Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Review (2022)

2020 is an anxious year. If that anxiety manifests for you in worrying that your smartphone will run out of charge, you might want to consider upgrading to the iPhone 12 Pro Max ($1,099 and up), a giant serving platter of a handset with the longest battery life of any iPhone, ever. It's also the largest, heaviest iPhone to date, and one of the most expensive, which makes it hard to recommend over our Editors' Choice award winners, the iPhone 12 mini ($699 and up) and the iPhone 12 Pro ($999 and up).

Before I continue, I should note that we also have reviews of the aforementioned iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro, as well the iPhone 12 ($799 and up). These phones are comparable in many respects—with similar screen technologies, the same processor, and iOS 14—so here I'll focus on how the Pro Max is different from its siblings. If one of your questions about the iPhone experience isn't answered below, see our main iPhone 12 review.

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The iPhone 12 Pro line have matte backs; the 12 and 12 mini have glossy backs.

It's a Big 'Un

Apple has had big phones for several years now, but the 12 Pro Max is even bigger. At 6.33 by 3.07 by 0.29 inches (HWD) and 8.03 ounces, it's slightly taller and heavier than the iPhone 11 Pro Max (6.22 by 3.06 by 0.32 inches, 7.97 ounces), and noticeably bigger and heavier than the iPhone XS Max (6.2 by 3.05 by 0.3 inches, 7.34 ounces). Like the 12 Pro, the Pro Max comes in your choice of dark blue, gold, gray, or silver, with a matte back and a shiny metal band around the edge.

The 12 Pro Max isn't the biggest popular flagship on the market, but it might be the heaviest. For starters, it's a whole 3.2 ounces heavier than the iPhone 12 mini. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is taller at 6.49 by 3.04 by 0.32 inches, but lighter at 7.34 ounces. That said, the Note 20 Ultra has real differentiators from Samsung's other phones in terms of stylus and camera capabilities. The Pro Max just isn't far enough from the 12 Pro in terms of power to justify the chonk.

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One thing you get from the grand size is immediately evident: a 6.7-inch OLED screen. It's noticeably larger than the display on the other iPhones, and slightly brighter than the one on the iPhone 12 and 12 mini, at 800 maximum nits versus 625 for the lower-cost devices. All of the phones are quite usable in sunlight.

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The gold model has a shiny band around the edge.

I use the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra as my primary work camera, as well as to test 5G bandwidth, so I've had my hands on a big phone a lot recently. Big phones are great for tired eyes and awful for tired hands. Text and icons on the 12 Pro Max's screen can be bigger than on other iPhones, or they can be the same size and give you added real estate. The phone's 2,778-by-1,284 resolution has over 200 vertical pixels more than the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro, which makes for an additional readable headline on NYTimes.com, or a few more lines of a PDF.

But I just can't use phones like this with one hand. My thumb doesn't reach across the screen, no matter how I position the phone. This creates a considerable problem when trying to take pictures with one hand if I want to use tap-to-focus, because there's just no way to reach the whole screen to tap. The phone fills up the pocket of my jeans entirely, and it's really heavy. It feels like a powerful tool, to be sure, but it doesn't feel like a handheld device.

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I can't reach my thumb all the way across the screen.

Big Phone, Big Sound, Big Battery

The Pro Max has the same Apple A14 processor, running at 3GHz, as the other iPhone 12 models. The Pro and Pro Max have 6GB of RAM; the 12 and 12 mini have 4GB. The Pro models come in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage capacities, while the lower-cost phones come in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB levels.

The phone scores almost exactly the same on the Geekbench benchmark as the other iPhone 12 series phones, with a single-core score of 1,600 and a multi-core score of 4,099. It also scores much like the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro on most graphics benchmarks. The Pro Max did better than the other iPhones on Basemark Web, with a score of 656 compared with 600 to 602 for the other models, possibly reflecting its bigger canvas. It did a little worse on the GFXBench Car Chase onscreen benchmark, at 44fps versus 52–56fps for the other models, reflecting that it's harder to fill the bigger canvas.

