I'm so glad I can stop bitching about iPhones not having a small option now.
My iPhone SE has served me well for almost four years now, but I'm thinking its time for something new.
Read above, read below.Apple use USB-PD for their fast charging (source: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208137), so any PD-compatible charger will allow you to fast charge it. For me that means my Macbook Pro's charger, my Pixel 2's charger and a dual-port Anker I use as my travel charger. Shame it's still Lightning (USB-C would suit me better as I'm trying to phase out other cables) but I never expected them to do otherwise.
Or use a USB-A charger with a Lightning cable. Won't fast charge, but if you mostly charge overnight that may not matter much.
It’s extremely likely that the hardware design was locked in place before COVID19 made mask wearing a big thing. When you’re going to be building hundreds of thousands a day, you can‘t make “last minute” changes.I wish they added touchID in the power button, otherwise pretty happy a company is realizing that not everyone wants a phablet.
Your pricing includes VAT, ours doesn’t include taxes (probably 5-10% depending on locale).It'll be a Mini for me as well, finally replacing my totally clapped out iPhone 6. As always, the journey across the Atlantic adds 25% to the price but that's nothing new. Us Brits are used to being ripped off!
Oh, I've no doubt that it's a cash grab with some greenwash. That's what corporations do. And as the charger costs them a small fraction of the retail price, even if they pass the saving on to you it will be negligible.Read above, read below.
It is simply Apple's greedy move.
Hence I have suggested again and again that Apple can provide a voucher to claim a charger inside the box, if they are doing it purely for the environment and not greed.Oh, I've no doubt that it's a cash grab with some greenwash. That's what corporations do. And as the charger costs them a small fraction of the retail price, even if they pass the saving on to you it will be negligible.
Where they will make money is from people who feel they need to buy a new Apple iPhone USB-C charger (at full retail price). So my point was just that many people will already have a fully compatible charger and won't need to buy another one - though I suspect that many who don't need one will anyway, because they'll think that the iPhone fast charger is "the right one" for their phone.
But personally I find this more forgiveable than some moves (e.g. removing the headphone jack just after they bought a headphone manufacturer and so would expect to profit from people buying new headphones...), because the last thing I'd want is yet another damned charger. The best solution really would be no charger in the box but a discount if you bought one with the phone, which would cover people who needed one without ripping anyone off.
I’m so thankful for Touch ID in my SE, can’t imagine having to look at, then swipe the screen every single time I take it out of my pocket. I don’t want to look at it until it’s unlocked.
Personally I was annoyed that my new Apple Watch came with an outdated USB A cable. We’d whine if they used A, we’ll whinge that they used C.They're only including a USB-C to Lightning cable, nearly everyone only has USB-A bricks
Personally I was annoyed that my new Apple Watch came with an outdated USB A cable. We’d whine if they used A, we’ll whinge that they used C.
USB A is ubiquitous but old tech. We’re moving forward in time and a $20 incremental update to a power brick is no big deal (much better than the money I’m going to have to shell out on a wireless CarPlay adapter when they finally remove the port all-together).
Americans rarely pay the price displayed with taxes added at checkout. Mentally include the extra $20 into the price when you’re deciding whether to buy it. If your still salty, vote with your feet and don’t buy it.
I imagine everyone has a USB-A charger...but why would anyone in Apple world have a USB-C? Maybe 10% of them?
If a sim free iPhone 12 Mini is purchased in the US, will it work fine in the UK? There is no longer an issue of the wrong plug :s
Better 5G (new 5G bands coming the UK early next year) and an exchange rate USD - GBP saving over £100!
Apple today introduced the iPhone 12 mini with a 5.4-inch edge-to-edge Super Retina XDR display, a new flat-edge design with new colors, 5G support, a faster A14 Bionic chip, an improved dual-lens rear camera system, and more.
6.1-inch iPhone 12 on left and 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini on right
Equipped with an edge-to-edge display with a notch for Face ID, the iPhone 12 mini is a smaller device than the 4.7-inch iPhone 8, despite having a larger 5.4-inch display. And with a new flat-edge design, Apple says the iPhone 12 mini is 11 percent thinner, 15 percent smaller in volume, and 16 percent lighter than the 6.1-inch iPhone 11.
First introduced in the new iPad Air last month, the A14 Bionic chip is the fastest smartphone chip ever, and the first to be built on a 5-nanometer process. Apple says the six-core CPU in the A14 chip is up to 50 percent faster than any other smartphone chip. And for machine learning, the Neural Engine in the A14 chip is up to 80 percent faster than in the A13 chip.
iPhone 12 models feature a new "Ceramic Shield" front cover for improved durability, with Apple advertising 4x improved drop test performance compared to the previous-generation iPhone. Apple says the devices feature "tougher" glass than any other smartphone.
Equipped with a dual-lens rear camera system, the iPhone 12 mini's 12-megapixel Wide camera lens has an ƒ/1.6 aperture, the fastest yet on an iPhone. Apple says this lens provides 27 percent more light improved low-light photos and videos. The other lens is a 12-megapixel Ultra-Wide lens with a ƒ/2.4 aperture and 120° field of view.
On the back of the iPhone 12 models is a new magnet-based MagSafe system that allows for precise wireless charging and easy-to-attach accessories from Apple, like a leather wallet for the Apple Card, which will be available to order starting Friday.
iPhone 12 mini will be available in five aluminum finishes, including blue, green, black, white, and (PRODUCT)RED. Pre-orders begin Friday, November 6 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time, with shipments and in-store availability beginning one week later on Friday, November 13. Pricing starts at $699 with AT&T or Verizon activation, or $729 otherwise.
Article Link: iPhone 12 Mini Introduced With 5.4-Inch Display, Starts at $699
They’re all unlocked, right? You just get the SIM from the carrier pre-installed?Today’s more recent article says for SIM free iPhone 12 Mini’s its $30 more but this is FALSE advertising at $699 by Apple in the keynote. It should been more fourth coming of this!
Nickel and dime BS that I’m not appreciating from Apple. It’s not that I can afford it ... it’s the principle!!
I love it.
My 2016 SE can finally retire
This is great, really impressed.