It is the season of reveals and Apple has their A-Game on with the iPhone 12 series. This range of devices come with some shocking reveals and some pleasant surprises. We will get into the details of the devices, their upgrades, new features and all that falls in between.
The iPhone 12 range is a much-anticipated series since it culminates the latest in smartphone technology which Apple has for consumers. The announcement of the devices delayed a few weeks but finally came off.
The range of devices has seen a great spec bump over their 2019 counterparts. Here are the top features and specifications picks of the product line.
New Features and Upgrades in the iPhone 12 Series
1. New Design
The new iPhones come with a signature design. From the look to the feel to the display. A lot of how the iPhone looks have changed including some of the materials used have been changed. The build is of Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass) and stainless steel frame. Apple says it is 11% thinner than iPhone 11, 15% smaller than iPhone 11, 16% lighter
2. 5G Capability
The new range of high-end Apple iPhones will all be 5G Ready. Which means faster internet for the users. Apple claims the iPhone 12 has the broadest 5G coverage worldwide. However, 5G isn’t available in most countries and not very fast in those countries which have it. Ghana doesn’t have an ISP with 5G capabilities. Nonetheless, you can put your hopes in the future. 5G is likely to come sooner than later.
3. Massive Camera Upgrades: Better Night Images, Dolby Vision & Computational Photography
The entire series features a dual-camera system which Apple says it has superior image quality. The wide and ultra-wide cameras make it possible to have better pictures at night with “Night Mode”. Night Mode allows in more light at night to diffuse the darkness and make pictures brighter and better looking.
The wide camera is said to bring in 27% more light than before. The good part is that night mode automatically activates at night or in low light so you can focus on pointing, focusing and snapping.
The camera features Dolby Vision which creates better videos on a smartphone. Currently, the iPhone 12 is the only device capable of using Dolby Vision.
4. No Chargers and No EarPods, Anymore
Well, yea. Apple says No more chargers! From now on, starting with the iPhone 12 series, all iPhones will ship without a charging dock. They will also ship without EarPods. All Apple phones will ship with a USB-C to Lightning cable. The move is said to reduce carbon emissions into the environment. However
5. Ceramic Shield, 4X Better Drop Performance
Apple designed a new material in order to drastically improve the durability and strength of its devices. They created what they call Ceramic Shield.
The iPhone 12 is 4 times better at handling drops than previous generations of the phone. 4 times is a great boost to better protect the device and increasing lifespan. It features some perks such as better scratch resistance.
6. Aerospace Grade Aluminium Edges
The edges are part of the design but we want to highlight the aluminium edges here to help you appreciate the effort Apple has taken to make sure the devices are durable, proof of common mishaps which render the phone destroyed and also to give users peace of mind while using their devices.
7. A14 Bionic Chipset, The Fastest Chip In A Smartphone.
A14 Bionic chip is designed by Apple. It is a 64-Bit based system. The chip is said to be 40% faster than the A12 Bionic chipset. This is Apple’s best chipset. It was launched on the latest iPad making it even more powerful on mobile devices. It is however likely to be clocked down to match the mobile experience and match performance.
8. An Edge-to-edge OLED Display (First Time on an iPhone) With Prominent Notch.
Say Hello to the brighter and better screen experience. OLED screens offer better performance, low power consumption, better contrast, thinner screens and durability. Moving to OLED was long overdue and apple users are about to be blown away with the amazing features of the OLED screen display.
All You Need To Know About the iPhone 12 Series
- iPhone 12 Mini: 5.4-inch
- iPhone 12: 6.1-inch
- iPhone 12 Pro: 6.1-inch
- iPhone 12 Pro Max: 6.7-inch
Release Dates and Preorders
The Devices are set to be released in batches with corresponding preorder dates.
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro release date is Oct. 23, 2020. Preorders of devices start on the 16th of October 2020.
The iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max release date is set for Nov. 13. and Preorders start on 6th November.
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