Apple has discontinued the iPhone 13 mini, its last small phone. This is a tough blow for people who like smaller phones, as it’s been increasingly difficult to buy a phone with a screen less than 6 inches.
The iPhone 12 mini was introduced in 2020 with much fanfare. It was the smallest iPhone since the iPhone 5s, and it offered the same specs as the bigger iPhone 12 in a smaller form factor. However, sales of the iPhone 12 mini were not up to par, and Apple decided to release a bigger iPhone 14 instead of the mini model in 2022.
There are a few reasons why the iPhone 12 mini may have failed to sell well. One reason is that people simply prefer bigger phones. According to a recent survey by Statista, 67% of adults in the United States say they prefer a smartphone with a screen size of 6 inches or more. Another reason is that the iPhone 12 mini had a shorter battery life than the bigger iPhone 12 models. This is because the smaller form factor left less room for a battery.
Despite its shortcomings, the iPhone 12 mini was a popular choice among people who wanted a small phone with a powerful processor and a good camera. However, with the discontinuation of the iPhone 13 mini, there are now fewer options available for people who prefer smaller phones.
The iPhone SE is still available, but it has a much smaller and lower-quality display than the mini offered. It also uses an older A15 Bionic chip, which is not as powerful as the A16 Bionic chip in the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro.
It’s unclear whether Apple will ever bring back the mini line of iPhones. However, with the discontinuation of the iPhone 13 mini, it’s clear that Apple is not focusing on small phones at this time.
This is a loss for people who prefer smaller phones. Smaller phones are easier to carry and hold in one hand, and they can be more comfortable to use for people with small hands. However, the trend is clear: people are increasingly preferring bigger phones with larger screens. It remains to be seen whether this trend will reverse in the future.