The iPhone 13 came out just a few months ago, but that doesn’t mean Apple isn’t working behind closed doors on the iPhone 14 – and given the surprising number of early leaks, we already know what the company is up to. Can plan the 2022 flagship series
In fact, if the rumors are true, it could be a more interesting upgrade than the one offered on the iPhone 13, with current rumors pointing to a potential redesign, the removal of the Face ID hook, and a massively improved camera design.
With that in mind, we describe in detail everything we need to know about the iPhone 14 right now, including what Apple expects from the 2022 flagship iPhone series, with the latest leaks and rumors, release dates and price forecasts.
When will the iPhone 14 be released date?
While this is not a strong rumor at the moment, iPhone releases are due in September, with the exception of 2020, which is in the middle of a pandemic.
We’ll update this section when we hear more, so check back often for the latest details, and if you can’t wait that long, take a look at our iPhone purchase guide.
How much will the iPhone 14 Price?
It is too early to make any specific price predictions, but the good news is that this year’s iPhone 13 series will come at the same price as its 2022 chip shortage, even if it increases the price Apple has to pay. for components. predecessor
While that doesn’t mean we expect the same from this year’s models, it’s a sign that Apple is doing its best to keep the iPhone at current prices.
For reference, the current iPhone range costs
- iPhone 13 Pro Max – £1,099/$1,099
- iPhone 13 Pro – £999/$999
- iPhone 13 – £799/$799
- iPhone 13 Mini – £699/$699
- iPhone 11 – £599/$599
- iPhone XR – £499/$499
- iPhone SE – £399/$399
What to expect from the iPhone 14 series?
While it’s potentially long enough to launch, we have a rough idea of what the iPhone 14 has to offer, and if the current rumors are to be believed, it will be an interesting idea.
Goodbye Mini, hello Max
We all knew it would come; After weak iPhone 12 mini sales and very similar expectations with the iPhone 13 mini, Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that Apple will officially end the line in 2022.
Instead, the company will offer 6.1 and 6.7-inch versions of both the base and Pro models; This means that we can see the presentation of the new iPhone 14 Max together with the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Elec goes so far as to claim that the iPhone 14 Max can offer the same 120Hz refresh rate as the Pro series, but that depends on production costs and availability.
Recently, a 9to5Mac source also confirmed that the Mini is actually dead, with the internal code name D28 being replaced by the iPhone 14 Max – although there is no word on the possibility of ProMotion support.
Processed form factor
Our first look at the iPhone 14 comes 14 days before the launch of the iPhone 13, in September 2021, with the permission of the famous Apple leaker John Prosser, who posted a complete set of photos and a YouTube video depicting the iPhone line. Prosser claims to have seen it. He worked with rendering artist Ian Zelbo to showcase images and an updated design of the iPhone 14 Pro Max prototype.
According to Prosser and Renders, the iPhone 14 series can eliminate the impact of the camera and increase the overall thickness of the smartphone set by offering a straight tripod camera on the back.
This brings the design closer to a merger between the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 4 – a stronger comparison with the addition of circular sound controls that have not been seen in the range since the iPhone 4 era.
This is also the first iPhone where the glass sits on the antenna tapes instead of sticking out of the edges of the phone.
According to Prosser, this chassis will be made of titanium – we have already heard this from analysts at JP Morgan Chase.
Although the renderings show different colors, these colors were chosen by Prosser and his team to demonstrate the design. He insists the photos he sees belong to the golden iPhone 14 Pro Max, but suggests that the shade may change as soon as production begins this year.
However, recent reports indicate that a more familiar chassis, mostly featuring the iPhone 13 series, is on the way.
Leaked CAD images of the iPhone 14 Pro were shared from industry sources in March 2021 via 91Mobiles Renders show a redesigned Face ID notch on the front (discussed in more detail below), and the rest of the case looks the same as the iPhone 13 Pro.
Days later, leaky Max Weinbach posted pictures of the alleged iPhone 14 Pro schematics on Twitter, giving more context to the leaked CAD images published the day before.
According to the diagrams, we should expect a slightly larger camera shot – but still smaller than the 13 Pro Max – with minimal changes to the chassis, 0.1 mm shorter and slightly thinner than before.
While the changes are minimal, it does mean that the iPhone 13 Pro case will not be compatible with the 14 Pro – but we’ll have to wait until it’s launched to make sure.
No more Face ID slots
In March 2021, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo published forecasts for not only the iPhone 13, but also the iPhone 14 – but not specifically the 14, but the 2022 as the iPhone.
In a note to investors, the analyst suggested that some iPhone 14 models could cover the location of Face ID smartphones. It’s available on every iPhone since the iPhone X, and although Apple has reduced the unit on the iPhone 13 by 20%, it doesn’t seem to be complete yet.
According to Kuo, the Pro models will retain full Face ID functionality, instead offering an intersection with “drums” that provide an almost full-screen viewing experience for the front camera. The analyst then doubled the claim in late September 2021, suggesting that the Pro models would be separated from the notch for a single-hole camera.
It was later funded by the famous John Prosser, who described the opening of a hole in the center, showing a series of images allegedly “iPhone 14 Pro Max” a few days before the launch of the iPhone 13.
Mark Gurman of Bloomberg also appears to think that Apple will step down for the perforated camera in 2022, suggesting that a ‘complete redesign’ is on the way, and that Elec’s unnamed industry sources are also pointing to a hole.
But you might think it’s a round hole, but the leak shows the opposite. Leaker @dylandkt claims it will be “in pill form” instead, and although it won’t go into further detail, it will be as close to a dual front-facing camera device as the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus.
