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iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max are amazing, with caveats


Get the Phone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini with no extra wait.
That's quite the size discrepancy.
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The first reviews of the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini make both of them sound like winners. However, the two devices — which occupy opposite ends of the size spectrum — also elicit some caveats.

Many of the comments sound the same as earlier first impressions of the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro. But some unique observations apply specifically to Apple’s very large and very small handsets.

Here’s what the early reviewers made of the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini.

HomePod mini sells out but you can still get iPhone 12 mini and Pro Max


Get the Phone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini with no extra wait.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max is just too big to be comfortable.
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Good news, procrastinators — Apple still has stock of iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini eight hours after they went up for preorder Friday. Preorders placed now will still arrive on the first day of availability.

But that’s not true of the HomePod mini. This small smart speaker can no longer be preordered for delivery on its launch date.

iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max, HomePod mini are available for preorder now [Update]


Preorders start for HomePod mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini on November 6.
The wait is almost over for HomePod mini, along with iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini.
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Update: The iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and HomePod mini are all available for preorder now. The iPhone models will start delivery on November 13, while the HomePod mini will ship November 16.

More than the largest and smallest iPhone 12 models can be preordered Friday. The HomePod mini will be available to preorder that same day, too.

All three devices will go up at the same time, Nov. 6 at 8 am EST.

It’s decision time, America!


iPhone 12 mini versus iPhone 12 Pro Max: One of 2020's toughest decisions.
One of 2020's toughest decisions.
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Like many other Americans, I face a momentous decision this week. A choice between two polar opposites, each with hard-core backers who say you’re stone-cold crazy if you don’t go with their pick.

I’m talking about, of course, one of the most pressing decisions of 2020: iPhone 12 mini or iPhone 12 Pro Max. They’re the most exciting iPhones in this year’s lineup, for very different reasons.

iPhone 12 sees strong start with twice as many preorders as iPhone 11


iPhone 12 Pro in Pacific blue
Up to 2 million preorders during the first 24 hours alone.
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iPhone 12 has seen twice as many preorders as last year’s iPhone 11, while iPhone 12 Pro is proving more popular than iPhone 11 Pro, according to new estimates from reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple’s newest smartphone lineup — the first with 5G connectivity — is thought to have attracted between 1.7 million and 2 million orders during the first 24 hours of availability.

With iPhone 12, Apple finally ditches its outdated ‘S’ naming. I couldn’t be happier.


iPhone 12: Say
No sign of an iPhone 11s in sight.
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There was something big missing from Tuesday’s iPhone 12 event. And, no, I’m not talking about AirTags, AirPods Studio, a new Apple TV, Apple Silicon Macs or live attendees.

The thing that went missing was an “S” at the end of the new iPhones’ names. The demise of the naming convention to indicate alternate-year iPhones marked the end of an era. And it’s totally a good thing.

iPhone 12 Pro dazzles with new design, 5G, improved cameras


iPhone 12 Pro in Pacific blue
iPhone 12 Pro is "the photographer's iPhone."
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The wait for iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max is over. During its big “Hi, Speed” keynote on Tuesday, Apple showcased its latest flagships with a dazzling new design inspired by iPad Pro, super-fast 5G connectivity, and the latest A14 Bionic chipset.

The lineup also brings new color options, improved cameras, and MagSafe — but not as you know it. You can preorder yours this Friday, October 16, before the new handsets make their official debut one week later on October 23.

Spoiler alert: Last-minute leaks show iPhone 12, HomePod mini


How to watch the Oct. 13 iPhone 12 event almost anywhere
Apple's iPhone 12 event promises to be packed full of goodies.
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Want to get an advance glimpse of just about everything Apple plans to show off today at its “Hi, Speed” event? Thanks to leaker Evan Blass, now you can!

Blogger and phone leaker Blass posted images of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro variants in all available colors, alongside the new HomePod mini in both Space Gray and White options. Check them out below.

Report claims only a single iPhone 12 variant will offer fastest 5G


iPhone 12 might mix iPhone 11 and iPad Pro designs
And only in select markets.
Concept: Ben Geskin

Those who plan to upgrade to iPhone 12 for its 5G connectivity may need to be careful about which variant they choose this fall. A new report claims only one will offer the fastest 5G technology.

While all iPhone 12 units are said to feature Sub-6 5G capabilities, one source claims you’ll need to opt for the largest, most expensive model to also enjoy faster mmWave 5G.

