Apple’s next iPhones might bring about the most significant improvements in years, according to growing speculations about the iPhone 14. So far, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max seem to be getting a new, slimmer design, a quicker A16 Bionic CPU, a sharper new primary camera, and maybe even USB-C.
Additionally, it’s thought that Apple will ditch the iPhone 14 small and replace it with a new 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max. Read on to learn more about the greatest changes yet between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro.
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. Check out our dedicated iPhone 14 Pro page for more information on the Pro range.
Date and pricing predictions for the iPhone 14
For the time being, we don’t know when the iPhone 14 will be released. On the other hand, if past Apple iPhone launch events are any indication, we may anticipate the iPhone 14 to arrive in September of that year.
iPhone 14 might be unveiled on September 13 and released 10 days later on September 22, according to Apple’s prior trends, although this is only conjecture. For additional information, check out our iPhone 14 release date prediction page.
To avoid protracted waits for the iPhone 14 range owing to supply chain disruptions caused by the coronavirus epidemic, Apple is taking efforts to limit the likelihood of production delays among its main suppliers.
As far as the price is concerned, it’s impossible to forecast. This means that the iPhone 14 will likely have the same starting price of $799 (normal) and $999 (Pro). Even if there is no iPhone 14 small, the bigger 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max is expected to cost $899.
From there, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max might cost $999 and $1,099, respectively.
LeaksApplePro, a reasonably reputable leaker, has reported that three of the four iPhone 14 versions are projected for a price increase.
It is predicted that the normal price of the iPhone 14 will remain at $799, while the larger iPhone 14 Max is slated to cost $899. In contrast, the iPhone 14 Pro may cost $1,099, a $100 increase over 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.
Apple’s new iPhone 14 Pro will cost $1,099.99, according to a Twitter user named Shadow Leak. As a result, a price increase for the Pros is not out of the question.
When deciding between the iPhone 14 and 13, we’ve compiled a list of benefits of purchasing the iPhone 13 right now rather than waiting for its successor.
iPhone 14 Max replacing iPhone 14 mini
Despite the iPhone 12 mini’s supposedly low sales, Apple announced an iPhone 13 small 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 will be two standard-sized phones and two iPhone 14 variants with a bigger screen.
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 high 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.
The iPhone 14 isn’t the only significant upgrade from the iPhone 13 tiny. See our iPhone 14 versus iPhone 13 comparison for all the rumoured differences between the two devices so far..
The iPhone 11 will most likely be phased out of Apple’s phone portfolio after the autumn introduction of the iPhone 14. Both the iPhone 13 small and the iPhone 12 mini are still up in the air.
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 corners. However, a mute button and a trio of circular volume buttons, reminiscent of the iPhone 4, might be included into those sides.
The iPhone 14 is said to be built of titanium, which would make it more durable and stronger than previous models, while the rear of the phone would still be made of glass, but with a satin-like sheen on the surface.
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 acquire a pair of cameras flush with its back panel.
According to a few reports, the iPhone 14 will be the device that finally puts an end to the display notch. It seems like only the iPhone 14 Pro will have no notch, using a single circular camera cutout in conjunction with a pill-shaped cutout next to it to house the Face ID sensors. However, this is just speculation at this time. Much if the bezels are decreased, the display will seem even bigger.
More credibility to these speculations was provided by what looks to be a leaked supply chain picture displaying the display panels for all four iPhone 14 versions. There seems to be no display notch on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max; instead, a pill-shaped cutout and what looks like a punch-hole camera or sensor have been substituted for the notch on the larger iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro max.
MySmartPrice has also received CAD renderings of the non-Pro version of the iPhone 14. The iPhone 14 Max is expected to have the same design as the iPhone 14 in a 6.7-inch display body.
You’ll recognise the iPhone 13 from these renderings, so there isn’t much of a departure from the current model. There’s still less of a notch, and the cameras on the back are still arranged in a diagonal stack. When we think about it, we’re a little perplexed by the iPhone 14.
