That brought to mind another possibility: the 5.4” could be named just iPhone mini, if Apple treats it like the SE (and Mac mini and iPad mini for that matter) where it stays around for two or three years instead of getting updated yearly.iPod Mini, Mac Mini, iPad Mini.
Screen size yes, but physically the 5.5” Plus is really pretty large compared to the upcoming 5.4” iPhone 12. The 5.4 is even smaller than the old 4.7” iPhone 6/7/8, and the current SE.Strange times we live in that a screen size that was once a plus is now a mini.
Earlier this week a proven leaker claimed that the iPhone 12 lineup would be named "iPhone 12 mini," "iPhone 12," "iPhone 12 Pro," and "iPhone 12 Pro Max," and today the same nomenclature has appeared again in a photo depicting alleged stickers from unreleased Silicone iPhone cases originating from Apple's international distribution center in Ireland.
The photo shows three stickers with the associated handset sizes written alongside them, corresponding to the three expected sizes of iPhone 12, with the 5.4-inch model being the "iPhone 12 mini," the 6.7-inch model being the "iPhone 12 Pro Max," and the two 6.1-inch models being the "iPhone 12 / iPhone 12 Pro."
The color for all three Silicone cases is black, and the model numbers that can be clearly made out include "MHL732M/A" and "MHLG32M/A," neither of which Apple has used in the past.
The photo was shared by Twitter leaker DuanRui, who last month shared photos of an iPad Air pamphlet depicting an all-screen display that turned out to be authentic.
The naming of the "Pro" models follows the precedent established in previous years, and the speculated titles would be a logical naming system for the iPhone 12 lineup. With four new iPhones expected in this year's lineup, the use of four different names would help to differentiate the models more easily.
The iPhone 12 mini would be the first iPhone with the "mini" moniker, which has been seen on the iPad mini, Mac mini, and iPod mini. At 5.4-inches, the iPhone 12 mini would be smaller than last year's smallest iPhone, the iPhone 11 Pro, which is 5.8-inches.
Apple plans to introduce its new iPhones in October this year, perhaps on October 13, and start shipping them out later that month. Rumors have suggested we can expect a staggered release, and some models might not come out until November.
Article Link: 'iPhone 12 mini' Name Reappears in Leaked Apple iPhone 12 Case Stickers
Sounds like maybe the battery needs replacing. It’s like $79 iircI'd be interested in an article (if it doesn't exist) discussing whether or not the 12 is worth upgrading to. Obviously once it comes out, but a suggestion. I have an XS Max and the battery sucks but I heard the 13 will be a much more significant upgrade versus the 12.
And the different model numbers for the exact same machine depending on which customer segment it was targeted at.Don't talk about fragmentation without mentioning the Mac Performa line 😅
Air refers to weight afaik. “Lighter than air”.It’s exactly same with the iPad Air... I always thought the term Air was for thinness... yet the iPad Air is thicker than iPad Pro...
I think the iPad line needs changing to iPad SE for the iPad, just iPad for the iPad Air, then iPad Pro as it is...
The watch needs to drop the series number too, and just have Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch 2020 (Screen Size).
Also for the MacBook line up... MacBook Air should just be called MacBook with the pro staying the same
This fragmentation of product naming is getting absurd. This is so unlike the Apple we all knew.
Speaking of small phones and battery life, iOS 14 has really taken a toll on my new SE battery life. With iOS 13 I could easily go a day and possibly 1.5 days. Now, I do well to make it a full day a lot of times. I have had to start using the Smart battery case and I am a very light phone user.I wonder what the battery life will be like in the mini..
There’s really not much to debate, is there. Mini clearly refers to size. That’s it. Whatever other features it may or may not have, it means the smallest. Just as Pro refers to the high end of the line.
I had the original iPhone all the way up to the 5S. When the 6 came out, I hated the size (the ability to use my phone one-handed and have my thumb *easily* reach every part of the screen is paramount. I got the original SE when it came out and still use it to this day. I'm delighted they are finally releasing something "small" but I'm still worried it might be too big given that it's...yes...only a little larger than the 5/5S/SE...but all screen which may still make it cumbersome for one-handed / thumb use. Well see!
What debate? And my statements aren’t contradictory in the least. Why do you think mini and Pro have to have opposite meanings? That makes no sense at all. Were you thinking of mini and Max?There is quite a bit to debate in your argument.
First you point out that Mini "means the smallest"
Then, you say "Just as Pro refers to the high end of the line."
But those are contradictory. You suggest that mini refers to physical size, but Pro refers to high-end features. So, either you meant that Pro refers to the largest of the line, or you are arguing against your own assertion.