Apple Announces iPhone 12 with A14 Bionic (5 nm): “Fastest Chip in a Smartphone”

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During today’s special event, Apple unveiled its latest 5G smartphones: the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. All of these models boast the company’s new cutting-edge SoC, the A14 Bionic, which was built on TSMC’s 5-nanometer process.

Apple claims that the new iPhones are up to 50 percent faster than the competition in terms of both CPU and GPU performance. Machine learning has also improved by a remarkable 80 percent thanks to the A14’s 16-core Neural Engine.

While the cheaper iPhone 12 models get some of the latest goodies (e.g., Super Retina XDR display, Ceramic Shield front cover), Pro users get access to new cameras (wide/ultra wide/telephoto) that should make photography easier. It also includes a LiDAR Scanner for improved AR experiences and low-light imagery.

The iPhone 12 Pro (October 23) and iPhone 12 Pro Max (November 13) will be available in 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB models in graphite, silver, gold, and pacific blue starting at $999 and $1,099, respectively.

The iPhone 12 (October 23) and iPhone 12 mini (November 13) will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models in blue, green, black, white, and (PRODUCT)RED starting at $799 and $699, respectively.

You can check out their extremely long press releases here and here for the complete details. Something that critics have pointed out is that Apple no longer includes a power charger or earbuds in the box.

Tsing Mui
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