Although the iPhone 14 isn’t expected to be released until September, enthusiasm is already rising.
Apple hasn’t revealed the existence of its next smartphone, but rumors of an iPhone 14 and a “complete redesign” have been spreading on the internet. Ming-Chi Kuo, a famous Apple analyst, predicts four iPhone 14 models to be released, including two improved ‘Pro’ models.
So, while nothing is clear, there are numerous solid predictions to consider.
We all loved the iPhone 13 and we are looking forward to seeing how the iPhone 14 will surprise us. Especially since the budget iPhone SE (2022) performs similarly to the iPhone 13.
Here’s all we know about Apple’s next-generation iPhone so far.
A quick view of the most popular rumors about the new iPhone.
There will be four iPhone 14 models with no 5.4-inch mini. Pro models will have a notch-less design. new 48MP main camera. The price is expected to be £779 / $799 / AU$1,349 approximately as a starting point.
✅ iPhone 14: release date rumors
Apple has not anything about her new iPhone 14, let alone when it will be released.
However, because Apple releases new iPhones every year at the same time, the iPhone 14 is expected to appear in September 2022.
On the 14th of September 2021, the second Tuesday of the month, the iPhone 13 came to the world. Apple tends to prefer the first or second Tuesday in September, implying that the iPhone 14 could be announced on September 6th or 13th, 2022. according to iDropNews, the release will be in the 13t.
Apple events are often hosted in the company’s Apple Park headquarters in California and generally, begin around 10 a.m. Pacific Time (6 p.m. GMT / 4 a.m. AEST).
However, the actual on-sale date may be pushed back. Due to the fallout from China’s recent covid lockdowns, one model of the iPhone 14 is said to be behind schedule at the moment. If Apple is unable to make up for the lost time, it may have an impact on supply.
In March, Apple had its first event of 2022, but no mention of the iPhone 14 was announced. Instead, the long-awaited iPhone SE 3 and a new iPad Air were presented to the excitement of apple enthusiasts.
✅ iPhone 14: price
The price of the iPhone 14 is yet to be announced. However, given that the iPhone 13 starts at £679 / $699 / AUS1199, we expect the iPhone 14 will be priced similarly.
The iPhone 13 cost £20 cheaper than the iPhone 12 when it first launched in the UK. The revealed explanation was the continuous downward trend, but if one rumor is to be believed, it is wishful thinking.
It comes by iDropNews, which reports that increasing fees are being debated internally at Apple, according to sources.
The basic iPhone 14 would cost $799, whereas the bigger iPhone 14 Max would cost $899 (about £650, AU$1200). The Pro model would be priced at $1099, $100 more than the iPhone 13 Pro’s, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max would cost $1199, which is $100 more than the current iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Let’s explore how they compare to the iPhone 13 price range.
＄iPhone 13 prices
✅ iPhone 14: display
iPhone 14 Pro Display Panels Reveal New Pill-and-Hole Design Replacing Notch
The iPhone 13 offers a Super Retina XDR OLED display, while the iPhone Pro and Pro Max have Apple’s ProMotion 120Hz refresh rate technology, which makes video and scrolling even smoother.
Why are we revealing this to you? Because we predict the iPhone 14 to equal – or even exceed – the iPhone 13 in terms of display. Could we see the premium ProMotion 120Hz displays on all four sets of iPhone 14 ? the answer is unlikely.
According to a new story from The Elec, ‘at least one of the four iPhone 14 devices (probably the regular iPhone 14) will stick with a 60Hz LTPS display. Of course, this means that up to three devices might feature the 120Hz LTPO screen, similar to the ones featured on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The most detailed prediction has been given so far by Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants. Young tweeted a graphic in September 2021 that appeared to reveal the full iPhone 14 display specs.
Here’s the idea of it:
Young is known to have a good history with iPhone leaks, so he could be right here (though he has subsequently altered his assumptions on screen sizes – see earlier in this article). If he is, both iPhone 14 Pro models will feature 120Hz variable refresh screens, which will provide a quicker frame rate when needed while saving battery life when they don’t.
This statement has been supported by someone called by the name Shadow leak. They claim that both Pro models will have LTPO display technology, which allows for high refresh rates and resolutions without affecting battery life greatly. If this is accurate, it will make a big difference to users.
✅ iPhone 14: design
The iPhone 14 is expected to undergo a number of changes, starting with the design. In short, Apple’s future phone may not be like the iPhone 13.
Jon Prosser of FrontPageTech gave us an idea about the iPhone 14 in September 2021. The reliable leaker has released several of the renders, including the one above, that seems to be the iPhone 14.
