Apple’s controversial iPhone 12 mini is apparently getting a successor this year. According to a new report by DigiTimes, well-known suppliers Foxconn and Pegatron will be in charge of assembling the new device, aptly dubbed “iPhone 13 mini.”
Both suppliers have worked in the past with Apple, assembling many of the devices we use on a daily basis. While they have had some problems with the Cupertino company thanks to worker’s disputes and poor working conditions, they seem to have sorted those problems out in preparation for this year’s iPhone production.
All that said, we are still waiting for confirmation on this report. DigiTimes has been mostly reliable with their reports. According to AppleTrack, they have a 63.5% accuracy. Even though it’s not a huge leak, it makes sense that Apple would rely on their trusted partners for the iPhone mini assembly.
The 5.4-inch iPhone certainly has not been the most popular from the 2020 line-up. Rumors have gone as far as to state that its production was stopped by Apple due to the low sales this model has had during the last two quarters.
In fact, the 2021 iPhone mini model is expected to be the last foray into the small phone made by Apple, thanks to the bad reception the 12 mini has had among consumers.
Personally, the iPhone 12 mini was an interesting move by Apple, but it doesn’t seem to perform the way they expected.
Perhaps the launch of the iPhone SE a few months before cannibalized the sales of the premium mini model. It will be interesting to see how the 13 mini performs this year.