According to a new research report from iMore, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will replace the small 5.4-inch iPhone in favor of two 6.1-inch models and two larger 6.7-inch models with a pro Version wants to drop by every next year.
In its latest Research note Kuo writes:
We assume that the new 2H22 iPhone will have 4 models, namely the high-end 6.7-inch and 6.1-inch models and the 6.7-inch and 6.1-inch models on the lower end.
It has previously reported that Apple would bring out an iPhone 13 mini despite battered iPhone 12 mini sales. The iPhone 2021 is expected to be a more subtle S upgrade for the iPhone 12, rather than a major overhaul like last year’s release. That means four iPhone models in three sizes, just like the current range.
As mentioned earlier, Kuo says Apple will drop the 5.4-inch model next year and use two 6.1-inch models instead, one Pro, one regular. Kuo also shared some very exciting news about what these new iPhones could offer, suggesting that the iPhone ‘Pro’ could have a 48-megapixel camera in 2022 that can record video in 8K. Further ahead, Kuo said, 2023 could usher in the introduction of under-screen face ID, which could mark the end of the iPhone’s infamous notch.
How do you think about the end of the iPhone ‘mini’, is it a device you like? Or are you glad Apple seems to be turning its attention elsewhere? Sound off in the comments or pass on Twitter.