Apple’s iPhone 14 range has been tipped to drop a mini model and replace it with the so-called iPhone 14 Max. This would essentially be a standard iPhone 14 but with a larger 6.7-inch display, so users could get a big-screen iPhone experience without splashing the cash on an iPhone Pro Max model. And some people are hyped for it. 

In fact, Tom’s Guide content director Mark Spoonauer has even said it could be the phone of the year. Now, I have a lot of time for Spoonauer’s opinions and hot takes, not least of all because he’s my boss, but I simply don’t agree with him here. I think the iPhone 14 Max is being overhyped and will pale in comparison to the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max for a few good reasons.