Apple iPhone  Colors: Deciding on the Right Color

The Apple's iPhone 12 Pro Max arrived in that year in a range of color options, with entirely new hues available on both devices, as well as some popular classics. The ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max have different color choices, so if you have your heart set on a particular shade, you may not be able to get your preferred model in that color.

The ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max is available in five colors, four of which are new shades. Although previous standard iPhone lineup color options have tended to be bolder and brighter, this year Apple selected a more muted color palette.
Starlight replaces last year's White option, which featured silver aluminum edges. Starlight is similar to the White option from last year, but is now a distinctively warmer shade that is almost pearl or cream-colored. The silver edges now contain a hint of gold to match the new, warmer look. Starlight is effectively analogous to the ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max's cool Silver color, except with less prominent matte aluminum edges and a warmer, almost champagne tone.
The Midnight ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max should not be confused with previous Black, Space Gray, or Graphite devices and is a new color. Midnight replaces Black as the lineup's darkest color option, but differs from Black since it has a slight hint of navy blue.

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max four available colors are:

  • Graphite
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Sierra Blue

Graphite, Gold, and Silver were all available with last year's ‌iPhone's, with Sierra Blue being the only new option. Sierra Blue replaces last year's Pacific Blue, being much lighter and brighter, more akin to a baby blue shade.

How to Decide on iPhone 12 Pro Max Color

If you use your ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max‌ with a case, you may wish to consider which device color will best complement your case. It may be that you prefer more neutral tones such as Midnight or Starlight on the ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max, or Graphite or Silver on the ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max, and then use a more colorful case.

Similarly, Starlight, Midnight, Silver, and Graphite may age better over time as new devices are released since they are more neutral, almost monochrome shades. If you do not use a case, you may wish to take advantage of a more eye-catching color option such as Blue or Gold.

If you want an ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max‌ in a new color, Starlight, Midnight, Blue, Pink, or Sierra Blue will be the best options. Pink and Sierra Blue, in particular, are likely to be the colors that are most noticeably new and the ones that are most likely to indicate that you have the latest-generation device.

Your color choice may also be dependent on how often you upgrade your ‌iPhone‌. If you upgrade every year, you may be more confident in buying a striking new color, but if you keep your ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max‌ for many years, it may be wiser to consider a color that you have enjoyed previously if it is still available.