Followers of smaller telephones rejoiced when Apple launched the iPhone 12 mini in 2020, adopted by the iPhone 13 mini a yr later. Nevertheless, after almost three years of availability, the top of the street is perhaps close to for the 5.4-inch machine.
As famous by Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman, iPhone 13 mini inventory is operating low, with Apple’s on-line retailer within the U.S. quoting a 2-3 week delivery estimate for some fashions, and even 6-8 weeks for a number of others. The scarcity means that the iPhone 13 mini is perhaps discontinued after Apple publicizes new iPhones at its “Wonderlust” occasion on Tuesday.
Apple didn’t launch an iPhone 14 mini final yr, however it saved the iPhone 13 mini accessible as a lower-cost choice, with pricing beginning at $599 within the U.S. In case you are considering shopping for the iPhone 13 mini, now is perhaps your final likelihood, as it’s trying seemingly that Apple will discontinue the machine on Tuesday after unveiling the iPhone 15 sequence. Apple’s new lineup will seemingly include the 6.1-inch iPhone 15, 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Plus, 6.1-inch iPhone 15 Professional, 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Professional Max, 4.7-inch iPhone SE, and the 6.1-inch iPhone 13.
I simply need to say that I hate you all for not shopping for the iPhone mini leading to its cancellation and I’ll by no means forgive you for it.
— Snazzy Labs (@SnazzyLabs) September 6, 2023
Whereas there initially seemed to be pent-up demand for a smaller iPhone, precise knowledge instructed that the iPhone mini had low gross sales relative to different iPhone fashions. In April 2022, analysis agency CIRP estimated that the iPhone 13 mini accounted for simply 3% of total iPhone 13 gross sales within the U.S. within the first quarter of that yr.
Going ahead, clients who desire a small iPhone from Apple should accept the entry-level iPhone SE, however even that machine is rumored to be up to date with a bigger 6.1-inch show within the subsequent yr or two. At the very least in the interim, it seems that Apple has realized that smaller telephones simply aren’t that standard in spite of everything.