Here's Everything Apple Just Announced at its iPhone 12 Event

Here's Everything Apple Just Announced at its iPhone 12 Event
Source: Apple Inc.

The iPhone 12 is here. Apple just wrapped up its big iPhone event where it announced four new iPhone 12 models, all of which support new faster 5G networks.

As of Tuesday, Apple’s iPhone lineup will be very broad, with several models spanning a wide range of price points.

Wireless carriers will offer their own deals, payment plans, and discounts if you trade in your old phone, but that will vary by carrier. Prices will also go up if you choose a model with higher storage.

Here's the starting price of each iPhone model in Apple's new lineup:

    iPhone SE starts at $399

    iPhone XR starts at $499

    iPhone 11 starts at $599

    iPhone 12 Mini starts at $699

    iPhone 12 starts at $799

    iPhone 12 Pro starts at $999

    iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at $1,099

The company also announced a new smart home speaker, called the HomePod Mini, and some fun accessories for the new iPhones that use magnets to attach to them. The iPhone 12 Mini with a 5.4-inch screen will cost $699, and the main size model with a 6.1-inch screen will cost $799. The main size goes on sale Oct. 23 with preorders starting this week. 

The Mini goes on preorder Nov. 6 and ships Nov. 13. Apple is also releasing new high-end iPhone models under the Pro moniker. The iPhone 12 Pro with a 6.1-inch screen starts at $999 and goes on sale on October 23. Pre-orders start on Friday. 

The iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at $1099 and goes on pre-order on Friday, November 6th, and will ship on November 13th. The iPhone 12 Pro Max, will have a bigger 6.7-inch display that Apple says is the largest iPhone screen it has released so far.  

One distinguishing feature between the Pro models and the main iPhone 12 models is that the Pro phones will have an additional camera lens. The Pro models include a telephoto lens in addition to wide and ultrawide lenses and bigger camera sensors. 

It also has a lidar scanner that can create 3D scans of rooms with depth data that Apple says makes autofocus faster. For example, Apple said that Medtronic used the lidar scanner to layout a proposed setup for a lab under construction.


Here's Everything Apple Just Announced at its iPhone 12 Event
Source: Apple Inc.

Apple is angling these phones for serious photographers. The iPhone 12 Pro will be able to take photos using a new Apple format that enables more detailed post-production tweaks. It can also record videos using HDR, a feature that makes captured images more vividly colored. It also supports recording Dolby Vision videos.

A list of things Apple has removed from the iPhone over the years

2016 iPhone 7: No headphone jack.

2017 iPhone X: No home button.

2020 iPhone 12: No headphones, no charger in the box.

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