5G compatible 'iPhone 12' appears, reborn with a new flat design
Apple has announced the iPhone 12 . It will be the first 5G compatible terminal in the iPhone series.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini-Apple (Japan)
Apple Event — October 13 --YouTube
Next, about the iPhone.
iPhone 11 is the most popular smartphone in the world since its launch.
Apple has been a leader in customer satisfaction with the new iPhone, announced annually. There are many reasons why the iPhone is loved by people, and Apple is 'easy to use,' 'connecting with people in a personal way,' 'being able to take good pictures,' and 'continuing to provide information. It's something that will entertain you. '
Every 10 years, technology is making great strides, which will change what you can do with your iPhone. The next-generation iPhone in 2020 will finally support 5G.
5G not only enables a higher quality video streaming and gaming experience by speeding up downloads and uploads. Low latency and low line congestion enable high-speed communication even in densely populated areas. In addition, high-speed communication is possible, eliminating the need to access public Wi-Fi, which is a concern for privacy and security, which helps protect privacy and security.
Hans Bestberg, CEO of Verizon, one of Apple's carrier partners, talks about '5G support,' which is a big step for such an iPhone. People who have been on the lookout for 5G in the past say, 'You don't have to wait anymore' with the iPhone's support for 5G, says Bestberg.
The 2020 iPhone will be compatible with Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband.
As a result, peak download speeds can reach 4.0 Gbps. It is said that this download speed will be further increased in the future.
Upload speed is now 200Mbps.
Due to the large capacity of 5G Ultra Wide Band, the line will not be congested even in places where thousands of people use the phone at the same time. In addition, the ultra-low latency makes it perfect for playing online games, freeing you from the restrictions of having to connect to your home Wi-Fi.
This is the new iPhone that supports such 5G. In addition, all models of iPhone in 2020 are compatible with 5G.
Adopted a flat design on the side. I graduate from a long-lasting curvilinear design.
The main camera is a dual camera, and the back part uses a glass panel.
A wide variety of colors are available.
That's why the 'iPhone 12' is here.
The newly designed iPhone 12 has a unique sense of unity with no steps between the aluminum frame and the glass panel on the front and back.
The iPhone 12 has been rebuilt both inside and outside, and it is said that various new technologies are packed in a compact size.
The iPhone 12 is designed with 5G in mind, with a brand new antenna placed around the aluminum frame.
The following 5 colors are available. From the left, black, white, (PRODUCT) RED, green, and blue.
The display size is 6.1 inches, which is the same as the iPhone 11, but the body size is smaller by reducing the bezel.
It's 11% thinner, 15% smaller in volume, and 16% lighter than the iPhone 11.
To reduce the footprint without changing the display size, iPhone 12 uses the best display technology ever. That is a custom OLED (organic EL display) called 'Super Retina XDR display'.
OLEDs outperform LCDs (Liquid Crystal Display) in many ways. Since each pixel of OLED emits light individually, it is possible to control each one. Therefore, it is possible to realize accurate brightness and rich colors on a pixel-by-pixel basis.
The contrast ratio of the Super Retina XDR display is 2,000,000: 1. You can experience 'true black' with photos, videos, and games.
Also, the number of pixels is twice that of iPhone 11 ...
The resolution reaches 2532 x 1170 pixels and the pixel density reaches 460 ppi.
The wide dynamic range and accurate colors make it look even better.
The peak brightness of HDR content reaches 1200 nits, which is twice as bright as before.
It also supports HDR video formats such as Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG.
Further durability. The cover glass used in the iPhone 11 is the toughest in the industry, but ...
The iPhone 12 cover glass 'Ceramic Shield' has evolved to be even more durable. Apple describes Ceramic Shield as 'a material that goes beyond glass.' Ceramic Shield was developed by Apple's materials engineering team and Corning , a world leader in glass technology.
Ceramic Shield adds a new high temperature crystallization step to precipitate nanoceramic crystals in the glass matrix, dramatically increasing strength.
In order to increase the strength of the material and make it optically transparent, the shape of the crystal and the degree of crystallization are accurately controlled.
Ceramic Shield is stronger than any other smartphone glass ...
Drop resistance is improved 4 times. In other words, the iPhone 12 with Ceramic Shield is four times more likely to not break the glass even if dropped.
Next, about iPhone 12 5G support. The man is in the world's highest level anechoic chamber inside Apple. It is said that advanced wireless technology such as 5G is being developed and tested here.
Regarding the iPhone's 5G support, it seems that the hardware is designed to customize the 5G antenna and wireless parts so that it functions optimally for the entire system.
By adopting a space-efficient design, it supports 5G frequency band, which is the largest number for one mobile phone, and can support 5G in more places than any other smartphone.
Apple's strength is that it can be built as a fully integrated system from silicon to software. It analyzes the entire software stack from application to firmware and is designed to maximize the speed of 5G.
