Apple hosted its “Hi, Speed” event tonight in Cupertino, California. The event witnessed the launch of the latest iPhone series. This year, Apple has launched a brand-new device in the series – the iPhone 12 Mini – alongside the standard iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The Pro variants are the top of the line models in the series, and succeed last year’s iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Apple has equipped the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max with OLED Super Retina XDR displays, the A14 Bionic chipsets, 15W Magsafe wireless charging, 12MP triple-camera setups and 5G connectivity, among others.
Apple iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max specifications and features
The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are both metal and glass-clad smartphones with a boxy design, which is reminiscent of the iPhone 4 series. The new iPhones come with IP68 certification, which means they can survive underwater up to 2 metres for 30 minutes.
The Apple iPhone 12 Pro features a 6.1-inch screen and the iPhone 12 Pro Max has a larger 6.7-inch display. Both these smartphones are fitted with OLED Super Retina XDR panels protected by a layer of Ceramic Shield glass. Out of the box, the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max boot the latest iOS 14. As for the core specifications, these smartphones are powered by the newest Apple Bionic A14 SoC, which Apple claims to be 50 percent faster than competing smartphone chips.
The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are both equipped with triple-camera modules on the rear panel. The iPhone 12 Pro setup comprises a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera. In the front, there’s a TrueDepth selfie camera.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max, on the other hand, features similar resolution cameras but with a 47 percent larger primary sensor (1.7μm pixels), which offers 87 percent improvement in low-light conditions. The telephoto lens also gets an improved 65 mm focal length and 5x optical zoom.
The camera app also gets the world’s first Dolby Vision HDR video recording and Apple’s ProRaw feature. The latter combines Apple’s computational photography with RAW imaging for capturing impressive details. Other camera features include Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 3, and night mode time-lapse, among others.
Apple has fitted the LiDAR scanner from iPad Pro on these two models. The scanner improves autofocus in lowlight and also enhances the depth perception of the camera. The LiDAR scanner is designed to measure the distance from surrounding objects up to 5 meters away. It also features enhanced algorithms for the understanding of a scene to ensure improved AR as well as depth imaging.
The brand has also brought back MagSafe to iPhones for the first time, to enable faster and precise wireless charging.
Apple iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max price in India
The Apple iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available in graphite, silver, gold, and pacific blue colours. These smartphones are being offered in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB options. While the iPhone 12 Pro will be available here starting October 30th, the Pro Max model will go on sale starting November 13th. The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max will start at Rs 119,900 and Rs 129,900, respectively in India.