Apple unveils 5g iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
As well as announcing the newest members of the iPhone family overnight with the iPhone 12, Apple also showed off the next-generation of its flagship mobile devices, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, which further enhance the camera capabilities of the Cupertino-based company's smartphones.
Compared to the iPhone 12, the Pro and Pro Max feature larger screens, 6.1” and 6.7”, respectively, as Apple has managed to further shrink the bezel. Both smartphones are made of surgical-grade steel and offer a 'spectacular lustre' thanks to a new physical vapor deposition (PVD) technology. Apple has also included a new ‘Ceramic Shield’ technology, which should help screen cracks.
The iPhone 12 Pro's imaging is taken care of by a three camera module, with each 12MP. The first of the three is a 13mm-equivalent F2.4 ultrawide camera with a five-element lens; the second a 26mm-equivalent F1.6 wide (standard) camera with optical image stabilisation and a seven-element lens; and finally the third, a 52mm-equivalent F2.0 telephoto camera with optical image stabilisation and six-element lens.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max gets the same module but features a 47% larger sensor behind the wide camera, and there's a 2.5x (65mm equivalent) telephoto lens built-in.
Inside, the Pro and Pro Max both gain new A14 Bionic chips with a 6-core CPU and a 4-core GPU that Apple claim is up to 50% faster than any other phone on the market - a bold claim indeed.
There's also sub—6GHz and mmWave 5G connectivity, which should future-proof the devices and mean they will work with the most 5G networks.
Finally Apple has also added the ability to record HDR video, with the ability to shoot and edit Dolby Vision HDR directly within the Photos app.
The iPhone 12 Pro will be available to pre-order from October 16, starting at $1,699 AUD, and iPhone 12 Pro Max pre-orders opening on November 6 and starting at $1,849. Both models are available in a choice of four colours - blue, gold, graphite and silver.