Apple iPhone 12 Singapore launch pricing and availability details
Apple iPhone 12 local launch pricing and availability details
Apple launched its biggest slew of iPhone updates with four new models to deliver the iPhone 12 proposition at various price points and needs. Here are some highlights of the new phones:-
- 5G-ready across all iPhone 12 models
- Apple A14 Bionic processor powering all iPhone 12 models
- OLED displays across all models
- MagSafe wireless charging technology
- Improved camera system and lenses across all models and newer computational photography elements to bring about enhanced Night Mode and new Night Mode Time Lapse.
- A more durable Ceramic Shield Glass layer to protect the screens
- Still IP68 rated, but with better endurance that can stay submerged up to 6 meters in water for 30 minutes (previously up to 4 meters)
- Larger screens for the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max models
- Thinner, smaller and lighter for iPhone 12
- New iPhone 12 mini to deliver a premium experience on a smaller screen
In summary, the biggest advancements to the iPhone 12 is its new processor enabling new capabilities and experiences from AR to computational photography enhancements, a more durable screen, improved wireless charging experience and accessories, and the better camera and shooting capabilities - especially on the Pro models.
For all the details, do check out our detailed reporting here:-
- All about the new iPhone 12 and 12 mini phones
- Apple’s latest iPhone 12 Pro phones have 5G, larger displays, lidar scanners, new camera systems, and more
How good are the new phones in actual use?
Glad you've asked and we now have an ultra detailed review where we tested out everything you'll ever need to know, including photography and videography aspects, who will appreciate the upgrade and if you should go for the plain iPhone 12 or the Pro edition.
How about other practical considerations?
Important question too, and so we also have an iPhone 12 Buying Guide to help you look into practical considerations that would hopefully lead you to choosing the right iPhone 12 model for your needs.
Are they more expensive?
The new iPhone 12 mini is priced at the same level that the iPhone 11 first debuted. That makes the new iPhone 12 about S$150 more expensive than the iPhone 11. However, the iPhone 12 Pro models are S$50 to S$70 cheaper than last year's iPhone 11 Pro options. For reference, we've tabulated the iPhone 11 launch prices here.
So did excluding the power adapter and earbuds bring down the prices across the board? Apparently not.
|Model||iPhone 12 mini||iPhone 12||iPhone 12 Pro||iPhone 12 Pro Max|
I'm not ready to part with my kidney, what can I do?
Check out the two-year telco contract plan options, which should help bring down the initial outlay for the phones:-
- Singtel's iPhone 12 lineup price plans
- M1's iPhone 12 lineup price plans
- StarHub's iPhone 12 linesup price plans
Now, if you're planning to jump to another telco as you're seeking for the best plan to match your mobile consumption needs, then check out our Apple iPhone 12 telco price plans comparison article where we've done all the heavy-lifting to give you recommendations.
When and where can you get the new iPhone 12 models?
Take note of the staggered availability dates as it can be confusing:-
|iPhone 12 mini||iPhone 12||iPhone 12 Pro||iPhone 12 Pro Max|
|6th Nov, 9pm||16 Oct, 8pm||16 Oct, 8pm||6th Nov, 9pm|
|Retail availability||13th Nov||23rd Oct||23rd Oct||13th Nov|
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