Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman’s new report suggests that the iPhone 14 Pro and non-Pro variants are set to be quite different from each other. There have been rumours about the addition of a new 48MP ultrawide sensor in the upcoming new iPhone 14. According to Gurman, the new sensor will be exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro variants, whereas the standard iPhone 14 variants will make do with the old 12MP wide-angle shooter, which also does duty in the current iPhone 13 series.
However, the differentiation will not be limited to the cameras alone. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that there will be two different chipsets for the upcoming iPhone 14 series. He says that the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Max could be powered by Apple’s A15 Bionic chipset from last year, while the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will get the latest A16 chip. Gurman adds that the global chip crisis may have forced Apple to adopt the two-chipset strategy for their upcoming iPhones.
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Gurman’s report further states that the standard iPhone 14 models are likely to carry a similar design language as last year’s iPhones. However, the Pro models will get a pill-shaped cutout, which will house the selfie camera and other sensors. The rear camera bump is expected to be slightly bigger to accommodate the new cameras. Furthermore, there will be a 6.7-inch iPhone Max variant, which will offer a big screen at non-Pro prices. He expects it to retail for at least $200 lower than the current iPhone 13 Pro Max.
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One feature that was believed to debut with last year’s iPhone 13 models was the satellite calling feature. Gurman believes that Apple will finally bring the satellite connectivity features to the iPhone 14, which will allow you to contact or send messages in areas where there’s no cellular service. That’s not all, he expects the Apple Watch to come with satellite connectivity features this year or in 2023.