Apple is all set to launch iPhone 14. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple may favor the mini version of the iPhone in the max-size model. But keeping up with its age old traditions, Apple will continue to launch four models: a regular-sized model, two "Pro" models and a new "iPhone 14 Max". This could mean that the iPhone 13 mini is the last mini "model" made by the company.
Apple to change iPhone 14 design
Unlike the iPhone 13 series, which had a very minor design update compared to the previous generation, the iPhone 14 series is expected to come with a "complete redesign", according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had claimed that the iPhone 14 series could take away the now-iconic notch of the phone that the company first introduced in the iPhone X in 2017. Kuo speculates that the iPhone 14 Pro will be the first iPhone to feature a hole-punch camera cutout for the front camera instead of a notch.
Not all models of iPhone 14 series will have A16 chip
A report by iDrop News highlighted how Apple was struggling to manufacture the A16 and M2 chips. Both these chips are made using TSMC's 4nm process but reports suggest that Apple wants to focus more on M2 chips and hence only iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Max Pro will continue to use the A15 chip. Apple will reportedly modify the A15 chip slightly and rebrand it as the A16 chip for other phones to avoid criticism.
iPhone 14 Display
The base and Pro variants are expected to sport a 6.06-inch display with 2532×1170 resolution. Max and Pro Max may come with 6.68-inch screens with 2778×1284 resolution. Only the Pro Max is expected to come with an LTPO (Low Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide) display. All except the base model will come with a display that supports 120Hz refresh rate. The base variant will come with a 60Hz LTPS (Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Silicon) display.
iPhone 14 will have 8k video recording
Apple analyst Kuo also believes that Apple will switch to a 48MP primary sensor instead of 12MP. A new 48MP sensor could also mean that the iPhone 14 series could be the first to feature 8k video recording, a feature that Samsung's flagship Galaxy phones have since the S20 in 2020. This was not possible with earlier Apple phones as recording in 8K was not possible.
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