Features, Pricing and Availability of Apple’s iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini, Revealed

A photo of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini from Apple

Apple has finally unveiled iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini with 5G technology on October 13, 2020. “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,” announced by Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, Greg Joswiak.

Here are more details about iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini’s new design and innovative features as provided by Apple.

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini Features

5G Experience

  • 5G on iPhone boasts improved speeds for faster:
    • Downloads and uploads
    • Higher quality video streaming
    • More responsive gaming
    • Real-time interactivity in apps
    • FaceTime in high definition
    • And more!
  • 5G on iPhone has a secure, fast connection
  • iPhone 12 models offer the broadest 5G coverage worldwide
  •  Models in the US support millimeter wave, the higher frequency version of 5G
    • iPhone 12 to reach speeds up to 4Gbps, even in densely populated areas
  • iPhone 12 models also feature Smart Data mode
    • Extends battery life by intelligently assessing 5G needs
    • Balancing data usage, speed, and power in real time.

A14 Bionic

  • A14 Bionic is the first chip in the smartphone industry built on 5-nanometer process
  • A14 Bionic has the fastest CPU and GPU by up to 50 percent compared to the fastest competing smartphone chips
  • A14 Bionic features a 16-core Neural Engine, capable of completing 11 trillion operations per second

Durable Design

  • The new design of the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini are beautiful and durable
  • iPhone 12 mini is the smallest, thinnest, and lightest 5G smartphone in the world
    • Compact size, packed with all the technology of iPhone 12
    • Has an impressively large and immersive edge-to-edge display
  • Both models feature a sleek new flat-edge design with an aerospace-grade aluminum enclosure and Ceramic Shield front cover
  • iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini feature all-screen Super Retina XDR displays
  • Both iPhones deliver a 2 million-to-1 contrast ratio for true blacks, and an immersive HDR viewing experience
  • iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini have an industry-leading IP68 rating for water resistance up to 6 meters for up to 30 minutes

Advanced Dual-Camera

  • The advanced camera system features the Ultra Wide camera and a new Wide camera with an ƒ/1.6 aperture, the fastest yet on iPhone
  • Night mode and faster-performing Deep Fusion now on all cameras
  • Smart HDR 3 uses ML to intelligently adjust the white balance, contrast, texture, and saturation of a photo
  • The first and only device in the world to enable an end-to-end Dolby Vision experience,
  • Both models feature improved cinematic video stabilization, more true-to-life selfie videos with Dolby Vision, and Night mode Time-Lapse

Featuring iOS 14

  • iOS 14 delivers new ways to customize the Home Screen
  • Redesigned widgets
    • Present timely information at a glance
    • Can be pinned in different sizes on any Home Screen page

Pricing and Availability

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in:

  • 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB
  • Blue, Green, Black, White, and (PRODUCT)RED
  • Price starts at starting at:
    • $799 for iPhone 12
    • $699 for iPhone 12 mini

The iPhone 12 will be available in Australia, China, Germany, Japan, the UK, the US, and more than 30 other countries and regions on October 23, 2020 while iPhone 12 mini will become available starting November 13, 2020.

For India, South Korea, and more than a dozen other countries and regions, iPhone 12 will be available starting October 30, 2020.

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

On the same day, October 13, 2020, Apple has also unveiled the features, pricing, and the availability of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max that can also, of course, utilize the power of 5G. For more information, check this out:

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Source: Apple Newsroom


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