The official unveiling of the new Apple iPhone 14 series is likely to be a couple of months away. Here’s what we know so far about the upcoming flagship smartphone series.
Although Apple has not made any official date yet, the. The iPhone 14 series is expected to arrive in September. This year, leaks have already hinted at 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, a new design option for Apple’s signature notch. . Here’s everything we know about the upcoming iPhone 14 series so far.
No more ‘mini’
Leaks have suggested for months that the iPhone 14 series will come without a compact “mini” variant. Apparently, Apple decided to get rid of the small-sized iPhone due to poor sales and will not continue to manufacture them from the iPhone 14 series. While the flagship number series focuses on larger phones, Apple fans who want a compact device now they can only keep the iPhone SE series.
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Four new iPhone variants
Despite the lack of a ‘mini’ variant, Apple will continue to make four distinct iPhone variants this year, just like the iPhone 12 and 13 series. However, a new iPhone 14 Max will debut this year alongside the usual lineup of iPhones. an Apple iPhone 14, an iPhone 14 Pro and an 14 Pro Max. This will leave buyers with two options for a large iPhone, as they will be able to get a larger iPhone without spending more money to get a ‘Pro’ variant just because of size.
Different chipsets throughout the series.
The iPhone 14 series may also be the first iPhone series where we get to see different chipsets 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 a few changes.
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Apple is also reportedly bringing in new components from Sony (for the camera) and LG (for the phone’s display) for the Pro variants only, suggesting that non-Pro variants of the iPhone 14 may not see a big deal. camera upgrade compared to the old one. year neither.
New “i” shaped notch
The new iPhone 14-seres is also reported to be the first to ditch Apple’s signature notch and instead implement a new i-shaped notch. This will include a round punch hole cutout along with a longer pill shaped notch. While the punch-hole is expected to pack the front camera, the pill-shaped notch could incorporate the IR sensors for Apple’s FaceID functionality.
However, we still don’t know if the new design will come to all four models or just the Pro variants.
Leaked Full Renders
A new leak from CGTrader has shown us what the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max variants could look like. Check out the images below.
As you can see, not much difference in design is expected this year, except for the new notches. The phones will feature the same metal chassis design and triple camera setup on the back.
The iPhone 14 Max could be in short supply at launch
The newest entry in the lineup, the non-Pro ‘Max’ variant, is expected to be short on drives due to supply constraints. Analyst Ross Young suggested that display panel shipments for the new Max variant are “way behind schedule”. This also suggests we’ll see a unique display panel for the iPhone 14 Max, one that’s expected to be roughly the same size as the rumored 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max, but with a different notch implementation.