iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini Release Date and Price

There is still conflicting information, and the latest say that Apple will keep the price of some models the same, while others will go up a bit. In addition to all this, the iPhone 12 models will be delivered without accessories in the package.

How much do new iPhone 12 phones cost?

The latest information comes from Kang, a leaker from China, which operates on the social network Weibo. It has provided information that has proven to be true in the past, but that does not mean that what it says can always be verified. Thus, the prices it suggests are close to what we have heard from other sources, but cannot be considered 100% true before a confirmation from a source that is easier to verify.

iPhone 12 Mini

It seems that the iPhone 12 Mini, the basic model of the series, will start at a price of $699. Other rumors said $649 in the past, a price $50 lower than last year’s iPhone 11. However, it seems that the starting price will remain the same. The phone will come with a 5.4” OLED screen, Apple A14 processor and will be available in 64, 128 and 256GB. It will also integrate two cameras: one main wide and one ultra-wide.

iPhone 12

The basic iPhone 12 could be one of the best-selling phones in the world for the next 12 months. It will come with a 6.1” OLED screen and will start at a price of $799. Given that it has a screen as large as the iPhone XR and iPhone 11, it increases in price by $100 compared to last year.

It is not clear if there will be differences between the cameras on the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12, but it is suggested that these models and their superior ones will be able to film in HDR Dolby Vision format. Of course, at $800 in the package, users will only find a Lightning to USB-C textile power cord. The same storage options will apply to this model.

It seems that the protective glass will also be improved, probably with a proprietary version of Gorilla Glass Victus from Corning, with a different name. The Chinese translation suggests “Ceramic Shield Front Cover”, which is glass with a ceramic substrate, which should increase resistance to mechanical shocks and perhaps scratches.

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro could be the first models we see on the market. Just days after the announcement, they could be pre-ordered on Friday, October 16th. For iPhone 12 Mini models, the wait may be longer. Rumors say that pre-orders for these models could start on November 6, while it could only be honored on November 13.

Melissa B. Zurcher
Mellisa is a wife and a mother of 2 teenagers. She is a tech writer for BleeBot in her sper time, she used to write for offline gadget newspapers in Zurich, Switzerland.