5G iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Released by Apple

Oct 13, 2020 - 13 Comments

iPhone 12 Pro

Apple has released a handful of new iPhone 12 models, including iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Each new iPhone has been redesigned to follow the same general design language with flatter edges, looking a bit more like the iPhone 5 series or iPad Pro even. Given the variety of new phones released, it’s helpful to get a quick overview of what’s on offer.

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini

iPhone 12 comes with a 6.1″ OLED display and includes an A14 chip.

iPhone 12 Mini features a 5.4″ OLED display and A14 chip as well, and otherwise includes the same specs that iPhone 12 offers, but in a notably smaller device size.

iPhone 12

The iPhone 12 also supports 5G connectivity, assuming 5G network support is available in the region.

iPhone 12 features two rear cameras, a wide angle and ultra wide camera, both with Night mode capability. Additionally, the front-facing camera also includes Night mode support too.

iPhone 12 is available in black, white, red, blue, and green.

Storage sizes for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini are available at 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.

iPhone 12 starts at $799. iPhone 12 Mini starts at $699.

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini

Pre-orders for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini start on Friday October 16, and will begin shipping on October 23.

Those interested in learning more about iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini can find more at https://www.apple.com/iphone-12/

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

iPhone 12 Pro comes with a 6.1″ OLED display, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max features a 6.7″ OLED display. Both models feature a redesigned modern chassis and include the A14 chip, and 5G network support.

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

iPhone 12 Pro features three rear cameras, including a 4x telephoto lens, standard wide angle lens, as well as an ultra-wide angle lens. The cameras also support LIDAR scanning. The front-facing camera supports Night mode and improved HDR.

iPhone 12 Pro Max also features three rear cameras and LIDAR scanning, but the telephoto lens is 5x optical zoom. The front-facing camera also includes Night Mode support along with Smart HDR 3.

iPhone 12 Pro

iPhone 12 Pro is available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage capacity.

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max comes in four colors as well; Pacific Blue, Gold, Silver, and Graphite

Users who wish to read more about the new iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max can find additional details at https://www.apple.com/iphone-12-pro/

iPhone 12 Pro will be available to preorder on Friday October 16, and ship on October 23.

iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available for preorders on November 6, with shipments starting on November 13.

All iPhone 12 Models Include MagSafe Support, No Headphones, No Power Adapter

Particularly noteworthy is that all new iPhone 12 models do not include EarPods (headphones), nor do they include a power adapter wall charger, which Apple claims “often go unused.” Instead, all iPhone 12 models will include a single USB-C to Lightning cable, which if you want to plug into a wall to charge the iPhone will require an additional purchase of a power adapter for $19, or the purchase of a MagSafe charger.

Additionally, all iPhone 12 models also include support for MagSafe accessories, which is basically the ability to magnetically adhere cases and wallets to the phone. With an optional additional purchase of a MagSafe Charger, you can also charge the new iPhone models that way too. Longtime Apple fans may recognize the MagSafe name from the companies Mac lineup, where it used to grace the power cables of Apple’s laptop, but fell out of favor with the introduction of USB-C.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPhone, News


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  1. Ash says:

    I had to return XS Max and XS for the same reasons. Eyes strain and headaches, switched back to Iphone 8 and XR then no issues. Too bad no LCD for us in new models. I want to get Iphone Mini but now considering Iphone 11. PWM is real. It doesn’t effect all, so some people may say you are too picky. I feel bad if someone upgrading from lcd old iphones and have to go through all the headaches.

    • cold says:

      I know several people who are impacted by PWM (myself included) and it’s very disappointing to not have an LCD in the lineup this year. I would have definitely upgraded to a new iPhone 12 if there was an LCD option to avoid PWM.

      Now that iPhone 12 is in the wild, it has been confirmed multiple times to have OLED PWM and if you’re sensitive to this, you know it’s unusable – nausea, headaches, eye strain, very unpleasant. Disappointing.


  2. Jiggly says:

    Oled is trash it has pwm. Lcd is and always will be the best until the microLCD come out.

