There are still a few months until the 2022 iPhone 14 models are ready to ship, but because these smartphones are expected to receive considerable changes, we’ve been hearing rumours about them since even before the apple iPhone 13 models were released.
In 2022, Apple will change iPhone sizes, and the 5.4-inch iPhone mini will be phased out due to customer dissatisfaction. Following the disappointing sales of the iPhone mini, Apple is expected to focus on bigger iPhone sizes for its flagship handsets, with a 6.1-inch iPhone 14, a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max on the way.
Since 2017, iPhones with Face ID have featured a notch on the front to hold all of the essential electronics for face recognition, but with the release of the iPhone 14, that will change. The notch is scheduled to be removed from the iPhone 14 Pro models in 2022 in favour of a new design. Right now, rumors are conflicting, but it appears like Apple will utilise a mixture of a circular hole-punch cutout for the camera and a pill-shaped cutout to house the crucial Face ID components. Unfortunately, this functionality will only be available on the iPhone 14 Pro models, while the normal iPhone 14 models will continue to have a conventional notch.
The back camera might also get a makeover, with Apple introducing a thicker shell that would minimise the camera bulge. The lenses, flash, and LiDAR scanner might all be flush with the back glass if this is true, although we’ve only heard one rumour indicating this.
Some of the upcoming iPhones might include a titanium frame, as well as revised speaker and microphone grilles. Apple may also employ a new vapour chamber thermal technology to keep the iPhone cooler in order to mitigate the effects of quicker CPUs and 5G connection.
The camera on new iPhones is constantly improved, and the iPhone 14 is no exception. The Ultra Wide camera will be improved, and there’s a chance Apple could introduce a “periscope” zoom lens that allows for even larger optical magnification, although it’s unclear whether this will happen in 2022 or 2023. The iPhone Pro versions may also have 48-megapixel cameras and 8K video recording.
TSMC is scheduled to release new A-series “A16” chips, which will be produced on either a 3 or 4-nanometer technology. The A16 chip will be no exception, with each successive generation bringing gains in power and efficiency.
What you need to know about the iPhone 14
Release date for the iPhone 14: There haven’t been any reports about a release date yet, although Apple nearly regularly announces new iPhone models around September.
Iphone 14 price: Pricing for the iPhone 14 is unknown, however the iPhone 13 started at $799 / £779 / AU$1,349, and costs for the future versions may be comparable.
Design: The iPhone 14 will most likely resemble the iPhone 13, with the exception that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max may include a punch-hole camera instead of a notch. Instead of an iPhone 14 small, an iPhone 14 Max with a larger screen may be released.
Display: The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro might feature 6.1-inch (or 6.06-inch) OLED panels with 1170 x 2532 resolution, while the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max could have 6.7-inch (or 6.68-inch) 1284 x 2778 OLED screens. The Pro versions will have a 120Hz refresh rate, while the rest will have a 60Hz refresh rate.
Camera: The main cameras on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max might be 48 megapixels (up from 12MP on the current models). Other details are unknown, although a triple-lens camera is expected on all iPhone 14 models except the base model, which will have two rear lenses.
Specs: Every iPhone 14 model is likely to contain the strong A16 Bionic CPU, but the Pro models might have up to 2TB of storage and 8GB of RAM (up from the current limit of 6GB) (up from a current maximum of 1TB).
Battery: While nothing is known about the battery at this time, there are rumours that its capacity may rise as the phones become fatter to accommodate larger batteries.
iPhone 14 possible release date and price
We haven’t heard anything about an iPhone 14 release date. However, based on prior Apple iPhone launch events, the iPhone 14 is expected to appear in September 2022.
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The iPhone 14 has reportedly commenced trial production, according to the newest rumour. This is a key phase in the phone’s production process, according to Chinese website UDN, and Apple allegedly requests a similar experiment every February. The goal is to complete a device’s design, calibrate testing devices for quality assurance, and pinpoint any manufacturing flaws.
It’s also difficult to anticipate the cost. However, we expect the iPhone 14 will be priced similarly to the iPhone 13, which starts at $799 for the standard model and $999 for the iPhone 13 Pro. However, there may be no iPhone 14 small at all, thus a bigger 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max with a price of $899 seems likely.
The iPhone 14 Pro might cost $999 and the iPhone 14 Pro Max could cost $1,099 or more after that.
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The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, which cost $1,099 and $1,199 respectively, may see a price increase, according to ApplePro. When compared to their iPhone 13 equivalents, this is a $100 price increase. This considerable increase in the new price would certainly sting the wallet of anyone hoping to score a high-end next-gen iPhone 14.
