iPhone 14 Pro rumors — everything we know so far

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Everything we know about the iPhone 14 Pro so far is listed here.

Apple 14 Pro Max render based on multiple 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. Rumors have ranged from the death of the notch to the return of Touch ID.

Even though the iPhone 13 Pro is an excellent upgrade over its predecessor, it is not a game-changer. And since the iPhone 11 Pro, the iPhone hasn’t made a significant step forward.

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There’s no doubt that Apple will have to up its game to compete with the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra and the Google Pixel 6 Pro. Fortunately, if recent leaks and rumours are to be believed, Apple’s upcoming Pro model may do just that. The iPhone 14 Pro, on the other hand, may have some significant differences from the other iPhone 14 models.

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

iPhone 14 Pro rumored release date and price

When it comes to the release dates and prices of Apple’s upcoming iPhones, it’s no surprise that the company is extremely tight-lipped. However, based on previous launches, we’d say September is a safe bet for the iPhone 14 range.

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According to the most recent rumour, the iPhone 14 will be released on September 13. Other rumours and Apple’s regular iPhone launch cadence indicate that this date is likely to be the date of the next iPhone.

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According to reports, Apple is taking steps to prevent the iPhone 14 range from experiencing long wait times because of supply chain disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. However, Apple may have to ditch one supplier who wasn’t producing components to Apple’s standards, but that should not delay the production of its new iPhone.

LeaksApplePro has claimed that three of the four iPhone 14 models are expected to rise in price, but this is just a rumour at this point.

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At $1,099, the iPhone 14 Pro would represent a $100 premium over the current iPhone 13 Pro, which retails for a starting price of $999. As for the iPhone 14 Pro Max, the price could go up to $1,199 by the end of the year. Anyone hoping to get their hands on a high-end version of the iPhone 14 would be stinging their wallets with this price increase.

In a Twitter post, Shadow Leak predicted that the regular iPhone 14 Pro would be priced at $1,099.

Check out our early review of the iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro — it’s the most significant upgrade in years.

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iPhone 14 Pro design 

The rumoured leaks from Jon Prosser have led to a series of renders purporting to show the iPhone 14 Pro’s upcoming big changes.

Renders by Prosser show the iPhone 14 Pro with three cameras integrated into the back. You may, however, be disappointed by some rival schematics that show the iPhone 14 Pro models looking a lot like their iPhone 13 counterparts. 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 rumoured to be 0.2 millimetres thicker.

According to other reports, the camera module will grow in size as well. Because a 48MP camera requires a larger camera module, Ming-Chi Kuo, a respected Apple analyst, believes this is the reason for the delay. Since the new module’s corners have a curved shape, a new leak claims that corners of the iPhone 14Pro (but not the ProMax) will get rounder to match.

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The infamous display notch has also been rumoured to be removed from the iPhone 14 Pro’s design. Display analyst Ross Young predicts that Apple will offer two cutouts for Face ID: a pill-shaped cutout and a punch hole. Rumors from EverythingApplePro suggest that this design is now firmly established.

A Weibo user has shared an alleged schematic of the iPhone 14 Pro’s design. We’re not sure if it’s a better option than the notch.

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

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Unlike the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro max appear to ditch the notch in favour of a pill-shaped cutout and what looks like a punch-hole camera or sensor. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro max are expected to be released on September 12.

Display Supply Chain Consultants, a young and analyst firm, has once again hammered home the idea of a dual-camera iPhone 14 Pro. However, the standard iPhone will need to wait another year before it gets a notch-less display, which helps to further boost the appeal of going pro with the next iPhone.

Another suite of CAD renders have given us yet another taste of what the iPhone 14 Pro could look like with a notch-less design. There’s something oddly asymmetrical about the design, but it’s still distinct.

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Some iPhone 14 mock-ups posted by Alibaba and shared by Macotakara give us the best idea of what all the design changes mean. Additionally, you’ll notice a larger camera module on these iPhone 14 models, which means that iPhone 13 Pro cases won’t fit because of the larger camera module.

Earlier this year, there were rumblings that Touch ID might make a comeback as an in-screen fingerprint scanner. There is, however, no certainty about this. A few years down the road, Ming Chi-Kuo thinks there won’t be an iPhone with Touch ID or Face ID. 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. Apple may have avoided the need for fingerprint-based biometrics by making this work so well.

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One leak has addressed the iPhone 14 Pro’s colour options, but it has since been deleted. Another colour option is expected to be added this year: dark purple, according to an anonymous Chinese leaker. Another set of renders, this time by artist Souta, are shown below.

iPhone 14 Pro USB-C

Several Apple products, including the iPhone 14 and iPad Pro, already feature USB-C ports, so it’s possible that the iPhone 14 Pro will as well. However, according to more recent rumours, Apple will continue to use Lightning over USB-C, but will instead use Lightning ports with USB 3.0 data transfer. USB-C chargers for mobile devices like smartphones are expected to become the new standard in the EU in the near future.

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Having USB-C on the iPhone 14 Pro, for some people, is a must-have feature. Indeed, the Lightning connector is one of its weakest points because of its tendency to break down over time. This can make charging your phone extremely difficult. The Lightning standard and Apple’s accessory ecosystem are so well-established that it is unlikely that Apple will abandon it unless forced to do so.

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Ming-Chi Kuo, on the other hand, predicts that Apple will switch to USB-C on the iPhone in late 2023. If he’s right, which a new report from Bloomberg suggests he is, then the iPhone 15 will be the first to ship with a USB-C port.

iPhone 14 Pro display

The 120Hz dynamic refresh rate display on the iPhone 13 Pro was one of the most significant improvements it brought. In order to save battery life, the screen could go 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 rumoured iPhone 13 Pro, based on the current information. A next-generation LTPO panel, like the one found in the OnePlus 10 Pro, could help improve power efficiency in the long run.

