The iPhone 14 may include the most significant updates in years. Here’s what we’ve learned thus far.
Speculation about Apple’s next iPhone 14 is increasing, and the new devices are expected to be the most significant in years. We may expect an updated design, quicker A16 Bionic processor and clearer primary camera, and USB-C port for the iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max…
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.
It’s clear to understand why the iPhone 14 is one of our most anticipated smartphones of 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 want to see from the company’s next flagships.
The release date and pricing of the iPhone 14 have been speculated
We haven’t heard anything about the iPhone 14’s release date yet. According to past Apple iPhone launches, the iPhone 14 will be unveiled in September 2022.
A release date of September 22 for the iPhone 14 is a possibility based on Apple’s historical patterns, but this is only conjecture. For additional information, check out our iPhone 14 release date prediction page.
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 reveal if the new devices meet Apple’s stringent specifications.
When it comes to the price, it’s impossible to forecast. However, we believe the iPhone 14 will be priced similarly to the iPhone 13, which begins at $799 for the standard iPhone 13 and $999 for the iPhone 13 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 or more.
It seems that three of the four iPhone 14 models slated for a price increase have been leaked by LeaksApplePro, a reasonably reputable leaker.
The normal iPhone 14 is predicted to remain at $799, while the larger iPhone 14 Max is said to be priced at $899 when released. The iPhone 14 Pro, on the other hand, might cost $1,099, an increase of $100 above the $999 price of the iPhone 13 Pro. 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.
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
Although the iPhone 12 small was rumoured to have sold poorly, Apple introduced an iPhone 13 mini with the other 13-model iPhones last autumn. After then, Apple is said to be changing the iPhone 14 range for 2022, which might mean the end of the iPhone small. In addition to the standard 6.1-inch iPhone 14, a bigger iPhone 14 Plus or Max is possible. As a result, there would be two iPhone 14 models and two iPhone 14s.
Leak-tweeter and former Apple employee Jon Prosser echoed this sentiment, saying that the iPhone 14 Max would be the replacement for a tiny phone, with a 6.7-inch display but no pro capabilities and consequently a premium price tag. Bigger and cheaper iPhones might be precisely what the doctor ordered for Apple’s loyal customers.
We might anticipate to see two iPhone 14 versions, one ordinary and one Max, according to a new leaker. 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. Check out our iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 13 comparison to see all the rumoured changes thus far.
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 known whether the iPhone 13 small and iPhone 12 mini will continue to be produced or not.
The iPhone 14’s design
It will appear like an iPhone 12 crossed with an iPhone 4, according to Jon Prosser and his Front Page Tech video. It’s possible that the sides of the phone will incorporate features from previous generations, such as the volume up/down/mute buttons seen on the iPhone 4.
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.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo’s allegation that a larger module is required to house a 48MP camera on the iPhone 14 Pro, it doesn’t seem probable that the normal iPhone 14 will have a pair of cameras flush with its back panel.
The display notch may be dead by the time the iPhone 14 comes out, according to certain speculations. It seems that only the iPhone 14 Pro will be notch-free, with a mix of a single circular camera cutout and a pill-shaped cutout to accommodate Face ID sensors. It’s possible that the display’s bezels have been lowered as well, increasing the illusion of screen size.
The display panels for all four iPhone 14 models can be seen in what looks to be a leaked supply chain shot. It looks that the notch will remain on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max but the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro max appear to have ditched the notch for what appears to be an oval cutout with a hole for a camera or sensor.
MySmartPrice has got CAD renderings of the non-Pro version of the iPhone 14, much like the Pro. The iPhone 14 Max is expected to have the same design as the iPhone 14 in a 6.7-inch display body.
You can see from these images that the iPhone 13 we have presently doesn’t appear all that different. There’s still less of a notch, and the cameras on the back are still arranged in a diagonal stack. 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. The schematics suggest that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be similar in height and breadth to their predecessors, which is surprising. The new hole-punch/pill-shaped cuts may also be seen in these schematics.
A fresh leak seems to have disclosed a slew of information on the iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple’s biggest next-generation flagship phone. While it’s unclear exactly what Apple will do to make the bigger iPhone slimmer and more slimline, it’s safe to assume that the company will do anything it can to preserve the sensor technology required for reliable and secure Face ID.