For example, by optimizing the iOS framework, applications can benefit from 5G without increasing power consumption. In addition, smart data mode allows you to use 5G smarter, and LTE can automatically be used to reduce battery drain when you don't need 5G speed.
It is said that it is collaborating closely with various carrier partners so that iPhone users around the world can use 5G. Among the career partners are the names of Japanese docomo, au, and Softbank.
We have already conducted 5G testing with more than 100 carriers in more than 30 regions around the world, and iPhone 12 achieves download speeds of up to 3.5 Gbps in an ideal environment. In addition, it is said that it also supports mmWave, which is a high frequency band of 5G in the United States.
Next, about the 'A14 Bionic' chip at the heart of the iPhone 12.
The manufacturing process uses the 5nm process, which is the world's first chip for smartphones. By reducing the size of the transistor, we have succeeded in improving power efficiency while improving performance.
The number of transistors is 11.8 billion, which is an increase of nearly 40% compared to the previous generation A13 Bionic.
The CPU has 6 cores and is up to 50% faster than the previous generation.
The GPU is also 6 cores and the graphics performance is improved by 50%.
In addition, the architecture has been improved, and the Neural Engine that performs machine learning processing is also evolving. The Neural Engine has increased from 8 cores to 16 cores, dramatically improving performance and increasing processing speed by as much as 80%. The new Neural Engine is capable of 11 trillion operations per second.
The processing power of the machine learning accelerator dedicated to the CPU has also been improved by 70%.
This is an image that summarizes the features of the A14 Bionic.
Equipped with the A14 Bionic chip and compatible with 5G, the number of games that can be played on the iPhone has increased.
The title is 'League of Legend Wild Rift'.
Next, about the dual camera system of iPhone 12.
One of the dual cameras is a 12-megapixel f / 2.4 ultra-wide-angle camera.
And the other is a new wide-angle camera with 12 megapixels and f / 1.6. It is the brightest camera of all iPhones. This allows the sensor to deliver more light, allowing all photos to be taken more beautifully.
We are developing the first 7-element lens to keep every detail sharp in the photo.
Performance in low-brightness scenes has been improved by 27%, reducing noise in all photos and videos, allowing you to take brighter photos and videos.
In addition, the new function 'Smart HDR 3' makes it possible to express the details of the face firmly. The details are not spoiled even in a scene with strong backlight. It is also possible to use machine learning to adjust only specific parts of the photo.
In addition, iPhone Night Mode, which is rated as the highest level in the industry, will be available on all iPhone 12 cameras.
This is the first time that a super wide-angle camera supports night mode. In addition, the front TrueDepth camera can also use night mode.
Next, about the movie shooting function. You can set the exposure for a long time when shooting a movie, and you can shoot a brighter frame.
In addition, iPhone 12 has improved wireless charging. In the past, wireless charging could not be charged unless it was placed correctly in the center of the charger, or charging was very slow and inefficient.
That's why iPhone 12 introduces MagSafe, which allows the charger to stick together with a magnet.
MagSafe keeps the magnet inside while maintaining compatibility with existing Qi chargers.
The coil for wireless charging looks like this, the magnets are optimized for proper placement and efficiency, and the improved shield design can safely supply up to 15W for fast charging.
MagSafe is equipped with two new 'one-turn coil NFC' and 'high-sensitivity magnetic sensor', which can detect the strength of the magnetic field and react immediately.
In addition, MagSafe-compatible accessories can be attached to the back of your iPhone.
A new ecosystem has also been built for MagSafe, with a whole new case for the iPhone 12. You can also use other accessories with these cases attached.
In addition to the MagSafe charger, dedicated accessories include the MagSafe wallet, which can be attached to the back to store cards.
There is also a case with slits. The magnet can be detected and the clock can be displayed on the slit.
A MagSafe dual charging pad that can charge iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time is also under development.
In addition, third-party accessories will be available.
There are more than 2 billion Apple power adapters in the world.
Therefore, the iPhone 12 will not come with a power adapter. This is the same as Apple Watch SE / Series 6. By not including the power adapter, the outer box of the iPhone will be slimmer.
The included cable is a USB Type-C terminal-Lightning terminal cable.
Then, when you open the duralumin case that was placed in place ...
It contained a more compact iPhone.
This is 'iPhone 12 mini'
The installed display is the same Super Retina XDR display as the iPhone 12.
The display size is 5.4 inches, but the lack of a bezel makes it one size smaller than the 4.7-inch display iPhone 8 and 2nd generation iPhone SE.
When iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are lined up, it looks like this.
The selling price in Japan is from 74,800 yen excluding tax for iPhone 12 mini and 85,800 yen excluding tax for iPhone 12. Reservations for the iPhone 12 will start on October 16th, and for the iPhone 12 mini on November 6th.