iPhone 12 mini sales could be better than expected

Iphone 12 Mini
Iphone 12 Mini (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple is gearing up for better-than-expected sales of its iPhone 12 mini.
  • That's according to a new DigiTimes report regarding orders from suppliers.
  • It follows Ming-Chi Kuo's suggestion the iPhone 12 mini could struggle in China.

A new report from DigiTimes suggests Apple is gearing up for better-than-expected sales of its iPhone 12 mini in Asia.

The report states:

The iPhone 12 series are expected to see significant sales, with Apple likely to increase orders for its ecosystem partners. Apple will reportedly increase SLP orders with its PCB suppliers for the iPhone 12 mini, as the smaller-size model has good sales prospects in Asia... Taiwan's PCB makers Compeq Manufacturing and Unimicron, both now supplying SLP mainboards for iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max, are likely to land additional orders from Apple as the former model stands a good chance of seeing better-than-expected sales, according to industry sources.

As mentioned, the news follows analysis from Ming-Chi Kuo stating demand for the iPhone 12 mini may be lower in China due to the small display and lack of physical dual-SIM support.

It's quite possible both reports are true, and that DigiTimes is simply looking to demand in Asia as a whole. Kuo also reported that iPhone 12 and 12 Pro shipments are expected to be double that of the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro. Apple's iPhone 12 and 12 Pro were made available to pre-order Friday and will be released on October 23, later this week. Apple's iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be made available to pre-order in November.

The new iPhone 12 range includes 5G and Apple's new A14 processor, as well as a redesigned form factor.

Stephen Warwick
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