If you’re debating between the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 13 , we’ve compiled a list of reasons why you should get the iPhone 13 now rather than wait for the iPhone 14.
IPhone 14 Design
The most important information about the design of the iPhone 14 comes from a large leak, which includes unauthorised renderings of the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
One of them is seen below, and it has a punch-hole camera rather than a notch, with the Face ID components probably hidden behind the screen. It also lacks a camera hump, with the lenses laying practically flat on the back – a feat that appears to be accomplished by making the phone larger.
The back is semi-glossy glass, the volume buttons are circular, and the sides appear to be titanium rather than stainless steel, like in the iPhone 13 Pro Max . You can also see that a triple-lens camera and a Lightning port are still present.
The colours displayed above aren’t official (though the source claims to have seen a rose gold model), and it’s also worth noting that this design is only expected to apply to the Pro versions, with the iPhone 14 (and, if there is one, the iPhone 14 Max) likely to retain the notch. It’s unclear which, if any, of the other design elements seen here will make it into the regular versions.
Apple new iPhone 14 display
Early iPhone 14 speculations said that all four iPhone 14 models, due out in 2022, would feature ProMotion screens with refresh rates up to 120Hz, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
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Apple is expected to limit ProMotion technology to the iPhone 14 Pro models, owing to a scarcity of available panels, according to display analyst Ross Young. Young has stated that he expects 120Hz refresh rates will remain a feature of the iPhone 14 Pro.
Website in Korean Young’s claims are supported by Elec’s assertion that at least one of the iPhone models arriving next year would have a normal LTPS OLED panel sans 120Hz ProMotion technology. Although analyst Jeff Pu claims that the function would be available on all iPhone 14 models, he is not known for his accuracy.
Apple iphone 14 camera
On the photography front, the iPhone 14 Pro Max appears to have a triple-lens camera in the unofficial renderings above, and another source also claims the phone (along with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Max) will have a triple-lens camera. Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 is said to include two lenses.
That doesn’t seem like much of a departure from the iPhone 13 lineup, however the lens and sensor characteristics may differ.
Indeed, Ming-Chi Kuo (an Apple analyst with a good track record) claims that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will each have a 48MP primary camera, up from the current versions’ 12MP. This would presumably be capable of recording 8K video, and he’s said it before, and he said it again in December 2021, so he appears to be certain about it.
Furthermore, another expert has backed up Kuo’s assertion, claiming that both Pro models would have 48MP cameras in 2022. While this isn’t confirmation, it does support Kuo’s original assertion.
There are also reports that a periscope camera (for long-range optical zoom) is in the pipeline, and we’ve seen a patent to back up these claims. However, most reports indicate that this is still a ways off, with the iPhone 15 or later being the most likely candidates.
The iPhone 14 Pro’s 48-megapixel camera will be able to shoot 12-megapixel photos, most likely using a method known as pixel-binning. Pixel binning improves low-light sensitivity by combining data from numerous tiny pixels on the camera’s image sensor into one “super-pixel.”
According to Kuo, the iPhone’s 8K video recording feature will allow iPhone-recorded videos to provide a “better user experience” when viewed on an 8K display or TV, and that this resolution will allow the iPhone to create videos and images that are more suitable for augmented and mixed reality devices like the AR/VR headset that Apple is working on for 2022.
Apple touch id
The reintroduction of Touch ID is expected to be one of the most striking differences between the iPhone 14 and its predecessors. Instead of being built into a power button, the fingerprint sensor is expected to be buried beneath the iPhone 14’s display, similar to how many fingerprint sensors on the top Android phones are.
According to a new report, the iPhone 13 Pro versions would have Touch ID that is hidden behind the display. However, the leaker was sure to point out that this version of Touch ID is still being tested, and it’s “unclear” if we’ll see it.
A second leak from @PandaIsBald on Weibo in a since-deleted tweet claims that the iPhone 14 will not feature in-display Touch ID, thus the jury is still out on whether the iPhone 14 will have under-display Touch ID. And yet another report, this time from iDropNews’ LeaksApplePro, has gone even farther. He claims that insiders have informed him that Touch ID would not only be absent from the iPhone 14 leaks , but that it has been eliminated totally from Apple’s plans.
Instead, he thinks that Apple is working on an under-screen Face ID solution, which he claims won’t be available until 2023, implying the iPhone 15.
Apple A16 Bionic Chip
Every every iPhone version comes with a new A-series chip, and we’re anticipating Apple’s A16 chip in the iPhone 14 leaks.
The iPhone 14’s next-generation A-series processor will allegedly be manufactured using TSMC’s “NP4” technology, which the firm describes as the “third significant upgrade in the 5-nanometer family.”
