Every year, iPhone reveals a new model, and it's one of the most anticipated events worldwide. For years, the iPhone has been setting the trend that all other phone manufacturers look to emulate or better. Apple is known for keeping things under wraps until the last minute, but iPhone 14 leaks have been picking up in recent months. In this article, we bring you everything we know so far about iPhone 14.
- Price and Release Date
- Will There Be Four Models
- Will Be Portless?
- Specs and Software
Generally, Apple holds its events around the second week of September, and usually on a Tuesday. For example, the iPhone 11 was released on September 10, 2019, at Apple's "By innovation only" event. The iPhone 12 on October 23, and the iPhone 13 was released on September, 14. If the company keeps up with this trend, we should expect iPhone 14 to be released around September 13, 2022.
As for the price, Apple didn’t make any radical changes between 2020’s iPhone 12 and 2021’s iPhone 13. This might yet be another indicator that iPhone 14 may retain the same price structure. However, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo speculates that the high-end 6.7-inch iPhone (iPhone 14 Pro) will launch at a record low price, possibly under $900.
This, compared to iPhone 13 Pro Max, which starts at $1,099 and goes all the way up to a staggering $1,599, is quite a price cut.
Apple has a way of naming its phones. There was iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. This was followed by iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max in 2020. In 2021, the tech giant launched iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The existing lineup is a good place to start our speculation. Consequently, we can expect:
iPhone 14 (6.1in)
iPhone 14 Max (6.7in)
iPhone 14 Pro (6.1in)
iPhone 14 Pro Max (6.7in)
However, that’s not a guarantee with a report from Nikkei Asian Review predicting that iPhone 14 Mini will be canceled.
Rumors from analyst Mich-Chi Kuo also suggest that the Mini would be no more, but the iPhone will still comprise four models. Two “high-end” and two “low-end” versions.
The iPhone 12 marked the beginning of a major redesign, and while Apple is known to typically keep the design around for three years, leaks are suggesting it may break the trend this time around. Leaked images show that the iPhone 14 will bear a slightly different design, at least compared to iPhone 13.
Images released by YouTuber “the Hacker 34” show that the iPhone 14 may sport two new cutouts for the Face ID sensors and front camera. Leaker Jon Prosser notes that at least one iPhone 14 model will get a hole-punch of some kind for the selfie camera instead of a notch. Prosser speculates that the Pro models will have the Face ID sensors under the display, a prediction that was corroborated by Mark Gurman of Bloomberg.
Apple Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also notes that Apple may finally do away with the notch altogether, at least for the high-end model. This is likely true considering that Apple filed a patent for a notch-less phone. But whether it becomes a reality is something we’ll have to wait and see.
The iPhone 12 and 13 offer OLED displays, and the iPhone 14 will likely maintain the display. There are rumors that the iPhone 14 Pro model will introduce an adaptive refresh rate between 10Hz and 120Hz, similar to Samsung’s Galaxy S22 series, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
This means Apple will still use LPTO panels that are capable of variable refresh rates, which allow battery preservation for moments when high refresh rates aren’t necessary, like when reading emails.
As for the screen size, there has been some chatter about Apple ditching the iPhone 14 Mini. If that’s so, it will mean Apple will offer only two sizes – 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches.
Rumors that the iPhone 14 will not have any ports have been gaining traction. The rumors have been there since the iPhone 12 and this time it could become a reality due to pressure from the EU or just for the company to create more space inside the phones.
A lack of ports will mean that power will be delivered wirelessly, which will make power accessories like charging adapters and power banks useless. But, as we know, Apple is not one to shy away from unpopular decisions.
The previous models of iPhone Pro and Pro Max had triple rear cameras, made up of a main wide sensor, ultra-wide sensor, and a telephoto sensor. The standard iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13 have two cameras; main wide and ultra-wide sensors.
Rumors surrounding the iPhone 14 suggest that the Pro model could feature a wide-angle camera with a 1/1.3-inch 48MP CMOS image sensor that supports 8K video recording. We expect the Pro models to offer additional features like Macro and ProRES. But, it's still unclear what camera specs to expect.
It's also highly likely Apple will introduce more cameras to the iPhone 14 series. Smartphone manufacturers like Samsung have used quad-camera setup on their high-end phones, and it shouldn’t be surprising to see Apple go with this trend.
Assuming Apple sticks to its pattern for the last few years, the iPhone 14 will sport a new version of iOS software. The latest iOS 15 may be replaced with iOS 16, or maybe the company will ditch numbers as it did with macOS. There is no news yet about a planned OS, but again, Apple is not new to surprises.
The iPhone 14 is speculated to get a 4nm processor, which should deliver better performance and energy efficiency. This could also mean a smaller battery unit, which will make the device lighter.
Rumormongers are optimistic that Apple will break yet another terabyte barrier by offering up to 2TB of storage on the new iPhone 14. However, you should take all rumors with a grain of salt, until the product arrives or the company releases an official statement.
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