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 bump are seen in both images. 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 also be seen in these schematics.
According to a new leak, the iPhone 14 Pro Max will be 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 it will retain the sensor technology required for reliable and secure Face ID.
Mockups of the iPhone 14’s many design modifications are seen in an Alibaba video that Japanese outlet Macotakara reported. The bigger camera module on the Pro versions necessitates different covers for those phones, as well as the distinctions between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro.
One source has said that there would be Midnight, Starlight, and Product RED colour choices as normal, but the existing blue will be replaced with a lighter sky blue and a new purple option will also be included. It’s difficult to tell how credible that leak was now that it’s been removed.
iPhone 14 display
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.
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 utilising an LTPO panel or an improved version of that technology.
It has been suggested that Apple’s iPhone 14 Max, which might also be referred to as the iPhone 14 Plus, would include a 120Hz refresh rate screen. 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, which run at 60 Hz, are said to be coming to the iPhone 14, according to The Elec. According to further supply chain rumours, the basic iPhone 14 may be missing a fast-refreshing display.
While we’d like a snappier 120Hz refresh rate, a new rumour suggests that the regular iPhone 14 models will use a 90Hz refresh rate display. This is still a significant upgrade over a 60Hz screen.
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
As a major upgrade over its predecessors, the iPhone 14 will have Touch ID. 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.
There’s still a lot of debate about how plausible this is, however. A few years down the road, analyst Ming Chi-Kuo believes there won’t be an iPhone with Touch ID or Face ID. Face ID’s absence would have been a major setback, given the prevalence of masks in today’s society.
Face ID, on the other hand, has been improved so that it can detect a person even if they are wearing a mask. Since it works so effectively, it’s possible that Apple has eliminated the requirement for fingerprint biometrics altogether.
iPhone 14 cameras
The speculations about the iPhone 14’s cameras are beginning to surface, and they’re rather 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. 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.
Standard iPhone 14 models are anticipated to keep their 12MP cameras, according to a reliable Apple source. Only Pro versions are expected to gain a 48MP primary camera.
A larger primary sensor will be welcomed, regardless of how precise it turns out to be. In particular, we’d want to see an upgrade to the iPhone’s telephoto lens, which currently falls short of 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.
Periscope-style zoom cameras are being developed by Apple and might be used in the iPhone 14, or at least its Pro variants. Ming-Chi Kuo, on the other hand, now claims that the iPhone 15 won’t include a periscope camera until 2023.
This time, Kuo recommends using the front camera on the iPhone 14 to improve photos taken with the device’s rear camera. 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. FaceTime conversations will be sharper thanks to autofocus, while selfies taken in low-light will benefit from a larger aperture. All iPhone 14 models, not just the Pro variants, would benefit from the new front-facing camera.
iPhone 14 specs, battery life and charging
On the rumoured iPhone 14 specifications, we have just a few snippets of information. We believe that Apple will create an A-series processor for the iPhone in 2022. If it is the A16, it will very probably be faster than the A15 Bionic expected for the iPhone 13 in terms of both processing power and graphics capability.
This smaller and more efficient A15 Bionic processor for the iPhone 14 is said to come from TSMC, which would make it even more appealing for the iPhone 14. 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 that an iPhone has had the same-sized system-on-chip for three years in succession.
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 A15 Bionic processor will power the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. That would be a huge shock, but the A15 is likely to stay the fastest smartphone processor for a some while still.
According to LeaksApplePro, the iPhone 14 will be powered by an A15 Bionic rather than enhanced silicon, citing the following statement: “Apple is contemplating utilising the A15 processor in the non-professional iPhones later this year, according to rumours. Apple, on the other hand, intends to refer to it as the A16 chip.”
More mystery surrounds the iPhone 14, as a new rumour, citing insiders, claims that the device will be powered by the same A15 Bionic technology as the iPhone 13 Pro models released earlier this year. According to teardowns, that 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.
