There are already a lot of iPhone 14 rumors going around, including a major Apple tipster Jon Prosser alleged leak which shows a major overhaul could be underway.
The iPhone 14 could be the new iPhone to look forward to, while the iPhone 13 could be an evolution of the iPhone 12, rumor has it that the 2022 iPhone 14 will offer bigger changes. For example, the screen notch should be replaced, and Touch ID is tilted to provide feedback in the form of a subscreen scanner.
Obviously, this is pretty early in the iPhone 14 rumor cycle, and we have yet to get the official truth about iPhone 13. So take plenty of the following with a healthy dose of skepticism. .
With that in mind, here’s what we’ve heard about the iPhone 14 so far and what we’d like to see from Apple’s 2022 smartphone.
IPhone 14 release date and possible price
We haven’t heard any clues as to a potential release date for the iPhone 14. But based on previous Apple events, and the next Apple event in September, we expected the iPhone 14 to debut in September 2022.
As for the price, it is also difficult to predict. But we think the iPhone 14 will match the price of the iPhone 13, which we plan to keep in line with the iPhone 12. That would mean $ 799 for an iPhone 14 and $ 999 for an iPhone 14 Pro and $ 1,099. for an iPhone 13 Pro Max. However, there could be no iPhone 14 mini at all.
No iPhone 14 mini?
Despite the apparently poor sales of the iPhone 12 mini, Apple is expected to release an iPhone 13 mini. But the mini could be toast after that, as the company reportedly shakes up the iPhone 14 lineup for 2022. There could be a larger iPhone 14 Plus or Max to go along with the standard 6.1-inch iPhone 14. So there would be two. full-size phones and two larger-screen iPhone 14 models.
IPhone 14 design
According to Jon Prosser and his Front Page Tech video, the iPhone 14 will look like an iPhone 12 crossed with an iPhone 4, in that it will stick with flat edges. But on these edges could be a mute button and a group of rounded buttons for the central volume, reminiscent of the iPhone 4.
Supposedly, the sides of the iPhone 14 could be titanium, which could make it stronger and more durable than previous iPhones, while the back would retain the glass finish but apparently with a satin finish. Speaking of edges, there is rumors that a next-gen iPhone will be portless, but Prosser claims the iPhone 14 will stick with the Lightning ports.
One of the most significant changes for the iPhone 14 from its predecessors is expected to be the return of Touch ID. Only rather than fitting into a power button, it will be supposed to be integrated under the iPhone screen14, just like a lot of fingerprint sensors on the best android phones. In an age when people wear masks to avoid catching Covid-19, Face ID may have a hard time identifying iPhone users, so having some form of Touch ID would solve that problem.
Another potentially design change in the iPhone 14’s maps is that the rear camera trio will no longer protrude from the back of the iPhone but line up with the back. Considering advancements in camera sensor technology and lens manufacturing, this could be a possibility.
IPhone Screen 14
We would expect the iPhone 14 lineup’s screens to be essentially the same as the iPhone 12 and tilted for the iPhone 13.
But since the iPhone 12 mini didn’t sell well, Apple is likely to drop it for the iPhone 14 lineup, which means we’ll likely see an iPhone 14 and a standard iPhone 14 Pro with a 6.1-inch display. and a possible iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max will sport a 6.7-inch display.
Since the iPhone 13 is designed to achieve a 120Hz refresh rate display for Pro models, we would expect all iPhone 14 models to have such a screen, likely using a LTPO panel or an evolution of this display technology. An always-on display would also make sense for the iPhone 14 given that it’s slated for the iPhone 13. And we’d also like to see support for things like 10-bit color as seen on the Oppo Find X3 Prodisplay.
But the most significant change planned for the iPhone 14 is the removal of a display notch. Renderings based on the Prosser leaks effectively claim that the notch will be replaced with a punch hole front camera. It’s easy to imagine, considering that many Android phones use the same approach to free up screen space.
However, this raises the question of where the Face ID sensors will go. There are rumors that Apple is putting the sensors under the OLED screen, but a claim made by a display expert Ross Young stated that “Under the Face ID panel is not final yet”, but that “It is easier than under the under panel camera”. There are discussions that if Apple opts for a subscreen version of Face ID, it will be kept for the iPhone 14 Pro models.
How Apple would adopt a hole-punch camera and still use Face ID without sensors under the display remains open to debate. Perhaps the iPhone 14 could have a slightly larger top edge to accommodate the sensors, or use advanced image processing through the selfie camera to avoid the need for infrared scanning. Either way, we very much hope that the current display notch is consigned to Apple’s design history books, as it is now rather chunky by modern smartphone standards.
IPhone 14 cameras
We haven’t heard much about the iPhone 14’s cameras until now, but there are some interesting rumors. A report by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests a 48MP primary sensor for the iPhone 14 Pro models, which would be a big leap from the iPhone 13’s 12MP camera.
Better telephoto capabilities would also be appreciated, as the iPhone lags behind the Samsung galaxy s21. In fact, it would be pretty neat if Apple took inspiration from the Galaxy S21 Ultra and went for a secondary telephoto camera with something like 10x optical zoom.
An Apple patent says Apple is working on a periscope-style zoom camera, which could end up on the iPhone 14, or at least the Pro models.
Features of iPhone 14, battery life and charging
So far, we only have information on potential iPhone 14 specs. Rather, we’re confident that the 2022 iPhone will use an Apple-designed A-series chip. Probably the A16, the chip will almost certainly offer a noticeable improvement in processor and graphics performance over the A15 Bionic designed for the iPhone 13.
The iPhone 14 is expected to feature a 4nm chip from TSMC, which is said to be even smaller and more efficient than the 5nm A15 Bionic planned for the iPhone 13.
It is also possible that the iPhone 14 will be equipped with an Apple-made 5G modem, following Apple’s acquisition of the modem business from Intel. This would presumably give Apple more control over 5G performance and the impact on battery life.
iPhone 14: what we would like to see
A fresh design: The iPhone 14’s Prosser renders tease a rather attractive phone. But that’s not a big leap in the aesthetic of Apple’s industrial design. Sure, Apple makes some of the prettiest phones out there, but we’d love to see if that could take the design of the phones a step further; maybe the iPhone 14 lineup could include the very popular iPhone Flip foldable phone.
No notch: The iPhone 14 could have a notch-less display, and we hope they pay off. Rumor has it that this could be replaced with a punch hole, but we’d also love to see an underscreen camera as long as it doesn’t impact Face ID’s imaging or performance.
Touch ID: We’d be pretty confident that Apple would bring back Touch ID for the iPhone 14, even if that doesn’t happen through an in-display sensor. Maybe the side power button could have a built-in Touch ID sensor like the one on the ipad air.
Smarter Features: While Apple’s A-series chips have always been powerhouses, we’d like Apple to lean more on the AI side of things, much like the Google pixel 6 is set with sound Tensor chip. That way, we can have a smarter, more responsive Siri to compete with the Google Assistant, as well as smarter features that more intuitively deliver the data or services that iPhone 14 users want when they need it. wish.
Killer Camera Capabilities: The iPhone 12 Pro Max offers one of the best camera phones out there, but we want to see Apple push its camera technology and hardware even further. As it stands, the lead between the Pro Max and the likes of Google Pixel 5 and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is not vast. With the iPhone 14, we’d love to see Apple deliver a ground-clearing camera and phone photography experience with Android rivals, forcing them to really improve their photography game with their next-gen phones. And catching up on the zoom front would also help.