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As part of the “Hi, Speed.” October 2020 event, Apple presented the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max with 5G cellular communications. Not only do they have the new A14 Bionic Chip, but also the new design of the 12 series with Ceramic Shield on the display. There is also an impressive camera system, a LiDAR scanner for AR and faster autofocus, displays with Super Retina XDR and, last but not least, MagSafe for iPhone.
Instead of opening two lists with technical data, I have compared the information about the two smartphones in a table. So you can compare directly which one suits your application areas best. Unlike the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini The two Pro models differ not only in size, weight and display, but also in the camera system.
|iPhone 12 Pro||iPhone 12 Pro Max|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||146,7 x 71,5 x 7,4 mm||160,8 x 78,1 x 7,4 mm|
|Weight||187 g||226 g|
|Colors||Silver, graphite, gold, Pacific blue|
|Display diagonal||6,1 inches (15,5 cm)||6,7 inches (17 cm)|
|Display resolution||2.532 x 1.170 pixels @ 460 ppi||2.778 x 1.284 pixels @ 458 ppi|
|Protection against dust and water||IP68 classified (up to 6 m water depth for up to 30 minutes)|
|chip||A14 Bionic Chip with Neural Engine|
|storage||128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB|
|Camera trio (back)||12 MP Pro camera system with ultra wide angle (ƒ / 2.4 aperture and 120 ° field of view), wide angle (ƒ / 1.6 aperture) and telephoto lens (ƒ / 2.0 aperture)||12 MP Pro camera system with ultra wide angle (ƒ / 2.4 aperture and 120 ° field of view), wide angle (ƒ / 1.6 aperture) and telephoto lens (ƒ / 2.2 aperture)|
|Optical zoom range||4x (2x zoom out and XNUMXx each)||5x (2,5x zoom in and 2x zoom out)|
|TrueDepth camera (front)||12 MP camera with ƒ / 2.2 aperture|
|Radio technologies||5G, LTE, WLAN 6, Bluetooth 5.0, ultra broadband, NFC, Express Cards|
|MagSafe||Magnetic ring in the back for attaching chargers or the MagSafe Wallet (for credit cards / bills)|
|Operating system||iOS 14|
|SIM cards)||Dual SIM thanks to nano SIM and eSIM|
|What's in the box||iPhone 12 Pro, USB-C to Lightning cable, documentation||iPhone 12 Pro Max, USB-C to Lightning cable, documentation|
In addition to the three cameras on the back of the new Pro models, a LiDAR scanner is also used. This not only helps to open up more possibilities for Augmented Reality (AR), but also makes B. the autofocus for photos and videos faster. If you use AR applications with the iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max, the content projected onto the camera image can be placed more precisely and scaled better.
In addition to the LiDAR scanner, it is also advisable to take a closer look at the three cameras and their sensors when making a purchase decision. You can do that here at Sir Apfelot, for example, with this post: iPhone 12, 12 Pro and Pro Max - differences in the camera. In the guide you will also find some more detailed technical data on the hardware.
The three cameras, the LiDAR scanner and the components of the A14 Bionic Chip (processor, graphics processor, neural engine and image signal processor) ensure that both photos and videos can be professionally created and edited directly on the iPhone. You can find details on this in the Yesterday's event recap - but described in large and broad terms, especially in the keynote itself (see video below).
The catchphrase for photos is “Deep Fusion”, for videos the term “HDR Dolby Vision” should impress. Because videos can be recorded and edited with the iPhone 12 Pro (Max) in 4K at 60 fps and with HDR10. "The iPhone 12 Pro models offer the highest video quality in a smartphone and are the first cameras and only devices in the world to enable a continuous HDR video experience with Dolby Vision of up to 60 frames per second and even better video stabilization for cinema-quality productions“, It says in the Official press release.
The iPhone 12 Pro is said to have enough battery capacity to provide up to 17 hours of local video playback, up to 11 hours of streamed video playback, or up to 65 hours of audio playback. With the iPhone 12 Pro Max, the numbers are of course somewhat larger: up to 20 hours of local and up to 12 hours of streamed videos or up to 80 hours of audio playback.
With Qi chargers, up to 7,5 watts of power can be used for wireless charging. MagSafe chargers, which also address the charging coil on the back of the iPhones, can be used with an output of up to 15 watts. Fast charging options result from the wired use of the Lightning connector. With a power pack that delivers 20 watts or more, up to 50% of the battery can be charged in 30 minutes.
As with all other Apple smartphones, the price of the iPhone 12 Pro and the price of the iPhone 12 Pro Max depend on the storage capacity. There are the new smartphone models from Cupertino with 128GB, 256GB and 512GB memory. You can pre-order the iPhone 12 Pro from October 16, 2020. You can pre-order the iPhone 12 Pro Max from November 6, 2020.
|iPhone 12 Pro||iPhone 12 Pro Max|
|128 GB||1.120,00 €||1.217,50 €|
|256 GB||1.237,00 €||1.334,45 €|
|512 GB||1.461,20 €||1.558,65 €|
You can lower the price by means of a discount if you submit an older iPhone model in exchange for the new model. How much you make up for it depends on the model, its memory and the condition. It should be noted that all iPhones from 2020 onwards will only come with a charging cable included as an accessory. A charger and headphones are no longer included - but most of you probably already have them.
You can watch the event on YouTube as well as with the following embedded player. In addition to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro, this year's October keynote also covered the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini as well as the new one home pod mini.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.