Not to mention the second camera, the extra space will most likely be used for Face ID smartphones that are not affected by the distance from the notch.
What about the combination of the two? Screen analyst Ross Young believes so. An analyst on Twitter – with a 100% history – predicts a combination of circular bumps and pill-shaped cuts on the front of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. The leaker appeared in a tweet, even though he looked upside down – allegedly a pill-shaped cut on the left, a circular hole on the right
The young man also claims (in an already deleted tweet) that the hole will have a Face ID dot projector, and the tablet hole will have at least a front camera and a Face ID infrared camera.
9to5Mac sources suggest that the iPhone 14 Pro series may be slightly longer than previous iPhones to accommodate pill-shaped cuts.
The hole + pill combination has also appeared in previously mentioned leaked CAD renderings and schemes, indicating that Apple has decided to break a really pretty weird camera.
Twitter leak @MauriQHD has a slightly different approach; The leak suggests it won’t have a notched or perforated camera, but it will have a full front camera on all four sides and a slightly thicker frame to accommodate Face ID technology.
ProMotion may still be exclusive to Pro
One of the key new features of the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max is the 120Hz ProMotion display, which offers smooth animations compared to the 60Hz display of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini.
Some had hoped that the improved technology would move to the rest of the line with the iPhone 14, as it did with the Sensor-Shift OIS, which was exclusive to the iPhone 12 Pro Max before the iPhone 13 series. Unlike The Elec offers.
According to unnamed supply chain sources, South Korea claims that 120Hz LTPO (Low Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide) OLED panels will be exclusive to Pro models, while standard models will use the same 60Hz LTPS (Low Temperature Polycrystalline Silicon) OLED panels. 13 range.
However, analyst Jeff Pu’s forecast for the beginning of 2022 falls short of The Elec‘s claim. Instead, the analyst suggests that the entire iPhone 14 series will have a refresh rate of 120 Hz, although it has a less established history than other analysts, but it’s worth taking a pinch of salt.
As for the annual iPhone update, the camera improvements are almost obvious, but the iPhone 14 Pro series is said to host something special; New 1 / 1.3-inch 48 Mp CMOS image sensor for basic wide-angle lens. More impressive, the new sensor can offer hybrid operating modes to improve pixel size and light collection capabilities.
“The new 2H22 iPhone can support 48MP output and 12MP (four-cell collection output mode) output at the same time,” Kuo said. Pixel aggregation (also known as pixel grouping) to improve quality is not a new concept for Android users, but it will be a first for the iPhone.
That’s not all. Kuo claims that with the 12MP output, the new 2H22 iPhone’s CIS pixel size has increased to about 2.5um, which is significantly larger than the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 and is larger than existing Android phones and close to the DSC level. ” For reference, the iPhone 13 measures up to 1.7 um pixels, while the Pro series measures up to 1.9 um.
In addition to the improved image quality, Kuo believes that it will be able to capture 8K video, which is a big leap from the current 4K, although it does not disclose potential frame rates in detail.
Kuo reiterated this claim in late September, arguing that the changes would be exclusive to the “two high-end models.”
The idea of a 48Mp snapper with 8K video capabilities has been supported by analysts at Haitong International Securities and more recently by TrendForce analysts, giving the claim more credibility.
At the heart of the iPhone 13, Apple’s A15 Bionic is equipped with an improved 5nm process that offers efficiency and power improvements over the 5nm A14 Bionic – but the changes aren’t as dramatic as the A14 Bionic.
However, according to TrendForce analysts, this will change with the iPhone 14.
The forecast, released in late 2020, claims that Apple’s 2022 iPhone series will probably be equipped with a 4nm processor called the A16 Bionic, manufactured by TSMC.
The narrower width of the installation will allow for more significant improvements in performance and efficiency, which should not go unnoticed for battery life – improvements that are pleasing to the entire iPhone experience.
This was confirmed by a report by The Information, citing engineers familiar with the matter. According to the report, TSMC is not ready to ship smaller 3nm chipsets with the iPhone 14, but is still expected to overtake its competitors.
According to the Korean Naver blog, citing unnamed sources, it is claimed that this will be combined with the increased 8 GB of RAM in the Pro models. Given that Apple tends to increase its RAM offer every two years and has received improvements with the latest iPhone 12 Pro series, there may be some truth in the claim, and this is likely to apply to the standard model as well.
This is not the only source pointing to growth; Jeit Pu, an analyst at Haitong International Securities, also suggests that the iPhone 14 Pro series will have 8 GB of RAM.
Rumor has it that the standard iPhone 14 series may support an improved version of the A15 Bionic found on the iPhone 13, which may have an additional GPU core compared to the current offer. It is possible that Apple will mark it as A15X, but this has not yet been confirmed.
Ming-Chi Kuo tweeted that in mid-March 2022, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 will stick to the Max A15 chipset, adding more confidence to the idea. This will no doubt make the Pro models more “professional”, something that Apple has been having trouble with in recent years.
The first iPhone with eSIM only
Believe it or not, Apple introduced the eSIM feature with the iPhone XS / XR in 2018, and every iPhone since then has this feature. For those who don’t know, this is a digital SIM card that allows you to activate the plan without the need for a physical SIM card, and it works with more than 100 operators around the world – perfect for getting cheap data tariffs on vacation.
So far, this is an optional feature, but whispers indicate that only the iPhone with eSIM will go on sale later this year.
However, analysts believe that this will not be a complete transition, although it is inevitable. GlobalData analyst Emma Mohr-McClune suggests that Apple will only offer the eSIM version of the iPhone 14 through its showcases and operators who want to support traditional nano-SIM options, so don’t throw away these SIM cards just yet.
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