iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini Cost $30 Extra for T-Mobile, Sprint, or SIM-Free Models [Updated]

While the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 are advertised as starting at $699 and $799 respectively in the United States, this pricing only applies to Verizon and AT&T models, which qualify for an "instant discount" of $30 at launch.

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Pricing for T-Mobile, Sprint, and SIM-free versions of the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 starts at $729 and $829 respectively.

There is no price discrepancy with iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max models, which start at $999 and $1,099 respectively regardless of the model selected.

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro pre-orders begin Friday, October 16 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time, with shipments starting Friday, October 23. The smaller 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini and larger 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max are launching later, with pre-orders beginning Friday, November 6 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time and shipments starting Friday, November 13.

Update: A spokesperson for T-Mobile has informed MacRumors that the carrier will also have iPhone 12 offers that will go live on Apple's website on Friday, the day that pre-orders of the devices begin.

Update: T-Mobile and Sprint are now offering the same "instant discount" of $30 off the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini as AT&T and Verizon.

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Top Rated Comments

dlewis23 Avatar
17 months ago
Uhh Why???? What is up with this garbage?
Score: 47 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dlewis23 Avatar
17 months ago

Unlocked makes sense.

As for Sprint and T-Mobile... c’mon...
It makes ZERO sense for unlocked to cost more money.
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
edwrap Avatar
17 months ago
This is idiotic. Macrumors, and other outlets, should state the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini start at $729 and $829 whenever prices are mentioned.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
and 1989 others Avatar
17 months ago
America, I do not understand how your mobile operators operate. This seems crazy.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
moabal Avatar
17 months ago
I love Apple. But this is pretty stupid.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Andres Cantu Avatar
17 months ago
How much money did Verizon pay for this to happen? They just want to make the new T-Mobile look bad. T-Mobile should respond with the lower price as well.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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