iPhone 12 Pro
The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. They are the flagship smartphones in the fourteenth generation of the iPhone, succeeding the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, and were announced on October 13, 2020 with the iPhone 12 Pro being released on October 23, 2020 and the iPhone 12 Pro Max being set for release on November 13, 2020. The devices were unveiled alongside the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini at an Apple Special Event at Apple Park in Cupertino, California on October 13, 2020.
iPhone 12 Pro in Gold
|Manufacturer||Foxconn (on contract)|
|Slogan||It's a leap year.|
|Compatible networks||GSM, CDMA, 3G, EVDO, HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G|
|First released||Pro: October 23, 2020|
Pro Max: November 13, 2020
|Availability by region||Pro:|
|Predecessor||iPhone 11 Pro / iPhone 11 Pro Max|
|Related||iPhone 12 / iPhone 12 Mini|
|System on chip||Apple A14 Bionic with 64-bit architecture and Apple M14 motion coprocessor|
|CPU||Hexa-core (2x high-power Firestorm cores + 4x low-power Icestorm cores)|
|GPU||Quad-core Apple-designed GPU|
|Modem||Qualcomm X55 5G|
|Memory||6 GB LPDDR4X RAM|
|Storage||128, 256, 512 GB NVMe storage|
|Charging||Lightning charging (7.5 W)|
Lightning Qi fast charging (20 W)
MagSafe wireless charging (15 W)
|Water resistance||IP68, up to 6 m (20 ft) for 30 minutes|
|Hearing aid compatibility||M3, T4|
|Website||iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max - Apple|
Major upgrades over the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max include the addition of 5G, the introduction of the MagSafe wireless charging and accessory system, the Apple A14 Bionic system on a chip (SoC), larger 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch displays on the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max respectively, and the move to a base capacity of 128GB from the prior base capacity of 64GB, while retaining the other storage capacities of 256GB and 512GB. The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, like the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini, are the first iPhone models from Apple to no longer include a power adapter or EarPods headphones found in prior iPhone models; however a USB-C to Lightning cable is still included.
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The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max were officially announced alongside the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini and HomePod Mini via a virtual press event filmed and recorded at Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino, California on October 13, 2020; pre-orders began for the iPhone 12 Pro on October 16, 2020 and was released on October 23, 2020, with pre-orders for the iPhone 12 Pro Max expected to begin on November 6, 2020 with a full release on November 13, 2020, marking the first time since the release of the iPhone X where a new iPhone wasn't released simultaneously on the same date as other announced models. Pricing starts at US$999 for the iPhone 12 Pro and US$1099 for the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Like the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini, the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max feature a flat chassis, a design seen with the iPhone 4 through the iPhone 5S and the first generation iPhone SE. It is the first major redesign since the iPhone X, similar to that of iPad Pros since 2018 and the 4th-generation iPad Air. The notch size is similar to previous iPhone models, despite speculation about a reduction in width. The new design also comes with a ceramic-hardened front glass, marketed as Ceramic Shield, while the back retains the previous generation Dual-Ion Exchange strengthened glass. On the back is the same three-camera configuration found on the iPhone 11 Pro, but with larger apertures and an added LiDAR scanner.
The iPhone 12 Pro is available in four colors: Silver, Graphite, Gold, and Pacific Blue. Pacific Blue is a new color replacing Midnight Green, while Graphite is a renaming of Space Gray.
The iPhone 12 Pro uses Apple's six-core A14 Bionic processor, which contains a next-generation 16-core Neural Engine. It has three internal storage options: 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB. The iPhone 12 Pro has an IP68 water and dust-resistant rating along with dirt and grime, and is water-resistant up to six meters for 30 minutes. However, the manufacturer warranty does not cover liquid damage to the phone.
The iPhone 12 Pro, like the iPhone 12, does not ship with EarPods or the power adapter included with prior iPhone models. Apple claims this will reduces carbon emissions and most users already own these items. Apple still ships the USB-C to Lightning Cable that was introduced with the iPhone 11 Pro. In addition to Lightning and Qi wireless charging, the phones introduce MagSafe wireless charging, a new magnet-based charging and accessory system that allow accessories such as chargers and cases to snap onto the back of the phones. MagSafe wireless charging supports up to 15 watts, is fast-charge capable, and is a reimagining of the MagSafe brand that was introduced in 2006 with the original MacBook Pro. The MagSafe Charger can be purchased separately, along with a variety of cases and other accessories.
