The most famous USA based company Apple Inc. that is known worldwide for the mass production and designing of electronics and advanced software for computers. The products in which they got fame through-out the globe are the iPod, iPhones, and Macintosh computers. The famous software includes the iTunes media browser, the iWork suite, a suite of audio tools, and many others. They have more than 250 stores for retailing in nine different countries and also runs online stores where different software and hardware related products are being sold.
The iPhone company has announced its latest iPhone devices, the iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12, as its newest flagship on 13th October 2020. These phones are designed with the most advanced features but the prices are set to be easily affordable. So as the more expensive phones are coming like iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 max, these phones will be suitable to anyone who is not looking for extra camera features or who is looking for a budget phone.
As far as the sizes of these phones are concerned, iPhone 12 is considered as the legacy of iPhone 11 and comes with a size of 6.1-inch while iPhone 12 mini is the smallest phone Apple has designed since 2016 and its size is 5.4-inch only. Both the phones are very much similar except for a few things like battery size and the size of the screen. The iPhone 12 mini is designed specifically for those who prefer to use their phones single-handedly. The technology experts are saying iPhone 12 mini has the capability to wipe out the era of larger sized phones and it can definitely become quite popular in women’s choice. As Ben Wood said that Apple is changing the trend of bigger phones to smaller ones and other companies as always will follow Apple. The iPhone SE is considered to be the smallest ever device with a size of 4.7 inches.
A14 Bionic Chip
The most advanced and latest processing chip that Apple has yet created is the A14 Bionic chip. It has been introduced in both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini. It is the fastest chip manufactured throughout the globe. It has the ability to crunch billions of operations on the engine. It is already far ahead of the time and it makes the battery life of the phone very efficient. The A14 Bionic chip is installed in all models of the iPhone 12 and iPad air that comes in 2020. The chip provides 6 cores in total, four of them are cores for power efficiency and the other two are performance cores. According to Apple, the CPU performance of the A14 Bionic chip is 40 percent higher than the previous model A12 that was introduced in iPad air, which also implies that its performance is also 20 percent higher than the A13 Bionic chip. The chip has a combination of 11.8 billion transistors and is produced in 5nm. Moreover, the size of the A14 bionic chip is much smaller and lighter in weight than the A12 Bionic chip. It has a 64-bit support system too. A13 Bionic chip is installed in iPhone SE considering its budget rates. Some of the specific features in the A14 bionic chip is given
Features of A Bionic chip
- Advanced Image Signal Processor.
- 16-Core Neural Engine.
- Secure Enclave.
- Machine Learning Controller.
- ARMv8 Instruction Set.
All the models of the iPhones that have been introduced in 2020 have special display features called Super Retina CDR OLED displays. It has an edge to edge design but excluding the bezels on the edges of the notch for the Face ID. The standard quality of the display for all the newest models from the iPhone 12 models to pro models is the same. The iPhone 12 mini has 476 pixels per inch and the resolution is 2430 x 1080 covered up in just 5.4-inch size, while iPhone 12 has 476 pixels in one inch and the resolution is 2532 x 1170. The display has a feature of HDR support with a peak brightness of 1200 nits. While the iPhone SE comes with a 4.7-inch LCD with IPS technology and 1334×750 pixel resolution.
Flat Edge Design
Apple company has carefully inspected and enhanced the design for the models that are released in 2020. The company introduced flat edges for the new phones which means they are abandoning the design of the round edge and coming to a design similar to the iPad pro. A new cover made up of a ceramic shield is used to protect the front of the phone which reduces the standard use of cover glass. According to Apple, the nano-ceramic crystals are infused with the ceramic shield which also enhances the drop performance by 4 times.
The aerospace-grade aluminum enclosure is sandwiched between two parts of the phone. Glass is used to make the back of the phone. The aluminum enclosure comes in different colors like green, blue, white, black, and red. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are dust and IP68 water resistance just like iPhone 12 max and pro. This enclosure can resist water entry for at least 30 minutes. The iPhone 12, begins with the rate $799 / $799 / AU$1,349, and the iPhone 12 mini, starting at $699 / £699 / AU$1,199 depending upon the colors. The yellow and purple colors have been dropped for blue. The white shade of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini makes the appearance of the phone look chic and clean.
