iPhone 12 Pro Max

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is a smartphone that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2020 to 2021 as part of the iPhone series. This iPhone has been introduced on October 13, 2020, released on November 13, 2020, and its price started at $1099.

The all-new iPhone features a Six-Core 3.0 GHz 64-bit Apple A14 Bionic processor with Quad-Core graphics, Apple M14 motion coprocessor, 6 GB of RAM, 6.7″ Super Retina XDR OLED Display, GPS, 5G data capability, dual-SIM support through a nano-SIM and an eSIM (Apple SIM), four colors; Graphite, Silver, Pacific Blue, and Gold, 128 GB / 256 GB or 512 GB of flash memory, Wi-Fi 6 – 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC for Apple Pay, Lightning port, nano-SIM slot, Three rear 12 Mpix cameras with Wide, Ultra Wide and Telephoto lens system with LiDAR sensor / 12 Mpix front camera with TrueDepth camera system for facial recognition called Face ID, three-axis gyro, accelerometer, Barometer, Qi and MagSafe inductive charging, and IP68 for water resistance and dust resistance.

Major upgrades over the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max include the addition of 5G support, the LiDAR sensor, the introduction of the MagSafe wireless charging and accessory system, the Apple A14 Bionic system-on-a-chip (SoC), high-dynamic-range video Dolby Vision 4K video recording at 30 or 60 fps, larger 6.7-inch and 6.1-inch displays on the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Pro, respectively, and the move to a base capacity of 128 GB from the prior base capacity of 64 GB while retaining the other storage capacities of 256 GB and 512 GB.

The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, like the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini, are the first iPhone models from Apple to no longer include a power adapter or EarPods headphones found in prior iPhone models; however, a USB-C to Lightning cable is still included; additionally, this change was retroactively applied to other iPhone models sold by Apple, including the iPhone XriPhone 11, and iPhone SE 2nd generation.

It is the first major redesign since the iPhone X, similar to that of iPad Pros since 2018 and the iPad Air 4th Generation. The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max feature a flat chassis, a design seen with the iPhone 4 through the iPhone 5s and the first generation iPhone SE. The notch size is similar to previous iPhone models, despite speculation about a reduction in width. 

The bezels are around 35% thinner than the iPhone 11 Pro and previous models. The new design also comes with a ceramic-hardened front glass, marketed as Ceramic Shield, while the back retains the previous generation Dual-Ion Exchange strengthened glass. On the back is the same three-camera configuration found on the iPhone 11 Pro, but with larger apertures and an added LiDAR scanner.

A magnetic connector known as MagSafe is introduced on the iPhone 12 models, allowing accessories such as cases and charging cords to be attached to the rear of the device. Accessories can also be stacked together.

The devices support 5G cellular communications. This allows upload speeds of up to 200 Mbit/s and download speeds of up to 4 Gbit/s. However, only models sold in the U.S. support the fastest mmWave technology; those sold elsewhere in the world, including Canada, support only sub-6GHz frequency bands. 

A new feature called Smart Data Mode enables 5G only when necessary to preserve battery life. 5G is not supported if both SIMs (eSIM and physical SIM card) are active. To use 5G, the user must manually disable one line.

This iPhone has been discontinued on September 14, 2021, and has been replaced by the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Today iPhone 12 Pro Max is 3 years old!

