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Apple announces iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini with 5G technology

The iPhone12 with 5G and A14 Bionic chip as exhibited currently on the website of Apple. (Xinhua)

"The arrival of 5G marks the beginning of a new era for iPhone," says Greg Joswiak.

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Apple on Tuesday unveiled iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini with 5G technology and A14 Bionic, the first chip in the smartphone industry built on 5-nanometer process.

The newly designed iPhone 12 models feature expansive edge-to-edge Super Retina XDR displays, and a new Ceramic Shield front cover. The iPhone 12 models also introduce MagSafe, offering high-powered wireless charging.

Their camera systems both feature the ultra-wide camera and a new wide camera with an f/1.6 aperture, the fastest yet on iPhone, according to Apple.

The iPhone12 with 5G and A14 Bionic chip as exhibited currently on the website of Apple. (Xinhua)

"The arrival of 5G marks the beginning of a new era for iPhone," said Greg Joswiak, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing. "We're once again pushing the boundaries to deliver incredible computational photography advancements, Super Retina XDR displays, and the biggest leap in durability in iPhone history with the new Ceramic Shield front cover."

The iPhone 12 models in the U.S. support millimeter wave, the higher frequency version of 5G, allowing iPhone 12 to reach speeds up to 4Gbps, even in densely populated areas, the company said.

The iPhone12 with 5G and A14 Bionic chip as exhibited currently on the website of Apple. (Xinhua)

The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini will be available in five aluminum finishes, including blue, green, black, white, and red.

Pre-orders for iPhone 12 begin Friday, Oct. 16, with availability beginning Friday, Oct. 23 in Australia, China, Germany, Japan, UK, the United States, and more than 30 other countries and regions.

The iPhone 12 mini will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, Nov. 6, and in stores beginning Friday, Nov. 13.

[ Editor: WXY ]