The iPhone 12 mini costs more than what most were led to believe30
- iPhone 13 release date, price, features, and specs
The original story continues below.
The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max start at $999. They have a sturdier built, three rear cameras as opposed to two on the standard models, and a LiDar scanner.
iPhone 12 mini costs more than the iPhone 11
It turns out that the iPhone 12 mini doesn't actually start at $699, as reported by 9to5 Mac. Similarly, the baseline iPhone 12 does not cost $799.
The advertised prices only apply if you choose either Verizon or AT&T as your carrier.
Otherwise, if you opt for T-Mobile or Sprint, or buy the SIM-free unlocked variant, you will have to pay at least $729 for the iPhone 12 mini, and $829 for the iPhone 12.
Sure, that's a difference of just $30, and Apple has quietly mentioned in its press release that the prices include an AT&T or Verizon discount, it still kind of sounds deceptive, especially for consumers who don't reside in the US.
No such gimmicks were pulled for the Pro models, and their price begin at $999, regardless of your carrier choice.
This story is part of:Apple iPhone 12 launch event (5 updates)