The iPhone 14 may include the most significant updates in years. Here is what we currently know.
Speculation surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 is increasing, and the new devices are expected to be the most significant in years. Leaks so far indicate that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will have a sleeker design, a faster A16 Bionic chip, and a sharper new main camera, as well as USB-C.
The iPhone 14 Pro models are expected to get the most radical upgrades, but the regular iPhone 14 line-up is expected to get a major overhaul as the mini is expected to be replaced by a new 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max.
To put it another way, the iPhone 14 is one of our most anticipated smartphones for 2022. These are our expectations for the iPhone 14, what we’ve heard so far, and why we expect it to be one of the most important Apple products in 2022.
The release date and price of the iPhone 14 have been speculated.
There’s been no word on when the iPhone 14 will be available. According to previous Apple iPhone launch events, we can expect the iPhone 14 to be unveiled in September of that year.
Reportedly the iPhone 14 is undergoing EVTs, which means that the design has been finalised since it went into trial production in February of this year. If the new models are up to Apple’s strict standards, these tests will reveal it.
It’s impossible to say exactly how much anything will cost. However, we expect the iPhone 14 will be priced similarly to the iPhone 13, which begins at $799 for the 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.
To get the iPhone 14 Pro for $999, you’ll need to pay an additional $100 for the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
LeaksApplePro, a reasonably reputable leaker, has reported that three of the four iPhone 14 versions are projected for a price increase.
Both the basic iPhone 14 and the larger iPhone 14 Max are likely to remain priced $799 and $899, respectively. iPhone 14 Pro may cost $1,099 compared to the $999 iPhone 13 Pro, which is $100 more expensive. The price of the iPhone 14 Pro Max is expected to rise to $1,199. 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.
a larger iPhone 14 Max is set to take the place of the smaller iPhone 14 mini.
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. 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.
The iPhone 14 isn’t likely to include a tiny version of the iPhone 13, but that’s not the only huge difference. Here is a detailed comparison of what we know so far about what is expected to be the new iPhone 14 against the iPhone 13.
Because of the upcoming release of the iPhone 14, it’s probable that Apple will discontinue the iPhone 11 totally before the end of the year. Whether the iPhone 13 small will be available with the iPhone 12 mini is still an open question.
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. If you’d like, those sides might also feature an on/off button, as well as three circular volume buttons, like those on the iPhone 4.
The iPhone 14 is said to be built of titanium, which would make it more durable and stronger than prior models, while the back of the phone would still be made of glass, but with a satin-like sheen on the surface.
Ming-Chi Kuo claims that a larger module is required to hold a 48MP camera, thus it doesn’t appear like the basic iPhone 14 will have an array of cameras flush with its back panel.
The iPhone 14 is said to be the device that finally puts an end to the display notch. Only the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to have a notch-free design, with a single circular camera cutout and a pill-shaped cutout for Face ID sensors.
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 would include a Face ID notch near to its front-facing camera. We think it’s polarising, but it’s still early on.
MySmartPrice also received CAD renderings of the ordinary iPhone 14 in the same way they did the Pro. 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.
Seemingly unchanged from the iPhone 13 we already have, these images are only renderings. There’s still less of a notch, and the cameras on the back are still arranged in a diagonal stack. In fact, it begs the question of what the iPhone 14 will bring that’s new.
Apple’s rumoured iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max schematics were leaked by well-known leaker Max Weinbach. Camera bumps on both phones have grown by 0.2mm. Even though they’ll have a larger screen, it seems from the schematics that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max won’t have a huge physical footprint. The new hole-punch/pill-shaped cuts may be seen in these schematics as well.
According to a new leak, Apple’s next-generation flagship phone, the iPhone 14 Pro Max, would be its biggest ever. 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.
You may compare all four iPhone 14 versions in the above Weibo leak to get an idea of how much larger they are expected to be. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro will reportedly have 6.1-inch screens, according to design moulds supposedly provided to case manufacturers, while the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max might have 6.7-inch displays.
iPhone 14-inch 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″ minis for me.
An alleged leak from Shadow Leak suggests that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max would feature 6.08-inch and 6.68-inch displays, respectively (rounded up to 6.7 inches). In the same way that the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max are the same, so is the iPhone 13 Plus.
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 reported for the next iPhone 14 Max, which might also be known as the iPhone 14 Plus, according to recent supply chain rumours. 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. The lack of a fast-refreshing display on the basic iPhone 14 has been corroborated by subsequent supply chain reports.
Rumors of a 90Hz refresh rate for the next iPhone 14 and 14 Max have surfaced again. Even if the iPhone 13 and 13 mini have quicker screens, this wouldn’t be a threat to the Pro model’s.
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 of the device.
Touch ID on the iPhone 14
When compared to previous iPhones, the reintroduction of Touch ID will be one of the most notable upgrades in the iPhone 14. 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.
However, the likelihood of this is still up for debate. A few years down the road, Ming Chi-Kuo thinks there won’t be an iPhone with Touch ID or Face ID. As a mask-wearing time of year, it would have been upsetting if Face ID wasn’t an option.
Face ID, on the other hand, has been improved so that it can detect a person even if they are wearing a mask. Because it works so effectively, Apple may have avoided the need for fingerprint-based authentication altogether.
iPhone 14 specs, battery life and charging
The speculations about the iPhone 14’s cameras are beginning to surface, and they’re very intriguing. One Apple expert Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the iPhone 14 Pro versions would have a 48MP primary sensor, a significant improvement above the 12MP camera in the iPhone 13. Research firm TrendForce, based in Taiwan, confirms that Apple cares about megapixels, at least when it comes to 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. Rather, according to the insider, Apple will continue with the same 12MP sensors featured in the iPhone 13 series.
