I have loved every minute of being an iPhone 12 Pro Max owner.  It’s got a great screen, it’s super-fast, looks extravagant and is a mighty computer that easily fits into your pocket. 

Silver iPhone 12 Pro Max being held in hand.
iPhone 12 Pro Max in silver.

Sometimes I simply enjoy looking at it in all of its awesomeness but  then I get reminded that there is one drawback…not everyone has one.

When I bring it out of my pocket I get inundated with questions from the ‘iPhone 12 Pro Max Curious’. This is what I’ve decided to call people who want this newest iPhone but need some answers before they buy and therefore insist on asking me the same questions over and over again.

So if you are one of the Curious’ I’ve made things easy just for you and hopefully saved you the trouble of revealing this to others. Here, just for you, are the ten most frequently asked questions I get and the answers I give. 


Q1: What colours does the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max come in?

A1:  Silver, Gold, Graphite, and Pacific Blue.

The colours of the iPhone 12 Pro Max
The iPhone Pro Max comes in 4 colours. Graphite, Silver, Gold and Pacific Blue.


Q2: Does the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max support 5G?

A2: Yes – in fact all four models of the new iPhones 12 support 5G

Image of 5G icon on iPhone
iPhone 12 line-up, now with 5G!

Q3: Does it have USB-C?

A3: No –  it still uses a lightning port and will continue to do so for at least another year

Lightening port on iPhone 12 Pro Max
No USB-C this year!

Q4: Does the iPhone have a headphone jack?

A4: No – Apple hasn’t supported headphone jacks on its phones for years

Picture of Apple's Airpods on a wooden surface.
The best option for your iPhone – Wireless headphones.

Q5: Does the Apple iPhone 12 support wireless charging?

A5: Yes –  It comes with the new MagSafe feature with up to 15W wireless charging

Pacific Blue iPhone 12 Pro Max with Magsafe charger attached
iPhone 12 Pro Max supports 2x faster wireless charging with Magsafe.

Q6: Does the it have dual-SIM capabilities?

A6: Not for most of us – The iPhone 12/12Pro line-up supports one physical SIM card in addition to one eSIM card, however it’s worth noting that eSIM support is still pretty spotty across carriers.

The only exception is in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao, where dual sims are supported in iPhone 12 models. By placing one sim on the top of the sim tray and the other underneath you can get dual sim functionality in these regions only.

iPhone with SIM card tray ejected on table top.
For most of us it’s one physical SIM and one eSIM.

Q7: Does the Apple iPhone 12 have a microSD card slot?

A7: No – iPhones have never had one. You can of course get various dongles that allow you to use SD and Micro SD cards with your iPhone.

An iPhone micro sd card reader dongle.
Using a SD or Micro SD card dongle with your iPhone will add plenty of storage.

Q8: What memory does it have?

A8: The iPhone 12 Pro Max comes with 6GB of RAM and the option of 128, 256, or 512GB of internal storage

Plenty of storage available.

Q9: Does the iPhone 12 Pro Max have stereo speakers?

A9: Yes, the iPhone 12 has two speakers (earpiece/bottom-firing) that generate high-quality stereo sound

Surprisingly good sound!

Q10: Should I buy one?

A10: OMG….of course you should

Well there you have them. my top ten questions and answers. I suggest you keep a copy of these on your iPhone if you decide to buy one, as these are the same questions you will face from others as they start to reveal themselves as the ‘iPhone 12 Pro Max Curious’. 

Keep your eye on our blogs and our YouTube as we aim to explore the video potential, the add ons and the cinematic software available for this outstanding platform.

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