13th October 2020 – (Hong Kong) After a month-long delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple finally announced its latest family of iPhones during a virtual online event earlier this month. The new products include the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, and all feature 5G connectivity. Many diehard Apple fans pre-ordered in China and Hong Kong and started to collect their phones since 23rd October 2020. Some even managed to resell the iPhone 12 Pro to grey market traders for a profit of over HK$1,100 when they first got their hands on their phones.
Even though Apple claimed to have used a new Ceramic Shield to deliver four times better drop performance, a netizen posted a picture of his newly bought iPhone 12 Pro which shows the metal surface on the side was scratched easily and the coating came off. It is unsure what has caused the coating to be removed.