iPhone 12 preorders: Apple’s 4 new phones have different release dates and prices

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

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Apple’s going all-out with 4 new gadgets, two of which will probably be accessible to preorder beginning tomorrow. This yr you have got your alternative of the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, all 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 four iPhones, there are additionally variations in when preorders open, when the gadgets go on sale and even how a lot they price. For instance, iPhone 12 and iPhone Pro US preorders start vibrant and early on Friday, Oct. 16 at 5 a.m. PT (eight a.m. ET) with orders arriving Friday, Oct. 23. And for the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max, you may 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 provider 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 under, together with every part you want 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, ensure you get your old phone ready now to save lots of 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 a.m. PT (eight a.m. ET). 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 under, all US carriers and retailers will start preorders and deliveries on the identical time. 

What are my iPhone 12 coloration 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

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 accessible in a handful of vibrant 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, nevertheless it has a stainless-steel housing, three rear-facing cameras and a lidar sensor for improved AR features.  

  • 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 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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Shopping for from Apple offers you a tiny head begin

Naturally, you should buy straight from Apple. You may 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 preapproved in your improve, together with going by the method to arrange Apple Card financing or conform to the iPhone Improve Program phrases and pick the precise telephone you need to order. 

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

Wi-fi carriers

Shopping for the brand new iPhone by a wi-fi provider can have the additional benefit of offers and promotions, however usually the offers require you to modify carriers or add strains 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 certainly one of AT&T’s new limitless plans. 

Verizon Wi-fi

Verizon introduced it was expanding its 5G network nationwide, and alongside that working 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 swap to the provider. Present prospects can signal as much as pay $15 a month below the identical promotion. 


T-Cell is running several different promotions for the iPhone 12 launch. For instance, you will get two iPhone 12 Execs with two strains 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. In the event 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 system, whereas current prospects will get a $250 pay as you go debit card. 


Generally, big-box retailers like Greatest Purchase or Walmart provide the perfect offers and promotions. If nothing else, they function a backup plan in the event you’re searching for 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 system cost plan. 


Goal’s web site has placeholders for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Professional strains, 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’s present promotion is restricted to the iPhone XS and XS Max, however hopefully, when preorders are dwell on Friday, it will be up to date to mirror Apple’s newest telephones. 

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

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Jason Cipriani