iPhone 14 Release Date, Colours, Leaks, Camera & Design

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iPhone 14 rumors are heating up, and Apple’s next iPhones may represent the most significant improvements in years.

So far, rumours indicate that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will have a sleeker new design, a quicker A16 Bionic CPU, and a sharper new main 48MP camera.

The normal iPhone14 lineup may also be altered, as the small is believed to be phased out in favor of a new 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max.

But we’re also concerned that the iPhone14 will be too similar to the Pros, with a very similar design and potentially even last year’s A15 Bionic chip.

Check out our iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro comparison to learn about the key differences.

Also, check out our iPhone 14 vs iPhone 11 comparison to see what changes are possible.

Here’s what we know so far about the iPhone14, why it’s expected to be one of the most important Apple products in 2022, and what we’d like to see from the new flagships.

Check out our dedicated iPhone14 Pro site for additional information on the Pro lineup.

iPhone 14 latest rumors
  • According to supply chain reports, the normal iPhone 14 models will use LPDDR4X RAM, while the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will have faster LPDDR5 memory.
  • Apple is extending its iPhone14 supply sources ahead of mass production.
  • Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has identified certain supply concerns with the iPhone14 panel and memory supply, but he believes it will not harm iPhone 14 supply.
  • We’re excited about the iPhone 14 Max, which could be the phone to beat this fall.
  • The iPhone14 Pro may disappoint because it appears to retain the iPhone 13 Pro’s 12MP 3x optical zoom telephoto camera from last year.
iPhone 14 possible release date and price  

Based on current rumors, we believe the iPhone14 will be released on September 13.

Following that, we may expect pre-orders for the iPhone14 range to go live on the Friday following the Apple event, September 16, with the phones arriving a week later, most likely on Friday, September 23.

This would be ten days following the reported Apple event.

There is one hitch in all of this, and that is claims that the iPhone 14 Plus/Max may be behind schedule and so may be delayed.

That means it will most likely be released at the same time as the rest of the iPhone14 lineup, but it may arrive a little later.

Apple has already done staggered releases for its iPhones, so this isn’t out of the question.

Furthermore, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that he recently learned that “some iPhone14 panel and memory suppliers have experienced supply issues,” but he noted that this will not have a significant impact on the overall supply of iPhone14 models because “other suppliers can fill the supply gap.”

Keeping this in mind, supplies of the ordinary iPhone 14 and iPhone14 Pro should be plentiful when the phones are released.

Some popular models may have a slightly longer wait time than others, but we do not anticipate significant delays.

In terms of cost, somewhat dependable leaker Leaks

According to apple, three of the four iPhone14 versions will see a price increase.

The original iPhone14 is expected to be $799, while the bigger iPhone14 Max is expected to be $899. However, the iPhone 14 Pro could cost $1,099, a $100 increase over the $999 iPhone 13 Pro. The iPhone 14 Pro Max may also see a price increase, reaching $1,199. This very big increase in launch price would undoubtedly be painful on the wallet, so we hope it’s not true.

A separate leaker, Shadow Leak on Twitter, claims that the standard iPhone14 Pro will cost USD 1,099. Similarly, @TheGalox_ says that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will cost $100 extra each. So the Pros may be more expensive this year.

If you’re torn between the iPhone14 and the iPhone 13, we’ve compiled a list of reasons why you should buy the iPhone 13 now rather than wait for the iPhone14.

Furthermore, when a new iPhone is released, it frequently signals the end of the line for earlier iPhones, with the iPhone 13 mini appearing to be the most probable phone to be dropped from Apple’s smartphone range.

As a result, we investigated which iPhones might be phased out when the iPhone14 is released.

iPhone 14 Max Replacing iPhone 14 mini

So far, all rumors point to the iPhone small being replaced with a larger 6.7-inch iPhone14 Max/Plus.

People appear to prefer larger-screened phones, therefore Apple’s iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 mini failed to be huge triumphs.

