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Apple iPhone 14 lineup to ditch ‘Mini’ variant and offer satellite functions

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  • Apple will reportedly not launch the iPhone 14 Mini this year
  • The iPhone 14 lineup is expected to come in four models
  • Apple is speculated to differentiate the iPhone 14 series in terms of processor

Apple will not launch iPhone 14 Mini this year, as per a report by publication 9to5Mac. The Cupertino-based iPhone maker reportedly ditching the successor to iPhone 13 Mini but will continue to launch the next-generation flagships in four models. 

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Apple introduced the Mini variant on its flagship iPhone lineup nearly two years ago with the iPhone 12. The iPhone Mini is a compact offering in the iPhone lineup. The latest development also corroborates past reports of Apple axing the Mini variant from iPhone series. 

Apple may not launch the iPhone 14 Mini

iPhone 14 render

iPhone 14 renders

9to5Mac reports that the iPhone 14 codenamed D27 and D28 will come in 6.1 and 6.7-inch screen sizes. These are expected to be the non-Pro standard and Max variants. The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max codenamed D73 and D74 will also come in 6.1 and 6.7-inch display variants. However, they are said to feature a slightly taller screen to accommodate the punch-hole and pill-shaped cutout design that will replace the display notch. 

The publication also adds that the two new iPhone 14 models will come with an A15 Bionic chip whereas the other two devices will be powered by a brand new processor. The report corroborates a similar report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who claimed that only the Pro models will get new chip in 2022. Multiple reports have suggested that the entire iPhone 14 lineup will pack 6GB RAM, with Kuo adding that the non-Pro variants will use LPDDR4X technology and the Pro models featuring LPDDR5 memory. 

9to5Mac also reports that the iPhone 14 series may come with satellite communications feature that is capable of sending text messages over the satellite. 

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