There are five iPhone 12 Pro Max and four iPhone 12 mini colors to choose from and you’ll want to pick one out before the start of pre-orders on Friday. Picking out your color ahead of time will help you speed through the buying process.
Apple iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max pre-orders begin on Friday morning. As we pointed out in our iPhone 12 pre-order tips guide, it’s important to choose the model, including storage capacity and color, before orders open up.
If you do this ahead of time you should be able to breeze through and get the iPhone 12 mini or iPhone 12 Pro Max model you want.
We’ve already gone through the iPhone 12/iPhone 12 Pro storage options and in this guide we’ll walk you through the different iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro colors and help you decide which one is best for your tastes.
- iPhone 12 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?
iPhone 12 Color Options
Apple sells the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini in five colors. The colors include:
We don’t expect Apple to add color options later in the year or in 2021.
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 another 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 one of Apple’s classic colors 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 the boldest color that you can buy.
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.
Install iOS 14.4 for Better Security
If security is important to you, think about installing iOS 14.4 right now.
iOS 14.4 has important security patches on board and you can read about them right here. These patches will help protect your iPhone from harm.
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 14.4 update includes iOS 14.2's 24 security patches. You can learn more about the patches on Apple's security website.
If you're still running iOS 13, iOS 14.4 include 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.
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