There is always room for improvement, however we’d like a better telephoto lens, since the iPhone is still lagging behind Samsung Galaxy S21. In fact, a secondary telephoto camera with a 10x optical zoom would be a great addition to Apple’s next iPhones.
If the iPhone 14 or at least the Pro versions get an iPhone 14’s periscope-style zoom camera, we’ll know soon enough. Ming-Chi Kuo, on the other hand, now claims that the iPhone 15 won’t include a periscope camera until 2023.
Another iPhone 14 camera suggestion from Kuo, this time for the front-facing camera on the iPhone 14. Autofocus and a larger aperture (f/1.9 vs. f/2.2 on the current iPhone) are expected for the iPhone 14’s front camera. A larger aperture and autofocus should enhance the clarity of FaceTime calls, as well as selfies taken in low light. 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. Apple’s A-series processor will be in the iPhone in 2022, we’re very certain. The A16, which is expected to be the iPhone 13’s chipset, is expected to give a significant performance gain over the A15 Bionic.
the A15 Bionic in the iPhone 13 is expected to be replaced with a 4nm processor from TSMC, 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 will be the first time that an IPhone has gone three years with the same-sized system-on-chip for the iPhone.
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new A16 Bionic processor may only be given to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The current A15 Bionic processor will be used in the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max. Despite this, the A15 is expected to remain the most powerful processor in a smartphone for some time.
A second leaker, LeaksApplePro, claims that the iPhone 14 will employ an A15 Bionic chip rather than newer technology “Non-pro iPhones may use 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 feature the same A15 Bionic technology as the iPhone 13 Pro versions from this year. 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 of some type, but possibly not the one we’d anticipate; once again, take this with a grain of salt.
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. LPDDR 4X RAM will be used in the basic versions while LPDDR 5 RAM would be used in the Pro variants, according to rumours.
Observer Jeff Pu has also predicted that all four iPhone 14 versions would have a total of 6GB of RAM.
In terms of capacity, we’d anticipate Apple to go with the 128GB and 1TB Pro variants it introduced with the iPhone 13 series.
However, a rumour has it that the iPhone 14 would have a whopping 2TB of inbuilt storage. 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. If the iPhone 13 has a 128GB capacity, then the iPhone 13 Plus would have 256GB.
According to GlobalDate analyst Emma Mohr-McClune, Apple might possibly release an iPhone 14 with simply an eSIM. Users who need dual SIM capabilities, like as business travellers or tourists from other countries, would benefit from Apple’s decision.
Satellite connection and 5G on the iPhone 14
Following Apple’s purchase of Intel’s modem division, it’s feasible that the iPhone 14 may contain an Apple-made 5G modem. Apple would have greater control over 5G performance and battery life if this were to happen.
New iPhones are rumoured to be equipped with a new 5G chip that could reduce power consumption while still delivering high-quality 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 the 6nm manufacturing technique, the provider may create a chip that is smaller, resulting in lower power consumption, without affecting the performance of the device.
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 during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2022. 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.
With regard to connection, an old iPhone 13 rumour has reappeared, suggesting that the device would be able to connect to satellite networks so that users may send texts to emergency services 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.
The 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. According to many leaks, USB-C is expected to be included in both the iPhone 14 Pro and the ordinary iPhone 14.
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.
However, a fresh report from LeaksApplePro indicates that the iPhone 14 Pro variants would not contain USB-C after all. The leaker, on the other hand, anticipates Apple to continue with Lightning, but to use a USB 3.0-like data transfer speed improvement for it.
iPhone 14: 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. Due to the fact that we are presently on iOS 15, we can safely assume that the next release will be iOS 16. (unless Apple ditches numbers like it did with macOS).
iOS 16 software upgrades have been kept under wraps until Apple’s annual developer conference in June, which is usually when we learn about them. As of December, the iPhone will get a slew of improvements with the release of iOS 15.2.
iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 14 Pro: Which is better?
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max seem to be in a league of their own based on the information we have so far. We say this because telephoto zooms are once again anticipated to be offered solely by the pros. Because the upcoming iPhone 14 Pros are said to include in-display Touch ID, which would remove the notch and replace it with a punch hole display.
A 48MP primary camera is rumoured for the iPhone 14 Pro versions, which is more than double the 12MP camera that is slated for the ordinary iPhone 14. As for USB-C connection, it’s conceivable that only the iPhone 14 Pro will have it. 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, however, predicts that all four iPhone 14 versions will sport a 120Hz display and all four will have 6GB of RAM.
What we’d want to see in the iPhone 14:
For Apple’s upcoming autumn lineup, we’ve prioritised the most important rumoured features for the next-generation iPhone 14. This is what we are expecting to see, though, when the iPhone 14 is released. So here’s what the iPhone SE (2022) tells us about the iPhone 14 now that it’s available.
iPhone 14 renders by Proser show a new design that could be quite appealing to potential buyers. However, there hasn’t been a significant shift in Apple’s 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. We’d like to see an under-display camera as long as it doesn’t affect the quality of the camera or Face ID.
Touch ID: Even if Apple doesn’t use an in-display sensor to bring Touch ID back, we’re convinced it will be on the iPhone 14. Perhaps the iPad Air’s Touch ID sensor might be placed into 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. Siri and other features on the iPhone 14 may be made smarter and more responsive in order to compete with Google’s voice-activated virtual assistant.
There is no doubt that the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s camera is one of the finest out there, but we’d want Apple to continue to improve its camera technology and hardware. Even with the Pro Max’s current advantage, there’s not much separating it from competitors like the Google Pixel 6 and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. 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.