The iPhone 6 mold lasted for three generations (6, 7, 8)
The iPhone X’s arc border mold also continues for three generations (X, XS, 11Pro series)
The narrow notch of the iPhone 13 is likely to be not used to by everyone, and it will be changed to a “punch screen” design in the next generation.
Recently, a number of foreign media reported that the iPhone 14 series will use a perforated screen design. The famous analyst Guo Mingxi also previously said that the iPhone 14 will abandon the notch design and use a screen with a higher screen-to-body ratio to dig holes.
However, although there are many revelations about the iPhone 14 digging holes, different media have given different revelations in appearance.
It has been revealed that there is a scheme for the iPhone 14 series to only keep a circular cutout on the screen for placing the front camera, while many components previously used to service Face ID, stored in the notch, will be further integrated or hidden under the screen.
However, Guozi believes that this solution is unlikely, and the implementation of Face ID relies on ambient light sensors, distance sensors, infrared lenses, flood cameras and dot projectors.
If only one front lens is left exposed according to this scheme, even if Apple compresses the integrated components, the area occupied under the screen will not be small, so the difficulty of the process is on the one hand.
On the other hand, it will definitely affect the display effect, followed by a decrease in accuracy, and inevitably affect the screen display effect at the top.
Of course, you are also welcome to hit the face, Apple really enlarges the move, to a screen Face ID that does not affect the display effect.
One solution, which Guozi believes is relatively reasonable, is the same slender pill design as the Huawei Mate 40 Pro.
Although it is still very conspicuous, if it combines cost control, process difficulty, aesthetics and other aspects, but also to perfectly implement the Face ID function, this solution is a more balanced choice.
In addition, there was an early revelation that the iPhone 14 series will use an exclamation point design, and one of the components will be carried aside.
But obviously, such an asymmetrical design will make users pay attention to the Face ID module at all times. Although Apple has become more self-defeating in recent years, I don’t think this design is very likely.
Finally, the solution to the appearance of the iPhone 14 is to directly abandon Face ID, return the fingerprint, and integrate it into the switch like the iPad mini 6.
This scheme is in line with the special use environment in which everyone wears masks during the epidemic. The screen-to-body ratio can also be greatly improved. Sounds great, right? But will Apple do that?
Ninety-nine percent is impossible, if 14 really does this, what upgrades will the iPhone take later? The future is still long, and the toothpaste should be squeezed little by little~
Of course, none of the above solutions come out of nowhere, and it is normal for a mature company to design multiple product molds at the same time.
Perhaps Apple first upgraded to an exclamation point designed iPhone, then upgraded to a pill designed iPhone, then upgraded to an iPhone with Face ID under the screen, and finally turned into an iPhone with a fingerprint unlock.
In addition, although the perforated screen looks stable, not all iPhone14 series will be redesigned. It is understood that the iPhone 14 series will probably cut the small and exquisite mini and add a larger Max.
The product line was adjusted from the original iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max to iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max. Two of them have a large 6.7-inch screen with a Max suffix, and the other two are 6.1-inch.
In addition, the iPhone 14 series may use a unified USB-C interface, and the charging speed will also be improved.
The iPhone 14 Pro will be equipped with the 4nm A16, which is about 50% more performance than the previous generation A15, and the standard version may still use the A15.
The iPhone 14 Pro’s lens will also be upgraded to 48 million pixels, with a 1/1.3-inch sensitive area, and support for 8K recording, which can get a clearer imaging effect in this mode.
The two standard cameras will continue the IMX703 and IMX772 of the iPhone 13 Pro.
In addition, the normal version most likely does not support dynamic refresh rate, and the adaptive refresh rate is still exclusive to the Pro series.
As a compensation for cutting the mini model, Apple will bring a new iPhone SE in 2022. The appearance continues the iPhone SE 2, the screen is 4.7 inches, equipped with the A15 chip, supports 5G, and is still a single camera, the rest of the changes are not much, it is expected to be priced at $400, and the battery life performance should not be optimistic.
There is also news for the 2022 MacBook Air, according to Mark Gurman, the M2 chip will be unveiled on this model, and the chip specification is expected to be an 8-core CPU, 9-core or 10-core GPU, while the M1 chip is an 8-core CPU and an 8-core GPU design.
So in the absence of newer process processes and more transistor area, M2 should just be a routine upgrade. According to Apple analyst Guo Mingzhen, the new MacBook Air will offer more colors, similar to the colors of the 24-inch iMac. It is also possible to have a white border and a white keyboard.
