By Efe Udin
Industry insiders claim that Samsung Display will be one of the main screen panel suppliers for the iPhone 14 series. The company will equip different iPhone models with different levels of screens. According to The Elec, Samsung Display will provide low-end panels for the standard version of the iPhone 14. However, the Pro models will come with the latest M12 material panel. These panels supports variable refresh rate speed and automatic adjustment. From available information, the difference between the standard version and the Pro version is relatively large.
There will be no mini model which means that the iPhone 14 will be the lowest model. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max (or iPhone 14 Plus) will come with the old A15 Bionic SoC. The display will support only a 90Hz refresh rate. However, the Pro versions will come with Apple’s latest A16 Bionic processor and the screen supports 120Hz variable high-speed refresh. Furthermore, the Pro models will come with 8GB of RAM.
That’s not all, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max (or iPhone 14 Plus) will continue to use the “ancestral” 12-megapixel main camera. However, the Pro version upgrades the main camera to 48-megapixel and supports 8K video recording. Furthermore, the iPhone 14 series should support LPDDR5 memory, but only the Pro version.
In this way, the grading difference between the iPhone 14 series is just too obvious. We are sure that many users will not mind adding a few more dollars to get much better specs. If you want to get the most powerful performance and experience the latest technology, only buy the more expensive Pro series. This is exactly how Apple will force users to spend more and buy the Pro series.
Apple abandons the iPhone 14 mini version: the reasons behind it are thought-provoking
The iPhone 14 series may increase its price. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are priced at $1,099 and $1,199 respectively. This is $100 more than last year’s iPhone 13 Pro series. The top version of the iPhone 14 Pro Max may sell for $1,699 which may make the iPhone 14 Pro Max the most expensive iPhone in history. However, according to recent disclosures by Mark Gurman, Apple intends to stop the original plan to increase the price of the iPhone 14 by $100. This may ensure that sales are foolproof.
Because the mini model is cut, the average selling price of the iPhone 14 series will still increase as a whole. Speaking of the mini model being cut, it has been confirmed that the iPhone 14 series will launch a total of 4 models: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. But until now, there is no information about the mini version, and there is a lot of discussion both inside and outside the industry. Recently, a supply chain broke the news that the iPhone 14 mini has long been “abandoned” by Apple.
iPhone 12 mini and 13 mini sales were totally disappointing
As for the reason for “giving up”, some people familiar with the matter said that the sales of the mini version were not very optimistic. According to data, the sales of the iPhone 12 mini only accounted for 6% of the total sales of the iPhone two months after its launch. After that, Apple still released the iPhone 13 mini model. However, the result did not change. In fact, the result was worse than the previous generation, with sales accounting for only 3%.
In the era of large-screen mobile phones, small-screen mobile phones face a very difficult test. It is undeniable that although Apple’s small-screen flagship has always had users, it is only a small part. Compared with the advantages of small-screen mobile phones, its disadvantages are obviously greater. On the one hand, limited by the size of the small-screen mobile phone, the battery is not too large. Similarly, the charging power of the device is also small. In today’s “power anxiety” world, no matter how small the screen is, it is basically unable to meet the user’s heavy use for a day.
iPhone mini models are done – iPhone SE remains though
On the other hand, the multiple experiences of small-screen mobile phones are not good. Whether it is game experience or multitasking, the experience is not decent. There is basically no dual card dual standby. Compared with other versions of Apple’s mobile phones, there are not many advantages. Many users will naturally exclude the mini version from the selection of the same series. In all of these, the price is not much cheaper than the standard version. Users would rather choose the older model with a larger screen and better experience.
Of course, this does not ignore the market demand for “small screen”. Although it is somewhat regrettable to cancel the mini version, as the second flagship product of the iPhone layout in the mid-range market, the iPhone SE series inherits the small screen of the mini version. At the same time, it has the high performance of the iPhone series, which lowers the threshold for ordinary people to use the iPhone. If one day, the iPhone SE series is canceled, it may be the end of the era of small screens in the true sense.
In addition, the autumn conference will probably hold according to schedule. However, due to some influences of the general environment and supply chain, the first supply of goods may be insufficient. It’s already August, and you can look forward to this new product launch. In addition to the iPhone 14 series, the new Apple Watch and AirPods are coming soon.