iPhone 12 release date, price, specs, colors and pre-orders
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro both promise the biggest update in years. IPhone 12 is officially available for pre-order, with four new models included in the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
All four iPhone 12 models offer 5G networking, a faster A14 Bionic processor, and a sleek, flat-edge design. Apple has also updated the cameras with better arithmetic photography and an improved night mode.
To make the iPhone 12 even tougher, there’s a new ceramic Shield glass screen that Apple claims is the toughest in the industry. There’s also a new MagSafe charging system designed to make wireless charging a little easier (and faster).
IPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max offer a more powerful camera system with better optical zoom, stainless steel design and LiDAR sensor for faster autofocus. But you will pay more for these features.
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IPhone 12 release date
IPhone 12 release date is October 23. iPhone 12 Pro has the same release date. Meanwhile, you will have to wait for the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max. These two phones have a November 13th release date.
IPhone 12 pre-orders
IPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro pre-orders begin today, October 16, and we’ve rounded up the best iPhone 12 pre-order deals for these two phones from retailers and all major carriers.
IPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro will be available for pre-order on November 6, which is much closer to the holidays.
IPhone 12 prices
IPhone 12 mini starts at $ 699 for 64GB, while the larger iPhone 12 starts at $ 799. 1099 in a row.
iPhone 12 tech specs: Models compared
|iPhone 12 mini||iPhone 12||iPhone 12 Pro||iPhone 12 Pro Max|
|Display||5.4 inches OLED (2340 x1080)||6.1 inches OLED (2532 x 1170)||6.1 inches OLED (2532 x 1170)||6.7 inches (2778 x 1284)|
|Colors||Black, White, Red, Green and Blue||Black, White, Red, Green and Blue||Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue||Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|Rear camera||12MP wide (f/1.6), 12MP ultra-wide f/2.4)||12MP wide (f/1.6), 12MP ultra-wide f/2.4)||12MP wide (f/1.6), 12MP ultra-wide (f/2.4), 12MP telephoto (f/2.0)||12MP wide (f/1.6), 12MP ultra-wide (f/2.4), 12MP telephoto (f/2.2)|
|Zoom||5x digital||5x digital||2x optical/10x digital||2.5x optical12x digital|
|Front camera||12MP TrueDepth (f/2.2)||12MP TrueDepth (f/2.2)||12MP TrueDepth (f/2.2)||12MP TrueDepth (f/2.2)|
|5G||sub-6Ghz, mmWave||sub-6Ghz, mmWave||sub-6Ghz, mmWave||sub-6Ghz, mmWave|
|Battery||Up to 10 hours video streaming||Up to 11 hours video streaming||Up to 11 hours video streaming||Up to 12 hours video streaming|
|Size||5.18 x 2.53 x 0.29 inches||5.78 x 2.82 x 0.29 inches||5.78 x 2.82 x 0.29 inches||6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches|
|Weight||4.76 ounces||5.78 ounces||6.66 ounces||8.03 ounces|
iPhone 12 ($ 799)
IPhone 12. Announced for $ 799, it features 5G connectivity, a 6.1-inch OLED display, 5nm Bionic A14 processor, and a new design. The phone comes in black, white, red, green and blue colors.
Apple lowered the bezels of the screen on the iPhone 12 while it’s still using the 6.1-inch screen. The phone is 11% thinner, 15% lighter, and 16% lighter.
The Super Retina XDR display has twice the pixels of the iPhone 11, and the panel is rated for a maximum brightness of 1,200 nits.
Apple says the glass in the iPhone 12 is the toughest on the market. Ceramic Shield technology, developed in conjunction with Gorilla Glass, provides 4x drop performance.
On the 5G front, the iPhone 12 features a new Smart Data Mode, which can automatically revert to 4G LTE to save battery life. And if the app requests it, you’ll get faster 5G speeds. The iPhone 12 (and iPhone 12 Mini) will be able to run on all types of 5G networks, despite some rumors that only Pro models will run on high-speed 5G.
IPhone 12 features dual cameras, including Apple’s first 7-element lens to deliver low-light performance. Apple is also adding a Time-lapse mode. There is a 12MP ultra-wide lens with f / 1.6 aperture and a 12MP Ultra Wide lens with an f / 2.4 aperture and a 120-degree field of view.
Apple has also introduced a new MagSafe charging system to facilitate wireless charging. The idea is to place the charger on the back of the phone, similar to the Apple Watch. Apple also offers a dual charger that charges the iPhone 12 and Apple Watch simultaneously.
Every iPhone 12 will come with a USB-C to Lightning cable, but there won’t be a charger or headphones in the ultra slim box.
iPhone 12 mini ($ 699)
IPhone 12 mini offers the same features as the regular iPhone 12, but in a more compact package. In fact, Apple says the iPhone 12 mini is the smallest, lightest and lightest 5G phone in the world.
That means you get the same fast A14 e-chip, and a Ceramic Shield for better protection from drops and MagSafe charging, but with a smaller 5.4-inch screen. In fact, you get a bigger screen than the iPhone 8 but with a smaller design.
The price is also small, with the iPhone 12 mini starting at $ 699. And it has the same five color options as the iPhone 12.
iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max ($ 999, $ 1,099)
IPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are available here with larger screens. IPhone 12 Pro offers a 6.1-inch screen, compared to 5.8 inches, and the iPhone 12 Pro is 6.7 inches.
The good news is that these phones are roughly the same size as their predecessors. Thus, you get more space with the same size frame.
IPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro each come in a bunch of new colors with an aluminum strap. These include silver, graphite, gold, and blue.
The A14 Bionic processor enables powerful computational photography, as does Deep Fusion. This feature is now available on all four cameras.
IPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Pro Max have better main cameras with f / 1.6 aperture. While the iPhone 12 Pro allows 27% more light, the bigger sensor in the Pro Max allows 87% more light.
IPhone 12 Pro offers 2x optical zoom (10x digital) and iPhone 12 Pro Max raising it to 2.5x optical zoom (12x digital). Both sets of numbers are good, but they are behind some of the best Android camera phones, including Samsung’s latest flagship phones.
The new sensor shift image stabilization system controls movement on the X and Y axes to compensate for hand movement.
IPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max can capture HDR video. In fact, it is the first camera in the world to record in Dolby Vision HDR. Phones can do it in 4K at 60 frames per second, and you can also edit in Dolby Vision HDR.
The LiDAR Scanner on iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max can improve autofocus speed up to 6 times. And you’ll get better performance in portraits in low light. This is in addition to the advantages that LiDAR brings to augmented reality applications.
MagSafe charging and fast charging
The bad news is that Apple doesn’t include a charger with any of the new iPhone 12s. You only get a USB-C to Lightning cable in the box and no charging block. MagSafe uses magnets to facilitate charging the iPhone 12 just by placing the charger on the back of the phone. MagSafe provides up to 15 watts of power and there are several accessories available, including a MagSafe charger for $ 39.
Apple will also provide a MagSafe Duo charger that can simultaneously charge iPhone 12 and Apple Watch, as well as ready-made MagSafe cases and a leather wallet. Apple is working with other manufacturers to launch other MagSafe accessories for iPhone 12.