Everything we know about the iPhone 14 Pro so far is included below.
Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro is expected to revolutionise the iPhone line by introducing a design that is significantly different from the iPhone 13 Pro. Touch ID may be returning, but there have been other other theories floating around as well.
Even though the iPhone 13 Pro is an excellent upgrade over its predecessor, it is not a game-changer. Since the iPhone 11 Pro, the iPhone hasn’t made a huge leap forward.
With the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and the Google Pixel 6 Pro posing fierce competition, it seems that Apple will have to step up its game with the new iPhone 14 Pro. Fortunately, based on the speculations and leaks thus far, Apple’s upcoming Pro model seems to be capable of achieving exactly that.
So far, here’s everything we know and expect to see from the iPhone 14 Pro.
Release date and cost rumours for the iPhone 14 Pro
Naturally, Apple is exceedingly secretive when it comes to the release dates and prices of its next iPhones. Our best guess is that the iPhone 14 will be unveiled in September, based on previous launches.
The newest rumour is that the iPhone 14 series is now in the trial production stage. In the manufacturing process, this is a crucial step. The goal is to finalise a device’s design, calibrate testing machines for quality assurance, and identify any manufacturing process issues that may arise.
The same reasoning can be extended to the iPhone 14 Pro’s price, which is expected to start at $999 like its predecessor. Apple isn’t going to lower the price of its high-end flagship phones (particularly with the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max projected to hold down the $699 and $799 pricing slots) despite certain flagship phones like the Samsung Galaxy S22 starting at $799. While some argue that $999 is an appropriate price for this high-end smartphone, others say it’s too expensive for what you’re getting.
This is a look at the iPhone 14 Pro.
The rumoured leaks from Jon Prosser have led to a series of renderings purporting to demonstrate the iPhone 14 Pro’s upcoming key upgrades.
Unlike the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the iPhone 14 will have its smooth sides, but the camera module is expected to go extinct. Instead, three cameras will be incorporated into the rear of the phone, similar to what we saw on the iPhone 13 series.
In an homage to the iPhone 4, the renderings depict volume buttons. There’s also rumours of using titanium in the iPhone 14 Pro, which would potentially make it more durable and lighter than the previous generation.
In addition to the display notch’s elimination, Prosser’s rendering suggests that Apple will opt with a punch-hole selfie camera. But according to display expert Ross Young, Apple will give a pill-shaped cutout and a punch hole for Face ID, so there will be two cuts.
A Weibo user has shared an apparent schematic of the iPhone 14 Pro’s design. As for the notch, we aren’t convinced this is an upgrade.
A new report from the research group Display Supply Chain Consultants reiterates the case for an iPhone 14 Pro with cutouts for two cameras. However, the normal iPhone will have to wait another year before it receives a notch-free display, which further enhances the attractiveness of turning professional with the next iPhone.
The iPhone 14 is said to include a USB-C connector, which makes sense given how many of Apple’s gadgets currently have USB-C connectivity.
An under-display fingerprint scanner has been rumoured to be a possible comeback of Touch ID. The iPhone 14’s rumoured death of Touch ID makes it unlikely that this feature will be included in the next release of iOS, which is expected to arrive in the fall.
Other than black, white, a light peach, and a dark green render, not much has been hinted regarding the colour possibilities for the iPhone 14 Pro. The dark green image seems promising, but again, it’s merely a render, so we should proceed with caution.
The screen of the iPhone 14 Pro
The dynamic refresh rate display of the iPhone 13 Pro was one of the most significant enhancements. With the usage of an LTPO panel, the screen could swing from a 120Hz refresh rate to as low as 10Hz, which saved battery life.
According to the speculations thus far, we don’t anticipate this to change with the iPhone 13 Pro. However, a newer LTPO screen, like the one in the OnePlus 10 Pro, may be able to enhance power efficiency, as demonstrated in the phone.
The iPhone 14 Pro is expected to have a 6.1-inch display, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max is expected to have a 6.7-inch display.
Cameras on the iPhone 14 Pro
You won’t see a major shift in the number of cameras on the iPhone 14 Pro since the Pro phones are expected to stay with the customary combination of a primary, ultrawide and telephoto camera. That’s hardly a terrible thing, given how often Apple phones appear on our list of the best camera phones.
Apple has utilised 12MP cameras for years, but a single source suggests that the iPhone 14 Pro will have a 48MP primary camera. When it comes to processing light and details, having more megapixels to work with would offer the iPhone 14 Pro greater flexibility. We may have reached a point where the number of megapixels matters once again to Apple’s computational photography.
For the ultrawide camera, no improvements have been announced, although we’d be shocked if some attempt wasn’t made to increase the field of vision and reduce edge distortion.
Apple may be working on a periscope-style zoom camera, which would allow the telephoto lens to obtain a magnification increase. The iPhone 14 Pro is expected to be the first device Apple ship with this new capability. The periscope camera may arrive on the iPhone 15 in 2023, but Apple oracle Ming-Chi Kuo thinks otherwise.
In terms of front-facing camera upgrades, there’s no information at all. However, we’d anticipate a software improvement to improve portrait and low-light images, as well.
Specifications and battery life 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.
As a follow-up to the A15 Bionic, we should anticipate an A16 Bionic processor with increased performance in all areas. The manufacturing node for this device is projected to be reduced from 5nm to 4nm. However, Apple may also make a 5G modem.
For the most part, the A15 Bionic CPU, graphics, and neural processing speed will be much improved on the iPhone 14 Pro. However, don’t be surprised if the iPhone 14 Pro doesn’t have a problem with any work that comes its way.
The iPhone 14 Pro, according to a new leak, would include 8GB of RAM. Onboard RAM might make the iPhone 14 Pro an incredible powerhouse, since Apple’s efficiency strategy has allowed it to accomplish more with less RAM than the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.
However, the newest iPhones are rarely sluggish, so having the additional RAM can be seen as unnecessary. It seems odd to us that all four iPhone 14 versions are expected to include 6GB of RAM, according to analyst Jeff Pu.
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.
Speculation about the battery’s size and capacity is still a mystery. Our battery test on the iPhone 13 Pro, which requires the phone to constantly refresh web pages over a cellular connection to the point of exhaustion, showed that the iPhone 14 Pro would last at least as long as the iPhone 13 Pro. We’d anticipate the iPhone 14 Pro Max to have the same or greater battery life as Apple continues to improve the efficiency of its chips and phones.
The iPhone 14 Pro is expected to employ a new, smaller 5G modem chip for 5G connectivity. It should use less power and have more area for the battery to grow as a result of its reduced size. That would suggest that the iPhone 13’s already amazing battery life might 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. The modem system will be able to employ artificial intelligence to improve a phone’s antenna and better control 5G beams flowing to and from a 5G phone thanks to the chip’s first-of-its-kind 5G AI processor. 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.
outlook for the iPhone 14 Pro
The Pro versions are expected to represent a significant progression of the iPhones we’ve seen over the previous several years, and the iPhone 14 Pro might 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.
The absence of a notch, Touch ID, a larger megapixel count for the primary camera, and a USB-C connector might have a major impact on the iPhone. And that, in turn, would serve as a model for other smartphones hoping to make it into our list of the best phones. Source