With the launch of the iPhone 12 series, Apple is going all-in with 5G. The new iPhones not only bring the latest generation network but a host of other improvements, especially under the hood. They are powered by the Apple A14 Bionic chipset, which is built on the 5nm process. It features 11.8 billion transistors that offer an increase of over 40% vs A13 processor.
The chipset comes with a 16-core NPU that is 80% faster and a 6-core GPU that is 50% faster than the competition. Plus, there are major camera improvements with Night Mode coming to all lenses including the ultra-wide and selfie shooter. The primary camera comes equipped with a 7-element lens that brings a 27% improvement in low light performance. The iPhone 12 series sports a Ceramic Shield that makes 4X better drop performance.
All of these improvements don’t matter if you can’t get your hands on the device. When exactly is the new iPhone 12 lineup shipping? Here are all the details you need to know about the iPhone 12 release date.
iPhone 12 mini release date
The iPhone 12 mini will be made available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models in blue, green, black, white, and (PRODUCT)RED color options. It starts at $699. Customers can also get the iPhone 12 mini for $18.70 a month or $449 with trade-in from apple.com
Customers in the US, UK, Australia, China, Germany, Japan, and 30 other countries and regions will be able to pre-order the iPhone 12 mini starting 5 am PST / 8am ET on Friday, November 6. The sale will kick-off on Friday, November 13.
The iPhone 12 mini is smaller and lighter than the iPhone 12. It weighs just 133 grams, and Apple is calling it the smallest and lightest 5G-ready phone out there.
iPhone 12 release date
The iPhone 12 comes in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models in blue, green, black, white, and (PRODUCT)RED color options. It starts at $799. Customers can also get iPhone 12 for $22.87a month or $549with trade-in.
Customers in the US, UK, Australia, China, Germany, Japan, and 30 other countries and regions will be able to pre-order the iPhone 12 starting 5 am PST / 8am ET on Friday, October 16. It will go on sale beginning Friday, October 23. The iPhone 12 will be available in India, South Korea, and more than a dozen other countries and regions beginning Friday, October 30.
The iPhone 12 features a 6.1-inch OLED display with the Super Retina XDR technology and a resolution of 2532×1170 pixels alongside packing new camera features.