Apple had lined up a lot of products and software updates for iOS and iPadOS users for 2020. But the pandemic delayed a lot of plans. Better delayed than never is the quote that has probably inspired Apple to introduce their latest gadgets to the world. On 13th October, Apple announced four new models in the iPhone 12 line. It will be the first significant design progression since 2017’s iPhone X. This year, the models will sport an array of colors (red, blue, green, black, and white) and 5G wireless connectivity support.
The company is also ready with its HomePod Mini smart speakers.
The latest upgrade in the iPhone 12 will bring a custom antenna design along with mmWave 5G support (at least in the US). Apple has also updated its wireless charging on the iPhone with MagSafe that has a coil-like design and magnets. Below we have mentioned the list of latest products and the feature or specs updates Apple has made on them:
The newest update will make the iPhone even thinner, smaller, and lighter in weight. It features a new OLED Super Retina XDR display with boasting 460 PPI pixel density and Dolby Vision HDR support. It also has a Ceramic Shield protection layer on the screen. It uses A14 Bionic rather than the A13 chip. The A14 Bionic chip is also integrated into the new iPad Air that has enhanced AI processing. The iPhone 12 upgrade also features a dual setup f2.4 ultrawide and f1.6 wide camera. All the cameras also have a Night Mode and night time-lapse feature on it. It costs $799 in the US, £799 in the UK, and AU$1,349 in Australia.
iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
The iPhone 12 Pro has a 6.1-inch screen, and the iPhone 12 Pro has a 6.7-inch screen. The iPhone 12 Pro Max has received better and premium specs than the iPhone 12 Pro. iPhone 12 Pro Max features three cameras and lidar for depth mapping, AR, and low-light autofocus. It also has a new sensor with sensor-shift image stabilization on its third telephoto camera, and it can record videos in 10-bit Dolby Vision HDR. Surprisingly, it will follow a new format, i.e., Apple ProRaw, that synthesizes the computational photography and applies processing as its parameters, which will help you tweak adjustments without much trouble.
The iPhone 12 Pro starts at $999, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at $1,099.
iPhone 12 mini
The latest iPhone 12 mini has all the similar features that the latter device offers. The only significant difference is in the display size, which has shrunk down to 5.4-inch only. It is Apple’s first tiny phone that is also sleek in design and lighter in weight. The pixel density and display resolution are slightly lower in the iPhone 12 Mini. It starts at $699 in the US, £699 in the UK, and AU$1,199 in Australia.
In the online event, Apple also announced its first Mini smart speakers that look more like a candle than a gadget. The HomePod Mini speakers use the ‘computational audio’ for adjusting the sound characteristics automatically. Apple claims that they have combined a powerful voice assistant with the equally excellent audio quality as the original HomePod. Its privacy features are also similar to the original HomePod. HomePod Mini also offers anonymization and data encryption for additional security. It can auto-pair your iPhone when it comes to proximity. It costs $99 only. You can pre-order this device from the 6th of November, and ten days later, it will start shipping.
This was all you needed to know. You can keep your eyes on Apple’s website if you feel interested in purchasing either of these devices.
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