iPhone 13 mini reportedly to be assembled by both Pegatron and Foxconn

Pegatron (Image credit: Bloomberg)

What you need to know

  • A new report suggests both Pegatron and Foxconn will assemble Apple's iPhone 13 mini.
  • This year's 5.4-inch model is expected to be the last due to poor iPhone 12 mini sales.

A new report claims that Apple will use two manufacturing partners to assemble the upcoming iPhone 13 mini. According to a paywalled DigiTimes report, both Pegatron and Foxconn will be involved in assembling the 5.4-inch iPhone.

First shared by MacRumors, the DigiTimes report says that "Pegatron and Foxconn [are] to share new 5.4-inch iPhone orders" and also suggests that Apple has given the former a portion of iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro work, too.

Pegatron has obtained orders for the upcoming 5.4-inch iPhone model, as well as a portion of orders for another upcoming ‌iPhone‌ model that will feature a 6.1-inch display, according to market sources.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 13 lineup this September, with iPhone 13 mini set to be the last 5.4-inch model due to what is believed to have been disappointing sales numbers. This despite what appeared to be pent-up demand for a diminutive, flagship-class iPhone in the marketplace.

Rumors of the 5.4-inch iPhone's demise have circled for months, with next year's iPhone 14 expected to ditch the screen size altogether.

Don't fancy waiting until September for a new iPhone? The current iPhone 12 mini is still a great iPhone. You can check out our collection of the best iPhone deals and grab yourself a bargain, too. Featuring a gorgeous 5.4-inch screen and all of the same powerful internals as the rest of the iPhone 12 lineup, this is one mini powerhouse!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.