This year, the announcement of the next-generation iPhone has been delayed. The exact release date has not yet been announced. But, this does not prevent insiders and analysts from putting forward their own versions of the development of events.
iPhone 12 mini performance may disappoint due to the Apple B14 chip
Among the most frequently heard dates for the alleged presentation of the iPhone 12 is called October 13. Although there are those who believe that Apple is superstitious and is unlikely to arrange the event on the 13th, so they are waiting for the announcement of the new products on October 20.
It is expected that among the new products there will be a place for the smallest iPhone, which can be called the iPhone 12 mini, and it will receive a 5.4-inch screen. This model has a chance to become the best-selling smartphone in the new series of Apple devices. Some cite a weaker chipset than the other members of the iPhone 12 line as a cost-cutting factor.
For example, network whistleblower @MauriQHD claims that Apple has created a mid-range B14 chip. Allegedly, its appearance was the result of the company’s desire to minimize the price tag and offer an affordable model. In fact, they took the Apple A14 Bionic as a basis, but “tightened” the frequency of the cores. It is possible that the iPhone 12 mini will not be the only smartphone of the company where the new chip will find its use. It may well be installed in the upcoming iPhone SE Plus also.
Apple B14 chip
They have a midrange chip ready 👀
idk if its the battery-saving-but-less-powerful A14 i´ve leaked before, or a whole new chip
for the iPhone 12 Mini maybe? SE2 Plus? SE3? idk
i´ve had it for months
but #AppleEvent in 14 hours.. cant risk it
— Mauri QHD (@MauriQHD) September 15, 2020
iPhone 12 Mini coming with a 5.4-inch OLED display
If you’re an Apple enthusiast, then you’ll maybe living the strangest of September. It’s a very unusual month for a very unusual year in light of the ongoing pandemic. The fact is, that all fans waiting for an iPhone release this month will have to wait until October as the company couldn’t finish the new smartphones in time for the usual schedule. We have been waiting for a new set of iPhone 12 devices and now, there’s some light for the upcoming small model with 5.4-inch.
According to some previous leaks, the smallest iPhone will be called the “iPhone 12 Mini”. Interestingly enough, the leakster states that the device previously called “iPhone 12 Max” will now launch as “iPhone 12”. As we can see, Apple is moving down the smartphones by introducing a new naming scheme for the smallest device. It’s not a big surprise, after all, the company is planning four new devices for this year’s release. For that reason, the company is introducing the fourth device with a new name.
12 Pro Max
— 有没有搞措 (@L0vetodream) September 21, 2020
Worth noting that the “Mini” naming is not entirely new for the Cupertino-based firm. It already uses the Mini in the iPad and Mac computer lineups. The company even unveiled iPod Mini models in the past. So it’s not so shocking to see an iPhone 12 Mini, even though this suffix has taken several years to reach the smartphone lineup. The company will likely keep the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max suffixes for the upcoming models with 6.1-inch and 6.7-inches. These names were introduced last year with the iPhone 11 lineup.