The iPhone 13 is approaching the halfway point of its life cycle, but we’re already looking forward to the iPhone 14. Why? There have been plenty of rumors about the upcoming device, what it will look like, and what features will be on offer.
In other words, while the smartphone could certainly surprise us, we have a good idea of what it is going to end up looking like, plus all the rumored features, functionality and updates.
If you bought an iPhone 12, you might not even care about what the iPhone 13 offers. Instead, if you upgrade your phone every few years, the iPhone 14 may be more important to you.
We’ll be updating this article as we hear more about the upcoming phone.
Here’s everything you need to know.
iPhone 14 design
The iPhone received a major redesign for the iPhone 12, and while Apple typically keeps a design around for three years, it may break that trend.
It’s expected that the iPhone 14 will offer a slight redesign, at least in some ways, compared to the iPhone 13.
According to a report from Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, the iPhone 14 will offer an all-new design.
No Notch and New Face ID Hardware Design (Pro Only)
Earlier this year, there was a claim that the new iPhones would replace the notch feature with more interesting potential designs.
Early rumors suggested that the iPhone would get a pill-shaped cutout for the front camera with under-display Face ID sensors. But, new rumors suggest that there might actually be two cutouts.
A mockup from YouTuber “the Hacker 34” shows what this might look like.
The iPhone received a major redesign for the iPhone 12, and while Apple typically keeps a design around for three years, it may break that trend. It’s expected that the iPhone 14 will offer a slight redesign, at least in some ways, compared to the iPhone 13. According to a report from Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, the iPhone 14 will offer an all-new design. We’ve heard of a number of rumors around the notch of the device. Early rumors suggested that the iPhone would get a pill-shaped cutout for the front-facing camera and Face ID sensors, but new rumors suggest that there will actually be two cutouts. A mockup from YouTuber “the Hacker 34” shows what this might look like.
Ultimately, the cutouts may be larger than expected and have a wider aperture. According to reportedly leaked schematics, the cutouts will be a little larger than many other hole-punch cutouts in smartphones. We’ll have to wait and see if that changes.
Leaker Jon Prosser notes that at least one iPhone 14 model will get a punch-hole camera of some kind for the front-facing camera in place of the notch.
It’s currently unclear if that look will be on just “Pro” or standard models. However, recent reports suggest that the change will be limited to Pro iPhone models.
Under display Face ID?
According to Prosser, the Pro models will have Face ID tech under the display. Mark Gurman recently corroborated that news, suggesting that some iPhone 14 models will have a hole-punch cutout for the front-facing camera.
Leaked design of the iPhone 14
This is corroborated by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who suggests that Apple may finally do away with the notch altogether, at least for the higher-end Pro models.
The back of the phone may end up being a little different too.
According to Prosser’s leak, the Pro models will get a flush camera array, doing away with the large camera bump that we’ve seen on recent iPhone models.
Around the edges, the phone may end up getting iPhone 4-style round volume buttons. And, there will likely still be a Lightning port on the bottom of the device.
iPhone 14 colors
Leaked Colors for the iPhone 14
Other small tweaks may show up too. Apple has been experimenting more with colors, and the new device may have a unique color or two. And the camera layout may change — it changed for the iPhone 13, and it could change again in 2022.
According to an investor note from JP Morgan Chase, Apple will make the Pro models from a titanium alloy, which will make them stronger than previous-generation models.
Apple may also change the lineup of the iPhone. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said that Apple will do away with the “Mini” model and only offer two sizes — 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches.
It’s important to take all of these rumors with a huge grain of salt. We’re still a year away from the release of the iPhone 14, and the design could still change.
iPhone 14 models
The iPhone 14 may represent a shift in the lineup for the iPhone — the first since Apple released the “mini” model in the iPhone 12 series.
Most rumors indicate that Apple will do away with that very model. That doesn’t mean that it’ll be one model down though.
Instead, rumors suggest that Apple will replace the Mini with a “Max” version of the standard iPhone, which will be as big as the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but with the same features as the standard iPhone 14.
With that model, the iPhone lineup will include the lowest-end model, the iPhone 14, a larger version, the iPhone 14 Max, the high-end model, the iPhone 14 Pro, and a larger version of that, the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
iPhone 14 specs
The device will likely represent a spec bump over the iPhone 13. While the iPhone 13 offers an Apple-built A15 Bionic chip, the next-en device will get an A16. Or at least, some of the iPhone 14 devices will get it.
