This is all we know so far about the iPhone 14 Pro.
iPhone 14 Pro, Apple’s next iPhone, is expected to represent a major departure from the iPhone 13 Pro in terms of appearance. Everything from the demise of the notch to Touch ID’s comeback has been mentioned in the rumours so far.
As impressive as the iPhone 13 Pro is, it’s hard to argue that it’s a slam dunk above the previous generation. Since the iPhone 11 Pro, there hasn’t been a significant advancement in the iPhone lineup as a whole.
When it comes to the iPhone 14 Pro, it seems that Apple will have to bring its A-game due to fierce competition from the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra and Google’s Pixel 6 Pro. Fortunately, if recent leaks and speculations are to be believed, Apple’s next Pro model may accomplish exactly that. There may be some significant variations between the iPhone 14 Pro and the other iPhone 14 variants.
So far, here’s everything we know and expect to see from the iPhone 14 Pro.
The rumoured release date and pricing of the iPhone 14 Pro.
The release date and pricing of Apple’s new iPhones are among the most closely guarded secrets in the tech industry. However, based on recent launches, we believe the iPhone 14 series will be released in September.
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. For additional information, check out our iPhone 14 release date prediction page.
Engineered validation testing (EVT) for all iPhone 14 models, including the Pro, was expected to begin in late March, according to reports. This would indicate that the design of the four phones believed to be in the range has been finalised, including all the speculations we’ve heard.
Three of the four iPhone 14 versions are said to be seeing price hikes, according to leaker LeaksApplePro, although this is just a rumour.
According to the rumour mill, the iPhone 14 Pro’s starting price would be $1,099, which is $100 more than the iPhone 13 Pro. The price of the iPhone 14 Pro Max is expected to rise to $1,199. Anyone expecting to get their hands on the high-end next-generation iPhone 14 will feel the pinch of this somewhat considerable increase in the device’s debut pricing.
Don’t forget to take a peek at our first impressions of the iPhone 14 versus iPhone 14 Pro.
Pro design for the iPhone 14
According to tipster Jon Prosser, secret information has led to a series of renderings that show the iPhone 14 Pro in a new light.
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. As with the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max, the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to include a larger, higher-resolution camera array, as well as a thicker body (up to 0.2mm).
It’s also possible that the camera module may increase larger, according to some rumours. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is well-known for his accuracy, believes that this is because a 48MP camera requires a bigger module. 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.
A Weibo user has shared an apparent schematic of what the iPhone 14 Pro design would look like. We’re not sure whether this is a better option than the notch.
More credibility to these speculations was provided by what looks to be a leaked supply chain picture displaying the display panels for all four iPhone 14 versions.
Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max seem to have a mix of a pill-shaped cutout and a punch-hole camera or sensor in place of the display notch, while the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max are expected to retain the notch.
An analyst and research group Display Supply Chain Consultants has once again pushed the concept of a dual-camera iPhone 14 Pro. If you want a notch-free display on your next iPhone, you’ll have to wait another year for the regular model, which makes it even more appealing.
One more set of CAD renderings has shown us what the notch-free iPhone 14 Pro may look like so far. Despite its asymmetrical appearance, the design is undeniably Apple-esque.
Alibaba and Macotakara’s mock-ups of the iPhone 14 are the greatest places to get a sense of what all the design changes mean. Macotakara says that iPhone 13 Pro covers won’t fit the iPhone 14 Pro due of the larger camera module on the front of the phone.
Touch ID was rumoured to be returning as an under-display fingerprint scanner in the early going. However, it’s too early to tell whether or not this is indeed a possibility. According to Ming Chi-Kuo, an analyst at KGI Securities, there won’t be a Touch ID or Face ID under-display iPhone for a few more years. As a mask-wearing time of year, it would have been upsetting if Face ID wasn’t an option.
The new Face ID in iOS 15.4 is able to identify a genuine user even if they are wearing a mask. Since it works so effectively, it’s possible that Apple has eliminated the requirement for fingerprint biometrics altogether.
Only one leak has mentioned the iPhone 14 Pro’s colour possibilities, and it has since been removed. Another colour choice is expected to be added this year: dark purple, according to an anonymous Chinese leaker.
USB-C port on the iPhone 14 Pro
Several Apple products currently have USB-C ports, so it would make sense if the iPhone 14 Pro also had USB-C connection, according to reports. 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. USB-C chargers for mobile devices like smartphones are moving closer to becoming the norm in Europe.
Having USB-C on the iPhone 14 Pro, for certain individuals, would be a must. In reality, the Lightning connection is the most problematic aspect of the iPhone, since it is prone to failure. As a result, charging your phone may be quite tough. In the end, Apple is unlikely to forsake Lightning because of how well entrenched the standard and its accessory ecosystem are.
Display of the iPhone 14 Pro
Apple’s new iPhone 13 Pro has an improved 120Hz dynamic refresh rate display. In order to preserve battery life, the screen might reduce its refresh rate from 120Hz to as low as 10Hz when using an LTPO panel.
This isn’t likely to change with the iPhone 13 Pro, based on the speculations we’ve heard so far. A next-generation LTPO panel, like the one seen in the OnePlus 10 Pro, might help increase battery efficiency in the long run.
