It’s a leap year.
A14 Bionic rockets past every other smartphone chip. The Pro camera system takes low-light photography to the next level — with an even bigger jump on iPhone 12 Pro Max. And Ceramic Shield delivers four times better drop performance. Let’s see what this thing can do.
Less bezel, more screen.
iPhone 12 Pro Max
6.7” Super Retina
Ceramic Shield, tougher than any smartphone glass
Surgical-grade, stainless steel.
Blows other phones out of the water.
Industry‑leading IP68 water resistance
Four finishing touches.
Pacific Blue, Gold, Silver and Graphite
The only thing even close was our last chip.
A14 Bionic is the first 5-nanometre chip in the industry, with advanced components literally atoms wide. Forty per cent more transistors rev up speeds while increasing efficiency for great battery life. And a new ISP powers Dolby Vision recording — something no pro movie camera, let alone any other phone, can do.
Up to 50% faster
CPU and GPU than any other smartphone chip
First 5nmchip in the industry
Up to 80%
faster Neural Engine
Up to 70%
faster machine learning accelerators
Generations ahead of any other smartphone chip
Scans the surface of Mars. And now your living room.NASA is using LiDAR technology for its next Mars landing. iPhone 12 Pro Max uses a LiDAR Scanner to measure how long it takes light to reflect back from objects. So it can create a depth map of whatever space you’re in. Because it’s ultra-fast and accurate, AR apps can now transform a room into a realistic rainforest or show you how a new sneaker will fit.
The technology used for NASA Mars landing
A depth map in nanoseconds
Pro camera system
A new day for Night mode.
Night mode comes to both the Wide and Ultra Wide cameras and is better than ever at capturing incredible low-light shots. LiDAR makes Night mode portraits possible. And the Wide camera lets in 27 per cent more light for greater detail and sharper focus day or night.
Wide camera with ƒ/1.6 aperture captures 27% more light
New 7‑element Wide lens for edge‑to‑edge sharpness
New OIS makes 5,000 adjustments per second
LiDAR delivers up to 6x faster autofocus in low light
iPhone 12 Pro Max. Camerus maximus
The bigger iPhone maxes out the Pro camera system. A 47 per cent larger sensor and larger pixels dramatically increase the amount of light gathered on the Wide camera. A new OIS stabilizes the sensor instead of the lens so your shots are steady — even when you’re not. And the new 65 mm Telephoto camera lets you zoom in tighter on portraits.
87% better low‑light photos
Bigger 1.7μm pixels
New sensor-shift optical image stabilisation
Portraits that come out at night.
Night mode portraits on the Wide camera give you vivid colour as well as beautiful bokeh that accentuates lit buildings and street lights — any background lights.
Even with a single small light source, LiDAR and our A14 Bionic can render every pattern and texture in the foreground along with realistic colour throughout the room.
Deep Fusionkicks in for low- to mid‑light scenes. The Neural Engine analyses multiple exposures pixels by pixel to bring out unprecedented detail in the magnifying glass, the woman and the wall.
Portrait mode, fine-tuned.
Even better at separating the subject from the background. And creative controls let you adjust the background blur and light on faces.
More detail. In the blink of AI.
Smart HDR 3 automatically refines highlights, shadows and contours. Even at midday, you can see detail in her face and shadows that graduate all the way to true black.
Smart HDR 3 captures every bit of golden hour magic, pulling out all the texture in the rock while staying true to the subtle blues of the sky.
Smart HDR 3 dials in the white balance and the seafoam holds its shape and definition despite all the motion.
Beyond faces, Smart HDR 3 uses machine learning to recognise scenes so it can bring out the cracks in the ground and the roughness of the hill without increasing noise in the sky.
Shot on iPhone 12 Pro Max.
2.5x optical zoom on the 65 mm Telephoto camera lets you see all that close-up detail without being right next to your subject.
Bigger pixels on the Wide camera help reveal intricate patterns, subtle textures, and incredible detail throughout the shot — even when you’re shooting in available light.
Colors are remarkably true to life in almost any light, like all the translucent reds in her outfit, and the saturated neon hues of the diner behind.
A snapshot of each camera.
iPhone 12 Pro Max
26 mm focal length
1.7 µm pixels
100% Focus Pixels
Apple ProRAW. For an absurd amount of creative control.
Apple ProRAW gives you all the standard RAW information, along with the Apple image pipeline data. So you can get a head start on editing — with noise reduction and multi-frame exposure adjustments already in place — and have more time to tweak colour and white balance.
Dolby Vision recording
60 times more colours. Infinitely more spectacular.
streams your 4K Dolby Vision video to Apple TV and smart TVs.
Now every night is movie night.
The Wide camera’s larger sensor brings way more detail out of the shadows. And for the first time, you can take Night mode Time‑lapse videos with a tripod to capture scenes with dramatic motion. Now even your movies can pull an all-nighter.
87% better low-light video with iPhone 12 Pro Max
New ISP with improved noise reduction for more detail
It’s never too late to take another Night mode selfie.
Night mode comes to the front camera, bringing all that low‑light detail and natural colour to your favourite subject. Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 3 and Dolby Vision recording are now on the TrueDepth camera too. So you’ll look your best in any light.
Super Retina XDR display
An infinity pool of pixels.
How do you make our brightest display even better? Make it bigger. A new design with flat edges and our flexible custom OLED allowed us to push the screen’s amazing colour, brightness and contrast to the very edge.
Up to1,200 nits peak brightness for HDR photos and movies
2,000,000:1contrast ratio for true blacks and bright whites
Over 3.4 million pixels in 12 Pro Max, the most ever in an iPhone