The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are officially official. So here’s a quick breakdown of the hardware features.

We’ve put together a quick guide to Apple’s technical specifications for both the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. As one would expect there are several elements of both handsets that are similar, aside from the obvious elements like screen size. But if you want a quick look at what hardware elements both handsets bring to the table, this will help.

The technical specs for the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max

Finish and colors

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • Colors
    • Silver
    • Graphite
    • Gold
    • Pacific Blue
  • Ceramic Shield front glass
  • Texture matte glass back
  • Stainless steel design

Capacity

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Size & weight

iPhone 12 Pro

  • Height: 5.78 inches (146.7mm)
  • Width: 2.82 inches (71.5mm)
  • Depth: 0.29 inch (7.4mm)
  • Weight: 6.66 ounces (189 grams)

iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • Height: 6.33 inches (160.8mm)
  • Width: 3.07 inches (78.1mm)
  • Depth: 0.29 inch (7.4mm)
  • Weight: 8.03 ounces (228 grams)

Display

iPhone 12 Pro

  • 6.1-inch OLED display
  • Super Retina XDR
  • 2532×1170
  • 460 ppi

iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • 6.7-inch OLED display
  • Super Retina XDR
  • 2778×1284
  • 458 ppi

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • True Tone
  • Wide color (P3)
  • 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio
  • Haptic Touch
  • HDR display
  • 800 nits max brightness (typical); 1,200 nits max brightness for HDR content
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Splash, water, and dust resistance

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • IP68-rated for maximum depth up to 6 meters for 30 minutes

Processor

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • A14 Bionic
  • Next-generation Neural Engine

Rear cameras

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • Pro 12MP camera system
  • Ultra Wide: f/2.4 aperture with 120-degree field of view
  • Wide: f/1.6 aperture
  • Telephoto
    • iPhone 12 Pro: f/2.0 aperture
    • iPhone 12 Pro Max: f/2.2 aperture
  • Zoom in, zoom out
    • iPhone 12 Pro: 2x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out: 4x optical zoom range
    • iPhone 12 Pro Max: 2.5x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out: 5x optical zoom range
  • Digital zoom
    • iPhone 12 Pro: up to 10x
    • iPhone 12 Pro Max: up to 12x
  • Night mode portraits enabled by LiDAR Scanner
  • Portrait mode with Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects
  • Dual optical image stabilization (Wide and Telephoto)
  • Sensor-shift optical image stabilization (Wide in iPhone 12 Pro Max)
  • Five-element lens (Ultra Wide); six-element lens (Telephoto); seven-element lens (Wide)
  • True Tone flash with Slow Sync
  • Panorama up to 63MP
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • 100% Focus Pixels in Wide camera
  • Night Mode in Ultra Wide and Wide cameras
  • Smart HDR 3 with Smart Detection
  • Deep Fusion in Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto cameras
  • Apple ProRAW
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Lens correction in Ultra Wide camera
  • Advanced red-eye correction
  • Geotagging in photos
  • Burst mode
  • Auto image stabilization
  • HEIF and JPEG image formats captured

Video recording

  • Dolby Vision HDR video recording up to 60 fps
  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30fps, or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for Wide camera
  • Zoom in, zoom out
    • iPhone 12 Pro: 2x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out: 4x optical zoom range
    • iPhone 12 Pro Max: 2.5x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out: 5x optical zoom range
  • Digital zoom
    • iPhone 12 Pro: up to 6x
    • iPhone 12 Pro Max: up to 7x
  • True Tone flash
  • Audio zoom
  • QuickTake video
  • Time-lapse video with stabilization
  • Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Extended dynamic range for videos up to 60 fps
  • Cinematic video stabilization at 4K, 1080p, and/or 720p
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Playback zoom
  • Take 8MP photos while recording 4K video
  • Stereo recording
  • HEVC and H.264 video formats recorded

TrueDepth camera

  • 12MP camera
  • f/2.2 aperture
  • Portrait mode with Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects
  • Night mode
  • Animoji and Memoji support
  • Smart HDR 3 with Scene Detection
  • Deep Fusion
  • Dolby Vision HDR video recording up to 30 fps
  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, and/or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, and/or 60 fps
  • Slo-mo video support at 1080p HD at 120 fps
  • Time-lapse video with stabilization
  • Night mode with Time-lapse
  • Cinematic video stabilization (4K, 1080p, and 720p)
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
  • QuickTake video
  • Lens correction
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Retina Flash
  • Burst mode
  • Auto image stabilization

Face ID

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • Face ID for biometric security, enabled by TrueDepth camera

Apple Pay & Apple Card

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • Use Apple Pay for contactless payment
  • Apply for Apple’s credit card, Apple Card

Carriers

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • AT&T
  • Sprint/T-Mobile
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon

Location

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • Built-in GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS, and Galileo
  • Cellular
  • Wi-Fi
  • Digital compass
  • iBeacon microlocation

Video calling

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • FaceTime video calling over cellular and/or Wi-Fi
  • FaceTime HD (1080p) video calling over 5G and/or Wi-Fi

Audio calling

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • FaceTime audio
  • Wi-Fi calling
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)

Audio playback

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • 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

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • Video formats supported
    • HEVC, H.264, MPEG‑4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG
  • HLG, HDR10, and Dolby Vision HDR support
  • Video out and video mirroring support: up to 1080p HD through Lightning Digital AV Adapter or Lightning to VGA Adapter
  • Up to 4K HDR AirPlay mirroring for photos and videos out to Apple TV (from second-generation to newer models)

Siri

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • Use Siri and your voice to control smart home appliances, check the weather, hear your schedule, and much more

Power & battery

iPhone 12 Pro

  • Video playback: up to 17 hours
  • Streaming video playback: up to 11 hours
  • Audio playback: up to 65 hours

iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • Video playback: up to 20 hours
  • Streaming video playback: up to 12 hours
  • Audio playback: up to 80 hours

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • Built-in lithium-ion battery
  • Wireless charging with MagSafe supports up to 15W
  • Qi wireless charging supports up to 7.5W
  • Fast-charge capable: up to 50% charge in just 30 minutes with 20W adapter or higher

MagSafe

  • Wireless charging up to 15W
  • Magnetometer
  • Accessory Identification NFC
  • Magnet array
  • Alignment magnet

Sensors

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • LiDAR Scanner
  • Face ID
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

Operating System

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • iOS 14

Accessibility

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • Voice Control
  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Magnifier
  • RTT and TTY support
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Type to Siri
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • AssistiveTouch
  • Speak Screen
  • Back Tap

Built-in apps

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • Camera
  • Photos
  • Health
  • Messages
  • Phone
  • FaceTime
  • Mail
  • Music
  • Wallet
  • Safari
  • Maps
  • Siri
  • Calendar
  • iTunes Store
  • App Store
  • Notes
  • News
  • Contacts
  • Books
  • Home
  • Weather
  • Reminders
  • Clock
  • TV
  • Stocks
  • Calculator
  • Voice Memos
  • Compass
  • Podcasts
  • Watch
  • Tips
  • Find My
  • Settings
  • Files
  • Measure
  • Shortcuts
  • Translate

SIM card

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • Dual SIM (eSIM and nano-SIM)

Hearing Aides rating

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • M3
  • T4

System requirements

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • Apple ID
  • Internet access
  • Syncing to Mac or PC
    • 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

What’s in the box

iPhone 12 Pro

  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • Documentation
  • USB-C to Lightning cable

iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • Documentation
  • USB-C to Lightning cable