Released in 2020, the Pro Max has the highest specs in the iPhone 12 suite of phones. It boasted a large size, fantastic camera, and the most powerful processors available at the time, but if you picked one up at launch, you’re probably looking for an upgrade now.

You’ll recognise the iPhone 12 Pro Max from its big 6.7-inch screen, triple-lens camera setup on the back, and because it has the highest amount of storage available on an iPhone 12 model. You might have it in silver, graphite, gold, or pacific blue.

It was an expensive phone when it came out – meaning that today you can sell it for a good price to put towards an upgrade.

Why use CompareMyMobile to trade in your Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max?

CompareMyMobile is independent and impartial – we aren’t part of a mobile manufacturer or recycling company, nor a mobile network.

Instead, we work in partnership with a range of different mobile and electronic recyclers. So you can compare offers on your old phones across the market in an instant, and pick the best one for you.

We carefully vet every company we work with, so you can be assured that we consider them trustworthy.

And best of all: by comparing all your options, you can find the highest price for your old iPhone Pro Max.

How much is my Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max worth?

Take a look at the comparison table above for the full range of offers we’ve found on the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max right now.

It’s worth more money if it’s in good condition and not broken in any way – and even more if it’s brand new and never used. 512GB is the highest available storage option on the iPhone 12 Pro Max, so you’re already in for more cash accordingly.

If your phone is unlocked – i.e. not locked to a network like O2 or Three – it’s worth just that bit more too.

How can I sell my Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max for the best price?

You can sell your iPhone 12 Pro Max for the best price by comparing all your options.

Make sure you’ve chosen the correct model (including the storage size, locked network, and so on), and selected the most accurate condition. This way, you’ll avoid getting a surprise if the recycling company revises their quote after receiving your phone.

Package your phone securely when you send it off too, to make sure it doesn’t get damaged en route – thus lowering the selling price.

What is the process for selling my Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max?

Selling your old Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is easy. Just follow these three simple steps.

  1. Compare prices: On the table above, we’ve listed prices from loads of different recyclers. All you need to do is choose your favourite one.
  2. Post it: Once you’ve picked an offer and given the buyer your details, they’ll send you a postage pack so you can mail your Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max off.
  3. Get paid! As soon as the recycler has checked your device, they’ll send you your cash - either via PayPal, bank transfer, or cheque. That’s it!

Can I sell a broken Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max?

Yes you can. Many recyclers are happy to take your broken iPhone 12 Pro Max. Just scroll up and choose ‘broken’ as the device condition and compare prices.

A phone usually counts as broken if it has:

  • A cracked screen
  • Broken buttons
  • Power issues
  • Lots of chips and dents
  • A corrupt operating system

A broken Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max will sell for less than a working one, and even less than a brand new one. Just make sure you’re honest about your gadget's condition and you’ll get the most accurate quotes.

If a recycler receives your phone but decides it is not in the condition they expected, they’ll send you a revised quote by email, which you can choose to accept or reject. 

Read more about selling broken phones in our guide. 

Can I sell an Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max with water damage?

Selling a water-damaged phone is a little trickier, but some recyclers do buy handsets with water damage. Search for quotes on a broken Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max above, and check with the recycler if you're not sure whether it will accept a water-damaged phone or not.

Can I sell my Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max with a cracked screen?

Yes. Since this means your device counts as broken, just select ‘Broken’ from the device condition filter above. We’ll show you the most accurate quotes from mobile recycling companies on an iPhone Pro Max with a cracked screen.

Comparing Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max trade-in programmes

There are plenty of mobile recycling, buying, and trade-in companies out there who are happy to buy and recycle your old iPhone 12 Pro Max. That includes Apple’s own trade-in programme – but you may find you can get more cash from an independent recycler.

The best thing to do is to compare all your options from all the available offers on this page – brought to you by our partnerships with a range of mobile recycling companies.

You’ll find buyers who will gladly buy any kind of iPhone 12, but the prices you get will depend on which model it is – including the storage size – and what condition it’s in. The amount that buyers will offer for a damaged or broken handset, for example, can vary quite a bit.

How to prepare your Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max to sell

First of all, pick a quote and sign up with that recycler. They’ll then give you detailed instructions on how to send them your phone, and most likely send you a postage pack to use as well.

  1. Remove the SIM card, SD storage card, and any cases, screen protectors, or other accessories from your phone.
  2. Perform a full factory reset to wipe all your personal data.
  3. Package your phone securely in the postage pack from the recycler, carefully following any instructions they give you.

That’s it – your phone is ready to go.

Do I need to wipe my Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max before selling it?

Yes. You’ll need to perform a full factory reset on your phone before you send it off. This is to wipe your phone of all personal data so your security isn’t at risk, and to make the recycling process easier.

On an iPhone, you can do this by going to Settings, tapping ‘General’, then ‘Reset’, and ‘Erase all content and settings’.