The iPhone 14 isn’t coming out until September, but people are already getting excited. Apple hasn’t confirmed that its next smartphone will be called the iPhone 14, but the internet is full of rumors about it and talk of a “complete redesign.”
Ming-Chi Kuo, a top Apple analyst, thinks that the iPhone 14 lineup will include four devices, two of which will be upgraded “Pro” models. So, even though nothing is official, there are a lot of good guesses to think about.
We really like the iPhone 13, so we think the iPhone 14 will be great. Even more so when you consider that the cheap iPhone SE (2022) works just as well as the iPhone 13.
Without further ado, here’s what we know so far about the next-generation iPhone from Apple.
A quick look at iPhone 14 rumors
- A quick look at iPhone 14 rumors
- Four Apple iPhone 14s
- No “mini” at 5.4 inches
- Pro models will not have a notch.
- New main camera with 48 MP
- Prices start at £779, $799, or AU$1,349
iPhone 14: release date
Apple hasn’t even said anything about the iPhone 14 or when it will come out. But since Apple usually shows off new iPhones around the same time every year, it’s likely that the iPhone 14 will come out in September 2022.
On September 14, 2021, the second Tuesday of the month, the news about the iPhone 13 got out. Apple seems to like the first or second Tuesday of September best, so the iPhone 14 could come out on either September 6, 2022, or September 13, 2022, on a Tuesday.
Most Apple events take place at the company’s headquarters in Apple Park, California, and start at 10 am Pacific Time, which is 6 pm GMT and 4 am AEST.
In March, Apple held its first event of 2022, but there was no mention of the iPhone 14. Instead, the long-awaited iPhone SE 3 and a new iPad Air were given to tech fans.
iPhone 14: price
The price of the iPhone 14 hasn’t been officially announced yet. But since the standard iPhone 13 starts at £679, $699, or AUS$1199, we’d expect the iPhone 14 to cost about the same.
The iPhone 13 came out in the UK for £20 less than the iPhone 12. Fingers crossed that the trend keeps going down, but if one rumor is true, that may be wishful thinking.
It comes from iDropNews, which says that insiders at Apple have told them that higher prices are being talked about. The standard iPhone 14 would start at $799, while the bigger iPhone 14 Max would cost $100 more, at $899 (about £650 or AU$1200). That would make the price of the Pro model go up to $1099, which is $100 more than the $999 price of the iPhone 13 Pro. The iPhone 14 Pro Max would also cost $1199, which is $100 more than the price of the current iPhone 13 Pro Max.
iPhone 14: design
The iPhone 14 is likely to get a big makeover, starting with the way it looks. In short, Apple’s next phone might not look anything like the iPhone 13.
Jon Prosser of FrontPageTech gave us a “closer look at the iPhone 14” in September of 2021. The reputable leaker put out a bunch of renders, like the one above, that look like they show the iPhone 14. If Prosser is right, the next Apple phone will have “titanium edges,” making it the toughest iPhone yet.
Mark Gurman of Bloomberg spoke up right away. The well-known Apple watcher thinks that the iPhone 14 will get a “complete redesign” and that the 5.4-inch iPhone Mini is probably dead and gone.
Gurman and Ming-Chi Kuo, who is thought to be the most reliable Apple analyst on the scene, seem to agree on a lot of things. Kuo says that Apple will release four iPhone 14 models in 2022, including a new “affordable” iPhone Max to replace the iPhone Mini, which will no longer be made.
The iPhone 14 family could look like this:
The iPhone 14 has a 6.1-inch screen.
The 6.7-inch screen on the iPhone 14 Max
The iPhone 14 Pro has a 6.1-inch, 120Hz screen.
The 6.7-inch 120Hz screen on the iPhone 14 Pro Max
Case plans that got out in April 2022 backed up this lineup.
In December 2021, The Elec, a Korean website, said what it thought. It says, like Prosser, that the two new “Pro” models of the iPhone 14 will have new “hole-punch” screens. In other words, Apple will (finally) start to get rid of the iPhone X’s ugly camera notch in favor of a much nicer “pinhole” selfie camera. We have faith.
Other rumors say that the notch will be replaced by a longer, “pill-shaped” cutout. But display industry expert Ross Young (via MacRumors) thinks both are true and that Apple will use both the hole punch and the pill-shaped cutouts. This design is now called “hole + pill” and is backed by well-known analyst Jon Prosser. Young says that each cutout will be used for something different. The round “hole punch” cutout will hold the Face ID dot projector, and the pill-shaped cutout will hold the front-facing camera and the Face ID infrared camera.
