(Pocket-lint) - Apple has announced four new phones in the iPhone 12 family - the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 mini, the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Generally, these replace and update the iPhone 11 models, although the standard iPhone 11 will still be available.

Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro are now open, with the other phones to follow,

New to the range is a smaller device, called the iPhone 12 mini. This will fulfill the demand for a high-end yet smaller phone that we've seen with the mid-range iPhone SE (2nd generation). And, while the iPhone SE is 4.7-inches, the iPhone 12 mini is a 5.4-inch device and fits the design of the rest of the family.

All the new iPhone 12 series handsets are 5G phones.

iPhone 12, 12 mini and 12 Pro release dates

Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro are now open, with shipping from 23 October. Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max open on 6 November with shipping from 13 November.

The staggered dates would appear to be due to production delays Apple has suffered this year due to the current global situation. 

iPhone 12 price

  • 64GB - $799 | £799
  • 128GB - $849 | £849
  • 256GB - $949 | £949

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• The most outstanding deal so far for the iPhone 12 we've seen is on O2, with 200GB of data for £46 a month, with a £79 upfront cost. This is with access to Wi-Fi hotspots from O2 and discounts from the Priority scheme, via Affordable Mobiles. See the offer here in Black | Blue | Red | White | Green 

iPhone 12 Pro price

  • 128GB - $999 | £999
  • 256GB - $1099 | £1099
  • 512GB - $1299 | £1299

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Our leading 12 Pro deal also has a 200GB data allowance on O2, priced at £57 a month (£99 upfront). That's with access to O2 Priority and its Wi-Fi hotspot network, with the offer coming from Affordable Mobiles. View the plan in Graphite | Gold | Silver | Blue 

iPhone 12 mini price

  • 64GB - $699 | £699
  • 128GB - $749 | £749
  • 256GB - $849 | £849

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iPhone 12 Max price

  • 128GB - $1099 | £1099
  • 256GB - $1199 | £1199
  • 512GB - $1399 | £1399

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iPhone 12 US carriers

AT&T pre-orders are now live and you can order the 64GB iPhone 12 starting at $26.67 a month excluding tax. Order from AT&T.

T-Mobile iPhone 12 Pro pre-orders are now open - get it from $33.34 a month. You can order iPhone 12 Pro Max from 11/6. Pre-order from T-Mobile now

Verizon is also offering all four phones -pre-order the iPhone 12 Pro from $41.66 a month. Pre-order from Verizon.

iPhone 12 UK networks

EE is offering the full iPhone 12 line-up on EE's recently-announced Full Works Plan for iPhone, though the prices can get a little eye-watering. iPhone 12 deals start at £49 a month if you trade in an existing working iPhone XS or XS Max (similar to Vodafone). Pre-order from EE

O2 has the iPhone 12 starting at £39.98 per month (£80 upfront) and the iPhone 12 Pro from £46.99 a month (£70 up front). Pre-order from O2.

Sky Mobile's prices start from the very reasonable £34 a month for the iPhone 12 with 4GB with no upfront costs. You can also get £30 off Apple AirPods by pre-ordering. Sky will also offer the iPhone 12 mini from £30 a month with 4GB with no upfront costs and from £45 a month for the iPhone 12 Pro Max with 4GB with no upfront costs. Pre-order from Sky Mobile.

Three is offering some six-months half price deals such as unlimited data on the iPhone 12 at £27.50 for the first six months or £32.50 for an iPhone 12 Pro. Pre-order from Three

Vodafone is offering iPhone 12 for £50 per month (£29 upfront cost) on Unlimited Max when you trade in your old iPhone, so a similar tariff to EE. The phones will all be available on Vodafone’s Unlimited data plans, with 5G at no extra cost. And with Vodafone’s Annual Upgrade Promise you can trade-in at any time. Pre-order from Vodafone

Writing by Dan Grabham.