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List of All iPhone 14 Pro rumors and leaks

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Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro is expected to introduce a design that differs significantly from the iPhone 13 Pro, potentially shaking up the iPhone lineup. As of now, rumors have suggested everything from a reintroduction of Touch ID to the abolition of the bezel on the iPhone.

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Even while the iPhone 13 Pro is excellent, it isn’t a significant step up over its predecessor. In general, the iPhone hasn’t made much progress since the iPhone 11 Pro was released.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and Google Pixel 6 Pro will be tough competitors for Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro, and we’ve got more on that battle in our iPhone 14 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra face-off.

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As far as we know, Apple’s upcoming Pro model appears to be capable of achieving precisely that, as seen by the numerous leaks and reports. The iPhone 14 Pro, on the other hand, could have a number of significant distinctions from the other iPhone 14s.

So far, here’s everything we know and hope to see from the iPhone 14 Pro.

iPhone 14 Pro rumored release date and price 

According to the information we’ve gleaned thus far, the iPhone 14 line will be on sale on September 13th.

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Once pre-orders for the iPhone 14 range go live on September 16, we can expect the devices to be released on September 23rd, the following Friday. After the reported Apple event, this would be 10 days.

Generally trustworthy leaker Leaks Rumor has it that three of the four iPhone 14 variants are expected to rise in price.

According to the rumor mill, the iPhone 14 Pro’s starting price would be $1,099, $100 more than the iPhone 13 Pro’s. As for the iPhone 14 Pro Max, the price could go up to $1,199 by the end of the year. Anyone expecting to get their hands on a high-end version of the iPhone 14 will be stinging their wallets with this price increase.

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According to another leaker, Shadow Leak, the normal iPhone 14 Pro is expected to cost $1,099 when it goes on sale in September (opens in new tab).

Take a peek at our hands-on with the upcoming Apple iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro to see the most significant differences we’ve seen in years.

iPhone 14 Pro design 

According to tipster Jon Prosser, secret information has led to a series of renders that show the iPhone 14 Pro in a new light.

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Three cameras are flush with the iPhone 14 Pro’s rear in Prosser’s renderings. However, if you’re hoping for something new, you may be let down by some rival schematics, which depict the iPhone 14 Pro variants as looking very similar to the iPhone 13. For the first time, the iPhone 14 Pro has a raised camera array, and it’s even larger than the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The new phones are also believed to be 0.2 millimeters thicker.

According to other sources, the camera module will grow in size as well. Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says this is because a larger module is required to house a 48MP camera on the device. Since the new module’s corners have a curved shape, a recent leak indicates that corners of the iPhone 14Pro (but not the ProMax) will get rounder to match.

The now-famous display notch will be gone from the iPhone 14 Pro, according to numerous speculations. For Face ID, display analyst Ross Young predicts that Apple will offer a pill-shaped cutout, which is basically two separate cutouts. According to speculations from EverythingApplePro, this design has been finalized.

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One possible design for the iPhone 14 Pro is depicted below, according to a Weibo source. We’re not sure if it’s a better option than the notch.

In what looks to be a leaked supply chain photo, all four iPhone 14 models’ display panels are clearly visible.

Unlike the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro max appear to ditch the notch in favor of a pill-shaped cutout and what looks like a punch-hole camera or sensor.

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Display Supply Chain Consultants, an analyst organization, has once again emphasized the possibility of 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 adds to the appeal of turning pro with the next iPhone in the pipeline.

New CAD renderings have offered us a glimpse of what the iPhone 14 Pro may look like if the notch were removed. Despite its asymmetrical appearance, the design is undeniably Apple-esque.

Some iPhone 14 mock-ups provided by Alibaba and published by Macotakara give us the best idea of what all the design changes mean. The larger camera module on the iPhone 14 models means that iPhone 13 Pro cases will not fit the iPhone 14 Pro, according to Macotakara. This is due to the larger module on the iPhone 14 models.

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A new video from iUpdate shows a dummy set of all four iPhone 14 models (opens in new tab). The camera module on the iPhone 14 Pro dummy is directly compared to the one on the iPhone 13 Pro in this comparison video.

Rumors of an under-display fingerprint scanner for Touch ID first surfaced in the early days of the iPhone. However, it’s too early to tell whether or not this is actually possible. 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 huge disappointment, as it would have been really useful during these mask-wearing occasions.

