iPhone 14 Pro early rumors — so far as we’ve uncovered

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Everything we’ve learned so far about the iPhone 14 Pro is summarised here.

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Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro is expected to include a design that differs significantly from the iPhone 13 Pro, possibly shaking up the iPhone lineup. Touch ID may be returning, but there have been other other theories floating around as well.

Even while the iPhone 13 Pro is an excellent advance over its predecessor, it is hardly a game-changer. Since the iPhone 11 Pro, the iPhone hasn’t made a major jump forwards.

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There’s no doubt that Apple will have to up its game to compete with the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra and the Google Pixel 6 Pro. As far as we know, Apple’s next Pro model seems to be capable of achieving precisely that, as seen by the many leaks and reports. And it’s possible that the iPhone 14 Pro will be very distinct from the other iPhone 14 variants.

So far, here’s what we know and what we want to see from the iPhone 14 Pro.

Release date and cost rumours for the iPhone 14 Pro

When it comes to the release dates and prices of Apple’s next iPhones, it’s no surprise that the company is exceedingly tight-lipped. However, based on recent launches, we believe the iPhone 14 series will be released in September.

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The iPhone 14 might be unveiled on Tuesday, September 13 and released ten days later, on Tuesday, September 22. This is only conjecture, of course, based on Apple’s historical trends. For additional information, check out our iPhone 14 release date prediction page.

Last month, it was reported that Apple will be doing engineering validation testing (EVT) on all iPhone 14 models, including the Pro. This would indicate that the design of the four phones believed to be in the range has been finalised, ideally incorporating all of the rumours we’ve been hearing about the range’s design.

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According to LeaksApplePro, the price of three of the four iPhone 14 versions is expected to rise, but that’s just speculation.

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This would mean that the iPhone 14 Pro would cost $1,099 out of the gate, a $100 increase above the current iPhone 13 Pro’s starting price of $999. The price of the iPhone 14 Pro Max might rise to $1,199 in the near future. Anyone expecting to get their hands on a high-end version of the iPhone 14 will be stinging their wallets with this price increase.

Watch for the largest changes in years as we take a first peek at our early look at Apple’s new iPhone 14 versus iPhone 14 Pro models.

Pro design for the iPhone 14

The rumoured leaks from Jon Prosser have inspired a series of renderings that seem to indicate significant modifications to the next iPhone 14 Pro.

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Three cameras are flush with the iPhone 14 Pro’s rear in Prosser’s renderings. Contrary to what some rumours claim, the iPhone 14 Pro versions seem to resemble a much like their predecessors, the iPhone 13, in certain schematics. For the first time, the iPhone 14 Pro has a raised camera array, and it’s even larger than the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The new phones are also believed to be 0.2 millimetres thicker.

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A larger camera module has also been said to be in the works. Reliable Apple expert Ming-Chi Kuo said that this is because a bigger module is required to house the 48MP camera. To better match the new module’s curved edges, a fresh rumour indicates that iPhone 14 Pro (but not the Pro Max) corners will be rounded.

The controversial display notch has also been said to be removed from the iPhone 14 Pro’s design. Display expert Ross Young predicts that Apple will provide two cutouts for Face ID: a pill-shaped cutout and a punch hole.

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A Weibo user has shared an apparent schematic of the iPhone 14 Pro’s design. We’re not sure whether it’s a better option than the notch.

There were reports of CAD renderings of the iPhone 14 Pro Max released by VNchocoTaco, also known as ShrimpApplePro. According to the leaker, the new Pro Max will have thinner bezels and be somewhat broader and deeper than the previous model. This information has subsequently been confirmed by IceUniverse in another leak. On the front of the display, ShrimpApplePro revealed a little pill-shaped cutout adjacent to the camera punch hole in an up-close render.

Display Supply Chain Consultants, an analysis organisation, has once again emphasised the possibility of an iPhone 14 Pro with cutouts for two cameras. In contrast, the normal iPhone will have to wait a full year before it has a notch-free display, which significantly enhances the attraction of the next iPhone.

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One more set of CAD renderings has shown us what the iPhone 14 Pro may look like without a notch, and it’s rather nice. There’s something oddly lopsided about the design, yet it’s still unique.

We can see the overall effect of all the design modifications in various iPhone 14 mock-ups published by Alibaba and Alibaba. The larger camera module on the iPhone 14 models means that iPhone 13 Pro cases will not fit the iPhone 14 Pro, according to Macotakara. This is due to the larger camera module on the iPhone 14 models.

An under-display fingerprint scanner has been rumoured to be a possible comeback of Touch ID. However, it’s too early to tell whether or not this is really possible. A few years down the road, Ming Chi-Kuo thinks there won’t be an iPhone with Touch ID or Face ID. This would have been a real letdown, since an alternative to Face ID is really useful in these mask-wearing days.

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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. Since it works so effectively, it’s possible that Apple has eliminated the requirement for fingerprint biometrics altogether.

One leak has addressed the iPhone 14 Pro’s colour possibilities, however it has since been erased. An unnamed source in China claims that a deep purple hue will join the existing Graphite, Silver, and Gold Pro iPhone colours for 2017.

iPhone 14 Pro with USB-C

The iPhone 14 Pro is said to contain a USB-C connection, which makes sense given how many of Apple’s current products support the connector. The most current speculations, on the other hand, indicate that Apple will continue with Lightning rather than USB-C, but instead use new Lightning connectors with USB 3.0 data transfer speeds. These developments coincide with the EU’s plans to make USB-C the industry standard charger for mobile devices.

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The inclusion of USB-C on the iPhone 14 Pro may be a deal-breaker for certain buyers. As a result, the Lightning connection is one of the iPhone’s most problematic design flaws. This might make charging your phone very tough. In the end, Apple is unlikely to forsake Lightning because of how well entrenched the standard and its accessory ecosystem are.

The display on the iPhone 14 Pro is better than ever.

The dynamic refresh rate display of the iPhone 13 Pro was one of the most significant enhancements. In order to preserve battery life, the screen could move from 120Hz to 10Hz when a rapid refresh rate was required, thanks to the LTPO panel.

This isn’t likely to change with the iPhone 13 Pro, based on the information we’ve received thus far. Another option that might enhance battery efficiency is to use an advanced LTPO panel, such as that seen in the OnePlus 10 Pro.

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The iPhone 14 Pro is expected to have the same 6.1-inch display as its predecessor, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max is expected to keep the same 6.7-inch display as its predecessor. For the iPhone 14 Pro, a report from Shadow Leak claims that will be available in the same display sizes as the iPhone 13 Pro.

Cameras on the iPhone 14 Pro

When Apple comes to cameras, the iPhone 14 Pro isn’t expected to make much changes from its predecessors, which had a primary, ultrawide, and telephoto lens. That’s hardly a terrible thing, given how often Apple devices appear in our top camera phone rankings.

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One report, however, suggests that the iPhone 14 Pro would include a 48MP primary camera, which would mark a significant departure from Apple’s long-standing usage of 12MP sensors. When it comes to processing light and details, having more megapixels to work with would definitely offer the iPhone 14 Pro more options; we may be at a moment when megapixels matter once again to Apple.

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Standard iPhone 14 models are anticipated to keep their 12MP cameras, according to a reliable Apple source. Only Pro versions are expected to gain a 48MP primary camera.

We’d be amazed if the ultrawide camera didn’t get a boost in terms of field of vision and a reduction in edge distortion.

An Apple patent suggests the corporation is working on a periscope-style zoom camera, so a zoom increase for the telephoto lens is possible. Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro is the most likely place to find this new capability. The periscope camera may arrive on the iPhone 15 in 2023, but Apple oracle Ming-Chi Kuo thinks otherwise.

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Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has provided one of our earliest rumours regarding the iPhone 14’s front-facing camera, and it’s applicable to both the iPhone 14 Pro variant and the basic one. In order to enhance FaceTime calls, Kuo expects the front camera to have focusing. According to the expert, the iPhone 14 would have a bigger aperture of f/1.9, compared to the current iPhone’s f/2.2, which might aid low-light photography.

specifications and longevity of the iPhone 14 Pro

iPhone 14 Pro’s specifications have not been confirmed, although it isn’t unusual for a new model to feature an upgraded processor, as is the case with every new iPhone.

