Every year, fans flock to Apple to attend the unveiling of the new iPhone, a trend that even COVID-19 couldn’t stop. This year, Apple announced the rest of their 2020 phone lineup on October 13th. The iPhone 12 line consists of four new phones:
- iPhone 12 Mini ($699)
- iPhone 12 ($799)
- iPhone 12 Pro ($999)
- iPhone 12 Pro Max ($1,099)
All four phones have redesigned edges like those of the iPhone 5 series phones (5, 5S and SE 2016). The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro both have 6.1-inch OLED displays, with more edge-to-edge coverage than the iPhone 11 that is the same size, but only has a 5.8-inch display. The iPhone 12 Mini sports a 5.4-inch screen and the iPhone 12 Pro Max has the largest screen size of any iPhone ever at 6.7-inches. The boxy edges in each phone house the 5G antennas – which means every new iPhone announced will support 5G connectivity. The front cover display has been referred to as “ceramic shield” and Apple claims that it is tougher than any smartphone glass. Each phone also comes with the new Apple A14 Bionic processor, a processor that is 50% faster than every other phone on the market today.
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini come in black, white, product red, mint green, and dark blue finishes.
The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max come in silver, graphite, gold, and Pacific blue finishes. At the current time, the 12 Pro Max is not available and certain colors may be out of stock.
Apple has also integrated MagSafe technology into the new iPhones, which allows accessories to simply snap into place. For example, Apple has included a charger that attaches magnetically to the back of the phone, as well as new accessories and cases that all attach to the phone in this way.
Preorders for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro started on October 16th and the phones were available on October 23rd. Preorders for the iPhone 12 Mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max start on November 6th and phones are scheduled to be available for shipping on November 13th.
Author: Quinn Johnson