Apple has just unveiled the new iPhone 12 Pro to the world, available in two variants. Starting with the 5G connectivity to the LiDAR sensor, passing through the MagSafe integrated into the rear body, this is the new top of the range from the Cupertino company.
5G network is spreading more and more around the world and the newly unveiled iPhone is now capable of making the most out of it Apple has also signed a partnership with Verizon which will offer a truly performing network. This technical feature also makes the iPhone 12 Pro perfect for the innovations to come in the years and makes it immediately ready to surf up to 4Gbps peak in ideal conditions.
The iPhone 12 on the 5G delivers faster download and upload speeds, higher quality video streaming, more responsive gaming experiences, real-time interactivity in apps, high-definition FaceTime calls, and more. Customers will also benefit from a fast and secure connection, which will reduce the need to connect to public Wi-Fi hotspots.
The design is renewed but not distorted. The notch is always present but the display frames are reduced and this makes the device much lighter, both at sight and in hand. The edges are now squared but keep the rounded corners and everything fits perfectly with the photographic setup on the back. The colors are the usual “Silver”, “Sidereal Gray” and “Gold” with the addition of the new “Blue” which replaces the green color of last year.
The display is a Super Retina XDR and is offered in two diagonals: 6.1 and 6.7 inches. The edge-to-edge Super Retina XDR display is now protected by the new Ceramic Shield front coating, the biggest step forward in iPhone robustness. It is a coating that integrates nanoceramic crystals for significantly higher solidity and 4 times higher drop resistance.
Water-resistance has also improved, which now covers immersions up to 6 meters for up to thirty minutes, as well as accidental contact with liquids and even hot drinks.
LiDAR sensor and better autofocus
The LiDAR sensor we have already seen on the iPad Pro 2020 is now integrated into the iPhone 12 Pro and promises to provide users with much better management in terms of autofocus for the camera, as well as offering the best performance in AR and in specific modeling apps. , 3D graphics, and measurements.
The MagSafe is back, the classic charging system via a magnetic connection, with many improvements. There is talk of a system, made with recycled materials with low environmental impact, capable of allowing accessory manufacturers to create specific solutions for recharging, perhaps with suspended stands. Belkin, for example, will make a car holder with integrated charging that will use the sturdy magnet to hold the iPhone in place.
MagSafe chargers deliver up to 15W of power and support Qi wireless charging enabled devices. Charging solutions include the MagSafe charger and MagSafe Duo charger for iPhone and Apple Watch, as well as new silicone, leather, and clear cases that attach easily to the back of the iPhone and a leather wallet.
But it is not just about special charging stands or accessories, the possibilities are many if we consider the production of accessories to add to the covers or for the creation of special cases.
iPhone 12 Pro and the “Pro” camera
The camera improves on the previous generation. There are still three lenses but they work much better than the iPhone 11 Pro. The 7-element wide lens now has an f / 1.6 aperture while the telephoto lens offers f / 2.0 aperture with 4x optical zoom.
The ultra-wide lens is 12MP and offers f / 2.4 aperture. The optical stabilization system improves significantly and there are two new “pro” for advanced users: Apple ProRAW, a RAW format for images that combines everything that the sensor can record, and then 4K HDR video recording.
The iPhone 12 Pros offer the highest level of video quality for a smartphone and are the first cameras and only devices in the world to enable an end-to-end experience for HDR video with Dolby Vision up to 60 fps and video stabilization of up to 60 fps. superior quality, for cinema-quality productions
Performance improved in every respect with the A14 Bionic
The new SoC is called A14 Bionic and is the first 5nm SoC mounted on a smartphone. This makes the iPhone 12 Pro more powerful than its predecessor and doubles its performance. There is talk of a 6-core CPU and a 4-core GPU. The graphics performance double compared to the previous generation. Finally, the Neural Engine achieves superior results
Prices and availability
The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max will be released in different colors. Stating with the 128GB iPhone 12 Pro for $999 with a memory cut and the iPhone 12 Pro Max instead for $1099 always with 128GB of storage, 256GB and 512GB will also be on the menu. The availability of the smaller model will follow that of the iPhone 12 then with pre-orders on October 16 and delivery starting from October 23 while iPhone 12 Pro Max, together with iPhone 12 Mini, will be pre-orderable on November 6 and will arrive on November 13.