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The “iPhone 14” lineup is expected to be incredibly similar to the iPhone 13 with minor changes such as camera performance and a new, larger “max” model. Here’s what the rumors suggest the phones will look like.
There haven’t been many rumors about Apple’s standard iPhones yet. There are more rumors about what won’t be included in the ‘iPhone 14’ than there will be, with supply chain leaks focusing on the more powerful ‘iPhone 14 Pro’.
A host of rumors and a few leaked charts provide enough detail to paint a picture of Apple’s latest iPhone strategy. It looks like the company may be looking to further widen the gap between entry-level and Pro models.
Leaked schematics show nearly identical dimensions, a serrated display, and a dual camera system on the back that looks a lot like the iPhone 13. However, according to Mark Gorman, there will be a new size class that will replace the 6.7-inch iPhone mini “iPhone 14 Max.”
This larger iPhone will have the same screen size as the iPhone 13 Pro Max, but have the same cameras, display technology, and specific features as the standard iPhone. This means that users will no longer have to choose a professional iPhone just to have a larger screen size.
The iPhone 14 Max is a brand new device, so users looking for something of this size and feature set will have a clear reason to upgrade, but it’s not yet clear what will change for the 6.1-inch model. If it had the same Super Retina XDR display, A15 processor, and camera system, Apple would likely have some new features to get the “iPhone 14” name.
Industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple can increase RAM in standard models from 4GB to 6GB. This means that the performance will be similar to the iPhone 13 Pro with its A15 processor.
Supply Chain Analyst Ross Young said ProMotion will not come to non-professional iPhones in 2022 due to supply chain constraints. “iPhone 15” 2023 may be the first lineup to feature ProMotion across all devices.
Other things remain the same including Face ID and the Lightning port. Rumor has it that the Face ID under the display isn’t ready and that the notch and dial slot are exclusive to Pro models, so the notch cover and sensor will still be identical.
Also, Apple isn’t expected to make the jump to the iPhone that doesn’t have ports yet. MagSafe may see some upgrades to prepare users for the transfer process.
There are no leaks about other potential features yet, but Apple may bring features available in other products to the “iPhone 14.” An obvious upgrade is that the ultra-wide camera gets autofocus so users can take macro photos. At the moment, macro photography is exclusive to professional iPhones, but only because the ultra-wide camera has acquired autofocus and not because of performance limitations.
There’s also a small chance that Apple will offer the iPhone Center Stage selfie camera with an ultra-wide lens. Apple has built the technology into the iPad, Mac, and even the Studio Display. If Apple wanted the feature to be ubiquitous, it would probably bring it to its most popular products.
Apple is expected to announce the “iPhone 14” and “iPhone 14 Max” during the Apple event in September. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will also be announced, so take a look at the offers and rumors about these devices as well.