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The new 6.7-inch non-pro "iPhone 14 Max" could be in shorter supply than some of the other iPhone 14 models, according to display panel shipment and production estimates that were provided today by display analyst Ross Young.

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In the period between June and September, the iPhone 14 Pro Max has the highest share of panel production, comprising 28 percent of shipments. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are close behind at 26 percent each, but the iPhone 14 Max trails behind at 19 percent. Production numbers are similar with the iPhone 14 Pro Max accounting for 29 percent of production and the 14 Max accounting for 21 percent of production.

Young says that iPhone 14 Max display panel shipments will "make up a lot of ground in September," which suggests that any initial supply issues at launch should clear up quickly.

During the iPhone 14 development cycle, there were rumors that the new 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max that replaces the 5.4-inch iPhone mini was behind schedule due to lockdowns and production issues. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said at the time that suppliers would work overtime to catch up and that we could see little impact on device availability.

Article Link: iPhone 14 Display Production Weighted Most Toward Pro Max Model, Least Toward Max Model
 

ponzicoinbro

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I will buy the 14 Pro Max with 8K video recording.

I will use this 8K video for FaceTime.

Which means I will be forced every morning to shave, exfoliate, wax my skin and get hair transplants.

No way am I going to film myself on 8K camera unless I look as clean and laser as Max Headroom.
 

1800AirTAG

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I will buy the 14 Pro Max with 8K video recording.

I will use this 8K video for FaceTime.

Which means I will be forced every morning to shave, exfoliate, wax my skin and get hair transplants.

No way am I going to film myself on 8K camera unless I look as clean and laser as Max Headroom.
I will buy the next iPhone released that comes with a flat back :-D
 

CWallace

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I'm upgrading from a 13 Pro Max to a 14 Pro Max because I've always had a Pro Max since it was the only way to get the largest display in the Pro Era.

So I could see most Pro Max customers just going with the Pro Max out of inertia (as I am) and therefore Apple might see the Max as more a "switcher" model for folks coming from large Android phones and therefore sales volumes will be lower than current Max Pro owners upgrading to another Max Pro.
 

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This makes sense... I already bought a 13 Pro in the top configuration. So if I was going to consider upgrading to the 14 at all, going to the "Max" with the larger screen would really be the only sensible move.

Not that I necessarily would even upgrade and spend all that money.... But I think a lot of people would be in the same situation I am. (Bought the smaller screen size 13 Pro and came to regret it a bit -- but was too late to just do an exchange for a Max, so just lived with it.)
 
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JPack

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Same thing with iPhone XR. It wasn't available until late October 2018 and ended up being the best selling smartphone globally in 2019.

Apple knew the XR would sell out no matter what. Same thing with 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max. It's what every mainstream customer wants.

Initial production always leans towards the Pro models for the early adopters and max margin. Who's left standing in January is what counts the most.
 
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ant the ninja

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Has there been any rumors that the pro and pro max will have different features in terms of cameras or anything? I haven't been following as closely as I normally do.
 

B_mark_R

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Well it is the cheaper version of the pro max. The average person is going to look at the pro max at $1200 if its at the rumoured price and then look at the phone that’s $800 and think why should they pay $400 for something that’s the same size.
Because all people care about when spending money is, "what's my monthly payment?" The pro is only a few dollars extra so they will go for it.
 

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I don't understand how so many people want the largest one, even if it's partially inconvenient for the person. Specifically tiny females 5'3" and under trying to use this unwieldy device that is larger than their heads. The .5" screen size difference between the Pro is negligible when you account for the extra weight and size of the Pro Max. Even the regular Pro is almost too big, but I won't sacrifice Pro features for a mini. My hands already start to cramp from holding the 12 Pro for too long because the Pros being made with stainless steel instead of aluminum make them significantly heavier. If I need to do something that requires more screen real estate, .5" isn't much. I would rather jump up to my iPad or computer if that was the case. That was Apple's original issue with going with larger or "hybrid" devices.

I just hope they don't continue the trend of having different features between the Pro and the Pro Max, especially if they are going to add the features to the Pro the following year. It's the same thing with the iPad Pro, but they call both the 11" and the 12.9" iPad Pro. At least the phones have Pro and Pro Max. They should change the name of the iPad Pros to match since the 11" doesn't get the same love that the 12.9" does. It's the only reason I still have a 2018 iPad Pro. I don't like big devices, but that doesn't mean I don't want bleeding edge tech.
 

JPack

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I don't understand how so many people want the largest one, even if it's partially inconvenient for the person. Specifically tiny females 5'3" and under trying to use this unwieldy device that is larger than their heads. The .5" screen size difference between the Pro is negligible when you account for the extra weight and size of the Pro Max. Even the regular Pro is almost too big, but I won't sacrifice Pro features for a mini. My hands already start to cramp from holding the 12 Pro for too long because the Pros being made with stainless steel instead of aluminum make them significantly heavier. If I need to do something that requires more screen real estate, .5" isn't much. I would rather jump up to my iPad or computer if that was the case. That was Apple's original issue with going with larger or "hybrid" devices.

I just hope they don't continue the trend of having different features between the Pro and the Pro Max, especially if they are going to add the features to the Pro the following year. It's the same thing with the iPad Pro, but they call both the 11" and the 12.9" iPad Pro. At least the phones have Pro and Pro Max. They should change the name of the iPad Pros to match since the 11" doesn't get the same love that the 12.9" does. It's the only reason I still have a 2018 iPad Pro. I don't like big devices, but that doesn't mean I don't want bleeding edge tech.

Pretty simple, the 6.7-inch has 20% larger display area than the 6.1-inch model. Battery life is 25% longer. You can't put an iPad in your pocket or handbag and it doesn't have an earpiece.
 

CWallace

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I don't understand how so many people want the largest one, even if it's partially inconvenient for the person.

Screen size is everything for many (myself included).


I just hope they don't continue the trend of having different features between the Pro and the Pro Max, especially if they are going to add the features to the Pro the following year.

I do not know of any feature differences between the Pro and Pro Max, at least with the iPhone 13 and I have not heard of the iPhone 14 Pro Max expected to have any features the Pro will not.


It's the same thing with the iPad Pro, but they call both the 11" and the 12.9" iPad Pro. At least the phones have Pro and Pro Max. They should change the name of the iPad Pros to match since the 11" doesn't get the same love that the 12.9" does.

The 12.9" iPad Pro is a newer generation (5th) than the 11" (3rd), likely to account for the XDR display on the 12.9" model. I would not be surprised if the 12.9" received the XDR display first because it really only benefits content viewing and many prefer the largest screen possible for that (as we have seen with the iPhone vs. iPhone Plus/Max).
 
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blairh

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I'm upgrading from a 13 Pro Max to a 14 Pro Max because I've always had a Pro Max since it was the only way to get the largest display in the Pro Era.

So I could see most Pro Max customers just going with the Pro Max out of inertia (as I am) and therefore Apple might see the Max as more a "switcher" model for folks coming from large Android phones and therefore sales volumes will be lower than current Max Pro owners upgrading to another Max Pro.
I think many previous Pro Max owners will opt for the Max this time. It will be cheaper and lighter than the 14 Pro Max.
 
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