(Power adapter and headphones sold separately)
APPLE iPHONE 12
Blast past fast.
5G speed. A14 Bionic, the fastest chip in a smartphone.
An edge-to-edge OLED display. Ceramic Shield with four times better drop performance. And Night mode on every camera. iPhone 12 has it all — in two perfect sizes.
The world’s smallest,
thinnest, lightest 5G phone.
The world’s smallest,
thinnest, lightest 5G phone.
Clearly tougher than any smartphone glass.
4x better drop performance
iPhone already had the toughest glass in a smartphone. So to dramatically increase the durability of iPhone 12, we had to introduce an all-new material. We’ve quadrupled the drop performance — the largest year-on-year improvement ever for iPhone.
Sounds simple, but it’s incredibly difficult because ceramic isn’t transparent. By controlling the type of crystals and degree of crystallinity, we developed an exclusive formula that maximises the toughness of the ceramic while remaining optically clear.
Tough is great, but we also wanted to make it scratch-resistant. So, using the same dual ion-exchange process we use on the back glass, we protect against nicks, scratches, and everyday wear and tear.
Aerospace-grade aluminium edges
Even better spill and splash resistance
Five fresh finishes
We engineered custom antennas and radio components for high sensitivity and incredible efficiency. Then we gave iPhone 12 the most 5G bands of any smartphone, so you’ll get 5G in more places.
We looked at our entire software stack — from applications to system level frameworks — and optimised it to take advantage of 5G. For example, many apps can benefit from 5G without using additional power.
5G on iPhone isn’t just faster, it’s smarter too. When your iPhone doesn’t need 5G speeds, like when it’s making updates in the background, it automatically uses LTE to save battery life. But as soon as speed does matter — if you’re downloading a season of your favourite show — iPhone 12 jumps to 5G. Of course, you can also choose to use 5G whenever it’s available.
We also teamed up with network providers and performed extensive engineering and testing to optimise 5G networks.
NEW A14 Apple Chip
A14 Bionic is the fastest chip in a smartphone.
And it pushes what’s possible. Like crunching trillions of operations on the Neural Engine. Or shooting in Dolby Vision — even pro movie cameras can’t do that. It’s super-efficient for great battery life. And it’s ahead of its time, prepared to power pretty much anything that comes next.
Same chip as iPhone 12 Pro
Super Retina XDR display
iPhone 12 has all kinds of powerful new features — like 4K Dolby Vision video recording and super-detailed HDR photos — that require an advanced screen to experience fully. So we gave it our best: the Super Retina XDR display.
Vastly more contrast. Incredible colour accuracy. A huge jump in pixel density.
Wow. Just wow. OLED delivers brighter brights, darker blacks, and higher resolution for everything you look at. This is the best iPhone display we’ve ever made, and it goes all the way to the edge.
Unlike LCDs, which use a backlight to illuminate all the pixels at once, OLED pixels each emit their own light. They can be completely turned off to produce true blacks, or light up all the way to 1,200 nits for HDR content. That’s how you get a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The difference is dramatic.
Texts and emails are noticeably sharper. All your photos and videos — even old favourites — will look more true to life than ever. And things like fire explosions and intergalactic battles in movies are hyper-detailed, super-bright and deeply dark in all the right places.
Welcome to the dark side
Both the Wide and Ultra Wide cameras now have Night mode — and it’s better than ever at capturing incredible low-light shots. The new Wide camera brings in 27 per cent more light. So whether you take photos by daylight or by moonlight, you’ll get a level of detail and colour that wasn’t possible before.
Night mode senses when light is low and kicks in automatically, maintaining clarity while capturing beautiful vibrant colour. All you have to do is start snapping.
Photos that were once hard to capture — like a dramatic moonlit scene — now come out sharper than ever.
Deep Fusion, in mid to low light, analyses multiple exposures to maximise detail. Check out the texture in the wood, fabric and crystal. And the Ultra Wide gets you a heroic perspective.
Smart HDR 3 balances the elements in a shot, bringing out detail in the subject and trees while retaining the rich colour of the sky — even at high noon. Beyond faces, Smart HDR 3 uses machine learning to recognise scenes, then adjusts sharpness, colour and white balance where needed. Even in bright light, Smart HDR 3 is amazing at capturing texture, skin tone, colour saturation and individual details that make photos feel true to life.
Face it. Nothing beats Portrait mode.
Portrait mode is even better at artfully blurring the background to put all the focus on your subject. Lovely, isn’t it?
Take great photos even further by choosing from six creative lighting effects, like High‑Key Light Mono, Natural Light and Studio Light.
Video. Low lights. Camera.