If Prosser is right, Apple’s next device will have “titanium edges,” making it the most durable iPhone for most Apple fans.
Mark Gurman from Bloomberg shortly jumped in. The famous Apple expert predicts a “massive redesign” for the iPhone 14 and says the 5.4-inch iPhone Mini time is over.
Ming-Chi Kuo, possibly the most trusted Apple expert on the market, appears to agree with Gurman. In 2022, according to Kuo, Apple will present four iPhone 14 models, including a new and relatively cheap iPhone Max to replace the former iPhone Mini.
The iPhone 14 family could look like this:
This line-up was confirmed in April 2022 by leaked case schematics.
in December 2021, The Elec, a Korean website, claims that the two iPhone 14 ‘Pro’ models will feature innovative ‘hole-punch’ displays. In other words, Apple will begin to phase out the unattractive camera notch, which debuted with the iPhone X, in favor of a far cleaner ‘pinhole’ selfie camera.
We are hopeful.
According to some rumors, the notch will be replaced by a longer, ‘pill-shaped’ cutout. However, display specialist Ross Young (via MacRumors) believes both are true, and that Apple would use both the hole punch and pill-shaped cutouts, a design currently named “hole + pill” and confirmed by famous analyst Jon Prosser.
According to Young, each cutout will have a different purpose. – The Face ID dot projector will be located in the circular ‘hole punch’ cutout, while the front camera and Face ID infrared camera will be kept in the pill-shaped cutout.
Only the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are expected to include the new cutouts. For at least another year, the more inexpensive iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max are expected to keep the same cutout as the iPhone 13 range.
According to Young, these new changes, together with lower bezels, are expected to result in somewhat larger screens. In comparison to the iPhone 13 pro, he believes the screen sizes will increase somewhat (from 6.06 to 6.12 inches on the iPhone 14 Pro, and 6.68 to 6.69 inches on the iPhone 14 Pro Max). The iPhone Pro and Pro Max may also have thinner bezels than the non-Pro models.
According to Ice Universe, who shared images of the new design on Twitter. The screen should be 6.1 inches for the iPhone 14 Pro and 6.7 inches for the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but thinner bezels would allow more or larger pixels for the display, which gives effective use of the space
Touch ID is expected to make a comeback in 2022 according to leaks from an anonymous source. Apple developers have tested it on the iPhone 14 Pro models, according to ApplePro (in addition to Face ID, of course). We are curious about this rumor, given that Apple tried Touch ID on the iPhone 13 Pro before abandoning it.
Nevertheless, according to another rumor, Apple is going the other way and has completely abandoned Touch ID. The report indicates, that Apple has given up on installing a fingerprint sensor below the iPhone’s screen, which implies Touch ID will not be available on the iPhone 14 or any of its successors.
Rather, Apple is betting big on Face ID, which is very reasonable regarding its increased popularity and the users who like it (especially now that it can function while wearing a face mask). Physical SIM cards may also be on their way out for Apple users. According to MacRumors, the iPhone 14 will provide the option to replace the standard SIM card slot with virtual eSIMs. If we take the leaked designs for granted, the iPhone 14 models will be thicker than their previous versions.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will feature a thicker body and a larger camera bump on the back. The variations in dimensions are minor, but they are important since they oppose the recent slimmer is better’ urge.
(Apple has already made the iPhone 13 significantly thicker than the iPhone 12, so it’s following in the footsteps of the iPhone 12.)
Ming-Chi Kuo believes the bigger camera bump is to accommodate the new 48MP main camera sensor — a significant boost over the previous models’ 12MP sensor (Apple has stuck with 12MP since the iPhone 6S in 2015). “The 48MP CIS diagonal length will be increased by 25-35%, and the height of 48MP’s 7P lens will increase by 5-10%, Kuo tweeted.
However, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has been assured that only the Pro models would have the upgraded 48MP sensor. In that case, the non-Pro versions are unlikely to have a large camera bump.
Finally, the iPhone Fold, Apple’s first foldable iPhone is rumored to be on the way. Apple is known to have checked a prototype, although it is unlikely to be introduced in 2022. According to Bloomberg, the iPhone Fold could be released “in a few years.” Don’t get your hopes up.
✅ iPhone 14: camera
According to unofficial images released by John Prosser of FrontPageTech, the iPhone 14 Pro, Max, and Pro Max will have a triple-lens camera. The basic iPhone 14 will reportedly have a dual-lens camera (a prediction backed up by leaked case schematics from April 2022).
