Together with the announcement of its vanilla iPhone 12 and its mini counterpart, Apple has also introduced the high-end editions to the line-up: the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Both of the flagship editions debut new premium materials like “surgical-grade stainless steel band,” “precision-milled matte glass back,” and a new Ceramic Shield front cover that “dramatically improves toughness and increases drop performance by 4x.”
Similar to the 12 and 12 Mini, both devices have 5G capabilities, utilize the A14 bionic processor, and a Super Retina XDR display. According to Apple, the Pro line also features “the most 5G bands on any smartphone,” with the ability to offer coverage worldwide.
The now-standard triple camera system this time includes a 12-megapixel wide, a faster ƒ/1.6 aperture wide, and a 52 mm focal length Telephoto. The Pro Max instead uses a new 12MP telephoto with a 65mm focal length, that can optically zoom in up to 2.5 times. The Pro Max also has a new sensor on its third telephoto camera that improves image stabilization.
A new feature that further enhances existing computational photography mechanics found in the new iPhone 12 is expected to arrive later this year, dubbed “Apple ProRaw.” It allows users to adjust sharpening and color highlights while still taking advantage of existing photography elements incorporated by Apple.
Preorders for the iPhone 12 Pro will begin October 16 and will ship on October 23, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max will see preorders on November 6 and ship on November 13. Visit Apple’s website for more info.