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Apple kills the iPhone Mini

Apple kills the iPhone Mini


A year after dropping the iPhone 12 Mini, the iPhone 13 Mini has met a similar fate.

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The iPhone 13 Mini lying against a white and gray surface with yellow paint.
Farewell, old friend.
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

The mini-sized iPhone is dead. Apple quietly dropped the iPhone 13 Mini from its lineup on Tuesday, discontinuing the last of its smaller-sized phones.

The new lineup now consists of the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 14, iPhone 13, and the third-generation iPhone SE (2022).

Apple first introduced the 5.4-inch Mini phone in 2020 with the iPhone 12 Mini. While a few of us at The Verge were fans — including myself — it appears we were in the minority. It’s possible many were turned off by the battery life, which was noticeably worse than the iPhone 12’s, and found the screen to be cramped.

Less than a year later, Apple had to reduce production of the iPhone 12 Mini by 70 percent. It came as no surprise, then, when Apple didn’t introduce an iPhone 14 Mini last year, leaving buyers with only the prior year’s iPhone 13 Mini.

There’s still some hope left for small screen fans, however. While you can’t buy the iPhone 13 Mini from Apple, you can still buy the iPhone 13 Mini from third-party retailers and carriers like Amazon. Plus, there are some decent small Android phones and the budget-friendly third-gen iPhone SE. The latter offers an even smaller 4.7-inch screen than the Mini but sadly lacks perks like dual cameras, MagSafe, ultra wideband 5G, and Face ID.

Correction September 12th, 3:05PM ET: We incorrectly referred to the third-generation iPhone SE from 2022 as the second-gen model. We regret the error.