Credible predictions cite that 2022 will see the release of the new Apple iPhone 14, and we have all the scoop ready for you!
There isn’t any officially confirmed news for the existence of Apple’s next smartphone, the iPhone 14. To give some credibility to the buzzing rumors on the internet, top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reckoned the iPhone 14 release line-up will feature a total of four devices including two ‘Pro’ models that will be upgraded versions.
The 2021 iPhone 13 has had a big fan base, so great things are already being expected from the 2022 iPhone 14. Here’s what’s new about Apple’s next-gen iPhone 14, at a glance:
iPhone 14: All Rumours At A Glance
- Four handsets
- 5.4-inch ‘mini’ might be discontinued
- “notch-less’ design for the Pro models
- 48MP main camera
- Suspected price from: £779 / $799 / AU$1,349
iPhone 14: What Is The Release Date?
Last year, the iPhone 13 series broke cover in September. Apple generally favors the first or second Tuesday of September, suggesting the iPhone 14 may debut on either Tuesday 6th or Tuesday 13th September next year. It is to be kept in mind that the iPhone 14 Pro max will potentially be a lot more expensive with an upcoming camera overhaul, resulting in increased costs.
Pricing for the iPhone 14 series is a no-brainer neither would it be surprising. We only have to wait till mid-September to see what Apple brings to the table. Of course, given economical changes and market trends, our guess may very well be off by some amount here or there. But generally, the only price hike we are expecting is going to be for the Pro models.
iPhone 14, 14 Max, 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max Price
The iPhone 13 debuted in the UK at £20 less than its predecessor iPhone 12. It might as well be wishful thinking but we have our fingers crossed for the downward trend to continue. All said, the iPhone 14-series could have these price tags once they are announced:
|Apple iPhone 14||$799|
|Apple iPhone 14 Max||$899|
|Apple iPhone 14 Pro||$999|
|Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max||$1,099|
iPhone 14: What Is The Possible Name?
Moving on to the specs, we start with the most basic one: The Name. Apple has been introducing the new iPhone with monikers like X, XS, XR, Pro, Pro Max, etc, depending on the technology it releases. It looks like Apple’s future iPhone 14 will stick with the same standards. Here is a look at Apple’s name releases to date:
2008: iPhone 3G
2009: iPhone 3GS
2010: iPhone 4
2011: iPhone 4s
2012: iPhone 5
2013: iPhone 5s/ 5c
2014: iPhone 6/ 6 Plus
2015: iPhone 6s/ 6s Plus
2016: iPhone 7/ 7 Plus
2017: iPhone 8/ 8 Plus/ X
2018: iPhone XR/ XS/ XS Max
2019: iPhone 11/ 11 Pro/ 11 Pro Max
2020: iPhone 12/ 12 Mini/ 12 Pro/ 12 Pro Max
2021: iPhone 13/ 13 Mini/ 13 Pro/ 13 Pro Max
2022: iPhone 14/ iPhone 14 Max/ iPhone 14 Pro/ iPhone 14 Pro Max?
iPhone 14: What Is The Possible Design And Display?
FrontPageTech‘s, Jon Prosser, a respected leaker of Apple news, published a variety of renders with a hint that the next Apple phone may feature “titanium edges”, which is going to be the toughest iPhone design yet. Noted Apple watcher Mark Gurman also weighed in that iPhone 14 is in for a “complete redesign”, adding that the 5.4-inch iPhone Mini may almost certainly be dead and buried, for good. Here’s our guess at the iPhone 14 family lineup:
- iPhone 14: 6.1-inch display
- iPhone 14 Max: 6.7-inch display
- iPhone 14 Pro: 6.1-inch 120Hz display
- iPhone 14 Pro Max: 6.7-inch 120Hz display
Moreover, if you are fed up with Face ID failing to recognize you with your mask on, there’s talk of “Touch ID” making a return next year with the iPhone 14. LeaksApplePro reckons it is currently being tested on the iPhone 14 Pro lineup.
CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, Ross Young, has made the most informed prediction so far in September 2021, He tweeted a detailed graphic that appeared to reveal the display specs of iPhone 14 in full. Here is a quick summary:
- iPhone 14: 6.06-inch, 1170 x 2532 OLED screen with a 60Hz refresh rate and 460 pixels per inch.
- iPhone 14 Max: 6.68-inch, 1284 x 2778 OLED screen with 60Hz refresh rate and 458 pixels per inch.
- iPhone 14 Pro: 6.06-inch, 1170 x 2532 OLED screen with a 1–120Hz variable refresh rate and 460 pixels per inch.
- iPhone 14 Pro Max: 6.68-inch, 1284 x 2778 OLED screen with a 1–120Hz refresh rate and 458 pixels per inch.
The Elec is claiming that at least one of the four iPhone 14 smartphones will stick with a 60Hz LTPS panel (the standard one obviously). As with the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, that does raise the possibility that three of the devices might get 120Hz LTPO panels.
iPhone 14: What’s New With Storage, Power and Battery Life
iPhone 13 may have been “the most powerful iPhone yet“, but Young suggests it will soon be replaced as such by the iPhone 14 or one of the smartphones of its series.
The device is expected to feature Apple’s very own A16 Bionic processor, one of the first 4nm chips in the market. Users can expect a serious power boost as compared to the 5nm A15 Bionic chip in the iPhone 13. Apple’s chip supplier TSMC is said to have switched to a game-changing 3mn chip in 2022 (MacRumours).
It is safe to say users can now expect smoother graphics, more swift responses when they make a gesture, and more detailed 3D maps. Although the ongoing global chip shortage thanks to the pandemic have slowed down production of literally everything from gaming consoles such as the Sony PS5, to even cars and smartphones. This may push Apple to stick with a 5nm chip.
For Storage, we’d expect Apple to have the same options as the iPhone 13: a standard 128GB for the entry-level devices, and up to 1TB for the Pro handsets. A 2TB of storage with the 2022 Pro models is also in the talks, but would it sell enough 2TB handsets to make it a worthy production? We’re not so sure.
With so many revamped features, it also makes sense to power up the battery too. The iPhone 13 lasts two and a half hours more than the iPhone 12, so it is expected iPhone 14 will see another decent increase in power.
Finally, the iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max might be portless. Still, according to Jon Prosser, the tipster reckons Apple will stick with Lightning Ports way until 2023.
iPhone 14: What Is New With It’s Camera
John Prosser suggests that the iPhone 14 Pro, Max, and Pro Max is expected to feature a triple-lens camera. The standard iPhone 14 will be fitted with a dual-lens shooter but the most exciting changes will be expected to appear in the spec sheets.
Ming-Chi Kuo, a known Apple analyst, reckons Apple will boast the iPhone 14 Pro handsets with a new 48MP main sensor which might be a huge leap from the older 12MP sensor on the iPhone 13 Pro.
Kuo also says the improved sensor is very much needed because “the best resolution for augmented and mixed reality is 8K to 16K”, which ties in nicely with the rumor-making rounds that Apple is launching a mixed reality headset in 2022.
Kuo is also sure that all four iPhone 14’s will support the 8K video recording which will be a first for Apple. Samsung already released two smartphones that support the 8K recording (Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21), so Apple has fallen behind in this respect already.
Last but not the least, the iPhone 14 Pro models might come with a periscope-style zoom feature. Apple has already patented this technology (PatentlyApple) which allows the lenses to be stacked horizontally instead of vertically. This makes for a much longer zoom range. Again taking the lead, Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra boasts a 10x optical zoom, so it is technically not a new feature to hit the smartphone market.
Buy Apple iPhone 14, Pro and Pro Max Cheap!
While everything there is on the internet regarding the iPhone 14 and other smartphones is still a load of rumors, there is still a long waiting time to be sure what Apple might roll out for its customers.
We will keep this space updated with the latest iPhone 14 news for you, as and when they come into the picture. Let us know if you have heard of any concrete news regarding this flagship series in the comments below!