Apple iPhone 12 Series announced; iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro & 12 Pro Max


During its October Keynote, Apple announced the iPhone 12 series consisting of the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max and 'One More Thing'; the iPhone 12 mini. Biggest newest feature is support for 5G.

Front runner of the series is the iPhone 12 which will be released in 5 colours; Black, White, Product Red, Green and Blue. The exterior has also been renewed and is now much rectangular and resembles the iPhone 5 of the good old days and the recently announced iPad Pro. The frame is made of matte aluminium but the front is now made of Ceramic Shield which was developed together with Corning and offers 4x better fall protection.

Apple iPhone 12 colours
The iPhone 12 in 5 new colours

The Super Retina XDR screen of the iPhone 12 is 2x sharper thanks to a doubling of the number of pixels. The screen has a peak brightness of 1200 nits and supports HDR10. The dual camera has an ultra-wide-angle camera and this year also supports Nite Mode on the front selfie camera. New is the Nite Mode Time-Lapse, but you need to put your iPhone on a tripod. All iPhones support 5G but the faster mmWave supper only work in the US.

MagSafe for iPhone

Charging the iPhone wirelessly was already possible, but to aline it precisely with the charger, the iPhone 12 is now equipped with numerous magnets. This ensures that the iPhone clicks securely onto the charger, but there are also various accessories available such as cases and car chargers. There is no charger in the box this year, this is to save the environment. The box is also much smaller than before. New is that USB C to Lightning cable in the box.

MagSafe for iPhone
Back on the road; MagSafe

iPhone 12 mini

Fans of a smaller iPhone can go for the iPhone 12 mini this year. With a 5.4-inch screen and thin edges, the 12 mini is more compact than an iPhone 8. Like the 12, the model features a Super Retina XDR screen with Ceramic Shield, an A14 Bionic chipset and 5G support. The smaller iPhone has a starting price of $699. That's $100 cheaper than the iPhone 12

Apple iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 mini; more compact than iPhone 8

iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max

Of course, an iPhone launch is not complete without a Pro version. The iPhone 12 Pro gets a glossy stainless steel side and is available in 4 colours; Silver, Graphite, Gold and the new Pacific Blue. The housing is IP68 waterproof and features the new Ceramic Shield front.

Apple iPhone line up
Apple's line-up for next year

Both the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max get 3 rear cameras with improved performance due to new sensors and LiDAR depth recognition. The device is the first in the world to shoot Dolby Vision video and can edit it on the device. The Apple iPhone 12 Pro has a starting price of $999 and now comes with 128GB of storage. The iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at $1099. Orders start November 6, Apple will begin shipping one week later on November 13. This also applies to the iPhone 12 mini. The entry iPhone 12 can be ordered earlier; Friday 16 October with delivery starting on 23 October.

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Price comparison Apple iPhone 12
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Three contract £ 49,00 £ 0,00 unlimited 100GB 4G View
EE contract £ 53,00 £ 0,00 unlimited 100GB   View
Vodafone contract £ 54,00 £ 0,00 unlimited 6GB   View
iD contract £ 44,99 £ 49,99 unlimited 20GB 4G View
Virgin Mobile contract £ 33,00 £ 0,00 unlimited 1GB 4G View
Sky Mobile contract £ 34,00 £ 0,00 unlimited 4GB   View
O2 contract £ 45,92 £ 29,99 unlimited 5GB   View

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Price comparison Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Monthly Upfront Minutes Data      
Three contract £ 60,00 £ 0,00 unlimited 100GB 4G View
EE contract £ 68,00 £ 0,00 unlimited unlimited   View
Vodafone contract £ 66,00 £ 0,00 unlimited 6GB   View
iD contract £ 54,99 £ 49,99 unlimited 20GB 4G View
Virgin Mobile contract £ 39,00 £ 0,00 unlimited 1GB 4G View
Sky Mobile contract £ 41,00 £ 0,00 unlimited 4GB   View
O2 contract £ 54,39 £ 29,99 unlimited 5GB   View

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