- iPhone 13 mini tipped to be the last “mini” iPhone.
- Apple will drop the “mini” model from 2022’s iPhone 14 lineup.
- Tipster cites iPhone 12 mini’s poor sales performance for this decision
The iPhone 13 mini might be the last “mini” iPhone from Apple. This new development comes from tipster Jon Prosser, who runs the YouTube channel Front Page Tech and is known for his popular Apple leaks. Jon Prosser has speculated that Apple will not bring out an iPhone 14 mini, due to the lukewarm response towards the iPhone 12 mini. The iPhone 12 mini was introduced alongside the main iPhone 12 lineup as a new, compact, and more affordable new iPhone with the year’s best hardware for people who love the small phone form factor. However, sales of the iPhone 12 mini did not meet Apple’s expectations and that is why Jon Prosser emphasises that the iPhone 13 mini will be the last “mini” iPhone from Apple.
iPhone 13 mini is your last chance at a mini iPhone
The iPhone 12 mini was introduced in 2020 along with the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 12 mini was launched with an intention to deliver the top-notch iPhone hardware for the model year in a compact and handy footprint at a lower starting price than the mainstream iPhone 12 models. The same philosophy has been stretched out to the iPhone 13 lineup with the introduction of the iPhone 13 mini. However, well-known Apple leaker, Jon Prosser has now said that there will not be an iPhone 14 mini for 2022 and that Apple will be dropping the “mini” from its lineup completely.
Earlier in June, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had suggested that the iPhone 14 lineup from 2022 is likely to be devoid of the “mini” model. His speculations were based on the poor sales volume of the iPhone 12 mini. We are yet to see how the new iPhone 13 mini performs in terms of sales numbers. Ming-Chi Kuo has also suggested that Apple would be launching 4 models despite dropping the “mini” from the lineup. Kuo says Apple will be launching two high-end models and two low-end models in iPhone 14 series in 2022. Both the high-end and low-end models are expected to come in 6.1 inch and 6.7-inch screen sizes.
The iPhone 13 lineup was recently launched by Apple on September 14th and pre-orders have started on September 17th. The iPhone 13 lineup starts at: