iPhone 12 Colors: Deciding on the Right Color

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By Erric Buttlar

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro were released in a variety of colours in October 2020, including some well-known classics and brand-new shades. If you have your heart set on a certain colour, you may not be able to obtain your desired model in that shade because the 12 and 12 Pro come in various colour options.

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12

The iPhone 12 mini and ‌iPhone 12‌ are available in six colors. Apple selected a bolder, brighter color palette for the ‌iPhone 12‌ lineup. The six available colors are:

  • Black
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple

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The Space Gray or Apple’s new Graphite colours should not be mistaken with the Black iPhone 12. The Silver of the iPhone 12 Pro is comparable to White, but with less pronounced matte metal edges.

Apple released a brand-new Purple iPhone 12 colour option in April 2021 to go along with the Purple iMac.

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

There are four colour options for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Apple chose a more restrained and sophisticated colour scheme for the iPhone 12 Pro variants in comparison to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini. The four hues that are offered are:

  • Silver
  • Graphite
  • Gold
  • Pacific Blue

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It’s important to note that the Silver colour of the iPhone 12 Pro only applies to the corners of the phone. The back of the Silver iPhone 12 is really white. In addition, the new Graphite shade actually seems to be rather close to earlier generations’ Space Gray.

The Midnight Green of the iPhone 11 Pro has been replaced with Pacific Blue for 2019, and the green Pro variant is no longer offered.

How to Decide on Color

If you use your iPhone with a cover, you may want to think about what colour would go best with it. You could pick more neutral colours like Black or White for the iPhone 12 or Graphite or Silver for the iPhone 12 Pro, and then use a more vibrant cover to contrast with them. If you don’t use a case, you may want to choose a colour choice that is more striking.

Customers who own many Apple products may also wish to get an iPhone in a colour that matches their other products. For instance, the Graphite iPhone 12 Pro would go best with a Space Gray MacBook Pro if you currently have one. The Silver iPhone 12 Pro will go well with your Silver stainless steel Apple Watch.

The newest colours for the iPhone are Purple, Blue, and Pacific Blue if you want one in a whole different tint. The likelihood that you own the most recent smartphone is highest for these colours.

The frequency of your iPhone upgrades may also affect the colour you choose. If you change your phone every year, you may feel more comfortable choosing a new hue, but if you want to keep your iPhone for a long time, it could be a better idea to go with a colour you previously liked if it’s still available.

See our iPhone 12 vs. 12 Pro buyer’s guide if you still need assistance choosing between the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro.

The stainless steel frame of the Gold iPhone 12 Pro apparently has a distinct coating that makes it more resistant to fingerprints than the other iPhone 12 Pro hues.

With a molecular structure that resembles the stainless steel underlying, the new Gold colour is more durable than “normal” PVD thanks to a unique high-power, impulse magnetron sputtering (HiPIMS) method that applies the coating in a super-dense pattern. It is also easy to wipe clean and absorbs less fingerprints, which is an added bonus.

Additionally, the new coating is reportedly “more durable” than the one used for other iPhone 12 Pro finishes, which might mean that the Gold model of the handset is at least marginally less prone to nicks, scratches, and other wear and tear. Customers who use their iPhone without a cover could find that the Gold iPhone 12 Pro is the ideal option due to its enhanced durability and fingerprint-repellent finish.

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