iPhone 12 Buyer's Guide - DON'T Make these 12 Mistakes!

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    Thinking of ordering the new iPhone 12? You MUST watch this video to avoid 12 common iPhone 12 purchasing mistakes.. & I'll also recommend the right iPhone for you!
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    Apple's iPhone 12 lineup is the biggest it's ever been, with 4 different models, making it a pretty tough choice this year!
    In this video, I go through 12 common iPhone 12 purchasing mistakes that you need to be aware of in order to avoid buying the wrong iPhone.
    I then get into each iPhone in Apple's lineup, including the iPhone SE, to help you decide which iPhone you should buy in 2020!
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    Intro to iPhone 12 - 00:00
    Mistake #1 - 0:47
    Mistake #2 - 1:08
    Mistake #3 - 1:28
    Mistake #4 - 2:31
    Mistake #5 - 3:16
    Mistake #6 - 3:45
    Mistake #7 - 4:32
    Mistake #8 - 5:08
    Mistake #9 - 5:36
    Mistake #10 - 6:25
    Mistake #11 - 6:57
    Mistake #12 - 7:29
    Who should buy the iPhone SE? - 7:57
    Who should buy the iPhone 12 mini? - 8:42
    Who should buy the iPhone 12? - 9:19
    Who should buy the iPhone 12 Pro Max? - 10:38
    Who should buy the iPhone 12 Pro? - 11:51
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    1. Max Tech

      Do you agree with Mistake #5 and Mistake #12? Comment your thoughts below! CHARGER NOT INCLUDED! Buy this one on Amazon ($14) ➡ geni.us/w332T If you STILL NEED HELP choosing the right iPhone 12, comment below and we will help! Like my Apple Product T-shirt? Find it here ➡ teespring.com/stores/max-tech-store Subscribe for our Full Comparison videos COMING SOON!

      1. Sami lee

        Apple is a joke now

      2. a man george

        Thanks for the Video 💯🦾

      3. Laksh Gaikwad

        This video is also sponsored by Apple so you have to buy every single thing from Apple and then you can be broke

      4. Harold THE ABMINIAC Knox

        Been using Anker the last 4 years at the least it also let’s Your battery health stay on top double the time than using apple chargers and cables

      5. Germain M

        So I’m guessing the Anker charger in the video ain’t on sale anymore because the link takes me to another charger

    2. George Lista

      Am I the only weirdo that is comparing pros and cons on the mini vs Pro Max? (if you produce a video on this, better credit me mofo!)

    3. George Lista

      Soooo... I’m just gonna leave this here 👇🏼 12 S Pro Max with 120Hz 😬

    4. Kermit

      Apple is still calling 15w “fast charging”....... while 150w charging exists.

    5. Jodi Escarcega

      Very good explanations

    6. BIG dracooo

      i want a 12 but i cant decide between blue , mint and white

    7. Calum Lawless

      iPhone 13 screen and power button sold separately because everybody has screens and power buttons

    8. Dale Foti

      Thank you so much....this was very informative and helpful!

    9. peaceful life

      Iphone already have iPhone 15 in the bag with holographic keyboard. They drip feed out their tech in order to bleed us dry. Thanks apple 🍎

    10. studivan

      The biggest mistake for IPhone 11 Pro Max users is to buy any of them, it’s the same phone with a slightly better camera and processor that you won’t even notice without a bench mark, colors well it’s going to be what ever color case you put on it, MagSafe, still nothing new, Pitaka had it two years ago, IPhone 11 Pro Max MagEZ case, MagEZ charging stand, instant MagSafe and it actually fast charges.

    11. Flare

      So did you hear about that guy who broke the camera glass by just putting it on the desk? Thats something that scares me. Im an android user and i will upgrade to the Pro Max

    12. Arjen Bakker

      The amount of commercials is to high!..

    13. CrisTheHuman

      3:35 I’ve had the iPhone X 64gb model since it came out and am barely at 33gb used 🤨

    14. Maribel Pinzón

      You should do this in Spanish to, because is very important what you say.

    15. LiccleMissButterfly

      I like the iphone 12 max but my hands are small . I have the iPhone XS now and love the size . Think I am going to get the iphone 12 pro !!

    16. William Felix

      My oneplus 7 pro is keeping me from upgrading to apple 8gb ram 256gb 90hz no notch. Fast charger . Amoled display . And it's a year old . Only jelly of the camera

    17. Luke Fowler

      I know what I’m asking for Christmas

    18. Omar Jhungoor

      Go for Samsung forget apple.