How do you improve on the highest-quality video in a smartphone? Make it even better in low light — a full 27 per cent better. That means no hour is off limits for more beautifully detailed video. Then there’s Night mode Time-lapse. Just prop up your iPhone and let the light trails begin.
You own a film studio.
Now you can record 4K HDR video with Dolby Vision. Edit in Photos or iMovie. Then zap it to your TV using AirPlay to see all that colour and detail. It’s a start-to-finish cinematic experience — found only on iPhone. Which comes in handy when your dog does something adorable.
First camera ever to record in Dolby Vision
Night mode selfies
Look your best. Even in the dark.
Night-time is the right time for a selfie. Because Night mode and a slew of other great features are now on the front camera. Like Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 3, Dolby Vision recording and more.
Everything just clicks
Snap on a new MagSafe case, wallet, or both. (Fear not, the wallet is shielded so it’s safe for credit cards.)
Magnets align themselves perfectly every time for faster wireless charging.
Mix and matchable.
Looks brand new.
Feels like home.
iOS 14 brings a fresh look to the things you do most often, making them easier than ever. New features help you get what you need in the moment. And the apps you use all the time become even more intelligent, more personal and more private.
You’re able to do more with your iPhone than ever before. So iOS 14 reimagines the most iconic parts of the experience to be even more helpful and personal.
Widgets on the Home screen
Widgets have been totally redesigned to give you more information at a glance — and now you can add them to your Home screen. Choose from different sizes and arrange however you like.
The new App Library automatically organises all your apps into one simple, easy‑to‑navigate view. Apps are sorted by category and your most used apps are always just one tap away.
Calls to and from your iPhone,Facetime and third-party display in an all-new compact design that doesn't take up the whole screen.
Picture in Picture
Now you can keep watching videos or continue your FaceTime call while you use another app.
Keeping in touch has never been more essential. So iOS 14 gives you new ways to stay connected to the conversations that matter most, keep track of group conversations, and express yourself however you like.
Pin up to nine of your most important conversations to the top of your conversation list, so you can easily get to them.
Give your group conversation a visual identity by adding a photo or Memoji, or choose an emoji.
Type a name to direct a message to someone. When you are mentioned, your name is highlighted. You can even customise an active group so you only receive notifications when you’re mentioned.
Now you can reply directly to a specific message in a group conversation. You can view replies in the full conversation or in their own thread for a more focused view.
New Memoji styles and stickers
Along with new age options and face coverings, choose from over 20 new hair and headgear styles to reflect your hobby, profession and personality.
Maps is the best way to navigate and explore the world, all while protecting your privacy. With Maps in iOS 14, it’s easier than ever to discover new places to go and environmentally friendly ways to get there.
Apple Maps editors have worked with trusted brands and partners to offer Guides for great places around the world to eat, shop and explore. You can save Guides, and they automatically update when new places are added, so you always have the latest recommendations.
Conversations across languages should feel natural and easy, and should have the ability to remain private. Introducing the all-new Translate app, designed for conversations across 11 different languages.
With Translate, conversations are easy by design. Just turn your phone to landscape and tap the single microphone button to say something.
Enable a fully offline experience for Translate. Use all the app features for downloaded languages and keep your translations private without needing to turn off your phone’s internet connection.
Save translations in the Favourites tab for easy access later. You can also view your recent history and save phrases you just translated.
Enlarge translated text in landscape view, making it easier to read and more effective at getting someone’s attention.
Siri is a vital way to get information and get things done. And thanks to a new compact design, you can take advantage of everything Siri can do without losing your context.
Siri has a completely new look that lets you quickly get information or get things done while still focusing on what you’re doing.
Siri has over 20x more facts than just three years ago
Siri can now help you find answers to a broader set of questions by using information from across the web.
Send audio messages
When you want to be more expressive in your messages, you can now easily send audio messages with Siri.
The Home app helps you manage your smart home more intelligently — and most important, more securely. And now it’s even easier to take advantage of the broad selection of HomeKit accessories.
When you add a new HomeKit accessory, the Home app suggests useful automations so you can put it straight to work.
A new visual status in the Home app prioritises the accessories that most need your attention and allows you to easily control them.
Set your lights to change colour temperature throughout the day.
Define Activity Zones that focus on the most important areas of what your camera sees, so you can be alerted only when there’s motion in the zone you set.
Video cameras and doorbells can now identify people you’ve tagged in the Photos app. Easily tag people, and choose to be notified based on the person.
Browsing the web should feel fast, powerful and private. So with iOS 14, Safari is more responsive and capable than ever, while giving you new ways to help protect your privacy.
The world’s fastest mobile browser.
Safari warns you if a password you’re using is not secure.
Now you can tap the Privacy Report button to better understand how websites treat your privacy.
