Apple’s iPhone 12 family is four-strong in 2020, spanning screen sizes and price points, but it’s the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro that are likely to account for the bulk of sales. Both packing a 6.1-inch display – using Apple’s newest OLED technology – and the A14 Bionic chipset, there’s more in common between the two models than that sets them apart. That’s not to say there aren’t reasons to lean one way or another.
The iPhone 12 has two primary cameras, a regular one and an ultra-wide, and it can shoot up to Dolby Vision 4K 30fps video. The iPhone 12 Pro adds a telephoto camera, and Dolby Vision 4K 60fps recording support. It also adds a LIDAR Camera, which Apple uses for augmented reality and for improvements in camera focusing.
As for the iPhone 12 mini, that’s the smallest of the quartet with a 5.4-inch screen. It gets the same two cameras on the back as the iPhone 12, however, and the same processor inside, meaning there’s no great compromise for the smaller display. At the other end of the scale, the iPhone 12 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch panel in the largest body of the four; on the back, it has three cameras but upgrades the optical zoom to 5x and promises improvements in low-light performance too.
5G is standard on all four, with mmWave support for the US – assuming you can find coverage – as is Apple’s new MagSafe for iPhone system. That includes a wireless charger that can deliver 15W, but also encompasses accessories like cases; Apple will open that system up to third-party accessories, too. Pricing kicks off at $699 for the iPhone 12 mini, $799 for the iPhone 12, $999 for the iPhone 12 Pro, and finally $1,099 for the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
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