    19. Spiros Ropas

      um no. You should consider the iphone 11 pro models. I would not consider the standard iphone 11, but the 11 pros have the same screen (close enough) and basically the same cameras. Not every one is a tech junky. The iphone 11 models BLOW OUT the iphone 12 mmodels in battery life by AT LEAST 2 hours. If you want a cheaper, same screen, very similar cameras, and incredible battery life, get the iphone 11 pro models unless apple makes an update to the iphone 12 models to improve the battery life because it is terrible.

    20. AlphaZulu

      "So definitely buy the 12 Pro Max if you want the absolute best camera quality". This is terrible advice without even testing the camera or the phone.

    21. Kati B

      Me watching this video at my iPhone 6

    22. Cmdr Ratzass

      Which iPhone 12 to buy? Easy! Want a small phone? Get the 12 Mini. Want the big screen and/or cool tech features? Get the 12 Pro Max. The regular 12 and the 12 Pro are just a weird middle ground that makes no sense to me.

    23. Salty San



      I heard the iphone 13 will not come with a phone, i cant wait

    25. 叶JG

      12 Pro Max for sure

    26. Berhan Unal

      Lol i have 8gb ram on my samsung s20 I also can take 8k videos and have 64mp on my camera

    27. Mihail G

      You need to buy a new phone and keep in the package 📦 in till new one comes out then test and don’t do any update on the other phone because the iPhone it’s a Scammers last you three updates they long down the iPhone show the new one that’s for sure when in real life in the same way :(( Before they use to show the batteries better until they got sued they were slowing down the barriers on the phone your head now they Lauren different just putting a virus is slowing down the phone apps everything Else phone it’s a bigger scam, ripping off people :(( The same way care is doing what the Internet and service they’re all working together they slowing down the 4G 3G show the 5G is more powerful one in the reality is the same junkies

    28. Dawn Remington

      I have a IPHONE11PROMAX. Should I wait until THE IPHONE13 comes out?

    29. Mi Kel

      High quality case from Apple hahahhaha

    30. Orhan Can Ceylan

      Mistake #6 clearly showed that this video is definitely biased towards buying the new iPhones. (How come you haven't mentioned the battery difference at that point?)

      1. Max Tech

        This video is quite literally all about buying the new iPhones

    31. hharda9791

      Thanks for the review. I will get the pro max. Great music at the end.

    32. cristina fay

      george jones

    33. XgamerdaveX

      Does anyone know the width of the iPhone 12 screen? Not the phone. Just the screen.

    34. Initial TJ

      Im simply buying the pro because of the looks, that dark blue one.

    35. Diana Zeng

      Is there going to be an iPhone 12 pro mini?

    36. Kanon Dou

      Are you dumb?!?!?! You do not need MagSafe. Third party is just fine

    37. SanteeNL

      Stupid amounts of add, disliked...

    38. AlishaB

      I been struggling trying to decide which phone to buy. But this video definitely helped my decision. (I can’t wait to order the 12 🤗)

    39. Mimi Khawlhring

      when u mention the IP ratings, if the ratings is IP 68, dont say sixty eight, it's six eight.,. just sayin

    40. Yanie Ishak

      This is not related to the video, tho I'm here to see which should I buy. Have anyone told you before that you look like Vanilla Ice?

    41. Cluster Lizzy84

      My husband got the iphone 11 Pro Max last year and let me add something about the wall charger it comes with. It no longer charges my husband's phone after a year of using it.

    42. Bunker Bill

      Why don’t you know how many gigs of RAM the iPhone 12 come with? Is it 6 or 4?

    43. Ally B.

      “Don’t think you need the iPhone 12 pro for 5g” meanwhile I’m over here excitedly waiting for my iPhone 12 Pro to be delivered without even having 4g 😂

    44. Dabbie Gratuito


    45. Poochy Boy

      I got the iPhone 8. I’ve replaced the battery already but it was a bad one. It doesn’t seem to get a signal, like it works then stops or it has full bars but it won’t load anything. What should I do?

    46. David Rodriguez

      This was such a useful video to chose my new iPhone this year. I was so convinced that the iPhone 12 pro was gonna be way better than the 12 but it’s really not. The colors might look better and for me the better looking camera style were the only reasons why I preferred the iPhone 12 pro but they are pretty dumb reasons to waste $200+ just for that and sum other changes.

