While the iPhone 13 began its commercial career only a few months ago, the rumor mill around the iPhone 14 is already running at full speed. With new rumors concerning the design of the iPhone 14. This great summary on the next smartphones from Apple will be updated according to the new elements (rumors and official information, tests and comparisons).
If you’re in the market for a new iPhone, there’s a good chance you’ll have to choose between the iPhone 13 , iPhone 12, or iPhone 11 and maybe the iPhone SE . But if you are not yet ready to change your current smartphone, or if you just like to keep up to date with the latest news from Apple, we have started collecting all the rumors about the iPhone 14 including the presentation should take place at the start of the 2022 school year.
We were already talking about the iPhone 14 on Twitter even before Apple announced the iPhone 13 . Not much is yet known about the iPhone 14’s release date, price, or features. The first rumors point to a new design with a notch-less screen, a front camera in a punch, the Touch ID sensor and Face ID sensors under the screen, a more durable titanium alloy chassis, a less prominent rear photo module, an upheaval in the range with new screen sizes and the end of the iPhone mini . Another guess, the iPhone 14 could be equipped with Wi-Fi 6E .
Rumors about the iPhone 14 range: will there always be 4 models?
We’ve heard that Apple’s next lineup will spell the end of the iPhone mini. Last July, an article in Nikkei Asian Review predicted the end of this model, corroborating the comments of analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors ). However, according to the latter, the iPhone 14 range will still include four models, one “high end” and one “entry level”, with two size options for each.
There is also talk of an evolution in the nomenclature of the different models, with an iPhone 14, an iPhone 14 Pro, an iPhone 14 Max and an iPhone 14 Pro Max. The “Pro” would refer to more advanced specifications and the “Max” would refer to the larger screen size.
Rumors about iPhone 14 screen size
The last two iPhone lines featured the same screen size, namely 6.1 inches for the base model up to 6.7 inches for the Pro Max. Also according to Nikkei Asian Review , Apple will stick to these screen dimensions for the iPhone 14, dropping the 5.4-inch mini.
IPhone 14 Release Date: Likely Fall 2022
While it is of course too early to move forward on a reliable launch date for the iPhone 14, Apple is expected to hold its annual fall event in September 2022, as it does. almost every year. The new iPhones are released soon after, usually the following Friday. Sometimes Apple staggers the release dates of certain models, especially when it comes to showcasing a new design or size. It is therefore possible that the iPhone 14 range has more than one release date.
Price: Will Apple drop the price of the iPhone 14?
Apple did not make major price changes between the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13. However, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, the top-of-the-range 6.7-inch model (the so-called iPhone 14 Pro Max) would be offered. at a price of less than $ 900. This would represent a drastic price reduction compared to the iPhone 13 Pro Max , whose price varies between 1,259 and 1,839 euros.
IPhone 14 camera: rumors about possible improvements
The two of the big rumors we’ve heard about the iPhone 14’s camera setup are actually more about the design of the phone: First, the rear module wouldn’t be so prominent anymore. Second, the front camera would take place in a punch to remove the notch.
Ming-Chi Kuo shared his thoughts on potential improvements to the iPhone 14’s camera in an investor note reported by 9to5Mac just after the iPhone 13 launched. The analyst predicts a punch-down front camera and a 48-megapixel main rear sensor for the Pro and Pro Max models.
IPhone 13 camera upgrades include a new Cinematic mode, ProRes video, and some improvements to zoom capabilities. We previously reported on rumors that the entire lineup is equipped with lidar, the depth-sensing feature of the iPhone 12 Pro . But lidar only finally appeared on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. There’s a chance Apple will extend this feature to its entire lineup in 2022, but we haven’t heard anything about it yet.
Another of the features that we are still waiting for is an improved telephoto lens. The iPhone 13 Pro has a 3x optical zoom, which is still paltry compared to many competing flagships, including Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra or Google’s Pixel 6 Pro .
Will the iPhone 14 be equipped with Touch ID under the screen?
The return of Touch ID is the feature that resurfaces most often in rumors about the next iPhone. It was discussed for the iPhone 12, then the iPhone 13 and now the iPhone 14. At the end of September, Min-Chi Kuo predicted that it would not be before 2023, in other words for the iPhone 15 …
Design: the iPhone 14 would finally abandon the notch
Leaker Jon Prosser (whose track record is, admittedly, fickle) caused a stir the week before the iPhone 13 announcement by posting renditions of the iPhone 14 Pro Max based on ” images. and actual diagrams ”which would have been communicated to him by alleged sources at Apple.
These renderings corroborate a number of previously reported rumors, including the notch-less screen and punch, as well as the titanium alloy chassis. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also hinted that the notch would be removed in the September edition of his Power On newsletter, in which he predicted a “ complete overhaul ” of the iPhone 14.
The site The Elec mentions the presence of a punched screen on the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. Our colleagues add that these models will be equipped with 6.06 inch and 6.7 inch screens.
Lately, it is the leaker Dylan DKT who mentioned this famous punch. This would have an oval shape. We also learn that Face ID sensors will be placed under the screen.
A smaller photo module but still the Lightning port
The other big design change revealed by Jon Prosser’s renderings is a much less protruding rear photo module. According to him, the chassis of the iPhone 14 would be thick enough, it seems, to integrate all the photo part without creating an unsightly external “bump”. Why would the iPhone 14 be so thick? Perhaps to house a larger battery, or even a periscope lens that was previously rumored to be, and that Ming-Chi Kuo was planning for 2020.
On the other hand, there is a rumor that Jon Prosser does not confirm: the disappearance of the Lightning port in favor of USB-C.
Rumors about the features of the iPhone 14
Here’s everything we know (and think we know) so far about the specifications and potential new features of the iPhone 14.
Adoption of Wi-Fi 6E
The iPhone 14 could be equipped with Wi-Fi 6E, according to a note from Ming-Chi Kuo dated November taken up by 9to5Mac . However, the analyst specifies that the necessary components for Wi-Fi 6E may be out of stock.
The iPhone 14 is expected to have an A16 processor, which is said to improve performance compared to the A15 in the iPhone 13.
120 Hz ProMotion display
All iPhone 14 models could be fitted with the ProMotion display, which only the Pro and Pro Max variants of the iPhone 13 currently feature. ProMotion increases screen refresh rate for smoother performance, up to 120Hz. This is more speculation than rumor, based on changes in the company’s supply chain. Apple which would allow the brand to more easily offer this feature on its next range.
Apple introduced 5G connectivity with the iPhone 12. It is also present in the iPhone 13 and there is no reason to believe that this is not the case with the iPhone 14.
Like 5G, MagSafe was introduced on the iPhone 12. These magnetic accessories include wallets, batteries, and chargers, and this was one of our favorite iPhone 12 features. The iPhone 13 is also great. MagSafe compatible , and it is likely that its successor will.
One rumor about the iPhone 13 that didn’t materialize was the addition of satellite connectivity, which would allow users to send satellite text messages to areas without cell coverage in emergency situations. Maybe it will be integrated into the iPhone 14?
2022 should in any case be another busy year for the Apple-based firm, which would not be content to renew only its range of smartphones: