The iPhone 12 is a small phone with lots of potential

By Natalie Luna

Apple announced the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro lineup on October 13,  and it comes with a load of new and  improved features. The iPhone 12 is set to have a flat edge design similar to the iPhone 5, 5G coverage, improved camera quality, and an overall better phone performance. 

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are set to release on October 23. The iPhone 12 will be $799 and the Pro model will be $999. The phones will be available in blue, green, black, white, and red. They will also come in new aluminum finishes. 

What is even better is that Apple has improved its durability and has installed a new Ceramic Shield material which is said to deliver four times better drop protection. The iPhone 12 will be tougher than previous iPhone models, and especially tougher than regular smartphone glass. 

Along with being stronger, the new iPhone will also be faster. 5G coverage is not only faster, but works smarter as well. For example, when the phone doesn’t need the 5G speeds, it will automatically switch to LTE to save the phone’s battery life. Not only can it conserve battery life automatically, but it also comes with improved call quality and overall coverage. 

If you purchase the iPhone Pro Max, the camera system comes with an Ultra Wide lens, which provides better zoom and is perfect for performing in low-light. Though, that marks the only real change to the sensors or lenses of the camera from the previous model. 

Bigger changes can be found in the new software that unlocks a variety of new capabilities such as the A14 Bionic, basically the one thing that makes the whole phone run. The A14 Bionic is featured in all of the iPhone 12 models, and it is the fastest chip in any smartphone. This means you will be able to have faster speeds, higher quality streaming, faster downloads, and HD FaceTiming. 

However, there are some challenges with the newest iPhone. The iPhone 12 will not come with EarPods or a wall charger though these have been packaged in the retail box for previous versions. Apple released a statement explaining that the reason behind removing these items was to reduce its packaging carbon footprint. The new iPhone will also have wireless charging capabilities.

“The innovations powering our environmental journey are not only good for the planet — they’ve helped us make our products more energy efficient and bring new sources of clean energy online around the world. With our commitment to carbon neutrality, we hope to be a ripple in the pond that creates a much larger change,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a press release.

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