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iPhone Colors: All The Models, All The Color Options

From the iPhone 8 to the iPhone 13, we take a look at ALL the color options for Apple’s iPhone (and how they’ve changed over the years)


Apple’s iPhone 13 is now official, bringing with it a host of new features and updates. The iPhone 13’s release hasn’t gone well, however, with massive shipping delays – upwards of 4 weeks for all models.

This year’s iPhones come in new color options, including a pink iPhone 13 option, as well as one new color for Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro models. But how has Apple’s choice of colors for its iPhones changed over the years?

In order to find out, we decided to take a look at all the colors that Apple’s iPhone 8 has been available in, going all the way back to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Let’s do this…

iPhone Colors Over The Years – iPhone 8 to iPhone 13

iPhone ModelColor Options
iPhone 8Silver
Space Grey
Gold
iPhone 8 PlusSilver
Space Grey
Gold
Product Red
iPhone XSilver
Space Grey
iPhone XR(PRODUCT) RED
Yellow
White
Coral
Black
Blue
iPhone XSSilver
Space Grey
Gold
iPhone XS MaxSilver
Space Grey
Gold
iPhone 11Purple
Green
White
Black
Yellow
(PRODUCT)RED
iPhone 11 Pro Silver
Space Grey
Gold
Midnight Green
iPhone 11 Pro MaxSilver
Space Grey
Gold
Midnight Green
iPhone 12Black
White
Blue
Green
Product Red
Purple
iPhone 12 miniBlack
White
Blue
Green
Product Red
Purple
iPhone 12 ProGold
Pacific Blue
Silver
Graphite
iPhone 12 Pro MaxGold
Pacific Blue
Silver
Graphite
iPhone 13Pink
Blue
Midnight
Starlight
Product Red
iPhone 13 MiniPink
Blue
Midnight
Starlight
Product Red
iPhone 13 ProGraphite
Gold
Sierra Blue
Silver
iPhone 13 Pro MaxGraphite
Gold
Sierra Blue
Silver
All The Colors Apple’s Modern iPhones Are Available In – From The iPhone 8 to the iPhone 13

Cheaper iPhones Come In More Colors

As you can see from the table above, there are some clear trends with how Apple spreads color across its iPhone models. The main trend is that Apple’s cheaper iPhones – its standard iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and iPhone XR – tend to come in more color options.

Why is this? No one really knows, to be honest. But it is likely down to the fact that Apple’s more expensive phones are designed and pitched towards more professional users. And professional users, at least in Apple’s eyes, probably want more conservative colors.

That’s the operating theory, anyway. Personally, I’d love to see Apple’s iPhones available in a whole gamut of color options. Apple is very conservative with its color choices. This is why we’ve only seen pink models twice – with the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 13.

As for the iPhone 13, if you’re interested in the difference between the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 Pro / Pro Max models, here’s a quick overview of how they’re different.

iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone Pro Max Updates List

  • All of Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro models feature new 120Hz Super Retina XDR screens with improved brightness (up to 1000nits).
  • The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are available in the following colors: graphite, gold, silver, and a new light blue.
  • All three cameras have been updated inside the iPhone 13 Pro lineup; you have better low light performance, thanks to larger sensors, a wider aperture for the ultra-wide lens, and 3x zoom for the telephoto lens. Night Mode is now supported on all three lenses too.
  • The 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max now feature a new macro lens that’ll let you shoot objects from just 2cm away. All of Apple’s Pro models now feature sensor-shift optical image stabilization.
  • The Pro models also get Cinematic mode but will also benefit from Apple’s new ProRes technology. You can film in 4K up to 30fps with the iPhone 13 Pro models and, with ProRes, a higher quality video format, you can then edit in more detail after footage has been filmed.
  • All iPhone 13 Pro models get an extra tier of storage, 1TB – this is likely down to its use of ProRes.
  • Apple has improved the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro’s battery life; the iPhone 13 Pro will last 1.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max will last 2.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Check out our detailed iPhone 13 Pro Max Buyer’s Guide – it covers everything you need to know before you pull the trigger on one.


NETWORKCOST PER MONTHUPFRONT FEE
THREE£31pm w/ Unlimited Data£29
EE£42pm w/ 40GB Data£30
VODAFONE£31.50pm w/ Unlimited Data£29
O2£48pm w/ 150GB Data£30
Average Price of iPhone 13 at UK’s Biggest Phone Networks
Richard Goodwin

Richard Goodwin has been working as a tech journalist for over 10 years. He has written for Den of Geek, Fortean Times, IT PRO, PC Pro, ALPHR, and many other technology sites. He is the editor and owner of KnowYourMobile.

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