The iPhone 14 could be the most significant update in years. So far, here’s what we know.
The iPhone 14 speculations have already started, and Apple’s next flagship phone is expected to be somewhat different. While the new iPhone 13 models largely provide incremental improvements, the iPhone 14 may bring some of the most significant advancements in years. So far, rumours point to the elimination of the notch, possible under-display Touch ID, a strong new 4nm processor, and one of the variants being port-less.The most popular speculation is that the iPhone small will be phased out in favour of a new size. Yes, a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max could be released with a 6.1-inch iPhone 14.
Here’s what we’ve heard so far about the iPhone 14 and what we’d like to see from Apple’s 2022 smartphone.
iPhone 14 latest rumors
- Another leaker has claimed the iPhone 14 could drop the Lightning port and go for USB-C instead.
- The iPhone 14 could sport a new 4nm chip, and we break down what that means for you
iPhone 14 possible release date and price
We haven’t heard anything about an iPhone 14 release date. However, based on previous Apple iPhone launch events, the iPhone 14 is expected to appear in September 2022.
It’s also tough to predict 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 larger 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max with a price of $899 seems likely.
The iPhone 14 Pro could cost $999 and the iPhone 14 Pro Max could cost $1,099 or more after that.
Apple has announced new iPhone 13 mini, despite the iPhone 12 mini’s supposedly weak sales. The mini, on the other hand, may be doomed after that, as the iPhone 14 lineup for 2022 is expected to be reshuffled. Along with the standard 6.1-inch iPhone 14, there could be a larger iPhone 14 Plus or Max. As a result, there will be two iPhone 14 versions with ordinary screens and two with larger screens.
This was supported up by Prosser, who said in a video that the iPhone 14 Max will be a mini phone replacement, with only a 6.7-inch display and consequently a high price tag. Given the demand for larger phones, an iPhone that is both enormous and affordable could be exactly the ticket.
iPhone 14 design
According to Jon Prosser’s Front Page Tech video, the iPhone 14 will resemble a hybrid between an iPhone 12 and an iPhone 4, with flat sides. However, a mute button and a group of circular buttons for volume centre, reminiscent of the iPhone 4, might be found on those borders.
The iPhone 14’s sides are rumoured to be constructed of titanium, making it tougher and stronger than prior iPhones, while the rear retains the glass surface but appears to have a satin-like sheen. There have been reports that the next-generation iPhone will be portless, but Prosser believes that the iPhone 14 will keep its Lightning ports.
Another possible design change on the iPhone 14 cards is that the three rear cameras will no longer appear on the back of the iPhone but will remain on the back. Given the advances in camera sensor technology and lens production, this could be a possibility.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also added his thoughts on the leak of the iPhone 14 and said that the next Apple phone would have a “complete redesign” of a very different setting than the iPhone 13. This is because, according to Gurman, Apple engineers were working behind the iPhone 13 . scenes of big things that will take more time, “and as a result we are set to see the most important changes for the iPhone 14 with the iPhone 13. that was the case from the iPhone X; much of that later.
The new iPhone 14 concept suite looks at many of these design changes and features the Apple phone we would love to see.
Said concept phone has no notch, kills the rear camera bump and comes with USB-C connectivity, How likely such changes are is open to discussion, but we hope there’s some nugget of truth to this concept. If you really want to geek out, Concepts iPhone has put together a very cool but also very unrealistic concept of a sliding iPhone 14. While it wold give you second display, we see Apple going the foldable route (at some point).
iPhone 14 display
We’re’ expecting a shakeup in the iPhone 14 range, as we’ll reportedly see a standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro come with a 6.1-inch display, and a possible iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max to sport a 6.7-inch display. So no more 5.4-inch mini.
Given the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro max have a 120Hz refresh rate display, we’d it would be great to see all iPhone 14 models have such a screen, likely using an LTPO panel or an evolution of that display tech. However, one report from The Elec says that at least one iPhone 14 model with sport an LTPS display, which means a 60Hz panel could be sticking around.
