The iPhone 14 could be the most significant redesign in years. Here’s what we’ve learned thus far.
The iPhone 14 rumours are gaining traction, and Apple’s next iPhones are expected to be the most significant in many years. Leaks thus far indicate a slimmer design, a speedier A16 Bionic CPU, a sharper new primary camera, and the likely reintroduction of Touch ID.
There might be major changes to both iPhone 14 Pro and normal iPhone 14 models, with the latter likely to receive the most drastic changes, since the small is anticipated to be replaced by an iPhone 14 Max.
To put it another way, the iPhone 14 is one of our most anticipated smartphones of 2022. So far, the iPhone 14 has been rumoured to be the most anticipated Apple product of 2022, and we’ve put up a list of things we’d want to see in the next generation.
Date and pricing predictions for the iPhone 14
There’s been no word on when the iPhone 14 will be available. Based on prior iPhone launch dates, we may anticipate the iPhone 14 to be unveiled in September 2022 at the latest.
Since the iPhone 14 was put into trial production in February, the current rumour claims, it has undergone engineering validation testing (EVTs). The results of these testing will demonstrate whether or not the new models meet Apple’s high expectations.
As far as the price is concerned, it’s impossible to forecast. It’s safe to say, though, that the iPhone 14 will be priced in line with the iPhone 13, which is available for $799 in normal configuration and $999 in iPhone 13 Pro form. 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 or more.
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There have been rumours that the $1,099 and $1,199 price tags for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will go up. That’s a $100 price hike over the iPhone 13 models. 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.
We’ve compiled a list of reasons why you should purchase the iPhone 13 instead of the iPhone 14 if you’re undecided (opens in new tab).
And don’t forget to check out our first impressions of the iPhone 14 versus iPhone 14 Pro.
The iPhone 14 Max is set to replace the iPhone 14 small when it is released.
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. However, the mini’s days may be numbered after then, since Apple is expected to make significant changes to its iPhone 14 range for the year 2022. In addition to the 6.1-inch iPhone 14, there might be a bigger iPhone 14 Plus or Max. As a result, there would be two iPhone 14 models and two iPhone 14s.
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.
We might anticipate to see two iPhone 14 versions, one ordinary and one Max, according to a new leaker.
The iPhone 14’s demise isn’t the only dramatic alteration that is predicted compared to the iPhone 14’s release. We’ve compiled a list of all of the most significant changes between the iPhone 13 and 14 that we’ve heard about so far.
Design of the iPhone 14
It will appear like an iPhone 12 crossed with an iPhone 4, according to Jon Prosser and his Front Page Tech video, in that it will have flat sides. There might also be a muted button and a collection of circular volume buttons, like those on the iPhone 4, on the sides of the next iPhone 5.
If true, the iPhone 14’s titanium body is said to make it more durable and sturdy than prior models, while the glass back will remain, albeit with a satin-like sheen.
There is also a possibility that the three rear cameras will be flush with the back of the iPhone 14 instead of protruding from the back. Camera sensors and lenses have advanced in recent years, making this a possibility.
In light of Ming-Chi Kuo’s allegation that a larger module is required to house a 48MP camera, it is unlikely that the basic iPhone 14 would acquire a pair of cameras flush with its back panel. However, some schematics indicate the iPhone 14 Pro versions with the raised camera array to be even larger.
iPhone 14 might be the model that finally puts an end to notch-less displays. It appears that only the iPhone 14 Pro will have no notch, using a single circular camera cutout in conjunction with a pill-shaped cutout adjacent to it to house the Face ID sensors. However, this is still a long way off.
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.
According to a Weibo leaker, the iPhone 14 Pro includes a Face ID cutout on the right side of the front-facing camera. We think it’s polarising, but it’s still early on.
An whole new set of iPhone 14 Pro rendered images gives us another glimpse at what a post-notch iPhone may look like.
This design, on the other hand, is not expected to be included in the basic iPhone 14. For the last four generations, ‘regular’ iPhones have had to put up with a notch as part of their design.
For now, renderings suggest that the iPhone 14 series will do away with the camera module altogether in favour of a design that incorporates cameras into the body, similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and other previous smartphones.
