Apple Working on Big-Screen iPhone for Less Than $900

Apple is working on a big-screen 6.7-inch iPhone with a price tag lower than $900, according to reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

iphone 12 mini pro max side by side
In a recent note to investors seen by MacRumors, Kuo said that Apple plans to continue with four models in its main ‌iPhone‌ lineup in 2022.

Kuo previously stated that the iPhone 13, destined for this year, will be the final ‌iPhone‌ lineup to feature a 5.4-inch "mini" model. Kuo has now reaffirmed his prediction, saying that the 2022 iPhones will only feature 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch sizes, with two models of each size. This means that there would be 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch model options for both the entry-level "‌iPhone‌ 14" models and the "‌iPhone‌ 14 Pro" models.

In effect, the "‌iPhone 13‌ mini" would be replaced by an "‌iPhone‌ 14 Max," according to Apple's current naming system, but the exact titling of the devices remains to be seen.

Kuo said that the low-end 6.7-inch ‌iPhone‌ may cost less than $900, but could lack certain features such as an under-display Touch ID sensor, which is expected to come to other 2022 ‌iPhone‌ models, to mitigate costs.

The current largest 6.7-inch ‌iPhone‌, the iPhone 12 Pro Max, begins at $1,099, meaning that the "‌iPhone‌ 14 Max" could come in at least $200 cheaper, offering a much more affordable big-screen ‌iPhone‌ for customers that do not need "Pro" features such as the telephoto camera lens.

Top Stories

under display touch id

Kuo: 2022 iPhones May Feature Under-Screen Touch ID

Wednesday June 23, 2021 9:16 am PDT by
Apple may include an under the screen Touch ID sensor for some models of the 2022 iPhones, according to credible Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In an investor note today obtained by MacRumors, Kuo says that Apple plans to have four models in the 2022 iPhone lineup. Kuo had previously stated that the iPhone 13, destined for this year, will be the last iPhone lineup to feature a 5.4-inch...
iphone 12 pro lidar scanner video

Leaker: LiDAR Scanner to Remain Exclusive to iPhone 13 'Pro' Models This Year

Monday July 12, 2021 4:17 am PDT by
Apple looks increasingly unlikely to expand its LiDAR Scanner to the entire iPhone 13 lineup this year, despite some rumors to the contrary. The LiDAR Scanner is a small sensor that uses 3D sensing to measure the distance to surrounding objects up to five meters away. This technology allows for enhanced augmented reality experiences and other unique capabilities, such as the ability to measur...
iphone 13 teal with text

2021 iPhone Rumored to Be Named 'iPhone 13' With Same 'Mini,' 'Pro,' and 'Pro Max' Variants As Last Year

Monday July 5, 2021 2:03 am PDT by
The upcoming 2021 iPhone will be named "iPhone 13" with the naming scheme of "mini," "Pro," and "Pro Max" variants for the entire lineup, according to the Economic Daily News. According to the report, citing sources and "supply chain" checks, Apple plans to market the upcoming iPhones as the "iPhone 13." Furthermore, the report says that Apple will stick with the "mini," "Pro," and "Pro...
120 hz 14 holepunch feature

All iPhone 14 Models May Feature 120Hz ProMotion Displays

Tuesday July 6, 2021 6:41 am PDT by
Apple could offer its ProMotion display technology, which allows for a higher 120Hz refresh rate, across all models of the 2022 iPhone lineup after it's expected to debut the technology in the iPhone for the first time later this year. It's been widely reported that Apple plans to include a 120Hz refresh rate in this year's iPhone 13 lineup, but exclusive to only the high-end iPhone 13 Pro...
iPhone mini wonder feature

iPhone 13 Mini to Be Assembled By Pegatron and Foxconn [Updated]

Monday July 5, 2021 10:19 pm PDT by
Taiwanese Apple supplier Pegatron will remain a major assembler of smaller iPhones and will share orders for this year's forthcoming iPhone 13 mini with Foxconn, claims a new report from DigiTimes. Pegatron has obtained orders for the upcoming 5.4-inch iPhone model, as well as a portion of orders for another upcoming iPhone model that will feature a 6.1-inch display, according to market...
iPhone Ultra Wide AF Feature

Kuo: iPhone 13 Pro Models to Feature Improved Ultra Wide Camera With Autofocus, Compared to Current Fixed-Focus Lens

Sunday June 27, 2021 9:37 pm PDT by
The high-end models of the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup, such as the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, will feature an upgraded ultra-wide camera with autofocus, compared to the current fixed focal ultra-wide camera on iPhone 12 models, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in an investors note obtained by MacRumors. Compared to the current fixed-focus lens on the ultra-wide camera on the...
iphone 13 dummy model lineup

Here's What the iPhone 13 Lineup Will Look Like

Monday July 12, 2021 10:54 am PDT by
Apple's 2021 iPhone models aren't expected to launch until September, but thanks to rumors, CAD drawings, and renderings, we already know what to expect. Dummy models are now circulating, and we got our hands on a set to give MacRumors readers an overview of the leaks that we've been seeing for months now. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. We have dummy models of...
benks iphone 13 models

Chinese Case Maker Shares iPhone 13 Chassis Models on Weibo

Friday July 9, 2021 3:19 am PDT by
Smartphone accessory makers are already busy producing iPhone 13 cases based on chassis models that supposedly give them advance knowledge of how Apple's upcoming flagship devices will be sized, and one brand has taken the unusual decision to publicly share the models they're working off on social media. Well-known Chinese case maker Benks today posted on Weibo images of the models on which...
iphone 12 pro gold

Report: iPhone 14 Pro Models to Feature Tough Titanium Alloy Chassis

Monday July 26, 2021 1:12 am PDT by
Next year's "iPhone 14" series is expected to feature high-end models with a new titanium alloy chassis design, claims a new investors report by JP Morgan Chase. According to the report, the use of titanium alloy will be one of the biggest changes to the case design in the 2022 iPhone series, and Foxconn will be the exclusive manufacturer of the titanium frames for the high-end models....
iphone12cameras

Kuo: 2022 iPhones to Feature 48-Megapixel Camera, 8K Video, and 6.1 and 6.7" Sizes With No 5.4" Mini Option

Tuesday April 13, 2021 10:45 pm PDT by
The upcoming 2022 iPhone lineup will feature two 6.1-inch devices and two 6.7-inch devices, with no mini-sized 5.4-inch iPhone, well-respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note to investors that was seen by MacRumors. Two of the iPhones will be high-end models and two of the iPhones will be lower-end models, similar to the current iPhone 12 lineup. Apple introduced the 5.4-inch...