A slew of leaks over the weekend reveals the designs of all four iPhone 14-series devices to be released this year. By all accounts, Apple is slated to launch four models as part of its next-gen iPhone lineup, but unlike the last couple of years, the ‘mini’ will reportedly give way to a ‘Max’ model that will offer larger screen real-estate at a lower price than the Pro Max.
If the leaks are anything to go by, this year’s iPhone lineup will include the 6.1-inch iPhone 14, 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. Unfortunately, Apple has yet to either confirm or deny these reports, so the actual names for these devices are still based on various rumors, but the classifications mentioned above make sense, given Apple‘s naming scheme for the iPhone over the past few years.
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The latest leak about the upcoming iPhone 14 lineup comes from Weibo (via MacRumors). The image posted on the Chinese micro-blogging site shows off molds for all the four iPhone 14 models, including the so-called iPhone 14 Max, which promises to be the new addition to this year’s lineup. The molds also suggest that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will have dual-camera setups at the back, while the ‘Pro’ models will ship with triple-cameras. As pointed out by the report, the molds were likely made by a third-party case manufacturer instead of Apple, but they still offer some insight into the design of the next-gen iPhones. What’s more, they also seemingly confirm persistent rumors that the large-screen iPhone 14 Max will replace the smaller iPhone ‘mini’ this year.
Large Camera Housings For The ‘Pro’ Models
Another leak from a different source also seems to back up the report mentioned above. This one also comes from Weibo (via ShrimpApplePro/Twitter) and shows off a series of images that confirm the design difference between the standard and the ‘Pro’ models. As per the images, the two Pro models (iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max) will seemingly have the bigger camera housings for the triple-camera setups, while the two standard models (iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max) have smaller camera housings for the dual-cam setups.
From Weibo. pic.twitter.com/yNzQEZH9m7
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Meanwhile, the absence of the ‘mini’ means the $699 price point might be missing this year, with the lineup possibly starting at $799 for the standard iPhone 14. A recent rumor suggested that the iPhone 14 Max will cost $899, while the iPhone 14 Pro might cost as much as $1,099. For reference, the iPhone 13 Pro starts at $999, which means the comparable iPhone 14 Pro might be $100 more expensive.