Similar to the iPhone 14 Pro, MySmartPrice has also received CAD renderings of the non-Pro iPhone 14. The 6.7-inch screen on the iPhone 14 Max is expected to have the same design as the smaller screen on the iPhone 14.
These renderings, as you can see, don’t appear all that different from the current iPhone 13 model. The notch is even smaller, and the back cameras are arranged in a diagonal pattern on the phone. 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. Both depict a phone that is 0.2 millimetres thicker and has a greater camera hump. Intriguingly, the schematics reveal that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will have similar dimensions as the iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 in terms of height and breadth. The new hole-punch/pill-shaped cuts may also be seen 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. To make the bigger iPhone slimmer, or at least more screen-friendly, Apple is said to be tinkering with the phone’s design in order to maximise screen area without sacrificing Face ID security.
The iPhone 14’s screen
The iPhone 14 range is expected to be shaken up, with a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max expected to be released. No more 5.4-inch minis, then?
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.
As with the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, all iPhone 14 models should sport a 120Hz refresh rate display, presumably employing an LTPO panel or an improved version of that display technology.
Refresh rates of 120Hz have been suggested for the next iPhone 14 Plus, according to a new supply chain rumour. However, it’s not obvious whether the regular iPhone 14 will have a refresh rate of 60Hz or if it will be upgraded to a higher refresh rate.
LTPS displays are expected to be used in at least one iPhone 14 model, according to a report from The Elec(opens in a new tab). A fast-refreshing display isn’t expected to be included in the regular iPhone 14, according to supply chain rumours.
However, according to yet another somewhat different report, Apple’s next iPhones may have 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.
The iPhone 14 would also make sense to have an always-on display, considering that it was rumoured for the iPhone 13 but never made it into the current model.
Touch ID on the new 14th-generation iPhone
The reintroduction of Touch ID to the iPhone 14 will be a major upgrade above previous models. Unlike most fingerprint sensors on the top Android phones, the iPhone 14’s sensor is expected to be built beneath the display rather than in the power button.
There’s still a lot of debate about how plausible this is, however. 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. This would have been a real letdown, since an alternative to Face ID is really useful in these mask-wearing days.
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. Apple may have avoided the necessity for fingerprint-based authentication by making this function so effectively.
The iPhone 14 has a total of 14 cameras.
Rumors concerning the iPhone 14’s cameras are becoming more prevalent, and they’re becoming very fascinating. A rumour from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the iPhone 14 Pro models would use a 48MP primary sensor, which is a significant upgrade from the 12MP camera on 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.
Another source, however, indicates that the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 range will not include a 48MP camera, contradicting this report. Tipster believes Apple will use the same 12MP sensors used in iPhone 13 models for the primary camera.
A larger primary camera sensor would be welcomed, but we’d rather see a better telephoto lens, given the iPhone currently behind the Samsung Galaxy S21 in this area. In fact, a secondary telephoto camera with a 10x optical zoom would be a great addition to Apple’s next iPhones.
A periscope-style zoom camera may be in the works for the iPhone 14, or at least the Pro variants, according to a patent filed by Apple. Ming-Chi Kuo, on the other hand, now claims that the iPhone 15 won’t include a periscope camera until 2023.
Battery life and charging capabilities of the iPhone 14
Only a few snippets of information have been released about the iPhone 14’s probable features. Apple’s A-series processor will be in the iPhone in 2022, we’re very certain. 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. According to a recent source, TSMC is having difficulty creating the smaller chips, therefore the iPhone 14 may continue with a 5nm chipset. If this is the case, it would be the first time an iPhone has had the same-sized system-on-chip for three years in a row.
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new A16 Bionic processor will only be available for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Max (opens in new tab). A15 Bionic will be used in the iPhone 14 and 14 Max, as well as the ordinary iPhone 14. Despite this, the A15 is expected to remain the most powerful processor in a smartphone for some time.
This is according to another leaker, LeaksApplePro, who claims that the iPhone 14 will utilise an A15 Bionic rather than newer silicon “It’s possible that Apple may employ the A15 in non-pro iPhones later this year, but that has not been confirmed. The Cupertino-based corporation, on the other hand, intends to designate it the A16 processor.”