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With that said, a 90Hz display is expected for the standard iPhone 14 models, which is an improvement over the 60Hz display on iPhone 13, but not quite on par with the Pro models.

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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. According to a Shadow Leaks report, the iPhone 14 Pro will have the same display sizes as the iPhone 13 Pro, which was leaked earlier this year by the same source.

Measurements may change, even if their names don’t. According to a rumour from Ross Young, the iPhone 14 Pro could increase in size from 6.06 inches to 6.12 inches, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max from 6.68 to 6.69 inches. Because of rumoured slimmer bezels and a new notch design, it is expected that this will happen.

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iPhone 14 Pro cameras 

Keep your expectations in check for the number 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 phones appear on our list of the best camera phones.

However, a single leak suggests that the iPhone 14 Pro will have a 48MP main camera, a significant upgrade from the 12MP cameras Apple has used for the past several years. While Cupertino’s computational photography is some of the best around, having more megapixels to play with would likely give the iPhone 14 Pro more scope when it comes to processing light and details; we could be at a time where megapixels matter once more to Apple.

But a regular Apple tipster has the standard iPhone 14 models tipped to stick with 12MP cameras, with only the Pro models expected to get a 48MP main camera.

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

An Apple patent suggests the company is working on a periscope-style zoom camera for the telephoto camera. The iPhone 14 Pro would be the most likely candidate to get this new feature, if it were to appear at all. If you’re still confused, Apple oracle Ming-Chi Kuo thinks Apple hasn’t yet developed a periscope camera for the iPhone 15.

All iPhone 14 models, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, will have a new front-facing camera with a wider aperture and built-in autofocus, up from the current iPhone’s f/2.2. The former should help with capturing brighter photo and videos, while the latter should be a boon for video calls.

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iPhone 14 Pro specs and battery life

iPhone 14 Pro’s specifications have not been confirmed, but it isn’t unusual for a new model to have an upgraded processor, as is the case with every new iPhone.

After the A15 Bionic, we can expect an A16 Bionic chip, which will have better overall performance. A 4nm process node is expected to be used for that chip. Apple’s 5G modem could also be made by the company itself.

Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro is expected to offer a significant increase in processing power over the A15 Bionic. While it’s unclear how much of a difference this will make to the average user, the iPhone 14 Pro isn’t going to have any trouble with anything.

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However, according to Kuo, the A16 Bionic will only be used in iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max models, while the iPhone 14 is expected to remain on the A15. Apple has never done this before, as new iPhones have always come with upgraded silicon. Another Shadow Leak leak confirms this. However, this is just conjecture at this point because of the great chip shortage of the past two years.

A new report citing insiders claims the iPhone 14 will use the same version of the A15 Bionic chipset that powers this year’s iPhone 13 Pro models, which further complicates matters. According to teardowns, that chip has 6GB of RAM, while the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have 4GB of RAM. It’s an improvement, but it’s not a complete chip upgrade, so the iPhone 14 Pro has an edge over the standard model in terms of appeal.

The iPhone 14 Pro, according to a recent leak, will have 8GB of RAM. Onboard RAM could make the iPhone 14 Pro an absolute powerhouse, as Apple’s efficiency approach has allowed it to do more with less RAM than the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.

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However, the current iPhones aren’t exactly slow, so adding more RAM might seem excessive. It seems odd to us that all four iPhone 14 models are expected to have 6GB of RAM, according to analyst Jeff Pu.

A 1TB storage option for the iPhone 14 Pro is expected, but there haven’t been any solid rumours about it yet.

Rumors about the battery capacity or size have not yet surfaced. Even though the iPhone 13 Pro’s battery lasted for 11 hours and 42 minutes in our battery test, we are confident that the iPhone 14 Pro will match or exceed that time. We’d expect the iPhone 14 Pro Max to have the same or better battery life as Apple continues to improve the efficiency of its chips and phones.

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A new 5G modem chip is expected to be used in the iPhone 14 Pro when it launches later this year. The smaller size should reduce the amount of power needed to run the device, as well as provide more room for the battery to expand. That means that the iPhone 13’s already impressive battery life can be boosted even further.

But it looks like Qualcomm’s new 5G chip, the Snapdragon X70, will be a stumbling block for Apple’s new iPhone 14 Pro model. One of the first of its kind in a modem chip, the 5G AI processor should allow it to better manage 5G beams going to and from a 5G phone by optimising the antenna. Qualcomm estimates that mmWave-based 5G networks, such as those in stadiums and arenas, will benefit most from AI, but AI can also help manage sub-6GHz 5G signals.

The iPhone 14 Pro may also be able to connect to satellite networks in addition to its cellular and Wi-Fi capabilities. Speculation about an emergency satellite communications capability first surfaced in the lead-up to the iPhone 13’s launch last year. While that capability did not arrive in time for those phones, reliable tipsters say that the iPhone 14 models will have this capability. Using satellite networks, you can send location-alerting text messages to emergency services when you’re not near a cell tower or Wi-Fi hotspot.

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A look at the iPhone 14 Pro

For many people, the iPhone 14 Pro is the phone they’ve been waiting for, as the Pro models are tipped to offer a significant upgrade over previous generations of iPhones. It’s not going to be a complete departure from the iPhone 13 and iPhone 12, but we believe this upcoming generation of iPhone will set the stage for future generations of iPhones. And now that the iPhone SE (2022) has been released, here’s what the iPhone SE tells us about the iPhone 14, which was released in 2012.

Touch ID, an improved main camera sensor, and the inclusion of a USB-C port are all potential game-changers for the iPhone. In turn, this would set the bar for other smartphones hoping to make it onto our list of the best phones.

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