X

iPhone 12's new purple color is pastel perfection

Take a gander of the iPhone 12 in its newest hue.

5
Patrick Holland
Sareena Dayaram
Sareena Dayaram
SarahTewHS2012urbanSuare01.jpg
Sarah Tew
iPhone 12 Purple
1 of 16 Patrick Holland/CNET

The iPhone 12 now comes in an exquisite new purple hue. 

iPhone 12 Purple
2 of 16 Patrick Holland/CNET

Until before Apple's spring event, the iPhone 12 and 12 Mini were available in black, white, blue, green and red. 

iPhone 12 Purple
3 of 16 Patrick Holland/CNET

Apple CEO, Tim Cook said the new purple color is meant to evoke spring.

iPhone 12 Purple
4 of 16 Patrick Holland/CNET

In the promotional video, the purple color looked like a deep rich purple like Prince purple. But as you can see here, it's actually a lighter purple.

iPhone 12 Purple
5 of 16 Patrick Holland/CNET

The iPhone 12 box has elements of purple too.

iPhone 12 Purple
6 of 16 Patrick Holland/CNET

But even though the box is a little different, the iPhone is the same as the existing iPhone 12 and 12 Mini.

iPhone 12 Purple
7 of 16 Patrick Holland/CNET

 It has the same flat-sided design, support for 5G and OLED screen with support for HDR. The screen is covered with Apple's ceramic shield. 

iPhone 12 Purple
8 of 16 Patrick Holland/CNET

The body has an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance and supports MagSafe wireless charging and accessories. 

042-iphone-12-purple
9 of 16 Patrick Holland/CNET
iPhone 12 Purple
10 of 16 Patrick Holland/CNET

The iPhone 12 also features the same A14 Bionic processor, runs the same iOS 14 software and even has the same cameras.

iPhone 12 Purple
11 of 16 Patrick Holland/CNET

The purple iPhone 12 goes on presale April 23 and will be available on April 30. Prices start at $829 (£799, AU$1,350) for the iPhone 12 or $799 if you activate it on a carrier when you buy it.

iPhone 12 Purple
12 of 16 Patrick Holland/CNET

If you love the purple and aren't sure, whether to buy the iPhone 12 in it's fresh new hue or wait for the iPhone 13, read our coverage addressing exactly.

041-iphone-12-purple
13 of 16 Patrick Holland/CNET
iPhone 12 Purple
14 of 16 Patrick Holland/CNET
iPhone 12 Purple
15 of 16 Patrick Holland/CNET
iPhone 12 purple
16 of 16 Patrick Holland/CNET

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More
John Cena attends Warner Bros. premiere of The Suicide Squad, in costume as Peacemaker.

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

95 Photos
The Best Games on Nintendo Switch in 2022
zelda-cnet-2.jpg

The Best Games on Nintendo Switch in 2022

36 Photos
Toyota C-HR Prologue Sharpens Up the Small SUV
Toyota C-HR Prologue

Toyota C-HR Prologue Sharpens Up the Small SUV

11 Photos
US Air Force at 75: These Are the Aircraft It's Flown
110403-f-ka253-155

US Air Force at 75: These Are the Aircraft It's Flown

45 Photos
The 51 Best VR Games
astro-bot-rescue-mission-screen-02-ps4-us-18may18

The 51 Best VR Games

53 Photos
Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More
thor4

Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

85 Photos
2024 Acura Integra Type S Looks Sharp in Camouflage
2024 Acura Integra Type S

2024 Acura Integra Type S Looks Sharp in Camouflage

9 Photos