The iPhone 14 versions will have 6GB RAM, according to expert Jeff Pu. According to speculations from the Chinese supply chain, the iPhone 14 Pro variants might include up to 8GB RAM.
IPhone 14 specs and features
One thing is nearly certain: the iPhone 14 leaks will include a new processor, most likely dubbed the A16 or A16 Bionic. According to Ross Young, this would be manufactured using a 4nm technology, implying that it would be a respectable upgrade over the iPhone 13’s 5nm A15 Bionic.
However, we’ve lately heard that a 5nm process may be utilised again, since TSMC (the chipset’s manufacturer) is reportedly having trouble switching to a 3nm (or 4nm) technology.
According to another rumour, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max would both have 8GB of RAM. So far, 6GB of RAM has been the most we’ve seen on an iPhone. Though we’ve heard that all models will come with 6GB of RAM, which would be an increase for the less expensive models but not for the Pro models.
On the storage front, the iPhone 13 Pro models upped the maximum amount of internal storage available from 512MB to 1TB, and we’re hearing that the iPhone 14 Pro phones might quadruple that – all the way to 2TB.
Beyond that, some sources believe we’ll see under-display Touch ID on the iPhone 14 , though Mark Gurman (an Apple leaker with a good track record) has said that while Apple apparently tested it, the company is now all-in on Face ID, so it sounds like this won’t happen – and if it does, it’ll probably be alongside Face ID rather than instead.
Another source has stated that under-display Face ID would not be used, therefore this appears to be quite improbable.
A move from a Lightning connector to USB-C is another reported but improbable feature. Apple is apparently contemplating it for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, but just one source has mentioned it so far, so we’ll have to wait and see.
The iPhone 14 leaks will almost certainly contain 5G compatibility, and a patent reveals it may also include a new type of 3D Touch that uses haptic feedback to make interactions more natural. However, like with many patents, we don’t expect anything to come of this one.
Apple is also rumoured to be switching from a physical SIM card to an eSIM (which you won’t be able to remove). This is already available on the iPhone 13 series , but it’s in addition to, not instead of, a physical one. If Apple does go eSIM-only with any iPhone 14 , it will almost certainly sell variants with both types.
eSim for iphone 14
Apple may ditch the actual SIM slot in the iPhone 14 models in favour of an eSIM-only design. According to reports, Apple is encouraging major US carriers to prepare for the debut of eSIM-only handsets by 2022, implying that some iPhone 14 models may be the first to be released without a SIM slot.
Apple released certain iPhone 13 units without a nano-SIM in the package, allowing cellular plans to be activated through eSIM instead. An eSIM enables the addition of cellular plans to a device without the need of a nano-SIM.
Because eSIM technology isn’t accessible in every country, certain iPhones will still need to have a nano-SIM slot. In places where a SIM-free iPhone is offered, it may be optional, with customers able to pick between a SIM-free and a SIM-enabled version. More than 60 nations accept eSIM, according to Apple’s website, which includes a list.
The iPhone 14 will appear in the autumn with a new version of Apple’s iOS software, assuming Apple follows the path it’s followed for the past decade. Because we’re on iOS 15 , the next release is almost certainly going to be iOS 16. (unless Apple ditches numbers like it did with macOS).
We haven’t heard anything about Apple’s planned iOS 16 software improvements, and we aren’t expecting to until the company’s annual developer conference in June. Apple has already been busy on the software front, with iOS 15.2 delivering a number of updates to the iPhone in December.
In-House Modem Chips
Apple is working on its own in-house modem chips, similar to the Apple silicon and A-series processors, which will allow the corporation to lessen its dependency on modem chip manufacturers. Apple has been working on the modem for a long time, and development has increased since Apple purchased the bulk of Intel’s smartphone modem division in 2019.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently predicted that the company might switch to its own 5G modems as soon as 2023. Apple will no longer use Qualcomm once it develops its own modem designs. The “earliest” timeline is 2023, while many sources imply that Apple chip supplier TSMC will be ready to produce Apple’s modem chips in 2023.
IPhone 14 battery
In terms of the battery, it appears that there will be upgrades, with one source claiming that it would be larger in future generations and another claiming that the phones will be thicker – perhaps allowing for a larger battery.
According to one patent, you’ll be using a MagSafe charger instead of the Lightning connector when it comes time to charge, while early unauthorised models show the Lightning port intact.
We’d be astonished if Apple removed the Lightning connector from the iPhone 14 leaks, but a new EU plan might spell the end for it.
Iphone 14 release date
If Apple sticks to prior launch schedules, the iPhone 14 variants are slated to be unveiled in September 2022. The first or second week of September is when the majority of iPhone events take place.