iOS 14 leak reveals budget ‘iPhone Max’ with larger display


The iPhone 8 Plus could be replaced with a budget iPhone Max.
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The 4.7-inch budget iPhone supposedly coming soon will be joined by a larger version, according to information found buried in a leaked version of iOS 14.

The new model could replace the iPhone 8 Plus in Apple’s lineup.

Bigger budget iPhone

Mention of a larger version of the new entry-level device was discovered in iOS 14 by 9to5Mac. And some details of this device were included, too.

iOS 14 allegedly indicates both the smaller and larger versions will run on an Apple A13 Bionic processor, the same as in the iPhone 11 series. And they’ll have Touch ID in a Home button, not Face ID.

However, there wasn’t enough information to reveal specific screen sizes. But these might have already leaked out. Previous unconfirmed reports have indicated that the base version of this upcoming handset will have a 4.7-inch screen, just as the iPhone 8 does. And this isn’t the first leak about a larger model to come light. Digitimes said back in January there’d also be a version “featuring a 5.5- or 6.1-inch LCD display.”

Earlier reports have indicated it will have 3GB of RAM, a single-lens camera, and support wireless charging.

Rumors most often call this either the iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2. But one report said that rather than attach a number or other additional indicator, this budget handset could be called simply “iPhone.”

Could be a wait for the budget iPhone Max

The 4.7-inch version of the budget iPhone is expected soon. It could have been this month, but problems related with the COVID-19 outbreak supposedly pushed back the release.

Information supposedly found in iOS 14 doesn’t indicate anything about a release date for the iPhone Max. But the earlier report about this larger version said it won‘t launch until near the end of 2020.


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