Leaked iPhone 14 case schematics indicate the iPhone mini is dead

Apple's tiny iPhone likely won't make an appearance in 2022

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It looks like the iPhone mini line’s days are numbered.

This shift in the upcoming iPhone line’s size lineup has been long rumoured, but now, more fuel has been added to the rumour fire. Schematics leaked by a user on Weibo, a notable China-based social media platform, show off the rumoured iPhone 14 line’s case design.

Backing up several previous rumours, there are two 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhones, but no 5.4-inch iPhone mini. Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro models appear to feature three lenses and a LiDAR scanner, just like the iPhone 13 Pro/Pro Max, while the iPhone 14 offers two lenses, like the iPhone 13/13 mini.

The Weibo user also goes on to say the iPhone 14 Pro features a front-facing shooter with an “exclamation point camera design” similar to Samsung’s Galaxy S series, according to 9to5Mac. On the other hand, the rumoured iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will still feature the now-familiar display notch. This corroborates earlier rumours from often-reliable TF International Securities Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo citing the shift in size and the addition of a new A16 chip.

In the past, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has also reported that at least some of Apple’s iPhone 14 devices will feature a front-facing hole-punch camera.

Apple’s iPhone 14 line will likely be revealed this fall during the tech giant’s annual fall hardware event.

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Source: @ShrimpApplePro Via: 9to5Mac