The new series of iPhones are out with the latest 5G technology and they’ve been creating a hell of a lot of buzz in the market with everyone trying to get their hands on one of these marvelous handheld machines.
Recently released in the UK, they’ve offered four variants of the phone and those who are looking to buy the new iPhone 12 might wonder How much does the iPhone 12 cost in the UK?
Well, the first is the iPhone 12 mini which is designed to be compact and fast, with a price tag of £699. Next comes the iPhone 12 basic which is the most affordable with a larger screen and build compared to the mini. And last the two heavyweight contenders are the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max with advanced new camera technology which we’ll discuss in detail.
In this article, I will take you through the current retail price of the iPhone 12 in the UK and list out the main reasons behind why it costs so much.
So let’s get started.
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How Much Does the iPhone 12 Cost in the UK
Let’s start with the cheapest from the series the iPhone 12 mini with a base price of £699, it comes with a 5.4″ screen with amazing processing speed for its size. If you prefer something compact and powerful, this should be your first choice. Click here to check it out!
iPhone 12 base standard version that comes with a 6.1″ large screen is available to you for £799. Click here to check it out!
The iPhone 12 Pro 5G will be available to you for £999 that comes with a 6.1″ screen with an advanced camera and processing speed. Check it out here!
The cream of the crop is the iPhone 12 Pro Max that comes with the largest screen that Apple has ever use on an iPhone at 6.7″. This amazing phone will be available to you for £1,099. It has one of the most advanced cameras that we’ve ever seen on any smartphone till date. Check it out here!
Where Can I Buy the New iPhone 12 5G?
If you check on your phone network providers website in the UK, you can find out all the iPhones they have on sale and visit their store for a better idea. You can also purchase the new series directly from the Apple official website or go to the nearest Apple Store for a demo and purchase.
Networks such as Vodafone, EE, O2 and even third-party providers like Carphone warehouse would have iPhone 12 available to purchase, you can try booking one either on their website or by visiting their store.
What’s in the box?
Apart from a magnificent phone, you will be receiving a Lighting to USB-C charging cable and that’s pretty much it. Over the past years, Apple has provided a wall charger and a pair of headphones in the box when you purchase their iPhone.
During the reveal of the new iPhone 5G, the company announced that they will not include the charging adapter and headphones. This is because most people already have their charging adapters and headphones from their previous Apple product so there is no need to provide a new one.
iPhone 12 Features – Do the features justify the price?
Yes, the iPhone 12 is an expensive affair and since you don’t get an adapter in the box you must be wondering, why is it so expensive. Well, the cost of the new iPhone 12 is higher than earlier models because it comes with some top-notch high-end specifications that make the device worth every cent.
Here are some of the new features that have been included in the iPhone 12, which may actually make you consider buying the phone.
The iPhone 12 comes with an improved camera
The new improved camera of the iPhone 12 series will put all other camera’s in the market to shame. But Apple has given the most improved camera features for the top end Pro series.
The basic iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini have a dual-camera design on the back of the phone with their ultra-wide camera incorporated into the camera design. Apple vouches that the camera on the 12 series is the fastest camera ever to be installed into an iPhone.
The top-end model of the iPhone 12 Pro Max has a larger camera sensor than the previous edition with 47pc which was designed to make nighttime photography more effective and exciting.
Both the Pro models have the new telephoto lens that is, without doubt, one of the best features a camera can have where on the 12 pro model you can zoom in 4x optical zoom range and the 12 Pro Max has a 5x optical zoom range that will blow your mind.
Apple definitely took their camera game seriously and has given an admiral facelift to all the iPhone 12 series cameras.
The iPhone 12 is equipped with 5G technology
The world has decided to move faster with 5G technology and with that Apple has decided to up their game with the technology as well. All the new iPhone 12 models will have 5G network technology incorporated offering excellent connectivity and internet speed.
Mobile cellular phone networks across the UK have established 5G network connectivity for over a year now. But aren’t yet available to new networks, unfortunately, checking with the service provider will help you understand when and how it can be available to you.
With 5G technology, the iPhone 12 series will have faster download speeds than ever before giving way to new apps that run on high-speed internet, crystal clear internet calling and video, HD streaming of all your TV shows with zero buffer rates. There is going to be a mile of a difference in speed when compared to the 3G and 4G smartphones.
The bandwidth of the new 5G phones will have increased significantly, so no more loss of signal when traveling through a tunnel. The power of 5G is here to stay but does take up a lot of data, so Apple has integrated the setting so you will be able to switch between 4G and 5G depending on your situation.
It features the latest wireless MagSafe charging capabilities
This feature has been awaited for so long and it’s finally here removing the need of carrying your charging cable, say hello to MagSafe wireless charging. The features work with the help of magnets installed on the back of the iPhone that helps connect to the wireless charging MagSafe charger.
The feature is also supported on other wireless charging docks and accessories making this universally compatible. The iPhone 12 series has done an excellent job with the design and placement of the magnets ensuring the phone lines up perfectly with the sensor of the wireless charging unit.
The iPhone 12 is integrated with a state-of-the-art LiDAR Sensor
The top-end iPhone 12 Pro series have been integrated with a new LiDAR sensor that is installed on the back next to the camera. This feature helps the phone study the user’s environment to make up a detailed understanding of the surroundings around the phone.
The feature was designed to help create better depth perception of the photos when using the iPhone camera, this feature can also be used at nighttime to understand the distance between the camera and subject. An excellent new feature indeed.
With this new feature, the phone takes augmented reality to a whole new advanced level providing new reality apps with a bigger playground to play in.
Where can you find the best deals for the new iPhone 12 5G?
Your local operators around you will launch various deals and packages for the new iPhone 12 5G in the coming days, so keeping an eye open on their websites is sure to get a deal to your liking.
Version US has recently announced a deal for you to trade in your old iPhone or smartphone for the new iPhone 12 5G but no deals have been put out yet in the UK. So if you are willing to wait for a bit you are sure to get the same in the UK.
Do I Need to Upgrade my network sim card to 5G to use the new iPhone 12?
Yes, if you purchase the phone from the Apple store or website, the phone comes with open network settings.
So if your previous network provider has given you a 4G sim, you will need to get in touch with the network provider to get an upgraded 5G sim that will be compatible with your new iPhone 12 5G.
How do I charge the iPhone 12 5G without the adapter?
I’m sure you must be wondering if the new iPhone 12 doesn’t come with the adapter or headphones. How do I charge the phone if I’m a new user.
While the most common way would be to use the lighting cable to connect to your laptop that will be able to charge your iPhone 12 or if you want a wall socket you can check with your local Apple store to see if they have wall sockets in stock.
Another alternative would be to buy a wireless charging unit that should be able to fast charge your iPhone and remove the need for a wall socket.
When will payment plans be available through my local service provider?
It’s hard to say as the new release will take some time for it to have payment plans, as of now you can check the official Apple UK website for monthly payment plans that are live right now.
Keeping a tab on their websites for plans or having a chat with your provider regarding the same should help you get a better idea.
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Based out of the UK, Pat is the youngest member of TheMiniBlog family and comes with extensive experience in all things Mini. He has been reviewing products for a while now and is well versed in everything related to mini gear and technology.