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Apple announces iPhone 12 series, finally official with 5G

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Apple unveiled four new iPhones — the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max and the addition of a new model, the iPhone 12 mini. The announcement pretty much confirms the leaks, which was actually spot on.

Like previous iPhone releases, the latest models have similar specs which gets better as the price increases across the product line. All four come with 5G, which also explains the phrase “Hi, Speed” on their teaser.

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max Specs Price

iPhone 12 series

The iPhone 12 series feature a flat-edge design that looks like a cross between the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 11. The phones are powered by Apple’s 5nm A14 Bionic with CPU and GPU that Apple says performs 50% better than other mobile chips.

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini Specs Price

The new iPhones feature all-screen Super Retina XDR OLED displays, surrounded by narrow bezels. It offers a 2 million-to-1contrast ratio for true blacks. Protecting the screen is Corning’s new Ceramic Shield which offers 4x better protection compared with the previous model.

There’s a 12MP main and a 12MP ultra-wide cameras at the back. The dual cameras system offers better computational photography improving Night mode performance and faster-performing Deep Fusion for improved photo quality.

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For videos, the iPhone 12 series is the first camera phone to shoot HDR video with Dolby Vision which offers cinema grade videos.

Apple also introduces the new MagSafe for the iPhone 12. It uses magnets for better wireless charging and opens up a new ecosystem of accessories (like cases and charging pads) that attaches to iPhones.

Moreover, the new iPhone 12 series will not come with earphones or a charger. The retail package will instead include a USB-C to Lightning cable.

iPhone 12 MagSafe

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini

The vanilla iPhone 12 has a 6.1-inch OLED display, while the iPhone 12 mini has a 5.4-inch display. The smartphones have aerospace-grade aluminum bodies with a Ceramic Shield front covers. It also has an IP68 rating, meaning it can survive underwater in up to 6 meters for up to 30 minutes. The iPhones come in Black, White, Product Red, Green, and Blue.

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models, with starting prices of USD 799 (~PHP 39,000) and USD 699 (~PHP 34,000), respectively.

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini Specs Price
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini Specs Price

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini specs

  • Display: Super Retina XDR OLED Display, HDR, True Tone, Haptic Touch
    iPhone 12: 6.1-inches, 2532 x 1170, 460 ppi
    iPhone 12 mini: 5.4-inches, 2340 x 1080, 476 ppi
  • Processor: A14 Bionic with Neural Engine
  • Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB Storage
  • Rear Cameras: 12MP f/1.6 Main + 12MP f/2.4 Ultra-wide, Dual Cameras, Dolby Vision, Up to 4K60fps Video Recording
  • Front Camera: 12MP Selfie Camera
  • Network: 5G, 4G LTE
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5, GPS, NFC
  • Others: Face ID, MagSafe, Lightning Port, Stereo Speakers, IP68 Water Resistant
  • Battery Life: Up to 15/17 Hours Video Playback, 15W MagSafe Wireless Charging, Qi 7.5W Wireless Charging, 20W Wired Fast Charging

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max come with 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR displays. The two have surgical-grade stainless steel frames with matte glass backs and Ceramic Shield fronts.

iPhone 12 Pro Specs

The 12 Pro and Pro Max adds a telephoto camera and LiDAR which speeds up autofocus and improves rendering of bokeh. The Pro models also feature the new Apple ProRAW, which will come later this year.

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The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB models, with starting prices of USD 999 (~PHP 49,000) and USD 1,099 (~PHP 54,000), respectively. It will come in Graphite, Silver, Gold, and Pacific Blue colors.

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max Specs Price

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max specs

  • Display: Super Retina XDR OLED Display, HDR, True Tone, Haptic Touch
    iPhone 12 Pro: 6.1-inches, 2532 x 1170, 460 ppi
    iPhone 12 Pro Max: 6.7-inches, 2340 x 1080, 476 ppi
  • Processor: A14 Bionic with Neural Engine
  • Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB Storage
  • Rear Cameras: 12MP f/1.6 Main + 12MP f/2.4 Ultra-wide + 12MP f/2.2 Telephoto + LiDAR, Quad Cameras, Apple ProRAW, Dolby Vision, Up to 4K60fps Video Recording
  • Front Camera: 12MP Selfie Camera
  • Network: 5G, 4G LTE
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5, GPS, NFC
  • Others: Face ID, MagSafe, Lightning Port, Stereo Speakers, IP68 Water Resistant
  • Battery Life: Up to 17/20 Hours Video Playback, 15W MagSafe Wireless Charging, Qi 7.5W Wireless Charging, 20W Wired Fast Charging

Bryan is a tech and gadget enthusiast who spends his day blogging, writing fiction, and watching NBA clips on YouTube.

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