Despite the incredible popularity of the iPhone 13, Apple is already hard at work on the iPhone 14. A remarkable number of leaks have given us some idea of what the company might be planning for its flagship line-up in 2022. The alleged improvements might perhaps be far more intriguing than what the iPhone 13 has to offer if the claims are true. A redesign, an improved camera system, and the removal of the Face ID notch are all possible future developments. An iPhone 14 will be available soon. However, trustworthy rumors about Apple’s future portfolio of high-end smartphones started to circulate early and are now doing so more frequently.
Some of the leaks led to rumors that surfaced before the Apple 13’s release. Reports about that device have also migrated to the iPhone 14. Leaks and reports have already made it clear that the iPhone 14 Pro models will be a major upgrade from the standard iPhone 14.
Given this, we provide a summary of all we currently know about the iPhone 14. the most recent leaks and rumors, the projected price, and release date, and details on what to look for from Apple’s flagship iPhone line in 2022.
When will the Apple 14 be unveiled?
Apple publicly unveiled the next-generation Apple 14, which will go on sale in September 2021, in September 2021. Many people thought it will happen on September 13, 2022. This year, Apple chose to spice things up a bit, matching the release from the year before. According to invites sent out on August 24, Apple has confirmed that it will hold an event on September 7, 2022, at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. ET/6 p.m. BST, before switching to the second week of September and returning to the same release schedule as the iPhone 7. It’s also on a Wednesday, a nice departure from its typical Tuesday activities.
No matter when the announcement is made, don’t initially expect it to be widely accepted. According to Nikkei Asia, the month-long Covid lockdowns in China have hurt the manufacturing of the new “Apple 14 Max” despite a “very slow” pace of reopening. The source claims that Apple has directed suppliers to quicken production development. However, if and when the iPhone 14 Max does go on sale next month, there might only be a small amount of them.
iPhone 14 Price
The sole trustworthy pricing rumor is analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s claim that the iPhone 14 will have the “lowest price ever” for a large iPhone. This is because an iPhone 14 Max or iPhone 14 Plus, which he claimed would be a 6.7-inch iPhone for under $900, is expected to be released. The iPhone mini will no longer be manufactured, with the four-phone line-up now consisting of two 6.1-inch and two 6.7-inch devices, as has been widely speculated. According to Kuo, Apple’s iPhone 14 series would have an average selling price that is 15% higher than the iPhone 13’s. He claims that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max now cost $1,099 and $1,199, respectively, as a result of the pricing rise. Also, iPhone 14 will be delivered at the lowest cost than an ordinary one.
On the other hand, according to some sources, the entry-level 14 could cost as little as $749. The iPhone 14 Plus, in contrast, may cost $849. Additionally, it might not make sense that Apple would lower the cost of anything. Given the few planned improvements for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, it makes sense.
iPhone 14 design
The fundamental iPhone 12 design is anticipated to alter, though. The most important 14 rumor was made by the reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who suggested that Apple would finally get rid of the notch with the handset in a research note (which MacRumors reported on). More support for this concept has come from Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Advisors. demonstrating a “hole + pill” front-facing camera configuration. Ross is explicit that only Pro models would be affected by this, though.
After months of noticing the hole + pill design spreading, a late-breaking rumor offers another take on the iPhone 14 Pro display design, showing it as more of a capsule. These images show it as a single slot that could include warning LEDs. It updates consumers who are concerned about privacy by letting them know when the camera or microphone is being used. The biggest challenge is maintaining the smaller form factor while maintaining Face ID security. On this matter, a Bloomberg article suggests otherwise, claiming that Apple will only further shrink the notch on the iPhone 14 in the future. Complete elimination, meanwhile, is still a way off. A witness who spoke with Mark Gurman said that the Pro models are also likely to have a substantially larger appearance.
iPhone 14 Colors
Which hues are you planning to wear this year? According to what is currently known, the iPhone 13 line-up will experience some big changes.
According to rumors, the iPhone 14 and Apple 14 Max will be available in the following colors: green, purple, blue, black, white, and red. For context, the iPhone 13 is available in red, starlight, midnight, blue, and pink. This suggests that Apple won’t be utilizing the pink color this year. Probably not accurately addressed in this leak are the names of the colors. For instance, “black” most likely refers to midnight while “white” most likely refers to starlight. The same rumor claims that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be offered in green, purple, graphite, silver, and gold.
Apple 14 display
The displays of the normal iPhone 14 models haven’t been the subject of many rumors. However, a lot of leaks have surfaced that claim the Pro models would have an always-on display. Following the unveiling of iOS 16 at WWDC 2022, this appears to be a lock. The 9to5Mac crew discovered evidence of an always-on display in the iOS 16 beta code. The updated notification system in iOS 16 would be a perfect match for this. But only owners of the iPhone 14 Pro will probably be able to use it.
