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New details on specs, pre-order and launch dates of iPhone 12 leaked

By Cookie Monster - on 9 Oct 2020, 7:57pm

New details on specs, pre-order and launch dates of iPhone 12 leaked

Purported renders of the Apple iPhone 12 lineup. <br> Screenshot taken from EverythingApplePro's YouTube video on "Exclusive iPhone 12 Pro Max Design Leaks! It's HUGE."

New information on the specs, pre-order and launch dates for the Apple iPhone 12 lineup has been revealed a week ahead of the official event.

Weibo user @kang, whom tipster @UniverseIce claimed to have provided "the most comprehensive and accurate product information for the iPhone 12 conference so far" shared a long list of details on the upcoming iPhone 12 models. 

In terms of specs, all four iPhone 12 models are said to come with OLED Super Retina XDR displays and a new, more durable protective glass known as "Ceramic Shield". The iPhone 12 lineup is also stated to be capable of shooting Dolby Vision video and offer higher dynamic range.

While all iPhone 12 models will support 5G, only the U.S models are expected to support the faster mmWave band. This contradicts an earlier report by Fast Company which stated that only one iPhone 12 model is said to support the faster 5G band and sold in three countries.

Apple is expected to introduce a "Smart Data Mode" which helps the new iPhones to switch between 4G and 5G to maximise battery life. Consumers can also see improvements in Deep Fusion and Night Mode on the iPhone 12, with the iPhone 12 Pro Max boasting a "47% larger sensor" and a unique "Expansive" super wide-angle feature that the iPhone 12 Pro lacks. The iPhone 12 Pro Max will also support 5x optical zoom while the iPhone 12 Pro supports 4x optical zoom. 

As reported previously, the non-Pro models will come in storage capacity options of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB while the Pro models will come in storage capacity options of 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. Retail prices for the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max reportedly start from US$699, US$799, US$999 and US$1,099 respectively.

In terms of colour options, the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 will be available in black, white, red, blue and green. The Pro models will come in gold, silver, graphite and blue. Pre-order and launch dates for the iPhone models are stated to be: 

Models Pre-order Launch
iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 Pro 16/17 Oct 23/24 Oct
iPhone 12 mini 6/7 Nov 13/14 Nov
iPhone 12 Pro Max 13/14 Nov  20/21 Nov

 

Since Apple typically starts pre-orders on Fridays, we believe the pre-order dates for the iPhone 12/12 Pro, iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro will be on 16 Oct, 6 Nov and 13  Nov respectively. 

 

Source: @UniverseIce via MacRumours