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iPhone 12 is here – Wait is over

5G goes Pro. A14 bionic rockets past every other smartphone chip. The Pro Camera system takes low-light photography to the next level – with an even bigger jump on iPhone Pro Max. And ceramic Shield delivers four times better drop performance. Let’s see what this thing can do

The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max have been officially unveiled, and we’ve finally seen what Apple’s new top-of-the-line smartphones have to offer.

Along with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini they’re Apple’s first 5G phones, but they offer even more in terms of specs and features.

Apple has four iPhones this year: the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are the lower-end flagships, missing out on a few features to keep the price down. The iPhone 12 Pro and the larger iPhone 12 Pro Max, meanwhile, are the most advanced phones Apple has ever released – and you’ll pay for the privilege with a price bump over the cheaper models.

iPhone 12

The iPhone 12 is finally official, and it was unveiled alongside the new and iPhone 12 Pro Max during the company’s virtual October event.

The company has confirmed that the whole range of iPhone products in 2020 will be 5G-ready, allowing you to enjoy super-fast download and browsing speeds on your phone.

iPhone 12 accessories

You won’t get a charging brick or a pair of Apple Earbuds – those small free headphones 0 in the box with your iPhone 12. Instead, the company is just including the USB-C-to-Lightning cable that you’ll use to charge the phone, You will get Charger Brick from our online store, we have large number of items including, adapter, cables, Covers, Screen Protector, etc for  all New iPhone 12 models as well.

You’ll be able to use existing charging bricks, buy one separately, or use wireless charging, with Apple aiming to reduce the amount of e-waste that’s generated when you buy a new iPhone.

iPhone 12 Mini Starting from £699
iPhone 12 Starting from £799
iPhone 12 Pro Starting from £999
iPhone 12 Pro Max Starting from £1099

iPhone 12 Pro price and release date

The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max were announced on October 13, 2020. While they were originally expected at the September Apple Event (aligning with the typical iPhone launch window), the handsets were unveiled a month later, likely owing to the coronavirus outbreak’s impact on the phones industry.

The iPhone 12 Pro release date will be on October 23, with pre-orders going live on October 16. That’s different from the Pro Max (see below), surprisingly.

iPhone 12 Pro design and display

The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max are both larger than their predecessors: the former increases from a 5.8-inch screen to 6.1 inches, while the latter expands from 6.5 inches to a 6.7-inch display. Those are small alterations, though the former is the same size as the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 – and both are far larger than the tiny 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini.

Externally, the phones don’t look very different to the previous generation, although they’ve abandoned the curved sides for a flat edge, which originated with the iPhone 4 and was last seen in the original iPhone SE. The third-generation iPad Pro (2018) was the first Apple device to bring back this look, and it’s sure to please fans of the older iPhones.

Both new models are IP68-rated for dust and water resistance, just like last year’s iPhones. However, they can supposedly survive being submerged up to 6 meters deep for up to 30 minutes – which is more than the iPhone 11 range or most other phones.

The Pro models sport a triple rear camera array that’s largely similar to the setup on the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, though they get some granular improvements – the telephoto lens has been improved from 3x to 4x optical zoom, for instance (skip down to the cameras section for details).

Apple has also brought an old-favorite Mac feature around to the newest iPhones: MagSafe is a new system that lets you clamp magnetic accessories, like cases and wireless chargers, to the back of your phone.

This should help anyone who’s ever struggled to situate their iPhone on just the right spot on a charging pad, but during the event live stream, presenters clipped on magnetic chargers through cases. The official MagSafe chargers even charge at up to 15W wirelessly, which is neat.

iPhone 12 Pro cameras

The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max keep the basics of the last generation of cameras, although they’ve all been improved slightly, and there are some differences between the two models.

Both phones’ 12MP main lenses have wider apertures, at f/1.6 aperture compared to f/1.8, with the iPhone 12 Pro seeing 27% better low-light performance, according to Apple. The Pro Max model, however, has a 47% larger sensor (with a 1.7μm pixel size), which Apple claims gives it a huge 87% improvement in low-light performance.

As previously mentioned, the 12MP telephoto lens on the iPhone 12 Pro has been boosted from 3x optical to 4x optical while retaining its predecessor’s 52mm-approximating lens. The iPhone 12 Pro Max’s 12MP telephoto, on the other hand, has been improved to simulate a 65mm lens, effectively providing a 5x optical zoom.

The two phones also have a 12MP f/2.4 ultra-wide snapper, making for a triple-lens camera in all.

Apple’s big launch is over, and we’ve now got the five new devices we expected. Firstly, we saw the Home pod mini, which is going to be £99 and coming mid-November to finally bring Apple into the smart home fully… if the plan works.

Then we saw four new iPhones, all enabled with multi-band 5G (and heard a lot about how great 5G is, and how it’s going to change the way we use iPhones).

What are said iPhones? Well, there’s the iPhone 12 mini, the smaller brother of the iPhone 12 – both have the A14 chipset, but have a 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch screen on the front, with a new, tough Ceramic Shield screen and a magnet on the back for new cases, a magnetic wireless charger and other accessories in the future.

Then we got the iPhone 12 Pro duo – the ‘normal’ iPhone 12 Pro will have the same A14 chipset, but with a more premium finish than the main iPhone 12 and other colors too. The camera is upgraded, but nowhere near as much as on the iPhone 12 Pro Max, which packs a larger sensor and can capture low-light like no other iPhone before.

iPhone 12

The iPhone 12 is finally official, and it was unveiled alongside the new and iPhone 12 Pro Max during the company’s virtual October event.

The company has confirmed that the whole range of iPhone products in 2020 will be 5G-ready, allowing you to enjoy super-fast download and browsing speeds on your phone.

iPhone 12 key facts

What is the iPhone 12? The new phone from Apple

When is the iPhone 12 release date? Pre-orders today, out October 23

What will the iPhone 12 cost? Starts at £799

iPhone 12 design and display

The new iPhone 12 features a 6.1-inch display size with a notch at the top of the display. It seems to be the same size notch that we’ve seen on recent iPhone products.

The iPhone 12 comes in five colors: black, white, red, green and blue. You can see all those shades in the picture below.

That 6.1-inch screen is a Super Retina XDR display, and it has double the number of pixels as the iPhone 11. It also has a 1200-nits peak brightness, which should mean you’ll get a brighter display than on previous iPhones.

As with previous iPhones, the iPhone 12 is IP68 water and dust resistant. There are volume buttons on the left side of the phone, with a silence switch just above those, while the power button is on the right side.

The right-hand side of the phone features a small indent below the power button too, which is a 5G antenna so the phone can connect to networks through its aluminum frame.

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