The iPhone 14 is expected to bring about the most significant changes in years. Here is what we currently know.
Apple’s new iPhones could bring about the most significant changes in years, according to growing rumours about the iPhone 14. As of now, the rumours indicate a slimmer design, a speedier A16 Bionic CPU, an improved primary camera and maybe USB-C for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
There could be major changes to both iPhone 14 Pro and regular iPhone 14 models, with the latter likely to see the most radical changes, as the mini is expected to be replaced by an iPhone 14 Max.
To put it another way, it’s clear why the iPhone 14 is one of our most anticipated smartphones for 2022. iPhone 14 is expected to be Apple’s most popular product in 2022, and here’s what we know so far about what we’d like to see from the company’s upcoming flagships.
the rumoured launch date and pricing of the iPhone 14
We haven’t heard anything about the iPhone 14’s release date yet. On the other hand, if past Apple iPhone launch events are any indication, we may anticipate the iPhone 14 to arrive in September of that year.
iPhone 14 might be unveiled on September 13 and released 10 days later on September 22, according to Apple’s prior trends, however this is just conjecture. Please see our iPhone 14 release date forecast.
Engineering validation testing (EVTs) are taking place on the iPhone 14, which means that the design has been finalised since it was put into trial production in February. The results of these testing will demonstrate whether or not the new models meet Apple’s high expectations.
It’s impossible to say exactly how much anything will cost. This means that the iPhone 14 will likely have the same starting price of $799 (normal) and $999 (Pro). The iPhone 14 Max, which has a 6.7-inch screen, is expected to cost $899. However, there may not be an iPhone 14 small at all.
As a result, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max might cost up to $1,099 and $1,099.
However, LeaksApplePro, a leaker with a decent track record, claims that the prices of three of the four iPhone 14 variants are likely to go up.
Both the basic iPhone 14 and the new iPhone 14 Max are likely to remain at $799. iPhone 14 Pro may cost $1,099 compared to the $999 iPhone 13 Pro, which is $100 more expensive. The price of the iPhone 14 Pro Max is expected to rise to $1,199. With such a large jump in price, the next-generation iPhone 14’s top end will be beyond of reach for most people.
We’ve compiled a list of reasons why you should purchase the iPhone 13 instead of the iPhone 14 if you’re undecided.
We’ve got an early peek at the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, so you can be ready for the most significant changes in a generation.
iPhone 14 Max replacing iPhone 14 mini
Apple issued an iPhone 13 tiny along with the other iPhone 13 models last autumn, despite reports that the iPhone 12 mini had dismal sales. In 2022, Apple is expected to reshuffle its iPhone 14 range, which might spell disaster for the small. In addition to the ordinary 6.1-inch iPhone 14, there may be a bigger iPhone 14 Plus or Max model. This means that there will be two smaller phones and two bigger iPhone 14 phones.
There is also evidence that the iPhone 14 Max will replace the small phone, with merely a larger display and without any of the more expensive premium capabilities, according to leaker Jon Prosser. A bigger, more cheap iPhone may be exactly the thing for die-hard iPhone users, given the current trend towards larger smartphones.
According to yet another anonymous source, there will be two different iPhone 14 models: the normal and the Max. The predicted iPhone 14 Max is a major changer for Apple, and it should make Apple’s rivals anxious, according to our perspective.
In addition to the iPhone 13 mini’s demise, the iPhone 14 is slated to see a slew of new features. All of the most significant changes between the iPhone 13 and 14 have been detailed in our side-by-by-side comparison.
The iPhone 11 will most likely be phased out of Apple’s phone portfolio after the autumn introduction of the iPhone 14. It’s not clear whether the iPhone 13 small and iPhone 12 mini devices will continue to exist.
The iPhone 14’s design
In the words of Jon Prosser and his Front Page Tech video, the iPhone 14 will appear like an iPhone 12 crossed with an iPhone 4. However, a mute button and a trio of circular volume buttons, reminiscent of the iPhone 4, might be included into those sides.
Apple’s rumoured iPhone 14 will have titanium sides and a glass back with a satin-like appearance, with the titanium sides making it stronger and more durable than prior iPhones.
It’s unlikely that the standard iPhone 14 will have a set of cameras flush with its rear panel based on some schematics that show the iPhone 14 Pro models with the raised camera array being even bigger on the iPhone 14 Pro and Ming-Chi Kuo claiming that a larger module is needed to house a 48MP camera.
