Apple unveils new iPhone 12 smartphone range

Четверг, 15 Окт, 2020

Available in white or space grey, the speaker will set you back just US$99 - no doubt a nod to how cheap the rival speakers from Amazon and Google are getting - and preorders start on November 6, with shipping on November 16. Combined with Apple's new A14 Bionic processor, the phones feature an ultra-wide camera and a new wide camera with a faster aperture, providing 27pc more light for shots.

The iPhone 12 Pro and the 12 Pro Max will be available in colours like Pacific Blue, Gold, Graphite, and Silver.

"Finally, the four models will be available in two waves, starting with the 6.1" models, the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro.

Apple Inc, which introduced new 5G iPhones with a starting price of 5,499 yuan (US$809) on Tuesday, aims to expand market share in China, already the world's top premium smartphone market, industry insiders say. On the software front, there's Apple's new ProRAW format and support for video capture in 10-bit Dolby Vision.

Apple maintains that the largest of its lineup "takes the pro camera experience even further" with improved sensors for low-light conditions and a longer 65 mm telephone lense. It delivers the same flagship iPhone experience you've come to expect, but in a much smaller package than we're used to seeing. Likewise, the Apple iPhone 12 mini SIM-free costs $729 and not $699 as announced by Apple at the Hi, Speed event last evening.

On the other hand, the iPhone SE has the same rear camera as that of the iPhone XR: single-lens 12MP wide angle camera.

The new iPhone 12 and 12 Mini both get an upgraded Super Retina XDR OLED display with smaller bezels and all devices now feature Ceramic Shield technology which makes them four times stronger than before.

Other than that, there's also the MagSafe accessories from RM179 that allows the users to charge their iPhone 12 smartphones via wireless charging. The 128GB iPhone 12 Pro will be $0 down and $33.34 per month for 30 months ($999.99 full retail). You would need to use Safari on an Apple device and open the product page of the iPhone or the Homepod mini.

This year's iPhones contain new Qualcomm 5G modems, after using a modem built in partnership with Intel for the past few years. Apple's latest iPhone is the first in the series to support 5G, providing Verizon with a good opportunity to flip the switch on its nationwide 5G network.

In the first quarter of this year, phone makers led by Samsung shipped 3.4 million 5G phones in the USA, a fraction of the overall market, Strategy Analytics data show.