Apple has announced the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini, its first 5G-enabled smartphones. They will be available for starting prices of $699 and $799, respectively, and both will offer capacities of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.The iPhone 12 will be available for pre-order on October 16, and will be released on October 23. The iPhone Mini’s pre-orders will go live on November 6, and will release a week later on November 13.
It’s also important to note that the iPhone 12 Mini will feature everything included in the iPhone 12, just in a smaller form-factor.
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The iPhone 12 models feature a Super Retina XDR OLED display that has 2x the pixels of the iPhone 11. The iPhone 12 has a 2532-by-1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi and the iPhone 12 Mini has a 2340-by-1080-pixel resolution at 476 ppi.
Apple took the wraps off the iPhone 12, the tech giant’s first smartphones that support 5G wireless technology.
Apple said it has tested the 5G iPhone 12 phones with 100 carriers in 30 regions — and claims it obtained speeds up to 4 Gbps under ideal conditions on networks that use higher-frequency millimeter wave 5G. That said, Apple cautioned that real-world speeds will vary.
“5G just got real,” Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said at Apple’s virtual product launch event Tuesday from its Cupertino headquarters. Vestberg announced that the telco was activating 5G across the U.S., available to more than 200 million people in 1,800 cities nationwide. Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband service (which uses millimeter wave spectrum) is now available in 55 cities, 43 stadiums and arenas, and seven airports.
Apple announced four models of the new smartphone: the iPhone 12 with a 6.1-inch screen (starting at $799); the iPhone 12