See what our analysts have to say about the potential advantages of an iPhone 14 4nm A16 Bionic processor.
According to Kuo, all four iPhone 14 models will feature 6GB of RAM, up from 4GB on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 small, according to AppleInsider. Base versions, on the other hand, would employ LPDDR 4X RAM, similar to the current iPhone 13 series, while Pro models are expected to use LPDDR 5 RAM, which will be quicker and more efficient.
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.
Rumor has said that the iPhone 14 will have a massive 2TB of internal 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.
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. Both are plausible, although the former is more likely than the latter, since it would take up half the capacity on the normal iPhone 13.
According to GlobalDate analyst Emma Mohr-McClune, Apple might possibly release an iPhone 14 with simply an eSIM. Users that require dual-SIM capabilities, such as businesspeople and international tourists, will see a boost in iPhone sales as a result of the change.
iPhone 14 5G and satellite connectivity
Following Apple’s purchase of Intel’s modem division, it’s feasible that the iPhone 14 may contain an Apple-made 5G modem. This would allow Apple greater control over both the performance and battery life implications of 5G, but it may not be available until the iPhone 15 is released next year.
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.
As a consequence of the 6nm manufacturing technique, the supplier could create a chip that is physically smaller, thereby reducing power consumption without compromising performance, according to the report.
Even while the 5G chip is tiny, it might also allow Apple to fit a bigger battery inside the device, which would be a bonus. 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.
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. Apple didn’t include this function in the iPhone 13, but now rumours claim that the iPhone 14 models will have satellite connection as the company strives to improve its emergency services.
USB-C port for the iPhone 14
It’s been rumoured for years that the iPhone 14 would include a USB-C connector instead of the Lightning port, and it appears like it may finally be the case. iPhone 14 Pro is expected to incorporate USB-C, therefore it’s only reasonable that the normal iPhone 14 will follow suit.
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 something we’re all for. This might put pressure on Apple, since the EU is also leaning towards standardising charging on USB-C.
A fresh report from LeaksApplePro says, however, that the iPhone 14 Pro will not ship with USB-C. The leaker, on the other hand, anticipates Apple to continue with Lightning, but to use a USB 3.0-like data transfer speed improvement instead.
Apple’s iPhone 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. 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 are not expected to be released until June, when Apple has its annual developer conference. Until then, we have no information on Apple’s plans for iOS 16. Apple has already been working on the software front with the release of iOS 15.2 in December, which includes a number of new features for the iPhone.
iPhone 14 compared. iPhone 14 Pro:
Everything we’ve heard about the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max so far suggests that they’ll be a class apart. As a result, only the pros will be able to provide telephoto zooms once again. 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 instead of the Lightning connector on the iPhone 14. There are rumours that the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro will have significant changes.
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.
What we’d want to see in the iPhone 14
This year’s iPhone rumours have been evaluated based on what we think are must-have features for Apple’s autumn devices. As for our expectations for the iPhone 14, here are a few things we’re expecting to see. So here’s what the iPhone SE (2022) tells us about the iPhone 14 now that it’s available.
Prosser’s renderings of the iPhone 14 reveal a new design that is rather appealing. Apple’s industrial design style hasn’t changed much, though. Any if Apple’s phones are among of the most attractive, we’d want to see whether the company can go even farther in terms of design with the iPhone 14.
No notch: The iPhone 14 might have a notch-free display, which would be great news if it’s true. Under-display cameras would be welcome as long as they didn’t interfere with image or Face ID functionality.
For the iPhone 14, we believe Apple will bring back Touch ID, even if it doesn’t use an in-display fingerprint sensor. 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. 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. The gap between the Pro Max and competitors like the Google Pixel 6 and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra isn’t very wide at the moment, but that might change. By delivering a camera and phone photography experience that outperforms Android competitors, Apple will force them to improve their photography with their next-generation phones. Getting up to speed on the zoom front would also be beneficial.