Overnight, Apple hosted a virtual launch event for iPhone 12. This event was an invitation from Apple and referred to “Hi, Speed”. This clearly suggests that 5G will be added to the iPhone.
During the event, Tim Cook unveiled the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro with 5G capabilities. This is a move that will surely please network carriers around the world who are investing heavily in the deployment of 5G networks.
We consider 5G to be a single technology, but there are actually two versions. The first is regular long-range 5G, but Apple has confirmed a more directional spectrum called mmWave, which is supported by the iPhone 12, but is much faster.
Unfortunately, Apple said it’s only supported in the US (at least for now), but managed peak download speeds under ideal conditions of 4.0 Gbps. By comparison, Telstra announced in September that it achieved 4.2 Gbps using 5G millimeter-wave technology.
Under typical conditions, Apple says it measured 1.0 Gbps, which is still an incredible leap from what is available in 4G. Only with full-scale adoption of 5G can we see how much these speeds will be reduced by the shared network effect.
Currently, Australian telcos are testing millimeter waves, and the Australian spectrum to drive this will be auctioned in March 2021.
As a consumer, Apple says the benefits of 5G are:
- Faster download and upload
- High quality video stream
- More responsive games
- Real-time interactivity
- Low latency
- Faster network speeds, even in crowded environments
As we know, Apple regularly advertises security. With the introduction of 5G Cook, it was explained in detail that the iPhone 12 is more secure as a result of securely connecting to the cellular network instead of using public Wi-Fi hotspots.
Traditionally, speeding up 5G has come at the expense of battery life, but Apple says it will intelligently use 5G for different purposes. This means that if you’re browsing the web or social media, you’re probably actually using 4G most of the time. Launching a game or video stream will switch to 5G for maximum connectivity.
iPhone 12 Pro
Not only does the iPhone 12 Pro have 5G speeds, it also features Apple’s new A14 Bionic processor (5Nm, 1.8 billion transistors), the fastest chip in smartphones.
There is a new chassis design with a smaller bezel and a significantly improved screen-to-body ratio.
We are now migrating from Gorilla Glass to what Apple calls Ceramic Shield. They claim that this is the strongest glass on the phone (probably still broken).
On the back, the camera array has changed again this year, giving way to a new LiDAR scanner for more realistic AR. The Pro camera system is optimized even in the dark and is pushed further with the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The iPhone 12 Pro will be available in 128GB Pro (6.1 inches) from A $ 1,699 and Pro Max (6.7 inches) from A $ 1,849. It jumps to A $ 2,219 and A $ 2,369 in the 512GB version, respectively.
The iPhone 12 Pro can be pre-purchased at 16.10, but the pre-order for the iPhone 12 Pro Max will be published at 7.11.
The smaller iPhone 12 has improved 5G speed. It also has the same A14 Bionic processor that comes with the Pro.
The new design features an end-to-end OLED display and its new, harder ceramic shield.
Apple offers the iPhone 12 in two sizes, the iPhone 12 mini (5.4 inches) and the iPhone 12 (6.1 inches).
Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 will start at 16.10, and pre-orders for the iPhone 12 mini will be a little late to 7.11.
Prices start at A $ 1,199 for the iPhone 12 Mini and A $ 1,349 for the iPhone 12 with 64GB of storage. This increases to A $ 1,449 and A $ 1,599, respectively.
Given that these prices are still out of reach for many, Apple has left some of its previous phones in the lineup, and the iPhone SE remains the cheapest iPhone at A $ 679.
You can usually compare the price with last year’s model, but this year there are significant changes to the box.
According to Apple, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone Pro Max do not include a power adapter or EarPods as part of their efforts to reach their environmental goals.
For now, Apple expects iPhone owners to already have existing Apple power adapters and headphones. If you do not have one, you will need to purchase these accessories separately. Charging from your laptop is optional as a USB-C-Lightning cable is available.
Unfortunately, iPhone 12 or 12 Pro doesn’t have USB-C yet. This feels a bit strange given Apple’s move to iPad products.
Apple has added 5G to iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.Millimeter waves are in the US only
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