Car keys and CarPlay
CarPlay has transformed the relationship between your iPhone and your car. Now that relationship gets even more powerful with the ability to unlock and start your car with iPhone.
Car keys in Wallet
Unlock and start your car with iPhone.
Share and manage keys
Sharing keys with friends or family is easy. You can customise controls and create restricted profiles — perfect for new drivers. You can revoke and share keys temporarily too.
Works for up to five hours even after your iPhone battery runs out.
CarPlay wallpaper and new app types
Choose from a set of wallpapers that look great. CarPlay also supports new app types — parking, electric vehicle charging and quick food ordering.
AirPods deliver a magical listening experience. With iOS 14, that magic has a few new tricks, whether you’re listening to music, catching up on a podcast or watching a film.
Take surround sound wherever you go.
New battery notifications conveniently let you know when you need to charge your AirPods.
Seamlessly move between devices without manually switching your AirPods. If you finish a phone call on your iPhone and pick up your iPad to watch a film, AirPods automatically switch over.
Adjust your AirPods audio to account for hearing differences. Headphone Accommodations amplifies soft sounds and can tune to your individual hearing, to help music, phone calls and more sound crisp and clear.
Audio Sharing for Apple TV
Connect two sets of AirPods to your Apple TV 4K so you can enjoy films and shows with someone else without disturbing others.
Apps from the App Store have changed the way we do just about everything. Now there’s an even faster way to take advantage of them with App Clips. A small part of an app, an App Clip is discoverable the moment you need it and is focused on a specific task.
Discover App Clips
App Clips are easy to discover and use just at the moments you need them. Like renting a bike, paying for parking, ordering food and so much more.
Small size .Loads in seconds.Launches quickly.
Privacy is a fundamental human right and at the core of everything we do. That’s why with iOS 14, we’re giving you more control over the data you share and more transparency into how it’s used.
Privacy information on the App Store
You can now get information on the App Store to help you understand the privacy practices of every app before you download it.
An indicator appears at the top of your screen whenever an app is using your microphone or camera. And in Control Centre, you can see if an app has used them recently.
Upgrade to Sign in with Apple
Easily switch to Sign in with Apple when logging in to participating apps. You’ll keep the account you already use, but have one less password to keep track of.
Share only your approximate location rather than your exact location — perfect for apps like local news or weather.
And so much more.
Now app developers can make their subscriptions available for sharing between members of a Family Sharing group. Improved app product pages mean important app details are more glanceable. And search has improved, with spellcheck enhancements and editorial collections appearing in App Store search results.
Discover and play your next game with new browsing features in Apple Arcade. Now you can see what games are popular with your Game Center friends. And easily take your games across iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV with the Continue Playing feature.
ARKit 4 introduces Location Anchors, allowing developers to place AR experiences, like life‑size art installations or navigational directions, at a specific point in the world.14 And even more users can delight in AR experiences accessible only via the front camera, with expanded support for face tracking on all devices with the A12 Bionic chip and later.
Taking photos is even quicker, with faster time to first shot and faster shot-to-shot performance.15 And with a new exposure compensation control, you can lock an exposure value while separately locking camera focus for a specific shot.16
A beautifully redesigned Game Center makes it easy to discover and experience games with friends. Quickly access achievements, leaderboards and your Game Center profile direct from the App Store and within your Game Center–enabled games.
An all-new Sleep experience in the Health app helps you meet your sleep goals. New hearing features help you understand how loud you’re listening to media through headphones and how that could impact your hearing over time. You can manage your health and safety all in one place with the Health Checklist. And the Health app has new data types for mobility, health records, symptoms and ECG.17
On-device intelligence helps you do everything from finding your notes faster to capturing sharper document scans. And design updates across the app help focus your attention on your content and on the most important actions you can take.
Organise your photos and videos with new options to filter and sort, and easily navigate using pinch and zoom in more views throughout Photos.
Quick entry and smart suggestions can help you capture new reminders effortlessly. Members of a shared list can now assign reminders to each other, so splitting up tasks is easier than ever.
Set default email and browser apps.
With iOS 14, you can set a third‑party app as the default email or browser app systemwide.
The most popular audio recording app in the world gets new tools for organising recordings. An all‑new Enhance Recording feature lets you improve the sound quality of your recordings with a single tap.
Stay informed about severe weather events18 and learn about upcoming shifts in weather, so you’ll know if it will be significantly warmer, colder or wetter the next day. In the US, you can see a chart that shows a minute‑by‑minute forecast of precipitation intensity over the next hour.
iOS 14 is compatible with these devices.
