Apple announces iPhone 12: new design, 5G cellular, Ceramic Shield glass, blue color finish

Apple today announced the new iPhone 12, featuring a 6.1-inch OLED display. The iPhone 12 is one of four models unveiled today as part of the new fall iPhone lineup.

All new iPhones support 5G and feature a new industrial design with flat edges and thinner bezels. The phone looks a lot like an iPhone 5 but with a full-screen face. The iPhone 12 comes in five color finishes: black, white, red, green and blue.

The iPhone 12 is powered by a new chip, called A14 Bionic. The A14 in iPhone 12 uses a 5 nanometer process to reduce transistor size. Apple says the new six-core CPU is up to 50% faster than any other smartphone. The iPhone 12 also includes a new 4-core GPU, which is up to 50% faster than the competition.

Compared to the iPhone 11, the iPhone 12 is 11% thinner and 15% smaller in volume. Apple has adopted OLED displays across the board, improving contrast and brightness over last year’s LCD display iPhone 11 model.

Apple made a big deal about the fact that the iPhone 12 supports 5G connectivity with support for super fast data rates and lower latency data transmission. Apple invited a speaker from Verizon to announce that the iPhone 12 will be able to achieve gigabit download rates and 200 MB/sec upload rates on their network.

The phone uses a new antenna system to maximise 5G performance. Apple said it optimized iOS to take advantage of 5G speeds whilst maintaining power efficiency. The iPhone 12 includes a Smart Data mode that switches between 4G and 5G data speeds intelligently. In ideal conditions, Apple says customers will see 3.5Gbps download speeds.