These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
A2481 US, A2626 CA/MX/JP/SA, A2628 Global, A2629 China, A2630 Russia
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A miniaturized version of the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 mini includes most of the same specs, just squeezed into a smaller package. The second mini iPhone, the 13 mini is a direct successor to and an incremental upgrade from the 12 mini. The iPhone 13 mini keeps the iPhone 12 mini’s 5.4-inch “Super Retina XDR” OLED, a smaller version of the iPhone 13’s 6.1-inch display.
Featuring higher storage capacities, an updated A15 Bionic processor, better battery life, and sensor-shift camera technology, the 13 mini starts at 128 GB and is available in Midnight, Starlight, (Product) Red, Blue, and Pink.
The iPhone 13 mini starts at $699 and can be identified by model numbers A2481, A2626, A2629, A2630, and A2628 depending on region.
You can identify the iPhone 13 mini by finding one of the model numbers either on the inner edge of the SIM card tray or within the phone's Settings app:
You can find the model number through the phone's UI by going to the Settings app and navigating to General > About. Tap on the number listed in the Model Number section and it should change to a format that looks like the numbers above.
The iPhone 13 mini features a 5.4 in (diagonal) flat glass screen, thin black bezels, and a notch at the top of the screen to accommodate a speaker and selfie camera. The back cover is glass and the edge frame is made from flat anodized aluminum.
Volume controls and the SIM tray can be found on the left edge while the power button is situated on the right. A rectangular camera "bump" containing two diagonally-aligned cameras protrudes slightly from the back case. This model has no home button.
The iPhone 13 mini can be differentiated from the iPhone 13 by the mini's smaller 5.4 in screen relative to the 6.1 in screen of the iPhone 13.
Announce date: September 14th, 2021
Operating System: iOS 15
- 5.4-inch “Super Retina XDR” OLED
- Ceramic Shield glass technology
- Haptic Touch
- 2340 × 1080 pixel resolution (476 ppi)
- 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
- True Tone
- P3 wide color gamut
- 800 nits max brightness; 1200 nits max HDR (typical)
- Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Double primary camera:
- True Tone flash with Slow Sync
- 4K video recording up to 60 fps
- Wide-angle module
- 12 MP
- ƒ/1.6 aperture
- Sensor-shift optical image stabilization (OIS)
- Autofocus with 100% Focus Pixels
- Seven-element lens
- Ultra-wide module (120° field of view, 2x optical zoom out)
- 12 MP
- ƒ/2.4 aperture
- Five-element lens
TrueDepth selfie camera with Face ID:
- 12 MP
- ƒ/2.2 aperture
- 4K video recording, up to 60 fps
- Retina Flash
Processor: A15 Bionic with 16-core Neural Engine
- 5 nm process
- 6-core CPU
- 4-core GPU
RAM: 4 GB
Storage: 128, 256, or 512 GB
Battery: 2406 mAh
- Face ID
- Three-axis gyro
- Proximity sensor
- Ambient light sensor
- 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2x2 MIMO
- 5G (sub-6 GHz and mmWave)
- Gigabit LTE with 4x4 MIMO and LAA
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Apple-designed U1 Ultra Wideband chip for spatial awareness
Dimensions: 5.18 × 2.53 × 0.30 in (131.5 × 64.2 × 7.65 mm)
Weight: 141 g (4.97 oz)
Water Resistance: IP68
Colors: Midnight, Starlight, (Product) Red, Blue, and Pink