Apple Planning ‘iPhone 14 Max’ with 6.7-inch Display for First Time: Report
In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg analyst and veteran Apple leaker Mark Gurman detailed everything he expects to see from Apple’s iPhone 14 lineup, due to launch in about six months’ time.
Gurman noted that 2022 will be the third year of Apple’s established three-year cycle for new hardware designs for the iPhone. The analyst foresees the same overall design as the iPhone 12 and last year’s iPhone 13 — flat edges and rounded corners, but with some key changes and improvements.
The most significant design change rumoured to be coming to the iPhone 14 is the forlorn display notch being replaced by a new “hole + pill” display cutout, at least on the ‘Pro’ models.
Apple will also reportedly shake up the lineup, axing the ‘mini’ model and replacing it with a larger-screened version of the base iPhone 14. Here’s what the iPhone 14 family is expected to look like, according to Gurman:
- 6.1-inch iPhone 14
- 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max
- 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro
- 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max
The change will make it so customers can get their hands on an iPhone with a 6.7-inch screen without paying a heavy premium for the ‘Pro Max’ model. However, Gurman also noted that Apple will widen the gap between its Pro and non-Pro phones this year to better differentiate between them.
Beyond a telephoto lens and the new display cutout, the Pro variants of the iPhone 14 will also get a new 48-megapixel sensor for the primary wide-angle camera and Apple’s new A16 Bionic processor, while the non-Pro models will stick to a 12-megapixel main shooter and last year’s A15 Bionic chip (or a variant of it).
Gurman expects to see larger camera bumps on the back to accommodate the new camera sensors. The analyst also speculated that emergency satellite connectivity, originally rumoured for the iPhone 13 series last year, may make an appearance this year with the iPhone 14.
The analyst also had some big news to share for Apple’s Mac product line — the Cupertino, California-based tech giant is already working on third-generation Apple silicon, ‘M3’, and could debut the new chip in an iMac as early as next year.
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