New reports say the iPhone 14 will be powered by this year’s iPhone 13 Pro models’ version of the A15 Bionic processor based on information from insiders familiar with the matter. According to teardowns, the processor has 6GB of RAM, whereas 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, which is a significant increase. According to rumours, the basic versions will feature LPDDR 4X RAM, while the Pro variants will supposedly have faster and more efficient LPDDR 5 RAM.
Observer Jeff Pu has also predicted that all four iPhone 14 versions would have 6GB of RAM.
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 2TB has been speculated 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.
It’s been reported that the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Max will come preloaded with 64GB of storage, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max will have 256GB of storage as standard. However, the former cannot be true, since it would equate to half of the iPhone 13’s storage.
Apple may possibly produce an iPhone 14 with an eSIM-only model, according to an analyst at GlobalDate. 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.
The new iPhone 14 5G is available now
Following Apple’s purchase of Intel’s modem division, it’s feasible that the iPhone 14 may contain an Apple-made 5G modem. In theory, this would provide Apple more control over both the performance of 5G and the battery life effect.
Apple is said to be aiming to include a new 5G processor in the upcoming iPhones, which might reduce battery usage while retaining high performance. TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) has purportedly secured Apple’s 5G chip orders for its next iPhone 14 series, according to a report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News.
Using a 6nm manufacturing technique, radio frequency chips might be smaller and use less power while delivering the same performance, according to the provider. This would be a win-win situation.
Even while the 5G chip is tiny, it may also allow Apple to fit a bigger battery inside. As a result, the battery life of the phone might be improved by using the chip mentioned in this article.
Qualcomm unveiled its new X70 modem at MWC 2022, which is a 5G modem. 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.
2014 iPhone 14″ USB-C
There have been rumblings about the iPhone 14 ditching the Lightning connector in favour of USB-C for many generations, but now it seems that this is actually going to happen. 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. The switch to USB-C is long overdue, and we couldn’t be happier.
iDevices 14: 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. Since we’re already on iOS 15, the next release will almost certainly be iOS 16. (unless Apple ditches numbers like it did with macOS).
The company’s annual developer conference, usually held in June, will likely be the first time we learn about any iOS 16 software improvements. In December, Apple will release iOS 15.2, which includes a variety of new features for the iPhone.
Apple’s iPhone 14 vs. Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro comparison
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max seem to be in a league of their own, based on the rumour mill so far. We say this because telephoto zooms are once again anticipated to be offered solely by the pros. In addition, the new iPhone 14 Pros are expected to include 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. This might mean that only the iPhone 14 Pros will have USB-C connection rather than Lightning. See our iPhone 14 versus iPhone 14 Pro comparison to learn more about the reported differences between the two.
Analyst Jeff Pu, on the other hand, predicts that Apple will equip all four iPhone 14 models with 120Hz displays and 6GB of RAM this time around.
Speculation for the iPhone 14
This year’s iPhone rumours have been ranked based on what we think are must-have features for Apple’s fall devices. But here’s what we’d like to see on the iPhone 14 when it’s released. What the iPhone SE informs us about the iPhone 14 now that it’s out in 2022 is as follows.
iPhone 14 renders by Proser hint to a new design for the device. However, there hasn’t been a significant shift in Apple’s design aesthetic. Even though Apple’s phones are some of the most attractive, we’d like to see if the company can go even further in terms of design with the iPhone 14.
If the speculations are correct, the iPhone 14 might have a notch-free display, and we hope so. Under-display cameras would be welcome as long as they didn’t interfere with image or face-recognition capability.
Even if the iPhone 14 doesn’t include an in-display fingerprint sensor, we believe that Apple will reintroduce Touch ID. Perhaps the iPad Air’s Touch ID sensor might be placed into the side-mounted power button.
Although the Apple A-series CPUs have always been powerhouses, we’d like to see Apple take a more AI-forward stance, similar to what the Google Pixel 6 is planning to achieve with its Tensor chip. 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.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max has one of the greatest camera phones on the market, but we’d want to see Apple continue to improve its camera technology and hardware. Pro Max has a little advantage in comparison to Google Pixel 6 and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra in terms of performance. 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.