iPhone 12 models

Apple's iPhone 12 models: Which one suits you?

Thinking about buying one of the iPhone 12 models from 2020 but not sure which one? We will help you find out whether the iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max or 12 mini is the right one for you.

All about the iPhone 12 models

When did the iPhone 12 come out?

In October 2020, Apple introduced the iPhone 12 models. We already have the 14th generation of the iPhone today - how quickly time flies! Why were the iPhones 12 introduced only in October? This was due to the Corona pandemic, which forced Apple to break with their tradition for the first time. There were several leaks of the iPhone 12 in advance, so only a few real surprises in the end.

 What are the four models of the iPhone 12?

We will take a closer look at all of those smartphone models in this overview and will also summarise the most important information of the iPhone 12 series

👉 We've compared the iPhone 12 with the iPhone 11 and iPhone 13, so take a look there if you're not sure whether one of the older or newer models might suit you better.

Specs overview

Here are the most important technical specifications of the iPhone 12 models:

iPhone 12

iPhone 12 Mini

iPhone 12 Pro

iPhone 12 Pro Max

Display

6.1-inch Super Retina XDR Display

5.4-inch Super Retina XDR Display

6.1-inch Super Retina XDR Display

6.7-inch Super Retina XDR Display

Pixel

2532 x 1170

2340 x 1080

2532 x 1170

2778 x 1284

RAM

4 GB

4 GB

6 GB

6 GB

Capacity

64/128/256 GB

64/128/256 GB

128/256/512 GB

128/256/512 GB

Camera

Dual 12MP camera system: Wide and ultra wide cameras

Dual 12MP camera system: Wide and ultra wide cameras

Triple 12MP camera system: Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto cameras; LIDAR Scanner

Triple 12MP camera system: Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto cameras; LIDAR Scanner

Aperture

Wide angle: ƒ/1.6

Ultra wide angle: ƒ/2.4

Wide angle: ƒ/1.6

Ultra wide angle: ƒ/2.4

Wide angle: ƒ/1.6

Ultra wide angle: ƒ/2.4

Telephoto: ƒ/2.0

Wide angle: ƒ/1.6

Ultra wide angle: ƒ/2.4

Telephoto: ƒ/2.0

Colours

Black, White, (Product)Red, Green, Blue, Purple

Black, White, (Product)Red, Green, Blue, Purple

Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue

Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue

What is the difference between the iPhone 11 models?

This might be one of the most important questions about Apple's iPhone 12 models: What innovations can users expect with the iPhone 12? Is it worth investing in a new device?

  • The design

There has been a change in design - since the introduction of the iPhone 6 models in 2014, the trend towards rounded corners prevailed. Now, six years later, Apple decided it was time to go back to the old design and I'm still not quite sure what to make of it. When I switched from the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 6, I found the new design with the rounded corners nicer and more practical.

However, when I held the iPhone 12 in my hands for the first time, I was a bit excited about how elegant the angular design lies in the hands with the full-screen display. It's only half reminiscent of Apple's iPhone 5 and as soon as you switch it on, you're right back in the present and very little reminds you of 2012. 

  • The processor

As with every new Apple launch: new iPhone, new chip! In classic fashion, the A13 processor has evolved into the A14 processor. It is said to be 50% faster than its predecessor, which means that the phone carries out complex applications even faster. All models have the new processor, unlike the camera: here a distinction is made between the Standard and Pro versions. 

  • Device names

With the iPhone 12, Apple maintains the clear naming of its individual models