On October 14th, Apple officially released the iPhone 12 series. However, only the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro hit the market on October 23rd. The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available in November. Pre-orders will start at 9 pm on the 6th and will be on sale on November 13. At present, JD’s appointments for iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini are coming to an end.
According to reports, users have great enthusiasm for iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini. Looking at the pre-order data from JD.com, the iPhone 12 Pro Max appointments hit 890,000. For the iPhone 12 mini, its reservations exceed 580,000. The total number of reservations for the two models exceeds 1.47 million.
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In China, the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max sells between a minimum of 5499 yuan ($832) and a maximum of 11899 yuan ($1801). Specifically:
- iPhone 12 mini: The 64GB version sells for 5499 yuan ($832) while the 128GB version goes for 5999 yuan ($908). There is also a 256GB version that is selling for 6799 yuan ($1029).
- iPhone 12 Pro Max: The 128GB version has a 9,299 yuan ($1408) price tag while the 256GB version sells for 10,099 yuan ($1529). The 512GB version is on the shelf for 11,899 yuan ($1801).
Both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro use a 6.1-inch super retina XDR display. However, the iPhone 12 mini uses a 5.4-inch screen while the iPhone 12 Pro Max uses a 6.7-inch screen. These smartphones come with the A14 Bionic chip and a super-ceramic panel. According to the company, they are 4x times more resistant to falls. Also, these smartphones can stay in 6 meters of water for up to 30 minutes. In addition, the new iPhones are compatible with MagSafe magnetic accessories and wireless chargers.
In addition, iPhone 12 uses an aviation-grade aluminum metal frame, Dolby Vision HDR video recording up to 30 fps, with a 2x optical zoom range. The iPhone 12 Pro uses a surgical grade stainless steel frame, Dolby Vision HDR video recording up to 60 fps, with a 4x optical zoom range. Its lidar scanner can achieve night mode portraits, faster autofocus in low-light environments, and a better-augmented reality experience.
In all, there have been multiple complaints regarding the available iPhone 12s. For starters, the battery performance is well behind in the smartphone industry. Furthermore, the MagSafe wireless charging capacity is only 15W. This is also far behind the competition. Although the iPhone 12 is highly resistant to falls, early reviews claim that it is also highly susceptible to scratches.