Apple is expected to drop the “mini” model when the iPhone 14 arrives in the fall, according to reports released on Monday.
9to5Mac’s sources say current plans don’t include an iPhone 14 mini among the flagship lineup of devices, meaning there won’t be a 5.4-inch display option this time around. -this.
The report says there will be 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch “Max” options for the standard and Pro handsets this year, which could be a blow to users looking for flagship performance in a pocket size.
The report comes after rumors that the standard iPhone models will not come with an A16 processor, but with a mini A15x-style upgrade. Word came from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said only Pro models will get the A16 chip. This report has now been corroborated by 9to5Mac, as part of Monday’s update.
The sources also said the redesigned devices could be slightly larger than their iPhone 13 counterparts, “to accommodate the new ‘notch + pill’ design that will replace the notch.” The Notch’s demise has been rumored for some time, but we might actually see it in 2022.
Elsewhere, 9to5Mac sources believe that satellite calling features, rumored just before the iPhone 13 launch, could be coming to the iPhone 14. The report says Apple is still working on making this a reality. feature, which could allow for making emergency calls and texts. in areas with poor cell service.
It’s still unclear if that makes the cut for the iPhone 14, especially with around six months until Apple even launches the next-gen handsets. With the iPhone 13 a somewhat modest upgrade – a year to use Apple’s previously preferred nomenclature – we expect a more substantial update to the top devices in the lineup this time around.
Until then though, iOS 15.4 was released today and brings many improvements including Face ID with a Mask to your perfectly good iPhone 12 or iPhone 13.