iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max now available for iPhone Upgrade Program pre-approval

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Iphone 12 Pro Pacific Blue Hero (Image credit: Christine Romero-Chan / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple's iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro will go up for pre-order this Friday.
  • Those on the iPhone Upgrade Program can now get their upgrade pre-approved.
  • That'll make things quicker come the big day.

Apple's iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will go up for pre-order this Friday, November 6 with devices available for sale on Friday, November 13. But anyone on the iPhone Upgrade Program can now get pre-approved for an upgrade, making this way quicker and less stressful come Friday.

Getting pre-approved is easy. Simply open the Apple Store app on your iPhone, select the model you want including color and storage capacity, and follow the on-screen instructions. Once you're done you'll be good to go.

Then it's just a case of waiting for Friday so you can complete the process!

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Iphone 12 Pro Review (Image credit: Daniel Bader / iMore)

After a wait of what seems like forever, the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max pre-orders will get started at 5 a.m. PT or 8 a.m. ET on Friday, November 6. This comes three weeks after those buying iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models went through the same process with varying degrees of success.

Godspeed, intrepid iPhone upgraders!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.