Less than a month after the previous keynote, of which we gave you a full summary, Apple organized a second keynote this Tuesday, October 13, 2020, and finally unveiled the iPhone 12, which was largely absent from the previous event.
The iPhone 12 was finally introduced
We thought we would discover the new iPhone during the previous keynote, but right from the start Tim Cook announced that it would be a few more weeks before the iPhone 12 would be discovered. The press and Apple fans were waiting impatiently for it. new conference.
After Tim Cook talked about the immense success of the iPhone 11, he introduced its successor. First novelty: The usual iPhone trios give way to a quartet: in fact, the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Max have a little brother, the iPhone 12 Mini, which is cheaper. Here are the prices you have to pay for each iPhone 12:
The iPhone 12: from $ 799; IPhone 12 Mini: starts at $ 699; iPhone 12 Pro: starting at $ 999; The iPhone 12 Max: from 1099 euros.
A refined design
In terms of design, the iPhone 12, with its metal frame and ceramic shield fronts, incorporates the highly valued aesthetic codes of the iPhone 4. The ceramic shield glass is also four times more resistant than previous models. The iPhone 12 will therefore be more solid from the start, and the ceramic shield also allows for protection from scratches. The notch and the edges on the front are reminiscent of those of the iPhone X.
When it comes to colors, you are spoiled for choice. The iPhone 12 and 12 Mini are available in black, white, red, blue and green. The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Max are available in gold, silver, graphite and blue.
Finally, the four iPhones have a Super Retina XDR OLED display. This is nothing new as the iPhone 11 Pro already had this type of screen. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will be 6.1 inches, the iPhone 12 Max 6.7 inches and the iPhone 12 Mini 5.4 inches.
An improved camera
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini also promise improvements for the camera. With its two photo modules (a 12Mpx sensor with a 1: 1.6 lens with a 7 lens design and a 12Mpx ultra wide angle with an aperture of 1: 1.7), users can take very high quality images .
The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Max have even more powerful cameras. They are equipped with a telephoto lens, an X4 optical zoom, a LIDAR scanner and an HDR Dolby Vision video camera (60 frames per second). The LIDAR scanner enables a significant improvement in night mode. Note that the iPhone 12 Pro can capture up to 700 million colors using HDR technology for an overview of the camera accuracy of the iPhones 12 Pro and 12 Max.
The iPhone 11 battery lasted 13:27. The iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Max have an autonomy of approx. 2:30 p.m.! Only the iPhone 12 Mini will have less than satisfactory autonomy. Ultimately, the iPhone 12 will be the brand’s first smartphone to feature 5G technology.
Date of pre-orders and approvals
The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro will be launched on October 23, 2020. Pre-orders are possible from October 16th. As for the iPhone 12 Mini and 12 Max, we’ll have to wait a little longer as they’ll start shipping on November 13th. Pre-orders are possible from November 6th.