  3. Rickjames says:

    I’m picking up a iPhone S.E. or any other old lcd iPhone like iPhone 11 lcd.

    Sure you could download a software like oled saver. But that’s just putting a bandaid on the problem. I want no pwm.

    They should have released a version of iPhone 12 with lcd. Plus it be cheaper too as it’s older tech.

    Also no one notices the difference between the latest 1080p lcd vs oled. I find oled overrated.

    Anyhow now we have to wait for microLCD screens. Because microLED will still have pwm I think, hopefully not.

  4. BrooklynBob says:

    Marginally better features than the 11, pricing is still expensive (for most, unaffordable, even with financing). If Apple wants to remain competitive and relevant, they need to competitively price their products and stop rehashing old designs in place of products that are truly innovative. The first rule of consumer tech is innovate or die. There’s really nothing innovative or truly new about the 12; it’s a modified 11 in a new case. It’s only a matter of time until Apple becomes the next Blackberry — remember those? I didn’t think so.

  5. John Mears says:

    I am amazed at how gullible people have to keep spending vast amounts of money on the very latest phone. I am still using my old iPhone 5s and the battery still lasts 24hrs.
    Why anyone needs 4 cameras on a phone is beyond me,
    Still, it all keeps Apple able to make more vast fortunes I guess!

  6. Danielle Dickey says:

    I’m someone who suffers from horrible migraines, nausea, and vision blurring when I use an OLED screen. I’ve tried multiple times and I get the same result, even when I make adjustments. I’m incredibly disheartened that all the screens are OLED. I really wish they would address this. Everyone at Apple, looks at me like I have a third eye when I tell them about this.

    • NN says:

      I have the same problem, headaches and eyestrain and nausea, it’s from PWM of OLED. Another commenter here detailed this a bit.

    • Nick Regan says:

      Tell me about it. A year ago, I walked in claiming the iPhone XS Max was causing immense amounts of eye strain to the point where my eyes would twitch and roll back like something of the exorcist, and when I went to trade it in and they asked is there any particular reason I would switch to the 11 I explained it to the person, and they looked at me as if I had 6 heads. Maybe I should have taken that person’s job then and there since I clearly had more product knowledge than that of an Apple employee. Hilarious!

  7. Saleem Moh says:

    Totally agreed

  8. JohnIL says:

    New smartphone models don’t have the Wow factor anymore. I still think my iPhone XR is just as good as the day I bought it. Sort of like a lot of technology. Nothing is making leaps in advancements. At least not ones we really need or want. Of course smartphone makers have to keep offering new products. But they have become nothing more then a slightly better model when your ready to replace your old one.

  9. Uninspired says:

    The iPhone 12 prices are really high, the features don’t seem much different from iPhone 11, and the removal of headphones and a charging plug is just the most ridiculous profiteering nickel-and-diming nonsense that you’d ever see from thousands dollar products, but the paper pushers and bean counters at the worlds richest company probably thought that was a great idea for their annual bonus packages.

    But that’s not even what disappoints me most about iPhone 12 line, it’s the OLED screen. OLED uses PWM or Pulse Width Modulation, which uses a strobing effect to save power and has a side effect of causing a significant percentage of people to have eye strain, headaches, and nausea.

    Has PWM been somehow addressed in this all OLED lineup or is Apple just going to ignore this? And how many consumers know this is even a problem? How many people will visit an eye doctor in the coming months/years because their eyes feel exhausted and get headaches, not knowing it may be related to their viewing of OLED screens? This is a well discussed topic around the web, it would be strange for Apple to ignore it and so I hope they have resolved PWM for iPhone 12, but without any mention I am skeptical.








    Look into it yourself, there are endless discussions on the topic, “PWM eye strain”, “eye strain iPhone”, “PWM iPhone” etc. I personally had to return an iPhone 11 Pro Max because it made my eyes hurt so bad it was unusable, so I am hoping the 12 is different but I am skeptical.

    Not everyone is impacted by PWM, but if you are it makes the OLED displays all but unusable.

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