iPhone 13 mini (or the iPhone 12s mini) could be in plans for Apple’s 2021 lineup, according to a tipster. The Cupertino company is expected to have the smaller iPhone model in the works despite poor sales records of the iPhone 12 mini that debuted alongside iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max last year. Some recent reports suggested that Apple was not able to meet its expectations with the iPhone 12 mini. However, that disappointment is not likely to affect the company’s roadmap for 2021 as it is rumored to still have the mini version amongst other models.
Citing people familiar with the development, tipster Jon Prosserin his video on youtube that is working on the follow-up of this year – irrespective of the poor results it received from the last year model.
“My sources are saying that Apple is still committed to making a follow-up, [the iPhone] 13 mini even if they just have to make less of them than they originally planned to, ”he said.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo last year noted that the iPhone 12 mini – along with– . Market research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) also In its report that the iPhone 12 mini resulted in only six percent of the total iPhone sales during October and November. JP Morgan supply chain analyst William Yang even predicted that iPhone 12 mini production by the second quarter of 2021 due to weak demand.
However, several reports in the pastthat Apple would this year that it last year. It is important to note that the company may have decided its next lineup even before seeing the market performance of the iPhone 12 series. This means that the decision for picking the mini version of its new iPhone is not likely to be something that Apple took after seeing unexpected results of the iPhone 12 mini.
Prosser said in the video that the arrival of iPhone 13 mini might help Apple as it wouldn’t launch thesuccessor this year.
“If we get an update to that [the iPhone SE], it will actually be an– making room for a 13 mini, ”the tipster .
One of the reasons for not meeting expectations with iPhone 12 mini is muted demand for smaller versions of major devices these days. Analyst firm Counterpoint recently said that screens under 6-inchof all smartphones sold. But nonetheless, the news about the launch of the iPhone 13 mini may excite people who are looking for the successor to the iPhone 12 mini.
Apple has yet provided any details aboutseries (or what some people believed as the iPhone 12s series). It is, thus, safe to consider the reported information with a pinch of salt.
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