Differences between iPhone 14 and Pro models include pixel quality

The expected differences between iPhone 14 base and Pro models continue to grow. A new report today says that not only will ProMotion screens be limited to the Pro models, but even the pixels themselves will reportedly be of higher quality in the flagship models.

Display supplier Samsung reportedly their highest degree of OLED materials for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, while the two base models will use lower quality materials…

Differences between iPhone 14 base and Pro models

Expected some differences between this year’s base and Pro iPhone models.

The iPhone 14 Pro Max would have a new design, improved cameras and even a better processor. This phone also gets a high-quality finish in stainless steel and glass, a telephoto lens, LiDAR scanner and ProMotion technology.

Lacking all these “premium” features, the iPhone 14 Plus/Max will cost less than $1,000, which is the perfect option for those who want a larger iPhone but without the need to pay the “Pro” price. which starts from $1,099.

But a new supply chain report suggests that’s not all.

Pixel differences too

the Elec reports.

Samsung Display will apply different types of materials to the OLED panels it will produce for the upcoming iPhone 14 series, depending on the model layers, TheElec has learned.

It will use its latest and most advanced material set for the higher-end iPhone 14 models, while it will use its earlier generation for the lower-end models, sources said. The step is being made to cut costs, they said: […]

An OLED material set consists of dopant, host, prime and others used to form the red, green and blue pixels […]

Samsung Display will use its M11 material set for the standard 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch models in the iPhone 14 series [while] the two higher end models in the iPhone 14 series will use Samsung Display’s M12 material set.

It seems unlikely that the average iPhone user would notice much or no difference, but it does add to the evidence that Apple plans to increasingly diverge the base and Pro models in both features and materials.

Goodbye, mini; hello Plus/Max

Another key difference we expect this year is that Apple will abandon the iPhone mini model, which suffered from poor sales, and replace it with its opposite: a larger non-professional model with the same screen size as the Pro Max.

Just two months after the iPhone 12 series was released, a report from analysts at CIRP found that the iPhone 12 mini accounted for just 6% of iPhone sales in those first two months. […]

In fact, despite being one of the new “flagship” iPhones, the iPhone 12 mini was often sold out by older models, including the iPhone SE, iPhone 11, and iPhone XR.

The iPhone 13 mini was released in September 2021 and despite improvements to battery life and screen brightness, sales were still slow. Recent data from CIRP suggested the iPhone 13 mini accounted for just 3% of all iPhone sales in Q2 […]

The iPhone 14 (codenamed D27 and D28) will be available in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch form factors. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max (codenamed D73 and D74) will also be available in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch form factors.

If you want an iPhone mini, the iPhone 13 mini is expected to remain on sale, likely with a price cut once the iPhone 14 launches.

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