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Apple unveils new 5G iPhone 12 models

Written by James Delahunty @ 13 Oct 2020 8:50

Apple unveils new 5G iPhone 12 models

On Tuesday, Apple unveiled four new iPhone 12 models bringing 5G to its smartphone line-up.
The four models include the Apple iPhone 12 mini, Apple iPhone 12, Apple iPhone 12 Pro, and Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max. All of them support 5G wireless networks, which will be used when the operating system of the device determines it is required. For low-data requirements, it will drop to LTE 4G connectivity to save battery.

All models also run on Apple's proprietary A14 Bionic system chip. Each features an OLED display including its lower-end iPhone models for the first time. MagSafe wireless charging is also supported.

As leaks suggested, the iPhone 12 models have squared off edges rather than rounded edges, and each has a protective glass developed in conjunction with Corning, which develops Gorilla Glass.

Another previously leaked detail that turns out to be true is that the iPhone 12 models do not come with a charger or headphones. They do come with a USB-C compatible Lightning charging cable. Apple justifies the omissions on environmental grounds, finding that most people already have multiple chargers and also that by removing chargers the iPhones can be packed more tightly for shipping.



Here is a look at the specs of the individual iPhone 12 models.

iPhone 12 mini

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12
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Apple says that the iPhone 12 mini is the smallest, thinnest, and lightest 5G smartphone available.
  • Display: 5.4 inches (2340 x 1080) , True Tone
  • Dimensions: 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm
  • Weight: 133 grams
  • SoC: Apple A14 Bionic
  • Storage space: 64/128/256 GB
  • Rear cameras: 12 megapixel ultra wide angle (f / 2.4), 12 megapixel wide angle (f / 1.6) aperture, OIS
  • Front camera: 12 megapixels (f / 2.2)
  • Connectivity: 5G
  • Priced from: $699
Pre-ordering for the iPhone 12 mini will begin on Friday, November 6, 2020, and the first devices will be delivered to customers on November 13th

iPhone 12 Cameras
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iPhone 12
  • Display: 6.1 inches (2532 x 1170) , True Tone, 625 staples maximum brightness (typical)
  • Dimensions: 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm
  • Weight: 162 grams
  • SoC: Apple A14 Bionic
  • Storage space: 64/128/256 GB
  • Rear cameras: 12 megapixel ultra wide angle (f / 2.4), 12 megapixel wide angle (f / 1.6) aperture, OIS
  • Front camera: 12 megapixels (f / 2.2)
  • Connectivity: 5G
  • Rates from: $799
Pre-ordering for the iPhone 12 will begin on Friday, October 16, 2020, and the first devices will be delivered to customers on October 23rd.





The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini share more or less the same interior features, just differing in size. In terms of durability, the phones offer an IP68 rating, which means water resistance up to a depth of 6 meters for 30 minutes.

On the rear of each, there are two 12-megapixel cameras that take advantage of the new powerful A14 Bionic platform. The main camera (f / 1.6) is faster than ever before on the iPhone and provides 27 percent more light for photos and videos. Alongside is an ultra-wide-angle camera. For video, you can shoot up to 4K 60fps video. The smaller phone offers up to 15 hours of battery life for video playback and the larger model offers 17 hours.

iPhone 12 Pro

iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Pro


iPhone 12 Pro screen is similar in size and resolution to the iPhone 12 screen. However, the Pro screen is brighter. In addition, the phone is larger in size and uses stainless steel as the body material.
  • Display: 6.1 inches (2532 x 1170) , True Tone, 800 nin maximum brightness (typical)
  • Dimensions: 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm
  • Weight: 187 grams
  • SoC: Apple A14 Bionic
  • Storage space: 128/256/512 gigabytes
  • Rear cameras: 12 megapixel ultra wide angle (f / 2.4), 12 megapixel wide angle (f / 1.6), 12 megapixel TV camera (f / 2.0); two optical image stabilizers
  • Front camera: 12 megapixels (f / 2.2)
  • Connectivity: 5G
  • Priced from: $999
Pre-ordering for the iPhone 12 Pro will begin on Friday, October 16, 2020, and the first devices will be delivered to customers on October 23rd.



iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • Display: 6.7 inches (2778 x 1284) , True Tone, 800 nin maximum brightness (typical)
    Dimensions: 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.4 mm
  • Weight: 226 grams
  • SoC: Apple A14 Bionic
  • Storage space: 128/256/512 gigabytes
  • Rear cameras: 12 megapixel ultra-wide (f2.4), 12 megapixel wide angle (f / 1.6), 12 megapixel camera (f / 2.2); optical image stabilizer moving the cell
  • Front camera: 12 megapixels (f / 2.2)
  • Connectivity: 5G
  • Priced from: $1,099
Pre-order for the iPhone 12 Pro Max will begin on Friday, November 6, 2020, and the first devices will be delivered to customers on November 13th.

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