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Forget 5G — Apple is bringing back the smaller-sized smartphone.
Apple unveiled the iPhone 12 Mini earlier this week, a new version of the iPhone 12 that comes with a 5.4-inch screen. That makes the iPhone 12 Mini the smallest iPhone Apple has released in years, even tinier in size than the iPhone SE — even though the iPhone 12 Mini has a larger display than the SE. (The iPhone SE has bezels around the screen that add to its size.) Apple has called the iPhone 12 Mini the smallest 5G phone on the market.
It represents a significant shift in approach for Apple, which along with the rest of the industry has gravitated toward bigger screens in recent years.
“Finally, we believe the lower priced iPhone 12 Mini (the smallest, thinnest, and lightest 5G phone in the world) is somewhat of a needle mover, as we believe a portion of the install base is looking for a smaller phone after several years of screen size increases,” Piper Sandler & Co. analysts Harsh V. Kumar and Matthew F. Farrell wrote in a research note following the announcement.
The new size option certainly sparked some excitement. On Reddit, a post …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Tech