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Anthony T

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jul 10, 2008
Anyone here plan on keeping their 12/13 Mini even with the new 14 announcement? If so, what makes you still not want to switch?


macrumors 68020
Jun 15, 2010
I was going to...but seeing how my carrier (TMO) has trade-in deals where I can get a 14 Pro for $200 out of pocket...I'm quite tempted.

I love the size of the 13 mini but the battery, now down to 93% capacity, is starting to show its shortcomings.


macrumors 6502
Dec 27, 2013
I am using my 12 mini happily and will keep using it until it dies. I cannot see any reason of getting a bigger screen. Weight and portability are my primarily concern.


macrumors 6502
Dec 8, 2020
There is. O difference between a 13 and 14. Just think of the 13 mini as the 14 mini

Stating there is zero difference is hyperbole. Brighter screen, 6gb of RAM, much better cameras, better battery, etc. There are numerous upgrades even though the processor hasn't changed much. However, if one loves the mini size then there is no replacement.


macrumors 68020
Apr 6, 2010
I told myself I was keeping my 13 mini but after the announcement I ordered a 14 pro.

The cameras are one of the things that made me switch. Coming from the pro camera to the mini was a pretty rough change for me and I’m excited to get back the better cameras and macro mode.

Will miss the form factor though that’s for sure.
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macrumors regular
Sep 15, 2012
I have a 12 mini and am getting a 14 Pro. I wanted a longer battery and a bit larger screen for reading and typing.


macrumors 6502
Sep 3, 2006
Dublin, Ireland
I still have my 12 Mini. I love the smaller form factor, the one handed use, the way it sits easily in pockets etc. I use my iPad 11in Pro for casual browsing at home, always. My iPhone is used really for those weird things like phone calls...

I do use the phone in all seriousness as well, for banking services, boarding passes and texts but that's really it.
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macrumors 601
Nov 23, 2014
I would love to get a 14 pro. The 13 mini is still too large (wish it was 5 size) so might as well get Apple’s best. Also, I’m enjoying having a telephoto lens on 11pro. So next phone would be a pro… and the 14 seems pretty good to me.

I get no trade in deals since I’m on old Verizon plan, so I’ll have to wait for some gift money… or a much better reason to get a 14pro other than “I want it”.


macrumors 68040
May 27, 2006
As soon as the 14 and 14 Plus were announced, I ordered a 13 mini to replace my launch day 12 mini. Happy with my decision especially given how little was upgraded between 13 and 14.
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