New iPhone suddenly announced by Apple
By Jerrison Oracion, Senior Columnist
A few weeks ago, Apple made an announcement in which they presented the next versions of both the iPad Air and the Apple Watch. Many people thought that Apple would announce the next version of the iPhone at that point, but they did not. Apple probably decided not to reveal their latest phone because Samsung was due to announce a cellphone the week after—that phone was the FE version of the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (it was also endorsed by BTS). After that, Apple dropped another pre-taped announcement unexpectedly on October 13. It had a similar running time of 1 hour and 10 minutes so they could have announced all their products in the announcement last month considering its usual running time of two hours.
First, Apple announced a mini version of the HomePod with the HomePod Mini. The HomePod Mini has most of the features that you can find in the Google Home Mini except that the HomePod has high-quality speakers, can play audio from your iPhone by waving it on top of the speaker, can send messages to everyone through other speakers with an intercom, and you can sync the speaker with your car through CarPlay. Before they announced the next version of the iPhone, Tim Cook invited the CEO of Verizon, Hans Vestberg, to explain why 5G is game-changing technology. They announced that they are turning on their nationwide 5G network. After that happened, they finally got to next version of the iPhone with the iPhone 12, which unlike other 5G cellphones, was collaborated on including companies like Bell to optimize the cellphone’s design for 5G.
They also announced a mini version with the iPhone 12 mini. This announcement’s tone made me think that they were going to announce a James Bond phone to promote No Time to Die. The iPhone 12 mini has the same features as the regular version. The iPhone 12 is faster, thinner, and lighter than the iPhone 11 but also has a new type of screen protection called Ceramic Shield, which is similar to Samsung’s Gorilla Glass. It can now be recharged with the USB-C cable through a computer or laptop and includes a new recharging technology called MagSafe in the form of various accessories including pouches and cases that you attach to a magnet recharge port.
A major difference between the iPhone 12 and other 5G cellphones is that it supports most of the 5G bands that are available. They also announced the next pro version with the iPhone 12 Pro, which has improved camera systems including a telephoto lens that seems sharper than others. The video camera is not only the first video camera in a cellphone to record in 4K and Dolby Vision, but it is also the first video camera in a cellphone that can be used to edit in Dolby Vision. Even Academy Award-winning cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki endorses it which means that you can make Terrence Malik films with it!
Photos can be now processed as a new type of file format called Apple ProRAW which offers high-quality DSLR images with the technologies of Apple. With these innovations, the iPhone 12 is probably the best 5G cellphone and it’s worth the wait.