The iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro won’t begin to ship to customers until October 23rd. From now until then, Apple will undertake a massive media campaign, providing the devices to certain mainstream reporters, outlets, and tech celebrities to provide their reviews and hands-on experience with the new handsets.
The first instance of that has come true with ABC’s Technology Correspondent Becky Worley. Following the launch Apple gave Becky a blue-colored iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, making it the first semi-review of the handset. In a segment aired on Good Morning America on Thursday, Becky gave her early impressions of the device. Becky who focused her review on 5G says that compared to her iPhone 11, the iPhone 12 saw 5x faster downloads speeds in her house, on the same carrier.
Becky ends her short hands-on review with the handsets by saying that she was able to reach 900mpb downloads on her iPhone 12 in San Francisco, where certain carriers already have 5G towers up and running. Becky doesn’t dive into detail on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro’s cameras, design, or performance as more hands-on reviews of that will be out this week.
Instead, Apple’s goal with Becky’s hand on review was to show off 5G which is Apple’s major selling point for the new lineup. It will tailor to whatever extent it can the media’s coverage of the new devices to be focused on 5G support and not so much focused on the updated design, and performance which typical non-Apple enthusiasts won’t care as much for. You can learn more about the new iPhone 12 here.