Finally, Apple iPhone 12 Series is now officially out in the wild. The new smartphone family from Cupertino comprises of two new models — iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12. Add one more camera and a slightly bigger display and you have iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Pre-order for the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro start on October 16th, and shipping on October 23rd. The iPhone 12 Mini and 12 Pro Max, on the other end, will pre-sale on Nov 6th and Nov 13th, respectively, with shipping on Nov 13th and Nov 20th. The price of the iPhone 12 Series starts at $699(~Php34,000). Check the list below for the full breakdown. Prices are rough conversion to peso, so official local SRPs may differ.
- iPhone 12 Mini – $699 (~Php34,000)
- iPhone 12 – $799 (~Php38,900)
- iPhone 12 Pro – $999 (~Php48,600)
- iPhone 12 Pro Max – $1099 (~Php53,500)
When it comes to build and display, all four iPhone 12 models pack a stronger front glass that’s claimed to be four times more durable than the last generation. The bezels are also thinner and the design now resembles the boxy look of iPad Pro and iPhone 5. Inside, though, there’s no 5G modem. Apple boasted that, in ideal conditions, peak speeds can go up to 4Gbps, with difficult conditions still reaching up to 1Gbps. Obviously, this won’t matter if your location doesn’t support a 5G connection. Nevertheless, the iPhone 12 Series is futureproofed in terms of mobile data connectivity.
Inside the latest iPhones is the A14 Bionic chipset, the first 5nm chip in the industry. Thanks to the power of the new SoC, iPhone 12s are capable of recording in HDR format, particularly Dolby Vision, as well as editing on-the-go. Apple claims that A14 is up to 50% faster in CPU and GPU than any other smartphone chip. Camera-wise, the non-Pro iPhone 12s pack dual-camera featuring a 12MP sensors for wide and ultrawide. There’s a new selfie camera in town, which Apple calls it TrueDepth Camera. Technically, it’s a 12PMP sensor that’s capable of 4K@60fps video and Night Mode. Yep, all three sensors are made to capture better photo quality at night. As for the iPhone 12 Pros, the regular Pro gets a 12MP telephoto lens with 4x optical zoom while the Pro Max model gets a Lidar sensor that can now improve photos in most scenarios.
The biggest difference between the four is the display size. As the name suggests, iPhone 12 Mini clocks in at 5.4″ while iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro at 6.1″. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the biggest of them all at 6.7″. Despite the size gap, you’re looking at the same Super Retina XDR display with FHD+ resolution and 1200nits peak brightness. No 120Hz, though.
Last but not least is the addition of MagSafe wireless charger for the iPhone 12 Series. All models can charge wirelessly at 15W, with a strong magnetic attachment to the back. In other words, you don’t need to guess the right position of the device when wirelessly charging. And if you still need any assurance, Apple did say that it’s not going to ship an in-box charger to save the environment.
iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 come in Black, White, (PRODUCT)RED, Green, and Blue colors, with iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max in Silver, Graphite, Gold, and Pacific Blue.