Apple unveils the iPhone 12 and the HomePod Mini - Acquire

Apple takes over the tech headlines once again with its next-generation smartphone, the iPhone 12. The new models boast high-speed 5G connectivity across the lineup, a six-core A14 Bionic processor, Super Retina XDR displays, and Ceramic Shield screen glass technology for enhanced drop protection. The Pro models (from $999) will come in 6.1" and 6.7" sizes with Super Retina XDR OLED screens that feature reduced bezels. 


The 12MP camera system has also been upgraded with a seven-element lens Wide camera with an f/1.6 aperture for enhanced low-light photography, an Ultra-Wide with a 120-degree field of view, and a 52mm telephoto. The Pro Max will receive a new f/1.6 Wide camera with a larger sensor and a 65mm Telephoto that allows for 5x optical zoom. Video also receives an upgrade with Dolby Vision support and a new LiDAR Scanner enhances both AR experiences and autofocus in low-light environments. They also announced support for a new Apple ProRAW image format for enhanced image control. 


The standard iPhone 12 (From $699) model features all the processing power of the Pro models, 5G connectivity, and two screen sizes: a 6.1" model and a new 5.4." Both models have a new 12MP dual-camera system with an Ultra Wide camera and an f/1.6 Wide camera. It also supports HDR video with Dolby Vision and every model now has MagSafe support with magnetic charging technology that delivers up to 15W of power. 


Apple also introduces a lower-priced version of its wireless speaker with the HomePod mini. The smaller spherical speaker is priced at $99 and features a custom full-range driver with a pair of force-cancelling passive radiators for big sound and big bass in a small form factor. It also has enhanced Siri support with improved smart home controls and a new feature called Intercom that lets you send voice messages to other HomePods around the house.

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