The iPhone 13 has been unveiled recently, but already we’ve heard quite a bit about the iPhone 14, which is expected to be Apple’s flagship phone in late 2022, with leakers revealing the phone’s possible specifications and details here. Even the unofficial renders have been revealed.
As such, we have a surprisingly clear picture of what the iPhone 14 range might take – although far from launch we’ll be extra skeptical, as there’s plenty of time to change things up.
After that you’ll find everything we’ve heard so far, including details about a possible release date and price. And we’ll add it to this article as soon as we hear a bit more about the iPhone 14, so be sure to check back here soon, as leaks are already rolling in surprisingly fast.
cut to the chase
- What is this? The successor to the new iPhone 13
- When is it out? probably september 2022
- How much will it cost? Probably around $799 / £779 / AU$1,349 . Above this
iphone 14 release date and price
There’s no news yet on when the iPhone 14 will be released, but we can pretty well speculate on it, as Apple announces new models around the same time every year, usually at a special event.
The iPhone 13 was unveiled on September 14, 2021, and will ship on September 24. While we probably won’t see the iPhone 14 in 2022 on those exact dates, Apple does unveil the new model on the first or second Tuesday. In September, which would mean either September 6 or September 13 next year.
Then they usually go to pre-order on the Friday of that week, which means September 9th or 16th, and ship the next Friday, hence September 16th or 23rd.
Sometimes Apple will announce the phone on the first or second Wednesday, but those dates are very likely around anyway. The iPhone 12 range was the exception, landing in October 2020, but that was thanks to delays and supply issues due to COVID-19.
As for the price, there’s no news there either, but the iPhone 13 starts at $799 / £779 / AU$1,349, so don’t be surprised if the iPhone 14 has the same starting price.
design and performance
The biggest news on the design of the iPhone 14 comes from a massive leak, which includes unofficial renders of the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
You can see one of these below, and it includes a punch-hole camera instead of a notch, with the Face ID components probably at the bottom of the screen. It also doesn’t really have a camera bump, with the lens sitting on an almost flat back – something that’s clearly achieved by making the phone thicker.
The back is a semi-glossy glass, the volume buttons are shown rounded, and it apparently has titanium sides in place of the stainless steel ones on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. You can also see that there is still a triple-lens camera and a Lightning port.
The colors shown here aren’t official (though the source claims they’ve seen a rose gold model), and it’s also worth noting that this design only applies to the Pro model, the iPhone 14 (and the iPhone 14 Max if there’s one). is) still likely to be a notch. It is currently unclear if any other design details could make it to the standard model here.
We’ll definitely take this with a big helping of salt, especially when it comes from John Prosser, who has a mixed track record. But he is often right, and we have heard the same from another source (Ross Young).
Young is talking about having under-display Face ID in the iPhone 14 Pro range from June 2021, but it doesn’t seem like it will happen as Proser, adding in September that under-display Face ID is still being worked on And it’s not final yet – though that’s to say it’s clearly easier to achieve than the in-screen camera.
Young also claims that the iPhone 14 will feature a 6.06-inch 1170 x 2532 OLED screen with 60Hz refresh rate and 460 pixels per inch. The iPhone 14 Pro will apparently have similar screen specs, but with a 120Hz variable refresh rate.
Then the iPhone 14 Pro Max is said to come with a 6.68-inch 1284 x 2778 OLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate and 458 pixels per inch. There’s apparently going to be an iPhone 14 Max (replacing the Mini) with basically the same screen specs but 60Hz refresh rate.
Elsewhere, we’ve heard that the Pro models may use titanium alloy for their frames, matching the leak above. It will likely be sturdier than the materials used in existing models, and this source also claims that the iPhone 14 Mini will be replaced by the iPhone 14 Max.
A leak has also suggested that all four iPhone 14 models could have 120Hz screens, but this is a fairly old leak and there is a difference with the one above, so we are not convinced by that.
And there’s also a patent for a technology that can make the iPhone’s screen stronger without making it thicker. It would be a nice addition, but patents often don’t change anything, so don’t count on seeing it.
camera and battery
On the camera front, the unofficial renders above show the iPhone 14 Pro Max with a triple-lens camera, and in fact another source also suggests that phone (and the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Max) have a triple-lens camera. points to. Meanwhile the iPhone 14 will apparently go with two lenses.
So it doesn’t sound like much change from the iPhone 13 range, although lens and sensor specifications may vary.
Indeed, Ming-Chi Kuo (an analyst with a great track record for Apple Info) has claimed that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will each have a 48MP main camera, up from 12MP on the current model. It will apparently be able to record 8K videos.
There are also rumors of a periscope camera in the works (for long-range optical zoom), and we’ve even seen a patent backing these claims. However, most sources suggest it’s ahead – perhaps landing on the iPhone 15 or later.
In terms of battery, it looks like it could improve, with one source saying it will be bigger in the next model, and another saying the phones will be thicker – which could leave room for a bigger one.
When it comes time to charge, you might be using a MagSafe charger instead of a Lightning port based on a patent, though notably early unofficial renders retain the Lightning port.
specs and features
One thing we’re almost certain is that the iPhone 14 range will have a new chipset, probably called the A16 or A16 Bionic. According to Ross Young, it will be made on a 4nm process, which suggests that it could be a fair boost over the 13nm A15 Bionic in the iPhone 5 range.
Also, some sources believe we may see an under-display Touch ID on the iPhone 14, although Mark Gurman (a leaker with a great track record for Apple info) has stated that Apple has apparently Having tested it, the company is now fully on Face ID, so it looks like it won’t be – and if it does, it’s likely to be Face ID instead.
The iPhone 14 range is sure to include 5G support, while a patent suggests it could also feature a new form of 3D Touch, which will use haptic feedback to make interactions more seamless. But as is the case with all patents, we wouldn’t count on anything to come of this one.
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