As we all know, Apple releases a new line of iPhone smartphones every year. This year, the tech giant just released the iPhone 13 line of smartphones to the public. The latest smartphones came with a model line similar to the previous year’s iPhone 12 lineup.
The iPhone 13 smartphone lineup recently released are:
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 pro
- iPhone 13 pro max
- iPhone 13 mini
According to the latest information, the iPhone 13 mini may be the last ‘Mini’ model that apple will create. There may be no iPhone 14 Mini next year when the tech giant releases its new offering.
The iPhone 13 mini is a smaller version of the iPhone 13, designed for Apple users who want to have the latest gadget but prefer a smaller screen. The tip about the iPhone 13 Mini being the last ‘Mini’ model came from a YouTuber who is known for leaking important news concerning apple to the public. A post by the YouTuber stated:
The iPhone 13 mini is THE LAST ‘mini’ iPhone
There will not be a 14 mini next year
So if you’ve been thinking about trying the mini, the 13 mini is your last chance
With that said…I did not purchase the iPhone 13 mini.
The decision to cut the iPhone Mini model is due to the inadequate response from buyers. Taking this new step means that the Mini model has not been selling well as Apple hoped it would. Indeed, the sales number of the Mini models did not meet the expectations of the tech giant. Hence, the decision to scrap the Mini model from the lineup.
Before this reveal by the YouTuber, an analyst known as Ming-Chi Kuo stated that the next year apple iPhones would not be coming with a mini model in the lineup.
iPhone 13 Mini Overview
The new mini is almost the same as the previous iPhone 12 mini. It comes with a 5.4-inch Super Retina XDA display and has a smaller battery when compared to the one inside the iPhone 13. Apart from that, all other features of the iPhone 13 minis are similar to the regular iPhone 13 model. It is powered by a new A15 Bionic chip, just like the rest of the models in the lineup, and runs on the latest IOS 15, just like the other models as well.
The iPhone 13 smartphone series saw pre-orders starting from the 17th of September, while the smartphones were made available for purchase on the 24th of September. The smartphones are available in the USA, Japan, China, Canada, India, England, and Australia
iPhone 13 Prices
If you are looking to purchase the new iPhone 13 series, here are the prices of each model.
iPhone 13 Mini
- 128GB- $699
- 256GB- $799
- 512GB- $999
- 128GB- $799
- 256GB- $899
- 512GB- $1099
iphone 13 Pro
- 128GB- $999
- 256GB- $1099
- 512GB- $1299
- 1TB- $1499
iphone 13 Pro max
- 128GB- $1099
- 256GB- $1199
- 512GB- $1399
- 1TB- 1599
Apple has also unveiled the IOS 15, iPad 15, and the Apple WatchOS 8. Users with such devices can think of updating their devices now if they have not done so already.
We do not know if the iPhone 13 Mini will be the last mini model on the Apple smartphone lineup. This could very well be a ploy by Apple to get people to purchase the iPhone 13 mini since the sales numbers are not encouraging to the tech giant.
However, it could also be possible that the news is not far from the truth. Either way, our questions will indeed be answered by September next year.
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