Apple announces iPhone 12 with OLED screen and 5G speeds

Written by Ragini Joshi

Published on : October 13, 2020 3:27




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Capacity1

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Size and Weight2

Width:

71.5 mm
(2.82 inches)

Height:

146.7 mm
(5.78 inches)

Depth:

7.4 mm
(0.29 inch)

Weight:

187 grams (6.60 ounces)

Width:

78.1 mm
(3.07 inches)

Height:

160.8 mm
(6.33 inches)

Depth:

7.4 mm
(0.29 inch)

Weight:

226 grams (7.96 ounces)

Display

  • Super Retina XDR display
  • 6.1‑inch (diagonal) all‑screen OLED display
  • 2532‑by‑1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi

The iPhone 12 Pro display has rounded corners that follow a beautiful curved design, and these corners are within a standard rectangle. When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screen is 6.06 inches diagonally (actual viewable area is less).

  • Super Retina XDR display
  • 6.7‑inch (diagonal) all‑screen OLED display
  • 2778‑by‑1284-pixel resolution at 458 ppi

The iPhone 12 Pro Max display has rounded corners that follow a beautiful curved design, and these corners are within a standard rectangle. When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screen is 6.68 inches diagonally (actual viewable area is less).

Both models:

  • HDR display
  • True Tone
  • Wide colour (P3)
  • Haptic Touch
  • 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • 800 nits max brightness (typical); 1200 nits max brightness (HDR)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Splash-, Water- and Dust-Resistant3

Rated IP68 (maximum depth of 6 metres up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529

Chip

  • A14 Bionic chip
  • Next‑generation Neural Engine

Camera

  • Pro 12MP camera system: Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto cameras
  • Ultra Wide: ƒ/2.4 aperture and 120° field of view
  • Wide: ƒ/1.6 aperture
  • Telephoto: ƒ/2.0 aperture (iPhone 12 Pro); ƒ/2.2 aperture (iPhone 12 Pro Max)
  • 2x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 4x optical zoom range (iPhone 12 Pro)
  • Digital zoom up to 10x (iPhone 12 Pro)
  • 2.5x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 5x optical zoom range (iPhone 12 Pro Max)
  • Digital zoom up to 12x (iPhone 12 Pro Max)
  • Night mode portraits enabled by LiDAR Scanner
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High-Key Mono)
  • Dual optical image stabilization (Wide and Telephoto)
  • Sensor-shift optical image stabilization (iPhone 12 Pro Max Wide)
  • Five-element lens (Ultra Wide); six‑element lens (Telephoto); seven-element lens (Wide)
  • Brighter True Tone flash with Slow Sync
  • Panorama (up to 63MP)
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • 100% Focus Pixels (Wide)
  • Night mode (Ultra Wide, Wide)
  • Deep Fusion (Ultra Wide, Wide, Telephoto)
  • Smart HDR 3 with Scene Detection
  • Apple ProRAW*
  • Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Lens correction (Ultra Wide)
  • Advanced red-eye correction
  • Photo geotagging
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG

Video Recording

  • HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 60 fps
  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for video (Wide)
  • 2x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 4x optical zoom range (iPhone 12 Pro)
  • Digital zoom up to 6x (iPhone 12 Pro)
  • 2.5x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 5x optical zoom range (iPhone 12 Pro Max)
  • Digital zoom up to 7x (iPhone 12 Pro Max)
  • Audio zoom
  • Brighter True Tone flash
  • QuickTake video
  • Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Night mode Time-lapse
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 60 fps
  • Cinematic video stabilization (4K, 1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
  • Stereo recording

TrueDepth Camera

  • 12MP camera
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High‑Key Mono)
  • Animoji and Memoji
  • Night mode
  • Deep Fusion
  • Smart HDR 3 with Scene Detection
  • HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 30 fps
  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Night mode Time-lapse
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
  • Cinematic video stabilization (4K, 1080p and 720p)
  • QuickTake video
  • Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Lens correction
  • Retina Flash
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode

Face ID

  • Enabled by TrueDepth camera for facial recognition

Apple Pay

  • Pay with your iPhone using Face ID in stores, within apps and on the web
  • Complete purchases made with Apple Pay on your Mac

Cellular and Wireless

Model A2406**

  • 5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79)
  • FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
  • TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Model A2410**

  • 5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n77, n78, n79)
  • FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
  • TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

All models

  • 5G (sub‑6 GHz)
  • Gigabit LTE with 4×4 MIMO and LAA4
  • Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2×2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • Ultra Wideband chip for spatial awareness5
  • NFC with reader mode
  • Express Cards with power reserve

Location

  • Built‑in GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS and BeiDou
  • Digital compass
  • Wi‑Fi
  • Cellular
  • iBeacon microlocation

