The iPhone 14 is expected to bring about the most significant changes in years. Here’s what we’ve learned so far about this.
Speculation surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 is increasing, and the new devices are expected to be the most significant in years. We can expect an updated design, faster A16 Bionic processor and sharper main camera, and USB-C port on the iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max…
Additionally, it’s expected that Apple will ditch the iPhone 14 mini and replace it with a new 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max. Read on to learn more about the biggest differences yet between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro.
So far, the iPhone 14 has been rumoured to be the most anticipated Apple product of 2022, and we’ve put together a list of what we’d like to see in the next generation. Check out our dedicated iPhone 14 Pro page for more information on the Pro lineup.
The release date and price of the iPhone 14
For the time being, we don’t know when the iPhone 14 will be released. However, based on Apple’s previous iPhone launch events, we can expect the iPhone 14 to be unveiled in September of 2022.
The iPhone 14 is expected to be released on September 13, according to the most recent leak. Apple has a history of releasing new iPhones around the same time each year, so this seems to be on target.
Apple appears to be taking steps to mitigate the risk of long wait times for the iPhone 14 range as a result of manufacturing disruption among its major suppliers, given the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
As far as the price is concerned, it’s impossible to predict. However, we believe the iPhone 14 will be priced similarly to the iPhone 13, which starts at $799 for the regular model and $999 for the iPhone 13 Pro. Although we can’t rule out the possibility of a larger, 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, we expect it to cost $899.
From there, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max could cost $999 and $1,099, respectively.
However, LeaksApplePro, a leaker with a decent track record, claims that the prices of three of the four iPhone 14 models are likely to go up.
The standard iPhone 14 is expected to remain at $799, while the larger iPhone 14 Max is expected to be priced at $899 when it launches later this year. The iPhone 14 Pro, on the other hand, could cost $1,099, a $100 premium over the iPhone 13 Pro ($999). The price of the iPhone 14 Pro Max is expected to rise to $1,199. Anyone hoping to get their hands on a high-end version of the iPhone 14 would 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.
replacing the iPhone 14 mini with the iPhone 14 Max
Apple released an iPhone 13 mini along with the other iPhone 13 models last fall, despite reports that the iPhone 12 mini had poor sales. However, the mini’s days may be numbered after that, as Apple is expected to make significant changes to its iPhone 14 lineup for the year 2022. In addition to the 6.1-inch iPhone 14, there could be a larger iPhone 14 Plus or Max. As a result, there will be two standard-sized phones and two iPhone 14 models with larger screens.
We have confirmation of this from the well-known iPhone 14 leaker Jon Prosser, who claims that the iPhone 14 Max will replace the mini phone, offering only the larger screen size of 6.67 inches without any additional professional features or a high price tag. Bigger and cheaper iPhones could be just what the doctor ordered for Apple’s loyal customers.
According to yet another anonymous source, there will be two different iPhone 14 models: the regular and the Max. The rumoured iPhone 14 Max is a game changer for Apple, and it should make Apple’s competitors nervous, according to our perspective.
In addition to the iPhone 13 mini’s demise, the iPhone 14 is expected to see a slew of new features. See our iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13 comparison for all the rumoured differences between the two devices so far..
There is a good chance that Apple will remove the iPhone 11 from its phone lineup after the iPhone 14’s release. Whether the iPhone 13 mini will be available alongside the iPhone 12 mini is still an open question.
iPhone 14 design
In the words of Jon Prosser and his Front Page Tech video, the iPhone 14 will look like an iPhone 12 crossed with an iPhone 4. If you’d like, those edges could also include an on/off button, as well as three circular volume buttons, like those on the iPhone 4.
The iPhone 14 is rumoured to be made of titanium, which would make it more durable and stronger than previous models, while the back of the phone would still be made of glass, but with a satin-like appearance.
When compared to the iPhone 14 Pro and Ming-Chi Kuo’s claims that a larger module is needed to house a 48MP camera, it doesn’t appear that the standard model will get a set of cameras flush with its rear panel.
Some rumour has it that the iPhone 14 will finally do away with 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. Even if the bezels are reduced, the display will appear even larger.
