Apple forecast analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that the tech giant’s iPhone lineup for 2022 will include affordable 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch models, according to 9to5Mac.
And the analyst released a new note saying that Apple will launch the two low-end models along with the 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone 14s next year. Kuo said he expects the affordable 6.7-inch model to cost less than $900. Currently, Apple’s only 6.7-inch phone is the iPhone 12 Pro Max, which will set buyers back at least $1,099, Engadget reports.
In addition to making it easier to access the 6.7-inch iPhone, Kuo expects 2022 models to have fingerprint sensors located under the screen.
Modern iPhones don’t have fingerprint readers anymore, as Apple decided to push FaceID for authentication. A patent application spotted by Patently Apple earlier this year showed that the tech giant is developing TouchID technology under the screen. from the left field.
Kuo also said that the high-end models will come with a 48-megapixel wide-camera upgrade for those willing to pay a premium for what more affordable options don’t offer. iPhone mini 5.4 inches.
According to a Nikkei report in March, Apple cut iPhone 12 mini production during the first six months of the year, and the company will reportedly produce at least 70% fewer units than planned, a sign that the smaller device hasn’t sold well.