Apple launched the iphone 12 mini as the smallest of four distinct models at its october 13 "hi, speed" event. the new iphones differentiate themselves with screen size, camera technology, and materials. the smaller of the two non-pro models, it has a 5.4-inch super retina xdr oled display with a dual-camera system and 5g connectivity. apple announced the iphone 12 mini on october 13, 2020, and it went up for pre-order on november 6. it and the iphone 12 replace the old iphone 11, with a smaller compared to the iphone 11's 6.1-inch display. it's also larger than the current iphone se's 4.7-inch screen, with a similar footprint to that device.