Rumors of the Apple iPhone 14 have already indicated that Apple intends to make the upcoming Pro models stand out from the less expensive versions of its flagship phone due to release this fall. There was a new report that details Apple’s supposed plans for the iPhone 14, providing detailed details of the differences between the two devices. This report lends clarity to how substantial the differences are between the two devices.
With the upcoming iPhone 14 release, we’re expecting four different models – an iPhone 14 Pro and an iPhone 14 Pro Max on one side, and the standard iPhone 14 plus an iPhone 14 Max on the other.
It’s already apparent that Apple has differentiated between the standard and pro models by giving the pro versions fast-refreshing displays and telephoto lenses; features that don’t exist on the standard iPhone. But those differences are about to get even more pronounced, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in a report on what the standard iPhone 14 is going to be missing out on in comparison with the iPhone 14 Pro.
The rumor has been circulating for some years now that the iPhone 14 Pro will feature a 48MP camera, so Gurman’s prediction isn’t so far out of line with what we’ve heard so far about the phone Apple’s chief competitors for the best camera phone – Samsung and Google mainly – have recently included more powerful sensors on their flagship phones as well, so Apple would be keeping up with the competition with this rumored change.
Gurman also backs another popular rumor about the iPhone 14’s chipset, namely that the standard phone is likely to get a modified version of the A15 Bionic chip found in this year’s iPhone 13. (Specifically, some rumors have indicated that the iPhone 14 will get the same A15 chipset with added RAM that powers the iPhone 13 Pro models.) Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Pro would run on new A16 Bionic silicon.
Additionally, Bloomberg reports that the Pro models will probably ditch the notch in favor of two cutouts – one circular, one pill-shaped – to accommodate the front camera and Face ID sensors. Another rumor that Apple was going to switch to USB-C over Lightning for the iPhone 14 has been shot down recently by some leakers, but you never know.
Why Apple needs to make the iPhone 14 Pro stand out
How does Apple intend to make the iPhone 14 Pro stand out from the more affordable models? This could be the iPhone 14 Max, which Gurman believes will join the lineup soon.
Apple is adding a standard iPhone with an extra-large display screen so people won’t have to purchase the iPhone Pro Max version – one of the most expensive phones Apple sells – to get the biggest screen possible. It may well be that they’ll now be able to purchase a big-screen iPhone for a price that Gurman figures will be at least $200 below that of the Pro Max.
We’ll need to wait a bit before finding out just how much the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro differ from one another. The iPhone 14 release date isn’t expected to arrive before September, so we’ll have a little more time to see if any additional iPhone 14 differences emerge.