• By The Financial District


Apple launched no less than four new phones with a new iPhone 12 generation adding 5G compatibility and a new A14 bionic chip for faster performance and smoother gaming, Coman Hamilton reported for Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa).

Numerous other Android phones already feature 5G chips, but Apple's adoption of this tech has the potential to make it a mainstream feature, enabling new app functions with instantaneous response times. At a time when more people than ever work remotely, 5G network speeds are also set to make communication and remote interactions faster and more reliable than ever. 

The new iPhone 12 range spans four models that essentially translate to: small, normal, normal with a better camera and large with the best camera, with prices ranging from $699 to $1,099. That doesn't include Apple's previous iPhone SE at just $399. 

It's the first year Apple has given us the four different options of buying a new iPhone and it marks a general shift in the industry towards more size and feature options. The 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini is one of just a few on a shortening list of compact phones, and in Apple's words is the world's "smallest, thinnest and lightest" 5G phone. The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 is the successor to the iPhone 11 in terms of screen size. It costs $799 and comes in the same color and storage options as the iPhone 12 mini. Then there's another 6.1-inch iPhone Pro with a better camera. The triple camera array comes with a main shooter, backed up by an ultra-wide camera and a telephoto lens with 4X optical zoom. It costs $699. For those who want to go big or go home, the 6.7-inch Pro Max version is Apple's counterpart to Samsung's Ultra line, offering maximum features. It costs $1,099.