As a result, a 6.7-inch iPhone would deliver such a gadget while not requiring Apple devotees to shell out money for the iPhone Pro Max.

As a result, we believe the iPhone14 Max will be the most exciting Apple phone of the year, as well as the new phone to beat in the fall.

Our iPhone14 vs. iPhone14 Max comparison examines how the two devices may differ.

Be careful that the iPhone14 Max could be released with a different name.

According to leaker Lanzuk, Apple will call its 6.7-inch entry-level phone the iPhone14 Plus.

Although no rationale is provided, branding the next phone the iPhone14 Plus would avoid confusion with the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

We’ll continue to refer to the phone as the iPhone 14 Max until further sources confirm the iPhone14 Plus assertion.

The removal of the iPhone 13 small isn’t the only significant difference between the iPhone14 and the iPhone 13.

All of the major rumored differences between the iPhone14 and iPhone 13 can be found in our comparison.

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iPhone 14 Design

According to Jon Prosser and his Front Page Tech video, the iPhone14 will have flat sides and appear as an iPhone 12 crossed with an iPhone 4.

However, those sides might incorporate a mute button and a cluster of circular buttons for volume central, reminiscent of the iPhone 4.

According to reports, the sides of the iPhone14 could be constructed of titanium, making it tougher and stronger than prior iPhones, while the back would remain the glass finish but with a satin-like texture.

According to certain schematics, the raised camera array on the iPhone14 Pro is much larger, and Ming-Chi Kuo claims that a larger module is required to house a 48MP camera; it doesn’t appear likely that the normal iPhone14 will get a set of cameras flush with its rear panel.

According to a few reports, the iPhone14 will finally kill the display notch.

However, Apple appears that only the iPhone14 Pro will be notch-free, with a single circular camera cutout and a pill-shaped cutout alongside it to house Face ID sensors.

It could also feature thinner bezels, making the display appear even larger.

This speculation was bolstered by what looks to be a leaked supply chain shot of the display panels for all four iPhone14 variants.

While the iPhone14 and iPhone14 Max appear to retain the display notch, the iPhone14 Pro and iPhone14 Pro Max appear to have ditched it in favor of a pill-shaped cutout combined with what appears to be a punch-hole camera or sensor.

MySmartPrice, like the Pro, got CAD renders of the ordinary iPhone14.

We anticipate that the iPhone14 Max will have the same design in a 6.7-inch display body.

As you can see, these renders don’t look all that different from the iPhone 13 we currently have.

The notch remains thinner, and the back cameras are arranged diagonally. It makes us wonder what the iPhone14 will genuinely be different.

Max Weinbach, a reputable leaker, revealed supposed schematics for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone14 Pro Max. Both show a phone that is 0.2mm thicker and has a greater camera bump. Surprisingly, the schematics suggest that the iPhone14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be roughly the same height and width as their predecessors. The new hole-punch/pill-shaped cutouts are also shown in these schematics.

Using these blueprints, CAD artist Madmix developed renders that show the iPhone14 Pro in its entirety. These provide us a clear picture of what the notch-less display would most likely look like, but they also give us the impression that if this design is not chosen, the conventional iPhone14 will be a touch disappointing.

According to one source, there will be Midnight, Starlight, and Product RED color options as normal, with the existing blue being replaced by a lighter sky blue and a new purple option arriving. However, that leak has since been removed, making it difficult to assess its reliability. Regardless, this render of the iPhone14 Pro in purple by artist Souta depicts how this purple tint would appear in reality.

MacRumors reviewed the status of iPhone14 color rumors thus far in May, with the inclusion of the purple option being the most significant update. The article also includes the current iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 sections’ black, white, blue, and [Product] Red color possibilities.

(It’s worth noting that Apple has renamed its black and white phones “Midnight” and “Starlight,” respectively.)

