Just to state the obvious, at this point I’d strongly consider waiting for the 13. Both as a matter of not getting a phone that’s already almost a year old, and as a matter of seeing if they even continue the mini form factor.
If you decide at the time of the 13’s release that you still want the 12 mini specifically, it’ll be cheaper. And if there’s a shiny new 13 mini, you’ll get a phone that’s a model newer.
But personally, I wouldn’t want to buy a mini now and then discover that it’s the last generation. I’d rather not get used to a size that’s being discontinued.
Last I heard the 13 was going to be the same lineup as the 12 (at least according to rumors), even despite the fact that demand wasn’t as high as expected. Do you have newer information that sheds more light on that?
FWIW, IMO this is NOT a downgrade. Call it a “downsize”
I moved from a history of larger iPhones to the mini this iteration. I love it. The smaller size is just so much more convenient for me for every day carry. I’m a photo-buff and have had absolutely no buyers remorse from the camera perspective.
Of course, size trade offs are a very personal opinion. For me, it has been a welcome change. Good luck — jay
I tested a 12 Mini and Pro when they came out. I ended up returning the Pro and keeping the Mini because I couldn’t tell a difference between photos taken on the two, and I much prefer the size of the Mini.
I bought the 11 at a ridiculously good price during a sale and immediately regretted it. I sold it right away, got the 12 Mini and have loved using it. It is such a great size and I hope they continue with it beyond the 13.