That Nothing phone (1) draws everyone’s attention with its see-through back and eye-catching lights. That Google Pixel 6 Pro is big on value, with a next-gen model on the way. And the Galaxy S22 series has generally impressed, not to mention the new Samsung foldables that are also set to launch soon.
But all of those phones will likely be brushed aside in terms of buzz once the new iPhone 14 Max (resp iPhone 14Plus) debuted.
Why? For one, the The iPhone 14 Max is set to replace the iPhone mini in Apple’s lineup. So it would be a completely new model, not to be confused with the iPhone 14 professional max. And it’ll presumably offer a big screen for less money than the iPhone 14 Pro Max, so you can see why other phone makers are probably nervous.
Here are the top 5 iPhone 14 Max rumors so far.
Size and design of the iPhone 14 Max
The iPhone 14 Max is said to have a 6.7-inch display, which would be the same size as the rumored iPhone 14 Pro Max or the larger version of it iPhone 14 pro. This is key, as Apple hasn’t offered a larger screen than 6.1-inches beyond the Pro range.
As you can see above iPhone 14 case leakingthe iPhone 14 Max will reportedly have two rear cameras, compared to three lenses for the iPhone 14 Pro Max. So you should expect a wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle camera, but no telephoto.
On the front, the iPhone 14 Max is set to get the same design, meaning the notch should return.
iPhone 14 Max price
According to several sources that iPhone 14 price rumors The iPhone 14 Max costs $899. If the reports turn out to be correct, that would be $100 more than the regular iPhone 14. And with the iPhone 14 Pro series tipped at a $100 price increase—so an iPhone 14 Pro for $1,099 -dollars and an iPhone 14 Pro Max for $1,199 – the iPhone 14 Max could look even more like a steal.
For comparison: the 6.6 incher Galaxy S22 Plus costs $999 and the 6.7-inch Google PIxel 6 Pro costs $899. Assuming the regular iPhone 14 starts at $799, I can imagine many buyers jumping to an $899 iPhone 14 Max just to have a larger display.
iPhone 14 Max cameras
That The front cameras of all four iPhone 14 models are rumored to be getting a welcome upgrade (opens in new tab). According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the selfie camera on the iPhone 14 Max and other new iPhones will offer autofocus, which should result in sharper photos. In addition, the front camera can get a 6-piece lens instead of a 5-piece lens to minimize distortion and artifacts in images. And you can also expect a wider f/1.9 aperture, which should let in more light.
We haven’t heard much about the rear cameras for the iPhone 14 Max or the regular iPhone 14. While the iPhone 14 Pro series is rumored to have a new 48-megapixel main camera, the iPhone 14 and 14 Max will reportedly continue to offer 12-megapixel and ultra-wide-angle lenses.
iPhone 14 Max specifications
This may sound strange at first, but we’ve seen multiple reports stating that the iPhone 14 Max and The iPhone 14 stays with the current A15 Bionic chip. Only the iPhone 14 Pro series could see an upgrade to the newer A16 Bionic.
On the surface this seems like a bummer, but this iPhone 13 is already the fastest phone we’ve tested—even among the The best Android phones — so keeping the same chip for another year doesn’t sound like a big deal. This is especially true because the The iPhone 14 Max is set to switch from 4GB to 6GB of RAMwhich should increase performance.
iPhone 14 Max battery
This will likely be a major selling point for the iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Max. A Leaker has tipped the iPhone 14 battery sizesand the iPhone 14 Max could have a 4,325mAh capacity, which would be a sizeable jump from the 3,279mAh pack in the iPhone 14.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max would get a 4,323mAh battery, which is roughly the same size. The reason we’re hopeful is because the iPhone 13 Pro max lasted a very strong 12 hours and 16 minutes for us iPhone 13 battery test all four models. The regular iPhone 13 took 10:33. So an endurance leap to the iPhone 14 Max would be quite welcome.
iPhone 14 Max: Outlook
At least based on the reports and leaks so far, the iPhone 14 Max could be the big hit for Apple when it’s announced in rumored September Apple eventwhich was typed for September 13th. The same event could also see the launch of the AirPods Pro 2 and Apple watch 8.
Personally, I wish Apple would include a telephoto zoom lens for the purported price of $899, but other than that, this flagship might be best iPhone for those who want a big screen experience without the Pro premium.