This time, the pink and green colors would be eliminated.

iPhone 14 Display

We’re expecting a shakeup in the iPhone14 lineup, with a basic iPhone14 and iPhone14 Pro purportedly sporting 6.1-inch displays, and a probable iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max sporting 6.7-inch displays.

So there will be no more 5.4-inch minis.

According to a Shadow Leaks report, the iPhone14 will have a 6.08-inch display (rounded up to 6.1 inches) and the iPhone14 Max will have a 6.68-inch display (rounded up to 6.7 inches).

That is identical to the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

The Pro models, on the other hand, may grow slightly larger (to 6.12 inches and 6.69 inches, respectively) due to redesigned bezels.

Given that the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max have 120Hz refresh rate displays, it would be amazing to see such a screen on all iPhone 14 models, most likely using an LTPO panel or an extension of that display technology that could scale down to as little as 1Hz.

Because of the usage of panel technology, the iPhone14 Pro is expected to have an always-on display.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman claims the iPhone 14 Pro will finally get an always-on display, which will be used to show “weather, calendars, stocks, activities, and other data” on the lock screen, with the low refresh rate helping to preserve battery life. The ability to display such content on a display without having to wake the phone would give next-generation iPhones a functionality that the top Android phones have had for some time.

While the iOS 16 beta code appears to reveal an always-on display functionality, the standard iPhone 14 is expected to stay with a simple lift-to-wake option rather than an always-on display.

Instead, with its adaptive refresh rate, the iPhone14 Pro is likely to support an always-on display feature.

According to a new supply chain report, the iPhone14 Max will have a 120Hz refresh rate display.

LG is reportedly the screen manufacturer in this scenario, though it’s unclear whether the normal iPhone 14 will get a higher refresh rate or stick to 60Hz.

According to The Elec, at least one iPhone14 model will use an LTPS display, implying that the 60Hz panel will remain.

Subsequent supply chain reports have only bolstered the notion that the basic iPhone14 may lack a fast-refreshing display.

However, a more recent rumor suggests that the regular iPhone14 models would have a 90Hz refresh rate display; this isn’t the fast 120Hz refresh rate we’d like to see, but it would be a significant upgrade over a 60Hz panel.

Another source confirms the disappointing specs rumor.

Interestingly, according to a source in The Elec, Apple may abandon OLED panel supplier BOE due to the company reportedly compromising on the width of thin film transistors.

Apple would therefore have to rely solely on LG and Samsung as partners.

iPhone 14 Touch ID

The reinstatement of Touch ID would be one of the most noticeable differences between the iPhone14 and its predecessors.

Instead of being integrated into a power button, it would allegedly be placed beneath the iPhone14’s display, similar to how many fingerprint sensors on the top Android phones are.

However, the judgment is still out on whether this is likely. Analyst Ming Chi-Kuo believes that an iPhone with Touch ID or under-display Face ID won’t be available for a few years. This would have been incredibly frustrating, as having an option to Face ID is very useful during these mask-wearing times.

However, with iOS 15.4, Apple has enabled Face ID to recognize a real users even when they are wearing a mask. It performs admirably, implying that Apple may have avoided the necessity for fingerprint-centric biometrics.

iPhone 14 Cameras

We’re starting to hear more about the iPhone14 cameras, and the speculation is getting rather interesting.

According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 Pro models would include a 48MP primary sensor, a significant upgrade from the iPhone 13’s 12MP camera.

TrendForce, a Taiwanese research agency, confirms the 48MP main camera speculation, implying that megapixels are once again important to Apple – at least for the company’s Pro phones.

However, according to a reliable Apple source, the basic iPhone14 models would retain their 12MP cameras, with only the Pro models slated to have a 48MP main camera.

Whatever the outcome is, a larger main sensor will be appreciated.

But we’re especially interested in a better telephoto lens, as the iPhone trails behind rivals like the Samsung Galaxy S21.

It would be cool if Apple took a cue from the Galaxy S21 Ultra and included a secondary telephoto camera with 10x optical zoom.