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. It seems, based on a Shadow Leak report, that Apple will offer the iPhone 14 Pro with the same display sizes as the iPhone 13 Pro.
Cameras on the iPhone 14 Pro
The number of cameras on the iPhone 14 Pro isn’t expected to vary much, since the Pro models are expected to stay with the traditional setup of a primary, ultrawide, and telephoto lens. Considering how often Apple phones appear on our list of the best camera phones, that’s not a bad thing at all.
However, a single source suggests that the iPhone 14 Pro would have a 48MP primary camera, a significant upgrade over the 12MP sensors Apple has been using for years. Apple’s computational photography is among the finest in the world, but having more megapixels to work with might offer the iPhone 14 Pro greater flexibility when it comes to processing light and details; we could be at a period when megapixels matter once again to Apple..
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.
Even though the ultrawide camera hasn’t received any mention of improvements, we wouldn’t be shocked if some work was done to enhance the field of view and reduce any visible vignetting.
An Apple patent suggests the corporation is working on a periscope-style zoom camera, so a zoom increase for the telephoto lens is possible. The iPhone 14 Pro would be the first iPhone to provide such a function. The periscope camera may arrive on the iPhone 15 in 2023, but Apple oracle Ming-Chi Kuo thinks otherwise.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the front camera of the iPhone 14 will be the same on the Pro and regular versions. When it comes to FaceTime calls, Kuo believes that the front camera will 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.
Battery life and specifications for the iPhone 14 Pro
No concrete speculations exist about the specifications of the iPhone 14 Pro, although any new model, as with every new iPhone, is almost certain to include an enhanced processor.
We should anticipate an A16 Bionic processor to follow the A15 Bionic, with enhanced performance on all fronts. A 4nm manufacturing node is planned to be used for the chip. It’s also possible that Apple may release a 5G modem in the near future.
For the most part, the A15 Bionic CPU, graphics, and neural processing speed will be much improved on the iPhone 14 Pro. Even if the ordinary user doesn’t perceive the difference, the iPhone 14 Pro is more than capable of handling any work.
Weirdly, according to Kuo, the A16 Bionic will only be found in the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, while the iPhone 14 will continue to use the A15 processor. This would be a first for Apple, which has traditionally included updated silicon in its new iPhones. Another Shadow Leak release confirms this. Apple’s supply chain may have been affected by the recent chip shortage, although this is only conjecture at this point.
Newer reports indicate that the iPhone 14 will employ the same A15 Bionic processor that powers this year’s iPhone 13 Pro models, making the situation even more puzzling for Apple fans. In comparison, teardowns show that the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have 4GB of RAM. So there would be an upgrade of sorts, but not in the same way as a complete processor update, which would add to the attraction of the iPhone 14 Pro above the ordinary model.
According to a new leak, the iPhone 14 Pro will include 8GB of RAM. 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.
Because the existing iPhones aren’t very sluggish, adding more RAM can seem unnecessary. Analyst Jeff Pu, on the other hand, thinks that all four iPhone 14 versions will include 6GB of RAM.
The iPhone 14 Pro’s capacity is expected to increase to at least 1 terabyte, although there are no concrete rumours at this time.
Speculation about the battery’s size and capacity is still a mystery. Even though the iPhone 13 Pro’s battery lasted for 11 hours and 42 minutes in our battery test, we are certain that the iPhone 14 Pro will equal or surpass that time. After the iPhone 13 Pro Max lasted for 12 hours and 16 minutes, the iPhone 14 Pro Max should be able to accomplish the same or better, thanks to improvements to the processor and phone efficiency on the part of Apple.
In terms of 5G, we anticipate the iPhone 14 Pro to make use of a new, more compact 5G modem chip. In theory, a smaller size means less power consumption and more space for the battery to grow into. That means that the iPhone 13’s already amazing battery life may be boosted even more.
Qualcomm’s new 5G CPU, the Snapdragon X70, may not be able to benefit from the iPhone 14 Pro’s advances. One of the first of its type in a modem chip, the 5G AI processor should enable the modem’s optimisation of an antenna and improved management of 5G beams travelling to and coming from a 5G phone. Qualcomm believes that mmWave-based 5G networks, such as stadiums and arenas, would be especially valuable, but AI can also assist control sub-6GHz 5G transmissions.
The iPhone 14 Pro may be able to connect to satellite networks in addition to cellular and Wi-Fi networks. 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. Using satellite networks, you can send location-alerting text messages to emergency agencies while you’re not near a cell tower or Wi-Fi hotspot.
A peek at the iPhone 14 Pro
For many people, the iPhone 14 Pro is the phone they’ve been waiting for, since the Pro variants are predicted to deliver a significant upgrade over previous generations of iPhones. Apple is expected to debut a new design language and features that will serve as a template for future generations of iPhones, and this forthcoming iPhone is expected to be the first to do so. So here’s what the iPhone SE (2022) tells us about the iPhone 14 now that it’s available.
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. And that, in turn, would serve as a model for other smartphones hoping to make it into our list of the best phones.