Rumors about the iPhone 14’s display notch removal have been circulating for some time now. Only the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to have a notch-free display, with a single circular camera cutout and a pill-shaped cutout for Face ID sensors. It’s possible that the display’s bezels have been lowered as well, increasing the illusion of screen size.
Tipsters predict that by 2023, the whole iPhone line will have no notch. However, this is not predicted to happen with the regular iPhone 14.
The Face ID notch near to the front-facing camera is seen in supposed schematics for the iPhone 14 Pro provided by a leaker on Weibo. Initially, it looks to divide us, but this is only the beginning.
MySmartPrice has got CAD renderings of the non-Pro version of the iPhone 14, much like the Pro. Assuming that the iPhone 14 Max will likewise have a 6.7-inch display, we’d expect it to have the same design.
You can see from these images that the iPhone 13 we have presently doesn’t appear all that different. This year’s model has slimmed down its notch and arranged its rear-facing cameras in an odd configuration. As a result, we’re left wondering what the iPhone 14 will really look like.
Claims of iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max schematics leaked by Max Weinbach, who has a long history of leaks. A 0.2mm thicker phone and a greater camera hump are seen in both images. A look at schematics shows that the new iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max will look quite similar to the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. The new hole-punch/pill-shaped cutouts are also shown in these schematics.
A new leak concerning the iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple’s biggest next-generation flagship phone, seems to have spilt a lot of information. Perhaps Apple is going to make the bigger iPhone a slimmer device, or at least one that maximises the amount of screen area on its display without compromising the sensor technology that is necessary for Face ID to work effectively and securely.
You may compare all four iPhone 14 versions in the above Weibo leak to get an idea of how much larger they are expected to be. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro will reportedly have 6.1-inch screens, according to design moulds supposedly provided to case manufacturers, while the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max might have 6.7-inch displays.
In terms of colour choices, a source claims that the present blue will be replaced with a lighter sky blue and a new purple option will be included. It’s difficult to tell how credible that leak was now that it’s been removed.
iPhone 14 display
A 6.1-inch display is expected for the normal iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, while the 6.7-inch display is expected for the iPhone 14 Plus (or iPhone 14 Pro Max) and iPhone 14 Pro Plus (or iPhone 14 Pro). So there will be no more 5.4-inch minis available.
If Shadow Leaks is to be believed, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will sport 6.68-inch screens (rounded up to 6.1 inches) (rounded up to 6.7 inches). In other words, it’s the same design as the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
I hope to see all iPhone 14 models having a 120Hz refresh rate display, either utilising Apple LTPO panel or an advancement of that display technology, given that the 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max already have it.
Speculation has surfaced that the iPhone 14 Max, which may be referred to as the iPhone 14 Plus, would include a 120Hz refresh rate display. Screen manufacturer LG will reportedly take this situation, although the ordinary iPhone 14 has still to acquire a higher refresh rate or stick to 60Hz.
LTPS displays, which run at 60 Hz, are said to be coming to the iPhone 14, according to The Elec. The lack of a fast-refreshing display on the basic iPhone 14 has been corroborated by subsequent supply chain reports.
Another somewhat different rumour claims that the iPhone 14 and 14 Max may feature 90Hz refresh rates.. This would be a step forwards over the iPhone 13 and 13 mini, but it wouldn’t compete with the Pro model’s quicker screens.
Since it was rumoured for the iPhone 13 but never appeared in the most recent iPhone, an always-on display makes sense for the iPhone 14.
Touch ID on the iPhone 14
The reintroduction of Touch ID to the iPhone 14 will be a major upgrade above previous models. Apple’s iPhone 14 is expected to include a fingerprint sensor incorporated under its display, much like those seen on some of the top Android phones.
However, the likelihood of this is still up for debate. A few years down the road, Ming Chi-Kuo thinks there won’t be an iPhone with Touch ID or Face ID. Face ID’s absence would have been a major setback, given the prevalence of masks in today’s society.
Face ID, on the other hand, is now able to detect a person even if they are wearing a mask thanks to iOS 15.4. Because it works so effectively, Apple may have avoided the need for fingerprint-based authentication altogether.
cameras on the iPhone 14.
As the iPhone 14 camera rumours continue to spread, they’re becoming more and more intriguing. One Apple expert Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the iPhone 14 Pro versions would have a 48MP primary sensor, a significant improvement above the 12MP camera in the iPhone 13. Research firm TrendForce, based in Taiwan, confirms that Apple cares about the quality of its primary camera, at least in the company’s Pro devices.