An always-on display would also seem logical for the iPhone 14 given it was tipped for the iPhone 13 but never made it into the latest iPhone.
But the most important change given to the iPhone 14 is the removal of the display note. Prosser leak-based translation proves that the note will be replaced by a forward-facing punch-hole camera. That’s easy to visualize, considering most Android phones use the same screen saver space.
However, that raises the question of where the Face ID sensors will go. There are rumors that Apple will put sensors under the OLED display, but a claim made by expert showing Ross Young said “under the Face ID panel is not over,” but that “it’s easier than a panel camera.” There is speculation that if Apple takes a display below Face ID it will be reserved for the iPhone 14 Pro modelsHow Apple can use a punch-hole camera and still use Face ID without the sensors shown remains open to debate. Perhaps the iPhone 14 may have a slightly higher sensitivity limit, or use enhanced image processing with a selfie camera to avoid the need for IR scanning. In any case, we are very hopeful that the current display note has been sent to Apple’s design history books, as it is now chunky by modern smartphone standards.
iPhone 14 Touch ID
One of the most important changes to the iPhone 14 than its predecessors is the restoration of touch ID. Instead of being plugged into a power button, it will embed under the iPhone 14 display, much like most fingerprint sensors on Android smartphones.
According to the latest leaks, the iPhone 13 Pro models will come with a lower capture of the Touch ID display. But the leper made sure the Touch ID was still being tested and it was not “clear” whether we would eventually see it.
A separate leak from @PandaIsBald on Weibo of the deleted post means that the iPhone 14 will actually not have a Touch ID, so the judge is out of touch with the touch ID being displayed under the iPhone 14.
iPhone 14 cameras
We haven’t heard much about the iPhone 14 cameras so far, but there are some interesting rumors. One report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests a 48MP main sensor for the iPhone 14 Pro models, which could be a big jump from the 12MP camera to the iPhone 13.
Improved telephoto capabilities can also be appreciated, as the iPhone lags behind the popularity of the Samsung Galaxy S21. In fact, it would have been nice if Apple had inspired the Galaxy S21 Ultra and opted for a second telephoto camera with features like 10x optical zoom.One patent for Apple points to Apple working with a periscope style zoom camera, which can go to the iPhone 14, or at least Pro models.
iPhone 14: what we’d like to see
New Design: Proser’s offer for the iPhone 14 mocks the phone which looks very attractive. But it is not a big departure from the beauty of Apple’s industrial construction. Granted, Apple makes some phones look great, but we’d love to see if it can improve the design of the phone; perhaps the iPhone 14 list could include the rumored phone line of the iPhone Flip.
No notch: The iPhone 14 may come with a small display, and we hope it will bear fruit. Rumor has it that this could be a substitute for punch-hole, but we would also like to see the camera below the display as long as it does not affect photography or Face ID functionality.
Touch ID: We can be sure that Apple will return the Touch ID of the iPhone 14, even if it doesn’t happen with the sensor inside the display. Maybe a power button set aside can have a Touch ID sensor integrated into it like the one on the iPad Air.
Smart Features: While the Apple A-series chips have always been a powerhouse, we would like to see Apple relying heavily on the AI side of things, just as Google Pixel 6 is set to do with its Tensor chip. That way we can have smarter, more responsive Siri to compete with Google Assistant, as well as smarter features that accurately deliver the data or services that iPhone 14 users are looking for when looking for them.
Deadly Camera Power: The iPhone 13 Pro Max offers one of the best camera phones all around, but we want to see Apple push its camera and hardware technology even further. As it stands, the lead between Pro Max and the popularity of Google Pixel 6 and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is not great. With the iPhone 14, we would like to see Apple bring a camera and photo-taking caption with Android rivals, forcing them to launch their next-generation camera game with their phones. And holding the zoom front can help, too