The serial leaks No matter how hard they try to spoil the party, the new iPhone presentation keynote is still THE tech event of the year. With a slight delay (Covid-19 required), Apple therefore presented its new iPhone 12.
Four models on the program: the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Pro, the iPhone 12 Pro Max and for the first time a new addition called the iPhone 12 mini. With this wide range, Apple adopts 5G : All models adopt the network of tomorrow.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini: iPhone 5G for the general public
As the rumors predicted The iPhone 12 adopts a new design inspired by the iPhone 4. The revised and corrected Super Retina XDR OLED display (1200 nits brightness, Dolby Vision, HDR 10 and HLG) of 6.1 inches is flatter. If the screen is the same diagonal as the iPhone 11, the iPhone 12’s format is more compact, Apple says. This is mainly due to the reduction in the facial recognition notch.
Consists of a glass bowl Ceramic signis the iPhone 12 “Stronger than any other glass smartphone” Apple assures us. What calms the clumsiest.
Under her ultra-strong skin iPhone 12 hides A14 bionic chip Inauguration with the latest iPad Air. It is “The world’s first chip engraved in 5 nm” with 11.8 million transistors that promise performance never seen before on a smartphone (50% faster than the best processor for Android smartphones).
The iPhone 12 opens up a new duo of cameras on the back: a wide-angle and an ultra-wide angle of 12 megapixels. Lenses benefit from a larger aperture for better photo quality in dark surroundings. Super HDR 3 Improves the general rendering, the night mode is even more precise and also works with the front sensor.
The iPhone 12 will also delight videographers who can take advantage of all the optimizations of these new sensors to create smoother and sharper videos at night.
Apple opens MagSafe, its magnetic charging system inherited from old MacBooks. Not only does wireless charging get faster (equivalent to 15 W wireless), Apple also offers a whole range of accessories that can be used to make use of the possibilities of MagSafe.
The iPhone 12 Mini has exactly the same technologies as the iPhone 12. Lighter and more compact 5.4-inch screen in 4.7-inch format, the same as an iPhone SE (2020). Apple describes it as “The smallest and lightest 5G smartphone in the world”. We want to believe it.
iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max: kings of the photo
The iPhone 12 Pro and its Max counterpart represent that ultimate Apple smartphones. They are also covered with a shell Ceramic signThey are therefore very resistant and waterproof (IP68 certification). The iPhone 12 Pro has a 6.1-inch screen, the Max reaches 6.7 inchesBoth are based on Super Retina XDR technology. MagSafe is part of the adventure too.
Driven by the A14 Bionic chip, the Neural Engine and a new generation GPU, they promise excellent performance. You need at least that to follow the photographic arsenal provided by Apple. In addition to the wide and ultra-wide angles of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini, they have a new telephoto lens that promises better portraits, an area where the iPhone 11 Pro excelled. already.
With Sensor displacement, Apple promises better stabilization (5 times more micro settings per second). In conjunction with the larger lens aperture and software optimizations, you can take better quality night photos.
Most of time, Apple opens Apple Pro RAW, a function that combines all the technologies and optimizations brought together in the iPhone. Enough to take pictures in RAW format to the delight of photographers. Third-party developers can even rely on an API Apple Pro RAW in their applications.
But not only photo professionals. IPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max can record HDR Dolby Vision in 4K at 60 frames per second. With the power of the A14 Bionic, you can even edit videos right from the photo application, for example by applying filters. Videographers will not give up the pommé smartphone.
In the end, iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max contain the LIDAR scanner started on the iPad Pro (2020). In addition to the functions for augmented reality, the LIDAR scanner enables four times faster autofocus during a photo shoot and improves the quality of portraits.
Price and availability of the new iPhone 12
The prices for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max do not move compared to their predecessors. The iPhone 12 Pro is therefore available from 1159 euros, the Pro Max from 1259 euros. Note that the base version has 128 GB of storage compared to 64 GB last year. Both models are available in gold, silver, Pacific blue and graphite.
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini won’t have that honor. Both models are offered in the basic version with 64 GB of memory. With this ability The iPhone 12 mini costs 809 euros, the iPhone 12 costs 909 euros. They are offered in five colors: white, black, blue, green and product RED.
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro can be pre-ordered on Friday, October 16 for delivery on October 23. IPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max arrive later : Pre-orders will open for delivery a week later on November 6th.