What you need to know
- Case schematics of the iPhone 14 have reportedly been leaked online.
- The schematics show the entire iPhone 14 lineup.
- It shows that Apple may be dropping the iPhone mini for a larger regular iPhone.
Newly leaked schematics, if accurate, would spell the end of the mini iPhone.
As reported by 9to5Mac, a user on Weibo posted a photo of what they claim to be leaked schematics of the upcoming iPhone 14 lineup. The schematics, if accurate, show that Apple is set to drop the iPhone mini in favor of a Max-sized regular iPhone for this year's lineup.
The user also said that, while the regular iPhone 14 and iPhone 14...Max will keep the current notch, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will adopt a new pill and hole design on the front display.
While it's unclear and currently impossible to know if the schematics are actually leaked from Apple's suppliers, they certainly line up with the rumors so far.
It sounds like we are about to say goodbye to the iPhone mini. If so, we must all hope that the next iPhone SE adopts the design and size of Apple's small but mighty iPhone.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.