iPhone 12: Advantages Disadvantages
Apple Special Events

Apple iPhone 12 Cons, Features, Price and Specs

As a tradition, Apple Inc. releases new iPhone models every single year and would always claim it as an under-the-hood revolution before its coming out. Is 2020 Apple Special Event be hype or a result of a new shinning flagship phone? Before coming to a conclusion, let's see a rundown of new iPhones, such as disadvantages and advantages of iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

iPhone 12 NEWS: 4 new iPhones - iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro Max might be announced in October, 2020. The new models have 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch OLED displays and run faster with A14 processor and iOS 14. iPhone 12 Pro Max is a "Plus" version with Super Retina XDR OLED screen up to 6.7 inches and triple-lens 3D camera. iPhone 12 is a "lower-end" iPhone featuring 5.4-inch OLED screen and available in various colors, including purple and green.

Top iPhone 12/12 Pro/Pro Max News

iPhone 12 Specifications [daily updated]
True? iPhone 12 Starts at $649
iPhone 12 vs iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 12 Max vs iPhone 12 Pro Max
Parameter iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 Max iPhone 12 Pro Max

Liquid Retina HD 5.4” OLED display, scratch-resistant glass, water resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins), finishes: purple, yellow, green, black, white, and red.

Super Retina XDR 6.1” OLED display; Scratch-resistant glass, water resistant (up to 4m for 30 mins), finishes: midnight green, silver, space gray, gold.

Super Retina XDR 6.1” OLED display, Scratch-resistant glass, water resistant (up to 4m for 30 mins), finishes: midnight green, silver, space gray, gold.

Super Retina XDR 6.7" OLED display; splash, water resistant(maximum depth of 1 meter up to 30 minutes); 6 finishes: black, white, blue, yellow, red, and coral.

Size 5.4-inch 6.1-inch 6.1-inch 6.7-inch
OS iOS 14 iOS 14 iOS 14 iOS 14
Processor A14 A14 A14 A14
Capacity 64/128/256GB 128GB+ 128GB+ 128GB+
Camera Dual camera, 12-MP wide, 12-MP ultra wide 12-MP wide, 12-MP ultra wide, 12-MP telephone 12-MP wide, 12-MP ultra wide, 12-MP telephone triple-lens 3D camera, 12MP Wide camera
Battery 1 hour longer than iPhone 11 4 hour longer than iPhone 11 Pro 5 hours longer than iPhone 11 1 hour longer than iPhone 11 Pro Max
Cons and Demerits of iPhone 12/Pro/Max and iPhone 11 Pro Max
Battery Still Poor

Many android phones support up to 4000 mAh battery, like Samsung Galaxy S20, Huawei P20 Pro, to name a few. It's disappointing that there's still no significant boost on iPhone 12/12 Pro/Pro Max battery life. You'd better prepare a power bank for your iPhone 12 if you need a long trip.

UPDATE 1 Day ago
No appealing design

The new iPhone seems to have no ideas. Every year, we see faster processor, new iOS, improved battery, and better camera. But we don't see no exciting new features.


iPhone 12 starts at $649, while iPhone 12 Pro, Max and Pro Max are priced at $999 or above. True, components now are replaced by advanced versions, such as A14 processor, 5G support plus other fresh designs. But, hey, the price tag is high!

iPhone 12's Demerits in File Transfer

Connect your iPhone 12 to computer via a USB cable, and you can transfer files between them freely? Time to wake up. iOS, be it earlier version or new iOS, doesn't allow users to access iPhone files on PC/Mac directly, let alone file sharing. This is, as always, a big disadvantage of iPhone (12/12 Pro/Pro Max) to be reckoned with.

iTunes and iCloud are designed for iOS data transferring, however coming with various defects. iTunes is dead now. Let's name a few here. iTunes, covering media playback, digital store and iOS devices management, turns out to be a complicated app, running slow on computers and strictly limiting video audio format to MP3/MP4. Relying on internet connection, iCloud works slowly too when syncing files, especially large ones. Worse still, only 5GB free storage is available, which is far from enough for media backup. Upgrade is allowed at a price.

