The new versions of the iPhone will not have models of the mini format, analysts say.
Apple stopped producing the iPhone 12 mini in 2021 due to low sales, analysts at the research company TrendForce said.
The iPhone 12 mini accounted for only 5% of the total sales of the iPhone 12 line in the United States in January 2021. Then analyst William Young said that weak demand for the iPhone 12 mini could force Apple to stop producing devices in the second quarter of 2021, according to Reuters.
In March 2021, Nikkei sources reported that Apple would reduce the planned production of the iPhone 12 mini by 70% in the first half of 2021.
The iPhone 12 mini is in sixth place in terms of revenue in the global smartphone market, but did not enter the top ten in terms of sales, according to Counterpoint analysts for the first quarter of 2021.
According to the forecast of TrendForce, Apple will introduce a new series with a possible name iPhone 12s in the fall of 2021, writes TrendForce. Inside there will be an A15 processor, 5G support and 6P lenses on all cameras. There will be three models in the line — all are not mini.
TrendForce analysts expect that the new Apple models will account for 39% of the annual production volume in 2021 of 223 million units. The volume will grow by 12.3%. Sales will increase due to the economic recovery in the United States and Europe after the pandemic. Prices for the new models will be at the level of last year’s iPhones.