iPhone 12 Pro Max FAQ and Their Answers

This write-up is about the features and accessories that iPhone 12 Pro Max comes with but I will also touch on the ones that it does not have that its current owners and potential owner wish it had.

It has already been succeeded by the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Which itself has been succeeded by iPhone 14 Pro Max.

iPhone 12 Pro Max FAQ

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have MagSafe?

Yes, it has MagSafe that can be used to charge the device at up to 15 watts of speed.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Wireless Charging?

Yes, it supports both MagSafe wireless charging (15 watts) and Qi Magnetic wireless charging (7.5 watts).

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Cinematic Mode?

No, it does not have a cinematic mode which is a feature that was introduced on the iPhone 13 lineup that allows you to take portrait videos. The quality of the video is 1080P @30fps but this might increase over time as the feature gets better.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have 5G?

Yes, the iPhone 12 Pro Max has 5G (Fifth Generation) network.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have a Fingerprint Sensor/Touch ID?

No, Apple has not announced an iPhone flagship that comes with a fingerprint sensor, or Touch ID as they would call it since the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. However, the iPhone SE 2022 which is the third generation as well as the second (iPhone SE 2020) and first generation (launched in 2016) comes with it.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have 120Hz High Refresh Rate?

No, it uses a 60 Hz refresh rate. The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max were the first iPhones to come with ProMotion, which is an adaptive 120Hz high refresh rate. It changes between 10Hz and 120Hz depending on what is on your screen at the moment.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Dual Sim?

There is a single variant that supports a Nano-Sim plus an eSIM and is available in the US and every other country in the world. But there is also a dual sim variant that supports two (2) Nano sim cards but not eSIM and is only available for the Chinese market. This means you can not officially get the dual sim iPhone 12 Pro Max, here in the USA.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have NFC?

Yes, it fully supports NFC also known as Near Field Communication and has a wide variety of applications. But the most popular ones are for contactless payments and as a tag reader or tag reading.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have a Projector?

Yes, you can connect your iPhone 12 Pro Max to a projector or Tv.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have a Magnetic Back?

Yes, this was necessary for its MagSafe wireless charging.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Always On Display?

No, iPhone 12 Pro Max does not have Always on Display (AOD).

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have a Macro Camera?

No, it does not have a Macro lens or Macro mode which means it can not be used for macro photography.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have an IR Blaster?

No, it does not have an IR Blaster.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Battery Share?

No, it does not support power-sharing or reverse wireless charging which simply means that you can not use it to charge another device.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Blue Light Filter?

Yes, this device has a blue light filter which makes the colors on your display warmer when turned On and that is better for your eyes at night. You can search for Night Shift on your iPhone’s settings app to turn it On.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Bluetooth 5?

Yes, it supports Bluetooth 5.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Glass Back?

Yes, its back is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass from both scratching and shattering.

Does the iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Center Stage?

No, it does not have center stage. This feature is still exclusive to some iPad Pro for now.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Charger in the Box?

No, there is no charging brick or adapter in the box that the iPhone 12 Pro Max comes in with. Apple cited environmental reasons.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Ceramic Shield?

Yes, it has a ceramic shield on its display which is Corning Gorilla Glass that the company designed to meet Apple’s preferences.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Dolby Atmos?

Yes, it supports Dolby Atmos.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Expandable Memory?

No, there is no SD card slot on this device. If you are the type that needs much storage, you can always go for the 512GB internal storage option.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Fast Charging?

Yes, it supports 22 watts of fast charging speed which can charge the device up to 50 percent in about 35 to 40 minutes.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have a Face ID?

Yes, its front-facing camera has a 3D true depth sensor which is required for facial recognition on an iPhone.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Front Flash?

No, I think it has been a long since any manufacturer launches a device with a front flash.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Facetime?

Yes, it has facetime.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Gorilla Glass?

Yes, both the front and back of the device are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have a Good Camera?

Yes, it has one of the best camera systems out there on any smartphone for both taking pictures and recording videos.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Google Play Store?

No, it does not have the Google Play store which is a place where you can download Android apps. Since Android apps can’t run on an iOS device, there is no point in having it. But there is Google Play Music as well as Google Play Movies & Tv for iPhones.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Gyroscope?

