APPLE is expected to kill off an important iPhone model this year, according to insiders.
The tech giant is expected to release up to four new iPhone 14 models – but an iconic variant could be shunned.
Over the past two years, Apple has stepped up its iPhone lineup almost similarly.
There are iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Late last year, we had the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
But this year, there are rumors that the iPhone 14 mini will not appear.
Instead, it will be replaced by the “Max” version of the regular iPhone 14.
So the overall line will look like this:
- iPhone 14″
- iPhone 14 Max
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone 14 Pro Max
Several key leak analysts and experts have suggested this new line of products.
That includes Apple expert and industry watcher Jeff Pu, who said we can expect these four models to have no slight variation in an investor note seen by MacRumors.
TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shares a similar product line.
Apple’s iPhone 12 mini and 13 mini models are smaller versions of the regular iPhone 12 and 13, respectively.
The idea is that some people want the premium performance of an iPhone but with a smaller screen size.
Complaints that smartphones are too big are now frequently popping up online – with users often saying Big iPhone is not suitable for small hands.
Many praised the launch of the Mini phone, praising Apple for serving those who prefer smaller handsets.
But Apple is said to have been plagued by poor sales of its Mini models and is expected to scrap the variant.
Instead, we expect the iPhone 14 to be medium and large, rather than small and medium.
And we could still see a super-sized version of the iPhone 14 Pro called the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
However, Apple has not publicly confirmed its plans to abandon the Mini brand.
And it’s likely that the plan could change in September, when the smartphone quartet is set to launch.
We won’t know the truth until the event launches in September.
All four new iPhone 14 models are expected to feature ProMotion displays.
For now, these high 120Hz refresh rate displays are only available on Pro models.
They produce smoother animations and scrolling, and are generally better for gaming.
All four models are equipped with 6GB of RAM, which is an increase on the lower-end iPhone models.
And the Pro handsets are expected to feature an upgraded 48-megapixel camera on the back of the device.
Finally, the iPhone 14 Pro models will start with 256GB of storage, up from 128GB.
At the very least, the lineup of four iPhones, all with 5G and more powerful chips, seems all but certain.
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