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New iPhone 12 Series - worth the upgrade?

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Every year, Apple releases a phone that takes the world by storm and 2020 is no exception. With the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro already on sale in the UK since 23rd October 2020, the more affordable iPhone 12 Mini and deluxe iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available to pre-order from November 6th and landing on shelves on November 13th 2020.

It’s been hard to miss the buzz of excitement circulating about the new features and technological advancements. So, what does the new iPhone 12 range have to offer, and are the latest cellphones really any better than previous models in the Apple legacy? Is it worth splashing out, or are you better off with an older device? New phones can feel confusing, so let us take you through what’s changed, what hasn’t, and how it compares. 

What’s new with the latest iPhone 12 series?  

One of the most anticipated features is the use of 5G technology for a faster internet connection that will make streaming easier than ever. Controversial though 5G has been, the UK has been busy updating its networks to get ready for these next-level devices, which will switch back to 4G where network coverage demands.

The new iPhone 12s use an A14 Bionic chip, which happens to be the fastest chip in a smartphone to date. Prepare for quick loading, processors that are able to hold their own, and a system that remains perfectly balanced. 

At 6.1 inch, think of the iPhone 12 as a successor to the iPhone 11, while the iPhone 12 Mini comes in at a petite 4.4-inches to be the smallest iPhone Apple has released since the iPhone SE of 2016. The two phones are technically identical apart from battery and screen size. 

The top notch iPhone 12 Pro Max camera has night mode on every setting so that you can capture more of the moments you love with the people you care about the most. It is a dual 12MP camera system that uses both wide and ultra-wide lenses. Capturing HDR images and 4K video, to add definition to every shot.  

It should be noted that while both the standard iPhone 12 and the iPhone Mini feature 2x optical zoom, the premium models of iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max double that for the kind of quality photographs most amateur photographers only dream of. 

The screen uses the super retina XDR Display, and the design is much like the X and 11 - with that signature edge to edge display that looks particularly good in a spacious case. This latest range also benefits from the new ceramic shield which offers four times more protection when dropped - as well as being water resistant in 6 metres of water for 30 minutes (an improvement on previous models).

Another fresh element to the new iPhones is that they contain hidden magnets on the back of the smartphone so that wireless charging accessories and other items can magnetically "snap" on to your phone. Just as with the earlier phone models that use wireless charging, there's no need to remove your Tovi Sorga leather case to recharge your battery, as the charging works seamlessly through the protective leather and micro-suction support.

Finally, from a sustainability perspective, we're delighted to note that the new iPhones no longer include charging cables or headphones in the packaging. Reckoning that most users already own plenty of these, Apple's taking a tiny step towards a more sustainable upgrade process, taking a leaf out of the book of challenger innovators like Fairphone, who aim to make all their parts interchangeable so you never need a full upgrade at all.

What’s the same with the iPhone 12 collection? 

The 12s include all the standard Apple features, such as FaceTime, with the only difference being that you will benefit from a faster connection, as a CPU that loads quickly.

Battery life remains at around a similar standard to recent models launched since the iPhone 8 and beyond. Expect to enjoy 17 hours of video playback, which is definitely respectable though not quite as exceptional as some Android models. However, you should still find that it lasts you the entire day without issue, and you benefit from all the novelty features the new iPhone 12s have to offer. 

Choosing the right case for the new iPhone 12 series 

If you're excited to upgrade and are looking to choose your next sustainable leather cover from our beautiful new phone case collection, bear in mind that the new iPhone 12s also come in a super fun range of new colour ways. 

At Tovi Sorga we're a little bit in love with the fresh mint green available for the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Mini, which also come in blue, black, white, and a much talked about and rather awesome tomato red phone. 

For a more classic look, choose the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, which are available in gold, silver, graphite and a sophisticated 'Pacific Blue'.

Our statement covers all come with colourful suede linings - from bright fuchsia pink or royal blue to distressed gold and classic black - giving you plenty of scope to match, complement or provide an on-trend statement clash with your new iPhone choice. 

The iPhone 12 series is sure to be a hit as it reaches the shelves this Autumn/Winter just in time for seasonal gifting. As usual, Apple have found genuine ways to innovate on previous models, not to mention providing you with a fresh look with the five snazzy new colours you get to choose from. 

If you're planning on treating your loved ones to a new cover over the seasonal gifting period, don't forget all Tovi Sorga luxury sustainable leather cases can be personalised with their name or a special message to add that star touch.

Shop our stylish and 95% biodegradable covers for the iPhone 12 Series here.