Face ID, on the other hand, is now able to recognize a user 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 well.

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So far, there’s only been one leak on the iPhone 14 Pro’s color options, and it’s been erased. According to a Chinese rumor, there will be a dark purple color choice this year in addition to the standard Graphite, Silver, and Gold Pro iPhone colors. Another series of renderings by artist Souta can be found below (opens in new tab).

iPhone 14 Pro USB-C

Several Apple products, including the iPhone 14 and iPad Pro, currently feature USB-C ports, so it’s possible that the iPhone 14 Pro will as well. According to more recent reports, Apple will continue to use Lightning over USB-C but will instead use Lightning ports with USB 3.0 data transfer. These developments coincide with the EU’s plans to make USB-C the industry standard charger for mobile devices.

Having USB-C on the iPhone 14 Pro, for certain individuals, would be a necessity. The Lightning connector, on the other hand, is perhaps the worst part of the iPhone since it is susceptible to wear and tear. 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 accompanying accessories are.

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Ming-Chi Kuo, on the other hand, thinks that Apple will make the switch to USB-C on the iPhone in late 2023, at the earliest. A fresh Bloomberg article implies that he is true, and it means we won’t see an official USB-C iPhone until the iPhone 15 is released..

iPhone 14 Pro display

The dynamic refresh rate display of the iPhone 13 Pro was one of the most significant enhancements. In order to save battery life, the screen could move from 120Hz to 10Hz when a fast refresh rate was required, thanks to the LTPO panel.

We don’t expect this to change with the rumored iPhone 13 Pro, based on the current information. A next-generation LTPO panel, like the one seen in the OnePlus 10 Pro, could help increase battery efficiency in the long run.

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The iPhone 14 Pro has been rumored to have an always-on display because of this panel technology. A feature that the top Android phones have been employing for several years would allow next-generation iPhones the ability to display notifications and stuff like time and date without having to wake the phone up.

A widget-enabled lock screen appears to be on its way in iOS 16, which might pave the way for an always-on display feature. Code in iOS 16 beta suggests that the iPhone 14 will have this feature. According to reports, this capability will only be available on the iPhone 14 Pro versions, which are expected to be able to scale down to 1Hz and therefore reduce the power consumption of an always-on display. With that said, a 90Hz display is expected for the ordinary iPhone 14 models, which is an improvement above the 60Hz display on iPhone 13, but not quite on par with the Pro variants.

Apple’s approach to always-on screens could backfire(opens in new tab) if it tries to cram too much information into the screen. Although LTPO or low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) displays might ensure that the refresh rate is kept to a minimal, which means that battery life isn’t drained by an always-on display, LTPS panels could be used instead.

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So far, the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to have a 6.1-inch screen, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max is expected to retain its predecessor’s 6.7-inch screen. The iPhone 14 Pro is expected to have the same display sizes as the iPhone 13 Pro, according to a tip from Shadow Leak.

No matter how much time passes, the exact measurements of the various garments will not. iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, according to a rumor by Ross Young, may be able to grow from their current sizes of 60.6 and 6.68 inches. According to recent rumors, this is due to the device’s expected reduced bezels and redesigned notch design.

According to one source, Samsung may be the manufacturer of these displays for Apple (via ETNews). It’s hardly surprising that Apple has asked Samsung Display for a reported 80 million OLED panels, given Samsung Display is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of smartphone screens. It doesn’t matter if the iPhone 14 is going to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S23.

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iPhone 14 Pro cameras 

Keep your expectations in check for the amount of cameras on the iPhone 14 Pro, which is expected to have a main, ultrawide, and telephoto camera array. That’s not a bad thing, given how frequently Apple devices appear in our top camera phone rankings.

Apple has utilized 12MP cameras for years, but a single source suggests that the iPhone 14 Pro will have a 48MP main camera. When it comes to processing light and details, having more megapixels to work with would definitely give the iPhone 14 Pro greater latitude; we could be at a point where megapixels matter once again to Apple. While Cupertino has some of the best computational photography,

On the contrary, a well-known Apple insider predicts that only the high-end iPhone 14 Pro models would feature a 48MP camera.