The display panels for all four iPhone 14 models can be seen in what appears to be a leaked supply chain photo. It appears that the notch will remain on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max while 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 also obtained CAD renderings of the non-Pro version of the iPhone 14. It’s reasonable to assume that Apple’s 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max will follow suit with the same design cues.
These renders, as you can see, don’t look all that different from the current iPhone 13 model. The notch is still smaller, and the rear cameras are still diagonally stacked. As a result, we’re left wondering what exactly is different about 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. Camera bumps on both phones have grown by 0.2mm, indicating a thicker phone. The schematics show that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be similar in height and width to their predecessors, which is surprising given how much larger they are. The new hole-punch/pill-shaped cutouts can also be seen in these schematics.
According to a recent leak, Apple’s next-generation flagship phone, the iPhone 14 Pro Max, will have a larger screen than the current iPhone XS Max. To make the larger iPhone slimmer, or at least more screen-friendly, Apple is rumoured to be tinkering with the phone’s design in order to maximise screen space without sacrificing Face ID security.
Mockups of the iPhone 14’s various design changes are shown in an Alibaba video that Japanese site Macotakara posted. The larger camera module on the Pro models necessitates new cases for those phones, as well as the differences between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro.
One source has stated that there will be Midnight, Starlight, and Product RED colour options as usual, but the current blue will be replaced with a lighter sky blue and a new purple option will also be introduced. Although the leak has since been deleted, it is difficult to tell how trustworthy it is. However, the artist Souta’s rendering of the iPhone 14 Pro in purple shows how this colour would actually look in the real world.
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. So there will be no more 5.4-inch minis.
If Shadow Leaks is to be believed, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will have 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. Because of new bezels, however, the Pro models may grow slightly larger (to 6.12 inches and 6.69 inches).
All iPhone 14 models should feature a 120Hz refresh rate display, as seen on the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, which is likely to be based on an LTPO panel or an evolution of that display technology.
Speculation has surfaced that the iPhone 14 Max, which could be referred to as the iPhone 14 Plus, will feature a 120Hz refresh rate display. A faster refresh rate or a 60Hz display will be available on the standard iPhone 14, but LG is expected to be the screen manufacturer in this case.
According to a report from The Elec, at least one iPhone 14 model will feature an LTPS display, indicating that the 60Hz panel may remain. The lack of a fast-refreshing display on the standard iPhone 14 has been reinforced by subsequent supply chain reports.
This is not quite the snappy 120Hz refresh rate we’d like to see, but it would be a significant improvement over a 60Hz panel, according to a more recent iPhone 14 standard rumour. This disappointing rumour about the specs has been corroborated by a second source.
Although previously rumoured for the iPhone 13, an always-on display would make sense for the upcoming iPhone 14 as well.
OLED panel supplier BOE has been accused of cheating on the width of its thin film transistors, according to a report published in The Elec. That leaves only LG and Samsung as Apple’s only options.
iPhone 14 Touch ID
The return of Touch ID to the iPhone 14 will be a major upgrade over previous models. Apple’s iPhone 14 is expected to have a fingerprint sensor embedded beneath its display, much like many Android phones.
However, the likelihood of this is still up for debate. 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 extremely useful during these mask-wearing times.
Face ID, on the other hand, is now able to recognise a user even if they are wearing a mask thanks to iOS 15.4. Since it works so well, it’s possible that Apple has eliminated the need for fingerprint biometrics altogether.
iPhone 14 cameras
As the iPhone 14 camera rumours continue to spread, they’re becoming more and more intriguing. iPhone 14 Pro models are expected to feature a 48MP main sensor, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a significant upgrade from the iPhone 13’s 12MP camera. Research firm TrendForce, based in Taiwan, confirms that Apple cares about the quality of its main camera, at least in the company’s Pro devices.
However, a well-known Apple insider predicts that the standard iPhone 14 models will continue to use 12MP cameras, while the Pro models will have a 48MP main camera.
A larger main sensor will be welcomed, regardless of how accurate it turns out to be. We’d like to see the iPhone’s telephoto lens improve, as it currently lags behind 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 upcoming iPhones.