The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max support 5G cellular communications. This allows upload speeds of up to 200 Mbps and download speeds of up to 4 Gbps. However, only models sold in the U.S. support the fastest mmWave technology; those sold elsewhere in the world, including Canada, support only sub-6GHz frequency bands. A new feature called Smart Data Mode enables 5G only when necessary to preserve battery life and data usage.
The iPhone 12 Pro features a 6.1-inch display and the iPhone 12 Pro Max features a 6.7-inch display. The iPhone 12 Pro Max features the largest display on any iPhone to date. The phones also introduce a new glass covering, named 'Ceramic Shield', which was co-developed with Corning Inc. Apple claims the Ceramic Shield has "4 times better drop performance" and that it is "tougher than any smartphone glass".
The iPhone 12 Pro ships with a 10.78 Wh (2,815 mAh) battery, a slight decrease from the 11.67 Wh (3,046 mAh) battery found in the iPhone 11 Pro and identical to the battery found in the standard iPhone 12. The battery is not user-replaceable.
Both the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max ship with the Apple A14 Bionic, the first ARM-based smartphone system-on-a-chip (SoC) manufactured on the 5 nm process node. However, unlike previous years, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are not the first Apple devices to receive the newest A-series processor, with the fourth-generation iPad Air being the first device from Apple to contain the A14 Bionic. The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max also contain the Apple M14 motion coprocessor. The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max use Qualcomm's X55 5G modem.
The iPhone 12 Pro features four cameras: one front-facing camera and three-back facing cameras, including a telephoto, wide, and ultra-wide camera. The iPhone 12 Pro also features a LiDAR scanner for AR and computer-aided photo enhancement services. iPhone 12 Pro also adds Night Mode for video recording on all four cameras. Night Mode video supports up to 4K resolution and 60 frames per second. Unlike the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max where the only difference was the screen size and battery size, the iPhone 12 Pro Max adds sensor-shift image stabilization to the camera system and replaces the f/2.0 aperture telephoto camera lens with a f/2.2 aperture lens that allows for a maximum optical zoom range of 5x between the three back-facing cameras over the 4x range of the iPhone 12 Pro.
The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max include mostly the same sensors found on prior iPhone models going back to the iPhone X. These include an accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and a digital compass. The devices also include the Face ID facial recognition system, which is made up of several sensors: mainly a dot projector, flood illuminator, and an infrared camera, allowing a user's face to be scanned and stored by the Secure Enclave. A LiDAR scanner is also included in the 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, similar to that of the fourth-generation iPad Pro, allowing additional augmented reality (AR) features to be supported, such as the ability to measure a user's approximate height from the Measure app.
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The iPhone 12 Pro when released was shipped pre-loaded with iOS 14.1, with the iPhone 12 Pro Max shipping pre-loaded with iOS 14[a]. The devices come with the stock iOS apps, such as Safari, Weather, and Messages, and they also include Siri, the personal assistant included in iOS since iOS 5 with the release of the iPhone 4S.
The iPhone 12 Pro received positive reviews. The Verge called it a "beautiful, powerful, and incredibly capable device", praising the new design reminiscent of the iPhone 5, the speed of the A14 Bionic processor, and its 5G capabilities[b], but noted the decrease in battery life compared to the iPhone 11 Pro and the low amount of upgrades compared to the iPhone 12. Engadget also gave the iPhone 12 Pro a positive review, praising the MagSafe wireless charging and accessory system as well as the improved camera system, but noted the lack of upgrade motivation if users had already purchased a new iPhone in 2019.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple was criticized for the continued reliance on Face ID as the sole biometric option to unlock the device, which is incompatible with face masks. The iPhone SE (2nd generation) is the only phone that Apple currently produces that supports Touch ID, an alternative option that is compatible with face masks.
The iPhone 12 Pro has a carbon footprint of 82 kg (181 lb) carbon emissions, which is 6 kilograms (13 lb) more than the preceding iPhone 11 Pro. The iPhone 12 Pro Max has a carbon footprint of 86 kg (190 lb) carbon emissions, a 6 kilograms (13 lb) increase compared to the iPhone 11 Pro Max. 86% and 82% of all emissions released by producing the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max respectively are caused by device production and primary resource use with the remaining emissions released by means of first use, transportation, and end-of-life processing.
Timeline of modelsEdit
- There is no known information yet on which version of iOS 14 the iPhone 12 Pro Max is shipping with upon release.
- Only the United States variant of the iPhone 12 Pro, model A2341, supports mmWave (milimeter wave) 5G, meaning that users in other markets and countries will not benefit from the faster speeds of that type of 5G.
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iPhone 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max
alongside iPhone 12 / 12 Mini