This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
At a special event on Oct. 13, Apple introduced the latest iPhone, the iPhone 12 series.
The main specifications are as follows.
Aluminum body with corners cut off like the iPhone 5 generation and iPad Pro.
11% thinner, 15% smaller, and 16% lighter than the previous generation.
Same OLED Super Retina XDR display as the higher-end version, 6.1-inch, with double the number of pixels from the iPhone 11 at 2532x1170, 460ppi.
The cover glass of the screen is made of the latest technology, Ceramic Shield (NanoScale Ceramic Crystal). "The strongest cover glass material in any phone." (Apple)
Four times more drop-resistant to breakage than the previous model, thanks to the flanks of the body being at the same height as the glass and the application of the double ion exchange process to the glass-ceramic material.
Water and dust resistance rating of IP68, maximum depth of 6 meters up to 30 minutes.
Intelligent switching between 5G and LTE based on battery consumption and data traffic.
The cameras are dual configurations. Ultrawide angle and standard.
The processor is the A14 Bionic, the first 5nm process processor.
6-core CPU, 4-core GPU, both 50% faster than any smartphone.
Seven-element camera lens with brighter, significantly improved low-light performance.
Smart HDR 3 and Night Mode are improved with the A14's neural engine.
Neural engine up to 80% faster than the previous generation with 16 cores, machine learning processing accelerator up to 70% faster.
Newly added support for night mode time lapse.
MagSafe is back. Adding magnets to wireless charging enables up to 15 watts of fast charging, even wirelessly. Also compatible with traditional Qi. MagSafe-enabled chargers and batteries will stick to the right place by themselves with magnets.
With a case that's compatible with MagSafe, it is possible to charge from the top of the case.
The charger is not included and a USB-C to Lightning cable is included.
Prices start at $799. The iPhone 12 mini, with a smaller screen size of 5.4 inches, costs $699.
The iPhone 12 will be available for pre-order on October 16 and the iPhone 12 mini on November 6.
Prices in Japan start at 85,800 yen excluding tax for the iPhone 12 (64GB) and 74,800 yen for the iPhone 12 mini (64GB).
Up to 256GB of storage; iPhone 12 for $949 (101,800 yen), iPhone 12 mini for $849 (90,800 yen).
Both models come in five colors: blue, green, black, white, and (Product) Red.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.