iPhone 12 Mini, Pro Max preorders start tomorrow: When, where, how to buy Apple’s new phones

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

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In only a few hours, the brand new iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max, might be prepared so that you can nab. You possibly can already purchase the iPhone 12 and 12 Professional, however Apple held again the discharge date of its largest and smallest iPhones, till now. Preorders start Friday, Nov. 6 at 5 a.m. PT with orders and in-store availability following the following Friday, Nov. 13

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro went on sale in October, shortly after Apple introduced the 4 new iPhone fashions. The pair of telephones are amongst PJDM’s highest-rated phones ever due to the addition of 5G, a number of digicam upgrades, MagSafe accessories and a brand new design.

Apple has staggered iPhone releases up to now, however that is the primary time we have seen totally different costs for particular fashions, primarily based on whether or not you are shopping for it SIM-free from Apple or particular to a service. With so many fashions (this is how to tell them all apart) and totally different sale dates, that is actually Apple’s most complicated iPhone launch but.

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We lay out the whole lot you should learn about shopping for an iPhone 12, together with the total pricing choices throughout carriers, fashions and configurations. And when you’re switching to a brand new iPhone 12, be sure to go through our checklist on your current iPhone

iPhone 12 pricing: All 4 new fashions

64GB 128GB 256GB 512GB
iPhone 12 Mini (Provider mannequin) $699 $749 $849 N/A
iPhone 12 Mini (SIM-free from Apple) $729 $779 $879 N/A
iPhone 12 (Provider 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 12 months, Apple is staggering the discharge of all of the iPhone 12 fashions. Which means the timing of preorders might be primarily based on the mannequin you need. 

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Professional: Proper now. Preorders have already began to reach similtaneously in-store availability. Nevertheless, delivery time for both mannequin is slipping to early or mid-November, relying on the particular mannequin. 

iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Professional Max: Preorders start Friday, Nov. at 5 a.m. PT. 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 and two rear-facing cameras and is out there in a handful of vivid and enjoyable colours.

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

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iPhone 12 Professional

The iPhone 12 Professional additionally has a display dimension of 6.1 inches, but it surely 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, the biggest 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 buy immediately 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 clean expertise throughout, particularly in terms of preorders and also you’re in a rush to checkout so you will get a cellphone on launch day. 

Wi-fi carriers

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


By way of Nov. 5, new or current AT&T customers can get a credit of up to $800, which quantities to 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. Beginning Nov. 6, the promotion drops to a $700 credit, or a free iPhone 12 Mini. 

Verizon Wi-fi

Verizon’s iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Professional Max promotions are fairly aggressive, with the service providing a free iPhone 12 Professional or iPhone 12 Professional Max to those that add a brand new line to an current account, or those that swap from one other service. It is a BOGO supply — purchase one, get one — but it surely’s nonetheless an incredible deal.  You will additionally want to make use of the service’s Get Extra limitless plan to qualify. As for the iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Mini, you will get one with the identical kind of BOGO promotion, however you will not have to join the Get Extra plan. 


T-Cell is running several different promotions all through the iPhone 12 launch. For the 12 Mini and 12 Professional Max launch, when you swap to the service or add a line to your account, you will get a free iPhone 12 Mini or free iPhone 12 with “eligible” system trade-in. Present Dash or T-Cell prospects who’ve been with both service for at the very least 5 years can get $200 off a brand new iPhone. 

Xfinity Cell

New prospects who port their quantity over to Xfinity Cell will get $250 off an Apple system, 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. Along with the headphones, you may get a $100 MasterCard digital account with the acquisition of an iPhone 12, or $150 with the iPhone 12 Professional. 


Typically big-box retailers like Greatest Purchase or Walmart supply the very best offers and promotions. If nothing else, they function a backup plan when you’re searching for launch day availability.


It can save you as much as $200 on the iPhone 12 once you preorder from Walmart. It seems the low cost solely applies to purchases made with a qualifying system fee plan on AT&T and Verizon Wi-fi. 


Goal is providing as much as $800 off an iPhone 12 with the trade-in of an eligible system, or a $250 invoice credit score you sigh up with AT&T and port in a quantity. 

Greatest Purchase

Greatest Purchase is successfully mirroring every service’s supply, comparable to a free iPhone 12 for AT&T prospects. 

Sam’s Membership

Sam’s Membership is not providing any form of promotion on the iPhone 12 or 12 Professional proper now, however we count on that to alter as soon as the Mini and Professional Max go on sale. 

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

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