iPhone 14 rumoured release date, price, specs and all the latest leaks
Here's what we know so far about the rumoured iPhone 14
As Apple has confirmed the date for its significant Apple September Event, the iPhone 14 is probably going to debut on September 7. However, the iPhone 14 rumors are already rampant and have painted a clear image of the spectrum of iPhone 14 models we may anticipate.
The regular iPhone 14 should resemble the iPhone 13 to some extent, while we anticipate some enhanced features and specifications compared to the existing variants. In addition to the 6.1-inch iPhone 14, a larger 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max (or iPhone 14 Plus) with many of the same specifications is likely to be released.
The iPhone 14 Pro models are anticipated to feature a more extensive redesign, do away with the infamous display notch, and replace it with a punch-hole and pill-shaped dual display cutout. The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are also expected to feature an upgraded 48MP main camera, a new A16 Bionic chip, and perhaps an always-on display.
A significant ultrawide camera improvement for the iPhone 14 Pro may be made, which may significantly enhance shooting in low light.
There is a lot of anticipation about the new iPhone 14 Max(opens in new tab), but you might want to pass.
Apple will need satellite operators to assist it with emergency messaging, according to the recently resurfaced iPhone 14 satellite connectivity rumor.
The tipped no-notch display of the iPhone 14 Pro is demonstrated in a new patent application by Apple.
A new palette of hues, including a seductive dark purple, have been hinted at by an iPhone 14 Pro leak. And the iPhone 14 Pro may have just been seen for the first time in person.
Estimated pricing and release date for the iPhone 14
You can stop guessing when the iPhone 14 will be formally unveiled. On September 7, Apple will hold an event with the theme "Far Out." We've speculated on what it might entail for the iPhone 14.
The release date for the iPhone 14 would be September 16, according to Bloomberg(opens in new tab), which correctly predicted the September 7 product launch.
Pre-orders for the iPhone are anticipated to open on September 9, which would be a few days after the Apple event.
The price of the iPhone 14 Pro versions has been predicted to increase by about $100, but in exchange, they may provide 256GB of beginning storage rather than 128GB (this rumor has been contested by a more recent analyst report). As a result, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max may both reach $1,099 and $1,199, respectively.
Does Apple have a good reason for this $100 price increase on the iPhone 14 Pro models? We've thought about what Apple might do to make the iPhone 14 Pro a fair value for the additional cost.
According to a report made by Twitter leaker Dohyun Kim(opens in new tab), the regular iPhone 14 is anticipated to remain at $799. and it's predicted that the next iPhone 14 Max will cost $899.
Older iPhone models frequently reach their end of the line when a new one is released, with the iPhone 13 mini appearing to be the most likely candidate. As a result, we looked into which iPhone models might be dropped when the iPhone 14 debuts.
Thanks to renderings published by leaker Jon Prosser, we've been getting signs of a design shift for the iPhone 14 since last year, shortly before the iPhone 13 launch.
But based on the information available so far, it appears that the iPhone 14 will resemble its predecessor in many ways, while the iPhone 14 Pro models will keep the flat edge design but do away with the display notch in favor of two cutouts: one is expected to be circular for the front-facing camera and the other will be shaped like a pill for the Face ID sensors. With what appears to be a supply chain leak photo displaying the display panels for each of the four iPhone 14 versions, these claims gained more credibility.
Check out our overview of what to expect from the iPhone 14 notch for a more thorough explanation of the notch design changes. In essence, the basic model won't see many changes, but the Pro phones will see a significant difference. According to a recent patent application by Apple, the iPhone 14 Pro could feature a no-notch display.
And indeed, that implies that none of the iPhone 14 versions are anticipated to enable Touch ID. That won't hurt as much as we had anticipated because with iOS 15.4, Apple improved Face ID's ability to identify a genuine person even when they are wearing a mask. Apple may have avoided the necessity for fingerprint-centric biometrics because it functions extremely well.
It doesn't appear likely that the standard iPhone 14 will get a set of cameras flush with its rear panel given some schematics that depict the iPhone 14 Pro models with a raised camera array being even bigger on the iPhone 14 Pro and Ming-Chi Kuo's claim that a larger module is needed to house a 48MP camera.
