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This iPhone 14 has been killed; horrific disaster eyed

Apple is ditching iPhone 14 mini in favour of the new iPhone 14 Max! And the mini variants of iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 hold the clues to the disaster. Here’s why.

| Updated on: Aug 04 2022, 16:53 IST
iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max may have a huge advantage over iPhone 13 series
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1/6 The upcoming iPhone 14 series is expected to come in Pro as well as non-Pro variants. The Pro variants have always been better and this year’s models could take it leaps and bounds further with its next-gen processor. (Ian Zelbo/Jon Prosser - Front Page Tech)
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2/6 Apple’s A15 Bionic is still a hugely powerful processor which powers the entire iPhone 13 lineup. However, unlike the iPhone 13 series, only the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models could be powered by the next-gen A16 Bionic chipset. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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3/6 This means that the non-Pro models in the iPhone 14 lineup could feature the same A15 Bionic processor, albeit the 5-core one, powering the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. (FrontPageTech)
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4/6 The latest report from Macworld showed a glimpse of the new chipset and its process based on the estimations. It is tipped that the A16 chipset will be manufactured on the 5nm process by TSMC while delivering moderate improvements to its predecessor. The report predicted that it will simply boost the performance by about 15 percent. (Reuters)
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5/6 “I think Apple will move to LPDDR5 this year, which should improve memory bandwidth, and some other improvements, combined with higher peak clock speeds, might get Apple up to a 15 percent performance improvement,” the Macworld report mentioned. (FrontPageTech)
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6/6 Leaks and rumours about the iPhone 14 series are becoming frequent as the launch event nears. However, all the information released by leaks and rumours should be taken with a grain of salt as these are still unconfirmed reports. So, we can only wait until Apple officially confirms the details, which could be at launch of the iPhone 14 series itself. (FrontPageTech)
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Apple iPhone 14 mini will not be launched this year, reasons could be the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 12 mini sales. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

The iPhone 14 lineup will bring some of the biggest upgrades on board! And, among the changes is the killing of iPhone 14 mini. In its place will be launched the massive iPhone 14 Max, which is exactly the opposite of the mini version! This may not sound good for the fans who fancy the compact iPhone over a large display, but multiple reports and rumours indicate the entry of the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max and the demise of the iPhone 14 mini. But what are the reasons behind this? The sales of the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 12 may have the answers! Read on. 

Why iPhone 14 mini may be absent this Apple fall event 

Several analysts suggest that the mini series of Apple couldn't do well in terms of sales in the last two years. First iPhone 12 mini and later iPhone 13 mini couldn't succeed as major sales eluded them. According to a GizChina report, iPhone 12 mini only accounted for 6 percent of total iPhone sales, while the iPhone 13 mini accounted for only 3 percent! Moreover, there isn't much difference between the mini version and standard version of an iPhone. In such a scenario, a new iPhone mini doesn't make sense.

Also read: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max to have a FASTER iPhone 13 processor!

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Result is the new bigger iPhone 14 Max which will have the same size as of the most highly specced version iPhone 14 Pro Max. Also, this will be the first time when Apple will bring an iPhone with a 6.7-inch display that is not a Pro variant. While the major changes are reserved for the high-end models such as iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, it will be interesting to see if iPhone 14 Max will log better sales than the previous year's edition of the ‘mini' version.

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First Published Date: 04 Aug, 16:52 IST