Should You Get the iPhone 12? Here's What You Need to Know

What’s new this time around?



After all the rumors and iPhone 12 leaks, the new iPhone has finally arrived. Apple has revealed four iPhone 12 models: the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. 


As an Apple fan—or maybe just a regular consumer—you’re probably asking yourself if the latest flagship is worth buying. If you’re thinking of upgrading from any of its predecessor or want to replace your relatively well-functioning smartphone, you may be curious about the features of the new models. 


Does it stack up against the iPhone 11? How does it measure up to your expectations and usage? Your decision ultimately depends on your lifestyle and needs.


Here’s what we know so far about the iPhone 12.


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Better cameras to upgrade your mobile photography

With its dual-camera system, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini mostly resemble the design on the iPhone 11. You can expect a neat update on the iPhone 12 though; both the wide and ultra-wide camera now feature Night Mode that also works on front cameras—perfect for dramatic low-lit scenery shots!


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Meanwhile, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max sport major camera upgrades, such as a fourth telephoto camera for close-up details and Night Mode for more vibrant portraits at night. If you’re passionate about mobile photography or even just a casual shutterbug, the new iPhone 12 line-up’s improved camera systems should be worth your money. 


Improved screen quality with the Super Retina XDR OLED displays

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The iPhone 12 releases give you many options for your preferred screen size without sacrificing the display quality, as all models feature Super Retina XDR OLED displays. 


If you frequently watch videos, play games and capture and edit photos and videos on your smartphone, this update will provide more contrast, color accuracy and higher resolution from edge to edge that makes all the difference. It’s the iPhone with the best display ever as of writing. 


The fastest 5G technology within reach

Probably one of the most prominent features the iPhone 12 is its 5G connectivity support, which allows faster downloads and uploads, higher definition FaceTime video calls, higher quality video streaming, and a more responsive gaming experience. If you think LTE is fast enough, prepare to be surprised with 5G. 


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If you have an eligible data plan and travel to areas with 5G coverage, it’s an excellent smartphone to take with you to play games or stream videos seamlessly. 


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Fast and powerful A14 Bionic Chip

One of the biggest considerations for consumers when upgrading their devices is the processor. It should be up-to-date to ensure better performance and efficiency. The new iPhone 12 units carry a powerful A14 chip, which Apple says is “the fastest chip in a smartphone.” 


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Are you planning on upgrading from an old iPhone model and holding onto a new one for a few years? If so, then the A14 chip improvement that offers increased speed, performance and battery life—all things that definitely make the price of the iPhone 12 worth it.


More sophisticated and lighter design

At a glance, the iPhone 12 models resemble the iPhone 11 design, but a closer look will show you that they are different. The iPhone 12 lineup dons a refreshed design with smooth, aluminum edges. It is also more compact and lighter than its predecessors. 


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Apple utilizes a Ceramic Shield to keep the screen safe, which they say is “tougher than any smartphone glass.” The latest flagship iPhones also have thinner borders for all four models, so if you want a bigger screen, the iPhone 12 models will surely deliver. 


The Most Exciting iPhone Yet

The evolution of the iPhone has come a long way. Now that the long-awaited iPhone 12 is finally out, and with its best features enumerated above, you now probably have the answer to the question if you should avail of it. As you can see, it should be in every creative professional’s toolkit. 


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