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The packaging for the companion models has been changed to a compact size as well. If you have a 20W output charger with a USB-C socket instead of Type A, it will charge more rapidly.
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Casual and friendly iPhone 12
First, let's take a look at the iPhone 12's appearance. It comes in a total of five colors, but the one we are showing here is a green model.
The iPhone 12 Pro is an elegant affair
It is also equipped with a LiDAR scanner that can measure depths of up to 5 meters, enabling portrait photography in dark places and more advanced AR expression.
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Both models have robust bodies
With the help of structural innovations such as matching the height of the glass to the sides, it is four times more resistant to breakage and scratches on the surface than previous models.
Both models have the same screen resolution of 2532 x 1170 pixels, but the standard brightness is 625 nits for the iPhone 12 and 800 nits for the Pro. The latter is higher. While the maximum brightness in HDR mode is 1200 NIT on both models, so you can enjoy watching the photos and videos you take with comparable beautiful image quality.
MagSafe has also changed the accessories
The iPhone 12 series is MagSafe compatible. It contains a coil on the back that consists of a sensitive magnetic sensor and NFC to hold the charger and other accessories in place and call up their appropriate functions.
The presence of Mag is felt very strongly. However, it doesn't stick even if you bring the clip closer. It is a specification that only the corresponding device sticks to it.
Qi provides up to 7.5W charging, compared to up to 15W with MagSafe, which is theoretically twice as fast as Qi. While some Android devices can support fast wireless charging of 10W or more even with Qi, we believe Apple made this specification for safety reasons.
The genuine Apple cases are also MagSafe compatible, so you can attach a MagSafe product to your iPhone even when it's in the case.
Apple’s leather cases were not announced at the time of the release of the device, but we thought the other cases were more upscale instead.
Cases released by third parties before the release of the iPhone 12 are not MagSafe compatible, but they may respond if they are thin. Of course, there is a possibility that MagSafe will come off and fast charging will not work because it is out of warranty, so be careful. Even if the case is Qi-enabled, it does not mean it is MagSafe compatible, so if you want to put your iPhone in a case, you should buy a genuine Apple case or a case with the MFi certification logo.
The iPhone experience will be completely different
All models in the iPhone 12 series are powered by the A14 Bionic.
Every experience through the iPhone is enhanced with this A14 Bionic at its core.
The 5G antenna is up!
By setting it to 5G Auto (the default value), the system switches to 4G when 5G is not needed to reduce battery consumption.
At the moment, the 5G area is still only a spot deployment, and we too had to scour the airwaves to experience FaceTime in HD. (By the way, we later found out that the iPhone 12 will be able to make HD calls over Wi-Fi as well...) However, it is certain that 5G areas will be expanded at a rapid pace in the future. I don't think you need to force yourself to switch to a 5G contract before the end of the year, but the smartphone experience is sure to get richer under the iPhone 12 and beyond.
The iPhone 12 series will be followed by the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini, which will be released later on November 13 (pre-orders start on November 6). The Pro Max, which has a shake sensor and more advanced shooting capabilities than the iPhone 12 Pro, and the mini, which is compact at 5.4 inches but has the same features as the iPhone 12, will be on the minds of those who have already bought the iPhone 12.
Stay tuned to Engadget for the latest news on Apple products and new device reviews.
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