Apple may be working on a periscope-style zoom camera for the iPhone 14, or at the very least for the Pro models, according to a recent patent filing. Periscope cameras are expected to appear in the iPhone 15 in 2023, according to Ming-Chi Kuo.
It was previously reported that the front-facing camera on the iPhone 14 will be upgraded to include a wider aperture (f/1.9 instead of f/2.2) and built-in autofocus. With the first, users should be able to take better-looking photos and videos, while the second should prove useful for video calls.
iPhone 14 specs, battery life and charging
Only a few snippets of information have been released about the iPhone 14’s potential features. Apple’s A-series chip will be in the iPhone in 2022, we’re fairly certain. The A16, which is expected to be the iPhone 13’s processor, is expected to offer a significant performance boost over the A15 Bionic.
the A15 Bionic in the iPhone 13 is expected to be replaced by a 4nm chip from TSMC, which would be even smaller and more efficient. According to a recent report, TSMC is having difficulty producing the smaller chips, so the iPhone 14 may stick with a 5nm chipset. It will be an IPhone’s first three years with the same-sized system on chip if that is the case.
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new A16 Bionic chip will only be available for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Max. The A15 Bionic is rumoured to power the regular iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max, but now that tipster Yogesh Brar has confirmed this disappointing spec rumour, the gap between the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max has grown even wider.
According to LeaksApplePro, the iPhone 14 will be powered by an A15 Bionic, not an upgraded silicon “It’s possible that Apple will use the A15 in non-pro iPhones later in the year. In contrast, Apple plans to refer to it as the A16 chip.”
New reports claim the iPhone 14 will be powered by this year’s iPhone 13 Pro models’ version of the A15 Bionic chipset based on information from insiders familiar with the matter. According to teardowns, that chip has 6GB of RAM, while the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have 4GB of RAM. In a way, that would be an improvement, but not necessarily the one we were hoping for; as always, proceed with caution.
Check out our thoughts on what an A16 Bionic chip in the iPhone 14 could mean to you, as analysts weigh in.
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini both had 4GB of RAM, but according to Kuo, all four iPhone 14 models will have 6GB of RAM. According to rumours, the base models will use LPDDR 4X RAM, while the Pro models will supposedly get faster and more efficient LPDDR 5 RAM.
Observer Jeff Pu has also predicted that all four iPhone 14 models will have 6GB of RAM.
The iPhone 13 series has storage options starting at 128GB and going all the way up to 1TB for the Pro models.
An on-board storage capacity of up to 2TB has been rumoured for the iPhone 14. We’re sceptical that an iPhone has the most storage on a smartphone to date, given that no Samsung phone offers this and they’ve previously been generous with storage.
The iPhone 14 and 14 Max will have 64GB of storage, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max will have a whopping 256GB of storage, according to an analyst note from Jeff Pu. Both are plausible, but the former is more likely than the latter, as it would take up half the storage on a regular iPhone 13.
According to an analyst at GlobalDate, Apple may also launch an iPhone 14 with an eSIM-only model. Users who require dual SIM capabilities, such as business travellers or tourists from other countries, would benefit from Apple’s decision.
iPhone 14 5G and satellite connectivity
A 5G modem made by Apple is now a possibility for the iPhone 14, thanks to Apple’s acquisition of Intel’s modem business. This would give Apple more control over both the performance and battery life impact of 5G, but it may not be available until the iPhone 15 is released next year.
New iPhones are rumoured to be equipped with a new 5G chip that could reduce power consumption while still delivering high-quality results. It has been reported that TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.) has been granted Apple’s 5G chip orders for the upcoming iPhone 14 lineup by Taiwan’s Economic Daily News.
Using a 6nm manufacturing process, radio frequency chips could be smaller and use less power while delivering the same performance, according to the supplier. This would be a win-win situation.
In addition, a 5G chip that is smaller in size could allow Apple to fit a larger battery into the device. As a result, the described chip, when coupled with improved power efficiency, has the potential to improve the overall battery life of the phone.
