In accordance with famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will promote an iPhone with a 6.7-inch display for lower than $900 in 2022 (through 9to5Mac). If this seems to be the case, iPhone 14 consumers can have a inexpensive technique to get a display dimension that Apple at the moment solely sells on the 12 Professional Max, which begins at $1,099.
Kuo predicts that Apple’s 2022 non-pro iPhone lineup contains telephones with 6.1 and 6.7-inch screens (the identical sizes as the present iPhone 12 Professional and 12 Professional Max, respectively). Absent is the iPhone Mini with its 5.4-inch display. Analysts, together with Kuo, have mentioned that the Mini can be going away in 2022 resulting from reportedly low gross sales.
Whereas some could mourn the lack of an really small telephone possibility, from Apple’s perspective, going huge with its line of mainstream telephones is sensible. We all know from paperwork unearthed within the Epic v. Apple trial that Apple commissioned a report on the smartphone buying habits of shoppers late final 12 months. The report confirmed each that many purchasers had been shopping for telephones that had screens bigger than six inches and that extra folks had been turning to Samsung than Apple for his or her huge telephone wants.
Each firms face a market that’s slowing down, and one that’s having to grapple with rising prices. If Apple has made the choice to make a lower-end huge telephone, it’s performed so after seeing the analysis that many shoppers need telephones which are each greater, and cheaper. Whereas Apple has considerably been working towards that aim (the iPhone 12, 11, and XR have all had 6.1-inch screens), it’s typically stored the actually huge telephones on the high-end — subsequent 12 months might be its time to court docket customers who need one thing greater than 6.1-inches, however don’t need to spend over $1,000 to get it.
Along with his prediction in regards to the lower-end 6.7-inch iPhone, 9to5Mac additionally experiences that Kuo mentioned the 2022 iPhones can have under-display fingerprint readers, and that there can be a brand new iPhone SE with 5G.