Apple discontinues the iPhone 13 mini with the launch of iPhone 15

Apple discontinues the iPhone 13 mini with the launch of iPhone 15

The Apple iPhone 13 mini and its compact 5.1-inch display will be missed by its supporters.

Apple quietly discontinued the iPhone 13 mini with the launch of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models.

With the iPhone 13 mini removed, the Apple iPhone lineup now comprises the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 14, iPhone 13 and the iPhone SE (2022). 

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The writing was on the wall for the mini-sized flagship iPhone. The Cupertino company introduced the first mini model in 2020 with the iPhone 12 mini. Months after its launch, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners released a report claiming that the iPhone 12 mini accounted for only 6% of sales between October 2020 and November 2020.

Apple followed up with the iPhone 13 mini in 2021 despite the poor sales of the iPhone 12 mini. However, the company did not refresh the iPhone 13 mini last year when it launched the iPhone 14 series. After that, the iPhone 13 mini retail prices were dropped across all storage options.

What options do consumers have now? If you prefer a compact-sized iPhone, you can still consider the 4.7-inch iPhone SE (2022). It still packs some impressive performance in a small form factor. With renewed rumours of the iPhone SE refresh in 2024, small-screen fans might have something to look forward to.