Since the iPhone 13 series was released in September 2021, there have been several leaks of the Apple iPhone 14. These leaks have disclosed a number of features of the iPhone 13 successor, including a redesigned notch. However, new information suggests that the next iPhone series will only be available in two sizes. Which is consistent with Apple’s decision to eliminate the teeny-tiny model.
In recent leaked photographs, metal moulds for the iPhone 14 series. Which are used to make covers as well as accessories for the phone, have been exposed. The moulds, which were posted on Weibo, show that there would only be two iPhone sizes in the series.
What exactly does this mean?
There are three sizes in the current iPhone 13 series. The versions are the iPhone 13 mini (5.4-inch display), iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro (6.1-inch display), and iPhone 13 Pro Max (6.7-inch screen).
The metal moulds, on the other hand, suggest that the 14 series will only feature two varieties of iPhones. The 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch sizes are available. This adds to prior rumours of a total lineup reorganisation. In which an iPhone 14 Max (non-Pro) will be introduced to the series instead of an iPhone 14 small. This means we’ll see four iPhone 14 models: the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro with 6.1-inch screens, as well as the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max with 6.5-inch panels.
About Apple’s Iphone 14
The iPhone 14 series will continue to exclude the third back camera for non-Pro devices, which will only have two cameras. Additionally, the whole series is believed to be ditching periscope cameras in exchange for a 48MP primary camera upgrade. This extra sensor, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, will only be available in Pro versions.
Apple is also rumoured to be shipping non-Pro iPhone 14 devices with the current A15 CPU. Rather than the next-generation A16 chipset, which is expected to power just the Pro versions. When it comes to revisions to the Pro models, we may expect punch-hole cuts on the Pro models exclusively. Also, with the non-Pro models sticking with the present notch design for another year.
The biggest speculated changes between the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 13
Models and Names
Prepare for a significant shakeup in the iPhone lineup with the iPhone 14, since the small may be gone. We’ve previously heard about the iPhone 12 mini’s poor sales. Since it allegedly accounted for only 5% of total sales in January 2021. And we don’t anticipate the iPhone 13 mini to pique our attention any more.
So, what would take the place of the iPhone 14 mini? The 6.1-inch iPhone 14 may be the smallest model in the range, with Apple also selling a 6.7-inch iPhone Max. An iPhone 14 Max, in our opinion, could be a game changer for Apple and its competitors. In the meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Pro series would include 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch variants. It is similar to the present iPhone 13 Pro offers. People appear to have moved on from their desire for smaller phones.
With the exception of a smaller notch and a slightly modified camera configuration. The iPhone 13 didn’t alter much in terms of appearance. However, based on early leaks, the iPhone 14 might appear quite different.
According to Apple insider Jon Prosser, who has a mixed track record when it comes to Apple speculations. The iPhone 14 may forego the notch that has been around for several years in favour of a punch hole camera up front. At the very least, this would be true for the iPhone 14 Pro series.
This would be no easy task, since Apple would have to reduce the technology necessary to make Face ID a reality. However, Apple expert Min-Chi Kuo appears to concur with Prosser on this potential adjustment. Furthermore, with all of the sensors flat and with the back glass, the iPhone 14 Pro might do away with the camera bulge. The cost of this would be a somewhat thicker chassis. A titanium frame and the reintroduction of circular volume buttons are also rumoured.
We haven’t heard any reliable pricing speculations regarding the iPhone 14, but if the tiny model is going away, we’d expect a price rise. That indicates the iPhone 14 might start at $799 (the mini was $699) and the rumoured iPhone 14 Max could cost another $100 at $899. This is just conjecture at this point, but a more recent pricing rumour has been confirmed.
We’d expect the iPhone 14 Pro to start at $999 and the iPhone 14 Pro Max to start at $1,099, but it’s too early to tell – the newest reports claim that the Pro will start at $1,099 and the Pro Max would start at $1,199.
Processor and Performance
The bad news is that, according to The Information, the iPhone 14 may not use a 3 nanometer chip due Apple technological constraints. However, the upcoming A16 Bionic processor might be built on a 4nm technology, which would still be an improvement above the 5nm A15 Bionic. According to Digitimes, this is the case.
However, according to the same report, Apple partner TSMC is transitioning to a new N4P technology based on 5nm. Even so, this innovation is expected to raise performance by 11% and increase power efficiency by 22%. Regardless, if recent history is any indicator, the iPhone 14 should be speedier than the finest Android phones once again.
There haven’t been many iPhone 14 camera speculations, but one one from Apple analyst Min-Chi Kuo claims that Apple may switch from a 12MP primary sensor in the iPhone 13 to a 48MP wide camera which might be available on the latest iPhone 14.
This would be a significant resolution boost. However, despite having only a 12MP sensor, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is now the greatest photography phone. Image quality is determined by factors other than megapixels. Another improvement for the iPhone 14 Pro models is said to be in the works, with Apple working on a periscope-style zoom camera. The iPhone 13 as well as 13 Pro Max both offer a 3x optical zoom.