iPhone 12 Technical Specifications

 
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12
Finish

Black, White, , Green, Blue, Purple

Ceramic Shield front
Glass back and aluminum design

Black, White, , Green, Blue, Purple

Ceramic Shield front
Glass back and aluminum design

Capacity1
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB
Size and Weight2
Width:

64.2mm

Height:

131.5mm

Depth:

7.4mm

Weight:

133g

Width:

71.5mm

Height:

146.7mm

Depth:

7.4mm

Weight:

162g

Display
  • Super Retina XDR display
  • 5.4‑inch (diagonal) all‑screen OLED display
  • 2340‑by‑1080-pixel resolution at 476 ppi

The iPhone 12 mini display has rounded corners that follow a beautiful curved design, and these corners are within a standard rectangle. When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screen is 5.42 inches diagonally (actual viewable area is less).

  • Super Retina XDR display
  • 6.1‑inch (diagonal) all‑screen OLED display
  • 2532‑by‑1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi

The iPhone 12 display has rounded corners that follow a beautiful curved design, and these corners are within a standard rectangle. When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screen is 6.06 inches diagonally (actual viewable area is less).

Both models:
  • HDR display
  • True Tone
  • Wide colour (P3)
  • Haptic Touch
  • 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • 625 nits max brightness (typical); 1200 nits max brightness (HDR)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Splash, Water and Dust Resistance3

Rated IP68 (maximum depth of 6 metres for up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529

Chip
  • A14 Bionic chip
  • 6-core CPU with 2 performance and 4 efficiency cores
  • 4-core GPU
  • 16‑core Neural Engine
Camera
  • Dual 12MP camera system: Wide and Ultra Wide cameras
  • Wide: ƒ/1.6 aperture
  • Ultra Wide: ƒ/2.4 aperture and 120° field of view
  • 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 Mono)
  • Optical image stabilisation (Wide)
  • Seven‑element lens (Wide); five-element lens (Ultra Wide)
  • True Tone flash with Slow Sync
  • Panorama (up to 63MP)
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • 100% Focus Pixels (Wide)
  • Night mode
  • Deep Fusion
  • Smart HDR 3
  • 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
Video Recording
  • HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 30 fps
  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 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
  • True Tone flash
  • QuickTake video
  • Slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time-lapse video with stabilisation
  • Night mode Time-lapse
  • Cinematic video stabilisation (4K, 1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
  • Stereo recording
TrueDepth Camera
  • 12-megapixel camera
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High‑Key Mono)
  • Animoji and Memoji
  • Night mode
  • Deep Fusion
  • Smart HDR 3
  • HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 30 fps
  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
  • Slow-motion video support for 1080p at 240 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilisation
  • Night mode Time‑lapse
  • Cinematic video stabilisation (4K, 1080p and 720p)
  • QuickTake video
  • Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Lens correction
  • Retina Flash
  • Auto image stabilisation
  • Burst mode
Face ID
  • Enabled by TrueDepth camera for facial recognition
Mobile and Wireless

Model A2403*

  • 5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n77, n78, n79)
  • FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
  • TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Model A2399*

  • 5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n77, n78, n79)
  • FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
  • TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

All models

  • 5G (sub-6 GHz)4
  • Gigabit LTE with 4x4 MIMO and LAA4
  • Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2x2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • Ultra Wideband chip for spatial awareness5
  • NFC with reader mode
  • Express Cards with power reserve
Location
  • Built-in GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS and BeiDou
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Mobile data
  • iBeacon micro-location
Video Calling6
  • FaceTime video calling over a mobile network or Wi‑Fi
  • FaceTime HD (1080p) video calling over 5G or Wi-Fi
  • Share experiences like movies, TV, music and other apps in a FaceTime call with SharePlay
  • Screen sharing
  • Portrait mode in FaceTime video
  • Spatial audio
  • Voice Isolation and Wide Spectrum microphone modes
  • Zoom with rear‑facing camera
Audio Calling6
  • FaceTime audio
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)4
  • Wi‑Fi calling4
  • Share experiences like movies, TV, music and other apps in a FaceTime call with SharePlay
  • Screen sharing
  • Spatial audio
  • Voice Isolation and Wide Spectrum microphone modes
Audio Playback
  • 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 Playback
  • 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)7
External Buttons and Connectors