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From left: iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max

In terms of connectivity, the Pro Max is on par with the other iPhone models. It can handle any form of 4G or 5G currently available in the US and Canada. Like the other models, it has dual-SIM capabilities with one SIM being an eSIM, so you can load a second subscription or number while traveling.

Tested with a very weak 5GHz Wi-Fi signal, the Pro Max didn't do any better than the iPhone 12 or 12 Pro. A bigger phone in this case doesn't mean better antennas; it just means better battery life.

It does mean slightly better speakers, though. I don't have a decibel meter on hand, but the iPhone 12 Pro Max feels like it has slightly bigger sound than the 12 Pro does. The iPhone 12 series in general all have terrific speakers for phones; you're not going to get a lot of bass, but they're relatively rich on the treble.

The Pro Max's greatest strength and major sales point is its battery life. At 3,687mAh, the 12 Pro Max's battery is actually a little smaller than the 11 Pro Max's, but the phone gets much longer battery test times because of more efficient hardware and software.

I primarily compared it with the other iPhone 12 models. Using our video rundown test, I got 10 hours, 37 minutes on the iPhone 12 mini; 12 hours, 24 minutes on the iPhone 12; 12 hours, 22 minutes on the 12 Pro; and a whopping 15 hours, 29 minutes on the iPhone 12 Pro Max. That's a major upgrade.

Looking at battery usage in the background, I let each phone sit for 14 hours overnight. The Pro Max lost 6% of its charge while the Pro lost 8% and the Mini lost 9%. (While I ran this test, I was doing something else with the iPhone 12, but the standard 12 and 12 Pro have the same screen and battery sizes, so I'd expect them to have similar results.) That's an advantage for anyone who forgets to plug their phone in.

Like all the other phones in the series, the iPhone 12 Pro Max doesn't come with a charger. Here's how to charge your iPhone 12.

High-End Cameras and Pro Photo Features

On paper, the Pro Max's camera has some advantages over all the other iPhone 12 cameras. The Pro Max has three rear lenses: a 12-megapixel, f/1.6 main camera; a 12-megapixel, f/2.4 ultrawide camera; and a 12-megapixel, f/2.2 2.5x zoom lens. That's a greater zoom than the iPhone 12 Pro's 2x sensor, although it collects a little less light (the 12 Pro is f/2.0). The front-facing 12-megapixel camera is the same on all the iPhone 12 models.

The Pro and Pro Max support bokeh Portrait mode at night; the mini and 12 do not. The Pro Max is the only phone in the lineup with sensor-shift image stabilization, which moves the sensor when the phone jerks or is bumped. Combined with the phone's LiDAR sensor (which is also on the Pro), that's supposed to deliver superior night shots.

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Perhaps I'm just not enough of a pro photographer for the iPhone 12 Pro Max, but aside from the nominal increase in zoom, I just don't see any advantage of the Max over the smaller and less expensive iPhone 12 Pro in the photos I took.

Setting aside zoom, I see two advantages of either Pro phone over the less expensive 12 and the mini: the Night mode with bokeh, and the LiDAR-aided focus lock, which helped generally in close-up shots and in Portrait-mode shots of non-human objects such as a mug and an apple. (I didn't see any difference between the Pro and non-Pro phones in daylight, portrait-mode shots of humans.)

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Can you tell the difference in this Night-mode shot between the iPhone 12 (left) and the Pro Max (right?)

Shots taken with the Pro Max in low light, at f/1.6, look the same as shots taken with the iPhone 12 or even the mini. Night mode shots are also hard to tell apart.

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This shot was taken with low indoor lighting. The iPhone 12 Pro Max photo (left) once again doesn't look noticeably better than the iPhone 12 photo (center).

The iPhone Pro line has some super-high-level camera features that the lower-cost iPhones don't, specifically ProRAW mode and Dolby Vision video capture at very high resolutions and frame rates. And the iPhone 12 Pro Max's large battery make it a good daylong companion if you're putting it on a tripod and shooting a ton of 4K video. I don't think of that as a tremendously common use for iPhone owners, though, putting the Pro Max's camera improvements at the level of niche appeal.

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The selfie cameras on the various iPhone 12 models are pretty much identical.

