Miracles happen, and not only bad ones – the first iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, which no one expected before October 23, have already arrived. Apple even had to distribute to those with whom this still has not happened, a warning: do not expect that your order will also be delivered ahead of time. Is this some kind of exercise? This happens every year with every new generation of iPhone, it’s just that this year there are many more such cases. A problem has already been identified (so far only one, and it will not affect you and me), and from the other side of the Pacific Ocean (from where all the iPhone 12 are born) some data that is not intended for our eyes have leaked.
iPhone 12 Unboxing
An unknown number of those who ordered the iPhone 12, as soon as they can be ordered, have already received the ordered. We unpacked it, made sure that there really is no “extra” in the package, and that Apple is touchingly concerned about the environment (it’s nothing that the production of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 emitted into the atmosphere almost twice as much carbon dioxide as in the production of the iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 11?). They filmed the process – but instead of enjoying the purchase, which really works, including in 5G networks, they immediately discovered the problem.
In Dual SIM mode, 5G does not work at all. The smartphone switches to LTE. With one eSIM, everything works as it should. Apple confirmed the problem, advised to use what works (live without Dual SIM?), And promised to fix everything in one of the iOS releases.
This is the first and so far the only problem in new smartphones – but clearly not the last.
Why iPhone 12 Pro is better than iPhone 12
There are six main differences in total: telephoto lens, LiDAR scanner, Apple ProRAW technology, storage capacity up to 512 GB (instead of 256), their screens are slightly brighter (800 cd / m2 instead of 625) and wonderful night mode.
In addition, the iPhone 12 Pro has 6 GB of RAM, while the regular iPhone 12 has 4 GB, but everyone is silent about this.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro sales
It is not known how much the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro were imported to the USA (an unprecedented import of smartphones happened not only there, but there is no data about the rest). Two times more than in the last successful year – at least. iPhone 12 imported more than iPhone 12 Pro. According to rumors, it also doubled. As if knowing in advance that the demand for the iPhone 12 Pro will be higher than for the more affordable “non-Pro”, the list of advantages of the iPhone 12 Pro has been made prohibitively short.
A report by Taiwanese company TF Securities (signed by reputable analyst Ming-Chi Ko) on iPhone 12 shipments and the number of pre-orders placed in the first hours and days appeared surprisingly on time. In the first 24 hours of pre-orders, all over the world where iPhone 12/12 Pro could have been ordered since October 16, between 1.7 million and 2.0 million were ordered. During the first 24 hours of pre-orders for the iPhone 11 of all its models, 500-800 thousand pieces were ordered, and by the standards of our time, when people have noticeably cooled down to smartphones, this was surprisingly a lot. The iPhone 12/12 Pro score is more than twice as good.
This is generally a sensation, although this is not a record for the iPhone. In 2014, 4 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were ordered in the first 24 hours, a record that has been held for six years. Will he be beaten in 2021? Even last Friday, I would have no doubt that this is impossible – now I am no longer sure about it.
Surprisingly, but true: Apple somehow knew that the demand for a new generation of iPhones would be higher than a year ago, and apart from the horrific and unprecedented crunch at Foxconn factories in South China, something unusual was happening on transport routes from the mainland China to the United States, Europe and select countries in Southeast Asia. There are no casualties or destruction. In record time, a record number of smartphones, cases and MagSafe chargers have been produced and delivered at a fast delivery distance to customers. The emergency continues. If there was anything to the liking of those who were eagerly awaiting them, and if the number of pre-orders was an order of magnitude lower than the most pessimistic expectations, Apple would suffer knockout financial damage. They risked desperately.