First Impressions From New iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Owners

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It’s already Friday, October 23, in Australia and New Zealand, which means some customers who purchased an iPhone 12 or 12 Pro already have their new devices in hand. We’ve seen dozens of reviews of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro from media sites, but now first impressions from regular Apple customers are available.

Image via MacRumors reader Boardiesboi

New ‌iPhone 12‌ and 12 Pro owners are sharing their opinions of the device on the MacRumors forums, and for those awaiting their own new iPhone or considering making a purchase, impressions from average consumers provide useful insight.

MacRumors reader Boardiesboi shared several photos and says that the lighter weight of the 12 Pro is immediately noticeable coming from an iPhone 11 Pro Max. The color of the Pacific Blue ‌iPhone‌ is described as “beautiful,” and Boardiesboi found the squared-off edges make the ‌iPhone‌ “nice to hold” and “less slippery.”

Image via MacRumors reader Boardiesboi

A Redditor who got the new Pro also in Pacific Blue said that he’s glad he didn’t chose the mini because the squared off shape makes the ‌iPhone 12‌ more compact. He also said the shiny edges of the ‌iPhone‌ attract a lot of fingerprints.

Twitter user Kewal said the new iPhone 12 Pro feels lighter than the iPhone XS and appears to have a warmer display tint.


Some other insights from new ‌iPhone 12‌ and 12 owners:

  • Hard to tell the difference between photos taken with 12 Pro and 11 Pro Max
  • MagSafe magnet is “quite strong” but case doesn’t “magically attach” like demoed at Apple Event.
  • ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ has a warmer display than ‌iPhone 11 Pro Max‌
  • Bezels appear thinner
  • Face ID speed is the same
  • New iPhones come with iOS 14.1 installed

Have a new ‌iPhone 12‌ or 12 Pro? Let us know your thoughts and we’ll add it to our first impressions article.

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