The wait came to an end with the all-new iPhone 12 lineup unveiled by Apple featuring impressive technology and new features. Four new iPhones make up the range, for two of which, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini, while the flagships, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max were also unveiled.
The strongest version of this year’s iPhone will be available in two versions: iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, continuing the tradition that began with the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max. With a design closer to the iPhone 4 or the recent iPad Air, the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max have the notch feature we first met on the iPhone X to offer the ability to unlock via face recognition (Face ID) , against a fingerprint reading sensor.
This year’s “Pro” models feature brand new design and also improved camera systems with an emphasis on better zoom and LiDAR sensor. Of course, like all iPhone 12 support 5G. The iPhone 12 Pro features a 6.1-inch screen while the iPhone 12 Pro Max 6.7-inch screen. Both have Ceramic Shield protection from Corning, and are totally certified in water and dust according to IP68 standard.
Its performance is based on Apple’s A14 Bionic chipset, 5nm technology and is no different from what was preferred for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini. Storage remains non-expandable, from 128GB to up to 512GB. The new devices support 5G networks in all their versions. They are made of glass and stainless steel, while the iPhone 12 Pro/Pro Max has a distinctly premium finish but different from the combination of glass and aluminum on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini.
The iPhone 12 Pro features a 6.1″ Super Retina XDR AMOLED display with smaller bezels than the iPhone 11 Pro, giving a larger real screen to a slightly larger body. In addition, it supports the Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG HDR standards. Like the iPhone 12, it has enhanced screen durability thanks to a new hardware that Apple calls “Ceramic Shield,” created in partnership with Corning – by themselves, it offers up to 4 times more drop resistance than previous iPhones.
On the back, a triple camera with 4x optical zoom capability is integrated. The upgraded wide lens features an f/1.6 aperture, a 7-item lens and a new sensor, offering noticeably superior shooting quality in low light conditions. Combined with Smart HDR 3 technology, it promises better detail retention across the lengths and widths of a photo. In addition, the triple camera comes with a LiDAR sensor.
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Another big announcement for photography enthusiasts was the Apple ProRAW format, which combines the benefits of the RAW type with the benefits of the device, such as Smart HDR – until recently, one excluded the other. Similarly positive news exists for video lovers, as video recording will be supported in 10-bit HDR (Dolby Vision, HDR10), as well as recording in 4K/60 – together.
As far as the iPhone 12 Pro Max is concerned, the biggest change, apart from the larger screen, concerns the camera, namely, the zoom reaches 5x versus the 4x found on the iPhone 12 Pro. The telephoto lens has a focal length of more than 65mm, the camera will support sensor shift stabilization, stabilizing the image at sensor level instead of lens.
MagSafe, allows the safe magnetic union of Qi wireless technology chargers on the back of the iPhone thanks to its internal magnets. In addition, these magnets take advantage of other accessories, such as a credit card case.
The cost of the iPhone 12 Pro starts at $999 and the iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at $1099. The packaging will also not include a charger and headphones to reduce environmental pollution, but the devices are compatible with previous generation accessories.