The price of Air should not fluctuate much compared with previous years, it is a more affordable and cost-effective model in the Mac family, editing, retouching, portable office are not a word, suitable for new users to get started.
The new Mac mini will also be equipped with the M2 chip. New design with aluminum housing with a Plexiglass-like reflective surface on top.
In addition, Apple will also launch a new Mac Pro this year, but there are two news, one is to continue the previous generation design, equipped with Intel Xeon W-3300 series (IceLake-SP) processor, Arm and X86 are different after all, so Apple’s move may be to slow down in the process of all turning to self-developed chips.
Another news is that the new Mac Pro adopts a new design, smaller size, but the scalability has decreased, equipped with its own self-developed chip, this chip for Mac Pro workstation-level computers will be equipped with a 40-core CPU and a 128-core GPU, power consumption and heating will be much better.
We have seen the power of Apple’s M series chips, M1 Max Apple officially gave a theoretical equivalent to 135w3080M, M1 Max equipped with a 10-core CPU and a 32-core GPU, so the performance of the new Mac Pro must be very powerful.
The iMac will also receive an update, and it is reported that the 2022 iMac looks thinner and lighter, and the colors are still colorful. With the size upgraded to 27 inches, the all-in-one with a large bezel and a small screen will be a thing of the past.
But there are two theories about the screen material, one is to bring the miniLED display and ProMotion technology to the iMac for the first time, and the other is still using the traditional LCD display, but the brightness is 30-40% higher than the previous generation.
In addition, the iMac will come with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage, an HDMI port, an SD card slot and multiple USB-C/Thunderbolt connections. Equipped with Apple’s self-developed chip.
According to Apple’s plan announced in June 2020, Apple will take two years to complete the transition from Intel processing to self-developed chips, and now the time is just right, so these products are expected to appear before WWDC.
With the addition of the Mac book Pro to the notch, the new iPad Pro may also be doomed.
According to the news, the 2022 iPad Pro will further increase the screen-to-body ratio, but will use a notch design. In terms of screen, a double-layer OLED screen is used to improve the brightness and contrast of the screen while further extending the service life.
The new iPad Pro will also use a “large” rear camera module similar to the iPhone 13 Pro, which supports “Pro” level functions such as cinematic mode shooting, macro shooting, and cinema-level stabilization.
There is also news about AirPods Pro that Apple plans to release a new AirPods Pro in 2022. Emphasis will be placed on health tracking and fitness technology.
In addition, the second-generation AirPods Pro will have a more compact design, removing the rod that currently sticks out from the bottom of the AirPods Pro. This could be similar to the Amazon Echo headphones, which feature a stemless design, are completely round and sit inside the user’s ear.
Apple Watch. According to people familiar with the matter, the 2022 fall conference will bring three new designs, abandoning the digital crown, adding a body temperature sensor, achieving additional health and fitness tracking, etc., but at present, these news are just chasing the wind, and interested friends need to continue to pay attention.
Recently, there has been an endless stream of news about major technology companies entering the metaverse. Apple, of course, is also prepared.
According to a research report shared by display analyst Ross Young, Apple’s mixed reality headset, which will launch in 2022, will come with three displays. The configuration of the display will include two micro-OLED displays and an AMOLED panel.
Among them, the micro OLED display may have been developed by Sony specifically for Apple. According to a 4K display of 4,000 pixels per inch previously shown by Sony, Apple may use Sony’s related technology specifically for VR/AR headsets.
In addition, according to Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, Apple’s first VR/AR device will be in this year’s WWDC, equipped with M2 chips, and the rOS operating system designed for the device.
Guozi is most interested in this device, and I look forward to bringing a different experience.
On a trading day in 2022, Apple’s market value rose by 2.5%, breaking through the $3 trillion mark, and the support behind these numbers is these products created by Apple’s brand concept and countless ingenious engineers.
From the very beginning of the iPhone, to the later extension of iPad, AirPods, Apple Watch, the bastion of user experience first has become more and more majestic, and Apple has also become a giant company with a GDP of more than 187 countries.
But at the same time, the high market value can not hide many people complaining that Apple has no innovation, aesthetic regression, high price and so on. Can Apple maintain its edge in future market battles?
In any case, I believe that there is one truth that will never change, that is, to do a good job of the products in hand, serve users well, only in this way, can you earn money and reputation.