Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple believes 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will outsell 5.4-inch ‌iPhone 12‌ mini

According to shipment estimates shared in an investor’s note today by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple believes the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will outsell the 5.4-inch ‌iPhone 12‌ mini and the more expensive 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro and 6.7-inch ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro Max.

Apple's expected 5.4-inch 'iPhone 12' will be the smallest iPhone in years
Apple’s expected 5.4-inch ‘iPhone 12’ will be the smallest iPhone in years (image: MacRumors.com)

Juli Clover for MacRumors:

According to Kuo, Apple’s estimated shipment allocations for the new iPhone models are as follows:

• 5.4-inch ‌iPhone 12‌ Mini – 20 to 25%
• 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 12‌ – 40 to 45%
• 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro – 15 to 20%
• 6.7-inch ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro Max – 15 to 20%

MacDailyNews Take: Based on the percentages expected above, if they’re accurate, Apple is going to be surprised at the demand for the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max, but, yes, the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will be the “mainstream” iPhone, not the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini.


  1. I’d love to get the “mini” in the Pro format. My iPhone 11 Pro barely fits in my pocket anymore….I just don’t get the larger phones….It’s a PHONE people….not an entertainment device!!!

  2. I have been wanting a mini iPhone for years. The only detractors for me are: (1) small batteries yield short battery life, and (2) we can expect some apps to be pretty much unusable until they are redesigned for the new resolution.

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