An important analyst and whistleblower who often deals with Apple has shared some predictions on the iPhone 14: yes to a large but "cheap" iPhone.
We do not have time to talk about the iPhone 13, which are not yet official, however, in all probability will be in September, that begin to arrive predictions and assumptions about the iPhone 14 that will see the light in 2022. Technology travels fast, indeed very fast, and Ming-Chi Kuo tries to keep up.
The analyst, who is always very informed about what happens in Cupertino, has let himself go to some predictions on the range 2022 iPhone. According to the information in his possession, Apple will launch two relatively inexpensive iPhone 14 with 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch displays and as many high-end iPhone 14, with the same diagonal display and with the suffixes Pro and Pro Max. Interestingly, the analyst believes that Apple may change the naming of its products slightly, with iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and finally iPhone 14 Pro Max expected to be unveiled in 2022, with iPhone 14 Max expected to be the least expensive iPhone with a display over six and a half inches diagonal ever.
Goodbye iPhone mini, welcome iPhone 14 Max
Apple, again taking the analyst's predictions at face value, would intend to keep the price of iPhone 14 Max below $900 list price, when to wit, the current 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max has a starting price of $1,099. This will involve some technical sacrifices compared to its more expensive brothers, but we aim to reach an acceptable compromise that could be appreciated by many in the face of having a product with Apple on the back with a very large display and therefore particularly suitable for multimedia content, games or reading on the move.
For Kuo from the iPhone 14 range should therefore disappear the mini variant that with iPhone 12 has sold less than expected and consequently Apple would consider abandoning the project. But contrary to the news of the past few days, according to Kuo the mini variant should be present in the next generation of Apple phones, so iPhone 13 mini would be the last exponent of a project not too lucky, that of a smartphone with a particularly small size that may not have had the desired success due to a battery perhaps a bit 'stunted for current needs, and a display relatively small (5.4 inches) so not too suitable for multimedia content.
Will Face ID be gone?
Kuo didn't elaborate on this occasion about the iPhone 12 design, changes and new features to expect. However, he had previously stated that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max would dispense with the current bulky notch for a display with a camera hole for selfies. This would mean doing away with Face ID, the secure unlocking system via the face, which would possibly be replaced by a return of Touch ID, the fingerprint unlocking system, built into the display.