Apple finally unveiled its new iPhone 12 earlier this month and it was worth the wait. It features a swathe of upgrades that make it an incredibly worthy successor to iPhone 11. The iPhone 12 is available to pre-order right now, with the first smartphones due to land in stores on October 23. If you didn’t rush to pre-order when Apple started to take reservations last week – but are still thinking of upgrading, there are four reasons to buy one and reason to avoid the iPhone 12, which starts from £799.
A BETTER SCREEN
One of our biggest gripes with the iPhone 11 was that Apple only included an LCD Liquid Retina Display on this £729 premium device. Fortunately, that’s all changed on the iPhone 12 with this latest smartphone now boasting a stunning Super Retina XDR 6.1-inch OLED.
Not only does this mean cavernous blacks and brighter colours, but Apple also slimmed down the borders that surround the display. That means the overall size of the device is slightly smaller than the iPhone 11, despite sporting the same size display. And that’s not all.
Thanks to new technology known as Ceramic Shield, Apple is boasting its latest glass is four times stronger than previous models, meaning it’s much less likely to break should it slip through your fingers.
The iPhone 11 already has wireless charging tucked inside, but Apple is taking this technology up a notch via its new Magsafe connection. This new cable snaps neatly to the back of the phone and pumps power into the battery at faster speeds than previous Qi wireless charging mats.
Apple says that MagSafe improves wireless charging for a better, more efficient experience and it’s not just about boosting the battery. The US tech firm is launching a swathe of other accessories such as case and cardholders that all snap to the rear of the phone using the magnets.
Not only that, but third-party options, like the hugely-popular Pop Socket, has already confirmed plans to support Magsafe with its next-generation of iPhone accessories.