iPhone 12 preorders: Prices, release dates and how to buy Apple’s four new phones

4 new iPhone 12s, 4 completely 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 can be obtainable to preorder beginning tomorrow. This 12 months you may have 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 will have to attend till Nov. 6 to put an order, and Nov. 13 for them to really 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 total pricing choices beneath, together with every thing it’s essential find out about getting the iPhone 12 mannequin you need in your palms. 

And in case 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 12 months, Apple is staggering the discharge of all of the iPhone 12 fashions. Which means the timing of preorders can 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 beneath, all US carriers and retailers will start preorders and deliveries on the identical time. 

What are my iPhone 12 colour 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 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 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 screen dimension of 6.1 inches, however it has a chrome 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 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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Shopping for from Apple offers you a tiny head begin

Naturally, you should purchase instantly from Apple. You possibly can even get a head begin on the try course of proper now in case you use the Apple Store app on your iPhone by getting preapproved in your improve, together with going by way of the method to arrange Apple Card financing or conform to the iPhone Improve Program phrases and pick the precise telephone you wish 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 way of a wi-fi service can have the additional advantage of offers and promotions, however typically the offers require you to change carriers or add traces to your account. 


New or present AT&T customers can get a free iPhone 12 by buying and selling in an iPhone eight or newer, and join one in every 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 while you swap 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 Execs 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. 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 while you commerce in your present iPhone. 

Xfinity Cell

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


Typically, big-box retailers like Finest Purchase or Walmart provide the perfect offers and promotions. If nothing else, they function a backup plan in case you’re in search of launch day availability. 


It can save you as much as $130 on the iPhone 12 while you preorder from Walmart. It seems the low cost solely applies to purchases made with a qualifying gadget fee 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 the moment, there are not any promotions listed on the positioning. 

Finest Purchase

Finest Purchase’s present promotion is proscribed to the iPhone XS and XS Max, however hopefully, when preorders are reside on Friday, it will be up to date to replicate Apple’s newest telephones. 

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

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Jason Cipriani