Video Calling6

  • FaceTime video calling over cellular or Wi‑Fi
  • FaceTime HD (1080p) video calling over 5G or Wi‑Fi

Audio Calling6

  • FaceTime audio
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)4
  • Wi‑Fi calling4

Audio Playback

  • Audio formats supported: AAC‑LC, HE‑AAC, HE‑AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC‑3), Dolby Digital Plus (E‑AC‑3), Dolby Atmos and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX and AAX+)
  • Spatial audio playback
  • User‑configurable maximum volume limit

Video Playback

  • Video formats supported: HEVC, H.264, MPEG‑4 Part 2 and Motion JPEG
  • HDR with Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG
  • Up to 4K HDR AirPlay for mirroring, photos and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later) or AirPlay 2–enabled smart TV
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)7

Siri8

  • Use your voice to send messages, set reminders and more
  • Get intelligent suggestions on your Lock Screen and in Messages, Mail, QuickType and more
  • Activate hands‑free with only your voice using “Hey Siri”
  • Use your voice to run shortcuts from your favourite apps

External Buttons and Connectors

Volume up/down

Ring/Silent

Side button

Built‑in stereo speaker
Built‑in microphone

Lightning connector

Built‑in microphones

Built‑in stereo speaker

Power and Battery9

Video playback:
Up to 17 hours

Video playback (streamed):
Up to 11 hours

Audio playback:
Up to 65 hours

Video playback:
Up to 20 hours

Video playback (streamed):
Up to 12 hours

Audio playback:
Up to 80 hours

Both models:

  • Built‑in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery
  • MagSafe wireless charging up to 15W10
  • Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W10
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Fast-charge capable:
    Up to 50% charge in around 30 minutes11 with 20W adapter or higher (sold separately)

MagSafe

  • Wireless charging up to 15W10
  • Magnet array
  • Alignment magnet
  • Accessory Identification NFC
  • Magnetometer

Sensors

  • Face ID
  • LiDAR Scanner
  • Barometer
  • Three‑axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

Operating System

  • iOS 14
    iOS is the world’s most personal and secure mobile operating system, packed with powerful features and designed to protect your privacy.

Accessibility

Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new iPhone. With built‑in support for vision, hearing, mobility and learning, you can fully enjoy the world’s most personal device.

Features include:

  • Voice Control12
  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Magnifier
  • RTT and TTY support
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Type to Siri
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • AssistiveTouch
  • Speak Screen
  • Back Tap

Built-in Apps

Camera

Photos

Health

Messages

Phone

FaceTime

Mail

Music

Wallet

Safari

Maps

Siri

Calendar

iTunes Store

App Store

Notes

News

Contacts

Books

Home

Weather

Reminders

Clock

TV

Stocks

Calculator

Voice Memos

Compass

Podcasts

Watch

Tips

Find My

Settings

Files

Measure

Shortcuts

Translate

Free Apps from Apple

Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, Clips and Apple Store app are preinstalled.

iMovie

Pages

Keynote

Numbers

GarageBand

Apple Store

Trailers

Apple TV Remote

iTunes Remote

Music Memos

Clips

Support

SIM Card

  • Dual SIM (nano‑SIM and eSIM)13
  • iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are not compatible with existing micro‑SIM cards.

Rating for Hearing Aids

M3, T4

Mail Attachment Support

Viewable document types

.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics; .usdz (USDZ Universal)

System Requirements

  • Apple ID (required for some features)
  • Internet access14
  • Syncing to a Mac or PC requires:
    • macOS Catalina 10.15 or later using the Finder
    • macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 through macOS Mojave 10.14.6 using iTunes 12.8 or later
    • Windows 7 or later using iTunes 12.10.10 or later (free download from itunes.com/ca/download)

Environmental Requirements

Operating ambient temperature:

0° to 35° C (32° to 95° F)

Nonoperating temperature:

−20° to 45° C (−4° to 113° F)

Relative humidity:

5% to 95% noncondensing

Operating altitude:

tested up to 3000 m (10,000 feet)

Languages

Language support

English (Australia, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Traditional Hong Kong), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

QuickType keyboard support

English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, U.S.), Chinese – Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin QWERTY, Pinyin 10 Key, Shuangpin, Stroke), Chinese – Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Pinyin QWERTY, Pinyin 10 Key, Shuangpin, Stroke, Sucheng, Zhuyin), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Kana, Romaji), Korean (2-Set, 10 Key), Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Albanian, Arabic (Modern Standard, Najdi), Armenian, Assamese, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Belarusian, Bodo, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese – Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Stroke, Sucheng), Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dhivehi, Dogri, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, Flemish, Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi (Devanagari, Latin, Transliteration), Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish Gaelic, Kannada, Kashmiri (Arabic, Devanagari), Kazakh, Khmer, Konkani (Devanagari), Kurdish (Arabic, Latin), Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Maithili, Malay (Arabic, Latin), Malayalam, Maltese, Manipuri (Bangla, Meetei Mayek), Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian (Bokmål, Nynorsk), Odia, Pashto, Persian, Persian (Afghanistan), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Santali (Devanagari, Ol Chiki), Serbian (Cyrillic, Latin), Sindhi (Arabic, Devanagari), Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil (Anjal, Tamil 99), Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tongan, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek (Arabic, Cyrillic, Latin), Vietnamese, Welsh

