One location for all iPhone 14 Pro rumors and leaks
With a probable design that differs noticeably from the iPhone 13 Pro, Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro is expected to be the device that shakes up the iPhone lineup. The death of the notch to the reinstatement of Touch ID have all been mentioned in the rumors thus far.
Even if the iPhone 13 Pro is excellent, there is debate as to whether it represents a significant advancement over the model it replaces. Additionally, since the release of the iPhone 11 Pro, the iPhone hasn’t advanced significantly.
It appears that Apple will need to bring its A-game to the iPhone 14 Pro in the face of fierce competition from devices like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and the Google Pixel 6 Pro; our comparison of the iPhone 14 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has more information on that conflict.
Fortunately, based on the leaks and rumors we have heard thus far, Apple’s upcoming Pro model may be accomplishing that. And the iPhone 14 Pro might differ significantly from the other iPhone 14 models in some significant ways.
Here is everything we currently know about the iPhone 14 Pro and what we anticipate learning.
iPhone 14 Pro rumored release date and price
According to all the current rumors, we predict the iPhone 14 series will debut on September 13.
Pre-orders for the iPhone 14 range are then anticipated to open the Friday following the Apple event, September 16, with the devices likely going on sale a week later, on Friday, September 23. This would occur ten days following the alleged Apple event.
somewhat trustworthy leaker Leaks Three of the four iPhone 14 versions, according to ApplePro, are expected to see price increases, but this is undoubtedly just a rumor. But given that a later source also asserts that an iPhone 14 Pro price increase is imminent, it appears that many people are getting into this idea.
According to these speculations, the iPhone 14 Pro would cost $1,099 at launch, $100 more than the iPhone 13 Pro’s starting price of $999. And the price of the iPhone 14 Pro Max might rise by a similar $100, to $1,199. Anyone trying to obtain a high-end next-generation iPhone 14 would undoubtedly feel the pinch from this somewhat large jump in the launch pricing.
To understand how the Pro series will differ from the normal iPhone and perhaps to justify that higher price, do also check out our early look at the iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro.
iPhone 14 Pro design
The iPhone 14 Pro may undergo significant alterations, according to a set of renders presented by tipster Jon Prosser that are purportedly based on leaked information.
Three cameras are depicted flush with the back of the iPhone 14 Pro in Prosser’s renderings. However, if that sounds appealing, you might be let down by other competing schematics, which depict the iPhone 14 Pro versions as resembling their iPhone 13 predecessors. The iPhone 14 Pro reportedly features a larger version of the elevated camera array and is 0.2mm thicker than the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The back camera module is predicted to grow in size according to some rumors. According to reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, this is necessary because a 48MP camera requires a bigger module. In order to better match the curved edges of the new module, according to another source, the corners of the iPhone 14 Pro (but not the Pro Max) will be rounded.
Removing the now-famous display notch from the iPhone 14 Pro is reportedly the biggest design update in the works. Display analyst Ross Young anticipates Apple to include both a punch hole and a pill-shaped cutout for Face ID, making a total of two cuts. According to speculations from EverythingApplePro, this design appears to be finalized at this point.
A notch-free iPhone 14 Pro design can be seen in a purported schematic posted by a leaker on Weibo. However, we’re not certain if this would be an upgrade over the notch.
With what appears to be a supply chain leak photo displaying the display panels for each of the four iPhone 14 versions, these claims gained more credibility.
According to reports, the ordinary iPhone will have to wait another year before getting a notch-free display, while cutouts appear to be happening for the iPhone 14 Pro models. That ought to increase the allure of turning pro with the upcoming iPhone.
We now have yet another preview of what the iPhone 14 Pro might look like with a notch-less design thanks to a new set of CAD renders. The rather asymmetrical appearance seems decidedly un-Apple, but it is unmistakably theirs.
Some iPhone 14 mock-ups posted by Alibaba and published by Macotakara give us the greatest idea of what all the design revisions have resulted in. In the case of the iPhone 14 models, in addition to the two cutouts on the front display, you can also see the larger camera module. According to Macotakara, this larger module prevents iPhone 13 Pro cases from fitting the iPhone 14 Pro.
