All the rumors we’ve heard so far about the iPhone 14 Technology a month ago We’ve gathered some details about Apple’s new iPhone, and here are all the rumors we’ve heard so far.
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Apple’s iPhone 13 was announced earlier this year, and while the iPhone 14 isn’t “coming” yet, we’ve started to gather all the latest rumors about Apple’s flagship 2022 smartphone. There were rumors about the iPhone 14 even before the iPhone 13 was announced, but there’s still a lot we haven’t heard about the new iPhone’s release date, price, design changes, and new features.
The biggest rumors so far include a new design with a notch-less display (yes, we’ve heard that before), punch-hole front-facing camera, under-display Touch ID, a more durable titanium body, eliminating The bulky rear camera bump, the shuffling of the four-phone lineup with new screen sizes, and the disappearance of the iPhone Mini. The iPhone 14 is also said to feature Wi-Fi 6E, and the Pro model may even feature a 48-megapixel camera.
While name speculation isn’t as closely tied to discussions of Apple’s 2022 lineup as it was for the unfortunate 13, there are rumors of a small change in naming convention, iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max,” “Pro” refers to higher-end specs, and “Max” refers to a larger screen size.
iPhone 14 size rumours: bigger screens across the range
The base models of Apple’s last two iPhone lineups have the same 6.1-inch size, with the Pro Max going up to 6.7 inches. According to a July Nikkei Asian Review report, Apple will stick with these screen sizes for the iPhone 14, vetoing the 5.4-inch Mini. Reports show sluggish sales of the iPhone 12 Mini, so it’s no surprise that Apple will retire the small phone in 2022.
iPhone 14 rumors: Will there be a SIM card?
Last year, iPhones were rumored to be ditching physical SIM cards entirely, and now a spate of leaks suggest the iPhone 14 could be the first line to do so.
Release date: iPhone 14 may arrive in fall 2022
It’s too early for any credible release date rumors for the iPhone 14, but we expect Apple to hold its annual fall iPhone event in September 2022, and like almost every year, Sometimes, Apple staggers the release dates of specific models, especially when new designs or sizes are introduced. As such, the iPhone 14 lineup could have multiple release dates.
Here’s what we know:
Apple likes to hold events on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Apple’s iPhone 13 event takes place on Tuesday, September 14.
The iPhone launch date is usually a week and a half after Apple announces it.
Generally, new iPhones are released on a Friday around the third week of September. For the iPhone 13, pre-orders start on September 17, and the phone goes on sale on September 24.
A few years ago, CNET delved into the timeline of Apple events and came up with a convincing Labor Day hypothesis. According to the 2022 calendar, Labor Day rules will set Apple’s September event (and the iPhone 14 unveiling) on September 7, with a release date of September 16. However, our Labor Day assumption is a one-week break in 2021 – and about a month off in 2020 due to coronavirus delays.
iPhone 14 prices: Will Apple cut costs in 2022?
There’s no word on iPhone 14 pricing, but Apple hasn’t made any major price changes between the 2020 iPhone 12 and the 2021 iPhone 13, so the existing price structure is at least a good place to start guessing. However, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that a high-end 6.7-inch phone, the so-called iPhone 14 Pro Max, will be launched at a record low price under $900. Compared to the iPhone 13 Pro Max, which ranges from $1,099 all the way up to a whopping $1,599, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is quite a steal.
Camera rumors: What improvements Apple might make for the iPhone 14
The two big rumors we’ve heard about the iPhone 14’s camera setup are actually more about the phone’s design: First, the bulky camera bump might go away; and second, the hole-punch front-facing camera could replace the dreaded notch.
Predicted a punch-hole front camera, making the iPhone 14 (eventually) notch-free, and a 48-megapixel wide rear camera on the Pro and Pro Max models, up from 12-megapixels on previous iPhones.
Two Pro models will feature a triple-lens rear camera system with a 48-megapixel wide-angle lens and 12-megapixel ultra-wide and telephoto lenses. Pu added that the Pro version of the iPhone 14 can also run with 8GB of RAM. By comparison, the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max have 6GB.
