Here’s everything Apple announced at its iPhone 12 event

Daniel Fowler
October 14, 2020

Ru Bhikha, mobiles expert at Uswitch.com, said this year's iPhone announcement would be interesting not just because of the introduction of 5G to Apple devices, but also the range of phone sizes and potential prices available to users.

Apple also announced a HomePod Mini smart speaker that will come in white and gray, cost $129 and be shipped starting November 16. It looks like the rest of the iPhone 12 lineup, with a flattened design reminiscent of the iPhone 5 (and also the current iPads) and almost edge-to-edge display - which means no fingerprint sensor for Touch ID. Apple has brought its Super Retina XDR OLED screen to this model iPhone and now has an improved "Ceramic Shield" glass technology that makes the display 4x more durable. For taking photos, there's a new 12-megapixel camera with a fast f/1.6 aperture lens alongside the same ultra-wide camera that was on the iPhone 11.

Apple's new iPhone 12 will be available to pre-order at $799 in the U.S. and most territories from November 6. Orders will begin to arrive for customers on November 13. Or to put it simply, the mother of all iPhone 12 series leaks. This features what is effectively a big magnet in the back of the phone that will not only allow you to snap a wireless charger to the rear, but other gadgets from Apple and third-parties, including a wallet accessory to store your credit cards.

The iPhone 12 Pro models were announced bringing the new flat-edge design and four colors: Pacific Blue, Gold, Silver, and Graphite. Now iPhone 12 Pro models come in either a 6.1-inch or 6.7-inch display. This format available on the iPhone 12 Pro models have the benefit of all the computational photography Apple applies to its photos, but also gives photographers the ability to adjust White Balance, Tone Mapping, and edit in their professional software of choice.

By the looks of it Apple is going to launch the Home Pod mini in a space grey and white just like its predecessor
By the looks of it Apple is going to launch the Home Pod mini in a space grey and white just like its predecessor

The two new handsets will also come with an IP68 rating to withstand being submerged in water down to 6-metres for 30 minutes.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max will also feature three camera sensors, but with a spec and feature bump on one of them.

But you do get Night Mode on the iPhone 12 Mini, including on the front camera, so you don't have to splurge on the 12 Pros just to get what is now a standard feature across smartphones.

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro pre-orders start at Apple and telcos this Friday, with the devices going on sale the following week, on Friday October 23.

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