Online Apple Store down ahead of iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro preorders

Andrew Cummings
October 16, 2020

Pre-orders for iPhone 12 Pro begin this Friday, October 16th, with availability beginning Friday, October 23rd. iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available for pre-order Friday, November 6, and in stores beginning Friday, November 13. Many are happy with the return of a smaller iPhone. Snapchat says creatives can tap into the iPhone A14 Bionic chipset and ARKit, to "render thousands of AR objects in real-time".

The Pro Max model features what Apple calls "the largest Super Retina XDR display, the largest ever on iPhone, protected by the all-new Ceramic Shield front cover, which provides the biggest jump in durability on iPhone". "We're excited to collaborate with Apple to bring this sophisticated technology to our Lens Creator community". Russian retail will offer the iPhone 12 Pro with 128 GB of memory for $1296, while in Germany the price tag should be around $1314. The updated app is also available on the latest iPad Pro.

Apple's iPhone X felt revolutionary at the time. We've previously posted size comparisons between leaked iPhone 12 dummy models vs a variety of other iPhone models.

If your iPhone X is starting to feel a little long in the tooth, however, go for the iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 mini.

One of the most exciting moments for the legions of Chinese gamers watching the event was when Tencent-owned Riot Games, the developer of League of Legends, showed up, demonstrating the upcoming mobile version of the immensely popular video game on the new iPhone. The Korean tech giant manufactured 50 million panels for the iPhone 11, so if the figures above turn out to be accurate then Samsung Display is looking at an increase in sales of 20% compared to past year.

That said, you should be able to get an extra year out of your iPhone 8, especially if you purchased it in the last 12 months or have recently replaced the battery. You've managed to get several years out of your iPhone and it's likely showing its age. In addition to much faster hardware, the entry-level iPhone 12s have much better camera sensors, Face ID, OLED displays, and 5G. That would set a record, beating the 231 million devices sold in fiscal 2015. iPhone 12 will be the best selling one among the four models, according to TF Securities' analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, making up around 40% of shipments at launch.

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