We recently purchased the new Apple iPhone 12 Pro and below will share our first impressions of Apple’s new flagship.
The first thing you notice about this generation of iPhone is the slimmed down profile of the box. This is due to the removal of a power adapter and headphones. After only introducing a USB-C cable and adapter last year, this seems a bit hasty. All that is included with the phone now is a usb-c cable, an Apple sticker, sim tool, and a quick start guide. Apple are citing environmental reasons for this, but as you can imagine, it does seem a bit much. Considering if you would like an adapter, you have to pay for one.
The packaging is classic Apple and feels as premium as you have come to expect.
Once you unwrap the phone itself, I have the silver model, the first thing that jumped out was just how shiny the new flat siding is. In combination with the white, soft sheen back, I think the phone looks excellent. Especially if you are like me and keep your phone case free.
So far, I’m very happy with the phone. I had found the 11 Pro Max just slightly too large for comfortable use. The minor increase in screen size and same hand size means the 12 Pro was the right choice for me this year.
However, if you have an 11 of any variation, I’m not sure whether the corresponding 12 does enough to justify an automatic upgrade i.e. an 11 Pro upgrade to a 12 Pro. If you want to change size or move up to the Pro versions, definitely consider it. If you are someone who enjoys or struggles with how a phone feels in your hand, try get a hold of an iPhone 12 before buying, I definitely think it will split opinion.
As this is only a first impression, perhaps my opinion will change, but for now, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro feels light, sharp and familiar. What a new iPhone should be,