iPhone 14 Series To Have A New Model, Mini Version Discontinued: Report

iPhone 14 series will feature four models this year, but without the ‘mini’ version. We will see a new inclusion in the series, but it’s tipped to be iPhone 14 Max, which probably will be a toned-down iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro. So, there will be a total of four models under the new series: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, and no iPhone 14 mini. The iPhone 14 Pro models have been leaked to support 120Hz displays along with 6GB RAM. 

iPhone 14 Series To Have A New Model, Mini Version Discontinued: Report

Apple iPhone 14 models are also said to come in eSIM-only and nano-SIM options with eSIM-only service in India with Airtel, Jio and Vi offering eSIM support.

The rumor mill earlier suggested not iPhone 15 series in 2023, but only this year we could see iPhone 14 modes without any SIM card slot, but as per the development, Apple will offer both options: physical nano-SIM or eSIM-only variant. In India, three of the major carriers, Airtel, Jio and Vi offer eSIM service.

Mohr-McClune, a Technology Service Director at GlobalData said Apple had asked the majority of US carriers to prepare for only-eSIM iPhone launch this year.

Apple could start phasing out physical SIM card slots by 2022 only starting with the iPhone 14 family. An eSIM-only design will offer iPhone 14 series phones an array of advantages such as better water resistance, a sleeker design and compact design.

Earlier iPhone 14 Pro models have been tipped to feature punch-hole displays along with 8GB RAM. The 6.06-inch iPhone 14 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max have been tipped to use LG Display LTPO 120Hz OLED panels. 

MacRumors reported the iPhone 14 Pro variants will pack in a 48MP main camera and 8GB of RAM. 

The company is said to introduce a new model at the lowest price ever with a 6.7-inch screen in the iPhone 14 series and all the Pro models will offer 120Hz refresh rate displays.

But the new report contradicts and says the standard iPhone 14 models of 6.06-inch and 6.7-inch version will still have a notch and their displays will be supplied by BOE, and not expected to support 120Hz refresh rates.

The article predicts that BOE will begin supplying LTPO panels for iPhone 15 series in 2023. Apple is also expected to bring a revised iPhone SE model in 2022 with the same design as the current model but with added 5G connectivity.

The upcoming iPhone 14 lineup will include the regular iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max apart from a new model which won’t be an iPhone 14 mini. 

The Cupertino-based tech giant will probably be coming with an affordable iPhone for the iPhone 14 series which will boast a 6.7-inch display, to be called iPhone 14 Max. Popular Apple analyst Kuo previously revealed that the top-end iPhone 14 models will pack in a 48-megapixel wide-angle camera.

In terms of upgrades, the iPhone 14 lineup is expected to come with an in-display fingerprint sensor in 2022 alongside the Face ID unlocking feature. As per Kuo, the new models  could retain the facial recognising TrueDepth Camera system for Face ID or not, or will have both the features to unlock the device.

iPhone 14 Pro Max, the top-end iPhone model of the 2022 series, is said to have the lowest price ever, Kuo said. The upcoming iPhone could be priced under $900 in the US (around Rs 66,800). Currently, iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at $1,099 (around Rs 81,500) in the US. The Apple analyst also suggested 8K video recording support for the 2022 iPhone 14 models. 

In 2022, the company will focus on the budget category with iPhone SE 3 / iPhone SE 2022. The latest iPhone SE 3 leaks confirm a refreshing change without comprising the compact form factor. iPhone SE 3 launch will come in 2022. iPhone SE 3 will support 5G connectivity, and we might even see an iPhone SE Plus version later in the year.

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