Apple announces four new iPhone 12 phones, including first iPhone Mini
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Apple has unveiled its iPhone 12 range of smartphones, a little later than many expected, at an online only event on Tuesday evening.
There are four new additions to the iPhone family with the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max and the smaller, as the name suggests, iPhone 12 Mini.
While initially expected to be revealed at Apple's September event, their launch was pushed back due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
All of the new iPhones also have Apple’s latest A14 Bionic processor, which debuted at the above event in September, and all four will be 5G-compatible.
The iPhone 12 Mini, at just 5.4" from corner to corner, is a move against Apple's usual grain of larger phones and will be available for preorder for €815 from 6 November.
The basic iPhone 12, with a 6.1" display, will start from €913 and will be available to preorder from 16 October.
As we move to the higher end of the scale, there's two iPhone 12 Pro phones, with a large 6.5" display and the 6.7" display iPhone 12 Pro Max, which start from €1159 and €1258 respectfully.
In a move which will likely not prove popular with customers, the company said none of the new phones will ship with wired headphones or a power adaptor, but will ship with a USB-C to Lightning cable in the box.
Apple says the move means it has to consume fewer raw materials for each iPhone sold as well as producing much smaller boxes, something which allows Apple to reduce the number of shipments.
The company said it will reduce carbon emissions significantly and estimates the changes will cut over two million metric tons of carbon emissions annually, which the company said is the equivalent of removing 450,000 cars from the road per year.
All the phones will come with an OLED displays and while the basic iPhone 12 could be called uninspiring if you're feeling harsh, the two Pro versions have some of the most advanced features Apple has ever put in a smartphone.
Both will host improved triple-camera systems with ultrawide, normal and new telephoto lenses, while the Max will be able to record in Dolby Vision HDR.
The inclusion of the worked the device's A14 bionic chip and LIDAR sensor mean the device will be suitable for many levels of photography and even professional photography and cinematography.