iPhone 12 introduced: price and features of four different models
Apple has officially introduced the long-awaited iPhone 12 family.
All the details of four different models are in our news; The smartphone models that will replace the iPhone 11 family are finally here.
iPhone 12 Review
iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max models, Apple’s new smartphone series includes remarkable innovations and details.
First of all, it is necessary to talk about design. As you can see, all four phone models continue the notched structure. iPhone 12 Mini has a slightly shorter notch than the others.
The new family, which has the TrueDepth camera system that works faster than the old and powers the FaceID facial recognition system in its notches, is based on an angular but more rounded design like the new generation iPad Pro compared to the iPhone 11 series.
This new design has immensely liked since the first leaks. iPhone 12s have an aluminum case, and 12 Pros have a stainless steel case. Phones in common are water-resistant.
As you can see, mostly in the color versions, the iPhone 12s generally have thin bezels. However, the frames of the 12 Pros, designed even more delicate than the regular models.
Many color options prepare for these models. However, there are some differences. For example, Pros, there is no Product RED. Likewise, we see a darker blue than the Pro on the 12 Mini and the 12.
We mentioned that the iPhone 12s come in four different versions. This year, these four different versions feature an OLED display that is more scratch and shock resistant than ever (4 times more than iPhone 11s), protected by a glass-reinforced with nano-ceramic crystals called Corning’s Ceramic Shield. So this series does not include a model with an LCD screen.
Apple is now discontinuing the use of high-end LCDs, which is very pleasing. The 12 Mini models, with a 5.4 inch 1.200 nit OLED screen, literally fills the back of the “Mini” jewelry for today. This device creates the impression that will please those who want a small but modern smartphone.
The primary model iPhone 12 in the middle of the series has a 6.1-inch 1,200-nit OLED display.
Apple puts a 6.1-inch 1,200-nit OLED screen on the 12 Pro, and the 12 Pro Max, the largest of its series, goes beyond its limits and uses a 6.7-inch 1,200-nit OLED display.
Unfortunately, the screens of the models referred to as “Super Retina XDR” do not offer a refresh rate as high as 120 Hz like rival flagships. In this respect, 60 Hz OLED screens are in front of us.
At the heart of the iPhone 12 is the A14 Bionic, the first mobile processor to come out of the 5 nm manufacturing process. This processor, first used in the new iPad Air, is the best in the market for both performance and efficiency.
On the graphics side, a quad-core GPU welcomes us in the processor. Of course, the A14 Bionic and the Apple-designed Neural Engine do not stand still. According to Apple’s statement, the 16-core new generation Neural Engine can handle 11 trillion transactions per second. It provides a %70 increase in machine learning performance.
According to Apple, machine learning accelerators perform computing 10 times faster, bringing machine learning applications to a whole new performance level. With this performance, the company also brings the game called “League of Legends Wild Rift” to iPhone 12.
Although common infrastructures are not fully prepared, iPhone 12 with 5G support also have a special U1 Chip as well as iPhone 11.
The most significant benefit of the U1 chip unit is Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology, for those who don’t know. Technically, UWB support works much more precisely than Bluetooth LE and WiFi at the location point.
The technology reduces the positioning process of about 5 meters indoors to the level of 5-10 cm, measures the transfer time of the radio waves between two devices, and thus performs exact location determination. This technology will be included in almost all new mobile Apple products in the future.
Apple Watch Series 6 also has the U1 chip active. The U1 chip in iPhone 12s is especially important for the newly introduced Apple AirTags tracking accessory.
It is reported that this accessory will be introduced at the beginning of 2021.
iPhone 12 Camera: Feel the quality
iPhone 12 brings sound to the camera.
Let’s move on to one of the essential parts, the camera.
iPhone 12, of course, has a very powerful camera. When we look here, there is a double camera system behind the 12 Mini and 12, and a triple camera system behind the 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max.
Normal iPhone 12s combine 12-megapixel F1.6 wide-angle + 12-megapixel F2.4 ultra-wide-angle cameras. In Pro models, 12 megapixel F1.6 wide angle + 12 megapixel F2.4 ultra wide angle + 12 megapixel F2.2 telephoto cameras (F2.0 aperture in 12 Pro) are used.
New models use a 7P lens structure that reduces optical distortion, and 5x optical zoom is offered in the Pro family (from wide to narrow).
The Pro Max has a 47 percent enlarged wide-angle camera sensor and high-level image stabilization with “Sensor-Shift” technology.
Deep Fusion, which can create high-quality photos by combining multiple shots as far as transfer, and the night mode, which first entered the Apple world with iPhone 11s, now offer much better results. Now night mode works on all cameras, including the TrueDepth front camera.
Smart HDR3 system of the phones can take photos with a much better balance (in terms of shadows and bright areas) than before.
iPhone 12 can record 60 fps slow-motion videos in 4K resolution. The time-lapse video mode based on night mode also draws attention here.
Capable of shooting 10-Bit HDR video with the A14 Bionic, 12 Pro models also offer Dolby Vision HDR video recording. This means a first in the camera world. All these videos can be edited and viewed on the phone.
Difference between iPhone 11 and iPhone 12
- LCD Liquid Retina HD display with 1792-by-828-pixel resolution at 326 ppi and 1,400:1 contrast ratio
- 4G LTE cellular
- A13 Bionic chip
- Wide Lens f/1.8
- Next-generation Smart HDR for photos
- Water resistant to a depth of two metres for up to 30 minutes
- Qi wireless charging
- Available in White, Black, Green, Yellow, Purple, and (PRODUCT)RED
- OLED Super Retina XDR display with 2532-by-1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi, 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and HDR
- 5G connectivity
- A14 Bionic chip
- Wide Lens f/1.6
- Smart HDR 3 for photos
- Dolby Vision HDR video recording up to 30 fps and Night mode Time-lapse
- Front-facing Night mode and Deep Fusion
- Ceramic Shield front
- Water resistant to a depth of six metres for up to 30 minutes
- MagSafe and Qi wireless charging
- Available in White, Black, Blue, Green, and (PRODUCT)RED
Prices of iPhone 12 models
As always, we saved the most curious part of the iPhone 12’s, namely the price tags. According to Apple’s official statement, the starting price (64 GB) of the iPhone 12 Mini, one of the new phones, is $ 699.
The starting price (64GB) for the iPhone 12 is around $ 799. The starting point for the iPhone 12 Pro (128GB) starts at $ 999, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at $ 1,099 for 128GB.
In addition to all of them, Apple made an important decision this year and has removed the charger from the new family’s box. The technology giant, who stated that he decided to protect the environment, has just put a braided Lightning / USB-C cable in the box of iPhone 12s. Yes, there is no wired or wireless headset in the box. People need to either use the charging adapter they already have or buy a new charging adapter for new devices.
On the headphone side, Apple, of course, directs to AirPods. That’s why the iPhone 12 boxes are very thin.