To give a counterexample of when a big, expensive phone does have a meaningful camera improvement, look back at the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. There, a 5x optical zoom camera, not available on the S20 or S20+, gives you an entirely new perspective on the world, and the autofocus is considerably improved over the lower-priced phones.

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The night portrait mode, used on the rightmost photo, is exclusive to the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max.

To some extent, this is a win for Apple: I'm saying that the cameras on the $699 iPhone 12 mini are so good that the $1,099 iPhone 12 Pro Max isn't that much of a step up. But this doesn't help sell Pro Maxes.

Do You Need to Go Max?

I come to this review with a strong bias. If you've been reading my phone reviews for the past 15 years, first of all, thank you, and second of all, you know I've never been a fan of very large phones. I like my phones to be usable one-handed, out in the world, while my other hand is holding a child's hand or a shopping bag. For an exceedingly large, super-expensive phone to get my pick, it really needs to deliver groundbreaking features, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra does with its stylus and 5x zoom camera.

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Left: iPhone 12 Pro Max. Right: iPhone 12 mini.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max doesn't get there for me. It costs $100 more than the iPhone 12 Pro, and it's less portable and easy to hold. Yes, it has very long battery life, but for the same price you can get an iPhone that actually fits in your hand and a supplementary battery to keep in your bag or your car. I find a stronger argument for the Pro Max for people who have very large hands and fingers, or people who have visual issues and find larger text and icons more usable. There's nothing wrong with the iPhone 12 Pro Max; it's just not the iPhone 12 with the broadest appeal.

Of this year's four new iPhones, I recommend the iPhone 12 mini (which costs $400 less than this phone) as the best overall value, and the iPhone 12 Pro for people who see the 2x zoom camera as a must. But if battery anxiety leads you to this half-pound phone, do whatever helps you get through this very stressful year.

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FAQs

Is iPhone 12 Pro Max a good buy? ›

If you want the iPhone with the best battery life, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the one to go for. The larger size means that it's got extra capacity to play with, and it results in the best performance we've seen on the iPhone 12 range.

What is the review of iPhone 12 Pro Max? ›

iPhone 12 Pro Max review: Verdict

You get a much bigger display than the regular iPhone 12 Pro and much longer battery life. Personally, I didn't find that the Max's larger camera sensor produced much better looking images than what you get from other iPhone 12 models, but it is nice that you get a more powerful zoom.

What is better iPhone 13 or 12 pro Max? ›

Even though the iPhone 13 has an edge with the cinematic mode that the previous iPhone generations do not have, but the iPhone 12 Pro Max has an additional telephoto lens which increases your optical zoom up to 12x and makes your pictures sharper and clearer when zooming in or out.

Is the iPhone 12 Pro Max still worth it in 2022? ›

A cheap iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, or 12 Pro Max is absolutely worth buying in 2022. In fact, here at Swappa, we'd argue that any of these four models are a better buy in 2022 than they were in late 2020 (when they were first released). The reason they are a better buy in 2022 is that they are significantly cheaper.

Why did Apple remove the 12 Pro Max? ›

It only makes sense that they would redirect the limited resources towards newer models, especially when the iPhone 13 supply and waiting period has already been impacted due to this shortage. And that's really all there is to why Apple discontinued the iPhone 12 Pro models.

What iPhone has the best camera quality? ›

The iPhone 13 Pro is not just the latest and great iPhone, it's also the best iPhone for photographers right now. Its triple-lens setup boasts a standard, ultra-wide, and telephoto configuration, with 26mm, 13mm, and 78mm equivalent focal lengths respectively.

How long does iPhone 12 Pro Max battery last? ›

iPhone 13 battery life vs iPhone 12 and 11
iPhone 13 Pro MaxiPhone 12 Pro Max
Battery for video playback28 hours20 hours
Battery for audio playback95 hours80 hours
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Is the iPhone 12 Pro Max waterproof? ›

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is water-resistant. It has a rating of “IP68” which means they are fully protected from dust and can handle being underwater for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 6 metres. If your phone gets dropped in a puddle, a shallow pool, or wet from the rain, it will be just fine.

