After a long wait, Apple has officially unveiled the new iPhone 12 range of smartphones, during a live event that was streamed by millions globally.

The smartphone is designed with rounded edges that look similar to the iPad Pro and older iPhone models but boasts 5G cellular connectivity arguably the biggest upgrade to the smartphone.

This allows the device to access Verizons 5G ultrawideband, which is the fastest system in the world with over 4 gigabytes per second.

Apple iPhone 12. Picture: Apple

The iPhone 12 screen also boasts a ceramic glass shield that Apple says is ‘tougher than any smartphone glass’. It is also the traditional 6.1-inch screen but now includes a new Super Retina XDR OLED panel system that produces brighter and more vivid colours, up to 1,200 nits of brightness, and double the resolution than previous iPhone devices.

Along with the iPhone 12, Apple announced three other smartphones including the iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone Pro Max and its all-new iPhone 12 Mini.

Apple also unleashed its fastest camera into the new lineup.

The dual-lens camera system boasts a 12-megapixel ultra-wide and wide lenses, along with a seven-element lens that improves low-light performance by 27 per cent.

Apple iPhone 12. Picture: Apple

The tech giant held its highly anticipated ‘Hi, Speed’ event on Tuesday that showed off the new iPhone 12, along with Apple’s upgraded smart speaker HomePod mini.

As the event took place, people took to social media with their reactions:


12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models in blue, green, black, white, and (PRODUCT)RED starting at $799 and $699, respectively.