iPhone 12 mini is a sales flop, iPhone 11 still selling well

yukka

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Not wanting to fanboi here at all. I do have the iPhone 12 mini and I bought it during lockdown last year. I have been working from home so I am never far away from a fast charger - gets me from 20% charge to 70% charge in an hour or so. But if its charged overnight then I don't need the fast charger for a full days usage. Compared to my previous phone is night and day - the iphone 6s I had lost 30% of its charge just sitting in my pocket for an hour. Its a shame that fewer people bought it and its a shame that Cupertino overestimated its popularity but its a great phone for me - best iphone ive ever had. Just the right size, incredibly light. Great screen. All compared to my previous model obviously.
 

Mr Majestyk

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I’m not a “tard,” but I did get a 12 Pro Max to replace my 11 because of the larger screen and the fact that I’m on the only real 5G network in the USA (T-Mobile). The tower is a half block away and I went from 60 down/10 up on LTE to 700 down/140 up on 5G. That’s pretty compelling; 5G regularly delivers faster speeds over the air than my “gigabit” cable internet with WiFi.

What are you downloading on a phone that you need that speed. If it was my home broadband then sure, brilliant, but phone! Also I guess you never leave the area, try living in a regional town where 5G is lightyears away. Buying a whole new phone just for 5G seems tarded to me.
 

CommonSenseTech

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What are you downloading on a phone that you need that speed. If it was my home broadband then sure, brilliant, but phone! Also I guess you never leave the area, try living in a regional town where 5G is lightyears away. Buying a whole new phone just for 5G seems tarded to me.
It’s kinda funny, because the PC folks asking me why I need 5G speeds are often the same ones telling me I need a super-hot, heavy, thick and clunky PC because of its benchmark performance.

By that measure, nobody needed anything more than Sprint EVDO 3G.

And T-Mobile covers most Americans with 5G; I personally don’t spend much time in extremely remote areas of the country (except for the occasional vacation).
 

Bobbydpue

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I’m not a “tard,” but I did get a 12 Pro Max to replace my 11 because of the larger screen and the fact that I’m on the only real 5G network in the USA (T-Mobile). The tower is a half block away and I went from 60 down/10 up on LTE to 700 down/140 up on 5G. That’s pretty compelling; 5G regularly delivers faster speeds over the air than my “gigabit” cable internet with WiFi.
What do you need to download or upload at those speeds from your phone through 5G and do you have an unlimited plan where you could actually use those speeds all the time?
 

Bobbydpue

Posts: 107   +69
It’s kinda funny, because the PC folks asking me why I need 5G speeds are often the same ones telling me I need a super-hot, heavy, thick and clunky PC because of its benchmark performance.

By that measure, nobody needed anything more than Sprint EVDO 3G.

And T-Mobile covers most Americans with 5G; I personally don’t spend much time in extremely remote areas of the country (except for the occasional vacation).Super
Super hot? Heavy? Thick PC? PC's come in every shape and size. You can get what you need and not be forced to buy one thing from one manufacturer.

What is "most" anyway? Is 5% most?
 
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CommonSenseTech

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Super hot? Heavy? Thick PC? PC's come in every shape and size.
And most of them are ugly, clunky, thick, crash-prone and malware-prone.
You can get what you need and not be forced to buy one thing from one manufacturer.
Not really. You’re locked in with Microsoft Windows, which is a giant steaming pile of… you know.
What do you need to download or upload at those speeds from your phone through 5G and do you have an unlimited plan where you could actually use those speeds all the time
I often am on the road and 5G comes in very handy for tethering to download large files.

I agree that not everyone wants or needs the best tech or even good tech — that’s why crashy Windows and 1970s-era X86 remain popular despite being rubbish.
 
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