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st generation)
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
Size and Weight
- Super Retina XDR display
- 6.1‑inch (diagonal) all‑screen OLED display
- 2532x1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi
- HDR display
- True Tone
- Wide colour (P3)
- Haptic Touch
- 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
- 625 nits max brightness (typical); 1,200 nits max brightness (HDR)
- Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
- Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Rated IP68 (maximum depth of 6 metres up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529
- A14 Bionic chip
- Next‑generation Neural Engine
- Dual 12MP camera system: Ultra Wide and Wide cameras
- Ultra Wide: ƒ/2.4 aperture and 120° field of view
- Wide: ƒ/1.6 aperture
- 2x optical zoom out
- Digital zoom up to 5x
- Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
- Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High‑Key Light Mono)
- Optical image stabilisation (Wide)
- Five‑element lens (Ultra Wide); seven‑element lens (Wide)
- Brighter True Tone flash with slow sync
- Panorama (up to 63MP)
- Sapphire crystal lens cover
- 100% Focus Pixels (Wide)
- Night mode (Ultra Wide, Wide)
- Deep Fusion (Ultra Wide, Wide)
- Smart HDR 3 with Scene Detection
- Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
- Lens correction (Ultra Wide)
- Advanced red‑eye correction
- Auto image stabilisation
- Burst mode
- Photo geotagging
- Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG
- HDR 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
- Optical image stabilisation for video (Wide)
- 2x optical zoom out
- Digital zoom up to 3x
- Audio zoom
- Brighter True Tone flash
- QuickTake video
- Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
- Time-lapse video with stabilisation
- Night mode Time‑lapse
- Extended dynamic range for video up to 60 fps
- Cinematic video stabilisation (4K, 1080p and 720p)
- Continuous autofocus video
- Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
- Playback zoom
- Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
- Stereo recording
- Enabled by TrueDepth camera for facial recognition
- Pay with your iPhone using Face ID in shops, within apps and on the web
- Complete purchases made with Apple Pay on your Mac
- Pay for your journey using Express Travel
Mobile and Wireless
- Gigabit LTE with 4x4 MIMO and LAA
- Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2x2 MIMO
- Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
- Ultra Wideband chip for spatial awareness
- NFC with reader mode
- Express Cards with Power Reserve
- FaceTime video calling over Wi‑Fi or a mobile network
- FaceTime HD (1080p) video calling over 5G or Wi‑Fi
- FaceTime audio
- Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
- Wi‑Fi calling
- Audio formats supported: AAC‑LC, HE‑AAC, HE‑AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC‑3), Dolby Digital Plus (E‑AC‑3), Dolby Atmos and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX and AAX+)
- Spatial audio playback
- User-configurable maximum volume limit
- Video formats supported: HEVC, H.264, MPEG‑4 Part 2 and Motion JPEG
- HDR with Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG
- Up to 4K HDR AirPlay for mirroring, photos and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later) or AirPlay 2–enabled smart TV
- Video mirroring and video out support: up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
- Use your voice to send messages, set reminders and more
- Get intelligent suggestions on your Lock screen and in Messages, Mail, QuickType and more
- Activate hands‑free with only your voice using “Hey Siri”
- Use your voice to run shortcuts from your favourite apps
External Buttons and Connectors
Built‑in stereo speaker
Built‑in stereo speaker
Power and Battery
Up to 17 hours
Video playback (streamed):
Up to 11 hours
Up to 65 hours
- Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- MagSafe wireless charging up to 15W
- Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W
- Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
- Fast-charge capable: up to 50% charge in 30 minutes with 20W adapter or higher (sold separately)
- Wireless charging up to 15W
- Magnet array
- Alignment magnet
- Accessory Identification NFC
- Face ID
- Three‑axis gyro
- Proximity sensor
- Ambient light sensor
iOS is our most personal and secure mobile operating system, packed with powerful features and designed to protect your privacy.
Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new iPhone. With built-in support for vision, hearing, mobility and learning, you can fully enjoy the world’s most personal device.
- Voice Control
- RTT and TTY support
- Siri and Dictation
- Type to Siri
- Switch Control
- Closed Captions
- Speak Screen
- Back Tap
- Dual SIM (nano‑SIM and eSIM)
- iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are not compatible with existing micro‑SIM cards.
Mail Attachment Support
Viewable document types
.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics; .usdz (USDZ Universal)
- Apple ID (required for some features)
- Internet access
- Syncing to a Mac or PC requires:
- macOS Catalina 10.15 or later using the Finder
- macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 to macOS Mojave 10.14.6 using iTunes 12.8 or later
- Windows 7 or later using iTunes 12.10.10 or later (free download from
0° to 35° C (32° to 95° F)
−20° to 45° C (−4° to 113° F)
5% to 95% non-condensing
tested up to 3,000 metres (10,000 feet)
English (Australia, UK, US), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Traditional Hong Kong), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
APPLE iPHONE 12