Apple Will Stop Making iPhone Mini Series; iPhone 14 To Have Disruptive Camera Tech
So far, Apple has not revealed the iPhone 13 lineup this year, although the reports of next year’s iPhone launch are already pouring in.
Complete Elimination Of One The iPhone Model
Amongst all these speculations, the most interesting suggestion comes from one of the Apple analysts, saying it may completely eliminate one iPhone model from its lineup next year.
Yes, the news is confirmed by renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
So, Apple will not launch a 5.4-inch iPhone or iPhone mini as expected in 2022, according to Kuo.
Instead of that the US tech major will be offering varying specifications on its regular and big iPhones.
Although, the 5.4-inch display size iPhone will be available in the iPhone 13
Why Would This Happen?
According to the reports, this launch will be the last light of the day for the mini-series.
So far, the iPhone 12 mini has seen poor sales in Apple’s international markets and this speculation is in line with them.
If the market performance remains the same then it won’t be a surprise that the iPhone 13 mini will be the last of its kind.
iPhone Launch In 2022
Kuo also revealed information on the other iPhones due to launch in 2022 apart from the tip on the mini iPhone model.
According to him, there is an indication of a powerful camera upgrade on all the models, starting from the base variant.
Kuo noted that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max would feature a 48-megapixels primary camera, as quoted in a 9to5mac report.
It is expected to mark a huge jump from the 12-megapixel sensors we see on iPhone 12.
Due to the increased raw size of each pixel, a much better camera output on the models will be expected.
So, Apple is most likely to increase each pixel’s size to about 2.5um, much bigger than the 1.7um pixels used in iPhone 12, according to the Kuo.
It will also help the phones to be able to take in more light.
Interestingly, there was not any mention of developments on the non-pro variants in the lineup by Kuo.
Although, he assures that the 48-megapixels camera will be limited to the pro models only.
The iPhone 14 lineup will also see an upgrade on the video front in addition to the image-capture capability.
Additionally, all models of iPhone 14 would support 8K video recording for the first time ever, according to Kuo.