Last year’s iPhone 12 series comes with a small-display flagship, iPhone 12 mini. This device comes with a 5.4-inch full-screen display, Bionic A14 processor, and supports 5G. The iPhone 12 mini is the cheapest 5G smartphone and the company had high hopes for this device. However, Apple’s hopes were dashed into pieces as its sales are extremely poor. According to statistics from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), iPhone 12 mini has the worst sales performance in the market. The sales of the iPhone 12 mini accounts for only 5% of the market share. Due to the dismal sales of the iPhone 12 mini, Apple has drastically cut production. Also, the company will not release a mini model after the iPhone 13 mini.
Many reports in the industry claim that the mini-series will be officially removed from the iPhone product camp starting in 2022. In other words, for those users who like the small screen feel, this year should be the best time to start planning. This is because the iPhone 12 mini will likely reduce prices on a large scale.
What’s the fate of Apple’s other small-screen series – the iPhone SE series?
The iPhone SE series will stay put. According to industry analysts, Apple intends to update the iPhone SE series. The company will use faster processors and 5G functions. According to reports, the iPhone SE series will replace the mini models.
Furthermore, there are speculations that all 2022 iPhones will have 5G capabilities. This includes the iPhone SE series, this will be the first time in two years that this series will use “top” features. Apple hopes to increase sales of iPhones, which account for more than half of its profits.
The source added that because high-end smartphones with smaller screens are becoming increasingly difficult to attract consumers, Apple will not release a new version of the iPhone mini next year. The entry-level 5G iPhone will be available as early as the first half of 2022. There are also reports that the new iPhone SE will use the A15 processor, which means that this year’s high-end iPhone series will use the same chip and support 5G.
However, from the speculations so far, the next-generation iPhone SE is expected to adhere to the design of the iPhone 8. This means that this device will come with an LCD screen as well as a large chin with Touch ID. If this is the case, would you buy it? Let us know your thought in the comment section below