Apple has released its most awaited iphone lineup, i.e. iPhone 12 lineup in an event named ‘Hi, Speed’ hosted on 13th October, 2020. In the ‘Hi, Speed’ event Apple has launched four iPhones this time, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max. They are Apple’s mainstream flagship iPhone for 2020. It offers really advanced and powerful features at a not so affordable price as usual.
The iPhone 12 has a 6.1 inch display, which is clearly the successor of iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 mini has a 5.4 inch display. They also features a Super Retina XDR OLED displays for the first time, with associate degree edge-to-edge style with the exception of the Face ID notch and little bezels round the edge.
The iPhone 12 Mini is apple’s smallest iphone since 2016 and fits in the palm very comfortably. These are both suitable for anyone who doesn’t need the Pro camera features or doesn’t prefer big screens.
The 6.1 inch model has a resolution of 2532 x 1170 with 460 pixels per inch whereas the 5.4 inch model has a resolution of 2430 x 1080 with 476 pixels per inch. The displays provide HDR support with 1200 nits peak brightness, Wide Color for vivid, true-to-life colours, Haptic Touch for feedback. They also provides True Tone for a more natural viewing experience.
The iPhone 12 lineup has flat edges instead of the round edges in the previous iPhones and is also similar to the design of iPad Pro. The front side of the iPhone is protected by a Ceramic Shield cover that replaced the standard cover glass. The Ceramic Shield is also infused with nano-ceramic crystals which offers 4X better drop performance.
The back of the iPhone is still made of glass, with the two halves of the device sandwiching associate degree aerospace-grade metallic element enclosure. The iPhone 12 lineup offers IP68 water and dust resistance and can stand up to submersion in 6 meters of water for 30 minutes.
The iPhone 12 has a simpler and less advanced camera compared to the pro models. There are still some improvements in iPhone 12 compared to the iPhone 11.
It has f/2.4 Ultra Wide Camera and Wide camera that has new f/1.6 aperture which lets in 27% more light for better performance in low light conditions. It has 2x optical zoom and 5x digital zoom as well.
The A14 chip provides new photography features with better than ever deep fusion for photos with more texture and less noise. It has improved night mode with better contrast in images. The Smart HDR 3 feature adjusts the white balance, contrast, texture, and saturation in photos for more natural-looking images.
It has 30fps HDR video with Dolby Vision, enabling cinema-grade videos to be captured, edited, and shared right on the iPhone. It has improved cinematic video stabilization and a Night mode Time-Lapse feature also with Dolby Vision selfie videos using the TrueDepth camera.
The iPhone 12 lineup 5G connectivity for faster downloads and uploads, better quality video streaming, improved gaming, and higher-definition 1080p FaceTime calls. The Smart data mode reverts back to the 4G connection when 5G speed is not necessary.
It support WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0, plus they include a U1 Ultra Wideband chip for spatial awareness and interactivity with other devices that include the U1 feature such as the HomePod mini.
One shocking thing is that Apple has removed the power adapter and EarPods from the iPhone 12 box. You will have to purchase them separately which will add another impact to your already damaged pocket if you decide to buy iPhone 12.
Price & Availability
It iPhone 12 is available for pre order on October 16. Its starting price is at $799 for 64GB of storage, with 128 and 256GB available for an extra fee. iPhone 12 price in India will be 79,900.
The iPhone 12 mini starts at $699 for 64GB storage with 128 GB and 256GB storage options available as well. iPhone 12 mini price in India will be 69,900.
The iPhone 12 Pro price in India will be Rs 1,19,900 and iPhone 12 Pro Max will cost Rs 1,29,900 for 128GB variants. HomePod Mini will be priced at Rs 9,900. Sales begin from October 30.
The entire models of iPhone 12 lineup series will be available in blue, green, black, white, and Red. All the four models of the iPhone 12 lineup will be available on amazon.