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Apr 12, 2001

A questionable report this weekend from 91Mobiles claims that one of Apple's largest distributors in the Asia-Pacific region is preparing to stock new iPhone and iPad models next month, including a supposed "iPhone 14 mini" and a 10th-generation iPad with a 10.2-inch display, but the information is very likely wrong.


The report comes from Evan Blass, who has accurately leaked countless Android smartphones, shared images of the iPhone 12 and HomePod mini before each was announced, revealed that the fourth-generation iPad Air would feature an A14 chip and a USB-C port, and more. Blass is excellent at what he does, but in this case, the latest information that he received is likely inaccurate for a variety of reasons outlined below.

First, reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and many other sources have reported that the iPhone 14 lineup will not include an iPhone 14 mini. Instead, the lineup is said to consist of two 6.1-inch models (the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro) and two 6.7-inch models (the "iPhone 14 Max" and iPhone 14 Pro Max). It's possible the iPhone 13 mini will remain in Apple's lineup for a lower price for those who prefer a 5.4-inch screen.

Second, while the report claims that the entry-level iPad will stick with a 10.2-inch display, oft-accurate display industry analyst Ross Young said the 10th-generation iPad will feature a larger 10.5-inch display as part of a rumored redesign of the device.

Third, while the report claims that the Apple distributor is preparing to stock new iPad models in September, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman in his newsletter today said he expects new iPads and Macs to be announced at an October event, including the 10th-generation iPad and iPad Pro models with the M2 chip. Gurman said iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura will be released in October, so new iPads and Macs that month would make sense.

Apple is planning to hold its iPhone 14 event on Wednesday, September 7, according to Gurman, so we're only a few weeks away from finding out which new devices are coming and when. Apple has yet to officially announce the event.

Update: 91Mobiles has updated its report and now says the information it received about an "iPhone 14 mini" was "off-base" and that other details outlined in the report "should likewise be viewed skeptically."

Article Link: Sketchy Rumor About 'iPhone 14 Mini' and New 10.2-Inch iPad Likely Wrong [Updated]
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Apr 28, 2003

I know one word / image posts are against forum rules but I am truly thankful that someone is keeping the flame alive for us mini users.
Perhaps ... it's the new iPhone SE with the Touch ID side button and hole punch?! Maybe a secret iPhone Pro mini ... so that they can soften the blow of the $100 price hike of the Pro models? ... Yeah, I'll keep dreaming.
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Sep 21, 2021
How about when everyone last year (including Mark B. and Ming C.) were claiming that the Apple Watch will get flat sides redesign?

Maybe this is the same story. Apple is messing with leakers
Actually no stop making things up. Apple has many designs that it thinks about using. So it’s they are being messed about. One iPhone 10 had Touch ID under the display.
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Sep 21, 2021
Well... what makes an iPhone 14 anyway, when it's also rumoured that they (non-Pro models) will retain last year's
Well... what makes an iPhone 14 anyway, when it's also rumoured that they (non-Pro models) will retain last year's A15 chip?
The iPhone 14 non pro models will have the A15 chip. But ShrimpApplePro says it will still offer more performance over the A15 in the iPhone 13 models. Due to new cellular modem and a new internal design, among other changes. We may see Vapour cooling chamber in the 14 series that will allow the chip to use more power without getting too hot. Right now if you put pressure on your chip Apple throttles down the chip to keep the phone cool.
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