iPhone 12 preorders: Apple’s 4 new phones have different prices, release dates. How to buy

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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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Apple’s going all-out with 4 new units. This yr you will have your alternative of the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, revealed Tuesday at Apple’s virtual event. Every new iPhone has 5G connectivity (a first for Apple), OLED shows (a primary for the non-Professional fashions) and improved cameras, particularly the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max.

Whereas there are differences between all for iPhones, there are additionally variations in when preorders open, when the units go on sale and even how a lot they value. For instance, iPhone 12 and iPhone Pro preorders start shiny and early on Friday, Oct. 16 at 5:00 a.m. PT with orders arriving Friday, Oct. 23. And for the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max, you will have to attend till Nov. 6 to put an order, and Nov. 13 for them to truly ship. 

As for the fee, surprisingly, not each service and even Apple costs the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 the identical. AT&T and Verizon Wireless promote these for $30 lower than everybody else. See the complete pricing choices beneath, together with the whole lot it’s good to learn about getting the iPhone 12 mannequin you need in your arms. 

And in the event you do plan to purchase a brand new iPhone 12, be sure you get your old phone ready now to avoid wasting time and complications afterward. 

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iPhone 12 pricing: All 4 new fashions

64GB 128GB 256GB 512GB
iPhone 12 Mini (AT&T, Verizon) $699 $749 $849 N/A
iPhone 12 Mini (Everybody else) $729 $779 $879 N/A
iPhone 12 (AT&T, Verizon) $799 $849 $949 N/A
iPhone 12 (Everybody else) $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 will probably be based mostly on the mannequin you need. 

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Professional: Preorders start Friday, Oct 16 at 5:00 a.m. PT. Availability and sale date on Oct. 23.

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

Until in any other case famous beneath, all US carriers and retailers will start preorders and deliveries on the similar time. 

What are my iPhone 12 shade choices?

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

How a lot does the iPhone 12 value?

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

Order from Apple | AT&T | Verizon | T-MobileXfinity Mobile | 

iPhone 12

The iPhone 12 has a 6.1-inch display and two rear-facing cameras and is offered in a handful of shiny and enjoyable colours. 

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

Order from Apple | AT&T | Verizon | T-Mobile | Xfinity Mobile | 

iPhone 12 Professional

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

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

Order from Apple | AT&T | Verizon | T-Mobile | Xfinity Mobile | 

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

Order from Apple | AT&T | Verizon | T-Mobile | Xfinity Mobile | 

Shopping for from Apple offers you a tiny head begin

Naturally, you should buy immediately from Apple. You’ll be able to even get a head begin on the try course of proper now in the event you use the Apple Store app on your iPhone by getting pre-approved on your improve, together with going by way of the method to arrange Apple Card financing or comply with the iPhone Improve Program phrases and select the precise cellphone you wish to order. 

Then, when preorders open on Friday morning all you must do is faucet a few buttons to finish your buy. 

Wi-fi carriers

Shopping for the brand new iPhone by way of a wi-fi service can have the additional advantage of offers and promotions, however usually the offers require you to change 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 cellphone with the trade-in of “choose” telephones and signing up for a “choose” limitless plan once you change to the service. Present prospects can signal as much as pay $15 a month beneath the identical promotion. 


T-Cellular is operating a number of totally different promotions for the iPhone 12 launch. For instance, you may get two iPhone 12 Execs with two traces of service on a vast 5G plan for $100 a month with a qualifying trade-in. Including a line to your account and buying and selling in an eligible cellphone can get you as much as $850 off an iPhone 12. Should you’ve been with T-Cellular or Dash for 5 years or longer, you may get $200 off a brand new iPhone once you trade-in your present iPhone. 

Xfinity Cellular

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

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

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Jason Cipriani