It’s sleek, it’s smooth, and it’s faster than ever.
Apple held its big virtual event the other day, and wouldn’t you know it, they finally gave us what we’ve all been waiting for. There have been rumors for months, due dates moving forward and back, specifications up in the air, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you… the iPhone 12.
The iPhone 12 lineup is composed of four different devices; in order of capability, we have the iPhone 12 Mini, the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Each model has been completely overhauled with a brand new design, featuring smoother sides, a super-tough front cover ceramic shield display, the new A14 Bionic chip set (the same one that’s in the iPad Air), and three rear-facing cameras. The coolest part, though, is that all four models are fully 5G compatible, which means these things will be able to download and upload files at 10 to 100 times the speed of previous models. 5G connections are also more responsive, which’ll be great if you’ve got a thing for mobile gaming and video streaming.
Let’s get into some nitty gritty on the differences. The lowest model, the 12 Mini, has a 5.4-inch display and a slightly smaller battery than the vanilla 12. The vanilla 12’s display is 6.1-inches, a slightly larger battery and slightly higher resolution than the Mini. Aside from those points, both models are pretty much the same, with both having data storage package options of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. On the higher end of the spectrum we have the Pro and Pro Max, measuring in at 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches, respectively. They have the same capabilities as the other models, but with the addition of a 12MP Telephoto lens on the back camera, higher resolution, and data package options of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
The iPhone 12 Mini will cost $699, the vanilla 12 $799, the Pro $999, and the Pro Max $1,099. The vanilla 12 and Pro will go on sale next week, with pre-orders opening this Friday, while the Mini and Pro Max will be available some time next month.