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– what’s the biggest phone of the year for Apple? The 14 Pro Max, we think – both in terms of size and expected impact on the market. This is where all the good rumors come to be sorted.

– Bye bye iPhone 14 Mini, it’s all about the Max this year – a non-pro version of Apple’s largest handset.

– this is the other thing we’re likely to see at the September event… a new thing from Apple to strap to your wrist.

iPhone 13

While we’re on the subject, one of the strongest (and most believeable) rumored changes for Apple this year is that the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro models (and the related Max devices) will have different chipsets.

The new iPhone 14 will stick with the A15 Bionic chipset, where the iPhone 14 Pro will have the A16, and likely a touch more RAM inside.

While you could see that as Apple making the iPhone 14 worse (and, I suppose it is, given until this point every iPhone has always had the very best CPU inside) I see it as a good thing in helping consumers decide.

Because while the Pro range is always marketed at high-power creatives and people that need loads of power, in reality they’re popular because they just are the best iPhone.

So making it clearer that the Pro range is really the phone for the professional – much like the MacBook Pro vs MacBook – will simplify the choice for many.

However, that brings us back to price – unless Apple keeps the cost of the iPhone 14 the same as the iPhone 13, because of a similar engine, then it’s not going to be fair on the customer.

Sure, make the iPhone 14 Max more expensive than the iPhone 13 mini – it’s bigger and all the larger components cost more – but otherwise let’s hope for parity.

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