5G Connectivity: All the models introduced in this year support 5th generation connectivity. The phones with 5G connectivity are the future because 5G provides you with top quality streaming, enhanced gaming experience, high definition FaceTime calls, and faster uploads and downloads.
The mmWave 5G technology is only developed and sold to the USA by Apple. However, the 5G connectivity is available worldwide but the mmWave 5G is the best 5G technology. Meanwhile, the other latest phones support 5G connectivity, the iPhone SE cannot support this technology.
Only the sub-6GHz 5G connectivity is widely available in other countries outside of the USA. In America, the internet speed of the 5G connectivity supports 4Gbps even in the populated zones.
These models provide a feature that, in the absence of 5G connectivity the Gigabit LTE is supported and another important feature Smart Data Mode is installed which preserve battery life and automatically changes to LTE connection where 5G is not needed.
WiFi 6/Bluetooth 5.0: Just like the other phones the iPhone 12, iPhone SE, and iPhone 12 mini are also provided with Bluetooth 5.0 and WiFi 6, however, to improve the awareness and connections with different devices, the chip called U1 Ultra-Wideband chip is introduced. To make the connectivity other devices also need to have this feature such as Home Pod mini.
Camera: The camera has always been the main focus of Apple. Both iPhone 12 and mini are almost identical to the pro models but the camera is the main separating factor. Both the 12 and mini models and a dual-camera setup which is less advanced and quite simple, while the pro models have a triple-lens camera LiDAR scanner as well.
Comparing to iPhone 11, the iPhone 12 has made some significant improvements. The improvements in low light performance have been made like the installation of a wide camera that has f/1.6 aperture, it helps in letting 27 percent more light to provide better results along with 5 percent digital zoom and 2 times optical zoom.
The A14 chip improves new features for photography with high quality in depth fusion to grasp more texture, reduce noise, and making more contrast in pictures during night mode. All the adjustments like contrast, texture, saturation, and white balance is handled by a new feature called HDR 3 feature.
In addition to the above qualities, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini has the ability to capture 30fps and high-quality video with Dolby vision, also providing the facility to capture, edit or share the cinema graded video on the phone right away. It can also capture 4K videos at up to 6ofps.
The camera of the iPhone SE is different from the other coming models. For photography, the rear camera has only one 12MP camera with an f/1.8-aperture lens. The lens support features like PDAF autofocus and Optical Image Stabilization. Many other features contain a True Tone LED flash with slow sync and red-eye correction as well as Apple’s own format for the images.
Battery Life: Apple has put the utmost effort to increase the battery of the phones and they managed to provide unbelievable improvements in the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini. On iPhone 12 mini, the video playback of 15 hours, streaming videos of 10 hours, and audio playback of 50 hours can be witnessed. Both iPhone 12 and mini supports fast charging features which can charge 50 percent battery in 30 minutes using a 20W power adapter. The battery life of the iPhone SE is 13 hours for video playbacks.
- Many different new accessories are being brought with the iPhone 12 and mini. The MagSafe accessories are specially designed for work. It has many magnets together making a circle on the back of the iPhone 12 and mini. Wallet accessories, Mega safe charger, and MegaSafe phone case is also provided in accessories. It also supports wireless charging. All the iPhone models can also be charged through the lightning port.
- The power adapter as well as the ear pods have been removed from the accessories. These two must be bought separately.
- Accessories for iPhone SE are as given.
- OtterBox Otter + Pop Symmetry Case.
- Silicon case
Spigen Tempered Glass Screen Protector.
- Wireless Charger.
- Selfie Stick.
- Apple watch series.
iPhone SE: The 64GB model is priced at $399, for the 128GB model, the rate is $449 and the 256GB model is set at $549.
iPhone 12: The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will be available for pre-order on October 16 and will be launched on 23rdOctober. The rates are $799 for 64GB of storage, and 128 and 256GB available with an extra fee.
iPhone 12 mini: The 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini will be available for pre-order on 6th November and will be launched on November 13th. The prices $699 for 64GB of storage, and 128 and 256GB available for options of storage.