The iPhone 12 was the center of attention at the hour-long Apple event on Tuesday. The tech-giant unveiled its latest set of smartphones, all packed with the best-in-class features and a razor-sharp processor. The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and iPhone 12 mini are the four models of the latest series that will go on sale starting next week.
The iPhone 12 mini grabbed quite a few eyeballs after Apple’s claim that the device is the “smallest and lightest 5G phone in the world”. With a 5.4-inch screen, the phone is definitely shorter than the other models; however, it’s bigger than the iPhone SE which has a 4.7-inch display. The key difference between the two is that there’s no Touch ID in the iPhone 12 mini.
The iPhone 12 mini makes up for its screen size with electric features that are not too dissimilar from the iPhone 12 itself. It is powered by the A14 Bionic, which, according to Apple, is the first chip in the smartphone industry that is built on a five-nanometer process. The tech-giant claims that with the six-core CPU and four-core GPU, the A14 is 50 percent faster compared to its predecessor, enabling it to perform incredibly heavy tasks at lightning speed. Battery life is also optimised in the process.
Coming to the design, the iPhone 12 mini again has similarities with those of the iPhone 12, boasting an immersive and durable architecture. The Ceramic Shield in the front is a fascinating addition that increases the phone’s drop protection fourfold. There’s also an all-screen Super Retina XDR display to enhance viewing experience, while the slew of MagSafe accessories add further drama to the device. The leather wallet, silicone case, and MagSafe Charger are all fascinating accessories that can be bought separately.
The iPhone 12 mini runs on the newly-launched iOS 14, supports both 4G and 5G, and will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities. There are five color options, namely green, blue, (product) red, white, and black. Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 mini start on November 6, and the product will be available for in-store purchases from November 13. Pricing for the phone starts at $729, with special discounts available for Verizon and AT&T users.