Mockups of the iPhone 14’s many design modifications can be seen in a video broadcast by Macotakara on the Chinese portal Alibaba. The bigger camera module on the iPhone 14 Pro necessitates a new cover for those phones, making it plain that the distinctions between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are obvious.
Midnight, Starlight and Product RED are expected to be available in their existing form with the addition of a new purple option, according to one source. Although the leak has since been erased, it is difficult to tell how trustworthy it is.
The retina display of the iPhone 14
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). As a result, the 5.4-inch small is no longer available.
iPhone 14 will feature a 6.08-inch screen (rounded up to 6.1 inches), while iPhone 14 Max will have a 6.68-inch screen, according to a report from Shadow Leak (rounded up to 6.7 inches). In other words, it’s the same design as the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
All iPhone 14 models should include a 120Hz refresh rate display, as seen on the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, which is believed to be based on an LTPO panel or a development of that display technology.
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. A higher refresh rate or a 60Hz display will be available on the basic iPhone 14, however LG is expected to be the panel manufacturer in this scenario.
LTPS displays, which run at 60 Hz, are said to be coming to the iPhone 14, according to The Elec. A fast-refreshing display isn’t expected to be included in the regular iPhone 14, according to supply chain rumours.
The iPhone 14 and 14 Max might offer 90Hz refresh rates, according to yet another rumour that’s a little different. Even if the Pro model’s screens are quicker, this would be an upgrade over the iPhone 13 and 13 mini.
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
For the iPhone 14, the reintroduction of Touch ID is one of the most major updates. 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 verdict is still out on how probable this is to happen. 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.
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.
iPhone 14 cameras
As the iPhone 14 camera rumours continue to spread, they’re becoming more and more intriguing. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 Pro would include a 48MP primary sensor, a significant upgrade over the iPhone 13’s 12MP camera. An independent study by Taiwan’s TrendForce confirms that Apple’s Pro phones would be equipped with a 48MP primary camera, demonstrating that megapixels are important once again to the corporation.
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. In fact, a secondary telephoto camera with a 10x optical zoom would be a great addition to Apple’s next iPhones.
Apple may be working on a periscope-style zoom camera for the iPhone 14, or at the very least for the Pro versions, according to a recent patent filing. Periscope cameras are expected to come in the iPhone 15 in 2023, according to Ming-Chi Kuo.
Another camera suggestion for the iPhone 14 comes from Kuo, this time focusing on the front-facing shooter. Autofocus and a larger aperture (f/1.9 vs. f/2.2 on the current iPhone) are expected to be included to the iPhone 14’s front camera. While the larger aperture will assist with low-light selfies, the autofocus should make FaceTime calls sharper. All iPhone 14 models, not just the Pro variants, would benefit from the new front-facing camera.
Battery life and recharge times for the iPhone 14
Only a few snippets of information have been released about the iPhone 14’s probable specifications. We believe that Apple’s A-series processor design will be used in the iPhone in 2022. The A16, which is expected to be the iPhone 13’s chipset, is expected to give a significant performance gain over the A15 Bionic.
An even smaller and more efficient processor, the 4nm A15 Bionic, is expected in the iPhone 14, according to reports from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). But a new source suggests that TSMC is experiencing difficulties creating the smaller chips, which implies the iPhone 14 may continue with a 5nm chipset. It will be an IPhone’s first three years with the same-sized system on chip if this is the case.
Only the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max may get the new A16 Bionic technology from Ming-Chi Kuo, according to the Taiwanese analyst. The A15 Bionic processor will power the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. For the foreseeable being, the A15 is expected to remain the most powerful processor in a smartphone.
Another leaker, LeaksApplePro, claims that the iPhone 14 will have an A15 Bionic processor rather than newer technology, noting: “Non-pro iPhones may include the A15 in the future, according to Apple. Apple, on the other hand, intends to refer to it as the A16 chip.”
Another story, citing insiders, claims that the iPhone 14 would be powered by the same A15 Bionic technology that powers this year’s iPhone 13 Pro models. In comparison, teardowns show that the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have 4GB of RAM. But we should take it with a healthy dose of scepticism, since this isn’t the update we’d anticipate.
Check out our thoughts on what an A16 Bionic chip in the iPhone 14 may mean to you, as analysts weigh in.
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. 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.
