The launch of the Apple iPhone 15 is imminent, just hours away. This unveiling of the new iPhone 15 series presents an excellent opportunity for an upgrade. However, individuals who favor smaller iPhones may be facing their final chance to acquire a brand-new mini iPhone. According to a tweet by Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, stocks of the iPhone 13 mini are dwindling. Numerous international media outlets have also reported an extended waiting period for the iPhone 13 mini. In some parts of Delhi, India, customers can expect delivery within 3-4 days, and there is also the option to pick up purchases at the Apple Store.
The mini iPhone series made its debut with the iPhone 12 launch and continued with the subsequent iPhone 13 series. However, it appears that this might be the end of the line for the mini series. This decision is primarily attributed to a decrease in demand. Apple opted to transition from the compact 5.4-inch form factor to a much larger 6.7-inch screen with the iPhone 14 Plus. This year, it seems Apple will continue with the larger format. Currently, the iPhone 13 mini is available in all configurations in India, but this availability may change after the launch of the iPhone 15 series.
From a consumer perspective, the lower sales of the iPhone 13 mini could be due to its smaller battery size, resulting in reduced standby time. Additionally, the trend toward larger screens may have influenced consumer preferences, as the standard iPhone with its 6.1-inch screen is already considered compact by many.
The highly anticipated iPhone 15 series launch is scheduled for Apple’s ‘Wonderlust’ event on September 12. In India, the event will be live at 10:30 pm. Apple is set to unveil four models: iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max. One of the most significant changes in the iPhone 15 series is the elimination of the notch, a feature first introduced in the iPhone X series.
For the Pro models, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, Apple is making a strong push by offering the latest 3nm A17 Bionic chip and a new titanium frame, which is both lighter and sturdier than the stainless steel used in the iPhone 14 Pro series. The Pro Max is expected to feature a periscope camera, providing 6x optical zoom.
Another noteworthy change is the adoption of USB Type-C, replacing the lightning cable introduced in 2012 with the iPhone 5. This transition marks a significant shift in iPhone technology.