Apple unveils new lineup of phones including iPhone 12

Oct 13 2020, 10:24 am

Apple has finally unveiled its new iPhone.

Following an event in September that announced new products including Apple Watch Series 6 and the iPad 8th generation, it was clear fans had to wait a little longer for the new iPhone. And this week, not just one, but a new line of phones was announced.

On Tuesday, during its “Hi, Speed” event, Apple announced the new iPhone 12 with 5G connectivity.

“The next generation is here,” said Tim Cook during the event. “Today is the beginning of a new era for iPhone.”

Apple iPhone 12

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Apple announced the iPhone 12 with 5G, making it the company’s first of its kind. The phone has an aluminum frame with flat edges and comes in several colours including black, white, green, blue, and red.

The phone is said to be 11% thinner, 15% smaller and 16% lighter than the iPhone 11. It also includes a new A14 chip Bionic.

The iPhone 12 has a ceramic-hardened display, making it more drop-resistant and harder to scratch than previous models.

As for the camera, it has a dual, ultrawide 120-degree field of view. The iPhone 12 also offers night mode on the front camera.

If this is your first iPhone, note that the new product will not include an adapter or headphones anymore.

Pre-orders for iPhone 12 begin Friday, October 16, with availability beginning Friday, October 23.

iPhone 12 mini

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Not only did we get the new iPhone 12 announcement today, Apple introduced the iPhone mini.

The phone is smaller than the 4.7-inch iPhone 8, but has a larger screen. It also has all the same features as the full-sized iPhone 12.

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in five aluminum finishes, including blue, green, black, white, and (PRODUCT)RED.
iPhone 12 mini will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, November 6, and in stores beginning Friday, November 13.

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB starting at $1,129 (CAD) and $979 (CAD), respectively.

“The arrival of 5G marks the beginning of a new era for iPhone and we’re thrilled to bring these impressive new capabilities to our customers with iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

“We’re once again pushing the boundaries to deliver incredible computational photography advancements, Super Retina XDR displays, and the biggest leap in durability in iPhone history with the new Ceramic Shield front cover.

iPhone 12 Pro

iPhone 12 Pro

Apple introduced its largest display ever in an iPhone with the 12 Pro.

Coming in four finishes, including silver, graphite, gold and blue, the new iPhone 12 Pro has the same ceramic shield screens as the 12.

The phone includes Super Retina XDR displays with 6.1-inch display on the pro, as well as a 6.7 inch in the pro max.

The camera supports 4x and 5x optical zoom, and the wide camera has a 47% larger sensor. It improves low-light by 87%.

The iPhone 12 Pro has the first camera to record in Dolby Vision HDR.

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB models in graphite, silver, gold, and pacific blue starting at $1,399 (CAD) and $1,549 (CAD), respectively.

The iPhone 12 Pro will be available for pre-order on Friday, October 16, with availability beginning Friday, October 23, and pre-orders for iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available on Friday, November 6, with availability beginning Friday, November 13.

Prices are in US dollars/ Apple

What else was announced on Tuesday so far?

MagSafe

Apple brought back its magnetic charging cable, and this time for its iPhone 12.

“MagSafe improves wireless charging for a better, more efficient experience and introduces an ecosystem of easy-to-attach accessories that beautifully complement iPhone 12 Pro models,” said Apple in a release. “MagSafe delivers a unique experience to iPhone, featuring an array of magnets around the wireless charging coil, optimized for alignment and efficiency, that perfectly connects to iPhone every time.”

HomePod Mini

HomePod Mini / Apple

Apple introduced the HomePod Mini, the latest version of its HomePod smart speaker. The new mini speaker can be connected to multiple HomePods in a household, can pair music in each room and be used as an intercom.

According to Apple, “HomePod mini is designed to work with Apple Music, podcasts, and radio stations from iHeartRadio and TuneIn. Multiple HomePod mini speakers work together to stream music or podcasts to multiple rooms, all in perfect sync.”

The mini comes in white and space grey, and will be available for $129 CAD/$99 US, and can be ordered on November 6. It will be available on November 16.

 

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