While the coronavirus pandemic has ruined just about everything in 2020, it was only able to delay (and not cancel) the release of the new iPhone.
Last month Apple unveiled its new Apple Watch Series 6 and the iPad 8th Generation but we were all holding our breath for the new iPhone after Apple previously confirmed it would be delayed due to the pandemic.
But during the company's special 'Hi Speed' event on Tuesday (October 13), Apple finally showed off the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini, both of which come with 5G technology.
Unveiling the new models, CEO Tim Cook said: "Every decade there's a new generation of technology that provides a step change in what we can do with our iPhones, This is a huge moment for all of us."
The iPhone 12 features an aluminium finish and flatter edges, compared to the iPhone 11's more rounded look, and comes in white, black, blue, green and (PRODUCT)RED.
It has a 6.1-inch display and is powered by the A14 Bionic chip. Apple touted the phone as an incredible new experience for gamers, thanks to its 5G capabilities, and even announced a new game from the League of Legends franchise at the event.
As for the camera, the iPhone 12 has as a new dual-camera system, with both a Wide and an Ultra Wide camera that will work together to give you your best photos yet. Night mode and faster-performing Deep Fusion is now on all cameras too, including TrueDepth, Wide, and Ultra Wide.
The new iPhone model also features MagSafe, which improves the wireless charging experience, making it easier and more efficient, while also introducing a new eco-system of accessories and add-ons, including card holders.
But if you're looking for something a little smaller, Apple also announced the iPhone 12 mini, which has all the best features of its big brother, but on a 5.4‑inch screen.
Both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini feature all-screen Super Retina XDR displays and both offer an immersive HDR viewing experience for high-definition video, photos with more detail, and nearly twice the peak brightness of iPhone 11.
If you're after something a little more advanced, however, Apple has also shared details of its new iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max models, both of which have a LiDAR scanner and support 10-bit HDR video recording.
And while there's plenty of stunning new features on the new models, Apple did also confirm one big change, as we've had to say goodbye to Apple's products being sold with EarPods and a charger in the box.
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models, with prices starting from $799 and $699 respectively. The iPhone 12 will be available to buy from October 23, while the iPhone 12 mini follows on November 13.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max will set you back $999 and $1,099 respectively and will also following the same release schedule, with the iPhone 12 Pro available from October 23 and the iPhone 12 Pro Max available from November 13.
The Hi Speed event also saw the unveiling of the HomePod Mini which promises to give users an incredible sound experience.
It also contains the new Intercom feature, letting families link their HomePods, iPhones, Watch and other Apple devices to lets users send messages to their family across their network.
The HomePod Mini, which comes in black or white, will be priced at $99, with pre-orders starting from November 6.
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