Finally, an iPhone 12-focused keynote. This is the moment all Apple fans and smartphone enthusiasts have been waiting for. After countless rumours (some spot on and some erroneous), it's official that we're getting four iPhone 12 variations and the return of MagSafe. Below are the details you should know Apple's latest upgraded products before getting them.
iPhone 12 Series
First things first, all devices in the iPhone 12 family (iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max) features a sleek flat-edge design that's similar to iPhone 4 and 5. Powered by an A14 Bionic with a 16-core Neural Engine, it delivers up to 80 percent increase in performance.
Speed is also a key factor here as all iPhone 12 phones are 5G-enabled. 5G on iPhone results in improved speeds for faster downloads and uploads. This improves connectivity allows higher quality video streaming too. Featuring the most 5G bands on any smartphone, iPhone 12 models offer the broadest 5G coverage worldwide. All iPhone 12 models also feature Smart Data mode, which extends battery life by intelligently assessing 5G needs and balancing data usage, speed, and power in real-time.
All devices gain a Ceramic Shield front cover, which reinforces glass by adding a new high-temperature crystallisation step that grows nano-ceramic crystals within the glass matrix, thus enhancing drop performance. They are fitted withing an aerospace-grade aluminium enclosure and comes in blue, green, black, white, and (PRODUCT)RED.
In addition, the imbued Dolby Vision in all iPhone 12 phones enable HDR video capture. Dolby Vision grading processed live while recording, and sustained during editing, whether in the Photos app or iMovie.
Here comes the difference. Both iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are almost identical except for the size of their all-screen Super Retina XDR, which is 6.1-inch and 5.4-inch on the respective models.
iPhone 12 is now available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models starting from S$1299 at Apple Online. Pre-orders for iPhone 12 mini will begin at 9 pm SGT on Friday, November 6, with availability beginning Friday, November 13 with prices starting from S$1149.
iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
It's definitely about the lens and AppleProRAW on the iPhone 12 Pro line. With the phones' new image signal processor (ISP), A14 Bionic drives increased image quality and enable powerful computational photography capabilities. Want more customisation abilities? AppleProRAW facilitates that.
This function combines Apple’s multi-frame image processing and computational photography with the versatility of a RAW format. Users can experience full creative control over colour, detail, and dynamic range natively on iPhone or with other professional photo editing apps.
Now onto the lenses. iPhone 12 Pro features the new seven-element lens Wide camera with an ƒ/1.6 aperture that improves low-light performance in photo and video. In addition, the Ultra-Wide camera with a 120-degree field of view for wider landscapes shots. And lastly, the 52 mm focal length Telephoto camera frames portraits and allows optical zoom range to 4x.
On the other hand, the ƒ/1.6 aperture Wide camera obtains a 65 mm focal length Telephoto camera instead. Combined, this system, including the ƒ/1.6 aperture Wide camera sensor with 1.7μm pixels, offers 5x optical zoom range.
Unlike the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini, the iPhone 12 Pro series flat-edge design features surgical-grade stainless steel band paired with a precision-milled matte glass back instead. Colour-wise, you can choose from graphite, silver, gold, and pacific blue.
iPhone 12 Pro is now available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB models starting from S$1649 at Apple Online. Pre-orders for iPhone 12 Pro Max will begin at 9 pm SGT on Friday, November 6, with availability beginning Friday, November 13 with prices starting from S$1799.
Remember MagSafe charging that powers the MacBook? It's now implemented on the iPhone 12 series to enable wireless charging. This allows an ecosystem of easy-to-attach accessories like an external leather wallet for immediate access to important cards.
MagSafe uses an array of magnets around the wireless charging coil to optimise alignment and efficiency up to 15W when powering up while still accommodating existing Qi-enabled devices.