Apple Inc. (AAPL) will launch its iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini in more than 50 countries and regions worldwide on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, while its HomePod mini will launch on Monday, Nov. 16. These are the dates on which these products will become available in stores or begin arriving to customers who had placed pre-orders. Apple and its authorized resellers and carriers began accepting pre-orders on Friday, Nov. 6.
Both the iPhone 12 Pro Max and the iPhone 12 mini are designed to offer the most 5G bands on any smartphone. Both models also introduce MagSafe, which supports wireless charging and a new set of easily attached accessories.
- Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini will hit stores and start reaching customers on Nov. 13, 2020.
- The HomePod mini speaker system will be available on Nov. 16, 2020.
- Pre-ordering began on Nov. 6, 2020.
- The new iPhone models offers advanced photographic and display capabilities, plus increased shock protection and water resistance.
Meanwhile, Apple has unveiled new ways to shop for its products, “through tailored purchase experiences offered online, by phone, or in store.”
iPhone 12 Pro Max Features
The iPhone 12 Pro Max has the most advanced pro camera system and the largest display yet on an iPhone. Its Super Retina XDR display increases to 6.7 inches, while keeping a nearly identical size to iPhone 11 Pro Max, and its resolution is nearly 3.5 million pixels. It also has an Ultra Wide camera that offers a 120-degree field of view and a 65 mm focal length Telephoto camera that increases the total optical zoom range from 4x to 5x.
Other key advances in photographic capabilities versus earlier iPhone models are improved image stabilization and better low-light performance for still photos and videos alike. This model also promises increased water resistance, with an industry-leading IP68 rating designed to endure immersion to a depth of up to 6 meters (19 feet, 8 inches) for up to 30 minutes, plus increased durability, with its new Ceramic Shield front cover offering four times the drop performance of previous iPhone models.
iPhone 12 Pro Max Pricing
The iPhone 12 Pro Max is available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB models. The color options are graphite, silver, gold, and pacific blue. Its starting price is $1,099 (US). Wireless service providers AT&T Inc. (T) and Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), are offering the iPhone 12 Pro Max to existing customers at $13.30 per month and $27.45 per month, respectively, after trade-ins and bill credits. Both new and existing customers of T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS) and its Sprint subsidiary can get an extra $150 trade-in credit when they upgrade.
iPhone 12 mini
Apple bills the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini as the smallest, thinnest, and lightest 5G smartphone in the world. Available colors are blue, green, black, white, and (PRODUCT)RED. After Dec. 31, 2020, a portion of the proceeds from every (PRODUCT)RED purchase goes to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, but until that date, such proceeds will go to the Global Fund’s COVID‑19 response. The iPhone 12 mini is available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models, with prices starting at $699 (US).
Like the iPhone 12 Pro Max, the iPhone 12 mini also has a Super Retina XDR display, the shock-resistant Ceramic Shield front cover, the toughest smartphone glass ever made, and industry-leading IP68 water resistance.
The HomePod mini stands 3.3 inches tall, contains advanced speakers, and offers the intelligence of Siri. It is designed to work with the iPhone, Apple Music, podcasts, and radio stations, with additional music services planned to be added in future months. It is available in white and space gray for $99 (US).