Yes, it has a gyroscope sensor.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Lidar?

Yes, it has a Lidar sensor which has numerous applications in photography and AR (Augmented Reality).

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Night Mode?

Yes, iPhone 12 Pro Max camera has a night mode which allows you to get better picture quality in low light conditions.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have OLED Screen?

Yes, its display is 6.7-inches Super Retina OLED XDR with up to 1200 nits peak brightness, HDR10, 458 PPI pixel density, and 1284 x 2778 pixels screen resolution.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have ProRes?

No, iPhone 12 Pro Max does not have ProRes video.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Stabilization?

Yes, it has sensor-shift OIS on its main camera and the regular OIS on its telephoto lens. This result is clear and sharp pictures and videos.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have a True Tone?

Yes, it has True-tone.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Telephoto Lens?

Yes, its telephoto lens is a 12MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, 65mm focal length, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), OIS, and up to 2.5X optical zoom.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have USB C?

It comes with a lightning port and a lightning to USB C cable.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have WiFi 6?

The iPhone 12 Pro Max supports WiFi 6 but not WiFi 6e.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have a Wide Angle Lens?

Yes, it uses a 12MP wide angle lens with sensor-shift OIS, f/1.6 aperture, 26mm focal length, and dual-pixel PDAF.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have Optical Zoom?

Yes, its telephoto lens has 2.5X optical zoom and about 12X digital zoom.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Case Fit 13 Pro Max?

No, it does not. iPhone 13 Pro Max has a bigger camera sensor and it is thicker than the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Come with Headphone Jack?

No, iPhone 12 Pro Max does not have the 3.5mm headphone jack/audio jack/aux port and does not come with headphones.

How Much RAM Does iPhone 12 Pro Max Have?

It comes with 6GB RAM and internal storage options of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.

Is iPhone 12 Pro Max Bigger Than the 8 Plus?

If we are talking about screen size, Yes, iPhone 12 Pro Max at 6.7-inches has a bigger screen than iPhone 8 Plus at 5.5-inches. However, in dimension, they are very close with iPhone 8 Plus dimension at 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm and iPhone 12 Pro Max at 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.4 mm.

Is iPhone 12 Pro Max Discontinued?

No, Apple is still manufacturing and offering the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Is iPhone 12 Pro Max Heavy?

iPhone 12 Pro Max weighs 228 grams which is a little bit heavy for a smartphone but nothing too big to become uncomfortable for you to hold.

Is iPhone 12 Pro Max Lens Scratch Proof?

It is scratch resistant to a very high degree but nothing is totally scratch-proof.

Is iPhone 12 Pro Max 128GB Enough?

If you are a creator or a gamer, you most likely will need more than 128GB. If you also like taking pictures and recording high-quality videos, you should get bigger internal storage.

Is iPhone 12 Pro Max Gold or Rose Gold?

It is available in Gold color.

Can iPhone 12 Pro Max Go Underwater?

Yes, it has an IP68 rating which means it has dust and water-resistant and can go underwater up to 6 meters for up to 30 minutes.

Can iPhone 12 Pro Max Use Old Charger?

Yes, an old charger works with the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Final Thought

iPhone 12 Pro Max is a 6.7-inches OLED device with a 1284 x 2778 pixels screen resolution and powered by Apple’s A14 Bionic chip assisted by a Quad-core GPU.

It runs on iOS 14 when it was announced and first made available but has since received an iOS 15 update and will also be receiving iOS 16.

Its already powerful processing capabilities are enhanced by 6GB RAM with the option to choose between 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB internal storage capacity.

iPhone 12 Pro Max is equipped with three rear cameras at the back which comprise the main camera, a telephoto lens, an ultrawide camera, and a Lidar sensor. On the front, it has a single camera.

The number of cameras it has as well as its capabilities are one of the places it best other devices that were launched alongside it, including the iPhone 12 Pro which has regular OIS compared to sensor-shift OIS on the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

It is packed with a 3687 mAh non-removable battery which supports 22 watts of fast wired charging capable of charging the device up to 50% in about 35 to 40 minutes. It also has MagSafe and Qi wireless charging capabilities.

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