Apple is cleaning up its smartphone portfolio a lot. With the iPhone 12 mini, the Californian company wanted to round off the size range in 2020. In addition to the 6.1-inch standard model of the iPhone 12, there was also the iPhone 12 Pro and the Pro Max in the next larger levels. At 6.7 inches, it was significantly larger, but also more unwieldy for many users. In order to be able to serve customers who are looking for a model that is as compact as possible and fits in every pocket and who still does not want to forego the quality and computing power of Apple devices, the iPhone 12 mini was created.
At 5.4 inches, it was barely larger than a 6 Series model from 2014. The idea of offering a cell phone that can be operated with one hand and the corresponding thumb is not new. The forefather of all Apple bestsellers, Steve Jobs, was a great advocate of small screens. He also wanted to be able to use a cell phone with one hand.
The end of the iPhone 13 mini is sealed
However, at some point the zeitgeist spoke a different language and the screens became larger and larger. And so the well-intentioned idea of the “small” iPhone developed into a slow seller. Of all the iPhone models, the minis run and ran the worst. Even the subsequent iPhone 13 mini couldn’t improve this. These days, big takes precedence over practicality. And so the company made a clear decision with the apple – against another “mini” model.
According to the always well-informed insider Mark Gurman, the handy model has reached its final hour after the official presentation of the iPhone 15. The “Mini” models will no longer be produced. It was already clear with the 14 model that the models would tend to be even larger. The standard iPhone 14 has been given a larger version with the “plus”. This previously only existed within the “Pro” family. The long delivery times for the last “Minis” show that Apple has already taken action.
This means that production has stopped and the devices will no longer be available through official Apple sales channels. While the iPhone 12 mini was canceled last year, the mini version of the iPhone 13 is now also coming to an end. If you still want to secure one of the last models, you would have to look for it on the open market. You could also secure some big discounts.
The “13 minis”, which were sold by Apple for 799 euros with 128 GB of storage, can already be purchased at prices well below 700 euros. The last smaller device the company has in its range is the 4.7-inch iPhone SE. However, this does not have the technology of a “13 mini” and will also be replaced in the next two years – of course with a 6.1 inch model.