So, the iPhone 12 is finally revealed after months of waiting and hoping for the news. The rumors about iPhone 12 have finally settled, and Apple has announced the new iPhone 12 series in a virtual launch event on 14th October 2020. And we are excited just like you are. We will talk about all the new reveals and complete iPhone 12 series in this informative piece to satisfy your craving for iPhone 12 news.
Apple has announced four new iPhones in this year's lineup and revised the design. The new iPhone 12's design takes inspiration from a classic bestseller iPhone 5 series. iPhone 5 series was arguably the most aesthetically pleasing iPhone ever, but iPhone 12 series has officially taken over as the prettiest iPhones yet already. There are several reasons, but without further ado, we will jump into the details.
Apple announced four new iPhones in a virtual event, and a tester was sent out to the influencers like Marques Brownlee and Unbox Therapy beforehand. The design and aesthetics are somewhat the same as rumors predicted.
The four new iPhones are as follows
We will discuss all the details about each iPhone in our future hands-on articles, right now we will focus on what is in these new super iPhones.
The biggest headline of this iPhone line up is that the iPhone 12 series is 5G supported. Apple invited Verizon representatives on stage to support their decision of 5G enabling of new iPhones. Currently, the 5G infrastructure is not yet developed but in the future, it will grow, and Apple built these iPhones keeping the future in mind. It will offer great download and upload speeds.
The new iPhone 12 is aesthetically impressive. Its design is inspired by the classic iPhone 5, It has a flat back, and the front is made up of "Ceramic Shield" instead of glass (we will discuss it later in the article). The camera console is just like the iPhone 11 with a square camera console.
Antennas are placed on the sides keeping better coverage as a priority. The frame of the phone is built from aluminum and available in 6 colors;
The screen is now finally upgraded to the OLED from the ultra-high-definition LCD panels. The screen has thinner bezels, but the notch is there, unfortunately. Apple announced that the screen resolution is 2583x1170, with 2.8 million pixels and an excellent pixel density of 460ppi. iPhone 12 boosts 6.1 inches, 1080P OLED display, whereas iPhone 11 had 720P LCD. The screen is a significant improvement from the last year's iPhones with excellent contrast, better brightness, and vivid colors. The Screen is HDR 10 certified as well.
All the new iPhones are powered with Apple's new state of the art 5nm bionic chip. The 5nm chip is faster and better accommodates the 5G speed as well. It has a six-core Central processing Unit and four core Graphics Processing Unit.
There is no USB type C charging as rumored but a new MagSafe charger. The MagSafe is a wireless charger and connects to the back of the iPhone with magnets' help and wirelessly charges the iPhone 12 with 15-watt fast charging. The MagSafe Charger is available on Apple's official stores for $39.
Shocking news for non-enthusiasts is that the new iPhone 12 will ship without a charger in the box. You will need to buy that separately. It might indicate Apple's ambition to make port fewer devices in the future. However, the chargers will be available individually for purchase online as well as physical outlets.
The camera setup is the same dual 12-megapixel camera setup with a 12 MP primary camera. It seems like the same module as the last years iPhone. Still, it is a significant improvement in terms of software optimizations. The new night mode feature enables users to take high-quality night/lowlight shots with every camera.
The ultra-wide camera is also 12 MP. Apple claims that cameras will perform great in low light conditions due to a 5-element lens setup for an ultra-wide and 7-element lens for a wide-angle camera with f1.6 aperture. The new camera module will have Smart HDR3 and improved night mode.
The front-facing camera is also great. The front TrueDepth 8MP shooter is equipped with the latest software upgrades. Night mode is also available in a selfie shooter. There is a new night mode time-lapse videography feature that seems pretty exciting.
The new buzzword in Apple's ecosystem is the iPhone 12 Mini. This phone has the packs the same spec sheet in a smaller package. The phone comes with a 5.4-inch OLED screen. This phone is designed to meet the needs of people looking for a smaller form factor. It has the same aluminum frame and flat front and back.
The new iPhone prices start from $699 for the smaller iPhone 12 Mini and $1099 for the iPhone Pro Max version. Here are the launch prices of all the iPhones announced in the virtual launch event.
|iPhone 12 Mini||$699|
|iPhone 12 Pro||$999|
|iPhone 12 Pro Max||$1099|
Apple has announced that the new iPhone 12 is coated with a ceramic shield instead of glass on the front, and Apple boasted that it would provide 4x better drop protection. The new material will most probably offer shatter resistance if you accidentally drop your iPhone and better scratch resistance than glass. It sounds fantastic if it's true, but we will have to wait to test it out or get more in-depth news of its authenticity.
So, this is all about the new iPhone 12 and its specs. We will be sharing the latest developments and improvements in the coming days on Planet iPhones to help you out in your purchase decision from the new iPhone 12 lineup.