All We Know About iPhone 1426.08.2022
We love the 2021 iPhone 13, but we are excited to see the iPhone 14, its successor. The wait for the 2022 iPhone is almost over. Apple’s “Far Out”, launch event for the 2022 iPhone is only 13 days away. This means that the new iPhone lineup, and possibly the Apple Watch Series 8, are likely to be available in less than two weeks.
We are getting closer to the announcement of the new iPhone on Sept. 7, but there is still much to learn. Apple is to raise the price of its iPhone 14 line? When will the new iPhone be released? What will the new iPhone look like? What will it look like?
In its iOS 16 update, Apple suggests a few of these answers. We’ve gathered all the information we can about the iPhone 14 to help you understand what Apple’s flagship will look like in 2022. We have even compiled a wishlist of features and camera enhancements we would like to see on the next iPhone.
Rumours about the iPhone 14 lineup: Will there be still four phones?
Although we don’t know much about iPhone 14, we have heard that Apple will focus its next line on larger phones and eliminate the Mini from the lineup. The death of the iPhone 14 Mini was predicted by Nikkei Asian Review in 2021. A MacRumors research note by Ming-Chi Kuo also indicated that the Mini would not last long. Kuo said that the iPhone 14 lineup would still include four models: a “higher-end” model and a smaller version.
Name speculation isn’t as relevant to Apple’s 2022 lineup discussion as it was for the unlucky 13. However, rumors suggest that there will be a slight shift in naming conventions with an iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Max, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. “Pro” denotes higher-end specs, and “Max” refers to the larger screen.
iPhone 14 size rumors – How big will the screens be?
Apple’s two previous iPhone lineups had the same size 6.1 inches for the base model and 6.7 inches for Pro Max. The same Nikkei Asia Review report states that Apple will keep the iPhone 14’s sizes, but remove the 5.4-inch Mini. 9to5Mac’s March report confirms this rumor. According to reports, the iPhone 12 Mini was selling slowly so Apple may decide to retire this small phone in 2022.
The next iPhone’s size is likely to remain the same. However, the Pro Max’s display bezels are believed to be 20% smaller than previous iPhones, according to renderings shared by ShrimpApplePro. The screen will therefore be slightly larger. This rumor needs to be taken with a grain, as ShrimpApplePro has no track record to back it up.
Rumours about the iPhone 14: Will there be a SIM card?
Rumours began to circulate in 2020 that iPhone would abandon physical SIM cards completely. Now, a series of leaks suggest that the iPhone 14 could be the first to do so. 9to5Mac dissected the series of leaks that began with a Brazilian website claiming that the iPhone 15 Pro would become physically SIM-less. MacRumors then reported that Apple was preparing major carriers to be eSIM-only by September. DylanDKT, an Apple leaker, confirmed that he was “in accord” with reports about the removal of the tray for physical SIM card cards. However his Twitter account seems to have disappeared since then.
Apple has scheduled its next launch event for Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. PST. This event will feature the debut of the new iPhone, possibly along with Apple Watch Series 8.
The iPhone 14’s launch date is now known. Rumours can give us hints about the new iPhone’s design, as well as other details. According to a Bloomberg report, the new iPhone will be available for purchase on September 16.
Apple’s annual fall iPhone event is held in September almost every year. The phones are released within a week, usually on Friday of the following week. Apple sometimes will release models at different times, especially if they introduce a new design or size. It’s possible that the iPhone 14 lineup may have multiple release dates.
Here are our findings:
Apple events are usually held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Apple’s iPhone 13 event took place on Tuesday, September 14, and this year’s event will take place on Wednesday, September 7. Apple announces the iPhone release date approximately one week and a quarter after it has made its announcements. New iPhones are generally released around the third week in September, on Fridays. Preorders for the iPhone 13 began September 17, and the phones went on-sale Sept. 24.
iPhone 14 price: What will Apple’s 2022 iPhone be worth?
Apple did not make major price changes between the iPhone 12 in 2020 and the iPhone 13 in 2021. Apple is expected to make bigger price changes for the iPhone 14 in the future, so it’s plausible that Apple will raise prices in 2022.
According to Dan Ives, analyst at Wedbush Securities, the new iPhone could see a $100 increase in price. Ives stated to The Sun that prices have been rising across the entire supply chain and Cupertino must pass these costs on to consumers for this release. Kuo estimates that Apple could increase the price of its new iPhone.
Other rumors indicate that the iPhone 14’s base model will either be the same as last year or even lower priced. According to a Korean leaker, eyes1122, Apple intends to “freeze” its base model of iPhone 14.
Camera rumors: The iPhone 14 will have a better front-facing camera, and even more features
Apple could have some camera upgrades planned for the new iPhone 14. Rumours suggest that Apple has selected a new supplier to produce a better-quality lens for its front-facing camera. The new selfie camera will be made by LG Innotek, according to ET News.
