iPhone 12: Which models have which cameras?

Apple doesn’t make its naming system easy to understand, but to be fair, the company is hardly alone in this. This year’s class of new iPhones includes four models – iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max – and aside from the size differences implied by ‘mini’ and ‘Max,’ you’re on your own to figure out what separates them. One of the differences that matters to a lot of people is the device’s camera features, and that’s what we’re here to help demystify.

We’ll go into depth on the more subtle differences between each device’s cameras below, but if you’re looking for a really quick answer here it is: the non-Pro models only have standard wide and ultra-wide cameras, while the Pro models have telephoto, standard and wide cameras. For visual learners, like us, here’s what that looks like in table form:

iPhone 12 iPhone 12 mini iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 Pro Max
Standard wide camera

Ultra-wide
camera

Telephoto
camera

There’s more to it than that of course. There’s always more to it. Here’s a detailed rundown of each phone’s cameras and photo features.