Advert

Fans Are Saying New iPhone 12 Is A Throwback To iPhone 5

Published 
| Last updated 

Fans Are Saying New iPhone 12 Is A Throwback To iPhone 5

Apple has unveiled its brand new iPhone 12 models, promising they'll be the 'toughest' phones yet and will not only feature 5G, but also Apple's new A14 Bionic chip - although these hi-tech, modern features aren't what some social media users are talking about.

While today's Apple event was jam-packed with details about the new iPhone 12 features, some people came out of the announcement feeling we'd gone back in time slightly.

Many people took to Twitter to say they felt the new devices were a bit of a throwback to the old iPhone 5, thanks to the sleek curved frame.

iPhone 5s models. Credit: PA
iPhone 5s models. Credit: PA
Advert

Using the 'How it started, how it's going' meme format, Twitter user @LindoMyeni shared a photo of the iPhone 5s alongside the new iPhone 12 Pro.

In fact, they weren't they only one to notice the uncanny resemblance.

Advert


One person tweeted: "Hahaha okay why Apple decide to treat us this way...??? Trip to the past baby."

Someone else said: "Did Apple just re-release the iPhone 5?"

Advert

One referred to the new model as 'iPhone 5... the remix', while another wrote: "Apple trying to sell me the iPhone 5 again but calling it the 12 and I'm still gonna buy it."

Apple CEO Tim Cook debuted the iPhone 12 range at Apple's virtual launch event today, introducing the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

He also confirmed that the new models will be the first to feature 5G for iPhone, saying: "The next generation is here today."

Advert

The new phones will boast what Apple says is its brightest display ever, with the screen also set to be 'tougher than any smartphone glass' thanks to technology called 'Ceramic Shield', which gives them four times the chance of surviving without cracking.

The new iPhone 12. Credit: Apple
The new iPhone 12. Credit: Apple

Apple also said they won't come with a power adapter or headphones - with just a USB-C to Lightning cable included in the box - as part of its aims to have net-zero carbon emissions across all product lines.

The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are available for preorder on 16 October, for delivery on 23 October, while the iPhone 12 Mini and 12 Pro Max are available for preorder on 6 November, for delivery on 13 November.

Advert

The iPhone 12 Mini costs from $699 (£699 in the UK), the iPhone 12 from $799 (£799 in UK), the iPhone 12 Pro from $999 (£999 in UK) and the iPhone 12 Pro Max from $1,099 (£1,099 in UK).

Featured Image Credit: Apple

Topics: News, Technology, Apple, iPhone

Jess Hardiman
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Entertainment

Amber Heard Shown In New Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom Footage

6 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Entertainment

Amber Heard Shown In New Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom Footage

6 hours ago