iPhone 12 Pro Max
Source: apple.com – iPhone 12 Pro Max

iPhone 12 Pro Max Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedOctober 13, 2020
ReleasedNovember 13, 2020 *1
November 20, 2020 *2
November 27, 2020 *3
December 4, 2020 *4
December 11, 2020 *5
December 17, 2020 *6
December 18, 2020 *7
December 23, 2020 *8
DiscontinuedSeptember 14, 2021
Model IdentifieriPhone13,4
Model NumberA2342
Order NumberMGCJ3LL/A (128 GB Pacific Blue)
MGCN3LL/A (256 GB Pacific Blue)
MGCT3LL/A (512 GB Pacific Blue)
MGCF3LL/A (128 GB Graphite)
MGCK3LL/A (256 GB Graphite)
MGCP3LL/A (512 GB Graphite)
MGCG3LL/A (128 GB Silver)
MGCL3LL/A (256 GB Silver)
MGCQ3LL/A (512 GB Silver)
MGCH3LL/A (128 GB Gold)
MGCM3LL/A (256 GB Gold)
MGCR3LL/A (512 GB Gold)
MG913LL/A (128 GB Pacific Blue AT&T)
MG953LL/A (256 GB Pacific Blue AT&T)
MG993LL/A (512 GB Pacific Blue AT&T)
MG8X3LL/A (128 GB Graphite AT&T)
MG923LL/A (256 GB Graphite AT&T)
MG963LL/A (512 GB Graphite AT&T)
MG8Y3LL/A (128 GB Silver AT&T)
MG933LL/A (256 GB Silver AT&T)
MG973LL/A (512 GB Silver AT&T)
MG903LL/A (128 GB Gold AT&T)
MG943LL/A (256 GB Gold AT&T)
MG983LL/A (512 GB Gold AT&T)
MGAF3LL/A (128 GB Pacific Blue Sprint)
MGAQ3LL/A (256 GB Pacific Blue Sprint)
MGAX3LL/A (512 GB Pacific Blue Sprint)
MGA73LL/A (128 GB Graphite Sprint)
MGAH3LL/A (256 GB Graphite Sprint)
MGAR3LL/A (512 GB Graphite Sprint)
MGA93LL/A (128 GB Silver Sprint)
MGAJ3LL/A (256 GB Silver Sprint)
MGAU3LL/A (512 GB Silver Sprint)
MGAA3LL/A (128 GB Gold Sprint)
MGAM3LL/A (256 GB Gold Sprint)
MGAW3LL/A (512 GB Gold Sprint)
MG9E3LL/A (128 GB Pacific Blue Verizon)
MG9J3LL/A (256 GB Pacific Blue Verizon)
MG9N3LL/A (512 GB Pacific Blue Verizon)
MG9A3LL/A (128 GB Graphite Verizon)
MG9F3LL/A (256 GB Graphite Verizon)
MG9K3LL/A (512 GB Graphite Verizon)
MG9C3LL/A (128 GB Silver Verizon)
MG9G3LL/A (256 GB Silver Verizon)
MG9L3LL/A (512 GB Silver Verizon)
MG9D3LL/A (128 GB Gold Verizon)
MG9H3LL/A (256 GB Gold Verizon)
MG9M3LL/A (512 GB Gold Verizon)
MG9T3LL/A (128 GB Pacific Blue T-mobile)
MG9X3LL/A (256 GB Pacific Blue T-mobile)
MGA43LL/A (512 GB Pacific Blue T-mobile)
MG9P3LL/A (128 GB Graphite T-mobile)
MG9U3LL/A (256 GB Graphite T-mobile)
MG9Y3LL/A (512 GB Graphite T-mobile)
MG9Q3LL/A (128 GB Silver T-mobile)
MG9V3LL/A (256 GB Silver T-mobile)
MGA23LL/A (512 GB Silver T-mobile)
MG9R3LL/A (128 GB Gold T-mobile)
MG9W3LL/A (256 GB Gold T-mobile)
MGA33LL/A (512 GB Gold T-mobile)
MGCX3VC/A (128 GB Pacific Blue Canada)
MGD23VC/A (256 GB Pacific Blue Canada)
MGD63VC/A (512 GB Pacific Blue Canada)
MGCU3VC/A (128 GB Graphite Canada)
MGCY3VC/A (256 GB Graphite Canada)
MGD33VC/A (512 GB Graphite Canada)
MGCV3VC/A (128 GB Silver Canada)
MGD03VC/A (256 GB Silver Canada)
MGD43VC/A (512 GB Silver Canada)
MGCW3VC/A (128 GB Gold Canada)
MGD13VC/A (256 GB Gold Canada)
MGD53VC/A (512 GB Gold Canada)
MGDA3B/A (128 GB Pacific Blue UK)
MGDF3B/A (256 GB Pacific Blue UK)
MGDL3B/A (512 GB Pacific Blue UK)
MGD73B/A (128 GB Graphite UK)
MGDC3B/A (256 GB Graphite UK)
MGDG3B/A (512 GB Graphite UK)
MGD83B/A (128 GB Silver UK)
MGDD3B/A (256 GB Silver UK)
MGDH3B/A (512 GB Silver UK)
MGD93B/A (128 GB Gold UK)
MGDE3B/A (256 GB Gold UK)
MGDK3B/A (512 GB Gold UK)
MGC33CH/A (128 GB Pacific Blue China)
MGC73CH/A (256 GB Pacific Blue China)
MGCE3CH/A (512 GB Pacific Blue China)
MGC03CH/A (128 GB Graphite China)
MGC43CH/A (256 GB Graphite China)
MGC93CH/A (512 GB Graphite China)
MGC13CH/A (128 GB Silver China)
MGC53CH/A (256 GB Silver China)
MGCA3CH/A (512 GB Silver China)
MGC23CH/A (128 GB Gold China)
MGC63CH/A (256 GB Gold China)
MGCC3CH/A (512 GB Gold China)
Original Price$1,099 (128 GB)
$1,199 (256 GB)
$1,399 (512 GB)
ColorsPacific Blue
Weight8.03 oz. – 227 Grams
Dimensions6.33” H x 3.07” W x 0.29″ D
16.07 cm H x 7.79 cm W x 0.76 cm D
PredecessoriPhone 11 Pro Max
SuccessoriPhone 13 Pro Max
*1 Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States.
Brazil, India, South Korea.
Thailand, Vietnam.
Sri Lanka.
Indonesia, Philippines, South Africa.