According to one Apple patent, Apple is working on a periscope-style zoom camera that could make its way to the iPhone 14, or at the very least the Pro models.

However, Ming-Chi Kuo now claims that the periscope camera will not be available until the iPhone 15 in 2023.

According to a more recent Kuo report, all models of the iPhone14 would include an enhanced front-facing camera with a larger aperture (f/1.9 vs. f/2.2 on the current iPhone), 6-part lenses (up from 5-part lenses), and built-in autofocus.

Together, these should aid in shooting brighter photos and videos while remaining in focus more readily and with fewer image distortions.

See our iPhone14 camera roundup for the latest rumors and leaks.

iPhone 14 Battery Life Specs, and Charging

According to speculations, the iPhone14 will retain the A15 Bionic chip, while the iPhone14 Pro models would receive a new A16 chip.

According to the most recent tip, Mark Gurman, the chip discrepancy will be caused by Apple’s focus on its M-series Apple Silicon chips for the next Mac computers.

According to Gurman’s sources, “Apple’s silicon engineering group was forced to devote many of its testing, development, and production resources to Mac processors.”

Ming Chi-Kuo has backed up this chip report, stating that Apple intends to release more iPhone14 Pro models than normal iPhone14s.

“The next A16 processor will be unique to two iPhone 14 Pro/high-end models,” Kup said in a Medium post. “This will dramatically increase the shipment proportion of new iPhone high-end models in 2H22 to 55-60 percent (vs. 40-50 percent in the past).”

This will most likely suggest that Apple will heavily promote the iPhone14 Pro above the iPhone14.

If you’re curious about how much extra power the A16 could provide, some leaked benchmarks may provide some insight.

According to Kuo, all four iPhone14 models will have 6GB of RAM, up from 4GB on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 small. The base models, like the current iPhone 13, will reportedly employ LPDDR4X RAM, whilst the Pro models would allegedly use quicker and more efficient LPDDR5 RAM.

A report claimed that the world’s top three memory providers, Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix, and Micron Technology, are preparing to produce memory for the upcoming iPhone.

A report claims that the world’s top three memory providers, Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix, and Micron Technology, are preparing to create a memory for the upcoming iPhone14 range, with the regular and Max/Plus versions receiving LPDDR4X RAM and the pair of iPhone 14 Pro models receiving LPDDR5 RAM.

On the storage front, we expect Apple to stick with the storage options available for the iPhone 13, which start at 128GB and go up to 1TB for the Pro variants.

According to rumors, the iPhone14 would have a massive 2TB of onboard storage. Given that no Samsung phone currently offers this, and that Samsung has previously been liberal with storage, we’re skeptical that an iPhone will have the largest storage on a smartphone to date.

According to a separate analyst note from Jeff Pu, the iPhone14 and14 Max will start with 64GB of storage, while the iPhone14 Pro Max would start with 256GB. The latter is plausible, but not the former because that would be half the storage capacity of the standard iPhone 13.

According to GlobalDate analyst Emma Mohr-McClune, Apple may also release an eSIM-only model of the iPhone14. The move would increase the iPhone’s attractiveness among customers who require dual SIM capabilities, such as business travelers and international travelers.

According to a Weibo insider who claims to know the battery capacities of the iPhone14 family, all models save the iPhone 14 Pro Max will see a minor rise in size.

The14 Pro Max is shrinking slightly, but hopefully not much enough to affect the phone’s overall battery life.

iPhone 14 5G and Satellite Connectivity

Following Apple’s acquisition of Intel’s modem division, it’s feasible that the iPhone 14 may include an Apple-made 5G modem. This would likely allow Apple better control over 5G performance and battery life, although it may not be available until the iPhone 15 next year.

According to reports, Apple intends to equip the upcoming iPhones with a new 5G technology, which could result in lower battery consumption while maintaining solid performance. According to a recent claim in Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) has secured Apple’s 5G chip orders for its next iPhone14 series.