Supposed iPhone 12 Pro glass panel makes way for new LiDAR Scanner


We might know exactly where the iPhone 12 Pro lidar sensor will sit.
We might know exactly where the iPhone 12 Pro lidar sensor will sit.
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A new glass panel, supposedly destined for iPhone 12 Pro, might reveal the location of the handset’s new LiDAR Scanner.

In the image, shared Tuesday on Twitter by leaker Mr·white, an additional hole appears alongside the three camera cutouts in the top corner of the panel. Unlike all the other holes, which are left wide open, this one has a dark covering like that on the 2020 iPad Pro.

New leak confirms some of the most exciting iPhone 12 specs


iPhone 12 models
If a new leak is correct, many of the iPhone 12 images circulating for months are correct.
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New images and video of a prototype iPhone 12 Pro Max allegedly fell into the hands of frequent Apple leaker Jon Prosser. This allows him to reveal that Apple’s next handset will have thinner bezels — but the notch isn’t shrinking.

He also served up details Tuesday on the upcoming iPhone’s camera that add weight to numerous earlier leaks. That includes a higher video recording rate, a Lidar sensor and more.

iPhone 12 Pro Max looks absolutely gigantic in new mockups


iPhone 12 Pro Max Is the largest of four 3D mockups
Which of this year's iPhones do you have your eyes on?
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3D printed mockups of all four 2020 iPhone models might surprise some people. Especially the relative sizes.

Word of the first 6.7-inch iPhone first leaked out long ago, and plenty of additional details have since come to light. But even those who fully believe that Apple is prepping a super-size iPhone 12 Pro Max might not realize just how big it’ll be. Especially when compared to the 5.4-inch model the company is also supposedly working on.

Apple leaker reveals price and storage options for iPhone 12 and 12 Pro handsets


Are you excited about this year's iPhone refresh?
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Apple leaker Jon Prosser shared new details — including the alleged price and storage options — for the 2020 iPhone 12 refresh in a new video Monday.

Prosser said Apple will offer a pair of regular iPhone 12 handsets and another pair of iPhone 12 Pro devices. Each line will sport two screen size options — although the iPhone 12 Max will be the same size as the iPhone 12 Pro regular, while the 12 Pro Max will be biggest of all.

But you’d better be ready to shell out for the most expensive option!

Newest iPhone 12 rumor hints at 4 new models, including ’12 mini’


An iPhone 12 for everyone?
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The newest iPhone 12 rumor claims Apple will introduce four brand-new handsets this fall, including a compact “iPhone 12 mini.”

The smallest model could be different to the rumored iPhone SE 2, but not much bigger in size. It is expected to pack Apple’s latest technology — just like its larger siblings — inside the same design.

Apple still on track to deliver complete 5G iPhone lineup in 2020


iPhone 11 continues to shine while iPhone 11 Pro Max sales flatten out
Don't believe the scaremongers.
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Apple’s 5G iPhone lineup is still on track for a fall 2020 release, according to one reliable analyst.

A recent report suggested faster wwWave handsets, which are expected to succeed iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, may not arrive until early 2021. But those claims appear to be inaccurate.

iPhone 12 Pro with faster 5G may not arrive until 2021, analysts warn


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An iPhone with mmWave 5G could be more than a year away.
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Apple is expected to introduce its first iPhones with 5G later this year. But if you want an iPhone 12 Pro with the fastest possible 5G speeds, you could be waiting until 2021.

A new report claims that mmWave 5G, which is up to ten times faster than LTE, probably won’t make its way to iPhone this year. That means a successor to iPhone 11 with an LCD screen could be the only model available this fall.

Apple prepping separate 4G and 5G iPhone models for next year


Possible iPhone 2020 mockup
5G iPhone buyers will apparently have plenty to choose from in 2020, and the same goes for those content with 4G.
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Apple could release a half-dozen iPhone models next year. An industry analyst laid out new predictions for the 2020 iPhone lineup, saying some models will bring the latest 5G cellular technology. Other models will stick with slower 4G networking.

Apparently, people not interested in 5G won’t need to pay extra for it. And some top-tier models supposedly will include rear-facing 3D scanners for augmented reality.

iPhone 12 lineup could bring more compact 5.4-inch model


iPhone 12 might mix iPhone 11 and iPad Pro designs
Big changes are predicted for the 2020 iPhone lineup.
Photo: Ben Geskin

Apple’s next-generation iPhone 12 lineup could introduce a more compact 5.4-inch model, according to a new report.

The handset could be a Pro model, despite its smaller size, with a high-end OLED display supplied by Samsung. And it could replace the 5.8-inch option we’re already familiar with.

The high-end iPhone 12 Pro Max, on the other hand, could get even larger with a 6.7-inch display.