Is it worth upgrading from 12 Pro Max to 13? ›

That's because the iPhone 12 has a lot in common with the iPhone 13. They both have 5G support, a vibrant OLED 6.1-inch screen, a fast processor, great cameras and MagSafe accessory support. The biggest reasons to consider upgrading are the camera updates -- especially for shooting video -- and the longer battery life.

Is iPhone 12 Pro Max camera quality good? ›

Apple's built-in telephoto camera didn't get a bigger sensor like the wide-angle, but it did get a new lens. It offers a field of view that's roughly equivalent to a 65mm lens on a full-frame sensor like you'd find in many pro-grade cameras. That's up from the 56mm equivalent found in the 12 Pro and previous iPhones.

How is the iPhone 12 Pro Max better than the iPhone 12? ›

The most noticeable difference between the ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ Pro and ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ Pro Max is the display size. The ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ Pro has a size of 6.1 inches, and the 12 Pro Max has a size of 6.7 inches.

Which iPhone Pro is best? ›

After weighing all the available models and options, the iPhone 14 Pro Max stands tall as the best iPhone overall. It features the latest A16 Bionic processor, the best iPhone camera system to date, and a dynamic design that laps even last year's lineup.

Is it worth buying iPhone 12 Pro or 13? ›

The ‌iPhone 13‌'s A15 Bionic chip brings a modest performance improvement over the A14 Bionic in the ‌iPhone 12‌. Benchmarks show that the A15 in the ‌iPhone 13‌ offers around 10 percent better single-core performance and 18 percent better multi-core performance compared to the ‌iPhone 12‌'s A14 chip.

Should I buy 13 pro or Promax? ›

If you want a bigger display and longer battery life, our money is on the Pro Max despite the higher price. However, the regular iPhone 13 Pro delivers the same great cameras, ProMotion display and overall performance, so you're not sacrificing anything if you prefer a more compact design and smaller screen.

Whats the best iPhone right now 2022? ›

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

It comes with every feature Apple offers, including the most capable cameras; the largest, brightest screen; and the biggest, longest-lasting battery. We gave the iPhone 14 Pro Max the highest review of any recent model. It's our Editors' Choice for 2022 iPhones.

What iPhone should I buy in 2022? ›

The best iPhones in 2022
  • Best iPhone overall: iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro max, available at Apple, from $999.
  • Best iPhone for battery life: iPhone 14 Plus, available at Apple, from $799.
  • Best value iPhone: iPhone 13, available at Apple, from $599.
  • Best mid-range iPhone: iPhone 12, available at Apple, from $599.
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How long is iPhone 12 Pro Max Worth? ›

The average resale market or trade-in value of a used iPhone 12 Pro Max is $461.36, with prices ranging between $364.50 up to $541.00 from the best buyback stores.

Are they still selling 12 Pro Max? ›

This product is no longer available. Good news, we have other alternatives. Not for sale online.

Is iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max discontinued? ›

So all of the above iPhones are officially discontinued. It might seem odd that Apple would discontinue two of its highest-end phones that are just a year old. However, the move mirrors exactly the same cuts Apple made last year with the discontinuation of the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max.

Did they stop selling the 12 Pro Max? ›

The iPhone 12 Pro models have disappeared from the Apple website to make room for the iPhone 13 Series.

Should I wait for iPhone 14 or get the 13? ›

For many people, the iPhone 13 is more than enough. You still get excellent performance, a great camera, and a modern design for $100 less than the iPhone 14. If you have the money to spend, however, you should consider going for the iPhone 14 because of those camera upgrades.

Which phone is better at picture quality? ›

Google Pixel 6 Pro

The Pixel 6 Pro was awarded best camera phone of the year in the Creative Bloq Awards 2022. It has a big 50MP sensor on its main camera, which takes in a lot of light, as well as a powerful telephoto and ultra-wide camera.

Should I charge my iPhone 12 Pro Max over night? ›

And you don't have to turn it off to charge it; in fact, you shouldn't. And you can leave it plugged in while using it if you want to. The Best Practice, however, is to charge the phone overnight, every night. As it stops automatically at 100% you can't overcharge it doing this.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max have battery issues? ›

The iPhone 12 series supports 5G connectivity. While fast, it could drain your battery much faster than LTE does. If you don't need to use 5G or you don't need to use it all the time, head into your iPhone 12's settings. iOS has a few 5G settings that you'll want to commit to your memory bank.

