IPhone 12 Pro: Almost Perfect
Today, Apple unveiled a variety of new products, including the HomePod Mini, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini, and the most powerful iPhone yet, the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. These are great updates from the previous iPhone lineup, however I feel that they are missing a couple of things.
First, lets start with what’s new. Per usual, with every iPhone, there is a new updated processor, the A14 Bionic, the exact same chip that is found in the new iPad Air’s that were announced last month. Next, they are bringing 5G to the iPhone 12 Pro (along with the iPhone 12) which future proofs this device for future 5G speeds that we hope will become stable in the near future.
The new triple rear camera system has been updated for better lowlight performance and the iPhone 12 Pro Max provides even better performance with slightly more advanced cameras than the iPhone 12 Pro. They’ve also included a LiDAR scanner at the back of the phone for better augmented reality and bringing more depth into photos. It is the same scanner that they introduced on the iPad Pro 2020. They are also bringing RAW files (or as they like to call it, Apple ProRAW), which allows limitless creative control while editing, making this a photographer’s dream. They’ve also updated the video capabilities Dolby Vision Recording, again providing even more customization and editing.
As for the design, it is as if iPhone 10 met iPhone 5 and had a baby, being the iPhone 12. It brings back the rectangular, brick design that was on the iPhone 5, but brings the all screen design that we were introduced to on the iPhone 10. They’ve also manage to increase the sizes of the screen by 0.1 inch, while maintaining a very similar size to the previous iPhone 11 Pro’s. Last year, we had Midnight Green as the standout colour along with gold, silver and grey, but this year, we have Pacific Blue (my personal favourite) along with graphite, silver and gold.
Apple has also introduced MagSafe to the iPhone, a popular feature that was in many of the previous MacBook models. Essentially, MagSafe is a magnetic charging solution that snaps onto the iPhone, but they have also added accessories that can be used with the same MagSafe technology. Apple…