Leaks, rumors and everything we know so far

Leaks, rumors and everything we know so far

Although Apple has made some dates official yet, it is. The iPhone 14 series is expected to arrive in September. This year, leaks have already hinted a lot about the new iPhone 14 series, including major differences between the Pro and non-Pro models, the lack of a “mini” variant and also a new design choice for Apple’s signature notch. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming iPhone 14 series so far.

No more “mini”

Leaks have indicated for several months that the iPhone 14 series will not come without a compact “mini” variant. Apple has apparently decided to drop the small iPhone due to poor sales and will not continue to make them from the iPhone 14 series. While the flagship number 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

Despite the lack of a “mini” variant, Apple will still make four distinct iPhone variants this year, just like the iPhone 12 and 13 series. However, a new iPhone 14 Max is set to debut this year along with the usual selection of a vanilla Apple iPhone 14, an iPhone 14 Pro and a 14 Pro Max. This will give buyers two choices for a large iPhone, as they will be able to get a larger iPhone without putting more money behind a “Pro” variant just for the size.

Different chipsets across the series

The iPhone 14 series may also be the first iPhone series where we can see different chipsets that drive 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.

Apple reportedly also comes with new components from Sony (for the camera) and LG (for the display on the phone) only for the Pro variants, which indicates that the non-Pro iPhone 14 variants may not see a major camera upgrade compared to last year either .

New “in-shaped” notch

The new iPhone 14 series is also reported to be the first to drop the Apple signature and instead implement a new i-shaped notch. This will include a round hole cut along with a longer pill-shaped notch. While the punch hole is expected to pack the front camera, the pill-shaped notch may include the IR sensors for Apple’s FaceID functionality.

However, we still do not know if the new design will come to all four models or just the Pro variants.

Full rendering leaked

A new leak is over CGTrader has shown us what the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max variants can look like. Check out the photos below.

iPhone 14 Pro iphone 14 Pro Max CGTRADER What the new iPhone 14 Pro variants might look like. (Image source: CGTrader)

As you can see, no major difference in design is expected this year apart from the new notches. The phones will have the same metal chassis design and triple camera setup on the back.

iPhone 14 Max may be in short supply at launch

The latest entry in the series, the non-Pro ‘Max’ variant, is not expected to have enough devices due to supply constraints. Analyst Ross Young suggested that screen panel shipments for the new Max variant are “far behind” schedule. This also suggests that we will see a unique display panel for the iPhone 14 Max, one that is expected to be about the same size as the rumored 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max, but with a different notch implementation.

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