How much will it cost to change iPhone 12 Pro Max battery? ›

How much is the repair cost of the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Battery Replacement in India? Apple iPhone 12 Pro Battery Replacement cost is Rs. 4999 with 6 months warranty.

Can iPhone 12 Pro Max take pictures underwater? ›

Are iPhones waterproof? No, the Apple iPhone is not entirely waterproof but comes with IP68 water resistance. The water resistance feature is key when taking underwater photos with an iPhone. Since iPhone 7, the iPhone has been water-resistant, and, as new models have been released, this resistance has gone up.

Can I take my iPhone 12 Pro Max in the pool? ›

Let's start with the latest generation iPhones such as the iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12. These iPhone models are the ones that can be submerged in up to 6 meters of water for 30 minutes.

Can I take my iPhone 12 Pro Max in the shower? ›

In conclusion, it is not recommended for you to shower with your iPhone 12/12 Pro/11/11 Pro or even any other smartphone. This is because it can damage your iPhone if water penetrates it. Also, any damage caused by water damage to your iPhone is not covered by Apple's warranty. Therefore, you are advised to avoid it.

How often do you buy a new iPhone? ›

Four years is a good number because it's typically when things really start breaking: screens, batteries, etc. Sometimes you can squeeze a more life out but four years is a definite good rule of thumb if your budget conscious." And it doesn't always have to be new from Apple.

Is iPhone 13 camera better than 12 Max? ›

iPhone 13 Pro Max vs iPhone 12 Pro Max: camera

More exciting perhaps is the fact that thanks to its larger sensor, the 13 Pro Max's main camera now captures up to 2.2x more light for both photos and videos, while the ultra-wide camera sucks in a whopping 92 per cent more light.

Which camera is better 12 Pro or 11 max? ›

Bottom Line. The ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro definitely offers camera improvements over the ‌iPhone‌ 11 Pro, but the differences aren't super major except for when it comes to new features and some low-lighting photography, so camera tech alone probably isn't a reason to upgrade except for the most dedicated ‌iPhone‌ photographers ...

Is iPhone 12 Pro Max as good as a video camera? ›

Summing up, I think the iPhone 12 Pro Max has great cameras for shooting video, as you would expect from Apple's top of the range device. But there are some caveats. I didn't experience much noise when using the main camera. However, switching to the ultra wide or tele lenses you suddenly find a lot of extra noise.

What phone is better iPhone 12 or 11 pro Max? ›

In terms of performance, the more powerful A14 chipset in the iPhone 12 Pro Max is better than the older A13 chip in the iPhone 11 Pro Max, meaning better support for newer apps and a snappier overall performance in day-to-day use.

What is difference between iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max? ›

Size matters, really. The only really major difference between the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max is the size of the two phones. No, really, the only differences that actually matter all stem from the different size.

Are iPhone 12 Pro Max and 13 the same size? ›

iPhone 13 Pro Max vs iPhone 12 Pro Max in a nutshell: Nearly identical design and styling, newer phone a bit thicker and heavier. Notch is 20% smaller. Same 6.7" screen size, 120Hz ProMotion vs 60Hz.

Is iPhone worth buying in 2022? ›

While the iPhone 14 is better and features several improvements, the previous one and its variants remain viable in 2022. The iPhone 13 was released in the fall of 2021 with different variants and has since sold very well. It comes with all the advancements that consumers can identify with Apple's flagship product.

What is the best iPhone to buy at the moment? ›

The 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max is Apple's biggest, and most powerful smartphone from last year's range. It's every bit the premium smartphone with all the top-of-the-line features you could need – 120Hz Super Retina XDR display, super-strong Ceramic Shield, powerful A15 Bionic chip, 5G connectivity and more.

What is the most popular iPhone? ›

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Who better iPhone 13 or 12? ›

We've tested and used every iPhone, so trust us when we say that the iPhone 13 improves upon the iPhone 12 in almost every significant way. But the biggest improvements you'll spot with the iPhone 13 comes in the form of longer battery life and better displays.

