The iPhone 12 Pro has the classic new design and powerful A14 chip of the iPhone 12, but a superior camera and AR tech make this the smart choice. Here’s all you need to know about Apple’s premium 5G handset.
When was the iPhone 12 Pro released?
The iPhone 12 Pro was released in Ireland at the end of October 2020. The iPhone 12 Pro Max went on sale on the 11th November 2020.
What are the iPhone 12 Pro key features?
Apple’s new iPhone 12 Pro makes a bold design statement and delivers on innovative features, including:
- Classic, flat-edged design: beside the premium feel, the sturdy stainless steel build with a ‘Ceramic Shield’ glass back and screen will make your handset 4x more drop resistant.
- Powerful A14 Bionic chip: makes multi-tasking a walk in the park. Stream video, game & work on-the-go without a hitch. The A14 boosts battery life by 30% meaning all-day action.
- Ultra-wide, triple camera with enhanced night mode: two 12MP lenses and a telephoto lens let you get up close & personal. Night mode portraits & Smart HDR 3 ensure stunning photos 24-7.
- LiDAR scanner & Time of Flight sensor: this tech breaks new ground for handheld augmented reality. Lasers create 3D depth maps and motion sensor data improves AR gaming, apps & low light photography.
- Super Retina XDR display: the high-end OLED display delivers stunning picture quality with vibrant, pop-out colour & ultra-wide viewing angles.
- Ultra-fast 5G downloads: for hi-speed streaming and gaming. Instant, reliable connectivity means downloading a movie in seconds and game-changing real-time action.
You also get:
- iOS 14 with new app library
- 4x optical zoom & 10x digital zoom
- Dolby vision 4k video
- 17 hours video playback and 65 hours music play
- 128GB, 256GB or 512GB
- MagSafe wireless charging
- USB-C to Lightning cable
What colours does the iPhone 12 Pro come in?
There are four luxurious colours to choose from:
- Pacific Blue
How much is the iPhone 12 Pro?
You can pre-order the iPhone 12 Pro handset from €1,159.80 from the Apple website. The actual iPhone Pro price varies depending on the memory size you choose:
- €1,159.80 for the 128GB
- €1,277.85 for the 256GB
- €1,504.10 for the 512GB
What’s in the iPhone 12 Pro box?
Apple has decided not to include a power adaptor or EarPods with the iPhone 12 series as part of its Zero Waste Programme to eliminate waste.
This means you’ll only get the iPhone 12 Pro handset and the lightning to USB-C cable in the box.
iPhone 12 Pro FAQs
Can I wirelessly charge the iPhone 12 Pro?
Yes, it has Qi and MagSafe wireless charging up to 15w, but you will have to purchase a wireless charger.
Does the iPhone 12 Pro come with a charger in the box?
A USB-C to Lightning cable is provided but you will have to purchase a USB-C power adapter separately because they are no longer supplied in the box.
Does the iPhone 12 Pro come with free AirPods?
No, you will need to use your existing headphones or purchase some new ones. Most wireless headphones or earbuds will be compatible.
Does the iPhone 12 Pro have Touch ID?
No, despite rumours it would return for the iPhone 12 series, Apple has made enhancements to their Face ID technology instead.
How long does it take to charge the iPhone 12 Pro?
The iPhone 12 Pro is fast-charge capable and will gain up to 50% charge in 30 minutes with a 20w adapter. Wireless charging will be slower.
How much does iPhone 12 Pro mobile insurance cost?
Is the iPhone 12 Pro waterproof?
The iPhone 12 series has the IP68 standard and is dustproof and water-resistant to a depth of 6 metres for 30 minutes.
What other iPhone 12 models are on offer?
There are three other models available in the iPhone 12 series. You can compare the different features on our iPhone 12 page.
What about the iPhone Pro Max?
The big difference between the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max is the size. It comes with a whopping 6.7” display, the largest Apple has ever released.
As you’d expect from the elite model, it packs extra power too, with outstanding camera functionality and extended audio and video playback time.
However, the iPhone 12 Pro Max price reflects the enhanced features and it costs between €1,258.20 and €1,602.50 depending on the storage size you choose.
iPhone 12 Pro versus iPhone 12 Pro Max
See how the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone Pro max compare:
|Model||Size||Optical zoom||Digital zoom||Music Playback||Video Playback||Video stream|
|iPhone 12 Pro||6.1”||4x||10x||65 hrs||17 hrs||11 hrs|
|iPhone 12 Pro Max||6.7”||5x||12x||80 hrs||20 hrs||12 hrs|
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