Qualcomm unveiled its new X70 modem at MWC 2022, which is a 5G modem. Because of its late 2022 release date, the new X65 modem, which is expected to have a significant improvement over the current generation, is unlikely to be included in the iPhone 14.
An old iPhone 13 rumour has resurfaced, claiming that the device will be able to connect to satellite networks so that users can text emergency services when cellular networks are unavailable. Although it was not included in the iPhone 13, rumours now suggest that Apple will include satellite connectivity in the iPhone 14 models as part of an effort to improve the emergency capabilities of its phones.
The iPhone 14 USB-C
There have been rumblings about the iPhone 14 ditching the Lightning port in favour of USB-C for several generations, and it looked like that was going to happen at one point. Multiple leakers had claimed that the iPhone 14 Pro would have USB-C, and it would be logical that the standard iPhone 14 would follow suit.
Although it was rumoured that Apple’s iPhone 14 would switch from Lightning to USB-C, it appears that the iPhone 14 will stick with Lightning. Leaks from a Leaking Leaker Instead of a USB-C port, ApplePro expects the iPhone 14 Pro models to ship with Lightning-based data transfer speeds similar to USB 3.0.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, a USB-C iPhone will arrive in late 2023. If he’s right, the iPhone 14 won’t get USB-C, but the iPhone 15 may. According to Bloomberg, Apple is testing USB-C devices and a new charger in anticipation of the iPhone 15’s release in 2023.
iPhone 14: Software
Assuming Apple follows its 10-year-old pattern, the iPhone 14 will arrive in the fall with a new version of Apple’s iOS software. At this point, we’re all set to upgrade to iOS 16, since we’re already on version 15. (unless Apple ditches numbers like it did with macOS).
We haven’t heard anything about iOS 16 software updates from Apple, and we won’t until the company’s annual developer conference in June. Apple has already been busy on the software front with the release of iOS 15.2 in December.
The iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Pro.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max appear to be in a league of their own based on the information we have so far. As a result, only the pros will be able to offer telephoto zooms once again. Because the new iPhone 14 Pros are rumoured to have in-display Touch ID, which would mean that the notch would be replaced by a punch hole display in the display.
In addition, the 48MP main camera on the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to be much sharper than the 12MP camera on the standard iPhone 14. As for USB-C connectivity, it’s possible that only the iPhone 14 Pro models will have it.
In comparison to the year-old A15 Bionic chip that powers the iPhone 14, the A16 Bionic chip may power the iPhone 14 Pro. There are rumours that the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro will have significant differences.
Analyst Jeff Pu, however, believes that all four iPhone 14 models will have a 120Hz display and all four will have 6GB of RAM this time around.
What we’d like to see in the iPhone 14
For Apple’s upcoming fall lineup, we’ve prioritised the most important rumoured features for the next-generation iPhone 14. But here’s what we’d like 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 out.
iPhone 14 renders by Proser show a new design that could be quite appealing to potential buyers. This is not a major shift in Apple’s design aesthetic. Even though Apple’s phones are some of the most attractive, we’d like to see if the company can go even further in terms of design with the iPhone 14.
No notch: The iPhone 14 could feature a notch-free display, which would be great news if it’s true as reported. Under-display cameras would be welcome as long as they didn’t interfere with imaging or Face ID.
For the iPhone 14, we believe Apple will bring back Touch ID, even if it doesn’t use an in-display fingerprint sensor. As with the iPad Air, a Touch ID sensor could be integrated into the side-mounted power button.
However, we’d like to see Apple take a more AI-oriented approach to its chips like Google is set to with its Tensor chip in its Pixel 6 smartphone. Siri and other features on the iPhone 14 can be made smarter and more responsive in order to compete with Google’s voice-activated virtual assistant.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max has one of the best cameras on the market, but we’d like to see Apple continue to improve its camera hardware and software. The gap between the Pro Max and competitors like the Google Pixel 6 and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra isn’t particularly wide at the moment, but that could change. It is our hope that the iPhone 14 camera and photography experience will wipe the floor with Android competitors, forcing them to up their photography game with their next-generation devices.. Getting up to speed on the zoom front would also be beneficial.