Twitter user “ra1ncloud”, who has proven in the past to have access to unreleased iOS versions, has now made an interesting discovery: In an unspecified, Apple-internal pre-release version, ra1ncloud wants not just four, but five motherboards – Identify model numbers:
The numbers D73AP and D73pAP are the 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max – the D72AP and D72pAP are the iPhone 14 without a name suffix and the 14 Max. With the fifth model number, however, it is completely unclear to which model it refers exactly: D72bAP. The beginning of the model number could indicate that it is not a Pro model – because these start with “D73”. The addition “p” seems to identify the larger Max models – but the fifth variant has a “b” at this point.
Is the iPhone mini coming back after all?
Of course, in many places there is immediate speculation that Apple will give the small iPhone mini another chance and will present a new model in the fall. But that’s quite unlikely as iPhone 12 mini and 13 mini sales have fallen well short of Apple’s expectations.
One possibility, however, is that this is a new, cheaper iPhone that is set to replace the third-generation iPhone SE in spring 2023. Apple had to take a lot of criticism for the iPhone SE 3: Although users and the press praised the modern processor, the design and the display are simply no longer up to date.
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