The little phone is officially over

The 2020s are not shaping up to be a golden era for small phones and the people who love using them. Phone makers continue to release phones with screens of 6 inches or more, while the number of compacts available seems to be shrinking every year.

That trend looks set to continue, especially given rumors of a less than enthusiastic reception for one of the few new small phones launching this year. The iPhone SE (2022) only arrived last month, but some reports claim Apple is scaling back production of the 4.7-inch phone.