The iPhone 13 camera upgrade includes a new Movie mode, ProRes video, and some improvements to the zoom feature. the excellent depth-sensing feature of the iPhone 12 Pro, but lidar only ended up on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. Apple may expand the feature to its full lineup in 2022, but we haven’t heard anything yet.
Another camera feature we’re still waiting for is an improved telephoto lens. While the iPhone 13 Pro’s zoom is given a 3x optical zoom, it still pales in comparison to many rival flagships, including Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra, which boasts 10x optical zoom.
Will the iPhone 14 become invisible Touch ID?
The feature that seems to be kicked the most in the Apple rumor world is the return of Touch ID. Early rumors supported the return of Touch ID in the iPhone 12, and when that didn’t happen, speculation turned to the iPhone 13. But even before the launch of the iPhone 13 (without Touch ID), the word on the street has changed again: the iPhone 14 will definitely be it. Now, that also looks unlikely. Design rumors: iPhone 14 may finally be notchless
Some previously reported rumors, including a notch-less display and hole-punch camera, , as well as a titanium chassis for the iPhone 14 Pro. We’ve been expecting to see the iPhone 13 go notch-less, but instead, we got a stripped-down, but still very notch-less, notch. Apple introduced the notched display to the world with the release of the iPhone X in 2017, and as competitors solve the selfie conundrum with a hole-punch and under-display camera, Apple still hasn’t, uh, brought it down a notch.
But Prosser’s renders appear to confirm these early reports that Apple will eventually cut the notch on the iPhone in 2022. Those who have been working towards a notch-less iPhone since the iPhone 12, and whose hopes were once again dashed by the iPhone 13, can now look forward to realizing their full-screen dreams in the iPhone 14 in 2022.
The iPhone 13 shrinks the notch by 20% over the iPhone 12
iPhone 14 says goodbye to camera bump, but keeps Lightning port
Another major design change revealed by the Prosser renders is the flattened camera bump.The body of the iPhone 14 will be a “thick boy” that looks thick enough to hold all the camera hardware without having an annoyingly protruding camera setup on the back. Why should the iPhone 14 be so thick?
The two previous rumors that didn’t work out were the death of the Lightning port and the addition of USB-C (however, the EU could force Apple to add a USB-C port to the iPhone). Rumors of a completely port less iPhone have been floating around for a while, but it doesn’t seem like those rumors will come true in 2022.
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Rumored iPhone 14 features and specs
Here’s everything else we know (and think we know) about the specs and potential new features of the iPhone 14 lineup so far.
Adoption of Wi-Fi 6E
The iPhone 14 could come with Wi-Fi 6E, according to a Kuo report in November, 9to5Mac reported. However, analysts say the components needed for Wi-Fi 6E may be in short supply. Apple’s rumored VR headset is also said to have Wi-Fi 6E.
The iPhone 14 is expected to feature an A16 chip, which will improve the iPhone 13’s A15 chip to match Apple’s previous model.
120Hz Active Display
All iPhone 14 models will likely include Apple’s ProMotion display, which is currently only available on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max variants. ProMotion increases the screen’s refresh rate for smoother performance, up to 120Hz. This is more of a guess than an actual rumor, based on changes in Apple’s supply chain that will make it easier for the company to offer the feature in its next lineup.
Apple introduced 5G connectivity to its iPhone 12 lineup, and unsurprisingly, it’s including it in the iPhone 13 as well. There’s no reason to believe we won’t see a 5G-compatible iPhone 14 either. A July report by the Nikkei Asian Review also predicted that Apple would go “all in” on 5G development in 2022.
Magnetic Safety Accessories
MagSafe was introduced to iPhones in the 2020 iPhone 12 lineup. Snap-on magnetic accessories include wallets, battery packs, and chargers, one of our favorite iPhone 12 features. The iPhone 13 is also MagSafe compatible, and we expect the same for Apple’s next phone.
According to Bloomberg, the 11th hour iPhone 13 rumors by Ming-Chi Kuo didn’t materialize, the addition of satellite connectivity that would allow users to send text messages via satellite in areas without cellular coverage, at least in an emergency. Alas, satellite connectivity is nowhere to be found in the iPhone 13 lineup, but maybe that means it’s coming to the iPhone 14.