Which iPhone 12 Color Should You Buy?
There are four iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max colors and six iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 colors to choose from. You’ll want to pick wisely so you don’t wind up with a color you hate down the road.
We’ve gone over iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro storage options and in this guide we’ll walk you through the different iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max colors and help you decide which one is best for you and your tastes.
With the iPhone 13 release date fast approaching, we don’t expect Apple to add any more iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro colors to the mix.
- iPhone 12 Color Options
- iPhone 12 Pro Color Options
- iPhone 12 Color Wear and Discoloration Issues
- iPhone 12 Colors and Cases
- Who Should Buy the White iPhone 12?
- Who Should Buy the Black iPhone 12?
- Who Should Buy the Blue iPhone 12?
- Who Should Buy the Green iPhone 12?
- Who Should Buy the Red iPhone 12?
- Who Should Buy the Purple iPhone 12?
- Who Should Buy the Graphite iPhone 12 Pro?
- Who Should Buy the Silver iPhone 12 Pro?
- Who Should Buy the Gold iPhone 12 Pro?
- Who Should Buy the Pacific Blue iPhone 12 Pro?
iPhone 12 Color Options
Apple sells the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini in six colors. They include:
iPhone 12 Pro Color Options
The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max come in four colors including:
- Pacific Blue
It’s worth noting that the front of the iPhone 12’s design shows a little of the color, but you still get a black bezel around the display. That means you don’t need to worry about the front bezel color.
iPhone 12 Color Wear and Discoloration Issues
While you might be worried about an iPhone 12 color like white turning yellow over time or a color like blue fading away, you shouldn’t worry too much.
We’ve been using models like the iPhone XS, iPhone X, and iPhone 8 Plus for years and haven’t noticed any real change to the colors.
It’s important to note that Apple covers the color in glass. While the back glass can certainly scratch, it’s strong and this hasn’t been an issue for us in the past.
So, at this point, there’s no need to let worries about discoloration influence your decision.
iPhone 12 Colors and Cases
If you plan on using a case with your new phone, think about what color case you’ll use. You’ll also want to think about the case’s design.
Some of you ultimately might decide that the color of your device doesn’t matter since a case will be covering up most of the design’s color.
You will definitely notice the color if you plan on using a clear case and you’ll also notice the color through the case’s camera cutouts.
That means some of you might want to select the color that best aligns with the case you’ll be using.
Who Should Buy the White iPhone 12?
White is a classic iPhone color and it’s a little more catchy than the black. It should also pair well with most iPhone 12 cases out there.
As we’ve noted in the past, if you like your phone color to complement your wardrobe, not accent it, white is a fantastic choice.
Who Should Buy the Black iPhone 12?
Black is another classic color and the black iPhone 12 should pair well with any case. It offers a completely black edge around to the screen.
If you care about a black edge around the content you watch on your device, this is a solid option.
Who Should Buy the Blue iPhone 12?
The blue iPhone 12 is on darker side, but lighter than the black.
If you want something other than black, but still want a classic look that pairs well with most cases and wardrobes, blue might be the way to go.
Who Should Buy the Green iPhone 12?
The green iPhone 12 keeps the pastel feel from last year, but it’s a bit lighter than the green iPhone 11.
The green iPhone 12 is a great option if you want bright iPhone or simply want an earthy color. It will pair well with a clear iPhone case.
Who Should Buy the Red iPhone 12?
The Product(RED) iPhone 12 is one of the boldest color options.
It supports a good cause (every iPhone 12 (PRODUCT)RED purchase contributes directly to the Global Fund to combat COVID‑19) and it’s going to stand out more than the others.
Who Should Buy the Purple iPhone 12?
In a bit of a surprise, Apple’s announced a brand new color for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini.
The new purple finish is a standout thanks to its bright hue. Purple is certainly going to attract attention so if that’s what you’re going for, this color is a solid option.
Who Should Buy the Graphite iPhone 12 Pro?
The graphite iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max is a classic option and it’s geared toward folks who want something unassuming.
It’s a solid choice for those who love dark colored iPhones. This is the closest the iPhone 12 gets to black.
Who Should Buy the Silver iPhone 12 Pro?
The silver iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max is a traditional option. It’s essentially white with metallic hints.
Silver goes with just about any case so it’s perfect if you want a versatile color to pair with different cases.
Who Should Buy the Gold iPhone 12 Pro?
The iPhone 12 Pro’s gold finish is a bit lighter than Apple’s usual offering. It’s pretty flashy and it’s aimed at people who want a color that pops.
If you’re looking for rose gold, you’ll need to look elsewhere.
Who Should Buy the Pacific Blue iPhone 12 Pro?
Pacific blue is a new color and it’s much darker than the blue shade found on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini.
It’s a fairly neutral option which makes it perfect for those who want something aa little more stylish than graphite.
Install iOS 14.8.1 for Better Security
If security is important to you, think about installing iOS 14.8.1 right away.
The iOS 14.8.1 update brings 12 new security patches to the iPhone. You can read about all of them over on Apple's site.
If you want to better protect your iPhone and its data, you'll want to install the iOS 14.8.1 update in the near future.
If you missed iOS 14.8, you'll get its security patches with your upgrade. You can learn more about them right here.
If you missed iOS 14.7.1, you'll get its patch with your upgrade. If you want to learn more about iOS 14.7.1's security update, check out its support page.
If you missed iOS 14.7, you'll get its 31 security patches with your upgrade. You can learn more about those on Apple's website.
If you skipped iOS 14.6, you'll get the update's 38 security patches with your iOS 14.8.1 update. If you're curious about the particulars, you can read about them right here.
If you skipped iOS 14.5.1, you get the update's two security patches on board. You can read about them over on Apple's website. Both are related to WebKit.
If you missed iOS 14.5 you'll get its patches with your upgrade. You can read more about those changes over on Apple's website.
iOS 14.5 also brought Apple's new App Tracking Transparency which lets you control which apps are allowed to track your activity across other companies' apps and websites for ads or sharing with data brokers.
If you skipped iOS 14.4.2, you get its security patch with iOS 14.8.1. You can learn more about that patch over on Apple's website as well.
If you missed iOS 14.4.1, you get its patch with your upgrade to iOS 14.8.1. You can read about that patch right here.
If you skipped iOS 14.4, you get the update's patches with your upgrade. You can learn more about iOS 14.4's security patches right here.
If you skipped iOS 14.3 you'll get its nine security updates with your upgrade. You can read more about them on its security site.
iOS 14.3 also included a new privacy information section on App Store pages that includes a developer-reported summary of the app’s privacy practices.
If you skipped iOS 14.2, your iOS 14.8.1 update includes 24 additional security patches. You can learn more about the patches on Apple's security website.
If you're still running iOS 13, iOS 14.8.1 includes iOS 14.0's security updates.
iOS 14.0 brought 11 new security patches to the iPhone. If you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's website.
In addition to those patches, iOS 14 comes with some security and privacy upgrades including improvements to Home/HomeKit and Safari.
For instance in Safari, you can now tap the Privacy Report button to better understand how websites handle your privacy.
With iOS 14 on board you can now get information on the App Store that will help you understand the privacy practices of apps before you download them.
There is also a new recording indicator that will appear at the top of your screen whenever an app is using your microphone or camera. You can see if an app has used them recently in Control Center.
Researchers also discovered that Apple brought a new "BlastDoor" sandbox security system to iOS 14. The system is meant to prevent attacks from occurring via the Messages app.
You can read more about "BlastDoor" right here.