Report: iPhone 14 Lineup to Offer New Screen Size Choice

After Apple released a somewhat unexciting third-gen iPhone SE last month, the company is now getting ready for the iPhone 14 launch later this fall. Apple is expected to play it safe by leveraging the same hardware design introduced with the iPhone 12 two years ago, but Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman is reporting that there could still be some important changes in the lineup.

According to the report, the iPhone 14 Pro models are expected to feature a larger camera bump housing a new 48-megapixel sensor for the wide-angle camera. The non-Pro iPhone 14 models, however, should keep a 12MP main camera. Under the hood, Apple is also expected to use brand new A16 chips in iPhone 14 Pro models, while the regular iPhone 14 models will stick to the same A15 chips already used in last year’s iPhone 13.

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The other significant design change on the iPhone 14 Pro lineup could be a redesigned notch on the front. “That notch will include a pill-shaped cutout for Face ID and a circular cutout for the camera. That will be Apple’s solution until it’s able to fully embed Face ID and the front-facing camera into the display itself,” Gurman explained, adding that this new design could be “at least three or four years away.”

According to the report, Apple is also expected to not release a successor to the iPhone 13 Mini this year. Instead, the company is planning to introduce a new 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max as a cheaper alternative to the 6.7” iPhone 14 Pro Max. Citing the Max model’s popularity in some markets including China, Gurman believes that the new 6.7” iPhone Max “will be extremely popular given that users will now be able to get Apple’s largest iPhone size for at least $200 less than before.”

To summarize, here are the four different iPhone models that could be in the pipeline for later this year:

  • 6.1-inch iPhone 14
  • 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max
  • 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro
  • 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max

The iPhone 14 lineup is also expected to introduce satellite connectivity for the first time, but with a twist. “The iPhone won’t be getting the ability to make calls over satellite networks. Instead, the feature is designed to report emergencies or send short texts to emergency contacts when out of cellular service range,” explained Gurman. Apple is also said to be interested in bringing satellite connectivity to the Apple Watch, though this feature may not arrive until next year.

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  • Daninbusiness

    Premium Member
    25 April, 2022 - 10:03 am

    <p>This seems like a good move for Apple; people tend to like large screens at any price point. </p>

  • Chris_Kez

    Premium Member
    25 April, 2022 - 10:41 am

    <p>I think the regular Max will be the best-selling model.</p>

  • Chris_Kez

    Premium Member
    25 April, 2022 - 10:43 am

    <p>I wonder if Apple would have any interest in a tick-tock update cycle for the SE and the Mini, updating them on alternate years. </p>

    • oscar90

      25 April, 2022 - 3:37 pm

      <p>Nope, both se and mini is a goner.</p>

      • Daishi

        Premium Member
        26 April, 2022 - 7:54 am

        <p>Nah, the SE branding will be back. Next time it will just be a rebadged iPhone 11 the same way the current one was a rebadged 8. </p>

      • whistlerpro

        27 April, 2022 - 12:38 pm

        <p>The SE is the best selling iPhone and the most recently updated. In what way does that constitute a goner? </p>

        • oscar90

          30 April, 2022 - 12:10 pm

          <p>I think you need to check your facts. iPhone 13 is the best selling iPhone, SE is not event close.</p><p>People doesnt want yesterdays display sizes, design and technology in a ridicolusy overpriced phone.</p><p><br></p>

  • Travis

    25 April, 2022 - 4:52 pm

    <p>I was literally just thinking yesterday that I wish they would make a non-pro Max model, and that I would buy it if they did. I’ve got the regular 12 right now and would upgrade to a 14 max.</p>

  • lindhartsen

    Premium Member
    26 April, 2022 - 11:25 pm

    <p>Upgraded from an SE (2nd Gen) to a 13 Mini this year because of the likelihood it’d go away. Not surprised they are presumably leaning larger this round, shame cause this really is a nice size.</p>

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