As far as the storage choices go, we’d anticipate Apple to go with the 128GB and above for the iPhone 13 Pro variants.
An on-board storage capacity of up to 2TB has been rumoured for the iPhone 14. We doubt an iPhone will have the largest capacity on a smartphone to date, given that no Samsung phone provides this and they’ve historically been liberal with storage.
Analyst Jeff Pu claims that the iPhone 14 and 14 Max will have 64GB of storage, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max would have a massive 256GB. The latter is plausible, but the former is not, since it would be half the storage of the normal iPhone 13’s capacity.
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.
satellite connection for the iPhone 14 5G
This might be a possibility since that Apple has acquired Intel’s modem division, which could mean a 5G modem on the iPhone 14. In theory, this would provide Apple more control over both the performance of 5G and the battery life effect.
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.
The radio frequency chips are said to be produced using the 6nm manufacturing process, which could allow the supplier to deliver a chip that is physically smaller, resulting in lower power consumption without sacrificing performance.
Even though the 5G chip is small, it may also allow Apple to fit a larger 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 during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2022. There’s a good chance that the iPhone 14, which is anticipated to ship in late 2022, won’t have access to this new modem technology.
Even though we’re talking about connection, the rumour mill is buzzing over whether the iPhone 13 will have an option to send text messages when cellular networks are unavailable. Now a rumour has surfaced that Apple plans to integrate satellite connection to its new iPhone 14 models in order to improve the phone’s emergency capabilities.
Connecting an iPhone 14 to a USB-C port
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. If the iPhone 14 Pro comes with USB-C, it stands to reason that the basic iPhone 14 would as well.
Some of us believe USB-C is a must-have feature for the iPhone 14 and that it’s pretty much the only thing that has to be fixed in the iPhone 14 Pro if it’s going to be a worthy successor. The switch to USB-C is something we’re all for. 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. Rather, the leaker predicts that Apple will continue with Lightning, but update it to provide data transfer rates comparable to those of USB 3.0 or faster.
iPhone 14: The Software
Assuming Apple follows its 10-year-old trend, the iPhone 14 will appear in the autumn with a new version of Apple’s iOS software. 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).
The company’s annual developer conference, usually held in June, will likely be the first time we learn about any iOS 16 software improvements. Apple’s software development team is already very busy on iOS 15.2, which is set to arrive in December and deliver a slew of improvements to the iPhone.
The iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Pro are compared in this article.
There are a lot of speculations about the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, and it appears like they’ll be in a league of their own. As a result, only the pros will be able to provide telephoto zooms once again. Because the new iPhone 14 Pros are said to include in-display Touch ID, which would mean that the notch would be replaced with a punch hole display.
iPhone 14 Pro models are expected to have a 48MP main camera, which is more than double the 12MP camera expected on the regular iPhone 14. This might mean that only the iPhone 14 Pros will have USB-C connection rather than Lightning. The speculated differences between the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Pro may be seen in our iPhone 14 versus iPhone 14 Pro comparison.
Analyst Jeff Pu, on the other hand, predicts that Apple will offer a 120Hz display on all four iPhone 14 models this time around, as well as 6GB of RAM on each.
This is our wish list for the iPhone 14:
For Apple’s upcoming autumn lineup, we’ve prioritised the most important rumoured features for the next-generation iPhone 14. But here’s what we’d want to see on the iPhone 14 when it’s released. So here’s what the iPhone SE (2022) tells us about the iPhone 14 now that it’s available.
iPhone 14 renderings by Proser show a new design that may be very appealing to potential buyers. However, it’s hardly a major shift in Apple’s industrial design style. In spite of this, we’d want to see whether Apple could push the boundaries of phone design with the much-rumored iPhone Flip foldable phone in the iPhone 14 range.
If the reports are true, the iPhone 14 will have a bezel-less display with no notch. 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. A Touch ID sensor, similar to the one on the iPad Air, might be built inside the side-mounted power button.
A focus on AI would be welcome, since the Google Pixel 6 has a Tensor processor, which is the basis for some of the AI capabilities that will be included in future Apple devices. To compete with the Google Assistant, we’ll need an even better Siri that’s quicker to respond and more capable of delivering the information iPhone 14 consumers want when they want it.
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. Additionally, catching up in the zoom department would be beneficial.