More evidence of the ever-present display was found in Xcode beta 14. Developers may also show off the iPhone 14 Pro’s always-on display. In a SwiftUI sample, you can see the textures being removed from on-screen items and a sizable display dimming. The display feature that we would most want to see added to the standard iPhone 14 is Pro Motion. A 120Hz adaptive display is present on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
That might be too much to ask, though, with component costs growing and Apple seeking to maintain its price points. An iPhone user will now be able to see the exact battery percentage displayed on the battery symbol, which is a related feature. Apple got rid of this function in 2017 to make room for the iPhone X’s notch. And since then, it hasn’t surfaced. As seen in the iOS 16 beta, it is believed to be compatible with all iPhone 14 models.
Modest design modifications
Initially, there were rumours that a redesign will be introduced by individuals like Jon Prosser. It seems like it was just a false rumor. Recent reports suggest the introduction of a chassis that is easier to identify. Including more recent claims from Prosser, the range of the iPhone 13 is generally reflected in this. CAD images of the iPhone 14 Pro, which 91Mobiles claimed to have gotten from commercial sources, were published in March 2021. In the renders, the Face ID notch on the front has been changed (more on this below), while the rest of the chassis is similar to the iPhone 13 Pro.
when leaker Max Weinbach posted images of ostensible schematics online. The revealed CAD renders from the iPhone 14 Pro gained additional meaning. The schematics show that the chassis will only be slightly altered while the camera bump will be substantially larger. 0.1mm shorter and 0.1mm slimmer than the previous version. Despite the minor changes, cases for the iPhone 13 Pro probably won’t fit the 14 Pro. But until the debut, we won’t be able to be certain.
The leaked images suggest that the iPhone 14 Pro Max does away with the traditional Face ID notch in favour or of something sleeker. Additionally, a larger camera cut-out will be present. Larger Jon Prosser-recommended design changes, though, don’t seem to have been implemented. Dimensions of the iPhone 14 Pro Max are anticipated to be 160.71 x 78.53 x 12.16mm. Even though the extra thickness is meant to make up for the larger camera bump on the rear. It shouldn’t be that thick all around. Additionally, it has been stated that the display’s bezel, which is currently 2.42mm on the iPhone 13 Pro Max, will be reduced to just 1.95mm. However, how much of an effect it will have on the viewing experience remains to be seen.
Improvements in camera quality
Camera improvements are almost a given when it comes to regular iPhone updates. The Apple 14 Pro series, however, is said to include a special feature. a new 1/1.3in 48Mp CMOS image sensor for the main wide-angle lens. Even more amazing is the new sensor’s ability to offer hybrid operating modes that would increase the pixel size and light-gathering capabilities.
According to Kuo, the next-generation iPhone 2H22 “may offer 48MP output and 12MP (four cells merging output mode) output simultaneously.” The practice of merging pixels to improve quality is known as “pixel binning.” is a first for iPhone users but not a unique concept for Android users.
That’s not all, either. Kuo claims that the CIS pixel size of the upcoming 2H22 Apple will increase to roughly 2.5um with 12MP output. Its size is fairly similar to the DSC level and is significantly bigger than the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 as well as modern Android smartphones. For reference, the Pro line’s pixels are 1.9 um wide compared to the iPhone 13’s 1.7 um wide pixels. Kuo believes that in addition to improved image quality, it will also enable the capturing of 8K video. Although he doesn’t indicate any potential framerates, there is now a huge improvement above 4K.
Connections by satellite
While the Apple 13’s satellite connectivity was a late rumor that never happened. According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, it might at long last be included in the iPhone 14 series. While discussing upcoming updates in his Power On! newsletter, Gurman thinks that brief text messages may be sent using satellite connectivity. Furthermore, it will report emergencies even in the absence of normal cell phone service. However, the iPhone 14 Pro line would be the only one to have this capability.
He mentions a February 2022 agreement between Apple and an alleged satellite partner, Globalstar Inc., to buy 17 more satellites. As evidence, the company said it would help a customer who had paid hundreds of millions of dollars to power “continuous satellite services.”
Improved quick charging
Fast charging has never received much attention from Apple. Android manufacturers have developed 150W+ rapid charging technologies for smartphones like the XX. The maximum power ratings for Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are 23W and 27W, respectively. You may expect speedy charging for your iPhone. It falls short of competitors, though, who could go from 0% to 100% in just 15 minutes. The iPhone 14 range won’t see any big changes, although there are rumors that Apple has significantly enhanced charging speeds for this year’s Pro versions. Its peak is said to be at 30W. It’s only a slight rise. But one that, even a little, might shorten the total charging time.
Even though it may seem clear, the Apple 14 will experience some significant changes thanks to iOS 16. Of course, iOS 16 will also be available for other iPhones. starting with the iPhone 8, every iPhone model. But the iPhone 14 series will be the first to use the new software.
iOS 16 includes new features like customizable lock screens, the ability to edit and reverse send in iMessage, new shared photo library options for iCloud, and more.
Outlook of 14
There are barely a few days left until the anticipated debut. On the iPhone 14, it is all the knowledge that is currently accessible.
Even if it might not be the whole picture, there are some compelling updates there. For people who have been particularly impressed by Apple’s computational photography. but felt left out of some of the technological developments in Android’s camera hardware. If these claims are true, those who can’t stand the notch are undoubtedly already planning a celebration to honor its demise.