iPhone 14 Pro models will come in different sizes than regular versions
The iPhone 14 series will bring another major design change to the iPhone after the iPhone 12 redesign. The notch will be replaced with a punch-hole design featuring two cutouts through the screen. But only the iPhone 14 Pro will get the dual punch-hole display, according to reports. A new rumor now claims that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will have different sizes than the non-Pro versions.
Will the iPhone 14 have a different design?
Apple has some big changes planned for 2022 if recent reports are accurate. We’re still getting four new phones this fall, but there won’t be an iPhone 14 mini size. Instead, Apple is opting for two sizes for Pro and non-Pro models.
We’re looking at the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max for the most affordable devices and the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max for the Pro models. Reports claimed that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro would have the same 6.1-inch screen. The Max models will feature 6.7-inch screens.
That made sense, considering Apple has been doing the same thing for a few years. iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro were the same size. The same goes for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro.
The comparison above shows the size evolution from iPhone 11 to iPhone 13. As you can see, Apple has largely kept the height and width of the phone. The depth has fluctuated from year to year, which is easily explained.
The iPhone 12 brought the design of the iPhone 4: flat edges and rounded corners. Then Apple slightly increased the thickness of the iPhone 13 models to make room for bigger batteries.
Compare the sizes in the image above to the dimensions of the iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro, and you’ll see precisely how big the same-size iPhones from the same year were. similar over the years.
iPhone 14 Pro size changes
Things could change for the iPhone 14 series, however. A new report from 9to5Mac claims that Apple will change the size of the iPhone 14 Pro slightly to make room for the notch replacement.
The blog states that both iPhone 14 models will come in two sizes, 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch. Codenamed D27 and D28, the devices will have the same resolution as the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will have different sizes, however. 9to5Mac claims that the D73 and D74 devices will be slightly larger to accommodate the new pill and punch design. It’s unclear how taller the phones will be than their non-Pro counterparts.
Size details aside, the blog also says it can confirm recent claims that the iPhone 14 models will run on the current A15 Bionic chip. However, the iPhone 14 Pro Max will feature the brand new A16 SoC. But Apple could use the chips from the iPhone 13 Pro in the regular iPhone 14 models. This one has an extra GPU core and 6GB of RAM.
Finally, the report notes that Apple is still working on adding satellite communication features to future iPhones. Rumors said last year that the iPhone 13 might get satellite functionality, but that never happened. However, it’s unclear if the technology will come to 2022 handsets.
When could we see the iPhone 14?
Since we only received the iPhone 13 not too long ago, we don’t know when the new phones will arrive. The iPhone 14 release date in the US could be September this year, but we’re just guessing. The iPhone 14 Pro Max will be released on the same day as the rest of the line.
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