According to the most recent rumors, only the Pro models may get the latest-gen chip, with the standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max keeping the A15 Bionic chip.
Originally, it was thought that the A16 would be built on a 3nm process, however, reports from Seeking Alpha note that TSMC has confirmed a delay in 3nm chip production.
In other words, the 3nm process may not be available in an iPhone until the iPhone 15. If not, the iPhone 14 may still get a 4nm processor, which should offer a performance boost over the 5nm chip in the iPhone 13.
It’s also possible that the phone will get a little more RAM. Apple doesn’t really publish how much RAM it includes in its iPhones. Extra RAM, however, would allow the phone to remain good at multitasking and better support larger apps and games.
Apple may also give the iPhone a new 5G chip. According to rumors, Apple is poised to ditch Samsung’s 5G chips in favor of the new TSMC 5G chips. This may impact 5G performance, but perhaps more important than that is the fact that it could help improve on battery too.
iPhone 14 battery
The iPhone 14 series might get a better battery life too. According to Twitter leaker Shrimp Apple Pro, all iPhone 14 models will get a bigger battery. All except for the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
More specifically, the lower power consumption claim says that the iPhone 14 may have about 3,279mAh battery life.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max may bring you a 4,323mAh. While the iPhone 14 Max may have a 4,325 mAh battery capacity. Our rumor sources also say that the iPhone 14 Pro model may have 3,200mAh.
Although we have our doubts, let’s see what the new iPhone 14 models bring when they arrive.
All these would be notable improvements, except for the Pro Max version, which would be a slight downgrade. This is because the present iPhone 13 Pro Max has a battery capacity of 4352 mAh.
iPhone 14 display
The iPhone 14 series may get a new feature that users have been looking forward to — an enhanced lock screen. This is a feature that will actually arrive with iOS 16, and will allow users to display widgets and other things on the lock screen.
That’s not quite an always-on display, but Gurman notes that it might support an always-on display on the iPhone 14.
While early reports indicated that the tech might come to standard models too, new reports from display analyst Ross Young suggest that ProMotion will only come to the iPhone 14 Pro models.
A report from The Elec notes that both Samsung and LG may supply displays for the iPhone 14 series.
Apple could also start improving on the iPhone’s display resolution. Most phone manufacturers include at least 1,440p displays in their high-end phones, but the iPhone 12 still has a 1,170p display.
The 2022 iPhone may also represent a comeback for Touch ID on the iPhone. Reports indicate that Apple plans to bring in-display fingerprint sensors to the iPhone series.
Early reports had suggested that the tech might come to the iPhone 13. However, that didn’t end up happening. Recent rumors note that it will likely come to the iPhone 14 instead.
iPhone 14 camera
For years, the iPhone has had one of the best, if not arguably the best camera on any mobile phone.
We have had cinematic features in the present and past iPhones, and now, we expect nothing less than a notable improvement from this upcoming model.
The camera on the iPhone 14 will also likely get a few tweaks. For the iPhone 13 series, Apple brought the larger sensor on offer by the iPhone 12 Pro Max to lower-end models. So what could Apple do in 2022?
According to the most recent rumors, Apple will bring a 48-megapixel main camera to the iPhone, which will support 8K video recording.
The report comes from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who also noted that Apple might bring a periscope lens to the iPhone 15 series.
iPhone 12 Pro and 13 Pro
It’s entirely possible that Apple could bring more cameras to the iPhone 14 series. Some smartphone manufacturers, including Samsung, have brought quad camera systems to their high-end phones.
We could see Apple do the same. Perhaps it will bring a third camera to the lower-end devices and a fourth to the Pro model.
According to a note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the device may have 48-megapixel main cameras, seriously upping the resolution over the 12-megapixel cameras found on current models.
Another recent rumor, from account “Fishing 8” on Weibo, suggests that this 48-megapixel sensor will be up to 21% larger than the previous-generation sensor.
The front-facing camera may get some upgrades too. According to a tweet from Ming-Chi Kuo, all iPhone 14 models will get a new front-facing camera with an f/1.9 aperture ad support for autofocus.
This will make for a shallower depth-of-field and a more focused effect when using FaceTime.
iPhone 14 release date
When is the iPhone 14 release date? The iPhone 13 was just announced, so it will likely be around a year before we see the iPhone 14. Apple usually unveils new iPhone models around September, and we don’t expect that to change any time soon.
So, the series could be released in September 2022. The iPhone 14 release date in the USA will be the first release of the phone. The iPhone 14 Pro Max release date will be the same as all versions.
How much would the standard iPhone 14 cost?
Well, if Apple does do away with the “Mini” device, and keeps the pricing of the standard phone, then we could have an iPhone for every $100 increment from $800 to $1,100.
In other words, the iPhone 14 could cost $800, the iPhone 14 Max $900, the iPhone 14 Pro $1,000, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max $1,100. We’ll have to see if that ends up being the case — these prices are based solely on speculation.
iPhone 14 USB-C
Launching the previous iPhones has always aroused rumors concerning the company, replacing the lightning port with USB-C. Many people are probably still expectant for such features upgrade, but maybe everyone should just take a chill pill.
Popular analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said that there would be a USB-C iPhone model, but not until late 2023. So, if there were to be an iPhone without the lightning port, it’ll probably be the iPhone 15 and not iPhone 14.
In addition, a bunch of Apple leaks with some accurate records have aired their beliefs about Apple only upgrading the lightning port to a higher version on the iPhone 14.
Running iOS 15 for a year is making us eager to install the latest iOS 16 beta. Apple’s iPhone 14 is going to run and be built on the next iOS software generation of iOS 16, which has been previewed. Those who are aware of the preview know of the new add-widget-to-lockscreen feature.
A redesigned home screen will also make your smartphone more organized and have an even better look.
If you haven’t been up on the Apple rumors, iOS 16 is going to allow you to edit sent messages, alter Maps and Wallet, and more.
Soon, you can even download a public beta version of iOS 16 if you would like an early experience of the iPhone 14 software.
For clarity’s sake, here are some huge features of Apple’s smartphone software being released around the iPhone 14 launch in September.
- Edit, Undo Send, and Mark as Unread iMessages
- Lockscreen widget customization
- Additional Focus Mode filters
- iMessage Share play with family and friends
- iCloud shared photo library
- Improved and additional Siri commands
- Map and Wallet editing and a lot of other Security and Accessibility tools.
iPhone 14 rumors: Will there be a SIM card?
Probably. We all know that Apple technology causes a huge wave upon launch, and the soon-to-be-released iPhones would not be short of that.
So, it would be an exciting innovation if the new iPhone 14 phones did not have SIM card slots.
There was a reported rumor from MacRumors in 2020 that an anonymous tip gave away Apple’s decision to ditch physical SIM cards for their upcoming devices.
If this is true, we’re hoping that the iPhone 14 and its counterparts will be launched with this feature.
Through his Twitter account, Apple leaker DylanDKT once confirmed that iPhones had launched preparations to begin producing other future brands without SIM card trays. Speculations on whether this is true or just a hoax rose since Dylan’s account was taken down.
What are the rumored iPhone 14 screen sizes?
Many leaks have indicated that the iPhone 14 and its Pro version would be around the 6.1-inch mark. These rumors also predict that the iPhone 14 Max and Pro Max will stay around the 6.7-inches size.
Will the iPhone 14 design have a notchless top or not?
Popular YouTuber and accurate Apple leaker- Jon Prosser gave some details in his released renders of the iPhone 14 design.
Apparently, Prosser’s renders validated previous rumors regarding the notch-less display and punch hole features. So, will there be a notch-less display for the new iPhone? Very possible!
Expect more from Apple.
iPhone 14 color rumors: Pale gold, perhaps?
Prosser’s renders were not color-specific, but he did affirm the release of a pale gold color for the iPhone 14. The other rumored color options are mere expectations from Apple stans, so maybe expect more options.
Again, expect an exciting improvement from Apple.
Which is the best connector, USB-C or Lightning?
USB-C cables offers a faster data transfer rate, have wider compatibility, and will probably charge your Apple device faster than the Lightning cable.
Does iPhone 14 have wireless charging?
Yes, it should. Most new iPhones already permit wireless charging through the Qi standard.
What will the iPhone 14 have?
Apart from the rumors of Apple’s decision to replace the iPhone Mini with a 6.7-inches iPhone 14 Max, there are some speculations that the screen space would have a notch-less display.
Also, the upcoming iOS smartphone would have an upgraded camera sensor of about 48-megapixel.
In addition, the rumored iPhone 14 is expected to include more dramatic improvements, so be expectant. However, other rumor sources believe the upcoming model would have the same design as the iPhone 13.
When will the iPhone 14 be launched?
Following the release of the last two iOS smartphones, it is rumored that the upcoming iOS phone will be released between September and October.