    47. erman marz

      still waitin iphone without battery 😊

    48. Humphrey Channel

      Do you talk like this in real life? It feels so unnatural. Please just speak naturally!

    49. Unbox The Dog

      iPhone 20: don’t make these 100 mistakes

    50. Unbox The Dog

      iPhone 13. Don’t make this 13 mistakes

    51. Seth Totten

      I’m getting pro with 254 storage.

    52. Maggie Casey

      Hey I’m 14 don’t have a lot of money but I got some, currently rocking the 5 SE wondering if it’s worth it to upgrade. Thanks!

    53. Charlie Dub Dela Cruz

      apple released a new version of phone , but im still using iPhone5s :< ,btw watching from Philippines

    54. The Busy B's

      Thank you. Great tips! Best comparison video to me .

    55. julio olivas

      I just bought the 12 and I’m happy af

      1. J D

        Is just pre order 12 pro yesterday and it say it will arrive 17-24 of November. I hope it's gets here fast. I was thinking on the max but I don't need need a big phone.

    56. Ashwin Jeyasankar

      Should i buy the pro max or the pro? Beacuse if its only the camera that is different then i will go pro, but i dont know what else the pro max have

    57. WR

      The 11 pro gives you 7 hours more battery life over the 12. This is why I won't upgrade.

    58. Tegan Bickmore

      Should i buy the iPhone 12 or 11 ??? What do u all think

      1. Tegan Bickmore

        @MrPlasma ok thank you so much

      2. MrPlasma

        if you have the cash then go for the 12

    59. NotAPro Yt

      lmao bitches gonna flex the base model 12😂

    60. George Fernandes

      99.9% People here don't even have a Iphone

    61. Victor Zhao

      You cant make mistake if you dont buy it in the first place

    62. shawnmike22

      I'm a long time Android user I have the note 10 and just switched to iPhone and pre ordered the 12pro now i dont know if that was a good choice

    63. Mr Earthshome

      I hear this news 12 iPhone in the drop test shatters the outside coating really bad?

    64. David Kim

      Basically, buy all four phones and use them best made for their purposes.

    65. DK Phan

      Idek why I’m watching. I plan to use my Xs for 3-4 more years before upgrading 😂😂

    66. S B

      We don't know how the battery life will compare on the mini vs the 12 right now, so including that as a mistake is pretty dumb. If phone does a good job only using 5g when it's necessary, the main power draw should be the display, so the smaller display could balance out a lot of the impact of the smaller battery.

      1. MrPlasma

        apple says that the regular 12 has 15% better battery life

    67. Ari Pauls

      Question: if I buy an iPhone 12 from the Apple store website that is unlocked, do you you think it matters if I buy an iPhone that is sim free with the Verizon link without the sim card (in order to get the 30 dollars off) or if I buy an iPhone that is sim card free without the Verizon link and paying an extra 30 dollars for the phone? Becuase I was considering putting my Verizon sim card from my iPhone x into my iPhone 12 (if I do upgrade) so I can attempt to avoid the whole paying extra for 5g even though it isn't in my area.

    68. Angie

      I think I am going to buy the max one! I am SO sick of not being able to take quality pictures since i love taking photos for traveling etc. and the camera is actually the most important for me! The only think i am mad about to apple is that there is no rosè gold one! Such a pitty.

    69. Виктория Осипова

      Thank you so much!

    70. Metal Storm

      Nice commercial.

    71. Mary Magana

      I have the iPhone 8 Plus and thinking of the iPhone 12 are both almost the same size??

      1. Max Tech

        the iPhone 12 is smaller for sure.

    72. Boyet and Everything Vlogs

      You are a scammer!!😂😂

    73. S

      Why it’s more expensive in Australia?

    74. Arlette S

      What do you think of the 12 pro max?

    75. Jayjay Colobong

      Watch before you sell your kidneys😂

    76. Its Zaria

      I really wanted the 12 pro but watching this seems so anti 12 pro😭 you have me intrigued by the camera specs for the 12 max but I’m only using it to shoot youtube videos..so is it that serious??

      1. Its Zaria

        @La Mejor thats true!! thank you

      2. La Mejor

        A lot of youtuber use their iPhone 11 Pro Max so I don’t see the difference if they use the 12 pro or 12 pro max the quality camera will still be great

      3. La Mejor

        Nah I should go for it. At first I wanted the iPhone 12 blue but I also gotta pay $829.99 bc I have Cricket lol. I don’t like bigger phones I like medium size phones so I guess I might as well got for the pacific blue 12 pro

    77. Jonathan Santiago

      You kept repeating the same things over and over... Get to the point already!!

