iPhone 12 Mini Production Reportedly Ended Earlier Than Expected Due to Relatively Low Sales

Following widespread reports that the iPhone 12 mini has experienced poor sales performance, at least relative to other iPhone 12 models, Taiwanese research firm TrendForce today claimed that production of the device has already ended.

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According to TrendForce, the iPhone 12 mini "reached End-of-Life ahead of time" during the second quarter of 2021, suggesting that Apple will focus on selling through its existing inventory of the device without producing any further units. Launched in October 2020, the iPhone 12 mini features a 5.4-inch display that caters to fans of smaller smartphones, with pricing starting at $699 in the United States.

While production has reportedly ceased, the iPhone 12 mini remains available on Apple.com without any notable shipping delays for now. The device is offered in six colors, including a purple option that went on sale in late April.

Apple is still expected to unveil an iPhone 13 mini later this year, but rumors suggest the 5.4-inch model will be discontinued in 2022.

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ADonmall Avatar
39 months ago
The phone many cried out for but nobody bought
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sykora171 Avatar
39 months ago
Sad in my opinion. I absolutely love my 12 mini, I think its a great size. I'm sure I could get used to the "regular" size if I had to, but coming from an iPhone SE, it was a great step up.
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
senttoschool Avatar
39 months ago
Two pages in and no one mentioned the pandemic that kept everyone home? The Mini is designed for people to easily hold onto and comfortably fit in pockets. Neither of these two benefits mattered during a pandemic.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nvmls Avatar
39 months ago
They overpriced it.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sharksftw Avatar
39 months ago

They overpriced it.
They did not. Unless they overpriced the iPhone 12 as well. They are basically the same device apart from size.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wyarp Avatar
39 months ago

The phone many cried out for but nobody bought
A LOT of people will certainly have bought it, millions in fact. But when total iPhone sales top 200million per year, even millions of devices sold will be considered a 'small' number. A shame though as for many it really is the perfect size.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)