A lot of iPhone users are looking to upgrade from their previous phones
Apple announcing four new iPhones has finally started taking pre-orders for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.
A lot of iPhone users are looking to upgrade from their previous phones, while some are content with their version. Considering the hefty price tag on these phones, one might as if it's worth it.
So, weighing in the pros and cons here 5 reasons to buy the new iPhones and 3 reasons not to - so that you do not regret your decision, report the Tomsguide.
iPhone 12: Reasons to Buy
All the iPhones have 5G
Yes, all four iPhone 12 models have extensive 5G support. The company says it's run 5G tests using more than 100 carriers in more than 30 regions, so if there's a flavor of 5G out there, the iPhone 12 likely connects with it.
Better cameras in each iPhone
No matter which iPhone you buy, you're likely to find better cameras than on any previous phone produced by Apple. The main lens on each iPhone 12 model now features an f/1.6 aperture, letting in more light than ever before. The sensor in the iPhone 12 Pro Max and is 47% larger than before, which is a massive improvement in low-light settings.
Apple also upgraded the main cameras on its four phones to use 7-element lenses for improved photo quality with computational photography, Night mode and new Smart HDR feature.
More durable screens
Regardless of the iPhone you opt for, you're getting a handset that features a new Ceramic Shield feature developed by Apple and Corning. When making the displays for the new iPhones, there's now a high-temperature crystallization step that helps nano-ceramic crystals form within the glass. The end result, Apple says, is a much more durable phone.
The A14 arrives
Every new iPhone release brings with it some new Apple silicon, boasting improved performance over last year's model. This year it's the new A14 chip.
The 5-nanometer A14 — the first to use a 5nm process, Apple says — promises 50% improvements in both performance and graphics over other smartphone chips. The neural engine on the chip has also doubled the amount of cores to 16, which should translate to an 80% boost in performance.
Phones in a variety of sizes — and prices
The 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max sports the largest display ever offered on an iPhone. More of a fan of compact phones? The iPhone 12 mini offers a 5.4-inch screen in a form factor that's actually smaller than the iPhone SE. And in between, you have the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, both of which feature 6.1-inch displays.
Along with the different sizes, you have different prices to consider, from the $699 iPhone 12 mini all the way up to the iPhone 12 Pro Max's $1,099 cost.
iPhone 12: Reasons to skip
There's no charger in the iPhone 12 box
The iPhone 12 models won't have a lot of company inside their box. You'll find a USB-C to lightning cable, but no wired headphones or charger like you got with previous Apple phones.
Apple's saying this decision as motivated by environmental concerns. A smaller box means Apple can ship more iPhones at once, reducing the carbon footprint. But this adds to the overall cost of upgrading. if you are a new user.
Don't expect a fast refresh rate
A faster refresh rate means a smoother screen experience but apple seems to have cut back here. All four Samsung Galaxy S20 models offer screens with 120Hz refresh rates and the OnePlus 8 Pro also matches that refresh rate, as does the newly unveiled OnePlus 8T.
5G is still emerging
It's great that the iPhone 12 finally gives Apple a 5G device — four of them, actually. But if you're expecting to fire up your new iPhone and enjoy the 1 Gbps download speed then you will be disappointed.
Super-fast 5G speeds are only available from mmWave-based towers, and those are only available in selected parts of selected cities. mmWave signals are largely outdoors at this point, and to connect, users will have to be in the line of sight of a 5G tower.