iPhone 12 and 12 Pro: Apple’s latest 5G, ‘ceramic shield,’ MagSafe magnets


Apple’s new iPhone 12 – including its Premium Pro model, pictured here – packs in 5G connectivity.

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Apple’s iPhones just got too fast. during this Virtual event tuesday, The company unveiled it iPhone 12 lineup – and all four new devices Come with 5GIncluding, ultra-fast millimeter wave version. The company’s 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini, 6.1 inches iphone 12Apple has made some of the biggest advances of 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Max in years.

Two mid-phones go on sale next week (pre-limit starts this Friday), while the Mini and Max arrive in mid-November. Starting prices range from $ 699 for mini-making. One of the cheapest premium 5G phones in the market – $ 1,099 for Max.

The entire iPhone 12 lineup features A redesign reminiscent of Apple’s iPad Pro tablet. The flattering sides give iPhones a new feel for the first time in three years. All models come with a The new, ultra-strong version of Corning’s Gorilla Glass, called “Ceramic Shield”. “It’s tougher than any smartphone glass,” Apple said, and it’s four times less likely to crack if you leave it. The new phones come with Apple’s updated A14 Bionic, the same chip that it has New ipad air. They also get Bumps in your camera capabilities.

Apple has Nixed free earpods and power adapters that come with iPhones. But new devices Apple’s MagSafe supports charger, Which uses magnetic pins to connect the charging cable with the back of the gadget. It is not just for charging, but also acts as a magnetic attachment system for various accessories, all of which can snap right behind the iPhone 12. There is a Lightning to USB-C connector in the box with each new iPhone.

Apart from 5G connectivity Is the first for Apple’s device lineup. (Not yours Older AT&T phones that say “5G E” cannot connect to the new 5G network.) The most noticeable improvement with 5G is the iPhone today that offers faster download speeds, so invite Apple’s “Hi, Speed” event. 5G can run 10 to 100 times faster than your typical 4G cellular connection, which will make downloading and streaming video snapper more than ever. It is more responsive than 4G, making gaming, video streaming, and other tasks more smooth.


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Altogether, 5G It is expected to change the way we live, like apps like 4G Uber brought about. But there are still early days with the technology, and most consumers are not using 5G. As of Tuesday, all three major US carriers now have nationwide 5G networks, although they are built on a slower version of 5G. Verizon CEO Hans Westberg appeared on stage at Apple’s virtual event to announce that A. The nation’s largest wireless carrier now has a low band 5G network, Which offers mmWave 5G, at a dramatically reduced speed – compared to the previous taste of its Superfast.

The iPhone switches seamlessly between 4G and 5G to conserve battery power. When 5G is needed – such as for high-def video streaming – it will automatically tap on that network. Otherwise, the device will activate 4G connectivity. The 5G processors, which are still new, are power hungry, and have also caused the device to heat up quickly. By switching between 4G and 5G, Apple aims to prevent those problems.

Apple showcased its new products on Tuesday during a virtual event, such as the iPad and Apple Watch Series 6 launch in October. Unveiled it A new $ 99 HomePod Mini Smart Speaker Before talking about its 5G iPhones.

Full iPhone 12 Lineup

The premium iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max devices feature stainless steel bands and come in four finishes: Silver, Graphic, Gold and Pacific Blue. The 6.1-inch display has 12 Pro packs, while the Pro Max has a 6.7-inch screen.

Both devices have three rear-facing cameras and depth mapping, AR and LiDAR for low-light autofocus. The 12 Pro gets a new telephoto lens with an optical zoom of 2.5X, while the Pro Max gets a 5X optical zoom, a big jump from the 2X optical zoom of older generations. The two meet Other camera tweaks And 128GB, 256GB and 512GB come with storage options.

The iPhone 12 has an aluminum frame with new antennas around the device to connect to the 5G network. It will come in black, white, green, blue and product (red), and features a 6.1-inch, super retina XDR OLED display with a smaller bezel than its predecessors. And the iPhone 12 is 11% thinner, 15% smaller and 16% lighter than the old iPhone 11. It has 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options. The iPhone 12 has f2.4 ultra wide and f1.6 wide with dual, 12MP camera lens. It can capture night time photos as well as use night mode.

The 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini is similar to the iPhone 12 apart from its screen size and weight.

The iPhone 12 Pro will start at $ 999, while the 12 Pro Max will retail for $ 1,099. Despite packing in 5G connectivity and other improvements, Apple kept its premium phone prices similar to last year’s model. The new iPhone 12 will retail for $ 799, which is $ 100 more than last year’s model. Apple Also unveiled an iPhone 12 mini, Which has a 5.4-inch display and will cost $ 699.

Limitations for iPhone 12 and 12 Pro – Apple’s two 6.1-inch phones – Beginning Friday, October 23 with availability. The 12 Mini and 12 Pro Max arrive a few weeks later, with pre-borders starting on November 6 and devices in stores from November 13.

Last year’s new iPhone lineup included $ 699, 6.1 inch iPhone 11; $ 999, 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro; And $ 1,099, 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max. Apple too Introduced its $ 399, 4.7-inch iPhone SE in April, Appealing to those looking for a budget iPhone with a smaller screen. This device only runs on 4G networks.

iphone delay

Company’s new iPhones Coming about a month later than usual, Delay Attributed to epidemic. Novel coronavirus, which causes pneumonia-like illness COVID-19, Quickly spread around the world this year, slowing their progress to allow cities and entire countries to issue lockdowns. China, where the COVID-19 was first discovered, first shut down in late 2019, blocking production of iPhones and other products. The rest of the world soon followed suit, and the global economy stalled on all but the ground. Since then, coronovirus has infected more than 37 million people and killed more than one million people. While many areas have begun to reopen, life is not normal.


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As a result, consumers are postponing phone purchases in favor of other home appliances. But Apple is likely to see huge demand for its latest iPhones. The company has not changed the overall design of its phone since the 2017 iPhone X, its first device that dug up the physical home button in favor of a larger screen and Face ID. By expanding into 5G, Apple is likely to see an increase in sales of its latest smartphone.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Tuesday, “The iPhone is no longer indispensable.” “Today is the beginning of a new era for the iPhone.”

5G Boom

5G started moving around the world last year and gained momentum in 2020. Virtually all new Android phones coming to the US today offer 5G, and the country’s largest carriers are talking nonstop about connectivity. Now that Apple is jumping into the fray with its 5G-capable iPhone 12 model, the buzz about 5G is only getting louder – even though consumers in places like the US aren’t exactly clamoring for 5G devices.

Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup starts at $ 699 for the Mini, up to a starting price of $ 1,099 for the 12 Pro Max. At the same time, it dropped the pricing of its older iPhones.

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Apple is expected to be a huge player in 5G immediately. According to Strategy Analytics, the company will ship 50 million 5G iPhones this year, making it the second largest 5G vendor in 2020. This is with sales under three months. By comparison, Samsung shipped about 6.7 million Galaxy 5G smartphones from May 2019 – when its first 5G phone came on the market – by the end of that year. Next year, Apple will be the world’s largest 5G phone vendor, Strategy Analytics said.

“There is a so-called Apple influence,” said analytics analyst Ville-Petarti Ukonahoe. “” Whatever Apple does, it succeeds almost immediately. ”

Although many believe that their existing iPhones can connect to 5G – about half of Americans think so, according to a survey by the wireless benchmarking tracker Global Wireless Solutions – this is not the case. To get Superspeed onto the new network, Apple fans must upgrade to a device in the iPhone 12 lineup.

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