    78. Jaiza J

      New sub's. That's was pretty good mate. Thanks heaps.

    79. Jochen Geuens

      sounds to me he just bought a lot of shares from Apple and now tries to persuade everyone to buy the most exspensive phone and accesories.... SCAM! Not saying they are bad products, but every "mistake" just ends up being you not paying the maximum amount of money for an apple product.

    80. buster colin

      Nice video 👌I thought the pro max was coming with 120hz? Shit me. Plus the matte back should've come with the matte sides.

    81. Akhil Babel

      I do not see a point in upgrading from the Xs still. 5G still has a few months before it comes to my area and at the start the coverage isn't going to be great anyway. The dual-line (or dual SIM) feature from the iPhone Xs was the last real desireable feature that I found. Just not compelling enough to spend money and brave through 3 hours moving my data from my Xs to the new one.

    82. fleghel

      It’s marketing- the more models you have, the more mid- and hi-level (read “expensive”) will be sold. It’s science... actually psychology.

    83. R777

      iPhone 12 mini is bigger than iPhone 6 as screen size

    84. The One Hit Wonder

      Why apple used that big guy with big hand for iPhone 12 Mini? LOL.

    85. The One Hit Wonder

      Imagine charging without those magnet at the back.. That's i called the true WIRELESS, so u can use ur phone while charging let say 10 meter away from the source. What's the point you still have the wired for wireless.

      1. MrPlasma

        XD never gonna happen. You want to get radiation sickness all the time while charging? Absolutely not lol

    86. Ron Hish

      Is it worth upgrading from iPhone 6s to iPhone 12? Or wait till 13. Have had 6s since it came out in 2015

    87. Brian Redding

      On the Mag Safe wallet. Will it have to be removed in order for the phone to be charged? Thanks

    88. hüseyin alışkan

      iPhone 12 128Gb is the best to choose

    89. Penny I

      I just purchased online (yet to be shipped) 12pro fro Tmobile. Taking advantage of their great special trade in for my iPhone X. I’m not convinced I made the right choice (I think I could still change my mind). I do want a good camera since I do a lot of before and after pics for my business. I’m an esthetician so take progressive pics of skin quality and before and after headshots. Also before and after eyelashes. I’m not a big fan of having a large phone to fit my small hands. I also use my phone for booking appointments with my booking app Vagaro Pro. Looking at that calendar and booking appointments is a big one for me. I’m looking for your recommendation

    90. Margret Hlodvers

      ahhh I was just gonna go for the 12 pro but now I feel like I need the pro max

    91. Nandu Sivadasan

      Don't make these mistakes. Mistake 1 : buying this phone.

    92. Nicholas Pitts

      Hey it’s the burger king foot lettuce guy

    93. Alyssa Suarez

      I’m waiting for them to add Touch ID to the back of the phone where the Apple is 👀

      1. GKI Odinakachukwu

        Hope it ain't fingerprint 🙄

    94. joe ward

      Im wondering if iphone will die or go on forever.

    95. Oksana Gutierrez

      Daaaaamn, thanks for the info.... 👌 being an Apple insider I was certain ur gonna just be pushing the public’s $$ bag 😂 for ppl to buy the new products 🙄 I’m actually waiting for the pre order for the 12 pro max ♥️ I just HAD TO 💯 yep

    96. Nobody

      I heard the magsafe charger will slow charging speeds if used with a 3rd party brick

    97. dj neural interface dj neural interface

      🤣🤣🤣I will never buy an iPhone tHey suck

    98. Javier Rodriguez Rodriguez Rodriguez

      Shut up 🤐 buddy

    99. Mariela Pacheco

      Ehhh I’m not really convinced, on the 12, I also feel like a lot of USfilmrs might have stock with apple or the company for the charger that is why they are trying to make it sound good.

    100. pizza b01

      I want to upgrade from X, since it's screen shattered. I originally wanted to buy the 12 Mini, due to being the cheapest and also having almost the same specs as the bigger models. But since you've mentioned the battery life I steered to the 12 Pro. I passed the base model iPhone 12 because if I'd get the bigger phone I also want the additional telephoto camera, lidar sensor etc.... So therefore, I'm struggling, 12 Mini or 12 Pro? Will have to wait out on the actual RAM size and the said battery life.... Great video!