The spec sheets are expected to reveal the most interesting developments. Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known Apple expert, believes Apple will provide the iPhone 14 Pro models with a new 48MP primary sensor, which will be a significant upgrade over the iPhone 13 Pro’s 12MP sensor.
According to Kuo, a better sensor is required since “the best resolution for augmented and mixed reality is 8K to 16K. The rumor that Apple is about to announce a new mixed reality headset in 2022 seems to fit in well with this tip.
Kuo also believes that Apple’s four iPhones in 2022 will all offer 8K video recording, which would be a first for the corporation. Apple has dropped behind in this area, as Samsung’s Galaxy S devices now allow 8K recording.
Another exciting rumor is that the iPhone 14 Pro versions would be equipped with periscope-style zoom. The technology, which allows lenses to be placed horizontally rather than vertically for a far longer zoom range, has already been developed by Apple (via PatentlyApple).
Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra, once again, already has a 10x optical zoom. Could Apple be planning a way to beat its largest competitor in 2022?
Apple changes the names of its iPhones – X, XS, XR, Pro, Pro Max, and so on – as technology advances.
Apple’s next iPhone appears to stick with the usual names.
So far, here’s the story…
|2013||iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c|
|2014||iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus|
|2015||iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus|
|2016||iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus|
|2017||iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X|
|2018||iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max|
|2019||iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max|
|2020||iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max|
|2021||iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max|
|2022||– iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max|
|2023||iPhone 15 (TBC)|
✅ iPhone 14: storage, power, and battery life
iPhone 14 Battery Life Will be Crazy Good
The iPhone 13 was described to the world as “the most powerful iPhone ever,” but given that the current low-cost iPhone SE (2022) has the same A15 Bionic chipset as the iPhone 13, the iPhone 14 is a foregone conclusion.
According to Apple follower Ross Young, the smartphone will have Apple’s A16 Bionic processor, which might be one of the first 4nm chips. If this is the case, predict a considerable power increase over the existing iPhone 13’s 5nm A15 Bionic chip. There is also a rumor that TSMC, Apple’s chip supplier, would upgrade to a game-changing 3mn chip in 2022. (via MacRumours).
In any case, it appears that users may experience smoother graphics, faster responses when making a gesture, and slicker 3D maps. We also are waiting for Apple to give some of this promotion into some reality apps.
However, there is a minor problem. The persistent global chip deficit caused by the epidemic has affected the production of everything from video games to vehicles and smartphones. As a result, there’s anticipation that Apple may remain with a 5nm processor, as it did with the iPhone 12 to iPhone 13. To be honest, that sounds like Apple’s “worst-case” backup strategy and nothing else.
Apple’s new A16 processor will be introduced this year, according to reliable Apple expert Ming-Chi Kuo, but only in the two higher-end iPhone 14 versions. He predicted in a tweet that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max would have the A16, while the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max would get the A15 Bionic found in the iPhone 13 range.
Although RAM isn’t a feature that Apple usually discloses for its iPhones, Kuo predicts that every model in the new line-up will come with 6GB RAM. Because the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max have 6GB of RAM and the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini have 4GB, this would be a significant boost for the lower-end iPhones.
According to Kuo, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max could have LPDDR5 RAM, while the lower-end versions will stay with the LPDDR 4X seen in the iPhone 13 line.
We could also see a boost in data transfer speeds, at least for the Pro versions. According to iDropNews, Apple could enhance the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max’s Lightning connection to allow USB 3.0 speeds, which would mean a maximum of 5 Gbps compared to the present Lightning connection’s modest 480 Mbps. That would be a massive benefit to people who need to transfer massive files like high-resolution video.
In terms of storage, we think Apple will stick with the same features as the iPhone 13: 128GB for entry-level models and up to 1TB for Pro models. There are rumors of Apple including 2TB of storage with the 2022 Pro versions, but would it sell enough 2TB phones to make it a viable option? We’re still not convinced.
If Apple is going to offer a device with high processing power, then it should make a reasonable increase in the battery capacity as well. The new iPhone 13 has a two-and-a-half-hour longer battery life than the iPhone 12, so we’re expecting another significant increase in capacity.
Finally, there are rumors that the iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max will be without a port. With wireless chargers and headphones becoming more common, it’s easy to see why the rumors about the iPhone 12 and 13 are still circulating. Is it possible that the iPhone will be released without a port this year? According to Jon Prosser, it’s unlikely. Apple will use Lightning Ports until 2023, according to the source.