We may anticipate an A16 Bionic chip to follow the A15 Bionic, with increased performance across the board. An upgrade to a 4nm manufacturing node is envisaged for that chip. Apple’s 5G modem might possibly be built by the company itself.

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As a result, the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to deliver a significant increase in CPU and graphics performance over the A15 Bionic. Even if the ordinary user doesn’t perceive the difference, the iPhone 14 Pro is more than capable of handling any work.

However, according to Kuo, the A16 Bionic will only be used in iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max models, while the iPhone 14 is expected to remain on the A15. Apple has never done this before, since new iPhones have always come with improved silicon. Shadow Leak’s second disclosure confirms this. Apple’s supply chain may have been affected by the chip shortages of the last two years, but this is only conjecture at this moment.

If that isn’t enough to confuse you, subsequent reports indicate that the iPhone 14 will be powered by the same A15 Bionic processor that powers this year’s iPhone 13 Pro versions. It has 6GB of RAM, whereas the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have 4GB, according to teardowns. It’s an improvement, but it’s not a whole processor change, so the iPhone 14 Pro has an edge over the ordinary model in terms of attractiveness.

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According to a new leak, Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro will include 8GB of memory. Because of Apple’s focus on efficiency, the iPhone 14 Pro might become an incredible powerhouse if it had more RAM than Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra.

However, the latest iPhones are rarely sluggish, so adding the additional RAM can be considered as overkill. Analyst Jeff Pu, on the other hand, predicts that all four iPhone 14 models will feature 6GB of RAM.

The iPhone 14 Pro is expected to feature a storage capacity of up to 1TB, however there have been no confirmed speculations about this yet.

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Rumors about the battery capacity or size have not yet surfaced. In our battery test, in which we repeatedly push the phone to refresh web pages over a cellular connection until it dies, we’re optimistic that the iPhone 14 Pro will equal or even beat the 11 hours and 42 minutes the iPhone 13 Pro managed. The iPhone 13 Pro Max lasted for 12 hours and 16 minutes on a single charge, so we may anticipate the iPhone 14 Pro Max to perform the same, if not better, with Apple’s improved processor and phone efficiency.

As for 5G, we predict a smaller 5G modem chip in the iPhone 14 Pro. It should use less power and have more area for the battery to grow as a result of its reduced size. That means that the iPhone 13’s already amazing battery life may be boosted even more.

Unfortunately, it seems that Qualcomm’s latest 5G technology, the Snapdragon X70, will not be available for the iPhone 14 Pro. Artificial intelligence may be used to better control 5G beams coming from and going to a 5G phone by using the chip’s 5G AI processor, which is the first of its type. Qualcomm estimates that mmWave-based 5G networks, such as those in stadiums and arenas, would benefit most from AI, although AI can also assist control sub-6GHz 5G signals.

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The iPhone 14 Pro may possibly be able to connect to satellite networks in addition to its cellular and Wi-Fi capabilities. In the buildup to last year’s iPhone 13 launch, that feature initially appeared; although it didn’t arrive in time for those phones, trustworthy tipsters suggest that emergency satellite communications are a possibility for the iPhone 14 models. Text messages sent to emergency services through satellite networks are meant to notify them to your position while you’re in an area with poor cellular or Wi-Fi coverage.

The iPhone 14 Pro’s future is looking bright.

As a true development of iPhones we’ve seen in recent years, we expect the iPhone 14 to be the phone many of us have been waiting for. This new generation of iPhone isn’t likely to be a complete departure from the iPhone 13 and iPhone 12, but we believe it will set the foundation for future generations of iPhones. And now that the iPhone SE (2022) has been out, here’s what the iPhone SE tells us about the iPhone 14, which was released in 2012.

With no notch, Touch ID fingerprint recognition, a larger megapixel count for the primary camera, and a USB-C connector, the iPhone as we know it might be completely reimagined. As a result, other smartphones would have to follow suit if they want to be included on our best phones list.

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