To date, we’ve heard several iPhone 14 rumors that seem to put the iPhone 14 Pro in its own league, including the ditching of the notch and a new 48MP main camera. But a new report suggests that the standard iPhone 14 will have two significant upgrades bringing it in line with the previous Pro generation.
MacRumors saw a research note from Haitong International Securities in which analyst Jeff Pu made two important predictions for the upcoming iPhone 14.
Pro Motion 120Hz display for all four iPhone 14 models
The first is that all four iPhone 14 models will support ProMotion – Apple’s brand for variable refresh rate displays that can vary between 10Hz and 120Hz smoothly depending on what’s on display.
That’s interesting, given that ProMotion was only introduced to iPhones last year, and only then to the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max models. On the one hand, it seems unlikely that Apple will give one of its main upsells (and it has Pro in the name). But perhaps the battery-saving benefits of a variable refresh rate display are worth applying across the board.
iPhone 14 RAM Upgrade
The second upgrade according to Pu is that the standard iPhone 14 will apparently get an additional 2GB of RAM, bumping it from 4GB to 6GB. This would match the entry-level iPhone 14 with the 6GB of RAM from the iPhone 13 Pro, and although Pu previously claimed that the iPhone 14 Pro would upgrade to 8GB of RAM, he has now backtracked on that prediction. According to MacRumors, a “supply chain audit” caused him to reassess, and he believes phones will have 6GB across the board, due to cost considerations.
While these features should both be treated with some skepticism until proven correct, one final prediction seems so out there that we’d be amazed if it actually came true.
The iPhone 14 storage rumor is hard to believe
According to MacRumors, the note indicates that the standard iPhone 14 would be available with 64GB storage. Given that the iPhone 13 currently starts at 128GB, that seems unlikely to us. What makes this prediction even weirder is that the analyst says the Pro models will start at 256GB, which is double the base capacity of 128GB currently offered by the iPhone 13 Pro.
Expect the rumor to keep swirling around for a while, as the iPhone 14 isn’t expected to arrive until September 2022 if the decade-long form continues to be correct. That said, we’re expecting the iPhone SE 3 much sooner – and it could be just two months away…
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