Apple announces new purple colour for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini

Mmm, purple.

Georgia Dixon
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April 21, 2021
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With all the rumours swirling around in the leadup to Apple's April event, not one seemed to indicate any iPhone announcements (except for maybe iOS 14.5). After all, the device is now halfway through its update cycle (to the date, in fact), so when they unveiled a new colour for the iPhone 12 and 12 Mini, we were understandably a little perplexed. Or should I say purplexed? (I'm so sorry).

Terrible pun aside, the new shade appears to be similar to that of the purple iPhone 11, with a chic lavender finish joining the already existing colour lineup of black, white, blue, green and red. The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, on the other hand, come in a more professional-looking graphite, gold, silver or navy blue finish.

Under the hood, it's still the same as every other iPhone 12, albeit with one slight difference - it will launch with iOS 14.5. Of course, this isn't a huge selling point, since the update will roll out to most iPhone users on April 26. Really, the only reason to buy the purple iPhone 12 is if you really, really like purple. It's available for preorder (at $1,199 for the Mini and $1,349 for the standard iPhone 12) as of 10:00 pm on Friday, April 23 and will ship out from Friday, April 30.

Here's a glimpse at the current most popular iPhone 12 and 12 Mini plans. Still not sure which model to pick? Scroll down for a full specs breakdown.

iPhone 12 lineup specs breakdown

iPhone 12 Mini
iPhone 12
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max

Price

$1,199 (64GB)$1,279 (128GB)$1,449 (256GB)

$1,349 (64GB)$1,429 (128GB)$1,599 (256GB)

$1,699 (128GB)$1,869 (256GB)$2,219 (512GB)

$1,849 (128GB)$2,019 (256GB)$2,369 (512GB)

Display

5.4-inch all-screen OLED Super Retina XDR display

6.1-inch all-screen OLED Super Retina XDR display

6.1-inch all-screen OLED Super Retina XDR display

6.7-inch all-screen OLED Super Retina XDR display

Resolution

2340x1080 @ 476 ppi

2532x1170 @ 460 ppi

2532x1170 @ 460 ppi

2778x1284 @ 458 ppi

Processor

A14 Bionic chip (next-generation Neural Engine)

A14 Bionic chip (next-generation Neural Engine)

A14 Bionic chip (next-generation Neural Engine)

A14 Bionic chip (next-generation Neural Engine)

Storage capacity

64GB128GB256GB

64GB128GB256GB

128GB256GB512GB

128GB256GB512GB

Rear camera

Dual 12MP Ultra Wide and Wide cameras2x optical zoom (out)5x digital zoom

Dual 12MP Ultra Wide and Wide cameras2x optical zoom (out)5x digital zoom

Pro 12MP Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto cameras2x optical zoom10x digital zoom

Pro 12MP Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto cameras5x optical zoom12x digital zoom

Rear video

HDR video with Dolby Vision @ 30fps4K video @ 60fps

HDR video with Dolby Vision @ 30fps4K video @ 60fps

HDR video with Dolby Vision @ 60fps4K video @ 60fps

HDR video with Dolby Vision @ 60fps4K video @ 60fps

Front camera

12MP TrueDepth Camera

12MP TrueDepth Camera

12MP TrueDepth Camera

12MP TrueDepth Camera

Front video

HDR video with Dolby Vision @ 30fps4K video @ 60fps

HDR video with Dolby Vision @ 30fps4K video @ 60fps

HDR video with Dolby Vision @ 30fps4K video @ 60fps

HDR video with Dolby Vision @ 30fps4K video @ 60fps

Weight

133g

162g

187g

226g

Water and dust resistance

Rated IP68

Rated IP68

Rated IP68

Rated IP68

Battery

Video playback: up to 15 hoursVideo playback (streamed): up to 10 hoursAudio playback: up to 50 hours

Video playback: up to 17 hoursVideo playback (streamed): up to 11 hoursAudio playback: up to 65 hours

Video playback: up to 17 hoursVideo playback (streamed): up to 11 hoursAudio playback: up to 65 hours

Video playback: up to 20 hoursVideo playback (streamed): up to 12 hoursAudio playback: up to 80 hours

Fast charge

Up to 50% charge in 30 mins (20W adapter or higher)

Up to 50% charge in 30 mins (20W adapter or higher)

Up to 50% charge in 30 mins (20W adapter or higher)

Up to 50% charge in 30 mins (20W adapter or higher)

Operating system

iOS 14

iOS 14

iOS 14

iOS 14

Connectivity

5GWiFi 6Bluetooth 5.0

5GWiFi 6Bluetooth 5.0

5GWiFi 6Bluetooth 5.0

5GWiFi 6Bluetooth 5.0

Georgia Dixon
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Georgia Dixon
Georgia Dixon has over seven years' experience writing about all things tech, entertainment and lifestyle, with bylines in TechLife magazine, 7NEWS and Stuff.co.nz. In her spare time, you'll find her playing games and daydreaming about good food, wine, and dogs.

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