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We’d be amazed if the ultrawide camera didn’t get a boost in terms of field of vision and a reduction in edge distortion.

An Apple patent suggests the corporation is working on a periscope-style zoom camera for the telephoto camera. Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro is the most likely place to find this new capability. To complicate things, Apple oracle Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple plans to unveil the periscope camera with its next-generation iPhone 15 in 2023.

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the enhanced front-facing camera will be included in all models of the iPhone 14. It appears that a bigger aperture, a more complicated 6-component lens, and the first appearance of autofocus will all be part of this. As a result of this, the iPhone’s selfie camera should be able to create brighter, easier-to-shoot photographs that are less likely to distort thanks to the focusing.

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iPhone 14 Pro specs and battery life  

According to rumored benchmarks, the A16 Bionic chip will be used in the iPhone 14 Pro series, which is expected to have better performance than the A15 Bionic.

In spite of this, leaker ShrimpApplePro claims to have information from reliable sources indicating that the iPhone 14 Pro versions will continue to use the 5nm production process. The Pro’s performance advantage over the ordinary iPhone 14 devices could be marginally reduced as a result.

Aside from that, the A15 Bionic CPU, graphics, and neural processing capability will almost certainly be improved on the iPhone 14 Pro. It’s unclear how much of a difference that will make to the typical user.

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According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s predictions, only the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will receive the A16 Bionic processor, while the iPhone 14 is expected to remain on the A15. First for Apple, which has traditionally included updated silicon with new iPhones.

Another Shadow Leak release confirms this. Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will only include the A16 Bionic processor, according to market research firm TrendForce (opens in new tab). Apple’s supply chain may have been hampered by the two-year chip scarcity, but this is only conjecture at this point.

Another report indicates that the A15 Bionic chipset powering the iPhone 13 Pro models this year could be used in the iPhone 14. According to teardowns, that processor has 6GB of RAM, while the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have 4GB of RAM. So it would be an improvement, but not the same as a full chip update.

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The iPhone 14 Pro is expected to have a storage capacity of up to 1TB, however there have been no confirmed speculations about this yet.

All but the iPhone 14 Pro Max are receiving a slightly larger battery, according to a Weibo user who claims to know the capacity of the iPhone 14 family. But ideally this will not have a negative influence on the total battery life of the 14 Pro Max.

You can bet we’ll get at least 11 hours and 42 minutes out of the iPhone 14 Pro’s battery if you push it to constantly reload web pages until it dies in our battery test. Considering that Apple improved processor and phone efficiency in the iPhone 13 Pro Max to provide a battery life of 12 hours and 16 minutes, the iPhone 14 Pro Max should deliver similar or better results.

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As for 5G, we predict a smaller 5G modem chip in the iPhone 14 Pro. Because it’s smaller, it should use less power and have more area for the battery to grow. That means that the iPhone 13’s already amazing battery life can be boosted even further.

Unfortunately, it appears that Qualcomm’s latest 5G technology, the Snapdragon X70, will not be available for the iPhone 14 Pro. For the first time, the chip will incorporate a 5G AI processor that will allow the modem system to employ AI to improve a phone’s antenna and better control 5G beams flowing to and from 5G phones. For mmWave-based, 5G networks, Qualcomm believes that AI would be particularly effective in stadiums and arenas. However, AI might be used to control sub-6GHz 5G signals as well.

The iPhone 14 Pro may possibly be able to connect to satellite networks in addition to its cellular and Wi-Fi capabilities. According to trustworthy tipsters, emergency satellite communications are a possibility for the iPhone 14 models, a feature that initially emerged during the buildup to last year’s iPhone 13 debut. You can send text messages to emergency services using satellite networks when you’re in an area with poor cellular or Wi-Fi coverage, alerting them to your location.

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iPhone 14 Pro outlook

For many people, the iPhone 14 Pro is the phone they’ve been waiting for, as the Pro variants are predicted to deliver a significant upgrade over previous generations of iPhones. 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. It has been a while since the iPhone SE (2022) was released, so here’s what the iPhone SE tells us about the iPhone 14.

With no notch, Touch ID fingerprint recognition, a larger megapixel count for the main camera, and a USB-C port, the iPhone as we know it might be completely reimagined. In turn, this would set the bar for those smartphones hoping to make it onto our list of the best phones.

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