On Friday Apple began to accept pre-orders for the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max, a few weeks after the launch of the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro. The 12 mini and 12 Pro Max are set to officially launch on November 13th, and just in time, the FCC has approved these new devices.
FCC filings posted on October 27th list the iPhone 12 mini (A2176, A2398, A2399, A2400, A2401) and iPhone 12 Pro Max (A2342, A2410, A2411, A2412, A2413A) as approved, giving Apple the legal green right to launch the phones. Despite the approval, Apple’s website footnotes still list the devices as not yet approved, highlighting the fact that approval must be given before the devices can be sold.
The iPhone 12 mini is the smallest model of this year’s lineup with a 5.4-inch screen, however, it doesn’t hold back on key features such as 5G, the A14 chip, and updated cameras. The iPhone 12 Pro Max with a 6.7-inch display is the largest iPhone Apple has ever made and is the highest-end version with LiDAR (shared with the iPhone 12 Pro), improved wide and ultra-wide cameras, and a larger battery.
You can learn more about the new flagships iPhones here.