‘Good Morning America’ Gets First Hands-On With iPhone 12
Good Morning America has gotten their hands on some iPhone 12 models ahead of the lineup’s preorder launch tomorrow.
The popular morning show became one of the first outlets in the world to get hands-on with Apple’s new iPhone 12 lineup and MagSafe accessories, later posting the video to YouTube.
Becky Worley, ABC’s Technology & Consumer Contributor, had the blue versions of both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro in hand, as well as one of Apple’s new MagSafe leather wallet accessories.
While there’s not much new here, she does show off the finish differences between the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro and its impact on the kind of blue you see on the phone. She also demonstrates how the new MagSafe wallet accessory snaps on to the back of the iPhone 12.
Worley also sat down virtually with Kaiann Drance, Apple’s Vice President of iPhone Marketing. When asked about Apple’s decision to remove the wall charger and EarPods from the box of the iPhone, Drance stressed how much value people were getting in the iPhone itself as well as the fact that Apple believes most people already have the accessories it would ship in the box. Drance also highlighted the company’s environmental efforts as a reason to remove the accessories.
“People often already have all that, and it’s sitting around in their house.” said Drance. “So it was kind of not the right thing to do in terms of the larger environmental goals and the larger benefits to the environment.”
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro pre-orders begin at 5:00am Pacific Time on Friday, October 16, and the first orders should begin arriving in customers’ hands on Friday, October 23. Customers who prefer an iPhone 12 Pro Max or iPhone 12 mini will need to cool their heels until pre-order begins on November 6 with a launch to on November 13.