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Apple’s October 13, 2020 Keynote: By the Numbers

As usual, Apple sprinkled facts, figures, and statistics throughout the keynote today. Here are highlights of some of those metrics from the event, which was held online from the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.

HomePod mini

  • The HomePod mini is just 3.3 inches tall, 3.8 inches wide, and weighs .76 pounds (345 grams)
  • The mini analyzes your music to adjust playback dynamics 180 times/second
  • The tiny smart speaker features 360-degree sound using a custom acoustic waveguide
  • HomePod mini uses 99% recycled rare earth elements
  • The neodymium magnet in the speaker driver is made of 100% rare earth elements
  • The mesh fabric of the mini is made of 90% recycled plastic

iPhone 12 Family of Smartphones

The A14 Bionic

  • The new iPhone 12 lineup is powered by the A14 Bionic and features 5G wireless connectivity
  • The A14 Bionic’s CPU and GPU are built on a 5 nanometer process and are up to 50% faster than competing smartphone chips
  • The A14 also features a 16-core Neural Engine that increases its performance 80% over the previous generation so it can process up to 11 trillion operations per second

Weight and Storage

  • The mini weighs 4.76 ounces (135 grams) and the 12, 5.78 ounces (164 grams)
  • The iPhone 12 Pro weighs 6.66 ounces (189 grams) and the Pro Max, 8.06 ounces (228 grams)
  • The iPhone 12 and 12 mini come in 64, 128, and 256GB models
  • The Pros are available with 128, 256, and 512GB of storage

The iPhone 12 Screens

  • The iPhone 12 mini has a 5.4” screen, the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro, 6.1” screens, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max a 6.7” screen
  • The new iPhones’ screens use a Ceramic Shield front cover that performs up to 4x better when dropped
  • The iPhone 12 family all have a 2 million to 1 contrast ratio and a water resistance rating of IP68 meaning it can withstand submersion for up to 30 minutes in 6 meters of water
  • Screen resolution and density:
    • iPhone 12 mini: 2340‑by‑1080-pixel resolution at 476 ppi
    • iPhone 12: 2532‑by‑1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi
    • iPhone 12 Pro: 2532‑by‑1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi
    • iPhone 12 Pro Max: 2778‑by‑1284-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
  • The iPhone 12 Pro Max has nearly 3.5 million pixels
  • Screen brightness
    • iPhone 12 and 12 mini: 625 nits max brightness in typical conditions; 1200 nits max brightness when playing HDR video
    • iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max: 800 nits max brightness in typical conditions; 1200 nits max brightness when playing HDR video


  • All models feature a 12MP dual camera system but the Pros add a telephoto lens
  • The iPhone 12 and 12 mini feature a Wide camera lens with an ƒ/1.6 aperture and a 5-element lens
  • The iPhone Pro has a Wide angle camera with an ƒ/1.6 aperture and 7-element lens and a 47% larger sensor with 1.7μm pixels, which means an 87% increase in performance
  • The iPhone 12 and 12 mini camera system supports 2x optical zoom out and up to 5x digital zoom
  • The iPhone 12 Pro has a 2x optical zoom in and 2x optical zoom out for a total 4x optical zoom range and a digital zoom of up to 10x
  • On the Pro Max the optical zoom in is 2.5x, optical zoom out is 2x for a total optical zoom range of 5x. The Pro Max has a digital zoom of up to 12x
  • The iPhone 12 and 12 mini’s Ultra-Wide camera features a 7-element lens with a 120-degree field of view and an ƒ/2.4 aperture providing 27% more light for the camera’s sensor, resulting in better low-light photos
  • The Pro and Pro Max feature a Telephoto camera with an ƒ/2.0 aperture on the iPhone 12 Pro and an ƒ/2.2 aperture on the iPhone 12 Pro Max and has a 65mm focal length
  • The LiDAR scanner in the Pro models improve autofocus 6x in low light conditions
  • The TrueDepth camera on the iPhone 12 and 12 mini has a 12MP sensor with an ƒ/2.2 aperture and can take HDR video with Dolby Vision at up to 30 fps while 4K video is available in 24, 30, and 60 fps, 1080p at 30 and 60 fps, and 1080p slow-mo video at 120 fps
  • iPhone 12 and 12 mini video specs:
    • HDR video with Dolby Vision can be recorded at up to 30 fps
    • 4K video can be recorded at 24, 30, and 60 fps
    • 1080p HD video can be recorded at 30 and 60 fps
    • 720p video can be recorded at 30 fps
    • Video supports 2x optical and 5x digital zoom
    • Slo-mo video is available at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • The iPhone 12 Pro models offer the same video capabilities except HDR video with Dolby Vision is available at up to 60 fps
  • With a Pro model iPhone you can take 8MP photos while recording 4K video

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