iPhone 14 coming in four models without ‘mini’ version, Pro models with taller screen, satellite features advancing.
Apple company is already working on iPhone 14 models. While news sources confirmed a report about the new model having different chips, the report noted that the iPhone 14 Pro model could have a longer screen. Quite a new design and it was also revealed that Apple is working on satellite features as well.
iphone 14 details
Initial iPhone 14 reports and leaks have revealed that there will be four new models in Apple’s smartphone lineup in 2022, but this time Apple is going to ditch the “mini” version altogether. According to viral sources, the new iPhone 14 (codenamed D27 and D28) will be available in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch versions, and the 5.4-inch iPhone mini will be discontinued from the various models of iPhone currently running.
These mid-range iPhone phones will have the same display resolution as the current iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. However, the displays on the flagship iPhones 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max (codenamed D73 and D74) may get a bit taller to accommodate the new “notch + pill” design that will replace the notch.
iPhone 14 A15 Chip
Media sources confirm that the new two iPhone 14 models will be based on the A15 chip, while the other two iPhone 14 models will have an all-new chip. Let us tell you that Apple currently has two different versions of the A15 chip, one with additional GPU cores and 6GB of RAM (used in the 13 Pro model).
Apple may use a higher-end version of its A15 Bionic chip in the entry-level iPhone 14 model, because our own sources have revealed that all of this year’s iPhones will have 6GB of RAM. The company may also rebrand the chip as “A15X,” as it has done in the past with the 2020 iPad Pro’s A12Z chip — which is essentially an A12X chip with an additional GPU core.
iPhone 14 Satellite Features
A few weeks before the announcement of the iPhone 13, some reports suggested that Apple was working on satellite communication features for the upcoming iPhone model. Although these features were never added to the iPhone 13 lineup, sources at 9to5Mac tell us that Apple is still working on satellite communications for the iPhone.
It’s unclear whether the technology will be ready for this year’s iPhone, but the company is testing prototypes that are capable of sending text messages over satellite. That system is known internally by the codename “Stevie”.
Both the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro are expected to be introduced this fall. Be sure to check out our guide with everything we know so far about Apple’s next generation of smartphones.