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iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini colors: all the available colors and which color should you get?

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iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini colors: all the available colors and which color should you get?
Apple's most recent flagships, the iPhone 12 series, impress with the ultra-fast A14 Bionic, great OLED screens, and attractive, future-proof 5G connectivity. Tim Cook even said the iPhone 12 is the most popular smartphone in the world in Apple's recent Spring Loaded event. You might have decided to go for the base iPhone 12 model, a 6.1-inch fast and responsive smartphone, or you might want the compact 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini, but you may be wondering which color you should go for. If that’s the case, read on as this article will attempt to help you with your decision.

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So, without further ado, let's jump into the available iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini colors.

The smartphone’s color is a possibility for you to express yourself… or it can simply bring you joy or excitement.

iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 mini available colors:
  • Purple (the newest color, available for pre-order starting April 23)
  • White
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Product RED
Now, let’s discuss those color options a bit more.

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini in Purple

Apple announced at its Spring Loaded event a new color for the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 mini: purple. The new candy-like color is aiming to bring a spring vibe and looks fresh and vibrant. Pre-orders for the new Purple models begin on Friday, April 23rd and the phones will be available one week later on April 30th. The aluminum edges of the phones are matching the sophisticated purple of the back.

If you're a fan of purple and lavender, or you just want a touch of spring to your device, you may like this color. It won't attract fingerprints as much as darker colors. It is possible it resembles a bit the purple on the iPhone 11, but in the photo above it appears to be a bit more saturated that the iPhone 11's purple.

Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini  in Purple start today!

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini in White

The iPhone 12 and 12 Mini in white look youthful and bright, and this color will look good with anything. Additionally, it won’t attract fingerprint smudges and combined with the silver Apple logo on the back of the phone, looks premium and stylish. If you want something simple, yet with a feel of elegance, you may like this color option. On the front, the bezels are still black, so you will mostly not see the white color if you’re looking at the iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 mini from the front.

Important to note here is that, as you can probably see on the photo above, the color is not cold white. It does overall look like white, but when you compare it with the white on the Apple AirPods case for example, you will see a slightly warmer, somehow pinkish or goldish tint on the iPhone 12 and 12 mini white. It's barely noticeable, but it makes the white more warm and therefore a great option for someone who would go for a gold or a more jewelry-like color.

Black iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini

Black never gets old, does it? Well, the iPhone 12 in black is another simple, elegant, and sleek option, mostly for the more conservative Apple users out there. It nicely blends in with the camera bump and looks premium, yet unintrusive. However, keep in mind that the black glossy finish of the iPhone 12 and 12 mini’s glass back will most likely attract fingerprints like nobody’s business, so you may need to clean it more often than any of the other color options if you want to keep it looking pristine.

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 in Green

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini in green look cheerful and give off a youthful and fun vibe. The light green is fresh and looks attractive, it's not very saturated and looks quite minty. If you’re the type of person who likes their tech to be a bit risky-looking and definitely not classical, you will most likely enjoy this iPhone 12 color option. Additionally, the camera bump and the frame of the phone are also painted in a light green color to blend in with the rest of the device. Keep in mind that this green may not be the same green color as seen on the iPhone 11, as it is lighter and more subdued.

iPhone 12 and 12 mini in Blue

The Navy-like Blue color on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini is a nice addition to the iPhone 12 color options. It looks solid and interesting, while at the same time manages to look vibrant and somehow daring. This is a great balance color for those of you, who would want a color they won’t get sick of too quickly, but that is not black or white.

The blue looks good with almost anything and is definitely a trendy-looking iPhone 12 color option. It's bright and artistic, in a way, as well, so this option is great for people who love their smartphones to look interesting and fresh. Keep in mind that this color is not very dark blue, and its slightly more saturated in reality than what appears on Apple's website.

Product RED iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini

iPhone 12 Product RED. A classical but daring choice. The bright red color will attract attention, it gives off a daredevil vibe: it’s fresh and it’s bold. You will most likely enjoy this color option if you like some spice for your tech. At the same time, if you chose to go for the Product RED, as you most probably already know, you will be contributing a portion of your purchase to the global fund against Covid-19.


Which color you should get, of course, depends on your personal preference, your style, the way you think about your smartphone, whether it’s a tool or also an accessory, and many other factors. Nevertheless, colors do matter in the decision-making of an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 mini purchase.

Tell us in the comments below which do you think the best iPhone 12 color is and why!

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Apple iPhone 12 specs
  • Display 6.1 inches 2532 x 1170 pixels 60Hz Refresh rate
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 12 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A14 Bionic 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2815 mAh
  • OS iOS 15.x
Apple iPhone 12 mini specs
  • Display 5.4 inches 2340 x 1080 pixels 60Hz Refresh rate
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 12 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A14 Bionic 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2227 mAh
  • OS iOS 15.x

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