NEW DELHI: Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new investor note. As reported by 9to5Mac, Kuo in his new note reveals that will sell a 6.7-inch iPhone for less than $900 (Rs 66,800) in 2022.
The analyst suggests that Apple will launch two low-end 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone models along with two high-end 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch devices in 2022. Kuo also adds that the iPhone lineup for the year 2022 might come with an under-display fingerprint sensor and a wide camera.
These new smartphones will be the successor to the iPhone 13 models which the company is expected to launch this year in September.
Kuo suggests that the 2022 iPhone lineup will be called iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Kuo says that the iPhone 14 Max will come with an affordable price tag making it the lowest ever priced 6.7-inch iPhone.
“We reiterate our previous key specifications forecast for 2H22 iPhone models, namely that Apple will launch two high-end iPhones (6.1″ and 6.7″) and two low- end iPhones (6.1″ and 6.7″) in 2H22,” Kuo said in the note.
“We believe the growth drivers for the new 2H22 iPhones will come from 1) the potential for under-display fingerprint support (using Apple’s own technology), 2) the lowest price ever for a large (6.7″) iPhone (we expect it to be under USD 900), and 3) a wide camera upgrade to 48MP for high-end models,” added Kuo.
This also means that Apple will do away with the mini version of the iPhone. There are chances that the company might not include a 5.4-inch ‘iPhone mini’ in the iPhone 14 lineup.
The company might take this decision due to the lower than expected sales.
Kuo also details that the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max will ditch the notch screen design. Apple might incorporate a punch-hole display in both smartphones.