iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini pre-orders have started in India, with the company opening the flood gates at 6:30pm IST. Ahead of the pre-orders, the Apple Store as usual had shut down online activity to add inventory. Launched alongside the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, the iPhone 12 mini is the cheapest in the range, starting at just Rs. 69,900, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the most expensive, starting at Rs. 1,29,900.
As mentioned, earlier today, the Apple Store India website had put up a message that read, “The weekend's almost here. And so is pre-order. Won't be long now. Pre-order begins at 6:30 PM.” This is likely due to Apple configuring backend work to get the site up and running before the pre-orders begin. The Apple Store went down ahead of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro pre-orders last month as well. The India online store was launched in September this year.
In the US, Apple had put up a message on its online store stating, “You're… early. Pre-order begins at 5:00 a.m. PDT. Enjoy the extra sleep.” We noticed that the online store is down in Australia, Japan, and the UK as well.
For those looking to pre-order, the iPhone 12 mini has its price in India set at Rs. 69,900 for the 64GB storage variant, while its 128GB storage model carries a price tag of Rs. 74,900 and the top-end 256GB storage option is priced at Rs. 84,900. The iPhone 12 Pro Max, in contrast, starts at Rs. 1,29,900 for the 128GB storage variant. Its 256GB option is priced at Rs. 1,39,900 and the highest 512GB storage model carries a price tag of Rs. 1,59,900.
Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.