It’s Apple Picking Time!

Will Apple’s iPhone 12 be appealing enough for consumers?


Jane Gatzemeyer, Writer-East

It’s Apple-picking time!

Every year, as expected, Apple drops a new iPhone product. The new iPhone 12 was released just over a month ago–on Friday, Oct. 16. The new products in that line include the IPhone 12, IPhone 12 pro, iPhone 12 pro max, and the iPhone 12 mini.

These new products are actually CNET’s highest rated phone. That’s due to the new 5G connectivity, camera upgrades, and much more. It also has a new A14 chip that is actually the first smartphone type to have 5-nanometer processing. The New 6-core CPU and A14 chip makes it a 50-percent faster processing chip. Apple has also produced a 7-element wide lense that captures 27 percent more light.

The 12 has a new interesting design. It’s reminded a lot of people of the iPhone 5 design with the edges. But, it is more “”box-like” and straight than the previous iPhone 11. The 11 is more curvy and round on the edges. Some Apple fans were worried that Apple was going to add another camera lense to the new model. They thought adding one more camera would be very unattractive. Luckily for them, Apple did not.  Apple has continued to surprise consumers throughout the years.

Elkhart-East junior Nayeli Vasquez Melendez isn’t buying it, though. She offers her critique: “I don’t think it’s too much different than the 11.” She continues by stating, “I rather dislike the design, and I don’t think it’s worth what they want for it.” She concludes by saying, “I have a perfectly good, working iPhone; I wouldn’t buy it, because my iPhone is in great shape–so there’s no need for a different phone.” Melendez refuses to be swayed by attractive sales tactics–not even the fact that the phone will come in a hot new color: Pacific Blue.

Another surprise Apple introduced with this line was making another small phone. Over the years, some women have complained that iPhones were too big for women’s hands.  Apple wasn’t going to let that get in the way. So, they “graciously” brought back smaller products, knowing it would equate to a new phone in the consumer’s pocket–and even more money in their own pockets.

It will be interesting to see who’s buying Apple’s line and who thinks that this Apple is rotten.