Last year, Apple introduced a new model in the iPhone series. It was the iPhone 12 Mini. A compact phone with flagship-level specs. Not only that, but Apple also revived its iPhone SE smartphone. It was a cheap but powerful compact phone. Although, the iPhone 12 Mini despite its flagship specifications did not get many sales. But that doesn’t mean Apple is stopping. We will see the iPhone 13 Mini this year.
Sales of the iPhone 12 Mini were not as good as expected. And we think it could be the end of Apple’s Mini smartphones. Jon Prosser mentioned that Apple will stop production of the Mini-phone next quarter. However, the leaker also said that does not mean that Apple will stop selling the iPhone 12 Mini. They can restart production at any time. And the reason there was no more production was that Apple may have already caught up with the current demand for the iPhone 12 Mini.
We have to admit that the iPhone 12 Mini is a niche phone. With a 5.4-inch screen, the only people interested in compact devices will buy it. It is not a medium size, but it is too small. For comparison, these days flagship phones are released with a screen size of 6.5 to 7 inches. For those people who loved the Mini-phone, well, the low sales of the iPhone 12 Mini will not be a problem, as we could get the iPhone 13 Mini this year.
According to Jon prosser, we will also see a Mini flagship this year. Rumors suggest that the iPhone 13 series will be similar in size to the iPhone 12 series. There will be four models like the 12 series. To call back, the iPhone 12 Mini came with a 5.4-inch screen followed by a 6.1-inch screen in the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro. While the 12 Pro Max featured a massive 6.7-inch screen.
A possible reason for low sales
Apple released 5 iPhones last year. We also saw the revival of the iPhone SE. It is also a compact phone that is only 4.7 inches in size. And it came out after a long time. People were waiting for the SE phone. It was released months before the launch of the iPhone 12 series. And people who wanted a compact iPhone could have gone for the iPhone SE. And it could be the reason for the low sales of the iPhone 12 Mini. Well, this year we may not see a compact iPhone SE, so it gives the iPhone 13 Mini more space. Let us know what you think about Mini smartphones in the comment section below.
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