Only the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are likely to have the new cutouts. For at least another year, the cheaper iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max are likely to keep the same cutout as the iPhone 13.
The Pro and Pro Max could also get thinner bezels than their siblings who aren’t Pro. Ice universe tweeted pictures of the new design, so we know this to be true. The screen on the iPhone 14 Pro should still be 6.1 inches and the screen on the iPhone 14 Pro Max should be 6.7 inches. However, if the bezels were thinner, the screen could have more or bigger pixels and less space would be wasted.
There are rumors that Touch ID will come back in 2022. Leaks from an anonymous source ApplePro thinks it’s being tested on the iPhone 14 Proline (in addition to Face ID, of course). Since Apple tried Touch ID on the iPhone 13 Pro and then got rid of it, we wouldn’t put too much stock in this rumor.
In fact, another rumor says that Apple is going the other way and has given up on Touch ID completely. The report says that Apple has given up on trying to put a fingerprint sensor under the screen of the iPhone. This means that Touch ID won’t be on the iPhone 14 or any iPhones that come after it. Instead, Apple is putting all of its bets on Face ID, which makes sense since it makes things easier (especially now that it works when you have a face mask on).
Fans of Apple might soon be saying goodbye to physical SIM cards, too. A MacRumors source says that the iPhone 14 will have an option to use virtual eSIMs instead of the traditional SIM card slot.
If leaked schematics are to be believed, the iPhone 14 models could be bigger than the ones that came before. The drawings show that the bodies of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will be thicker, and the camera bumps on the back will be more noticeable. Even though the changes are small, they are still important because they go against the “smaller is a better” trend of the last few years. (Apple made the iPhone 13 a little bit bigger than the iPhone 12, so it’s going in the same direction.)
Ming-Chi Kuo thinks that the thicker camera bump is to make room for the new 48MP main camera sensor, which is a big improvement over the 12MP sensor in the previous models (Apple has stuck with 12MP since the iPhone 6S in 2015). “The diagonal length of the 48MP CIS will grow by 25–35%, and the height of the 48MP 7P lens will grow by 5–10%,” Kuo wrote on Twitter.
Mark Gurman of Bloomberg has been told, though, that only the Pro models will get the new 48MP sensor. If that’s the case, it’s likely that the non-Pro models won’t have the big bump for the camera.
Lastly, there are rumors that Apple will release the iPhone Fold, its first phone that can be folded in half. We know that Apple has tested a prototype, but we don’t think it will come out in 2022. Bloomberg says that “in a few years” the iPhone Fold could be released. Don’t worry about it.
iPhone 14: display
The iPhone 13 has a Super Retina XDR OLED screen, while the Pro and Pro Max have Apple’s ProMotion 120Hz refresh rate technology, which is meant to make video and scrolling even smoother.
Why do we have to tell you this? We think the iPhone 14’s screen will be as good as or better than the iPhone 13’s. Could all four iPhone 14 models come out with the fancy 120Hz ProMotion screens?
Unlikely. A recent report from The Elec says that “at least one” of the four iPhone 14 models, which we’d assume is the standard iPhone 14, will stick with a 60Hz LTPS screen. Of course, this does make it more likely that up to three of the devices could have 120Hz LTPO screens like the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Ross Young, the CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, has made the most detailed prediction so far. In September 2021, Young tweeted a picture that seemed to show all the details about the iPhone 14’s screen. Here’s what you need to know:
The iPhone 14 has an OLED screen that is 6.06 inches, 1170 x 2532 pixels, refreshes at 60Hz, and has 460 pixels per inch.
The iPhone 14 Max has an OLED screen that is 6.68 inches, 1284 x 2778 pixels, 60Hz refresh rate, and 458 pixels per inch.
The iPhone 14 Pro has a 6.06-inch, 1170 x 2532 OLED screen with 460 pixels per inch and a variable refresh rate of 1–120Hz.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max has an OLED screen that is 6.68 inches, 1284 x 2778 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate, and 458 pixels per inch.
Young has a good track record of leaking iPhone information, so he could be right this time. If he is, both models of the iPhone 14 Pro will have 120Hz variable refresh screens. This will give users a faster frame rate when they need it and save battery life when they don’t.
This claim has been backed up by someone who goes by the name Shadow leak. They say that both Pro models will have LTPO displays, which offer high refresh rates and resolutions without affecting battery life too much. If that’s true, it would be a huge plus for users.
iPhone 14: storage, power, and battery life
We were told that the iPhone 13 was “the most powerful iPhone to date,” but since the latest low-cost iPhone SE (2022) has the same A15 Bionic chipset, it’s a sure thing that the iPhone 14 will have more speed.
