Updated 14th October 2020 | 09:52 IST
iPhone 12 series was unveiled by Apple at its virtual event on Tuesday, and it consists of the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and therefore the iPhone 12 Pro Max. While the iPhone 12 mini comes because the smallest and therefore the most affordable model within the new series, the iPhone 12 is meant because the successor to the iPhone 11 and therefore the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are projected the successors to the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, respectively. All four models within the 2020 iPhone lineup accompany 5G support and are powered by Apple’s A14 Bionic chip. the newest models also run on iOS 14 out-of-the-box and retain the notch that was featured originally on the iPhone X in November 2017.
iPhone 12 mini price in India has been set at Rs. 69,900 for the 64GB storage variant, while its 128GB storage model carries a tag of Rs. 74,900 and therefore the top-end 256GB storage option is priced at Rs. 84,900. The iPhone 12, on the opposite hand, is priced at Rs. 79,900 for the 64GB storage option, Rs. 84,900 for the 128GB storage variant, and therefore the 256GB storage model at Rs. 94,900. However, the iPhone 12 Pro will retail starting at Rs. 1,19,900 for the bottom, 128GB storage variant, while its 256GB and 512GB storage options are going to be available at Rs. 1,29,900 and Rs. 1,49,900, respectively. The iPhone 12 Pro Max, in contrast, starts at Rs. 1,29,900 for the 128GB storage variant. Its 256GB option is priced at Rs. 1,39,900 and therefore the highest, 512GB storage model carries a tag of Rs. 1,59,900.
|Model||Price in India||Price in the US|
|iPhone 12 mini 64GB||Rs. 69,900||$699|
|iPhone 12 mini 128GB||Rs. 74,900||$749|
|iPhone 12 mini 256GB||Rs. 84,900||$849|
|iPhone 12 64GB||Rs. 79,900||$799|
|iPhone 12 128GB||Rs. 84,900||$849|
|iPhone 12 256GB||Rs. 94,900||$949|
|iPhone 12 Pro 128GB||Rs. 1,19,900||$999|
|iPhone 12 Pro 256GB||Rs. 1,29,900||$1,099|
|iPhone 12 Pro 512GB||Rs. 1,49,900||$1,299|
|iPhone 12 Pro Max 128GB||Rs. 1,29,900||$1,099|
|iPhone 12 Pro Max 256GB||Rs. 1,39,900||$1,119|
|iPhone 12 Pro Max 512GB||Rs. 1,59,900||$1,399|
Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro start October 16 within the US, the UK, Japan, Germany, China, and Australia, before happening sale from October 23. In India, South Korea, and 12 more countries, the iPhone 12 will continue sale from October 30. The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will go up for pre-orders starting November 6 within the US, with availability set for November 13. India’s availability for all models except the iPhone 12 has yet to be detailed.
The A14 Bionic is meant to handle talks including 4K video editing. it’s also claimed to deliver a 40 percent boost in CPU performance and 30 percent improvement in graphics over the prevailing A13 Bionic chip. Further, the new 16-core Neural Engine is touted to be capable of performing up to 11 trillion operations per second. There also are second-generation machine learning accelerators within the CPU to supply 10 percent faster machine learning calculations over the previous-generation Neural Engine.
Apart from the improved processing power, the 2020 iPhone family comes with 5G support. It is, however, of no use if 5G networks are yet to be available in your area. The US variants of the iPhone 12 series also accompany support for faster, mmWave 5G networks.
In terms of differences, the iPhone 12 mini comes during a 5.4-inch size, while the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro share an equivalent 6.1-inch form-factor, and therefore the iPhone 12 Pro Max is that the biggest within the series, with a 6.7-inch size. The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 feature 12-megapixel dual rear cameras that include a wide-angle and an ultra-wide-angle shooter, with an f/1.6 aperture and f/2.4 aperture respectively.
The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, on the opposite hand, offer 12-megapixel triple rear cameras with a good (f/1.6), ultra-wide (f/2.4), and a further telephoto (f/2.0 on Pro and f/2.2 on Pro Max) lens. They also include a LiDAR (a portmanteau of sunshine and radar) scanner for better autofocus in low light (and Night-mode Portraits), improved depth photography, and augmented reality (AR) measurements. The iPhone 12 Pro Max also carries a 47 percent larger wide camera sensor. The iPhone 12 Pro offers 4x optical zoom while the iPhone 12 Pro Max offers a 5x optical zoom with the telephoto sensor. All four models feature 12-megapixel f/2.2 front cameras.
The company is additionally rolling out a replacement Apple ProRAW format on the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, giving users knowledgeable post-photography experience. aside from the Photos app, third-party apps are going to be able to use the new image format thanks to an API. The ‘Pro’ iPhone 12 models also offer 4K Dolby Vision HDR video and on-device editing of the result.
Apple has also improved its Deep Fusion software tweak that was debuted on the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max last year. Similarly, the Night Mode on the iPhone 12 series has also been updated to deliver better low-light results, including by the front camera. A night-mode time-lapse feature also will be launched.
In terms of battery life, the iPhone 12 mini is claimed to deliver up to fifteen hours of video playback, while the iPhone 12 is rated to supply up to 17 hours video playback – an equivalent because of the iPhone 12 Pro. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is projected to deliver the “longest battery life in an iPhone” with up to twenty hours of video playback. They support MagSafe wireless charging at up to 15W, and Qi wireless charging at up to 7.5W. the corporate is looking at the iPhone 12 mini as the littlest, lightest, and thinnest 5G smartphone in the world.
Notably, the iPhone 12 series are going to be shipped without an AC adapter within the box. It comes with a USB-C to Lightning cable. the choice to get rid of the charger from the box was for environmental reasons.
Apple has also offered upgraded wireless charging support on the iPhone 12 series that supports magnetic chargers carrying the MagSafe branding, which was earlier related to the magnetically charging accessories of previous-generation MacBooks. MagSafe on the iPhone 12 series is enabled because of the housing of a magnet and charging array within the phone’s case.