What's the main difference between iPhone 12 Pro and 13 pro? ›

iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 13 Pro: Display & Design

Aesthetically the iPhone 12 Pro & iPhone 13 Pro are identical. There are however two changes: One is the size of the notch, or Face ID, and the other is the available iPhone 13 Pro colours: Face ID on the iPhone 13 Pro is 20% smaller.

Does 13 or 13 pro last longer? ›

Battery life

Still, the company says the battery should last longer in the iPhone 13 Pro. Apple says the iPhone 13 battery should last through 19 hours of video playback, while the iPhone 13 Pro should last 22 hours. That's just video playback, the iPhone 13 Pro lasts 16 percent longer.

Is the bigger iPhone worth it? ›

The iPhone 14 Plus is a great buy for folks who just want an iPhone with a bigger screen and who don't want or need the features in the Pro models. At $899, the $100 premium over the standard iPhone 14 is well worth it for the larger display and better battery life.

How much memory do I need on my iPhone? ›

128GB: enough for the average user

An iPhone with 128GB storage capacity is suitable for the average user. With the new iPhone 12 models, this is the minimum storage capacity. With 128GB, you have enough space to store some photos, music, and videos locally.

Which is best to buy 13 or 13 pro? ›

The standard phone is less feature packed, but the Pro phone has a heftier price tag. Overall, Apple's iPhone 13 is an excellent phone for almost every user, while the iPhone 13 Pro offers an extra camera and more 'pro' features.

How many years will the iPhone 12 Pro Max last? ›

You can expect upwards of five years of software support including security fixes and iOS version updates, which is longer than any other manufacturer of smartphones.

What are the benefits of iPhone 12 Pro Max? ›

The iPhone 12 Pro Max has all of the same features as the iPhone 12 Pro, with the addition of some extra camera enhancements and a larger battery thanks to the larger size. Reviews of the 12 Pro Max were also positive, with reviewers praising the larger 6.7-inch display and long battery life.

Should you get iPhone 12 Pro or 12 Pro Max? ›

Final Thoughts. The most obvious decision point between the ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro and ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max‌ falls comes down to screen size. The camera enhancements of the ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max‌ also make it the best ‌iPhone‌ for photography and videography. Likewise, heavy battery users will value the added capacity.

Is it worth upgrading from 12 pro Max to 13? ›

That's because the iPhone 12 has a lot in common with the iPhone 13. They both have 5G support, a vibrant OLED 6.1-inch screen, a fast processor, great cameras and MagSafe accessory support. The biggest reasons to consider upgrading are the camera updates -- especially for shooting video -- and the longer battery life.

Which iPhone will last the longest? ›

All the latest iPhones ranked for battery life
RankModelBattery life (Hours)
1iPhone 13 Pro Max9hrs 52mins
2iPhone 11 pro Max8hrs 29mins
3iPhone 13 Pro8hr 17Mins
4iPhone 137hr 45mins
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Is iPhone 12 Pro Max discontinued? ›

It might seem odd that Apple would discontinue two of its highest-end phones that are just a year old. However, the move mirrors exactly the same cuts Apple made last year with the discontinuation of the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max.

How old is the iPhone 12 Pro Max? ›

The 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max released on November 13, 2020 alongside the iPhone 12 mini. The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 both released in October.

How much does the iPhone 12 Pro Max cost in 2022? ›

How much does an iPhone 12 Pro Max cost? iPhone 12 Pro Max prices start at $484 and cost $679 on average as of November 2022.

Is iPhone 12 Pro Max waterproof? ›

The iPhone 12 Pro is water-resistant. It has a rating of “IP68” which means they are fully protected from dust and can handle being underwater for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 6 metres. If your phone gets dropped in a puddle, a shallow pool, or wet from the rain, it will be just fine.

Why Pro is better than pro Max? ›

Size matters, really. The only really major difference between the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max is the size of the two phones. No, really, the only differences that actually matter all stem from the different size.

Is 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max discontinued? ›

Apple will continue to maintain inventory of service replacements for iPhone 12 Pro Max for the foreseeable future. Service replacements were mentioned.

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