On the contrary, a well-known Apple insider predicts that only the high-end iPhone 14 Pro versions would include a 48MP camera.
A larger primary sensor will be useful regardless of its accuracy. However, an enhanced telephoto lens would be especially welcome, since the iPhone currently falls short of devices like the Samsung Galaxy S21. The Galaxy S21 Ultra’s 10x optical zoom secondary camera is a great idea, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see Apple follow suit.
Periscope-style zoom cameras are being developed by Apple and might be used in the iPhone 14, or at least its Pro variants. However, Ming-Chi Kuo now claims the periscope camera won’t debut until the iPhone 15 in 2023.
Another iPhone 14 camera suggestion from Kuo, this time for the front-facing camera on the iPhone 14. Autofocus and a larger aperture (f/1.9 vs. f/2.2) are expected to be added to the iPhone 14’s front-facing camera. FaceTime conversations will be sharper thanks to autofocus, while selfies taken in low-light will benefit from a larger aperture. All iPhone 14 models, not only the Pro variants, would benefit from the new front camera features.
Battery life and recharge times for the iPhone 14
Only a few snippets of information have been released about the iPhone 14’s probable features. We believe that Apple will create an A-series processor for the iPhone in 2022. The A16 is most likely to be used, and it is expected to provide a significant performance gain over the A15 Bionic in the iPhone 13 in both CPU and graphics.
With an A15 Bionic chip at 5nm, the iPhone 13 is expected to include an A15 Bionic chip from TSMC at 4nm, which would be even smaller and more efficient. However, a new source suggests that TSMC is having an issue creating the smaller chips, which implies the iPhone 14 might remain with a 5nm chipset. It will be an IPhone’s first three years with the same-sized system on chip if that is the case.
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new A16 Bionic processor may only be given to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The A15 Bionic processor will power the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. The A15 will likely stay the fastest smartphone processor for some time, until something happens.
According to LeaksApplePro, the iPhone 14 will be powered by an A15 Bionic rather than enhanced silicon, citing the following statement: “When it comes to non-professional iPhones, Apple is seriously contemplating employing the A15 processor. Apple, on the other hand, intends to refer to it as the A16 chip.”
Another story, citing insiders, claims that the iPhone 14 would feature the same A15 Bionic technology as the iPhone 13 Pro versions from this year. In comparison, teardowns show that the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have 4GB of RAM. So it would be an improvement, but not the one we were expecting; proceed with caution.
Check out our thoughts on what an A16 Bionic chip in the iPhone 14 may mean to you, as analysts weigh in on the advantages.
According to Kuo, all four iPhone 14 models will feature 6GB of RAM, up from 4GB on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 small, according to AppleInsider reports. The Pro versions, on the other hand, are expected to use quicker and more efficient LPDDR 5 RAM, while the entry-level models are expected to employ LPDDR 4X RAM, as is the case with the current iPhone 13 range.
All four iPhone 14 versions will have 6GB of RAM, according to analyst Jeff Pu.
The iPhone 13 series features storage choices starting at 128GB and going all the way up to 1TB for the Pro variants.
An on-board storage capacity of up to 2TB has been rumoured for the iPhone 14. We’re suspicious that an iPhone has the most capacity on a smartphone to date, given that no Samsung phone provides this and they’ve historically been liberal with storage.
The iPhone 14 and 14 Max will have 64GB of storage, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max would have a massive 256GB of storage, according to an analyst note from Jeff Pu. If the iPhone 13 has a 128GB capacity, then the iPhone 13 Plus would have 256GB.
According to GlobalDate analyst Emma Mohr-McClune, Apple might possibly release an iPhone 14 with simply an eSIM. Users who require dual-SIM capabilities, such as businesspeople and international tourists, will see a boost in iPhone sales as a result of the change.
5G and satellite phone connection on the iPhone 14
Following Apple’s purchase of Intel’s modem division, it’s feasible that the iPhone 14 may contain an Apple-made 5G modem. Apple would have greater control over 5G performance and battery life if this were to happen.
Apple is said to be working on a new 5G processor for the next generation of iPhones, which might reduce battery usage while still delivering top-notch performance. It has been reported that TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.) has been granted Apple’s 5G chip orders for the next iPhone 14 series by Taiwan’s Economic Daily News.
Using a 6nm manufacturing method, radio frequency processors might be smaller and use less power while delivering the same performance as larger devices.
