Apple debuts $699 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini

The iPhone 12 mini replaces the old iPhone 11, with a smaller display at 5.4-inches compared to the iPhone 11 6.1-inch display. It’s also larger than the current iPhone SE‘s 4.7-inch screen, with a similar footprint to that device.

As with the rest of the iPhone 12 range, the iPhone 12 mini has a new design. It features flat sides instead of the previous curved one, but continues to be made from glass and aluminum.

Apple claims that the new iPhone 12 mini is effectively the iPhone 12, bar the larger screen. “[The] iPhone 12 mini has the exact same features as iPhone 12,” said Kaiann Drance, vice president, iPhone Product Marketing. “In fact, iPhone 12 mini is the smallest thinnest and lightest 5G phone in the world, with its large screen and compact size.”

“[It] fits in the palm of your hand while still keeping the expansive edge-to-edge Super Retina XDR display,” she continued. “It’s smaller and lighter than our 4.7 inch models like iPhone 8, but with a larger 5.4 inch display that lets you see so much more with its compact size.”

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