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The iPhone 12 is the successor to last year’s iPhone 11. Like the iPhone 11, the iPhone 12 has a dual camera and comes in an array of colors: This year’s lineup includes black, white, red, green, and blue.
But the new device differs from than last year’s model in a few key ways. While the iPhone 11 had the rounded design Apple has employed since the iPhone 6, the iPhone 12 has a sharper edge similar to older iPhones like the iPhone 4 and the new iPad Pro. Apple says the iPhone 12 is 11% thinner and 16% lighter than the iPhone 11.
Unlike the iPhone 11, the new device will also be 5G enabled and will have a 6.1-inch OLED display (last year’s model had Apple’s liquid retina display). Apple says the iPhone 12 has four times better drop performance thanks to a new step in the glass-making process called ceramic shield.
The iPhone 12 will run on Apple’s new A14 Bionic chip, which Apple says will provide increased performance with better energy efficiency.
While last year’s version had wireless charging, Apple added a new way to make wireless charging easier with the iPhone 12: the phone will have MagSafe built in, meaning that any MagSafe accessory will automatically snap to the back of the device which should make it easier to wirelessly charge.
The iPhone 12 will start at $799. It will be available to preorder on October 16 and will ship on October 23.
The iPhone 12 Mini will contain all of the same specs as the iPhone 12, but in a smaller size — rather than a 6.1-inch OLED display, the Mini will have a 5.4-inch OLED display, making it what Apple says is the smallest, thinnest, and lightest 5G phone on the market.
Otherwise, the iPhone 12 Mini will come in the same five colors, have the same squared-off design, identical cameras to the iPhone 12, the same A14…