Tech Specs


ProcessorApple A14 Bionic
Processor Speed3.0 GHz
Number of Cores6 (2 – High-Performance, 4 – High-Efficiency)
CoprocessorApple M14 motion


Storage128 GB
256 GB
512 GB


Memory6 GB LPDDR4X


Graphics CardApple GPU
Number of Cores4


Display6.7″ Super Retina XDR OLED Display
Resolution2778 x 1284
Pixel Density458 ppi
Brightness800 cd/m2 (typical)
1200 cd/m2 (HDR)
Color GamutWide color gamut P3
Contrast Ratio2,000,000:1
Haptic Touch
Display ModesAirPlay Mirroring
AirPlay video streaming
Lightning Digital AV Adapter
Lightning to VGA Adapter


ButtonsVolume + / –
Sleep / Wake up


SensorsTrueDepth (Face ID)
Ambient light
3-axis gyroscope


5G NR mmWave

A2410 / A2412 / A2411:
(support varies by country)

All models:
Gigabit LTE with 4×4 MIMO and LAA
ModemQualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G
Ultra-WidebandU1 chip – for spatial awareness
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6 – 802.11ax with 2×2 MIMO
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
SIM slotdual nano-SIM (A2412)
nano-SIM + eSIM (A2342 / A2410 / A2411)
NFCNFC with reader mode
Express Card with the power reserve
Ports1 – Lightning port
Camera1 – 12 Megapixels Wide camera with optical image stabilization (Rear)
1 – 12 Megapixels Ultra-Wide camera with optical image stabilization (Rear)
1 – 12 Megapixels telephoto camera with optical image stabilization (Rear)
1 – 12 Megapixels TrueDepth (Front)
Digital compass
Audio In3 – Microphones
Audio Out2 – Stereo speakers


Audio FormatsAAC‑LC
Protected AAC
Linear PCM
Apple Lossless
Dolby Digital (AC‑3)
Dolby Digital Plus (E‑AC‑3)
Dolby Atmos
Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)
Video FormatsHEVC
MPEG‑4 Part 2
Motion JPEG
HDR with Dolby Vision
Video Recording FormatsHDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 30 fps
4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
720p HD video recording at 30 fps
Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps


Original OSiOS 14.1
Maximum OSThe latest release of iOS
Intelligent AssistentSiri
iTunesiTunes 12.8 or later
System RequirementsOS X 10.11.6 or later
Windows 7 or later


Battery14.13 W Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Battery Capacity3687 mAh
Battery LifeTalk time: Up to 25 hours
Internet use: Up to 17 hours
Video playback: Up to 20 hours
Audio playback: Up to 80 hours
Power AdapterApple 20W USB-C Power Adapter (Not included)
Apple MagSafe wireless charging up to 15W
Wireless charging with Qi chargers up to 7.5W

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