China is one of Apple’s most important iPhone markets. New data shared by Counterpoint shows that the iPhone 13 is the best-selling iPhone model in China in 2021, far ahead of the iPhone 13 Pro Max. iPhone 13 Pro ranks third in the ranking with 21%, while iPhone 13 mini is the worst device, accounting for only 5% of total iPhone sales.
“Initial sales of the iPhone 13 series in China far exceeded sales of its predecessors. With the release of the iPhone 13, Apple took the top spot in terms of sales in China and maintained the #1 spot, except for a brief period during Singles’ Day. iPhone 12 also achieved great success, contributing to Apple’s overall sales increase,” Counterpoint explained.
These numbers show that Apple’s death of the iPhone mini line will be the correct decision because it clearly fails to attract customers.
According to many sources, the upcoming iPhone 14 generation will no longer include a 5.4-inch version, instead, Apple will introduce a larger iPhone 14 Pro with a 6.7-inch screen. The iPhone mini will be “retired” and the smallest iPhone that Apple will offer will be the iPhone SE.