Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman has released his latest “Power On” newsletter, and in this issue, he says Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 models will deviate further from the iPhone 14 Pro models, including the use of different chips as well as its Wide cameras. Gurman also confirmed that Apple is still working on satellite connectivity features for the new iPhones.
Gurman says the iPhone 14’s new 48-megapixel Wide camera will be an exclusive feature of the Pro models, while the standard iPhone 14 models will retain the same 12-megapixel Wide camera used in the iPhone 13 lineup.
This prediction jibes with earlier predictions from Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said the non-Pro iPhone models “are likely to stick to the A15 from last year or a variant of it.” Meanwhile, the Pro models will feature Apple’s new A16 chip. Gurman added that in addition to any attempt to differentiate the Pro models from one another, the global chip shortage may have also contributed to Apple’s decision.
Gurman expects the new 6.7-inch display “iPhone 14 Max” will be available for at least $200 less than the current 6.7-inch iPhone, the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Gurman also expects the iPhone 14 models to sport a similar design to the iPhone 13 models, while adding “a new notch on the Pro models,” to provide a pill-shaped cutout for Face ID, as well as a circular cutout for the camera, along with “larger camera bumps to fit in new sensors.”
Gurman also says Apple is still working on bringing satellite connectivity features to the iPhone. Apple had been expected to introduce the feature with the iPhone 13 models, but it appears now that the new functionality could debut in the iPhone 14 lineup. The satellite connectivity features allow users to report emergencies and send short texts to emergency contacts when no cellular service is available.