This is also the first time ever that an iPhone has 5G. The iPhone 12 will switch to LTE when you don’t need high speed data and immediately switch back when you do. The iPhone 12 gets flat side spines, and gets new colours including blue, green and PRODUCT(RED). Thinner, slimmer and lighter, which Apple says is also because of the Super Retina XDR display tech, with more pixels and 2x peak brightness for HDR content.
The iPhone 12 also gets the Ceramic Shield, which has been developed in partnership with Corning, the same folks who make the Gorilla Glass seen on other smartphones. Apple iPhone 12 gets dual cameras at the back with larger pixels and wider aperture, which they say is 27 times better in low light than before. Smart HDR uses computational photography to add even more details, and it also powers the new Night Mode for ultrawide and front cameras as well.
Apple also showed off the next smart speaker, the HomePod Mini priced at $99. This integrates the Siri intelligent assistant and lets you control smart home devices. Apple says this has a full range dynamic driver and passive driver radiators as well as wave guidance to get powerful sound from a compact form factor. Apple iPhone users will use the U1 ultra-wide band chip for simpler handoff and music flow from one to the other. You will be able to use Siri on the HomePod Mini to access apps in your iPhone, such as sending a message using iMessage. Privacy remains a focus too.