Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 series is expected to launch in the fall and includes four models: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. After dismal sales of the iPhone 13 mini, the “mini” model will be discontinued.
This year, Apple will make its Pro and non-Pro iPhone models more similar than ever — in terms of screen and memory usage, according to a research note from Haitong International Securities analyst Jeff Pu.
In fact, all four iPhone 14 models are said to feature 120 Hz screens, not just the two Pro devices (as is currently the case with the iPhone 13 generation). Not only that, but all four iPhone 14 models will also have the exact same RAM capacity: 6GB. This is also in contrast to the current situation, where the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 have 4GB, while the Pro and Pro Max have 6GB.
Previously, Pu said the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max would bump that up to 8GB, but apparently that’s no longer the case. A “Supply Chain Review” revealed that cost considerations were to blame for the change in strategy.
Since these features are the same between the cheaper non-Pro models and the more expensive Pro, it remains to be seen what else Apple can add to the Pro to differentiate them and make the price difference more acceptable. We’re sure the camera will continue to be one of those areas of differentiation – but until now, so has the screen refresh rate and amount of RAM.
It’s worth mentioning that Pu says the Pro’s storage will start at 256GB (not the Pro’s apparently 64GB), and the Pro model will also feature a rumored 48 MP main camera.
iPhone 14 rumors are still in the early stages, so don’t take these things for granted just yet. Other rumors have had enough time to confirm or challenge these statements.