Early on, there were some rumors that Touch ID would come back as an in-display fingerprint scanner. The likelihood of this is still up for debate. For a few more years, according to analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, there won’t be an iPhone with Touch ID or Face ID hidden beneath the display. This would have been frustrating because having a Face ID alternative is incredibly helpful in these times of mask wear.
But with iOS 15.4, Apple has improved Face ID so that it can identify a genuine user even while they are hiding their identity. It functions extremely well, indicating that Apple may have avoided the necessity for biometrics that focus on the fingerprint.
Only one leak has mentioned the iPhone 14 Pro’s color possibilities. According to a Chinese leaker, this year’s new choice for the popular Graphite, Silver, and Gold Pro iPhone hues would be a deep purple. That is depicted below in a different set of renders created by artist Souta (opens in new tab).
The addition of the purple option was the most significant alteration, according to a summary of the state of iPhone 14 color speculations published by MacRumors(opens in new tab) in May. The article also includes the current iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 sections’ color possibilities, which are black, white, blue, and [Product] Red. (Take note that Apple now refers to its black and white smartphones as “Midnight” and “Starlight,” respectively.) This time, the pink and green colors would not be used.
In terms of the claimed color options for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, the new purple shade would join silver, gold, and graphite. Both the Alpine Green and Sierra Blue colors that have been offered since the iPhone 13 Pro’s spring introduction would be eliminated from the range.
iPhone 14 Pro USB-C
According to some reports, Apple may eventually switch to USB-C ports with the iPhone 14 Pro, which would make sense given how many of its products already support USB-C. More recent speculations, however, suggest that Apple will continue to use Lightning rather than USB-C while switching to improved Lightning connectors with faster USB 3.0 data transfer. That occurs at a time when the EU is getting closer to making USB-C the default charger for portable electronics like phones.
For some users, the iPhone 14 Pro’s USB-C port would be an essential feature. In fact, considering that it can degrade over time, the Lightning connector is possibly the weakest aspect of the iPhone. This can make charging your phone quite challenging. Unfortunately, given how well-established the standard is and how extensive its network of accessories is, Apple is unlikely to forsake Lightning unless absolutely necessary.
However, Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple won’t make the switch to USB-C for the iPhone until the latter half of 2023. If he is right, which a recent Bloomberg report implies he is, then the iPhone 15 will be the first device to officially support USB-C.
iPhone 14 Pro display
The 120Hz dynamic refresh rate display on the iPhone 13 Pro was one of the largest improvements it offered. When a quick refresh rate was required, the screen could switch from 120Hz to as little as 10Hz thanks to the usage of an LTPO panel, which helped preserve battery life.
The iPhone 14 Pro may expand on this and scale down to as little as 1Hz, lessening the battery consumption of a display. And this might make it possible to employ an always-on display, as reported. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman claims the iPhone 14 Pro will finally get an always-on display and use it to show “weather, calendars, stocks, activities, and other data” on the lock screen, with a low refresh rate helping to preserve battery life. This feature has long been rumored to be an upcoming one for next-generation iPhones. This functionality appears to have been anticipated by Apple’s overhauled iOS 16 lock screen, which was first shown off in June.
The ordinary iPhone 14 models, on the other hand, are rumored to sport 90Hz displays, an improvement over the 60Hz of the iPhone 13 but still not as good as the Pro phones.
According to Ross Young, the screen sizes of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max could go from 6.06 inches to 6.12 inches and 6.68 inches to 6.69 inches, respectively. Evidently, this will be due to rumored thinner bezels and a new notch design.
iPhone 14 Pro cameras
The iPhone 14 Pro is expected to use the same three cameras as previous Pro models: a primary, ultrawide, and telephoto array, so don’t expect a significant change in that regard. That’s not a bad thing, considering that Apple phones frequently appear on our list of the best photography phones.
The iPhone 14 Pro, meanwhile, is rumored to include a 48MP main camera, which would finally represent a departure from the 12MP sensors Apple has relied on for years. Although Cupertino has some of the best computational photography available, having more megapixels available will certainly allow the iPhone 14 Pro more flexibility when it comes to processing light and details; we may be at a point where Apple will once again value megapixels.