Luckily, there's an easy-to-use and professional iPhone 12 file manager!
- All-in-one Multimedia File Manager for iPhone (12)/iPad
 Other Mobiles Compared to iPhone 12 

6.2-inch curved screen of Galaxy S20 makes this Samsung flagship look much different. Expandable storage up to 1TB (a microSD slot for expansion) is available for Galaxy S20 plus internal 128GB storage, while fixed capacities are applied to iPhone. Following traditional models, Galaxy S20 uses Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 processor, and iPhone 12 employs Apple A14 chip. Plus, running on latest Android 10 and iOS 14, Galaxy S20 and iPhone 12 can deliver faster speed and greater performance. However, fingerprint reader on Galaxy S20 wrecks experience when unlocking screen.

iPhone 12 vs. Motorola Moto E6s

Motorola Moto E6s another popular Android smartphone released in 2019. It features a 6.1-inch size screen with a resolution. Motorola Moto E6s allows expanding memory via microSD on the basis of internal 64GB. As for performance, it seemingly can't keep pace with iPhone 12 for its less powerful chipset MediaTek Helio. It can be upgraded to 10 to deliver a faster running speed. The actual problem is on fingerprint sensor. Not working problem bothers many users.

iPhone 12 vs. Sony Xperia 1

Compared with Sony Xperia 1 released in June 2019, iPhone 12 with all-screen OLED display along with all iOS 14 new powerful features. Sony Xperia 1 has 4K HDR OLED screen, a great camera (12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP, super wide-angle) and a long battery life. We do expect Apple would improve iPhone 12 batter life. On the other hand, Sony Xperia 1 has price advantage.

Other Highlights in Apple Special Events
iOS 14 is Here, available to free download
From apple.com Sept 16, 2020 iOS 14

iOS 14 brings a fresh look to the things you do most often, making them easier than ever. Learn More >

Everything we know about Apple's upcoming 2020 iPhones
From macrumors Sept 16, 2019 iPhone 12

Apple will unveil new iPhones, and this roundup features all of the rumors that we've heard about the upcoming devices so far. Learn more >

Apple Is NOT Going to launch its flagship iPhone 8
From thesun.co.uk Sept 4, 2017 iPhone 8

Apple is NOT going to launch its flagship iPhone 8 on September 12 if the latest tech industry rumour is true. It may not be called the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, but the iPhone Edition or perhaps the iPhone X, which is also a high-end gadget. Learn more >

Apple Unveiled New macOS High Sierra on WWDC 2017
From Apple Inc. Jul 7,2017 macOS

Apple announced the 2nd iteration of macOS - macOS High Sierra (also macOS 10.13), which uses new technologies and adds support for HEVC (H.265), the successor to H.264. Also it lets developers create interactive virtual reality (VR) experiences on Mac for the first time. What's more, it also refines the features and apps you use every day. Learn more >

Look Into All Big Announcements on Apple Special Event WWDC 2017
From MacRumors Jun 8,2017 WWDC

Wonder what Apple announced on WWDC 2017? Aside from iOS 11, Apple unveiled an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, watchOS 4, and some new Macs, MacBook Pros and MacBooks. It also updated its Mac operating system (macOS High Sierra) by focusing on core technologies like VR. A new speaker device HomePod is set to be released in December 2017. Learn more >

Frequently Asked Questions about Apple iPhone 12
Q:I'm a noob to mobile jailbreak. Anyone knows how to jailbreak iPhone 12/iOS 14?

Many iPhone 12 holders want to throw the phone against the wall, but are fairly new to the job. Getting reliable resource for iPhone 12/iOS 14 jailbreak status and tweaks is quite essential...

Q:Why my iPhone 12 runs quite slow these days? And how do I speed it up?

No one has patience with a sluggish iPhone 12. But since the cause of iPhone 11 running slow may vary from situations, the troubleshooting tricks also differ from reasons...

Q:[Help] What to do when my iPhone 12 won't charge to 100% full?

When you come across your iPhone 12 battery cannot be charged or is not charging to 100%, you can check out the cable and charger, clean the charging port, or do some other resettings...

Q:What should I do when iTunes does not recognize my iPhone 12?

To fix the error of iTunes not detecting iPhone 12, you should try several simple and quick methods shown in the post in descending order, until the iPhone 12 is connected with iTunes normally...

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Smartphones now are taken as the main force of modern entertainment to enjoy movies, music and e-books. Compared to Android, iOS is much fussier and more strict with media formats & file transferring.

All-in-one Solutions:

It's quite common to bump into uncertain problems when using iPhone 12/12 Pro/Pro Max, some of which can be fixed immediately after rebooting, while some need to be tackled by taking a series of workarounds or even an overall repair.

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