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On Tuesday, Apple unveiled fourmodels: the iPhone 12, , iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will be available starting Oct. 16, while the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available starting Nov. 13 ( start the week before). If you’re thinking about upgrading from last year’s iPhone 11 to the iPhone 12, you may be wondering: What exactly is the difference?
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Here’s everything you need to know about how the iPhone 12 compares with the iPhone 11.
Different size screens
Apple announced four iPhone 12 models: the iPhone 11 Pro (5.8-inch) and the iPhone 11 Pro Max (6.5-inch).(5.4-inch), the (6.1-inch), and the (6.7-inch). By comparison, there are only three iPhone 11 devices: the iPhone 11 (6.1-inch), the
Same refresh rate
Though there was speculation that the iPhone 12 Pro’s display may have(like the iPad Pro), this ended up being just a rumor. Both the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 12 refresh at 60 frames per second, or 60Hz. Most phones are the same. But some, like the and the , refresh at 120Hz. The higher the refresh rate, the faster and smoother a phone feels when you’re scrolling through apps and websites.
As is typically the case with new iPhones, the iPhone 12 hasover the iPhone 11 — especially the iPhone 12 Pro models. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini largely stick with the iPhone 11’s camera design, with regular, ultrawide and selfie cameras. But they also offer Night Mode photos that now work on the ultrawide and selfie cameras, too, and an improved HDR mode for challenging scenes with bright and dark elements.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max get major photography improvements, including a larger image sensor and a fourth telephoto camera for more distant subjects, too. The iPhone 12 Pro has the same 2x zoom telephoto reach as earlier iPhones — a 52mm equivalent focal length — but the Pro Max’s extends to 2.5x zoom, or a 65mm equivalent lens.
Despite this, theis nothing to sneeze at: It has a Night Mode and an that can add extra detail in photos, along with a great video camera.
The addition of 5G
All iPhone 12 models offer, as virtually all new Android phones arriving in the US already have. This means the phones can tap into the high-speed wireless network on the go — which might seem , as we’re spending more time at home, but will still future-proof your device for the rise of 5G.
The iPhone 11 does not offer 5G connectivity, though many people seem to.
The 2019 iPhone 11’s base model cost $699, which was $50 less than the 2018 iPhone XR. Now, with the addition of the iPhone 12, the iPhone 11’s price has dropped to $599.
The iPhone 12 Mini costs $699, the iPhone 12 is $799, the iPhone 12 Pro is $999, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max is $1,099.
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