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The “iPhone 14” lineup is expected to be incredibly similar to the iPhone 13, with minor changes like camera performance and a new larger “max” model. Here’s what the rumor mill is suggesting the phones will look like.
There haven’t been many rumors about Apple’s standard 2022 iPhones until now. There are more rumors of what won’t be included in the “iPhone 14” than what will, with supply chain leaks targeting the more robust “iPhone 14 Pro”.
A handful of rumors and a few leaked diagrams provide just enough detail to paint a picture of Apple’s latest iPhone strategy. It looks like the company wants to further widen the gap between the entry-level and pro models.
The leaked diagrams show nearly identical dimensions, a notched screen and a dual-camera system on the back, just like the iPhone 13. However, according to Mark Gurman, there will be a new size class that will replace the iPhone mini — the 6.7-inch “iPhone 14.” Max.”
This larger iPhone would have the same screen size as the iPhone 13 Pro Max, but would have the same cameras, display technology and features as the standard iPhone. That means users no longer need to choose a professional iPhone to get a larger screen size.
The ‘iPhone 14 Pro’ will have more obvious design changes
The “iPhone 14 Max” is a brand new device, so users looking for something in that size and feature set will have a clear reason to upgrade, but it’s not clear yet what will change for the 6.1-inch fashion model. If it has the same Super Retina XDR display, A15 processor and camera system, Apple will probably have a new feature to earn the name “iPhone 14”.
Apple will probably improve its rear camera system, maybe introduce macro mode for non-professional devices
Industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple could increase the RAM in the standard models from 4 GB to 6 GB. This means that the performance is comparable to that of the iPhone 13 Pro with its A15 processor.
Display supply chain analyst Ross Young has said that ProMotion will not come to the non-pro iPhones in 2022 due to supply chain constraints. The 2023 “iPhone 15” may be the first lineup with ProMotion on all devices.
Face ID will likely remain the only biometrics for the ‘iPhone 14’
Other things that stay the same are Face ID and the Lightning port. Rumors say that Face ID below the display isn’t ready yet and that the pill-and-hole cutout is exclusive to the pro models, so the notch and sensor housing will remain identical.
Also, Apple is not expected to make the jump to a portless iPhone. MagSafe could see some upgrades to help prepare users for the transition.
There are no leaks about other potential features yet, but Apple could bring features available in other products to the “iPhone 14”. An obvious upgrade is the ultra-wide camera that gets autofocus, allowing users to take macro photos. Currently, macro photography is exclusive to the pro iPhones, but only because the ultra-wide camera got autofocus and not because of a performance limitation.
There’s not much to distinguish the 2022 iPhone from the iPhone 13
There is also a small chance that Apple will introduce Center Stage with the iPhone selfie camera with ultra-wide angle lens. Apple has incorporated the technology into the iPad, the Mac, and even the Studio Display. If Apple wants the feature to be ubiquitous, it will likely bring it to its most popular product.
Apple is expected to announce the “iPhone 14” and “iPhone 14 Max” at an Apple event in September. The “iPhone 14 Pro” and “iPhone 14 Pro Max” will also be announced, so check out the renders and rumors for those devices as well.
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