online. Now that the design appears to be nearing completion, it will be possible to begin fabricating metal molds, which will be utilized to create cases for the lineup.
Images of such molds have recently surfaced on Weibo, confirming reports that Apple may decrease its main series’ size options from three to two. That is to say, the 5.4-inch tiny iPhone is being phased out since it has shown to be unpopular with the general public.
There will be just two sizes, as shown by the labels: 6.1″ models and two 6.7″ models. Furthermore, the mould photos imply that a telephoto lens will be included as a third camera on the rear of only the Pro variants. The new iPhone 14 Max is expected to be the larger iPhone on the left with two cameras.
According to rumours, the 14th-generation iPhone will be devoid of periscope cameras, but would instead include a 48-megapixel primary sensor. This should allow for 8K video capture as well as improved digital zoom. Only the Pro models, according to famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, will be equipped with the new sensor.
Furthermore, the camera bumps on the two Pro versions are believed to be larger than the 13 Pro duo from last year, indicating improved camera hardware. The non-Pro variants may use the same camera hardware as last year’s models, as well as the custom-built Apple A15 chipset. The new A16 SoC will be installed in the Pro models, which should provide enough processing power to handle 8K video recording.
Now, let’s talk about this generation’s design upgrades. The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will reportedly ditch the notch in favour of a dual punch-hole design. The iPhone 14 and 14 Max, on the other hand, are likely to keep the broad notch, and it’s uncertain if they’ll get ProMotion (120Hz refresh rate).