Apple has presented its latest smartphones. The iPhone 12 will get four different models, including a special mini version.
The design of the four new iPhones resembles the recent iPads that the tech giant presented. There is a metal band around the edges of the device, as was the case with the iPhone 4 and 5, among others.
Just like last year, Apple is releasing a regular and Pro edition of the new iPhone, both of which have 6.1-inch screens. In addition, there is a larger version of the iPhone 12 Pro with a 6.7-inch display.
Due to thinner screen edges, the device is more compact than previous devices. A ceramic layer over the screen should ensure that the smartphone is also less likely to be scratched or damaged.
For the first time, Apple is also releasing a smaller version of the phone. The new iPhone 12 Mini has a 5.4-inch display. This more compact screen should be easier to operate with one hand.
All four phones have an OLED screen. That is the first time: with the previous phones, OLED was only used for the Pro models, while the cheaper phones used LCD.
The iPhone 12 Pro line distinguishes itself with the cameras, three of which are on the back of the device. These have ultra-wide, wide-angle and telephoto lenses with resolutions of 12 megapixels. The regular iPhones 12 only have wide-angle and ultrawide.
Special hardware in the Pro devices ensures that the camera moves a bit when taking photos. This keeps the image stable and photos sharper. In addition, the iPhones can film in Dolby Vision HDR.
The smartphones contain the new Apple A14 Bionic chip, which must be fifty percent faster than the fastest smartphone chips. The iPhones 12 also work on faster 5G networks, Apple promises.
In the back of the iPhone 12 is a magnet, which can be used to connect a special, wireless magnetic charger.
In addition, it is possible to attach special accessories with the magnet, such as covers or storage compartments for credit cards.