Apple launched its latest iPhone 12 range flagship phones at its 'Hi, Speed' Special event on 13 October – a fitting title, given these will be the first iPhones to feature 5G connectivity, the new A14 Bionic processor and Neural Engine, which also appears in the new iPad Air 4 for advanced image processing.

While we've come to expect iPhones in three sizes, this year Apple has introduced four models: the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, and a smaller iPhone mini – again, all with 5G support.

The iPhone 12 and 12 mini feature a Ceramic Shield front, glass back, and an aluminium frame, while the top-tier Pro and Pro Max add a textured matte glass on the back and a stainless steel band to the mix.

Design aside, the Pro and Pro Max also feature an extra telephoto lens on the back, along with advanced photo and video capabilities, like AppleRAW support and recording and editing video in Dolby Vision. For everything there is to know about the new iPhone 12 range see this handy explainer. You can also re-watch the Apple Special event again here

When do the new iPhone 12 phones come out?

While Apple will release four iPhone models, they won't all go on sale at the same time. The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are available to pre-order as of 1pm BST/5am PDT/1pm AEDT today, 16 October, with sales beginning 23 October.

Update: The delivery dates are aleady slipping. Read more here: UK delivery times slip to 23-30 days for iPhone 12 Pro, 16-23 days for iPhone 12

Meanwhile, the iPhone 12 mini and 12 Pro Max will be available to pre-order from 6 November, with sales beginning 13 November – just a couple of weeks before Black Friday

We will be updating this article with retailers and availability as soon as the 12 mini and Pro Max go on sale, so stay tuned!

In the meantime here's where you can pre-order the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro, plus any and all exciting pre-order deals worth keeping an eye out for. 

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Where to pre-order the iPhone 12 phones - SIM Free

You can pre-order the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro directly from Apple from 1pm BST/5am PDT/1pm AEDT today, Friday, 16 October. You can also find it from the following retailers and network below:

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Where to pre-order the iPhone 12 phones - on contract

We're currently seeing the new iPhone 12 phones on these UK and US networks. 

UK Networks

As of now, the following UK networks have confirmed they will start iPhone 12 pre-orders on 16 October. If you register your interest with Vodafone you can also win a £500 Love2Shop e-voucher:

The following retailers offer phones both on contract and SIM-free. They all have iPhone 12 registration pages available now:

US Networks

  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon - get up to $550 off when you add a new line with trade-in; up to $250 off when you switch (on unlimited plans only)

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How much do the new iPhone 12 phones cost?

With four different models, each with different storage configurations, iPhone shoppers can choose from various price points.

iPhone 12: From £799/$799 - pre-order 16 October

The standard iPhone offers a 6.1in display and is available in white, black, blue, green, and in the Product(Red) variant.

  • 64GB - £799/US$829/AUD$1349
  • 128GB - £849/US$879/AUD$1429
  • 256GB - £949/US$979/AUD$1599

iPhone 12 Pro: From £999/$999/AUD$1,699 - pre-order 16 October

The 12 Pro also features a 6.1in screen like the standard iPhone 12 but has a much brighter display and a third, telephoto lens on the back. The Pro and Pro Max are available in Graphic, Silver, Gold and Pacific Blue.

  • 128GB - £999/US$999/AUD$1,699
  • 256GB - £1,099/US$1099/AUD$1,869
  • 512GB - £1299/$1299/AUD$2,219

iPhone 12 mini: From £699/$729/AUD$1,199 - pre-order from 6 November (7 November in Australia)

The smallest of the iPhone 12 range, the iPhone 12 mini features a 5.4in screen, which is only slightly larger than the iPhone SE (2020), which offers a 4.7in Retina HD display and remains the most affordable new iPhone.

  • 64GB - £699/US$729/AUD$1,199
  • 128GB - £749/US$779/AUD$1,279
  • 256GB - £849/$879/AUD$1,449

iPhone 12 Pro Max: From £1,099/$1,099/AUD$1,699 - pre-order 6 November (7 November in Australia)

  • 128GB - £1099/US$1099/AUD$1,849
  • 256GB - £1,099/US$1199/AUD$2019
  • 512GB - £1299/$1399/AUD$2,369

See our separate round up of the best iPhone 11 deals, and for the best Apple deals before Black Friday 2020 see our dedicated deals hub.