A more recent tip seems to display allegedly leaked images of the iPhone 14 Pro, potentially verifying many of the previously circulated design rumors. Additionally, we see a look of the upcoming iPhones' probable color schemes.
The normal iPhone 14 is expected to be followed by the iPhone 14 Max, while the Pro versions appear to provide the most intriguing design. In order to give users a larger iPhone without making them shell out a lot of money for the iPhone 14 Pro Max, this model is anticipated to have a larger 6.7-inch display.
However, not everyone is convinced that this is a smart idea; in fact, one Tom's Guide writer hopes Apple would keep the iPhone small rather than replace it with the iPhone 14 Max. And despite the hoopla, one editor advises against purchasing the iPhone 14 Max in favor of one of the Pro models.
One persistent rumor is that the iPhone 14 will support USB-C connectivity. There isn't a lot of information available on this, but it appears that the iPhone 14 range will likely continue to use the Lightning port. A USB-C iPhone won't be released until late 2023, probably with the iPhone 15.
Given that Apple has included USB-C connectivity into many of its other products, we'd want to see this happen as soon as possible. The Cupertino staff may nevertheless favor wireless MagSafe charging for the upcoming iPhone generation in the case of the iPhone 14 over cable charging.
According to one source, the standard Midnight, Starlight, and Product RED color selections will still be available, but a lighter sky blue will replace the present blue.
Regarding the iPhone 14 Pro, a Chinese leaker said that this year's new color option would be dark purple in addition to the traditional Graphite, Silver, and Gold Pro iPhone colors.
We just received another glimpse at the purple color as well as a new blue tint that is noticeably darker than previous blue hues used in past iPhones, according to a new leak that purportedly showed real-life photographs of an iPhone 14 Pro, or at least a fake version of it.
Meanwhile, eight different hues are displayed on leaked iPhone 14 cases. Given that case manufacturers prefer their designs to match phones, even though these leaks don't include official cases, the colors could offer an extra hint as to the route Apple will go with the iPhone 14.
A reorganization of the iPhone 14 lineup is anticipated; according to reports, the standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro will have 6.1-inch displays, while the iPhone 14 Max/Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max may have 6.7-inch displays. So the 5.4-inch mini is obsolete.
According to a Shadow Leaks report, the iPhone 14 will have a 6.08-inch (rounded to 6.1-inch) screen, while the iPhone 14 Max would have a 6.68-inch screen (rounded up to 6.7 inches). The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max also have that. The Pro models, however, may be getting a little bit bigger (to 6.12 inches and 6.69 inches, respectively), maybe due to redesigned bezels.
Given that the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max feature displays with 120Hz refresh rates, it would be amazing to see all iPhone 14 models have screens with similar refresh rates. These screens would probably be made with LTPO panels or a development of those panels that could scale down to 1Hz.
The iPhone 14 Pro is expected to have an always-on display thanks to this utilization of panel technology. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, the iPhone 14 Pro will finally get the always-on display that has been long rumored to be coming to the next generation of iPhones. This display will be used to display "weather, calendars, stocks, activities, and other data" on the lock screen while maintaining a low refresh rate to conserve battery life.
Next-generation iPhones would have an advantage over the greatest Android phones if they could display such content on a display without waking the phone up. If we have learned that the always-on display of the iPhone 14 Pro may simply dim(opens in new tab), the widgets will change to a unique silhouetted, black and white outline shape. Theoretically, this might grant you complete access to the lock screen, just as if the phone were turned on.
Although code in the iOS 16 beta appears to confirm an always-on display functionality, it is anticipated that the normal iPhone 14 will continue to use the straightforward lift-to-wake option. Instead, the iPhone 14 Pro will probably support any always-on display feature thanks to its adjustable refresh rate.
A series of concept pictures by graphic artist AR7(opens in new tab) illustrate what the iPhone 14 Pro would look like with an always-on display. Their designs, which are based in part on hardware-related rumors for the phone and data from the iOS 16 beta, are, at least in our opinion, quite attractive.
At least one iPhone 14 model will reportedly include an LTPS display, according to a report from The Elec(opens in new tab). This suggests that a 60Hz panel may continue to be used. The assumption that the regular iPhone 14 might not have a fast-refreshing display has only been confirmed by subsequent supply chain reports.
