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iPhone 14 won’t get a 5.4-inch mini version

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MacRumors said that small-screen smartphone enthusiasts have long hoped Apple could release a smaller iPhone with a modern full-screen design and Face ID features. Rumour has it that the iPhone 13 mini will go on sale this year.

Tianfeng International analyst Ming-Chi Guo said the iPhone product line in 2022 would consist of some models, as high-end 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch models and low-cost 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch models.

If there are no so-called iPhone 14 mini in 2022, the iPhone SE series will regain the title of smallest iPhone with a 4.7-inch display. However, due to its thicker bezel and primary Touch ID Home button, the current iPhone SE 2 is slightly larger than the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini. The iPhone SE 2 only has one rear camera and LCD screen, while the iPhone 12 mini uses an improved OLED display.

There have been many reports of poor iPhone 12 mini sales in recent months compared to other iPhone 12 models, but since Apple no longer announces iPhone sales, there is no official data. If Apple ditches the 5.4-inch mini next year, it would undoubtedly mean the series still isn’t selling enough to keep up.

Guo Minchi said: unveil the under-screen Face ID system and a new periscope telephoto lens in 2023. It is expected to be the iPhone 15 series. Guo Minchi has previously stated that starting in 2022, Apple plans to ditch cutouts on some iPhones and adopt a “shock” design.

Guo Minchi also said, earlier that at least one high-end iPhone in 2023 would use an under-display fingerprint scanner without a notch and use an accurate full-size display.