helps smartly organize things in a room- whether on the edge of the couch or at the back of a chair.
However the LiDAR feature is only available in iPhone 12 Pro & iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Don’t know the awesome iOS 14 features yet? Read up and find out!
6. Magnificent Camera
With a dual 12-MP camera system (Ultra wide and Wide) in the iPhone 12 mini & iPhone 12 with an f/1.6 aperture and f/2.4 aperture respectively, now click even better photos with the enhanced 2x optical zoom & 5x Digital zoom.
With the Smart HDR – the details in the shots are even more accurate and rich. And this has even made the Portrait mode better. With six creative lighting effects to choose from- Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High Key Mono, nothing beats the portrait mode in all the new iPhone.
The new Wide angle camera brings 27% more light. With iPhones now having a better Night Mode- it can capture incredible low-light shots. This is a certainly a new day for night-mode photography in an iPhone. With the integration of LiDAR & Deep Fusion in iPhone 12 Pro & iPhone 12 Pro Max- millions of pixels are analysed in real time that result in high-definition images packed with insane amount of details.
The iPhone 12 Pro can click photos at a 2x optical zoom, 4x optical zoom range & digital zoom upto 10x, whereas the iPhone 12 Pro Max has 2.5x optical zoom, 5x optical zoom range and digital zoom upto 12x. With three different cameras- Ultra Wide, Wide & Telephoto, every photo you click, is going to be insanely awesome!
7. Better Battery life
Apple claims that the iPhone 12 mini has upto 15 hours of video playback, while iPhone 12 goes up-to 17 hours- the same for the iPhone 12 Pro. With the biggest iPhone in the series- iPhone 12 Pro Max delivering the “longest battery life in an iPhone” with 20 hours of video playback.
8. Dolby Vision recording for the first time ever
No smartphone ever had the ability shoot videos in Dolby Vision. Apple was like, “hold my drink”.
Now you can shoot, edit and playback in Dolby Vision on the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro & the iPhone 12 Pro Max!
Professional filmmaking just got a whole lot easier. No more having to use computers to edit and spend insane amount of time doing it. With its insanely fast chip, you can shoot 4K Dolby Vision video up to 60fps- in the iPhone 12 Pro & iPhone 12 Pro Max and 30fps- in the iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 mini. Nevertheless, these iPhones are nothing less than your own personal film studio. Create great movies- whether it’s day or night.
The iPhone 12 mini is the cheapest iPhone out of the lot. With a starting price of $699 for a base 64Gb storage; with 128 and 256GB storage options available at an additional price.
While the iPhone 12 price starts at $799 for 64GB storage, also with 128 & 256GB storage options at a higher price.
The bigger iPhone models- iPhone 12 Pro & iPhone 12 Pro Max are available at a base price of $999 & $1099 respectively at a 128GB base storage option. With higher storage options of 256 & 512GB available at higher prices.
That sums up the iPhone 12 family! And all we can say is that, Apple has taken technology advancement to a whole new level. These iPhones are a taste of what the future holds. With more than 5.15 billion mobile phone users in the world, the world is even more mobile centric.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Which is the cheapest iPhone released in this Apple Event?
iPhone 12 mini is the most affordable iPhone at a starting price of $699 for 64GB storage.
2. When is the new iPhone 12 models going to be launched in USA, UK, Asia & Europe?
The new iPhone 12 models will be launching in the United States, UK, Japan, Australia, China, Germany, and more than 30 other countries and regions starting on October 16, with pre-orders to kick off at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time.
3. What are the different colours iPhone 12 is available in?
The iPhone 12 mini & the iPhone 12 are available in 5 different colours:
- PRODUCT RED
4. What are the different colours iPhone 12 Pro & iPhone 12 Pro MAx is available in?
The iPhone 12 Pro & the iPhone 12 Pro Max are available in 4 different colours:
- Pacific Blue