Apple released the iPhone 12 mini as part of the iPhone 12 series, citing the craze for compact smartphones on the market. Initially, the company thought that the device would be popular with users looking for a form factor similar to the iPhone SE, but with the new design and powerful internals. However, Apple’s prediction did not turn out to be fruitful as the demand for iPhone 12 mini began to decline in the market. And now Apple has reportedly halted production of the iPhone 12 mini and is looking to discontinue it.
For those unaware, following the launch of the iPhone 12 mini, we have seen reports of its decreasing demand. In a previous report, we saw that Apple could stop production of the iPhone 12 mini due to low demand. Later, respectable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated that Apple’s iPhone 2022 line will not include any mini versions.
iPhone 12 mini Discontinued?
We have a new report from a Taiwanese research firm called TrendForce, which indicates that Apple has already stopped production of the iPhone 12 mini. The device has reached its end-of-life phase only in the second quarter after its launch.
According to the report, the iPhone 12 mini failed to generate as many sales as the other models in the iPhone 12 series. For example, devices such as the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max sold like hotcakes around the world, while the popularity of The standard model iPhone 12 led Apple to record sales in countries like India.
Compared to these, the iPhone 12 mini posted disappointing sales in the domestic and global markets. Although Apple offered steep discounts on the device during special occasions in potential markets, overall sales stalled.
As a result, Apple no longer makes the iPhone 12 mini. The Cupertino giant continues to sell the device in its official online and offline stores. However, the company will discontinue the 12 mini once it sells the existing stock, which is expected to happen sometime later this year.