iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max: Release date, price, and everything you need to know
The iPhone 12 Pro is here. New design, new sizes, 5G, an A14 processor, and more. Apple says the iPhone 12 Pro is its best iPhone ever, new features include a Ceramic Shield, Pro Camera system, LiDAR Scanner, and the biggest ever Super Retina XDR display on an iPhone. Here's everything you need to know.
- iPhone 12 Pro - 6.1-inch display
- iPhone 12 Pro Max - 6.7-inch display
Design: A throwback
The new iPhone 12 has brand new square edges and comes in four new stainless steel finishes, graphite, silver, gold, and pacific blue.
Display: Super Retina XDR Display
Apple's new iPhone 12 Pro features an edge-to-edge Super Retina XDR Display. That's OLED, in case you were wondering. Resolution for the 6.1-inch is 2532x1170 at 460 PPI, the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max is 2778x2395 at 458 PPI. Both models feature HDR, True Tone, a 2 million to one contrast ratio, 800 nits of brightness, and more.
Processor: A14 speed
iPhone 12 Pro features the all-new A14 Bionic chip, the fastest processor Apple has ever made. From Apple:
Camera: Smile for LiDAR
iPhone 12 Pro features a triple-lens, 12MP camera system with Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto cameras. It's got a new image signal processor, and new ProRAW technology coming later this year, this will allow users to shoot and edit RAW photos directly on iPhone. It has a new seven-element lens and f/1.6 aperture. The ultra-wide has a 120-degree field of few and optical zoom of 4x. In the 12 Pro Max, there's even more, from Apple:
iPhone 12 Pro will give you 17 hours of video playback, whilst the iPhone 12 Pro Max can do 20, both feature Apple's new MagSafe wireless charging up to 15W, and wireless charging up to 7.5W, and can fast-charge with a 20W adapter.
Storage: No more sixty-four
iPhone 12 Pro comes in three storage options:
Colors: All-new, pacific blue
There are three new colors of iPhone 12 Pro: Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue
Radios: 5G or go home
The biggest new upgrade in iPhone is 5G. All of Apple's iPhone 12 models have support for 5G, from Apple:
iPhone 12 Pro will be able to switch between 4G and 5G seamlessly to optimize battery life and data usage.
Pro models: Roundup of what's exclusive
There is so much information floating around that it's difficult to keep track of what each model iPhone will feature. So here is a shortlist of the new features only available on iPhone 12 Pro.
- LiDAR scanner
- 4X Optical Zoom
- 512GB storage capacity
- Stainless steel body
- Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue colors
- Apple ProRAW shooting
- Telephoto lens
- 60fps Dolby Vision HDR
- Night mode portraits
iPhone 12 Pro starts at $999, and the Pro Max is $1,099. Full prices are:
iPhone 12 Pro:
- 128GB: $999
- 256GB: $1,099
- 512GB: $1,299
iPhone 12 Pro Max:
- 128GB: $1,099
- 256GB: $1,199
- 512GB: $1,399
When can I buy it?
Soon, but not yet. iPhone 12 Pro, the 6.1-inch model, will be available to pre-order on October 16, and be released on October 23.
iPhone 12 Pro Max will be released on November 13, with pre-orders on November 6.
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The regular iPhone 12 is a no-brainer for me. The only real difference between it and the Pro line is stainless steel rails and one more camera module, neither of which I really care about. I am VERY pleased that all 12 models will have OLED screens, as the LCD screen on my 11 is invisible outdoors in daylight.