Apple started the pre-order phase for the iPhone 12 on Friday at 2 p.m. together with its mobile communications partners. The first devices should then be with customers on October 23, i.e. next Friday. This time, however, the pre-order phase has two parts: As of today, only iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are available, both devices with a 6.1-inch display.
The more interesting models, the iPhone 12 mini with only 5.4 inches and the iPhone 12 Pro Max with 6.7 inches, will only be available for pre-order from November 6th – with delivery from the following week. The pre-order launch is held by Apple in 35 countries and regions.
The prices go up to 1461.20 euros
Usually the quickest way to get your new iPhone is to order it directly from Apple. There the iPhone 12 Pro is sold in the contract-free version from 1120 euros with 128 GB. The 256 GB variant costs 1237 euros, the 512 GB variant even costs 1,461.20 euros. The colors offered are graphite, silver, gold and Pacific blue.
The iPhone 12 has five colors: white, black, blue, green and red. It starts at 876.30 euros with (only) 64 GB of storage space. 128 GByte cost 925.06 euros and 256 GByte 1042.05 euros. In addition to the iPhone, the packaging only contains a USB-C to Lightning cable, and Apple leaves out the power supply and earphones.
Ordering tips from Apple & Co.
One usually orders particularly quickly via the Apple Store app on the iPhone; Currently, however, Apple’s website can still be reached normally. It makes sense to order the iPhone alone and any accessories you may want separately; the latter can lead to delivery delays if you also order it.
With the mobile phone providers you order directly with a contract, here you can use different tariffs and price models. For example, Telekom offers the iPhone 12 Pro with Magenta Mobil L for 87.68 euros a month (24 months term), with a one-off payment of almost 245 euros. At Vodafone, a one-off payment of 50 euros is due for a 12 Pro with a monthly contract at a price of 90 euros. But it starts at 50 euros, then you pay 720 euros once. O2 and 1 & 1 also offer tariffs tailored to the iPhone 12.