According to Jeff Pu, an analyst at Haitong International Securities, the Apple iPhone 14 series has entered the engineering validation test (EVT) phase after undergoing successful early production testing.
Reporting on the Shenzhen shutdown comes from 9to5Mac, which notes that, as was expected, the lockdown has had no effect on the production timeline, as the Foxconn facility in that region only accounts for 10% of total worldwide iPhone manufacturing.
It is necessary to conduct an engineering validation test on the first engineering prototype in order to confirm that the product operates and appears as expected. That suggests that the final specifications and design have been finalised, and based on the reports and leaked designs that have surfaced thus far, the following is what the lineup could look like:
In addition to the notch, the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max will be powered by Apple’s new 4nm A16 Bionic CPU and have pill and hole cut instead of a notch. These models are also expected to have a bigger camera bump in order to fit the new 48MP primary sensor, which might make them the finest camera phones of 2022 if it is released.
It is expected that the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max would be equipped with the A16 chip manufactured in 5nm, the identical front and back designs as the current standard models, and at least 6GB of RAM.
Even though the iPhone 14 Pro’s chip will be built on a new manufacturing method, Jeff Pu has stated that it will have a larger die size than the A15 Bionic chip, which was previously announced. He also anticipates that the beginning pricing of the iPhone 14 will be similar to that of the iPhone 13.
According to an earlier source, because the iPhone 13 small would not be replaced, the starting price for this year’s lineup could be as low as $799 USD.