Apple revealed a new purple color for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini at the “Spring Loaded” event, six months after the line originally debuted. Here’s what it looks like, in the real world, compared to some other popular iPhone finishes.
How it fits into the iPhone 12 lineup
It joins the other colors for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini, including white, black, blue, green, and (PRODUCT)RED.
When you compare it to the other colors, it is very similar in that it is a soft pastel color that isn’t too vivid or bright. The anodized aluminum edges are slightly darker than the back in its hue.
In our photos, you can see it compared directly to the green iPhone 12 that we picked at launch.
Compared to iPhone 11
For the iPhone 11, Apple also had a purple colorway available to users. We still had one on hand, so we thought it was apt to show the differences between them.
Between the two, we easily prefer the new iPhone 12 purple versus the iPhone 11’s. The iPhone 11 was paler and slightly darker. It was borderline grey.
The edges of the iPhone 11 were lighter, too, and appeared as a light purple-grey color. Apple ramped up the vibrancy noticeably on the sides of the iPhone 12. It looks much better in our opinion.
The new purple-colored iPhone 12 is available to pick up now and carries the same price tag and features as any other iPhone 12.