Apple iPhone 12 - The Best New Features to Expect in This Amazing New Lineup

Apple is back with not one, not two, but four new iPhones! 

Everyone, meet the iPhone 12 Mini, the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

So what’s in store for you with this new line of Apple smartphones?    

The Big Picture – Exciting Features for the New iPhone 12    

Before we tackle each model, let’s talk about some exciting new features present for the entire line.  

Apple 5G Support + A14 Chip  
This will mark the first time Apple will be supporting 5G so this means faster and better connectivity. All iPhone 12 models will also carry Apple’s proprietary A14 chip. You can expect better performance and speed with that one under the hood. Apple even announced the iPhone 12 will be supporting the popular game, League of Legends. Definitely great news for mobile gamers out there!  

No Home Button + Sleek Square Shape  
The iPhone 12 has kept the “No Home Button” look from the iPhone X. But in exchange, the iPhone 12 line has a more squarish overall shape instead of the curvier edges seen in previous iPhone models.  

MagSafe is Back!  
Apple has also brought back the MagSafe so you get magnetic accessories like the charger and cases. This makes it easier to keep devices and accessories together.  

No More Freebies  
When you purchase your iPhone, inside the package you will get a USB-C to Lightning Cable. But, there won’t be any more headphones or charging brick included since Apple wants to cut down on the packaging supplies. It’s their move to help support the environment.  

New Camera Features for iPhone Pro Models  
Perhaps, the biggest thing Apple is marketing are the unique features present in the iPhone Pro models. This includes 10-bit HDR recording, and the chance to shoot with Dolby Vision HDR. For serious photographers, there’s also the Pro RAW format and the LiDAR scanner.  

Excited yet? We are!    

If you’re itching to figure out which iPhone 12 is for you, here’s a quick overview of each version and who it’s perfect for.     

iPhone 12 Mini  

With the pandemic around, it seems Apple is realising not everyone can afford to spend thousands of dollars on a shiny new phone. So it seems fitting they’re introducing an iPhone especially directed to value-minded buyers in these crazy times.  

The iPhone 12 Mini is the cheapest out of all four new iPhone 12 models. But don’t let its $699 USD price tag fool you into thinking it’s got nothing much to offer, because it still packs plenty of power!  

The new iPhone 12 Mini screen measures 5.4-inches, the smallest in the roster, with a pixel density of 476 ppi. It has a dual 12 MP camera system at the back. One shooting at wide and the other at Ultra-Wide. The front camera also offers 12 MP. The thing is, you get the exact same camera system as you would on the regular iPhone 12. For video, the cameras can capture 4K at 60 fps.  

Both the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 also have the same storage options available: 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB.  

If you’re wondering what makes the Apple iPhone 12 Mini different from the other versions, there’s only several things – its size, available colours, camera specs, screen dimensions and pixel density. That’s it! 

Speaking of colours, you can get it in Black, White, Red, Green and Blue. You’ll also find the same options in the iPhone 12.  

There are people who shun smaller phones but the iPhone 12 Mini’s size might be an advantage for some. The iPhone 12 Mini's small size makes it a great fit for those with an active lifestyle as it easily fits inside a pocket and is less prone to screen damage.

So, if you’ve always wanted to upgrade your smartphone and want one that works great, takes amazing pictures but won’t bog you down in weight or size, the iPhone 12 Mini has your name written all over it!  

Get This One If:   ·     

  • You want a lightweight smartphone. 
  • You have an active lifestyle and don’t want bulky gadgets. 
  • You want a phone that fits in your pocket, purse, yoga pants or bike jersey! 
  • You are constantly on the go and don’t mind a smaller screen.
  • You want a budget-friendly phone that works great!   


Best Feature:    

Its portability and size! Some may not like it, but we’re big fans!

iPhone 12  

Larger than the iPhone Mini by a few inches, the iPhone 12 (together with the iPhone 12 Pro) sits in between the Mini and the Pro Max, in terms of overall screen size. It has a 6.1-inch OLED screen with a 460 pixel density.  

