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People with 13 Mini, if there is no 14 Mini?

  • Pass on 14

    Votes: 114 87.0%
  • Buy 14 Regular

    Votes: 17 13.0%

  • Total voters
    131

compwiz1202

macrumors 604
Original poster
May 20, 2010
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What will you do if you have a 13 Mini and there is not a 14 Mini released?
 

snipr125

macrumors 68000
Oct 17, 2015
1,836
2,876
UK
Well, its almost certain that there will be no iPhone 14 Mini, but the regular 14 iphones will be retaining the same A15 chip from the iphone 13, so all of a sudden the 13 mini has its pride of place alongside the regular 14 series as they will all be on the same A15 chip.

Me personally, I have a 12 Mini so will wait until September, and then will either upgrade to the 13 mini, or possibly the 14 Pro depending on its price and features. If the 14 Pro keeps its £950 price point in the UK, then I will seriously consider getting it, otherwise its the 13 Mini all day long.
 

TightLines

macrumors 6502
Jun 10, 2022
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464
I am sticking with the 13 mini for the next several years. I am also planning on buying 2 more when they go on sale from Apple (hopefully).
Same with me… I will always go to the smallest form factor… i don’t need a telephonic device that I can’t fit into a normal size pants or short pocket… if Apple still produced a form factor the size of the best iPhone ever designed, the 4s, I would be buying that…

I can contemplate keeping my 13 mini for the next several years until it becomes classified as legacy and no longer supported… this new phone every release thing is really mostly for those who are inflicted with the torcherous FOMO syndrome.
 

Apple_Robert

Contributor
Sep 21, 2012
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In the middle of several books.
Same with me… I will always go to the smallest form factor… i don’t need a telephonic device that I can’t fit into a normal size pants or short pocket… if Apple still produced a form factor the size of the best iPhone ever designed, the 4s, I would be buying that…

I can contemplate keeping my 13 mini for the next several years until it becomes classified as legacy and no longer supported… this new phone every release thing is really mostly for those who are inflicted with the torcherous FOMO syndrome.
My first iPhone was the 4s. I was going to get the 4 but, after the grip problems the 4 had, I waited for the 4s. Outside of the 12 and 13 mini, the 4s is my favorite phone of all time.
 

TightLines

macrumors 6502
Jun 10, 2022
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I don’t like small phones but somehow the iPhone 4 is my favourite iPhone of all time.
Thats because the 4s was found after multiple reviews and examinations of metrics relating to failures, etc… and general public opinions, that it was the best iPhone Apple ever produced… I think this study was conducted around the time the X was released… they fixed antenna issues with this design too… and frankly the size is perfect for a smart phone.

The 13 mini is a close second IMHO - not because thats what i bought, but because of its size (still significantly bigger than the 4s) and it’s camera qualities, and the battery life compared to the 12… It’s a winner IMHO
 

StaceyMJ86

macrumors demi-goddess
Sep 22, 2015
8,158
14,518
Washington, DC
My first iPhone was the 4s. I was going to get the 4 but, after the grip problems the 4 had, I waited for the 4s. Outside of the 12 and 13 mini, the 4s is my favorite phone of all time.

My first iPhone was a 4s, once Sprint could start to get iPhones. It was my favorite until the 6 launched. Since then I’ve always bought the biggest iPhone.
 

Yebubbleman

macrumors 603
May 20, 2010
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2,523
Los Angeles, CA
What will you do if you have a 13 Mini and there is not a 14 Mini released?
This sort of implies that people are either on the iPhone Upgrade Program or some other annual plan. Buying a new iPhone outside of this context every year seems needlessly annoying and expensive.

If you were asking long-term, I'd say that the best idea would be to hold onto the iPhone 13 mini for as long as possible and hope that Apple revisits the idea of a smaller iPhone down the road.
 

Zorori

macrumors regular
Nov 26, 2017
248
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I upgraded from the 12 Mini to the 13 Mini; I'd expect others may do the same if the price is dropped after the 14 is released.

So far the 14 seems like such a minor upgrade that the lack of a Mini isn't such a big loss. My only concern would be if the 14 goes USB-C...
 

MrAperture

macrumors 6502a
Sep 16, 2017
710
870
SF, CA
Then, are you saying you'll never upgrade?

Oh of course I will. Eventually. I love the Mini form factor but am not locked to small phones.

Probably because I didn’t have an iPhone 4 nor iPhone 5 (I did have an SE for working out and enjoyed that form factor).

The iPhone X, XS, 11 (5.8” screen) form-factor was probably the best compromise.

Hopefully Apple won’t keep using the iPhone 8 form-factor for the SE and will switch to the Mini form-factor in the near future. 😉
 

TightLines

macrumors 6502
Jun 10, 2022
338
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Then, are you saying you'll never upgrade?
With me, I will likely find a brand new iPhone 13 mini at the end of its life cycle in the retail sector and keep it in the box as an insurance hedge in the case the one I have now and bought new about 6 months ago and have used for 3 years by that time (we are talking future) gets damaged somehow and is outside of the AC and is o longer supported by Apple from a repair standpoint… just so I have it… I figure if I have that i can continue for another couple years until the technology in the device itself becomes so outdated it requires me to upgrade to even have ability to maintain the same service; giving me a pretty good run on this model. (6 - 8 years total).

Keep in mind, i jumped to the 13 mini from a 4s that I bought in 2012 - so I got 10 years out of that phone. Did the battery drain pretty quickly compared to when it was new, and was it slow compared to todays standards, yes, and was the storage considered pathetic by todays standards, yes… however, it still worked and functioned and there were some apps that still worked fine on it… the only thing that pried it from my hands was the fact that 3G was being sent to the sunset and I needed to move on. Who knows - in another 6 - 8 years time an iPhone won’t resemble anything that we recognize today… it will be some futuristic device where size of the physical becomes irrelevant?
 

TightLines

macrumors 6502
Jun 10, 2022
338
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Well, I don't, I just don't see the value added to them anymore. Furthermore, the public has spoken and the Mini is on its way out.
I don’t think the public has spoken on this at all… its the parasitic Wall Street element within Apple Corp that has spoken and perhaps their profit margins aren’t as much on the mini models and they are trying to force everyone into the tunnel of high profit devices… Apple needs to get back to letting the creative and innovative people run the show… those are the money makers for the company… they design and innovate what the people are buying… the Wall Street gang and mindset (profits, margins, schedules) don’t create anything meaningful for Apple…
 

snipr125

macrumors 68000
Oct 17, 2015
1,836
2,876
UK
Its quite frustrating because Apple have not made a single comment/announcement regarding the Iphone Mini, so we dont know for absolute sure what Apple are planning. Is the Mini line completely cancelled? Have they switched to updating it Bi-Annually? Did they not release a 14 Mini as the 13 Mini already has the same chipset etc. Maybe after the 14 series is revealed without a Mini variant, an interviewer may ask the question and we might get some clarity.
 

Xand&Roby

macrumors 6502a
Jun 13, 2020
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13 mini purchased in April, after 6 years of iPhone SE 2016: I bought it just to avoid the chase of the last few months when the mini will sell out, and it will last at least 4/5 years (I prefer not to update iOS, which worsens with each update).
Rather than wondering what they will do with the absence of the 14 mini (they will wait, those who bought it by choice, will buy 14 those who bought it because they were poor, but every year they have thousands of dollars to throw in a useless phone compared to the previous year’s), I would wonder why there is a need to update every year, you can see that you have money to throw away and the climate beats have not yet hit you.
 
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