Apple Announces the iPhone 12



The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will come in the colors White, Black, Mint Green, Red, and Blue. The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max will come in the colors, Silver, Graphite, Gold, and Pacific Blue (pictured)

Azwad Ahmed and Khan Ho

  After a long-awaited launch, Apple has announced the iPhone 12. The announcement came via an event streamed on Apple’s official website. The hour-long event announced other products as well, including MagSafe accessories, which are new cases designed to keep the iPhone 12 safe and innovative. On top of this, Apple has also revealed the HomePod mini, which is a speaker that allows you to control your home via Siri. 

  At the event, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the iPhone 12 will have 5G. “5G will bring a new level of performance for downloads and uploads, higher quality video streaming, and more responsive gaming, real-time interactivity and so much more,” says Cook. 

  There will be 4 different iPhone models that will be released together: iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. 

  The iPhone 12 base model pricing compared to the iPhone 11 at the launch were both $699. When the iPhone 12 was announced, the iPhone 11 dropped by $100 bringing it down to $599 today. On top of this, Apple discontinued selling the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max. Not only did the iPhone 11 drop in price, but also the iPhone SE (series 2) that was $499 dropped to $399

The various prices of the new iPhone models. (Apple)

 For the first time ever, the iPhone will not come with a power brick. Only the lightning cable will be included in the box. This extends to the Apple Watches as well. On top of this, the new iPhones will also, for the first time, come without wired headphones. This decision was made to be more environmentally friendly. “By 2030, we (Apple) plan to have net-zero climate across our entire business,” says Lisa Jackson, the Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives at the Apple Event.  

  The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro is set to release on October 23rd, with the pre-order starting on October 16th. The iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max is set to release on November 13th, with the pre-order available on November 6th. 

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