However, a regular Apple insider predicts that the basic iPhone 14 models would maintain their 12MP cameras, with the Pro versions being the only ones predicted to have a 48MP main camera.
Although the ultrawide camera has not received any improvements, we would be shocked if no efforts were made to enhance the field of vision and help reduce some edge distortion.
Additionally, there is potential for the telephoto camera to gain zoom, as an Apple patent suggests that the company is developing a zoom camera in the periscope manner. The iPhone 14 Pro would be the first iPhone to introduce such a capability. To further complicate matters, Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst, asserts that the periscope camera won’t debut until the iPhone 15 in 2023.
All varieties of the iPhone 14 will reportedly receive an enhanced front-facing camera, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. This appears to incorporate a new, larger aperture, a more intricate 6-part lens, and the first use of autofocus. Together, these improvements should make it possible for the iPhone’s selfie camera to capture photographs that are more vivid, easier to concentrate on, and less prone to distortion.
For further information, see our compilation of the major rumored improvements to the iPhone 14 camera(opens in new tab).
iPhone 14 Pro specs and battery life
The A16 Bionic chip, which is said to have better performance overall than the A15 Bionic, is anticipated to replace the A15 Bionic with the iPhone 14 Pro series.
However, a number of rumors have suggested that the iPhone 14 will continue to use the A15 Bionic chip, which would result in differences in the models’ fundamental specifications. Apple has always included new iPhones with improved silicon, so this would be a first.
The performance of the processor, graphics, and neural processing will likely be significantly higher on the iPhone 14 Pro than on the A15 Bionic. It may not be immediately obvious how much of an impact that will have on the typical user.
Although there haven’t been any confirmed storage rumors for the iPhone 14 Pro yet, storage is probably going to reach up to 1TB.
According to a Weibo source who claims to be familiar with the iPhone 14 family’s battery capacities, all models—aside from the iPhone 14 Pro Max—will see a minor rise in size. There is some shrinkage of the 14 Pro Max, but hopefully not enough to affect the battery life of the device as a whole.
In our battery test, which makes the phone continuously reload web pages via a cellular connection until it runs out of power, we’d be sure that the iPhone 14 Pro will match or surpass the 11 hours and 42 minutes the iPhone 13 Pro achieved. As Apple improves chip and phone efficiency, we anticipate the iPhone 14 Pro Max to perform at least as well as the iPhone 13 Pro Max, which managed a sizable 12 hours and 16 minutes.
Regarding 5G, we anticipate that the iPhone 14 Pro will employ a new, more compact 5G modem chip. Since it is smaller, it should consume less energy to operate and may have more space for the batteries to grow into. That suggests that the iPhone 13’s already remarkable battery life can be enhanced even further.
Sadly, it appears like Qualcomm’s new 5G CPU, the Snapdragon X70, may not be compatible with the iPhone 14 Pro. The first of its type 5G AI processor will be included in the chip, enabling the modem system to employ artificial intelligence to optimize a phone’s antenna and better control 5G beams flowing to and from a 5G phone. Although AI can also help control sub-6GHz 5G signals, Qualcomm believes that will be especially valuable for mmWave-based 5G networks in settings like stadiums and arenas.
The iPhone 14 Pro might get satellite network connectivity in addition to cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity. Emergency satellite communications are reportedly a possibility for the iPhone 14 models, according to trustworthy tipsters. That feature originally surfaced in the run-up to last year’s iPhone 13 launch; however, the capability didn’t come in time for those phones. The concept is that you can text emergency services to inform them of your location when you’re in an area without reliable cellular or Wi-Fi connectivity.
iPhone 14 Pro outlook
The Pro models are expected to represent a true development of the iPhones we’ve seen over the previous few years, thus the iPhone 14 Pro may be the device many of us have been waiting for. Although the iPhone 14 won’t seem much different from the iPhone 13 or 12, we believe it will establish a design language and feature set that will serve as a model for future iPhones.
No notch, Touch ID, higher megapixel main camera, USB-C connector, or any other feature could significantly alter the iPhone as we know it. And that would have the additional impact of setting the benchmark for other smartphones to meet in order to earn a spot on our list of the best phones.