The sizes of the iPhone have been varying a lot since they were presented in 2007. First we had the 3.5-inch sizes. Then, 4. Then, 5. Then, two sizes, 4.7 and 5.5. We met the 6.1 inches in the iPhone X with the new design, and the 6.7 with the iPhone XS Max. And when it arrived it was the turn of the iPhone 12, when it seemed that the phones did not stop growing, Apple went and launched the 5.4-inch size, with the new design already applied.
Goodbye to the mini size of the iPhone
According to information released by Bloomberg analyst Mark Gurman, which is echoed by the English-speaking portal MacRumors, “the lack of stock suggests that the iPhone 13 mini will be discontinued after the announcement of the new ones.” “iPhone”.
Hours before we finally see the new iPhone 15, the iPhone 13 mini are still listed on Apple’s official website. Although we have reached a point where online purchases are closed to change the storefront, you can still see official mentions of these small phones.
Since the launch of the iPhone 12 mini, there have been two phones we have seen with the 5.4-inch size. Although the iPhone 12 mini continues to be sold at authorized dealers, in the same way as the iPhone 13 mini, the first model no longer has an official listing on Apple’s website.
There are several compelling reasons
“On the US Apple Store website, the estimated shipping periods are estimated at 2-3 weeks for some models, and even between 6 and 8 weeks for others,” explains Gurman, referring to the shipping times that until now Now they were available on Apple’s official website, in case we wanted to get one of them, through the direct sales channel.
In addition, “Apple did not launch an iPhone 14 mini last year, but kept the iPhone 13 mini as a low-cost option, with a price starting at $599 in the US,” they explain. Looking at the future range of available sizes, the same analyst explains that “most likely the new line will consist of the 6.1″ iPhone 15, 6.7″ iPhone 15 plus, 6.1” iPhone 15 Pro, 6 .7″ of the iPhone 15 Pro Max, 4.7″ of the iPhone SE and 6.1″ of the iPhone 13.
The few sales and an iPhone SE
An additional piece of information provided by MacRumors, which also illustrates the reasons why Cupertino would load this small model, just today after the presentation, is that “sales of the iPhone 13 mini have only accounted for 3% of total sales in the United States, in the first quarter of the year.
If we want to go for a small phone, they also mention the iPhone SE as an entry option. However, “in a year or two”, it is estimated that this model will grow to 6.1 inches.