despite apple I’ve made no official dates yet, the. The iPhone 14 series is expected to arrive in September. This year, the leaks have already suggested a lot about the new iPhone 14 series, including the main differences between the Pro and non-Pro models, the lack of a ‘mini’ variant and also the choice of a new design for Apple’s signature notch. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming iPhone 14 series so far.
No more “mini”
Leaks months ago suggested that the iPhone 14 series would not come with a compact “small” variant. Apparently Apple decided to ditch the compact iPhone due to poor sales and will not continue making it from the iPhone 14 series. While the flagship series focuses on larger phones, Apple fans who want a compact device can now only be left with the iPhone SE series.
Four new iPhone variants
Although there is no ‘mini’ variant, Apple will still be making four different variants of the iPhone this year, just like the iPhone 12 and 13 series. However, the new iPhone 14 Max is set to debut this year alongside the usual vanilla assortment. Apple iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. This will leave buyers with two options for a larger iPhone, as they will be able to get a bigger iPhone without putting more money behind getting the “Pro” size-only variant.
Various slides across the chain
The iPhone 14 series may also be the first iPhone series as we may see different combinations powering the Pro and non-Pro variants of the phone. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will only bring the new A16 Bionic chip to the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max may still be powered by last year’s A15 chip, or a variant of it with some changes.
It is also said that Apple is bringing new components from Sony (for camera) and LG (for phone display) only for the Pro variants, which suggests that the non-Pro iPhone 14 variants might not see a significant camera upgrade over last year either.
New notch in the shape of the letter i
It was also reported that the new iPhone 14-seres was the first to abandon the Apple premium branding and instead rolled out a new app. i-shaped degree. This will include a round hole punch along with a longer pill-shaped incision. While the punch-hole cutout is expected to pack the front camera, the pill-shaped notch could include infrared sensors for Apple’s FaceID functionality.
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However, we still don’t know if the new design will make it to all four models or just the Pro variants.
Full offers leaked
New leak by CGTrader Show us what the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max variants could look like. Check out the pictures below.
As you can see, not much design difference is expected this year except for the new notches. The phones will feature the same metal body design and triple camera setup on the back.
There may be a shortage of iPhone 14 Max at launch
It is expected that the latest entry in the group, the non-Pro “Max” variant, will not contain sufficient units due to supply restrictions. Analyst Ross Young suggested that display panel shipments of the new Max variant are “much behind” on schedule. This also suggests that we’ll see a unique display panel for the iPhone 14 Max, one that’s expected to feature the same size as the rumored 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max, but with a different notch applied.
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