In an investor note, 9to5Mac published Kuo’s insights on the iPhone 14’s possible camera upgrades shortly after the iPhone 13 launched. Kuo’s note predicts a hole-punch front cam, making the iPhone 14 unnotched, and a 48-megapixel wide rear cam for the Pro Max and Pro Max models. This is an increase from the 12 megapixels in previous iPhones.
Ross Young, a display analyst, believes that the iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max will feature a hole-and-pill-shaped design to allow for Face ID and the front-facing camera. According to MacRumors, the hole is thought to be for the Face ID projector. The pill-shaped cutout houses the front camera as well as Face ID camera. This rumor is supported by 91mobiles’ CAD renderings of the iPhone 14.
Kuo’s speculation about the camera’s megapixel count is consistent with a Haitong International Securities research note, which was also reported by MacRumors. TrendForce’s report on the subject is also supported by Kuo. TrendForce and Jeff Pu both believe that the Pro models will come with a 48-megapixel wide lens. Pu says that the iPhones will have a triple-lens rear-camera system, with a 12-megapixel ultrawide lens and a telephoto lens, in addition to the 48 megapixel wide lens. According to the analyst, the Pro version of the iPhone 14 may have 8GB of RAM. The iPhone 13 Pro Max and Pro Max both have 6GB of RAM. MacRumors found a Korean blog report that confirms this.
The iPhone 13 camera upgrade includes a new Cinematic mode and ProRes video, as well as improvements in zoom capabilities. We reported previously on rumors that the whole lineup would include lidar, the iPhone 12 Pro’s most prominent depth-sensing feature. But lidar ended up appearing only on the iPhone 13 Pro, and Pro Max. We have not heard any information about whether Apple will expand the feature to its entire lineup in 2022.
We are still waiting for an improved telephoto zoom to be added to the iPhone 13 Pro’s camera capabilities. The iPhone 13 Pro has a 3x optical zoom. However, this is still a far cry from the iPhone S22 Ultra which boasts 10x optical zoom.
Will iPhone 14 get under-display Touch ID?
Touch ID’s return seems to be the feature that is most frequently rumored in Apple circles. Initial rumors suggested that Touch ID would be returning to the iPhone 12. When that didn’t happen speculation turned to the iPhone 13. Even before the iPhone 13 was launched, word had already changed: the iPhone 14 would be it. This is also less likely now. Kuo had predicted in September that the iPhone would regain Touch ID technology only in 2023. The iPhone 15 would be that?
Design rumors: The iPhone 14 may be without a notch… Or will it?
Jon Prosser, a YouTuber and iPhone leaker (whose track record may be questionable), made waves last week by releasing renders of the iPhone 14 Pro Max that he had commissioned. These renders were based on “real pictures and schematics” that he received from Apple.
Prosser’s renderings confirm a variety of previously reported rumors including Kuo’s notchless display, hole-punch camera, and the iPhone 14 Pro’s titanium alloy chassis. This was first mentioned in a JPMorgan Chase report 2021. The iPhone 13 was expected to have a notchless display, but we were disappointed. Instead, the notch is slimmed down, but still quite notchy. Apple introduced the notched display to the world with the iPhone X in 2017. While rivals have solved the selfie dilemma with under-display cameras and hole-punch, Apple hasn’t lowered it a notch.
Prosser’s renderings are consistent with earlier reports that Apple would remove the iPhone’s notch by 2022. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who predicted a “complete redesign”, for the iPhone 14 in September of his Power On newsletter, also suggested its removal. Young suggests that Apple might introduce a hole and pill-shaped design to the new iPhone. Prosser later shared schematics of the hole-and-pill display that were found on Chinese social media site Weibo.
People who have hoped for a notchless iPhone ever since the iPhone 12 can now look forward to the iPhone 14 in 2022.
But don’t get too excited. It is possible that not all models of the iPhone 14 will receive a new notchless design. MySmartPrice published CAD renderings of the iPhone 14 in March. They showed, you guessed it, a notch. However, renders of the iPhone 14 Pro model published on 91Mobiles the day before show a notchless display. These rumors are true. If so, you will have to buy the Pro to remove the notch.
iPhone 14 will say goodbye to the camera bump, but it will keep the Lightning port
Prosser’s renderings also show a flattened camera bump. Prosser claims that the iPhone 14’s body will be thick enough to contain all of the camera hardware and not have a protruding camera setup at the back. The iPhone 14 is supposed to be thick. It may be to accommodate a larger battery or the previously reported periscope camera that Kuo predicted in 2020. Kuo and Max Weinbach, a well-known tech leaker, have pointed out a thicker camera bump on the Pro Max and 14 Pro.
Prosser says that two rumors previously circulated are the demise of the Lightning port, and the addition USB-C. However, the EU could force Apple to add USB C ports to iPhones. Although rumors of a portless iPhone have circulated for some time, it seems unlikely that they will be realized in 2022.
iPhone 14 color rumors: Pale gold, perhaps?
Prosser did not base his render colors on any information other than a pale yellow color which he claimed to have seen. We won’t be able to see the actual colors of the iPhone 14 until the release, as we have with other rumored specs.