The Rewind: iPhone 13 mini – my favorite smartphone ever.



In this episode of the Rewind, I discuss why the iPhone 13 mini is my favorite smartphone.
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  1. Just ordered my 13 mini 🙂 A long journey with my first gen SE will end soon. Still love my old phone, but new iOS release will be not supported and the 14 lineup will not contain a small form factor phone. Hope the 13 mini will last as long as the SE.

  2. Let’s all pray Apple will keep the iPhone mini form factor in the next generation of iPhone SE design.
    I can see the hole-punch display, favouring Touch ID over Face ID for its future, similar to the iPad Air strategy – but I don’t see this happening until they can figure out how to remove the notch make the flagship Face ID phones displays look equally as appealing.

  3. I was waiting for the 12 Minis launch after hearing the rumours, I hope to hold onto this phone for a while and given the 13 might be the last, theres serious fomo over the improvements from the 12.

    I think that the iPhone mini is the ultimate evolution of Steve’s stubborn vision for a 1 hand experience, with a display this big I think that stubbornness would have paid off, if people haven’t become so accustom to a phone with a bigger footprint necessarily meaning a bigger screen.

    A friend asked me the other day is the mini ‘really small’ as she wanted something just a touch bigger than the 7 she had before, since getting the mini shes more than happy with the size of display compared to the 7. But its clear the impression left from the tiny 5” display compared to the humongous displays of modern smartphones will forever burden the success of a smaller flagship phone 🥲

  4. Yes, I will be disappointed if this is the last iPhone Mini. I like the 13 Mini very much. When I picked it up at the store they had me hold the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max for comparison in case I wanted to change my mind. Nope, nope, and nope.

  5. Love my 13 mini coming from the 2016 SE. Plan is to use this little guy for 5-6 years, by then a small compact apple flip phone will probably be available.

  6. Everyone is talking about how bad the battery is in the minis. I checked them up, and compared to my 2020 SE. Both of the minis were better. Am I having a low expectation how long should the battery last in a phone?

  7. This phone with like a 5.8 inch display, USB-c, a headphone jack and a punch hole instead of a notch would seriously be my ultimate dream phone. Also i wish apple would bring the circular volume buttons back.

  8. I don’t know if anyone else is facing this problem on iPhone 13 pro max on the camera when It switch automatically to wide 0.5 when I have it on 1x phone and photos feel less quality .Ps this is my first iPhone and I’m facing this camera issue on 1400€ phone hope updates fixes it

  9. I have both the 13 pro and mini. One will be sold. The pro motion display is the ONLY thing that keeps me tempted to stick with the pro. Otherwise the mini is a complete joy for all the reasons you’ve stated.

  10. The Megas iPhones that Apple makes have nothing to do with the flagship size that it always presented at its events, no one knows which is the real model if the Pro or the Maxx is like it lost its identity.

  11. It is unfortunate that Apple has made the decision to produce the mini that are not really mini is the perfect size for a cell phone or a comfortable and practical phone, the Megas iPhones that it manufactures s

  12. Not gonna lie….the small size is what drew me to the mini. I wanted a small phone that I could put in my front pocket as I did several years ago. Much better camera than my old android phone too. I'm very pleased with the 13 mini and it was not that difficult to adjust to Apple's software. My first Apple product btw. Should last me several years so hopefully there will be other small options down the road. Samsung and others are offering folding smartphones. Maybe Apple will offer something like that in the future.

  13. I've owned every iPhone since the 3G and the 13 mini is my favorite iPhone ever. What a shame if they discontinue the mini line. I feel like Apple could have maybe done a better job of marketing these phones – seems like most people don't really know much about them. Makes me sad.

  14. Great video Jeff! I had my iPhone 5 for about 7 years. I loved it. The size and design was perfect. I thought when purchasing the iPhone 11 I would do much more reading. That simply hasn’t been the case. I need an iPad mini at the least for a good reading experience.

    I’ll be keeping my 11 for another 2 – 3 years. But I hope a mini 15 or 16 will be available when it’s time to upgrade.

  15. Totally agree. Despite the fact that I prefer a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and even hope to see a 15‑inch iPad (Pro) Max, but when it comes to an iPhone — only the mini for me.

  16. I just purchased the regular 13 but am beginning to rethink my choice not to get the mini (I am still able to switch it at Apple if I want to). I’m contemplating this because of the better mobility of the smaller size. Any advice?

  17. After using the “normal” iPhone 12, and switching to the 13 mini, I realized that modern smartphones are just way too big. The 13 mini is just perfect for me, and I’ll be sad if it is the last small iPhone Apple will make. If it is, I’m glad I got it when I did, and I’ll hold on to it as long as possible.

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