The iPhone 12 is on the way. It won’t be long before Apple announces the device and the same goes for the pre-order possibility and the actual release date of the new series of iPhones. We put everything we know about the new iPhone 12 models in a row and take you in this special to everything we know about the iPhone 12 Mini.
Hints surfaced in the code of iOS 14
The iPhone 12 series will reportedly consist of four devices. The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Max and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The entire series of Apple devices will be provided with iOS 14, the latest new iOS version which entails a lot of innovations. The Mini version of the iPhone 12 is still no more than a rumor, but a very convincing one.
Already came in the third beta of iOS 14 via 9to5mac the device name iPhone 12 Mini forward with a few clues. For example, iOS 14 reported the Display Zoom function, which allows you to zoom in on a smaller iPhone screen. This function was already present on iPhones, but has not been adjusted in the latest smartphone. In iOS 14 this is the case again and Display Zoom can be used to emulate a screen of 5.4 inches.
The smallest of the four
It has happened more than once that the iPhone 12 in four different variants passes by. In addition, rumors report that the iPhone 12 series, including the Mini, resembles the iPhone 4. The largest and most comprehensive variant of this is the iPhone 12 Pro Max with a 6.7-inch display, while the smallest has a 5.4-inch display in proportion, according to Jon Prosser
, also a smaller notch. There are also some other differences between the four models which we have listed for you.
Until recently, the iPhone 12 Mini title was missing every trace in these rumors, but that has now come to an end. Through a tweet from the fairly reliable @ L0vetodream the latest rumor about the iPhone 12 Mini is a fact. The iPhone 12 Mini would be the smallest variant of the four ‘leaked’ models and therefore no extra model. The designation ‘mini’ is no stranger to Apple. The term mini is also used for the smallest Mac and iPad.
iPhone 12 Mini specs
But what exactly does the iPhone 12 Mini offer? We already know that the device will run on iOS 14 and should be the smallest variant that is said to have a 5.4 inch screen. Based on the information now available, the iPhone 12 Mini is expected to have an OLED screen, just like its big brother, the iPhone 12 Max. This is a different screen than what is used in the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max. Those devices will have a SuperRetina XDR OLED screen. Furthermore, the resolution is expected to be 2340 x 1080 with 475 pixels per inch. But what does this do under the hood and for the different cameras on the devices?
While het Apple Time Flies event the iPhone 12 and therefore the Mini was not literally discussed, but we did learn something about the chip that comes in the devices. The A14 Bionic chip from Apple will shine under the hood of the iPhones. The chip has a 4-core GPU, a 16-core Neural Engine and machine learning accelerators to deliver the fastest and most powerful iPhones ever.
In addition, there will be probably a 5G antenna in the phone, with which you can make the internet unsafe even faster. The cameras of the iPhone 12 Mini would consist of a 12 Megapixel selfie camera on the front and two cameras (an ultra-wide-angle lens and a wide-angle lens) on the back. This is two less than on the most elaborate variants of the iPhone 12 that according to production drawings also receive a LiDAR sensor.
iPhone 12 Mini price and release
The iPhone 12 Mini is therefore the smallest of the devices, which will probably also immediately become the cheapest. With its new products, Apple is always focusing on an ‘affordable’ model and a number of other models. During the Time Flies event, this already happened for the Apple Watch and iPad. This is also expected to be the case with the iPhone 12.
The iPhone 12 Mini is coming, according to the rumors
in a few variations, namely:
- Phone 12 64GB -699 dollar.
- iPhone 12 128GB – 749 dollar.
- iPhone 12 256GB – 849 dollar.
In addition, according to other reports, the device does not come out together with the other three versions. Both Apple nice Jon Prosser and Bloomberg report a split release with the pre-order possibility and the release of the aircraft in October already takes place.