Apple has debuted the iPhone 12 in four models with 5G connectivity for mobile internet. These models are:
- iPhone 12 mini, smaller than the iPhone 8 but has a 5.4″ screen. It starts at $699.
- iPhone 12, 6.1-inch display starting at $799
- iPhone 12 Pro, stainless shield band and 6.1-inch display, starting at $999
- iPhone Pro Max, stainless shield band and 6.7-inch display. starting at $1,099
The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro will be available for preorder Friday, shipping Oct. 23. The iPhone 12 Pro Max and the 12 mini will be available for preorder on Nov. 6 and will ship Nov. 13.
The iPhone SE, iPhone Xr and iPhone 11 will remain in the overall lineup. The price of the SE will be $399.
An OLED screen will be featured across the entire lineup. The main iPhone 12 will have a dual camera system. The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max
No wall adapter will be included in the box with the new phones, as well as removing any headphones. This move, Apple said, is made for environmental reasons. It will still include a USB-C to Lightning power cable.
The iPhone 12 will have a 6-core CPU and 4-core GPU with the company’s proprietary A14 bionic chip. It is the same chip that is in Apple’s iPad Air that was announced in September.
The main phone will have a dual-camera system with an f/2.4 aperture on its ultra-wide lens, 13 mm focal length and 120-degree field of view. The wide-angle lens will have an f/1.6 aperture, 26 mm focal length and optical image stabilization. Night mode will be available on all iPhone models for the first time.
Apple brought its MagSafe technology, which was used for powering laptop computers for years, to the iPhone. A magnet will automatically align chargers and other accessories including cases, car chargers, wallets and multi-charging docks.
The Pro and the Pro Max will be available in grey, white, gold and blue. The iPhone 12 mini and regular 12 will be available in black, cream, green, Project Red and a navy blue.
For Verizon subscribers, this will include access to the service’s 5G ultra wideband and will be turning its 5G service on nationwide. On the iPhone 12, if 5G service is not available, it will automatically switch back to LTE service.