Apple’s simplifying the iPhone range
There’s the iPhone and iPhone mini, then the iPhone Pro and the iPhone Pro Max.
The major things to know..
- iPhone 12 has improved drop performance and now has a more high resolution OLED screen (up from a LCD)
- The iPhone 12 Mini isn’t really that mini. It’s around the same size as the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus.
- The iPhone 12 Pro has better cameras than the iPhone 12
- Apple is really pushing the Pro as a professional grade camera in your pocket.
- First smartphone with Dolby Vision video capture.
- Better sensors for better light and distance detection. including LiDAR technology.
- Images will be available in the RAW image format, preferred by digital photographers.
- MagSafe for the iPhone launches.
- It’s a magnet on the back of the phone that helps accessories snap into the right spots.
- There are cases and even a credit card holder that attaches to the back of your phone.
- Can also be used for charging.
The iPhone 12 Mini will start at NZ$349 and The iPhone 12 will start at NZ$1499. The iPhone Pro will start at NZ$1899 and the iPhone Pro Max will start at NZ$2099.
Also announced, the Apple HomePod Mini
This will no doubt fly off the shelves. It’s a direct competitor to Google Home and Amazon Alexa speakers at a US$99 price point. The original HomePod was certainly aimed at the more luxury speaker market. It’s still a device closely tied into the Apple ecosystem, but it looks pretty cool.
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