Skip to content
search
Toys The New iPhone 12 Ushers In The 5G Era With Style & Substance

The New iPhone 12 Ushers In The 5G Era With Style & Substance

The New iPhone 12 Ushers In The 5G Era With Style & Substance
Get to know everything about the latest generation of iPhones (Photo: Courtesy of Apple)
By Jianne Soriano
By Jianne Soriano
October 16, 2020
Here's everything you need to know about the iPhone 12

Apple announced its next generation of iPhones during the company's latest virtual event recently. Apple enthusiasts and gadget lovers alike clamour to know about the tech giant's newest drop following Apple's iOS 14 upgrade last month. CEO Tim Cook called it the "new generation of iPhones" and unveiled not one but four new iPhone models including the smallest 5G phone together with new designs, faster data speed and so much more.

See also: Why The Apple Watch Series 6 Is The Perfect Wellness Companion

 
Watch the Apple Event on the launch of the new iPhones

4 Different Sizes

The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone Pro Max (Photo: Courtesy of Apple)
The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone Pro Max (Photo: Courtesy of Apple)
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini (Photo: Courtesy of Apple)
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini (Photo: Courtesy of Apple)

Gone are the days when you only have to choose between two iPhone sizes. The new models feature an array of sizes, designed to suit any Apple user's needs. The smallest of the four is the palm-sized iPhone 12 mini which measures 5.4 inches and is "the world's smallest, thinnest, lightest 5G phone."

Both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are 6.1 inches while the iPhone 12 Pro Max stretches to 6.7 inches which is also the largest iPhone to date and offering the best resolution of any iPhone product.

See also: Apple iOS 14 Boasts Features That Will Improve Your Life

Upgraded Design, Tougher Screen & New Colours

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini comes in five colours (Photo: Courtesy of Apple)
Photo: Courtesy of Apple
Photo: Courtesy of Apple
Photo: Courtesy of Apple
Photo: Courtesy of Apple)
The new iPhone models are water-resistant (Photo: Courtesy of Apple)
 

iPhone 12's upgraded design features a ceramic shield, tougher than any smartphone glass and the smooth aluminium edges are of aerospace-grade.

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are splash, water (up to 30m for about 30 minutes) and dust resistant. Both models will be available in blue, a new colour along with classic black, white, green and red. Meanwhile, the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max come in Pacific Blue, gold, silver and graphite.

See also: Apple's First Floating Store In Marina Bay Sands

Better Cameras

The new camera system captures stunning images and video (Photo: Courtesy of Apple)
The new camera system captures stunning images and video (Photo: Courtesy of Apple)

All the new iPhone 12 models have OLED screens with Super Retina XDR display—the best iPhone display yet. Expect vastly more contrast of two million to one, more colour accuracy, and a jump in pixel density. The OLED screens also have higher resolution and twice the peak brightness of the iPhone 11.

Both the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 feature a new dual-camera system which includes a 12-megapixel f/1.6 main camera—the fastest aperture in any iPhone to date and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide. On the other hand, both the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone Pro Max are equipped with an incredible triple-camera system with 12-megapixel wide, telephone and ultra-wide camera lens.

The wide and ultra-wide cameras also now have a night mode to capture low-light shots and it also automatically senses when light is low. The new wide camera allows 27 per cent more light so regardless of day or night, the details are maximised and colours appear vibrant. The Smart HDR 3 also helps balance the elements in the shot and through machine learning is able to recognise scenes automatically adjusting sharpness, colour and white balance when needed.

When you use the portrait mode, you can choose from six creative lighting effects such as high-key light mono, natural light and studio light. Night mode is also now available on the front camera.

For videos, you can record 4K HDR video with Dolby vision up to 30 frames per second and get 60x more colours with 10-bit video recording.

See also: The Best New Features Of The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2

"Hi, Speed"

iPhone 12 and Pro Max feature a Ceramic Shield front cover (Photo: Courtesy of Apple)
iPhone 12 and Pro Max feature a Ceramic Shield front cover (Photo: Courtesy of Apple)
A14 Bionic allows faster photo and video editing (Photo: Courtesy of Apple)
A14 Bionic allows faster photo and video editing (Photo: Courtesy of Apple)

True to its virtual event tagline, Hi, Speed, the new models are designed to be faster, thanks to its optimisation for 5G Ultra Wideband networks. 

The upgrade is expected to double peak downloads and upload speeds which in turn allows for higher quality video streaming, smoother gaming without the lag, higher resolution in FaceTime and faster real-time activity in apps. iPhone 12 has the fastest chip of any iPhone, the A14 Bionic. The new ISP also powers Dolby Vision recording, something that no movie camera or other phone can do. Its Smart Data mode also helps conserve battery life.

See also: A Day In The Life Of Social Entrepreneur Raudhah Nazran

Tags

Toys apple phone iphone 12 iphone 12 pro iphone 12 max iphone 12 mini apple hong kong technology new iphones

clear
keyboard_arrow_up

In order to provide you with the best possible experience, this website uses cookies. For more information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

close