- Apple’s newest smartphone boasts across-the-board improvements, with special attention paid to 5G capacity, processing power and the camera
- Prices range from $700 to $1,100, with preorders starting Friday and reaching full availability in September
- Apple has partnered with Verizon to build a nation-wide 5G network, although some remain skeptical they can deliver on promises due to the U.S.’s lagging infrastructure
Apple has announced the iPhone 12, complete with 5G networking, more processing power, enhanced durability and better cameras. Apple also announced its new Homepod mini speaker, the newest addition to its line of home integration products.
A partnership with Verizon will enable the new model’s 5G connectivity as Verizon unveils its nationwide 5G network.
The iPhone 12 mini will start at $700, with the standard model starting at $800. The pro version will begin at $1,000, with the pro max starting at $1,100.
Preorders begin Friday for the standard iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, becoming fully available on Oct. 23. The iPhone 12 Mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max will start preorders on Nov. 6, with full distribution coming Nov. 13.
Consumers had been anticipating Apple’s shift in iPhone design aesthetics to match the flat edges of their newest iPads. The standard models will come in five colors: black, white, red, light green and dark blue. The iPhone 12 Pro will come in four colors: black, silver, gold, and dark blue.
The new lineup boasts a variety of enhanced practical features. The revamped design uses a band of stainless steel and a ceramic display to quadruple fall survival. A magnet on the back makes it easier to swap accessories and charge. Its new photography capabilities are enabled by the A14 Bionic chip, which Apple boasts as the most powerful ever