Although it's not quite the fast 120Hz refresh rate we'd like to see, a 90Hz refresh rate display for the regular iPhone 14 models would be a significant increase over a 60Hz panel. This sad rumor about the specs is supported by another tip.
14 iPhone cameras
According to recent speculations, the normal iPhone 14 won't receive a significant camera improvement; instead, a typical Apple insider claims non-Pro versions will retain their 12MP cameras. However, if this is the case, we may anticipate Apple to have made software improvements to the next-generation iPhone's photographic capabilities as well as adding more camera-focused features to iOS 16.
All varieties of the iPhone 14 are rumored to receive an enhanced front-facing camera, claims Apple expert Ming-Chi Kuo.
But the largest camera improvements are likely to come with the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. A 48-megapixel main camera has been tipped, which may produce photographs with greater resolution and better light management overall. This would indicate that for Apple, megapixels are once again important.
With an upgraded sensor reportedly measuring 1.4 micrometers, the iPhone 14 Pro's ultrawide camera is also expected to receive an upgrade over the iPhone 13 Pro's 1.0-micrometer pixels. Since larger pixels are better at catching light, the sensor performs better in low light conditions. Additionally, given that Apple's event is titled "Far Out" and appears to have a space theme, it's possible that the company may highlight the new ultrawide camera's excellent astrophotography and night photography capabilities.
Despite this, the most recent leak suggests that the iPhone 14 Pro may experience a camera degradation unexpectedly, at least under certain lighting conditions. According to @LeaksApplePro(opens in new tab), who claims to have spoken to a source who has tried the iPhone 14 Pro, there is "a fair amount of noise" in low light. But we'd take this one with a huge grain of salt because we don't see Apple updating a camera and not making it better in every way.
The iPhone 14 is rumored to retain the A15 Bionic chip, but the iPhone 14 Pro models are anticipated to receive a new A16 chip (something the iPhone 15 series may also do too). This chip speculation has gained support from Ming Chi-Kuo, who also stated that Apple intends to ship more iPhone 14 Pro variants than regular iPhone 14 models.
If you're curious about how much additional power the A16 might provide, several benchmarks that have leaked may be able to provide some insight. However, we contend that the inclusion of the A15 Bionic in the iPhone 14 won't be a terrible thing because of how powerful it is, and that you shouldn't discount the normal iPhone 14 models just because they may not have a silicon upgrade.
According to the current speculations, all four iPhone 14 models will contain 6GB RAM, an increase from the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini's 4GB. The Pro versions, on the other hand, are said to have quicker and more efficient LPDDR5 RAM, while the base models reportedly employ LPDDR4X RAM like the current iPhone 13 range.
We anticipate Apple will maintain the storage options it now offers for the iPhone 13 range, which start at 128GB and go all the way up to 1TB for the Pro models.
The iPhone 14 might possibly come in an eSIM-only version, according to GlobalDate analyst Emma Mohr-McClune. The change would increase the appeal of the iPhone among consumers who require dual SIM functionality, such as business users and international tourists.
According to a Weibo source who claims to be familiar with the iPhone 14 family's battery capacities, all models—aside from the iPhone 14 Pro Max—will see a minor rise in size. There is some shrinkage of the 14 Pro Max, but hopefully not enough to affect the battery life of the device as a whole.
Following Apple's acquisition of Intel's modem business, it's feasible that the iPhone 14 may come equipped with an Apple-made 5G modem for connectivity. Although it might only be introduced with the iPhone 15 next year, this would presumably allow Apple better control over both the 5G performance and battery life implications.
While we're talking about connectivity, an older iPhone 13 rumor has come back to life, claiming that the device would be able to connect to satellite networks, allowing users to text emergency services when cellular networks are unavailable. The iPhone 13 didn't have that function, but according to tipsters, the iPhone 14 models may now include satellite connectivity as Apple works to improve the emergency features of its phones.
Another new rumor suggests that the iPhone 14 will have satellite connectivity. Tim Farrar, a consultant in satellite communications, thinks that T-Mobile and SpaceX's most recent statement preempts satellite communication on the iPhone 14.