iPhone 12: What You Need to Know


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The much-awaited iPhone 12 with 5G capability was introduced last week by CEO Tim Cook.

Talking up the capabilities of its new lineup on October 13th, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook gave users every reason they would want the new iPhone 12, especially that it comes with 5G, the first iPhones with that next-generation cellular technology. 

While not all carriers are 5G prepped, Hans Vestberg, Chairman and CEO of Verizon told the unveiling crowd-goers that “for the first time ever, iPhone can access Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband.”

Along with the 5g aspect, Apple decided to go back to the flat-edged body but at the same time making the phone thinner. Lidar sensors will also be exclusive to the iPhone 12 Pro models which are meant to help sense depth while taking photos. Both iPhone 12 models are also included with a new magnet inside the phone that makes the models capable of attaching magnetic wireless charging and wallets to the back of the iPhones. Apple is calling the new product line “MagSafe”. Some other new features for the 12 models are that they have a new “Ceramic Shield,” which makes them 4x more durable to drop damage than previous phones.

For those who loved the green, Apple decided that for the Pro models it would get rid of last year’s “Midnight Green” and replace it with a new “Pacific Blue.”  For others, a big let down this year for both iPhone models is the fact that Apple has still not removed the notch that is located above the screen. 

Apple also has decided to add a new iPhone size which is called “iPhone 12 mini” which a lot of people by the looks of it are curious whether the device is too small or not. The mini screen has a 5.4 inch OLED display which is about 0.4 inches smaller than the standard 12 model. The mini will also be in the standard 12 models line up which means that it will feature the exact same color options as it.

iPhone 12 devices range in price and will include: the $699 iPhone 12 Mini, $799 iPhone 12, $999 iPhone 12 Pro and $1,099 iPhone 12 Pro Max. None of them come without 5G, even if you don’t have 5G service in your area.