While Apple will likely reveal the IPhone 12 Scale on October 13We’ve already heard a lot about phones, with most leaks agreeing that there will be a fourth model this year, up from three in IPhone 11 Domain. And with the new model comes a new name, which is said to be the “iPhone 12 Mini”.
But this name is just a rumor at the moment, and while we have heard it many times, there is also reason to suspect it might not be true.
So will Apple really launch on the base iPhone 12 model the iPhone 12 Mini? Below we will examine the evidence.
Why Apple May Launch iPhone 12 Mini
The main reason to think Apple might release the iPhone 12 Mini is simply that this has been reported, not just once, but at least three times at the time of writing.
The name was It was first mentioned by Twitter leaker @Lvetodream On September 21, they claimed that Apple would release the iPhone 12 Mini (which other rumors suggest will have a suitably compressed 5.4-inch screen), alongside the standard iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro (both are rumored to have 6.1-inch screens) And at the top end, the iPhone 12 Pro Max will likely have a 6.7-inch screen.
The only new name is iPhone 12 Mini – the other three were widely leaked previously, although it was previously thought that the smallest iPhone would be called the iPhone 12, with the next model coming Get the new nickname for iPhone 12 Max.
After this leak, Twitter user @ duanrui1205 posted photos showing what appears to be a barcode Stickers for cases Designed for each of the four models above, including the iPhone 12 Mini name on one of them.
The first shipment of final iPhone 12 units will come out from Apple to distributors on October 5th, and the shipment includes: iPhone 12 mini 5.4 (definitely the final marketing name) -64 / 128 / 256iPhone 12 6.1-64 / 128/256 event on October 13, such I mentioned before.29th September 2020
Then John Prosser (another leak) He tweeted various leaked details About upcoming iPhones, including the claim that the iPhone 12 Mini is the “definitive marketing name” for the 5.4-inch model.
Other leaks have also used the name iPhone 12 Mini, though it’s not clear if they have the inside info or just follow the trend.
This is a very big support for the Mini’s name, and that’s before you get to know the fact that Apple has used the Mini moniker in a number of products in the past, such as iPad mini And the Mac mini Ranges.
Why Apple May Not Release iPhone 12 Mini
The first thing to note is that we do not question the existence of the 5.4-inch iPhone. Rumors have been circulating widely and likely true, we’re just wondering if she’ll land with Mini in the name.
We have highlighted a number of rumors above as evidence of such a name, but it is worth noting that among the three sources we have highlighted, only one (John Prosser) has a strong track record, and in recent months he has been somewhat mixed, as he was right about some things He was wrong about others
In addition, it is only in recent rumors that we have heard that the phone is referred to as the iPhone 12 Mini, and in relatively few rumors about it.
Previously, a lot of sources suggested that the next model would get a new name instead, specifically iPhone 12 Max. So this may still be true, or, if the sources are wrong about that name, they might also be wrong about the name Mini as well.
In addition, while a number of other Apple products were called Mini, the company never launched the iPhone Mini, despite the launch of a number of compact phones, the most recent being 4.7 inches. iPhone SE (2020).
Will Apple release iPhone 12 Mini?
We can’t say for sure if Apple will release its smallest iPhone 12 model, the iPhone 12 Mini. As shown above, there is a lot of evidence both ways.
But if we were to guess, we’d probably say the name iPhone 12 Mini was used. While old rumors pointed to the iPhone 12 Max instead, we tend to overweight the recent rumors, as they will likely serve to provide more recent information.
And while you can question the source tracking records in terms of reliability or the number of leaks, we haven’t seen any other leakers disagree with at the time of writing.
With the iPhone 12 launch fast approaching, we should definitely know soon, but for now we’re putting our money into the Mini.