iPhone 12 preorders start tomorrow: 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 similar time.

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Apple’s doing one thing completely different this 12 months. It launched 4 new iPhone this week: the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. However you may’t purchase all of them on the similar time, and, surprisingly, the costs aren’t all the identical throughout carriers: AT&T and Verizon Wireless promote two iPhones for $30 lower than everybody else. 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 digicam enhancements, particularly the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max.

The iPhone 12 and iPhone Pro are the primary to go on sale, with US preorders beginning Friday, Oct. 16 at 5 a.m. PT (eight a.m. ET). You will get your order by Friday, Oct. 23. However if you would like the iPhone 12 Mini or iPhone 12 Pro Max, you will have to attend till Nov. 6 to position an order, and Nov. 13 for them to truly ship. 

We lay out all the things you might want to find out about shopping for an iPhone 12, together with the complete pricing choices throughout carriers, fashions and configurations. And should you’re switching to a brand new iPhone 12, be sure you go through our checklist on your current iPhone

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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 might be primarily based 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 similar time. 

What are my iPhone 12 coloration 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

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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 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 dimension of 6.1 inches, but it surely 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, 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 immediately from Apple. You may even get a head begin on the take a look at course of proper now should you use the Apple Store app on your iPhone by getting preapproved to your improve, together with going by way of the method to arrange Apple Card financing or conform to the iPhone Improve Program phrases and select 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 way of a wi-fi service can have the additional advantage of offers and promotions, however usually the offers require you to modify carriers or add strains 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 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 while you change to the service. Current clients can signal as much as pay $15 a month beneath the identical promotion. 


T-Cellular is running several different promotions for the iPhone 12 launch. For instance, you may get two iPhone 12 Execs with two strains 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 telephone can get you as much as $850 off an iPhone 12. In case you’ve been with T-Cellular or Dash for 5 years or longer, you may get $200 off a brand new iPhone while you commerce in your present iPhone. 

Xfinity Cellular

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


Generally, big-box retailers like Greatest Purchase or Walmart supply the perfect offers and promotions. If nothing else, they function a backup plan should 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 strains, 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. 

Greatest Purchase

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

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

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Jason Cipriani