iPhone 12 and Pro available today: How to buy Apple’s newest phones right now

4 new iPhone 12s, 4 totally different costs. And never each iPhone will arrive on the identical time.

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It is iPhone launch day. The primary iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro preorders are beginning to arrive, and retailers can now promote Apple’s newest telephones. Should you skipped preorders, you’ll be able to nonetheless order both mannequin, however ship occasions if you happen to purchase from Apple presently vary from Nov. 5 to Nov. 19, relying on the precise mannequin you need. 

Should you’re seeking to choose up the iPhone 12 Mini or iPhone 12 Pro Max, you may have to attend till Nov. 6 to put an order, and till Nov. 13 for them to truly ship.

A giant change for 2020 is pricing. All 4 carriers are promoting the 2 iPhones for $30 lower than if you happen to purchase a SIM-free mannequin from Apple. With so many fashions (this is how to tell them all apart) and staggered sale dates, that is definitely Apple’s most complicated iPhone launch but.

Every new iPhone has 5G connectivity, a first for Apple, an OLED show and digital camera enhancements, particularly the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max.

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We lay out all the pieces it’s good to find out about shopping for an iPhone 12, together with the complete pricing choices throughout carriers, fashions and configurations. And if you happen to’re switching to a brand new iPhone 12, ensure you go through our checklist on your current iPhone

iPhone 12 pricing: All 4 new fashions

64GB 128GB 256GB 512GB
iPhone 12 Mini (Service mannequin) $699 $749 $849 N/A
iPhone 12 Mini (SIM-free from Apple) $729 $779 $879 N/A
iPhone 12 (Service mannequin) $799 $849 $949 N/A
iPhone 12 (SIM-free from Apple) $829 $879 $979 N/A
iPhone 12 Professional N/A $999 $1,099 $1,299
iPhone 12 Professional Max N/A $1,099 $1,199 $1,399

When can I purchase the iPhone 12?

This yr, Apple is staggering the discharge of all of the iPhone 12 fashions. Meaning the timing of preorders can be based mostly on the mannequin you need. 

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Professional: Proper now. Preorders began to reach concurrently in-store availability, Friday Oct. 23. Nonetheless, transport time for both mannequin is slipping to early or mid-November, relying on the precise mannequin. 

iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Professional Max: Preorders start Friday, Nov. 6 (no time introduced but). Availability and sale date on Nov. 13.

What are my iPhone 12 shade choices?

  • iPhone 12 Mini: Black, crimson, white, inexperienced, blue
  • iPhone 12: Black, crimson, white, inexperienced, blue
  • iPhone 12 Professional: Gold, silver, graphite, blue
  • iPhone 12 Professional Max: Gold, silver, graphite, blue

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How a lot does the iPhone 12 price?

iPhone 12 Mini 

The iPhone 12 Mini is the smallest of the lot, with a 5.4-inch show. It is also the least costly mannequin.

  • 64GB: $699 
  • 128GB: $749
  • 256GB: $849

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iPhone 12

The iPhone 12 has a 6.1-inch display screen and two rear-facing cameras and is out there in a handful of brilliant and enjoyable colours.

  • 64GB: $799
  • 128GB: $849
  • 256GB: $949

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iPhone 12 Professional

The iPhone 12 Professional additionally has a display screen measurement of 6.1 inches, nevertheless it has a stainless-steel housing, three rear-facing cameras and a lidar sensor for improved AR functions.

  • 128GB: $999
  • 256GB: $1,099
  • 512GB: $1,199

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iPhone 12 Professional Max

The iPhone 12 Professional Max has a 6.7-inch display screen, the most important ever in an iPhone. Just like the smaller model, the Professional Max additionally has three rear-facing cameras, and a lidar sensor for improved AR.

  • 128GB: $1,099
  • 256GB: $1,199
  • 512GB: $1,399

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Purchase from Apple in only a few faucets

Naturally, you should purchase straight from Apple. Professional tip: Use the Apple Store app on your iPhone to hurry up the method. You possibly can pick your precise mannequin, undergo the approval course of together with your service for the improve and even join Apple Card or conform to the iPhone Improve Program phrases. It is a easy expertise throughout. 

Wi-fi carriers

Shopping for the brand new iPhone via a wi-fi service can have the additional benefit of offers and promotions, however typically the offers require you to modify carriers or add traces to your account.


New or current AT&T customers can get a free iPhone 12 by buying and selling in an iPhone eight or newer, and join considered one of AT&T’s new limitless plans.

Verizon Wi-fi

Verizon introduced it was expanding its 5G network nationwide, and alongside that operating a promotion for the iPhone 12 that features a free telephone with the trade-in of “choose” telephones and signing up for a “choose” limitless plan if you change to the service. Present prospects can signal as much as pay $15 a month beneath the identical promotion.


T-Cell is running several different promotions for the iPhone 12 launch. For instance, you will get two iPhone 12 Professionals with two traces of service on a limiteless 5G plan for $100 a month with a qualifying trade-in. Including a line to your account and buying and selling in an eligible telephone can get you as much as $850 off an iPhone 12. Should you’ve been with T-Cell or Dash for 5 years or longer, you will get $200 off a brand new iPhone if you commerce in your present iPhone.

Xfinity Cell

New prospects who port their quantity over to Xfinity Cell will get $250 off an Apple machine, whereas current prospects will get a $250 pay as you go debit card.


Whenever you purchase both iPhone 12 mannequin and port your quantity in from one other service, you may get a free pair of Bose headphones. 


Typically big-box retailers like Greatest Purchase or Walmart provide one of the best offers and promotions. If nothing else, they function a backup plan if you happen to’re in search of launch day availability.


It can save you as much as $130 on the iPhone 12 if you preorder from Walmart. It seems the low cost solely applies to purchases made with a qualifying machine cost plan.


Goal’s web site has placeholders for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Professional traces, with an availability date of Oct. 23 for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Professional. At present, there are not any promotions listed on the positioning.

Greatest Purchase

Greatest Purchase is successfully mirroring AT&T’s provide: Get the iPhone 12 at no cost with “certified activation and trade-in with AT&T for brand spanking new and current prospects,” or the Professional with the identical fundamental stipulations for $6.67 monthly over 30 months.

Sam’s Membership

Sam’s Membership is providing those that purchase the iPhone 12 and change to AT&T as much as $250 off the iPhone, and it is waiving the activation payment. You may want to go to your native Sam’s Membership retailer to preorder and choose up your telephone.

We’ll proceed to replace this put up as extra carriers and retailers announce their plans.

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