Volume up/down

Ring/Silent

Side button

Built‑in stereo speaker
Built‑in microphone

Lightning connector

Built‑in microphones

Built‑in 
stereo speaker

Power and Battery8

Video playback:
Up to 15 hours

Video playback (streamed):
Up to 10 hours

Audio playback:
Up to 50 hours

Video playback:
Up to 17 hours

Video playback (streamed):
Up to 11 hours

Audio playback:
Up to 65 hours

Both models:
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • MagSafe wireless charging up to 15W9
  • Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W9
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Fast-charge capable: Up to 50% charge in 30 minutes10 with 20W adapter or higher (sold separately)
MagSafe
  • Wireless charging up to 15W9
  • Magnet array
  • Alignment magnet
  • Accessory Identification NFC
  • Magnetometer
Sensors
  • Face ID
  • Barometer
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
Operating System
  • iOS 15
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Accessibility

Built-in accessibility features supporting vision, mobility, hearing and cognitive disabilities help you get the most out of your iPhone.

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Features include:
  • Voice Control
  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Magnifier
  • RTT and TTY support
  • Dictation
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • AssistiveTouch
  • Spoken Content
  • Back Tap
Built-in Apps
Free Apps from Apple

Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, Clips and Apple Store app are pre‑installed.

SIM Card
  • Dual SIM (nano‑SIM and eSIM)11
  • iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are not compatible with existing micro‑SIM cards.
Rating for Hearing Aids

M3, T4

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)

System Requirements
  • Apple ID (required for some features)
  • Internet access12
  • Syncing to a Mac or PC requires:
  • macOS Catalina 10.15 or later using the Finder
  • macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 through 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 apple.com/my/itunes/download)
Environmental Requirements
Operating ambient temperature:

0° to 35° C

Non-operating temperature:

−20° to 45° C

Relative humidity:

5% to 95% non-condensing

Operating altitude:

tested up to 3,000 metres

Languages
Language support

English (Australia, UK, US), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Traditional Hong Kong), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, 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

QuickType keyboard support

English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, US), Chinese — Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin QWERTY, Pinyin 10 Key, Shuangpin, Stroke), Chinese — Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Pinyin QWERTY, Pinyin 10 Key, Shuangpin, Stroke, Sucheng, Zhuyin), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Kana, Romaji), Korean (2-Set, 10 Key), Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Ainu, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic (Modern Standard, Najdi), Armenian, Assamese, Assyrian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bengali, Bodo, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese — Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Stroke, Sucheng), Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dhivehi, Dogri, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, Flemish, Fula (Adlam), Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi (Devanagari, Latin, Transliteration), Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish Gaelic, Kannada, Kashmiri (Arabic, Devanagari), Kazakh, Khmer, Konkani (Devanagari), Kurdish (Arabic, Latin), Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Maithili, Malay (Jawi, Latin), Malayalam, Maltese, Manipuri (Bengali, Meetei Mayek), Māori, Marathi, Mongolian (Cyrillic), Navajo, Nepali, Norwegian (Bokmål, Nynorsk), Odia, Pashto, Persian, Persian (Afghanistan), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Punjabi, Rohingya, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Santali (Devanagari, Ol Chiki), Serbian (Cyrillic, Latin), Sindhi (Arabic, Devanagari), Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil (Anjal, Tamil 99), Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tongan, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek (Arabic, Cyrillic, Latin), Vietnamese, Welsh

QuickType keyboard support with autocorrection

Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Najdi), Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Chinese — Simplified (Pinyin QWERTY), Chinese — Traditional (Pinyin QWERTY), Chinese — Traditional (Zhuyin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia), English (Canada), English (India), English (Japan), English (Singapore), English (UK), English (US), Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Dutch (Belgium), French (Belgium), French (Canada), French (France), French (Switzerland), German (Austria), German (Germany), German (Switzerland), Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi (Devanagari), Hindi (Transliteration), Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Japanese (Kana), Japanese (Romaji), Korean (2-Set), Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Marathi, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Persian, Persian (Afghanistan), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Swedish, Tamil (Anjal), Tamil (Tamil 99), Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese

QuickType keyboard support with predictive input

English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, US), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic (Modern Standard, Najdi), Cantonese (Traditional), Dutch, Hindi (Devanagari, Latin), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese

QuickType keyboard support with multilingual input

English (US), English (Australia), English (Canada), English (India), English (Singapore), English (UK), Chinese — Simplified (Pinyin), Chinese — Traditional (Pinyin), French (France), French (Belgium), French (Canada), French (Switzerland), German (Germany), German (Austria), German (Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Romaji), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Mexico), Dutch (Belgium), Dutch (Netherlands), Hindi (Latin)

QuickType keyboard support with contextual suggestions

English (UK), English (Australia), English (Canada), English (India), English (Singapore), English (US), Chinese (Simplified), French (Belgium), French (Canada), French (France), French (Switzerland), German (Austria), German (Germany), German (Switzerland), Italian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Najdi), Dutch (Belgium), Dutch (Netherlands), Hindi (Devanagari), Hindi (Latin), Russian, Swedish, Portuguese (Brazil), Turkish, Vietnamese

QuickPath keyboard support

English (Australia), English (Canada), English (India), English (Singapore), English (UK), English (US), Chinese (Simplified), French (Canada), French (France), French (Switzerland), German (Austria), German (Germany), German (Switzerland), Italian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Dutch (Belgium), Dutch (Netherlands), Swedish, Vietnamese

Siri languages

English (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK, US), Spanish (Chile, Mexico, Spain, US), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese (Japan), Korean (South Korea), Mandarin Chinese (China mainland, Taiwan), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong), Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish (Finland), Hebrew (Israel), Malay (Malaysia), Norwegian (Norway), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey)

Dictation languages

English (Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, UK, US), Spanish (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, US), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (China mainland, Taiwan), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong, Macao), Arabic (Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi (India), Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Shanghainese (China mainland), Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Definition dictionary support

English (UK, US), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Bilingual dictionary support

Arabic–English, Chinese (Simplified)–English, Chinese (Traditional)–English, Dutch–English, French–English, French–German, German–English, Gujarati–English, Hindi–English, Indonesian–English, Italian–English, Japanese–English, Japanese–Chinese (Simplified), Korean–English, Polish–English, Portuguese–English, Russian–English, Spanish–English, Tamil–English, Telugu–English, Thai–English, Urdu–English, Vietnamese–English

Thesaurus

English (UK, US), Chinese (Simplified)

Spellcheck

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Arabic (Najdi), Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish

Apple Pay supported regions

Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China mainland,13 Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City

In the Box
  • iPhone with iOS 15
  • USB-C to Lightning Cable
  • Documentation

iPhone and the
Environment

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are designed with the following features to reduce their environmental impact:14

See the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini Product Environmental Reports

Made with better materials

  • 100 per cent recycled tungsten in the Taptic Engine, representing 99 per cent of the tungsten in the device
  • 100 per cent recycled rare earth elements in all magnets, representing 98 per cent of the rare earth elements in the device
  • 100 per cent recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board
  • 35 per cent or more recycled plastic in multiple components

Energy efficient

  • Meets US Department of Energy requirements for battery charger systems15

Smarter chemistry16

  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • Mercury-, BFR-, PVC- and beryllium‑free

Green manufacturing

  • Apple’s Zero Waste Programme helps suppliers eliminate waste sent to landfill
  • All final assembly supplier sites are transitioning to 100 per cent renewable energy for Apple production

Responsible packaging

  • 100 per cent of virgin wood fibre comes from responsibly managed forests
  • 90 per cent or more fibre-based packaging

Recycling

Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimisation.

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Apple and the Environment

We’re committed to making our products without taking from the Earth, and to becoming carbon-neutral across our entire business, including products, by 2030.

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