Apple iPhone 12 mini sales slow as smaller smartphones lose appeal – report

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By Subrat Patnaik
(Reuters) – Apple Inc’s iPhone 12 mini U.S. sales were just 5% of overall sales of its new phones during the first half of January, industry data provider Counterpoint said on Tuesday, adding to signs of muted demand for the new smaller version of its flagship device.
Smartphone users have switched to larger devices in recent years as they devour more video content on-the-go and binge on visually rich social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok and Snapchat.
Graphics: Global share of small-screen smartphones steadily declines – https://graphics.reuters.com/APPLE-IPHONE/rlgpdewkbvo/chart.png
J.P. Morgan analyst William Yang said in a note last week that weak demand for the smaller iPhone 12 and 12 mini might lead Apple to stop production of the mini in the second quarter.

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