What’s in the New iPhone 12? (Specs, Release Date, and News)

New iPhone 12

The most awaited release is here! From the past few months, Apple users have asked whether there will be iPhone 12 or not. iPhone users have been asking around about the iPhone 12 launch date. But little did they know, Tim Cook was planning to give them a surprise. The very first question in your mind right now is about iPhone 12 specification and price. This article is all about that only, but before we move on, let’s see which models did Apple launch at an event.

After the classic release of the iPhone 11 and the breakthrough of iOS 14 in the market, it seems like Apple has gained a few more iPhone lovers. Let’s get to the point: 

On Saturday, 13th October 2020, Apple launched the new iPhone 12 lineup in a virtual event. 

Since then, it has stirred a commotion in the market. Be it because of its specifications, price, release date, or a sudden drop in Apple’s share (more on that later).  

There has been launching of four models including iPhone 12, new iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The mini version is the first-ever model of any iPhone series, let’s hope it satisfies the expectations.

iPhone 12 Specification: Every Model

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Here we have explained in detail about the specification of the iPhone 12 series. Along with an explanation, we have prepared a table where you will easily be able to learn about the specs of all models and compare them.

Design and Display

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As for the design of all models, they are quite similar but in different sizes. iPhone 12 has five color variations: black, white, green, red, and blue. If you liked the model 5s more than any other, you will love the shape of this model. It has an aluminum frame with less rounded edges.

This time Apple has worked more on the durability factor, the front of the phone is made of a ceramic shield, and the rear is of glass. They said the new technology with the ceramic shield will protect your phone better, ensuring durability.

The iPhone 12 lineup’s dimensions reflect, they are 11% thinner, 15% smaller, and 16% lighter than the previous model. The display has 1200-nits peak brightness for the brighter display than iPhone 11.

New iPhone 12 and 5G

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Do you know the iPhone 12 lineup is 5G compatible? Yes, Apple had promised earlier, that 2020 models will all be 5G compatible. On the right side above the power button, there’s a 5G antenna in the form of a small indent, which will allow the phone to connect with a network.

It is the first time the iPhone has the 5G tech, though it is common in many of the Android companies. The company has ensured that 5G tech is both sub-5 and mmWave, which will allow it to work with Verizon around the US. As for other countries, it will use sub-6 technology to connect with other network providers.

Theoretically, the speed of the iPhone 12 5G is 4Gbps, which is pretty impressive. (Though we doubt whether any network provider will be able to provide such speed. Haha! Kidding!)

So now the question is – what if you don’t need to use 5G? It has a smart mode that will allow you to switch to the 4G network saving battery consumption.

iPhone 12 features an A14 Bionic chipset enabling fast speed to the phone. It is the fastest chip ever in the smartphone. What about storage variations? The iPhone 12 series will come with 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options. (64GB isn’t recommended, as you won’t be left with much space to use.) Look for the best Sim Only Deals available to save you some money after the purchase each month.


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The iPhone 12 lineup has a dual rear camera. For the specs refer to the Specification Table. The company has claimed that this model has improved colors, contrasts, and night mode. There’s a 27% improvement in the low light performance. The bigger focus is on computational photography with Smart HDR 3 tech.


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As for the battery’s performance, it is still unknown. According to the company, it has 16 hours of offline video playback battery life. Rest can be known after testing only. Apart from that, the new feature in the iPhone 12 is MagSafe. A magnet installed within the phone enabling it to charge on the wireless charging pad. Also this time, it has a fast-charging feature that can charge up your phone from 0 to 50% within half an hour (for which you will need a separate 20W charger).

As for accessories, this time Apple won’t be shipping charger or headsets, instead just a  USB-C-to-Lightning cable. You can buy the mount separately from online platforms or stores. Also, the box itself will be slimmer with the phone. The purpose of this decision is to minimize the amount of e-waste.

Also Read: Check Out The Best iPhone Car Charger

Let’s Move to the Series of iPhone 12 Specification Table:

Specification Table
Models: iPhone 12 mini iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 Pro Max
Dimensions 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.4
Weight 133g 162g 187g 226g
IP Rating IP68 IP68 IP68 IP68
Size 5.4-inch 6.1-inch 6.4-inch 6.7-inch
Resolution 2340 x 1080 2532 x 1170 2532 x 1170 2778 x 1284
Pixels Per Inch 476ppi 458ppi 436ppi 458ppi
Max Brightness (typical) 625 nits 625 nits 800 nits 800 nits
Rear Cameras 12MP + 12MP 12MP + 12MP 12MP + 12MP + 12MP 12MP + 12MP + 12MP
Ultra-Wide ƒ/2.4 aperture ƒ/2.4 aperture ƒ/2.4 aperture ƒ/2.4 aperture
Wide ƒ/1.6 aperture ƒ/1.6 aperture ƒ/1.6 aperture ƒ/1.6 aperture
Telephoto ƒ/2.0 aperture ƒ/2.2 aperture
Digital Zoom up to 5x up to 5x up to 10x up to 12x
Front Camera 12MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture 12MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture 12MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture 12MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture
LiDAR Scanner No No Yes Yes
Video Playback up to 15 hours up to 17 hours up to 17 hours up to 20 hours
Video Playback (streamed) up to 10 hours up to 11 hours up to 11 hours up to 12 hours
Audio Playback up to 50 hours up to 65 hours up to 65 hours up to 80 hours
64GB Storage $699 $799 
128GB Storage $749 $849 $999 $1099
256GB Storage $849 $949 $1099 $1199
512GB Storage $1299 $1399

iPhone 12 Release Date:

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After looking at its amazing specs, you will be eager to know about its release date. Well, there’s good news for you. 

The pre-booking is going to start soon (16th October). Grab the opportunity and pre-order the iPhone. The release date of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro is 23rd October. While for iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max, they are set to release on 13th November, pre-orders starting on 6th November.

Latest News: Cost of Apples’ shares had a sudden fall after the launch of the iPhone 12 and its lineup models.

The shares of Apple had a drop of 4% on Tuesday (13th October), erasing $81 billion worth of market value after the launch of the iPhone 12 series. However, it recovered some of its losses and closed down at the 2.7% fall at the end of the day.

This is all for the new iPhone 12 launch update. For more tech-related news, visit Technographx.