Let’s find out all the news of the two Phone 12 that will soon be available for online pre-orders and that join the two Pro models that we will talk about separately.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are available in blue, green, white, black, and (PRODUCT) RED. The design is more squared than previous models and is very reminiscent of the shape of the iconic iPhone 5. Both models are equipped with 5G connectivity.
Confirmed: no power supply or EarPods in the box, as there will be only the USB-C to Lightning cable.
With Verizon, the iPhone 12 will be able to reach speeds of 4 Gbps in download and 200 Mbps upload using the 5G network. Latency is practically zero, for the happiness of those who love to play online even on the iPhone. The speeds in Italy will depend on the quality of the networks of the various operators, so we will keep you updated in the coming weeks with ad hoc articles.
Thanks to the Smart Data Mode, iPhone will automatically manage the 5G connection, activating it only when necessary to save in terms of battery. For example, if we are checking email or Twitter updates, the iPhone 12 will use 4G, while if we stream a movie it will switch to 5G.
Display and resistance
The 6.1-inch model features a Retina XDR OLED display with a contrast ratio of 2,000,000: 1 and a resolution of 2532 x 1170. iPhone 12 mini has a 5.4-inch Retina XDR OLED display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 and a contrast ratio of 2,000,000: 1. Thanks to the edge-to-edge design, the dimensions are similar to those of the 4.7-inch iPhone 8.
Both devices support Dolby Vision, HLG, and HDR10. The Ceramic Shield display is ceramic hardened for added strength. Apple says the use of ceramic glass makes the phone stronger and “harder than any smartphone glass,” with four times the resistance to drop damage. This system adds a new high-temperature crystallization phase during which nanoceramic crystals are formed inside the glass matrix
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini have a degree of protection equal to IP68: they resist water up to a depth of 6 meters for up to 30 minutes and are protected from accidental contact with splashes of liquids such as hot or carbonated drinks.
A14 Bionic processor
The new A14 Bionic processor is able to ensure 4 times higher performance than previous models. Among the main features of this 6-core processor, we find a 50% faster GPU, significantly improved 16-core Neural Engine and 80% faster (capable of completing 11 trillion operations per second), 11.8 billion transistors, a significantly higher memory compression, a new secure enclave that improves security, 70% faster ML technology, a new processor for the image signal and a specific controller for machine learning.
As for the camera, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini offer computational photography functions thanks to the A14 Bionic chip and a new dual-camera system. This system consists of the ultra-wide-angle camera and a new wide-angle with ƒ / 1.6 aperture, which offers 27% more light for better photos and videos even in low light.
Computational photography reaches new heights on iPhone 12 models thanks to Night mode and Deep Fusion technology with advanced performance, now in all cameras (TrueDepth, wide-angle, and ultra wide-angle) for better photos in any environment. Smart HDR 3 uses machine learning to intelligently adjust the white balance, contrast, texture, and saturation of photos for incredibly natural-looking images.
Also, iPhone 12 features the first camera capable of shooting HDR video with Dolby Vision and is the first and only device in the world to offer an end-to-end Dolby Vision experience, allowing customers to easily capture, edit and share a video. cinema quality in native on the iPhone.
Dolby Vision grading is processed live during recording and maintained during editing in the Photos app or iMovie. Both models also offer improved photo-quality video stabilization, more realistic selfie videos thanks to Dolby Vision and time-lapse in Night mode, with longer exposure times for sharper videos, an optimized light trail effect, and more exposure.
MagSafe is the new series of accessories that improve wireless charging on the iPhone 12, also paving the way for an ecosystem of third-party accessories that easily connect to the back of the new smartphones.
Prices and availability
The iPhone 12 can be pre-ordered from Friday, October 16, and will be available starting Friday, October 23. iPhone 12 mini can be pre-ordered starting on November 6 and will be available in stores from Friday, November 13.
The two devices will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models starting at $799 (iPhone 12) and $699 (iPhone 12 mini). Customers can also purchase iPhone 12 for as low as 11.95/mo or with up to $250 with the trade-in option on apple.com, via the app. Apple Store and Apple Stores. iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are also available from Apple Authorized Resellers and some carriers (prices may vary).
Users will be able to pre-order iPhone 12 starting at 2:00 pm on October 16, with availability on October 23. iPhone 12 mini can be pre-ordered starting at 5am PST on Friday, November 6 and will be available the following Friday.