Have phones got too expensive? How the new iPhone 12 Pro Max will set you back $2,369 thanks to super-fast 5G and a 12 megapixel camera - but it doesn't come with headphones or a even charger
手机是不是变得太贵了？多亏了超快的5G和1200万像素的摄像头，新的iPhone 12 Pro Max将如何花你2369美元-但它没有耳机或均匀的充电器。
Apple has announced its new range of extravagant iPhones costing up to $2,369 - but this series will have core components missing from the box.
The tech giant is releasing four models of its latestiPhone 12 device to hit shelves in coming weeks, with prices starting at $1,199 for the iPhone 12 mini and ranging up to $2,369 for the largest iPhone 12 Pro Max.
这家科技巨头将在未来几周发布四款最新的iPhone 12设备，将在未来几周上架，iPhone 12 Mini的起价为1199美元，最大的iPhone 12 Pro Max的价格最高可达2369美元。
The smartphones are designed with rounded-square edges that look similar to the iPad Pro and boast 5G cellular connectivity - the biggest feature upgrade.
While traditionally included in the package, wall chargers and Lightning EarPods have been shed from iPhone 12 bundles as Apple claims it wants to be eco-friendly by reducing production and the size of packaging.
But the missing accessories and even the hefty cost is unlikely to deter the most committed iPhone buyers, who often queue overnight to get their hands on new models.
New survey findings from WhistleOut, Australia’s phone and internet comparison site, has revealed iPhone fans are willing to pay more for their handsets than other customers and the majority plan to buy the gadgets outright.
Out of the 600 Australians questioned, more than 55 per cent are interested in buying an iPhone 12 and 69 per cent of those people intend to snatch one up in the next few weeks.
But half of Australians say upwards of $1,000 is too much to pay for a new phone, but the figure drops to 35 per cent for those interested in buying an iPhone 12.
For the pricey models, one-in-three people interested in buying an iPhone 12 are happy to pay up to $2,000 for a new handset.
The data also found 75 per cent ofpeople are being more conservative with their money due to the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
WhistleOut spokesperson Kenny McGilvary said the findings indicate a trend towards Australians purchasing phones outright.
'We have seen a marked decrease in people looking to find phones on contract plans, which is how Australians have typically bought flagship devices,' he said.
'The survey results confirm the trend for Australians now preferring to buy handsets outright rather than on contracts, but price doesn’t appear to be such a strong factor for those Australians who want an iPhone 12.'
The addition of 5G capabilities to the iPhone is set to improve download and upload speeds, provide higher quality video streaming, more responsive gaming and high-definition FaceTime - along with other enhanced features.
Telstra currently dominates 5G coverage, reaching 40 per cent of the population, followed by Optus which has the network available in all capital cities except Darwin and Hobart.
Vodafone 5G roll outs began in March with plans tospan 650 sites, with more towers set to be announced as construction progresses.
The iPhone 12 also includes a ceramic shield that the firm says is 'tougher than any smartphone glass.'
The new addition is 'virtually impervious to heat and electricity' and makes it more resistant if dropped.
The tech giant also unleashed its fastest camera into the new lineup.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in five aluminium finishes, including blue, green, black, white, and red, while Pro models come in Silver, Gold, Graphite and 'Pacific Blue'.
The dual-lens camera system boasts a 12-megapixel ultra-wide and wide lenses, along with a seven-element lens that improves low-light performance by 27 percent.
iPhone 12 has the traditional 6.1-inch screen but now includes a new Super Retina XDR OLED panels that produce brighter and more vivid colours, up to 1,200 units of brightness, and double the resolution than previous iPhone devices.
IPhone12有传统的6.1英寸屏幕，但现在包括新的Super Retina XDR OLED面板，可以产生更明亮、更鲜艳的颜色，高达1200个单位的亮度，分辨率是以前iPhone设备的两倍。
Both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini feature an all-screen Super Retina XDR display that delivers a 2 million-to-1 contrast ratio for true blacks, as well as an immersive HDR viewing experience for high-definition video, photos with more detail, - the technology provides nearly twice the peak brightness of iPhone 11.
IPhone 12和iPhone 12 mini都具有全屏幕Super Retina XDR显示屏，为真正的黑色提供200万：1的对比度，以及身临其境的HDR查看体验，可观看高清视频、更详细的照片-该技术提供的峰值亮度几乎是iPhone 11的两倍。
The makeover is 11 percent thinner than previous models, along with being 15 percent smaller and 16 percent lighter than the iPhone 11.
iPhone 12 models also introduce MagSafe, offering high-powered wireless charging and an all-new ecosystem of accessories that easily attach to iPhone.
This charging method uses an array of magnets placed around the wireless charging coil that Apple says 'perfectly connects to iPhone every time.'
The new charger means this will be the first year iOS users will not receive a new wall charger or Lightning EarPods when they open the box of the new smartphone.
Instead, the package will just include a USB-C to Lightning cable- which is compatible with wall chargers.
The move is part of Apple's commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2030, as it aims
The firm believes by eliminating both technologies, it can reduce the need for raw materials and reduce carbon emissions by more than two million metric tons each year moving forward.
Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will start at 11pm AEDT on 16th October ahead of a 23rd October release.
Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max are staggered back to 6th November, ahead of a 13th November release date.
IPhone12 mini和iPhone12 Pro Max的预购时间错开到11月6日，提前于11月13日发布。