The radio frequency chips are believed to be manufactured using the 6nm technology, which could allow the provider to create a chip that is physically smaller, resulting in lower power consumption without sacrificing performance.

Furthermore, a smaller 5G chip could allow Apple to cram a larger battery inside.

As a result, when combined with improved power efficiency, the stated chip may improve the phone’s total battery life.

In terms of 5G modems, Qualcomm debuted the X70 modem at MWC 2022.

However, with a release date of late 2022, it’s unlikely that the iPhone 14 will see the new technology, which is projected to be a significant advance over the current-generation X65 modem.

While we’re on the subject of connectivity, an old iPhone 13 rumor has reappeared, claiming that the device would be able to connect to satellite networks, allowing users to send text messages to emergency services when cellular networks are unavailable. That capability was not included in the iPhone 13, but sources suggest that the iPhone14 models may include satellite connectivity as Apple strives to improve the emergency features of its phones.

iPhone 14 USB-C

Dropping the Lightning port in favor of USB-C has been a persistent rumor for numerous iPhone generations, and for a time, it appeared like this might be the case with the iPhone14.

Multiple leaks stated that the iPhone14 Pro would have USB-C, and it would seem natural that the normal iPhone 14 would do the same.

Unfortunately, the iPhone 14 is likely to join the annals of Apple devices that were speculated to switch to USB-C only to continue with Lightning. Leaking Leaks According to ApplePro, USB-C will not be available with the iPhone 14 Pro versions, with Apple instead opting for an enhanced version of Lightning with USB 3.0-like data transfer speeds.

Ming-Chi Kuo now claims that a USB-C iPhone will be released in late 2023. In other words, the iPhone 15 may get USB-C, but the iPhone14 will not, assuming he is correct. According to Bloomberg, 2023 is the year for USB-C and the iPhone, with Apple testing gadgets and a new charger in preparation for the iPhone 15 debut the following year.

iPhone 14 Software

If Apple follows the path it has followed for the past decade, the iPhone14 will debut in the fall with a new version of Apple’s iOS software.

Because we are now on iOS 15, the next update is almost certainly going to be iOS 16.

Following Apple’s preview of iOS 16, we now know what features to expect on the iPhone14.

In addition to the ability to add widgets to the lock screen (a forerunner to the expected always-on display support for the iPhone14 Pro), the new software includes the option to modify Messages after you send them, Maps and Wallet changes, a Safety Check tool, and more.

If you want an early look at the enhancements planned for the iPhone 14, you may download a public beta of iOS 16 this month.

iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro

Based on the rumors so far, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max appear to be in a class of their own. We say this because only the Pros are expected to provide telephoto zooms once again. But also because the upcoming iPhone14 Pros are expected to include in-display Touch ID, ditching the notch in favor of a punch hole display.

Furthermore, the iPhone14 Pro versions are likely to include a significantly clearer main camera at 48MP, which is higher than the 12MP sensor slated for the normal iPhone14.

It’s also probable that only the iPhone14 Pros will have USB-C connectivity rather than a Lightning port.

The iPhone14 Pro may be driven by the A16 Bionic silicon, whilst the iPhone14 is said to be powered by the year-old A15 Bionic chip. More on the rumored differences may be found in our iPhone 14 versus iPhone 14 Pro comparison.

Analyst Jeff Pu predicts that Apple will give all four iPhone14 variants a 120Hz display this time around, as well as 6GB of RAM.

iPhone 14: What We’d Like to See

We’ve sorted the iPhone14 rumors in order of importance for Apple’s fall phones. However, here’s a breakdown of what we’re hoping to see when the iPhone14 is released.

And now that the iPhone SE (2022) is here, here’s what it tells us about the iPhone 14.

A new design: Prosser’s renders of the iPhone 14 show an appealing phone.

However, it is hardly a significant shift in Apple’s industrial design ethos.