Additionally, a smaller 5G processor might allow Apple to include a bigger battery inside the device. As a result, the battery life of the phone might be improved by using the chip mentioned in this article.
Speaking about 5G modems, Qualcomm introduced its new X70 modem at MWC 2022. Because of its late 2022 release date, the new X65 modem, which is predicted to have a significant improvement over the current generation, is unlikely to be included in the iPhone 14.
It’s also worth noting the recent resurgence of an old iPhone rumour that claims that the iPhone 13 can connect with satellite networks so that users may send text messages to emergency services when cellular networks aren’t accessible. Although it was not included in the iPhone 13, rumours currently suggest that Apple will include satellite connection in the iPhone 14 models as part of an effort to improve the emergency capabilities of its phones.
Connecting an iPhone 14 to a USB-C port
Apple ditching the Lightning connector in favour of USB-C has been rumoured for many generations, but the iPhone 14 may finally bring it to fruition. USB-C is expected to be included on both the iPhone 14 Pro and the basic iPhone 14, according to several leaks.
Some of us even believe that USB-C is a need for the iPhone 14 and that the iPhone 14 Pro must address this issue. We’d be delighted if USB-C became the new standard. It’s possible that the EU may compel Apple to adopt USB-C as the industry standard for charging portable devices.
Yet according to LeaksApplePro, USB-C is not featured in the iPhone 14 Pro variants. The leaker, on the other hand, anticipates Apple to continue with Lightning, but to use a USB 3.0-like data transfer speed for the improved version.
The iPhone 14’s software.
The iPhone 14 is expected to debut in the autumn with a new version of Apple’s iOS software if the company follows its usual pattern. It is almost a certainty that iOS 16 will be the next major release of the operating system (unless Apple ditches numbers like it did with macOS).
We haven’t heard anything about Apple’s iOS 16 software upgrades until the company’s annual developer conference, which takes place in June. Apple has already been working on the software front with the release of iOS 15.2 in December, which includes a number of new features for the iPhone.
The iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Pro.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max seem to be in a league of their own, based on all the speculations to yet. As a result, only the pros will be able to provide telephoto zooms once again. In addition, the new iPhone 14 Pros are expected to have in-display Touch ID, which would eliminate the need for a notch in favour of a punch hole.
In addition, a 48MP primary camera is rumoured for the iPhone 14 Pro versions, which would be an improvement above the standard iPhone 14’s 12MP camera. Also, the iPhone 14 Pros might include USB-C connection instead of Lightning. For additional information on the alleged changes between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, check out our side-by-side comparison.
However, Jeff Pu, an analyst for Apple, thinks that all four iPhone 14 models will have a 120Hz display and all four will have 6GB of RAM.
This is our wish list for the iPhone 14:
This year’s iPhone rumours have been rated based on what we think are the most important features for Apple’s autumn devices. But here’s what we’d want to see on the iPhone 14 when it’s released. For those who haven’t heard, here’s what the iPhone SE (2022) reveals about the iPhone 14.
Prosser’s renderings of the iPhone 14 reveal a new and appealing design. This is hardly a major shift in Apple’s design style. It is true that Apple creates some of the best-looking phones on the market, but maybe the iPhone 14 series might include the rumoured iPhone Flip foldable phone.
A notchless display is possible on the iPhone 14, and we hope the reports we’re hearing are true. As long as it doesn’t affect the quality of the images or the accuracy of Face ID, an under-display camera would be welcome.
Even if the iPhone 14 doesn’t include an in-display fingerprint sensor, we believe that Apple will reintroduce Touch ID. A Touch ID sensor, similar to the one on the iPad Air, might be built inside the side-mounted power button.
Enhanced artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities: While Apple’s A-series CPUs have always been powerhouses, we’d like to see them take a more AI-focused approach, similar to what the Google Pixel 6 will accomplish with its Tensor chip in the future. As a result, we may have a smarter, more responsive Siri, as well as smarter features that offer up the info or services iPhone 14 consumers want when they want them.
Better camera: The iPhone 13 Pro Max has one of the greatest cameras on the market, but we hope Apple will keep improving its camera technology and hardware. Even with the Pro Max’s current advantage, there’s not much separating it from competitors like the Google Pixel 6 and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. We hope that Apple’s next-generation phones will have cameras and phone photography experiences that outperform those offered by Android’s competitors. Getting up to speed on the zoom front would also be beneficial.