iPhone 12 Details and Warranty Information

iPhone 12 leaks and rumors started circulating back in the spring of 2020. I’m not sure if anyone predicted the new colors that the phones come in, though, or that every model will come with 5G. We outlined all of the information about the beautiful new devices, as well as warranty information.

How much does the iPhone 12 cost?

The new release comes in a whopping four different models. They are as follows
  • $799: iPhone 12
  • $999: iPhone 12 Pro
  • $1099: iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • $699: iPhone 12 Mini
Some cell phone carriers have slight pricing variations. Also, Apple offers a trade in program where you can get up to $500 off for select models; this discount is calculated at checkout.

When did the iPhone 12 come out?

Apple’s iPhone 12 launch event was on October 13th, 2020, the same day as Amazon Prime Day. The preorder and shipping dates are different. The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro open for preorders on October 16th, and ship on October 23rd. Later, iPhone 12 Mini and Pro Max open for preorders on November 6th and ship on November 13th.

Does the iPhone 12 have a fingerprint scanner?

Like previous iPhone models, the 12 comes with facial recognition unlock.

Are the iPhone cameras any good?

Absolutely. iPhones have long been leaders in cell phone camera quality. In fact, the iPhone 11 camera was continuously ranked as the best one in 2019. The breakdown of cameras are as follows:
  • iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini: regular, ultrawide and selfie camera, night mode on all cameras
  • Pro: regular, ultrawide, telephoto with 2X zoom, selfie camera and night mode on all cameras
  • Pro Max: regular, ultrawide, telephoto 2.5X zoom, selfie camera and night mode on all cameras
The most exciting advancement for iPhone 12 models is the addition of improved night mode. Android has long been the leader for this feature and finally iPhones are catching up.

How does the iPhone compare to the Samsung Galaxy Note 20?

The Apple and Samsung flagship phones are both fantastic. If you’re an Apple loyalist, the Note 20 probably doesn’t have any stand-out features to make you switch, and visa versa. The tougher decision for an Android fan is probably Galaxy or Pixel? Likewise, for Apple fans, it’ll be tough to decide which of the four iPhone 12 models to get.
Some of the basic specs are as follows:


Galaxy Note 20 iPhone 12
Price $999 $829 (unlocked)
Size 6.7″ 6.1″
Front camera 10mp selfie 12mp selfie
Back cameras 12mp ultra wide, 12mp wide angle, 64mp telephoto 12mp ultra wide, 12mp wide angle
5G Yes Yes
Colors Mystic bronze, Mystic Gray, Mystic Green White, Black, Blue, Green, (PRODUCT)RED
Storage 128GB or 512GB 64GB, 128GB or 256GB

What is the best iPhone 12 case?

Although the iPhone 12 was recently released, there are multiple cases to choose from. Digital Trends outlined five fashionable and functional cases that you can order today. If you’re looking for an ultra thin case, check out Totallee. They claim to be, “A pocket-friendly, ultra thin iPhone 12 case for an extra layer of protection.” Our favorite part is that they have a clean and simple design with no logos.

Do I need extra protection on my iPhone 12?

With two of the models costing $1,000+, protection beyond a phone case is essential. Cracked screens are the most common issue, but water damage, battery failure and other malfunctions are common, too. iPhone insurance will protect your new iPhone from costly repairs up to two years from the date of purchase.

Should I get a warranty or insurance on my new iPhone?

It’s true that the new iPhones claim to have a 4 times better drop performance. However, in order to do this, they had to introduce a completely new material. While we love that Apple is working on durability, we don’t trust these new claims. That’s why phone insurance is still so important. Aside from accidental damage, manufacturer and other internal malfunctions happen. Instead of being stuck with a $500+ bill, get Upsie and only pay a small deductible.

Is AppleCare the best option?

AppleCare+ is the warranty plan offered by Apple when you purchase an iPhone. There are two variations: one with loss and theft protection and one without. While AppleCare is great, it’s not the best option. Upsie offers the same protection as the non-loss and theft plan, but for a lower price. Additionally, Upsie does not limit the number of accidental claims you can make per year like Apple does. Here’s a warranty price comparison for the new iPhone 12 priced at $829.


Upsie AppleCare+ AppleCare+ Loss and Theft
2-Year warranty $115.99 $149 $219
Replacement deductible $99 $99 $99
Cracked screen deductible $49 $29 $29
Upsie’s deductible for replacements is just $99. Perhaps the best part about Upsie is that you can still get your smartphone, or other apple products, repaired at the Genius Bar under Upsie’s reimbursement model. You will have to pay for the repair upfront, and then Upsie will reimburse you for any approved claims. In most cases, you can get your smartphone repaired same-day as making a claim.
If you’re ordering an iPhone 12, congratulations! The four models look amazing. But don’t forget to protect your beautiful new device with Upsie.

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