Apple announces iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini with OLED screen and 5G speeds

Apple has just announced the iPhone 12. Featuring the same 6.1-inch display size as the iPhone 11 and iPhone XR before it, the latest “main” iPhone — and likely the model most people will gravitate toward — is making the transition from an LCD screen to OLED. And as rumored, the phone has flat sides for an overall look that more closely matches the iPad Pro and iPad Air (plus the iPhone 4 from years ago).

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The iPhone 12 will come in black, white, blue, red, and green. Aside from the flat sides, it still largely resembles the iPhone 11. There’s still a notch at the top that houses Apple’s Face ID technology, though the bezels around the screen have been reduced — another perk of the OLED switch. Around back, the iPhone 12 has two cameras housed in a matte glass squircle, which makes for a nice contrast with the rest of the glossy back panel.

The iPhone 12’s OLED screen has a peak brightness of 1200 nits and supports Dolby Vision, HDR 10, and HLG.

Apple’s latest iPhone is powered by the company’s new A14 Bionic processor, which the company says is the first smartphone chip built on a 5nm process, leading to improved performance and efficiency. Apple claims it’s “up to 50 percent faster” than the leading chips in Android smartphones. Same goes for the GPU, which Apple says is the best in any mobile phone.

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The iPhone 12 represents Apple’s first major foray into 5G cellular technologies. Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg was on hand during the event to announce the nationwide launch of the carrier’s sub-6 5G network.

Apple says it has designed the iPhone 12 lineup to achieve ideal network performance while balancing battery life. A “smart data mode” uses LTE when your current activity doesn’t demand 5G speeds. Apple says it has tested 5G performance with 100 carriers across 30 countries to ensure a smooth launch.

The iPhone 12 has a 12-megapixel f/1.6 main camera — the fastest aperture in any iPhone yet — and a 12MP ultra-wide. Apple says low-light performance has improved, and the company has continued its advancements in computational photography to maximize detail and dynamic range. The front camera on the iPhone 12 is gaining Night Mode, as well.

Apple has also sought to improve wireless charging on the iPhone 12, which contains a “MagSafe” system with built-in magnets to guarantee that the iPhone properly lines up with supported MagSafe accessories. Cases, charges, and other accessories snap onto the iPhone 12 magnetically. Apple is introducing a dual wireless charger for the iPhone and Apple Watch that utilizes the new MagSafe tech.

As rumored, Apple is removing the charging brick from its iPhone 12 boxes, a move it says is meant to push forward the company’s environmental goals.

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The new iPhone 12 will feature 100% recycable materials, and will not include EarPods or a power adapter in the box. Apple says that this will result in the reduction of 2 million metric tons of waste, an impact of removing 450,000 cars from the road.

The new iPhone 12 with 5G will start at $799.

iPhone12 Mini

Apple has officially announced its brand new iPhone 12 mini, the smallest flagship iPhone in recent memory.

Like the rest of the iPhone 12 lineup, the iPhone 12 mini features 5G, an A14 processor, and an all-new squared design.

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The iPhone 12 mini also has a Super Retina XDR Display, and a new Ceramic Shield Front Cover to improve screen durability.

The new iPhone features brand new MagSafe charging technology on the back of the device, for all-new accessories and charging.

The new iPhone 12 mini features a Super Retina XDR Display, as well as new Ceramic Shield glass for tougher resistance and drop protection.

Like iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 mini is powered by Apple’s A14 chip, its superfast new processor. It is also fully 5G-capable. The A14 chip is 50% faster than any other smartphone chip on the market and delivers 50% faster graphics performance than any other smartphone. It can perform 11 trillion operations per second and has 11.8 billion transistors.

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Like iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 mini is powered by Apple’s A14 chip, its superfast new processor. It is also fully 5G-capable. The A14 chip is 50% faster than any other smartphone chip on the market and delivers 50% faster graphics performance than any other smartphone. It can perform 11 trillion operations per second and has 11.8 billion transistors.

The new iPhone 12 Mini with 5G will start at $699.

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