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Adelphos33

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Mar 13, 2012
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iPhone 12 mini: 4.76 ounces
iPhone 12: 5.78 ounces
iPhone 11: 6.84 ounces
iPhone 11 Pro: 6.63 ounces
iPhone 12 Pro: 6.66 ounces
iPhone 11 Pro Max: 7.97 ounces
iPhone 12 Pro Max: 8.03 ounces

For someone like me, going from an 11 Pro Max to something like a iPhone 12 would result in a HUGE decrease in weight in pocket and footprint with not much of a screen reduction and basically no loss in power... Battery would take a hit though
 

JPack

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Mar 27, 2017
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Well, yeah. Stainless steel is a relatively heavy material. The battery makes a difference as well.

For example, the stainless steel Apple Watch is about 30% heavier than the aluminum version.
 

ab2c4

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Sep 21, 2013
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As an Iphone 11 owner I am jealous of the much lighter 12. I wish my 11 was that light.
 

DevinNj

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Apr 27, 2016
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Seriously thinking about going from my 11 Pro Max to the Mini, because the weight of my Max. I've been using bigger screen devices lately for my entertainment and my iPhone as a phone, so I tempted...
 

felixroqu3

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Mar 5, 2012
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New York, NY
This is my dilema. Currently have an iPhone 11 Pro Max and am just tired of the weight and size of the screen. Literally the main difference between these two phones are LiDAR and tele lens, which doesn’t interest me as I have my own Fuji camera for property photography. But then again, stainless steel frame does make the phone more durable. I normally use an ultra thing case, and occasionally enjoy going caseless.
 

danny842003

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Jun 6, 2017
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This is my dilema. Currently have an iPhone 11 Pro Max and am just tired of the weight and size of the screen. Literally the main difference between these two phones are LiDAR and tele lens, which doesn’t interest me as I have my own Fuji camera for property photography. But then again, stainless steel frame does make the phone more durable. I normally use an ultra thing case, and occasionally enjoy going caseless.

if you’re upgrading yearly how durable does the phone need to be? The only thing I’ve ever damaged on a phone has been glass.
 

iObama

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Nov 16, 2008
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iPhone 12 mini: 4.76 ounces
iPhone 12: 5.78 ounces
iPhone 11: 6.84 ounces
iPhone 11 Pro: 6.63 ounces
iPhone 12 Pro: 6.66 ounces
iPhone 11 Pro Max: 7.97 ounces
iPhone 12 Pro Max: 8.03 ounces

For someone like me, going from an 11 Pro Max to something like a iPhone 12 would result in a HUGE decrease in weight in pocket and footprint with not much of a screen reduction and basically no loss in power... Battery would take a hit though

I wasn’t going to upgrade this year, but the weight combined with the fact that the 6.1” screen is now OLED makes it incredibly tempting.

This phone is just a little too big and way too heavy.
 

Packers1958

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Apr 16, 2017
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12 pro max is only 0.06 ounces heavier than the 11 Pro Max. Reality check please.
So the Pro models are actually heavier than iPhone 11 Pro models. That stings a bit. They glossed over that after making a big deal out of how light the iPhone 12 was.

Reality check. 11 Pro is 0.03 ounces lighter than the 12 Pro. 11 Pro max is only 0.06 ounces lighter than the 12 Pro Max. Amazingly little difference considering the screen sizes are bigger on both the 12 Pro and 12 Pro max compared to similar 11 Pro models.
 

SevrinDantus

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Now that the iphone goes again thinner ..hope Apple didn’t lied about that aluminum frame and it is from 7000 series and not 6000 like iphone 6 or like the ipads pro
That would be great
 

Deinocheirus

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12 pro max is only 0.06 ounces heavier than the 11 Pro Max. Reality check please.


Reality check. 11 Pro is 0.03 ounces lighter than the 12 Pro. 11 Pro max is only 0.06 ounces lighter than the 12 Pro Max. Amazingly little difference considering the screen sizes are bigger on both the 12 Pro and 12 Pro max compared to similar 11 Pro models.
Again, the 11 Pro is already too heavy. Ridiculously heavy. Getting any heavier instead of getting lighter at this point is a bad thing.
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Now that the iphone goes again thinner ..hope Apple didn’t lied about that aluminum frame and it is from 7000 series and not 6000 like iphone 6 or like the ipads pro
That would be great
It's 8000 series.
 
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Cryates

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Nov 19, 2013
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I was going to go with the Mini, like I was dead set on it before the keynote, but now seeing just how much lighter the 6.1" 12 model is, how it's smaller than last years' standard iPhone 11 in every direction, and knowing it comes with better battery life, I'm going to order the 6.1" 12 tomorrow.

I did not see the significant weight difference, and overall volume difference coming with the iPhone 12.
 

iFoure

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Jul 1, 2010
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I'm considering my next iPhone purchase and I've been tossing between iPhone 11 or iPhone 12. Now that I've realized that the new iP12 is 30 grams lighter, I'm gonna go with it. 30 grams is a lot in phone weight and also in hand feel. 164 grams is nicer to hold than 194g for sure!
 
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Cobold

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Sep 16, 2014
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This is my dilema. Currently have an iPhone 11 Pro Max and am just tired of the weight and size of the screen. Literally the main difference between these two phones are LiDAR and tele lens, which doesn’t interest me as I have my own Fuji camera for property photography. But then again, stainless steel frame does make the phone more durable. I normally use an ultra thing case, and occasionally enjoy going caseless.
Keep one (in my opinion huge) difference in mind: the typical brightness of the 12 non-pro is dimmer than on the Pros (11 and 12). 625 nits vs. 800 nits.
 
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felixroqu3

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Mar 5, 2012
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Keep one (in my opinion huge) difference in mind: the typical brightness of the 12 non-pro is dimmer than on the Pros (11 and 12). 625 nits vs. 800 nits.
See, I’m not sure if I’d benefit from the higher brightness on the Pro. I usually keep my brightness at 50% or a little lower since my eyes are sensitive. I’ve considered buying both the 12 and 12 Pro and returning whatever I dont choose, but that just sounds like such a big waste and a d*ck move.
 

PaladinGuy

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Sep 22, 2014
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See, I’m not sure if I’d benefit from the higher brightness on the Pro. I usually keep my brightness at 50% or a little lower since my eyes are sensitive. I’ve considered buying both the 12 and 12 Pro and returning whatever I dont choose, but that just sounds like such a big waste and a d*ck move.

I wouldn’t feel too badly about it. If Apple didn’t constantly have things end up back ordered within an hour, that would be different. They also didn’t allow any other way for people to see the phones from press shots or anything. Waiting to see it before you buy all but guarantees that you won’t be able to get one for weeks.
 
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Detonation

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Apr 29, 2015
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Considering the 12 Pro is bigger than the 11 Pro and yet barely weighs more, and is the same size as the 11 and weighs less, is impressive.

The regular 12 is much more tempting this year compared to the 11 vs 11 Pro last year, but the $120 difference (factoring in carrier discount and storage) seems well worth it.
 
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