The slightly larger size of the screen makes this perfect for viewing emails on the go, editing text or even remotely working using various Apps. It’s also not as bulky as, say, the Pro Max, so you can still conveniently stow it away inside a pocket or take it with you when heading outdoors.  

Both the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Mini have a few features in common. This includes the camera system, the storage and even the colours available. The iPhone 12 is slightly heavier though at 5.78 ounces.  
As for battery life, Apple says the iPhone 12 can do up to 17 hours of video playback in one charge.   

We love the idea of the iPhone 12 being an everyday companion for those who want a slightly larger screen and don’t mind shelling an extra $100 USD for it.    

Get This One If:   

  • You want a phone that’s neither too small nor too big.  
  • You want a phone with a bigger screen size for specific tasks you need to work on, like answering emails, reading files, or even remote work.  
  • You want a regular, stylish, everyday phone to take with you.       


Best Feature:  

The larger screen size without the bulk. It’s an everyday carry phone, for sure!


iPhone 12 Pro  

Looking for a phone with a high-end feel? The iPhone 12 Pro is the perfect one for you!  

It has the same 6.1-inch OLED screen as the iPhone 12 so you don’t have to worry about getting any bulk whatsoever for the upgrade. 

The iPhone 12 Pro offers more premium colours though like Silver, Graphite, Gold and Pacific Blue. It also comes with an upgraded storage capacity, starting at 128 GB followed by 256 GB and 512 GB. 

The iPhone 12 Pro carries the same triple camera system like the iPhone 11. It  shoots at 12 MP but with the addition of the extra telephoto lens at the back. With this, it can zoom up to 2x Optical and up to 10x Digital. Perfect if you want a crisp, clear and super quality images even when shooting from a distance. Video capability is at 4K in 60 fps for a cinematic video quality straight from your phone. There’s even a built-in Dual Optical Image Stabilisation embedded in there.       

The iPhone 12 Pro weighs around 6.66 ounces, just a tad heavier compared to the regular iPhone 12. Battery life is also up to 17 hours of video playback. Prices for Apple’s  iPhone 12 Pro starts at $999 USD.    

Get This One If:   


  • You don’t mind the higher price tag for the extra features. 
  • You’re an on-the-go content creator who wants a high quality smartphone camera in your pocket. 
  • You want the bigger screen size to do remote work or tasks.       
Best Feature:  

The stunning cinema quality camera. To be fair, you’ll also find this in the Pro Max, but at least the size of the phone won’t be too big.


iPhone 12 Pro Max  

Last but certainly not the least in Apple’s lineup is the iPhone 12 Pro Max. This one is considered the “giant” of the bunch, carrying a 6.7-inch OLED screen.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max has all the features of the iPhone 12 Pro save for the extra-large sensors in the camera. This means you get better photos and videos no matter the lighting condition.  

With the larger screen, reading, playing games or watching stuff online is made more enjoyable. If you need to work remotely, the screen size will also be a plus for you. Just think of fiddling with data on your spreadsheet using a tiny phone screen! It’s going to be a nightmare. But with the iPhone 12 Pro Max, you don’t have to worry about this at all.  

Of course, the larger the size, the bulkier and heavier the phone will be. And for some people, that can be a deal breaker.  

With this phone size, you may need a bag to hold it in as it’s not exactly the type you can slip inside your pocket all the time. In the end, if the size doesn’t bother you, then paying $1,099 USD will be worth it for the Pro Max.    

Get This One If:  

  • You don’t mind carrying a larger phone.
  • You want only the best camera options from your smartphone.  
  • You don’t mind paying the extra price.
  • You work on the go and want a handy phone to use remotely.
  • You love playing games or watching videos or movies on your phone.   


Best Feature:  

The extra-large screen size and the excellent camera system!

Made your choice?  

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