KEY POINTS

  • Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max are now open
  • The devices feature all the best Apple has to offer in a smartphone
  • The handsets will ship to customers starting Nov. 13

Apple is now accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max, two of the models of the iPhone 12 series.

Those hoping to get the new iPhone 12 mini or iPhone 12 Pro Max, or both, can now pre-order it via Apple’s online store and the Apple Store app. Those who pre-order now can expect to receive their new iPhones beginning Nov. 13 – the date the company is scheduled to officially start shipping the devices.

While both devices offer Apple’s latest technologies such as the new A14 Bionic chip, support for 5G networks and Ceramic Shield, they are very different from each other in a few ways. Here’s a quick look at the new iPhone models.

iPhone 12 mini

The new iPhone 12 mini offers the same features as the larger iPhone 12 but in a smaller form factor.

It has a 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display, a dual rear camera setup and MagSafe at the back. This handset is basically designed for consumers who want a small smartphone that’s easy to hold and use with one hand.

The iPhone 12 mini starts at $699 for the 64GB model. It’s the most affordable option among the four iPhone 12 series smartphones.

iPhone 12 Pro Max

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is easily the largest model in the series with its wide 6.7-inch display. It also offers the best camera setup among the four, having larger sensors compared to the iPhone 12 Pro.

This handset features all the bells and whistles of the iPhone 12 Pro, such as a triple camera setup with LiDAR, a stainless steel frame, shiny finishes and larger storage allocations.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at $1,099 for the 128GB model. It’s the most expensive model in the new series.

Interested parties can also get the new devices from carriers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon aside from Apple’s online store and the Apple Store app. Those who trade in eligible devices might be able to lower the price by a huge margin, making it easier to upgrade to the new handsets.

In this photo released by Apple, Apple CEO Tim Cook holds up the all-new iPhone 12 Pro during an Apple event at Apple Park in Cupertino, California on October 13, 2020 In this photo released by Apple, Apple CEO Tim Cook holds up the all-new iPhone 12 Pro during an Apple event at Apple Park in Cupertino, California on October 13, 2020 Photo: Apple Inc. / Brooks KRAFT