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Apple's new iPhone 12 series with 5G launched starting at ₹ 69,999 along with HomePod Mini debut

Apple's new iPhone 12 series with 5G launched starting at ₹ 69,999 along with HomePod Mini debut
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  • Apple launched its new iPhone 12 series with 5G today, on October 13.
  • This includes the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone Pro Max.
  • Another device to make its debut alongside the iPhone 12 series was Apple’s new HomePod mini.
Apple launched its brand new iPhone 12 series with 5G today, which marks a 'new era of technology' for the Cupertino-based company, according to CEO Tim Cook.


This is the first iPhone to series with 5G capabilities. It includes the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone Pro Max with a whopping 6.7-inch screen — the biggest that Apple has put out on an iPhone till date.

iPhone 12 with 5G variant

Price

iPhone 12

64GB: ₹79,900

128GB: ₹84,900

256GB: ₹94,900

iPhone 12 Mini

64GB: ₹69,900

128GB: ₹74,900

256GB: ₹84,900

iPhone 12 Pro

Starting at ₹1,19,900

iPhone 12 Pro Max

Starting at ₹1,29,900


The iPhone series debuted alongside the HomePod mini that will launch in India at ₹9,999. The company has also slashed the prices for older iPhone models including the hot-selling iPhone XR, iPhone SE (2020) and iPhone 11.


New features on iPhone 12 with 5G
Compared to its predecessor, the iPhone 11, the iPhone 12 is 11% thinner, 15% smaller and 16% lighter, according to Apple. The iPhone 12 mini is also nothing more than a miniature version of the iPhone 12 — all the same features, just a smaller size.


The phones also come with an all new durability feature called the ‘Ceramic Shield’, developed in collaboration with Corning. According to the company, it's tougher than any other iPhone glass.

All four iPhones are powered using Apple’s latest A14 Bionic chipset. It’s the first smartphone chip built on 5 nanometer process technology. It has the ability to house 11.8 billion transistors.


Cameras on the iPhone 12 series
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini come with a dual-camera system featuring one ultra wide lens and a new wide camera with f/1.6 aperture.

The camera setup features a ‘seven-element’ lens, which Apple claims improves the camera’s low light performance by 27%.


The iPhone 12 Max and Max Pro come with a quad-camera setup — three lenses in the back and one in the front. The first two are the same as the iPhone 12 and third is a telephoto lens enabled with 4 times optical zoom.


The iPhone 12’s two bigger siblings also come with sensor shift technology to improve image stabilisation — it can cancel out things like car vibrations — and Apple Pro Raw, which allows editing of raw images directly on the iPhone.


When it comes to video recording, Apple marked another milestone for itself. The iPhone 12 Max and Max Pro are the first iPhone camera with HDR video recording capabilities. Globally, they will be the first phones to record specifically in Dolby Vision HDR. It has the capability to record in 4K with 60 frames per second (fps).


All the new iPhones launched will now come enabled with Night Mode to allow for low light photography. iPhone’s video capabilities have also been upgraded to include night mode time-lapse.

Brand-new LiDar scanner that can see in the dark
The Lidar scanner made its debut today and is only available on the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The sensor is basically able to gauge its surroundings by reflecting light and calculates distance on how it takes for the light to bounce back.


It enables object and room scanning. It also makes object placement in augmented reality (AR) more accurate.

In the background, the LiDar scanner is also enabling better auto focus in photos and videos. Apple claims that auto focus is now six times faster in low light because of its new sensor.

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