mmWave 5G Connectivity
All four rumored iPhone 12 models — the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max — will include 5G connectivity. Only the high-end iPhone 12 Pro Max, though, will support the faster mmWave 5G technology.
All the other models, including the iPhone 12 mini, will connect using the slower sub-6Hz 5G network. Rumors suggest only the iPhone 12 Pro Max is large enough to accommodate the larger antenna need for mmWave connectivity.
When Will the iPhone 12 mini Arrive?
Even though the iPhone 12 is thought to be missing a few features, it still shapes up to be a more than capable phone. It will have Apple’s latest A14 bionic processor, a new square-design, and a dual-lens camera. Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 12 lineup at its October 13 press event.
Pre-orders could begin as soon as October 16, with a retail launch to follow on October 23. Consistent rumors suggest Apple may stagger the iPhone 12 launch with some iPhone 12 models arriving in October and others coming out later, most likely in November.