Granted, Apple creates some of the most visually appealing phones available, but we’d like to see whether the iPhone14 lineup may include the much-rumored iPhone Flip foldable phone.

No notch: The iPhone14 could have a notch-free display, and we hope all the rumors are true.

Touch ID: We’d bet that Apple will bring back Touch ID on the iPhone 14, even if it’s not via an in-display sensor.

Perhaps the side-mounted power button might incorporate a Touch ID sensor similar to the one found on the iPad Air.

Smarter features: While Apple’s A-series chips have always been powerhouses, we’d like to see Apple lean further into AI, much like the Google Pixel 6 will with its Tensor chip.

That way, we can have a smarter, more responsive Siri to compete with Google Assistant, as well as smarter features that serve up the info or services iPhone 14 consumers want when they want them more intuitively.

Killer camera capabilities: The iPhone 13 Pro Max has one of the best camera phones on the market, but we’d want to see Apple push its camera technology and hardware even further.

As it is, the gap between the Pro Max and devices like the Google Pixel 6 and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra isn’t very large.

With the iPhone14, we’d like to see Apple create a camera and phone photography experience that destroys Android competitors, forcing them to raise their photography game with their next-generation phones.

It would also be beneficial to catch up on the zoom front.

Should I Wait For iPhone 14

With the iPhone 13 launch now several months behind us and the iPhone14 presumably on its way soon, iPhone consumers face a difficult decision: buy what is one of the greatest phones today in the iPhone 13 or wait until the fall for any enhancements to the iPhone 14 has to offer.

At least one complication has been eliminated.

When we first published this piece, Apple was dealing with supply chain challenges that were causing its new phones, particularly the iPhone 13 Pro models, to be in low supply.

Nowadays, you can order a phone directly from Apple and have it in your hands in a matter of days.

As a result, determining whether to buy an iPhone 13 or wait for the iPhone14 is similar to any other buy-or-wait option. It is greatly dependent on your specific circumstances – if you need a phone right away, purchase one — and what characteristics you feel are essential. However, knowing what’s accessible now and what’s on the way can help simplify that decision.

FAQs

Will there be an Apple iPhone 14?

According to Nikkei Asian Review, Apple will drop the iPhone Mini in favor of a new 6.7-inch iPhone next year.

That means the iPhone 14 lineup might include two 6.1-inch models (the iPhone 14 and iPhone14 Pro) as well as two 6.7-inch ones (the iPhone14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max).

How much is the iPhone 14?

According to the report, the iPhone14 Pro Max would cost $1,199 at launch, while the iPhone 14 will cost $1,099.

Does iPhone 14 look different?

According to Jon Prosser and his Front Page Tech video, the iPhone14 will have flat sides and appear as an iPhone 12 crossed with an iPhone 4.

However, those sides might incorporate a mute button and a cluster of circular buttons for volume central, reminiscent of the iPhone 4.

Will iPhone 14 be curved?

We also know that the iPhone14 Pro models will have a small yet gratifying design modification.

Respected render artist Ian Zelbo (via AppleTrak) made the finding, which revealed Apple’s plans to make the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone14 Pro Max “much more curved” than the existing iPhone 13 Pro versions.

What products will Apple debut in 2022?

In 2022, Apple had two events during which the following products were announced: the 5G iPhone SE in March 2022. 5G iPad Air in March 2022. Mac Studio in March 2022.

Is there going to be an iPhone 14 Pro Max?

Four new iPhones in 6.1 and 6.7-inch sizes are expected. Two of those iPhones will be normal, less expensive models known as the iPhone14 and iPhone 14 Max, while the other two will be higher-end”Pro” models known as the iPhone14 Pro and iPhone14 Pro Max.

Will iPhone 14 camera be better?

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that all four iPhone 14 models will receive an updated selfie camera, which will improve on the 12MP TrueDepth camera that debuted with the iPhone 11 series. Kuo specifically predicts that the aperture on the iPhone 14’s front camera will increase from f/2.2 to f/1.9.

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