Apple's New Hi, Speed iPhone 12
Launch of new iPhone 12 Series with 5G
Mini and Pro Versions
At its Hi, Speed virtual event, Apple launched its iPhone 12 series with 5G connectivity. There is a mini version, the iPhone Mini with a 5.4 inch screen for $699. And there are the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro version, both with 6.1 inch displays and the iPhone 12 Pro Max with a 6.7 inch display. The larger phones start at $799. The Pro versions have three cameras. Apple says the new phones will support millimeter wave 5G, which is the fastest available in the US, and works with lower frequency bands as well.
Can Wireless Network Technology in the US Fully Support the new iPhone?
Many experts believe that US wireless networks need to catch up with the iPhone 12's 5G connectivity to enable consumers to enjoy the full 5G experience. Some say that catch-up process could take a few years. But, Verizon says the phone will work with its ultrawideband 5G network in major cities like New York and Los Angeles. It may also work to 5G capabilities in crowded places like NFL stadiums. The new phone has a ceramic shield to avoid cracks in the face of the phone if dropped.
More New Tech Innovation from Apple
Apple also announced today a new $99 Home Pod mini smart speaker. It allows use by multiple users in a home and sends information to car based systems. So, for instance, you could ask the device when a restaurant opens and then get directions to it. Apple also said it will introduce new Mac computers before the end of the year.