The time has come, like every quarter, for The Macalope to boast about the small dimensions of the small iPhone. If small phones are not for you, feel free to browse this article.
At The edgeSean Hollister says, “Please don’t kill the iPhone mini” (suggested by pseudo).
The Macalope used a first-generation iPhone SE for four years, waiting for Apple to reissue a smartphone small and modern. He then had to wait another six months while using a second-generation iPhone SE. Finally – finally! – Apple has released the iPhone 12 mini. To live!
The praise did not last long.
Several months later, rumors arose that Apple would introduce an iPhone 13 mini and then stop making minis. As Hollister points out, a Ming-Chi Kuo’s recent tweet seems to confirm it: no small phone will be presented this fall. This is called the tic-toooooock strategy. And Macalope hates her.
Hollister and some of his colleagues agree:
“…when I polled my peers this week, seven of us still agreed that oversized phones in the rest of the world can go to shit.”
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However, just like comic book characters, Apple products are only dead when they are. The Macalope thinks there’s a good chance the company will one day release another really small phone (the third-generation iPhone SE is a good phone, but it’s not really a small phone).
Apple certainly knows better than The Macalope what sells. It is possible that the company considers the market to be insignificant enough to offer us something insignificant to stop complaints when it sees fit.
You can’t build a market on trivia, but to support Hollister and his colleagues at The edgethis writer regularly addresses fans of small telephones.
When the first generation iPhone SE came out, a friend’s dad literally switched platforms to a smaller phone with a modern interior, something that wasn’t available on Android.
Hollister gets a bit desperate, although The Macalope senses it.
“If Apple offered a nini in 2023 instead of 2022…Or Apple could bring it back in 2024…”
Look, give us the little phone and nobody gets hurt, okay?
Like Hollister, The Macalope would be thrilled if the company took an “every few years” approach to launching a small phone. But there’s no regularity to Apple’s approach, other than apparent and ongoing disdain.
The irony here, of course, is that Apple has become famous for being behind the big phone game.
This article from Engadget detailing how Steve Jobs said “no one is going to buy” bigger phones is a hilarious slice of life in 2010.
Obviously, Jobs was saying this stuff all the time about things that Apple didn’t sell. “No one is going to buy expensive Macs with front ports!” What’s funny is the size of the phone which was considered “large” at the time.
We assume you mean 4″, 4.3″ and 5″ phones…
Six years later, Apple’s 4.5-inch iPhone SE would be the smallest phone on the market from a major manufacturer. smart phones. Six years later, the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 and 13 minis are.
And while Apple has made substantial progress in screen real estate by reducing the size of the bezels, the iPhone 13 mini is significantly larger overall than the original SE.
The smallest phone is only small compared to all other phones currently in the market.
Macalope doesn’t know how he became the biggest fan of small iPhones, but he’s going to die defending them. It seems again and again.
Original article published on igamesnews.com.