QuickType keyboard support with autocorrection

Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Najdi), Bangla, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Chinese – Simplified (Pinyin QWERTY), Chinese – Traditional (Pinyin QWERTY), Chinese – Traditional (Zhuyin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia), English (Canada), English (India), English (Japan), English (Singapore), English (UK), English (U.S.), Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Dutch (Belgium), French (Belgium), French (Canada), French (France), French (Switzerland), German (Austria), German (Germany), German (Switzerland), Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi (Devanagari), Hindi (Transliteration), Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Japanese (Kana), Japanese (Romaji), Korean (2-set), Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Marathi, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Persian, Persian (Afghanistan), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Swedish, Tamil (Anjal), Tamil (Tamil 99), Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese

QuickType keyboard support with predictive input

English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic (Modern Standard, Najdi), Cantonese (Traditional), Dutch, Hindi (Devanagari, Latin), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese

QuickType keyboard support with multilingual input

English (U.S.), English (Australia), English (Canada), English (India), English (Singapore), English (UK), Chinese – Simplified (Pinyin), Chinese – Traditional (Pinyin), French (France), French (Belgium), French (Canada), French (Switzerland), German (Germany), German (Austria), German (Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Romaji), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Mexico), Dutch (Belgium), Dutch (Netherlands), Hindi (Latin)

QuickType keyboard support with contextual suggestions

English (U.S.), English (Australia), English (Canada), English (India), English (Singapore), English (UK), Chinese (Simplified), French (Belgium), French (Canada), French (France), French (Switzerland), German (Austria), German (Germany), German (Switzerland), Italian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Najdi), Dutch (Belgium), Dutch (Netherlands), Hindi (Devanagari), Hindi (Latin), Russian, Swedish, Portuguese (Brazil), Turkish, Vietnamese

Siri languages

English (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Chile, Mexico, Spain, U.S.), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese (Japan), Korean (Republic of Korea), Mandarin Chinese (China mainland, Taiwan), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong), Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish (Finland), Hebrew (Israel), Malay (Malaysia), Norwegian (Norway), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey)

Dictation languages

English (Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, U.S.), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (China mainland, Taiwan), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong, Macao), Arabic (Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi (India), Hungarian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Shanghainese (China mainland), Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Definition dictionary support

English (UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Bilingual dictionary support

Arabic – English, Chinese (Simplified) – English, Chinese (Traditional) – English, Dutch – English, French – English, French – German, German – English, Hindi – English, Indonesian – English, Italian – English, Japanese – English, Japanese – Chinese (Simplified), Korean – English, Polish – English, Portuguese – English, Russian – English, Spanish – English, Thai – English, Vietnamese – English

Thesaurus

English (UK, U.S.)

Spell check

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Arabic Najdi, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish

Apple Pay supported regions

Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China mainland,15 Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, U.S., Vatican City

In the Box

  • iPhone with iOS 14
  • USB‑C to Lightning Cable
  • Documentation

iPhone and the
Environment

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are designed with the following features to reduce their environmental impact:16

Made with better materials

  • 100% recycled tungsten in the Taptic Engine, representing 99% of the tungsten in the device
  • 100% recycled rare earth elements in all magnets, representing 98% of the rare earth elements in the device
  • 100% recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board
  • 35% or more recycled plastic in multiple components

Energy-efficient

  • Meets U.S. Department of Energy requirements for battery charger systems

Smarter chemistry17

  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • Mercury-free
  • BFR-, PVC- and beryllium-free

Green manufacturing

  • Apple’s Zero Waste Program helps suppliers eliminate waste sent to landfill
  • All final assembly supplier sites are transitioning to 100% renewable energy for Apple production

Responsible packaging

  • 100% of virgin wood fibre comes from responsibly managed forests
  • Recyclable, majority-fibre packaging

Apple Trade In

Trade in your eligible device for credit toward your next purchase, or get an Apple Gift Card you can use anytime.18 If your device isn’t eligible for credit, we’ll recycle it for free.

Apple and the Environment

We’re committed to making our products without taking from the earth, and to become carbon-neutral across our entire business, including products, by 2030.

Fast, free, no-contact delivery.

 

Free and easy returns

 

Pricing:
iPhone 12 Pro

6.1-inch display¹

From $1399

iPhone 12 Pro Max

6.7-inch display¹

From $1549