These are the iPhones fall prices iPhone 12 presentation: After several weeks of rumors and much speculation, Apple has finally introduced its new model of iPhone in society. This time comes accompanied by 4 well differentiated devices: the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Mini and its pro and Pro Max versions.
The new smartphone from Cupertino, which incorporates as its main novelty the 5G, will open its reservations the next 6 November and will arrive in stores the 13 of that same month.
The price of the iPhone 12 in Spain is as follows: 909 euros, 809 euros, 1.159 euros and 1.259 euros, respectively.
If it seems to escape your pocket, there is good news: from today you can buy the old iPhone for a price that starts from 489 euros.
iPhones fall prices iPhone 12 presentation
What you have to keep in mind is that this price you will see reflected is where the terminal starts, because if you opt for an iPhone with more internal memory capacity, the figure rises.
- IPhone SE price: 489 euros (on Amazon is 477 euros).
- Price iPhone Xr: 589 euros.
- Price iPhone 11: 689 euros.
And that's how iPhone prices stay in Spain with the arrival of the new flagship of the Cupertino company.
As is usual every time a new Apple device arrives, there are iPhone models that stop selling with the arrival of the iPhone 12 and in this case it has taken the turn to the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which no longer appear on the Apple website, but you can buy them on Amazon for 1,027 for the iPhone 11 Pro or 1,137 for the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
iPhones fall prices iPhone 12 presentation
What is this sensor that appears on the side of the new iPhone 12 and why you will only see it on Apple phones for the United States, and not in Europe
Apple announced on Tuesday the new family of iPhone 12. There will be four new devices of the company that, for the first time, will be compatible with 5G connections: iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
However, Arun Mathias, Apple's vice president of wireless technologies and ecosystems, left an unknown on the table when he said: "in the US, we will also have mmWave compatibility."
What About Europe?
In Europe, apparently, not. The phones that were shown at the Apple Special event on Tuesday showed a sensor on one of its sides, which you can see in the opening image of this article.
According to Apple Terminal, a popular media known for filtering Apple company information, this sensor will not appear on the iPhone 12 that are sold outside the United States. It is, indeed, the sensor for the 5G mmWave, or millimeter band frequency.
That the Verizon CEO took several minutes of the Special Event is no accident. Verizon is one of the few operators in the world that is prioritizing the deployment of its 5G network using millimeter band frequencies while deploying its infrastructure in bands below 6GHz —frequencies below 6GHz—.
As explained in Computer today, the millimeter band is a much higher bandwidth that is able to get higher speeds. In contrast, it is a frequency of electromagnetic waves that can do little, for the moment, against obstacles such as walls or doors.
Douglas Benítez is Senior Director of Business Development and CEO of Qualcomm in Spain. Qualcomm is one of the world leaders in the manufacture of mobile chips.
"In Europe, 4G has a frequency of 2.6 GHz. The 5G, on the Old Continent, begins its massive deployment in the 3.5 GHz band. These are spectra below 6 GHz. When we talk about millimeter waves or millimeter spectrum we talk about frequencies from 24 GHz up."
The mmWave is the spectrum, therefore, which groups the frequencies between 24 and 100 GHz, we leave behind the frequency Sub 6.
Apple has announced that its iPhone 12 will be compatible with 5G Sub 6 and yet, when referring to 5G connections with mmWave, the company has only referred to its U.S. terminals.
The possibility for iPhones to guarantee their connectivity to 5G with the developed mmWave solves one of the problems faced by frequencies: congestion. With the mmWave, "the waves are shorter," says Benitez. It guarantees a layer " for very dense areas, such as shopping centers, central areas with a lot of people flow, concert venues...".
"We are pioneers in the development of mmWave," says Benitez, who already lists mobile devices equipped with modem chips compatible with these frequencies. "In the US there is already a massive deployment." The problem is that in Europe not yet.
"What we see is that many brands develop 2 versions of the mobile, and one includes a version with a millimeter wave for certain markets," explains Douglas Benitez. In Europe, these high frequencies have only been explored in countries such as Italy or Finland. "In Spain it has not yet been done."
"The band has been auctioned, but it has not yet been auctioned because the market, for the moment, has not shown interest." "There is no real 5G without millimeter waves. The high speed capacity of 5G with multiple gigabytes per second only comes with the mmWave, " says Qualcomm's expert.
If finally the iPhone 12 outside the US does not include this sensor, it is accepted to conclude that it is because in these markets will not be able to take advantage. In fact, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg had several minutes at the Special Event detailing how they are deploying millimeter-band antennas at various points in the U.S. country.
Douglas Benitez believes that millimeter waves will become a reality in Europe in at most 5 years. He hopes that by then, the Old Continent will have a prolific network of antennas and repeaters with these frequencies. "It's just around the corner, it's the natural evolution of 5G."
On the theory, with millimeter waves can be achieved theoretical speeds of up to 7 gigabytes per second, explains Benitez. Apple's presentation on Tuesday explained that the iPhone 12, "under ideal conditions" , is able to reach 3,5 GBs per second via 5G Sub 6, and up to 4 GB per second via 5G with mmWave.
The problem is that these frequencies weaken your networks in places with obstacles, so they are ideal for shopping centers, football stadiums or airports. Even for Industry 4.0. A connected industrial sector could make much better use of the potential of 5G with millimeter waves, recognizes Benitez.
Another use case that puts Qualcomm expert in Spain is a kind of wireless fiber: there are experiences where in areas where fiber does not reach, operators are opting for this technology.
Instead of raising the fiber cable up the facade, we have to 'lower' it. An mmWave antenna is installed on the roof of the building and an internet cable is taken out to the home router: the speeds will be fiber optic. "It's a much faster, much easier and much less costly deployment for countries and areas where there is no fiber."