WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Apple’s new line of iPhones will include 5G capability.
- Their most prominent change in appearance is the return to flat edges instead of curved edges.
- According to CEO Tim Cook, the devices were designed to be faster.
On Tuesday morning, Apple debuted its newest editions of their iPhones and their 5G capability during its year-end virtual event hosted by CEO Tim Cook.
The iPhone 12 devices may look a bit similar to the previous year’s models, but its most prominent change in appearance is its body’s flat, instead of curved, edges. This calls back to the style of the iPhone 5 which was released 8 years ago.
The lineup includes the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone Pro, and the iPhone Pro Max. Apple announced that these iPhones will all have 5G capability.
This means that when not connected to WiFi, users can expect faster download speeds and smoother content streaming. Device speed was the focus of the company in designing the iPhones, said Cook.
It comes in five colors: black, white, blue, green, and red. The iPhone 12 has a price tag starting at $799 and will be available for preorder starting Friday, to be released on Oct. 23. The phone also features a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display and a new Ceramic Shield front cover which will be more durable than the iPhone 11 glass.
The phone’s cameras have also been upgraded, featuring a 12-megapixel/ 1.6 main camera and a 12MP ultrawide.
The most prominent addition to the new iPhone lineup is MagSafe, located at the back of the device, to hold accessories and cases. It will also allow better connection to wireless chargers.
iPhone 12 Mini
With the same features as its bigger counterpart, the mini will have a smaller 5.4-inch screen. The iPhone 12 Mini’s price tag starts at $699.
iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
Both phones are powerful and come with a LiDar sensor, which can be used for augmented reality (AR). Their cameras have improved lowlight performance for better night time photography. The Pro and Pro Max start at $999 and $1,099 respectively.