Ross Young, who follows Apple, says that the device will have Apple’s own A16 Bionic processor, which could be one of the first 4nm chips. If that’s the case, the iPhone 13’s 5nm A15 Bionic chip will be a lot more powerful than it is now. There has even been talking that Apple’s chip supplier, TSMC, will switch to a 3mn chip in 2022. (via MacRumours).
In either case, it looks like users can expect smoother graphics, faster responses when they make a gesture, and better 3D maps. We’d also expect Apple to use some of that power to make some new Augmented Reality apps.
There is, however, one snag in the plan. Because of the pandemic, there is still a chip shortage around the world, which has slowed down the production of everything from cars and smartphones to game consoles like the Sony PS5. So, there have been rumors that Apple will stick with a 5nm chip, just like it did when it went from the iPhone 12 to the iPhone 13. If you ask us, it sounds like nothing more than Apple’s “worst-case” backup plan.
Reliable Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst, thinks that the new A16 chipset will make its debut this year, but only in the two most expensive iPhone 14 models. In a tweet, he said that the A16 will be in the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, but that the A15 Bionic will stay in the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max.
Only two Pro models would upgrade to the A16 processor, while the 14 & 14 Max will remain the A15. All four new models will likely come with 6GB RAM, with the difference being LPDDR 5 (14 Pro & 14 Pro Max) vs. LPDDR 4X (14 & 14 Max). https://t.co/tHcszIz6gX
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) March 13, 2022
Kuo also thinks that all of the new models will have 6GB of RAM, which isn’t a feature that Apple usually talks about for its iPhones. The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max have 6GB of RAM, while the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini only have 4GB. This would be an upgrade for the lower-end iPhones.
Kuo thinks that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max could also have LPDDR5 memory, while the lower-end models would keep the LPDDR 4X memory found in the iPhone 13 line.
We could also see a slowdown in data transfers, at least on the Pro models. iDropNews says that Apple could make the Lightning connection on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max work at USB 3.0 speeds, which is up to 5 Gbps. The current Lightning connection only goes up to 480 Mbps. That would be great for artists who want to send large files like high-resolution videos.
When it comes to storage, we expect Apple to offer the same options as with the iPhone 13: 128GB for the basic models and up to 1TB for the Pro models at the top of the line. There’s talk that Apple’s 2022 Pro models will have 2TB of storage, but would it sell enough 2TB phones to make that a good idea? We’re still not sure.
If Apple is going to add more processing power to the iPhone, it makes sense to add more power to the battery as well. The new iPhone 13 lasts two and a half hours longer than the iPhone 12, so we’d expect another good boost in power.
Lastly, there are a lot of rumors that the iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max might not have any ports. Since wireless chargers and headphones are becoming more common, it makes sense that the rumors about the iPhone 12 and 13 are still going strong. This year, the iPhone might not have any ports. Jon Prosser says it’s not likely. The person with the information thinks that Apple will keep using Lightning Ports until 2023.
iPhone 14: camera
John Prosser of FrontPageTech has shared unofficial renders that show the iPhone 14 Pro, Max, and Pro Max will have a triple-lens camera. The standard iPhone 14 will likely have a dual-lens camera, according to leaked case schematics from April 2022 that back up this ideaștii.știi.știi.
The spec sheets are likely to show the most interesting changes. Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known Apple analyst, thinks that Apple will give the iPhone 14 Pro models a new 48MP main sensor. This is a big upgrade from the iPhone 13 Pro’s 12MP sensor.
Kuo says that the sensor needs to be better because “8K to 16K resolution is the best for augmented and mixed reality.” The rumor that Apple will release a mixed reality headset in 2022 seems to fit well with the tip.
Kuo is also sure that all four iPhones coming out in 2022 will be able to record 8K video, which will be a first for Apple. Samsung’s Galaxy S phones already have the ability to record in 8K, so Apple has kind of fallen behind in this area.
Another interesting rumor is that the iPhone 14 Pro models might have a zoom that works like a periscope. Apple has already patented the technology, which lets lenses be stacked horizontally instead of vertically for a much longer zoom range.
iPhone 14: name
Apple gives its iPhones new names, such as X, XS, XR, Pro, Pro Max, etc., when the technology calls for it. It looks like Apple will keep using the same naming scheme for its next iPhone. So far, here’s what’s happened.