There’s been a flurry of iPhone 14 rumors in the last few days. Whatever way you look at it, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max seems to be ditching the iconic Face ID notch in favor of at least one hole. According to recent reports, there could be two of them.
Apple is one of the most predictable tech businesses because its announcement and release dates are pretty set in stone. Whatever happens, we always anticipate iPhones to be announced in September and released in a week or two. As a result, the iPhone 14 is expected to be unveiled and sold in mid-September 2022, which is Apple’s regular iPhone announcement time. Of course, something unforeseen may alter that timeline, but the odds are slim – the iPhone 14 is set to launch in September 2022.
According to recent rumors, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will be more expensive than their predecessors. The expected price increase is attributable to several variables, including the more costly punch-hole display with variable refresh rate and general supply chain price escalation. According to reports, Apple is still considering raising prices, but if it does, the prices for Apple’s 2022 lineup could look like this:
- 1% “$799 for the Apple iPhone 14
- 7% “$899 for the Apple iPhone 14 Max
- 1% “$1099 for the Apple iPhone 14 Pro
- 7% “$1199 for the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
It’s crucial to note that the iPhone 14 Pro max might become much more costly due to a future camera redesign, which could significantly boost the price. Of course, given the timeframe, we might be wrong by a few dollars here and there, but we don’t anticipate a massive price increase for the iPhone 14 series, but if we do, it will almost probably be for the Pro versions.
Design of the Apple iPhone 14
The iPhone 14 is likely to have a similar overall appearance as the iPhone 13: a comparable frame form with an equally spectacular back camera hump. It doesn’t seem like the Galaxy S22 Ultra will have a reduced back camera hump.
Specific early reports claim that some iPhone 14 models will have a titanium frame rather than the stainless steel one featured on the current range. According to JP Morgan Chase investors, the Pro models from the iPhone 14 series will be the first iPhones to have titanium alloy chassis. The casing of specific Apple Watch Series 6 models is a titanium alloy.
Display on the Apple iPhone 14
Only the premium iPhone models, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, are expected to have a 120Hz refresh rate, while the more cheap iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will only have a 60Hz refresh rate. That’s mainly similar to the iPhone 13-series, which had similar issues. However, recent developments hint that, if the stars align, the iPhone 14 Max might have a 120Hz display.
As previously said, the verdict on the future of the notch is yet out. However, other sources suggest that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be devoid of the trademark design aspect, so let’s hope that the more expensive models will shake up the iPhone lineup’s general shape. If it occurs, the iPhone 14 Pro/Max may look somewhat like this:
The following are some of the rumors around the iPhone 14 series display mix:
- 1% “LG and BOE have released the iPhone 14 with a 60Hz notch display.
- 7% “LG’s iPhone 14 Max features a 120Hz notch display.
- 1% “Samsung’s iPhone 14 Pro has a 120Hz punch-hole display.
- 7% “Samsung and LG have released the iPhone 14 Pro Max with a 120Hz punch-hole display.
Apple iPhone 14 hardware and specifications
How about the iPhone 14 specifications? We already know that the Apple A16 Bionic chipset will power the iPhone in 2022, but what are its specifications? While it’s too early to say, Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst, has an opinion on the subject. The A16 Bionic, one of the fastest chipsets scheduled to debut in 2022, will undoubtedly power the iPhone 14-series.
According to many rumors, the A16 Bionic might be manufactured using a 4nm or possibly 3nm manufacturing technique, which would significantly improve overall performance and power savings. However, more credible rumors suggest the next Apple chipset will continue to be made using a 5nm technology, with more sophisticated manufacturing technologies on the way.
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are also rumored to be the first to include a whopping 8GB of RAM, further increasing the iPhones’ already impressive multitasking skills. That would be a new high for the iPhone, with a maximum storage capacity of 6GB with the iPhone 13 Pro/Pro Max.
- We haven’t heard anything specific about the iPhone 14 series’ batteries yet. Our expectations are already high, based on the excellent battery life of the latest iPhone 13. Even if we see a reduction in battery capacity, the hypothetical chipset battery savings should compensate for it and provide equivalent or even greater battery life.
- To refresh your memory, the iPhone 13 small has a 2,406mAh battery, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro have 3095mAh batteries, and the top-of-the-line 4352mAh iPhone 13 Pro Max has a battery capacity of 4352mAh.
- However, the European Commission’s recent ruling may put future Lightning port use on hold as the EC pushes for a standard charging port on all electronics to combat e-waste. So far, a USB Type-C connector hasn’t replaced the Lightning port on the iPhone 14, at least not yet.
- If all of the rumors are accurate, the iPhone 14 series should be a fantastic upgrade, particularly if you’re looking for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Those gadgets are expected to forego the notch in favor of a new hole-punch design, which sounds fantastic. And, as this new concept video demonstrates, it looks amazing.
- This straightforward design depicts what an iPhone 14 Pro would look like, as well as a preview of what the artist envisions for iOS 16. No matter how much we’d want them to exist, there are specific characteristics that are unlikely to be here as well. I’m looking at you, reverse wireless charging.
- In terms of iOS 16, the concept envisions a redesigned status bar that takes advantage of the extra space created by the notch’s removal. That’s something I’ve said previously, and I’m hoping someone at Apple is paying attention.
- We should anticipate Apple to reveal the iPhone 14 range in or around September if all goes according to plan, which means we still have a long way to go. However, we can expect a slew of new leaks and concepts before then. It’s all part of the fun, after all!
- Whatever Apple announces in September, we can be sure it will include the company’s best iPhone yet. And it’s always an exciting moment right there.