iPhone 14 rumored release date, price, specs and all the exclusive leaks

With Apple announcing a date for its significant Apple September Event, the iPhone 14 is most likely to debut on September 7. But with only one week until the big reveal, we already know exactly what to anticipate thanks to a continuous stream of iPhone 14 speculations.

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 bigger 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max (or iPhone 14 Plus) with many of the same specifications is anticipated to be released.

The iPhone 14 Pro versions are anticipated to include a more extensive makeover, do away with the iconic 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 have an upgraded 48MP primary camera, a new A16 Bionic CPU, and maybe an always-on display.

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 have an event with the theme "Far Out." We've speculated on what it may entail for the iPhone 14.

Devices are anticipated to go on sale September 16 according to Bloomberg(opens in new tab), which properly predicted the product event on September 7 in advance. 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 include 256GB of beginning storage rather than 128GB (this rumour 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 may do to make the iPhone 14 Pro a fair value for the additional cost.

According to a claim made by Twitter leaker Dohyun Kim, the price of the normal iPhone 14 will remain at $799, while the larger iPhone 14 Max is believed to cost $899. According to leaker yeux1122, certain models may even see price drops, which would be a very pleasant surprise.

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 probable candidate. As a result, we looked into which iPhone models could be dropped when the iPhone 14 debuts.

iPhone 14 rumored specs

 

iPhone 14 design  

Thanks to renderings published by leaker Jon Prosser, we've been hearing clues of a design change for select iPhone 14 models since last year, shortly before the iPhone 13 launch.

The ordinary iPhone 14 should resemble its predecessor in terms of appearance; however, the iPhone 14 Pro variants are expected to have a somewhat different design. The display notch is anticipated to be replaced with two cutouts: a circle for the front camera and a pill-shaped one for the Face ID sensors. The Pro versions are expected to keep the flat edge design. These assertions are supported by supply chain images that were released.

 

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.

According to certain blueprints, the elevated camera array on the iPhone 14 Pro variants will be significantly larger. That's because a bigger module is required to hold a 48MP camera, claims analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. It doesn't appear probable, based on the renderings we've seen, that the basic iPhone 14 will gain a set of cameras flush with its back panel.

 

A more recent tip seems to display allegedly leaked images of the iPhone 14 Pro, potentially verifying many of the previously circulated design speculations. Additionally, we see a look of the next iPhones' probable colour 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 provide consumers 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 will 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 favour of one of the Pro models.

One persistent rumour is that the iPhone 14 will support USB-C connection. With a USB-C iPhone not arriving until late 2023, most likely with the iPhone 15, it now appears that the iPhone 14 series will continue to use the Lightning connector.

iPhone 14 colors

 

According to one source, the standard Midnight, Starlight, and Product RED colour 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 colour choice will be dark purple in addition to the traditional Graphite, Silver, and Gold Pro iPhone hues.

 

We just got a second glimpse at the purple colour and a new blue tint that is noticeably deeper than previous blue hues used in past iPhones thanks to a leak purportedly showing 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 covers. Given that case manufacturers want their designs to match phones, even if these leaks don't include official covers, the colours might offer an extra hint as to the route Apple will go with the iPhone 14.

iPhone 14 display

 

A change to the iPhone 14 lineup is anticipated; according to reports, the basic iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro will have 6.1-inch displays, while the iPhone 14 Max/Plus will feature a 6.7-inch screen with the iPhone 14 Pro Max. This implies the end of the 5.4-inch iPhone mini.

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 versions, however, may be becoming 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 utilisation of panel technology. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, the iPhone 14 Pro will finally get the always-on display that has been long rumoured 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 material on a display without waking the phone up. If we have learnt 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 may provide you complete access to the lock screen, just as if the phone were turned on.

Although code in the iOS 16 beta appears to indicate 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 enable 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 speculations for the phone and data from the iOS 16 beta, are, at least in our opinion, rather 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 screen may continue to be used. The assumption that the regular iPhone 14 would 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 rumour about the specifications is supported by another tip.

iPhone 14 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 additional camera-focused features to iOS 16.

All varieties of the iPhone 14 are rumoured to have 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. It's possible that a 48-megapixel primary camera is in the pipeline to take photographs with greater clarity and better light management. This would indicate that for Apple, megapixels are once again important.

With an upgraded sensor allegedly measuring 1.4 micrometres, the iPhone 14 Pro's ultrawide camera is also expected to receive an improvement 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 September 7 launch 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 see a camera degradation unexpectedly, at least in certain lighting conditions. According to @LeaksApplePro, 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.

See our list of the top rumours and leaks about the iPhone 14 camera for additional information.

iPhone 14 chipset and battery life

 

The iPhone 14 is rumoured to retain the A15 Bionic chip, but the iPhone 14 Pro models are anticipated to have a new A16 chip (something the iPhone 15 series may also do too).

If you're curious about how much additional power the A16 could 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 update.

 

According to the current speculations, all four iPhone 14 models will contain 6GB RAM, an increase over 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 basic models reportedly employ LPDDR4X RAM like the current iPhThe iPhone 14 could possibly come in an eSIM-only version, according to GlobalDate analyst Emma Mohr-McClune. The change would improve the iPhone's attractiveness among those who need multiple SIM capability, such as business users and abroad tourists.

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 versions.

According to a Weibo insider who claims to be familiar with the iPhone 14 family's battery capacity, 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. While the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will continue to use 20W charging, both iPhone 14 Pro models are anticipated to receive an upgrade to 30W charging.one 13 range.

The iPhone 14 could possibly come in an eSIM-only version, according to GlobalDate analyst Emma Mohr-McClune. The change would improve the iPhone's attractiveness among those who need multiple SIM capability, such as business users and abroad tourists.

According to a Weibo insider who claims to be familiar with the iPhone 14 family's battery capacity, 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. While the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will continue to use 20W charging, both iPhone 14 Pro models are anticipated to receive an upgrade to 30W charging.

We've thought about how long we think the next iPhones will last in light of all the hoopla about battery life and charging. Even if it only applies to the iPhone 14 Pro models, we hope expecting not just a longer battery life but also noticeably faster charging.

Following Apple's acquisition of Intel's modem division, next iPhone models are expected to come equipped with an Apple-made 5G modem. Apple would probably have better control over the effects on 5G performance and battery life thanks to this. For now, we're looking at Qualcomm's X65 modem as the iPhone 14's method of connecting to 5G and LTE networks; but, it won't likely happen until the iPhone 15 next year.

While we're talking about connection, an older iPhone 13 rumour 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. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple just has to finalise agreements with a satellite provider in order to implement this function, as the hardware for the iPhone 14 has already been completed.

Check out our whole iPhone 14 specifications preview, which includes information on all four versions, for more.

iPhone 14 Max to replace iPhone 14 mini

The iPhone mini appears to be on its way out as virtually every rumour suggests that a bigger, 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max/Plus will take its place.

Due to people's apparent preference for the larger-screened phones, Apple's iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 mini were not instant hits.

However, we've got a list of the top iPhone 14 mini competitors if you're seeking for a smaller phone, with the iPhone SE 2022 taking the lead.

While the iPhone 14 Pro models are about to receive enhancements that will make headlines, we believe it would be incorrect to disregard the iPhone 14 Max. The iPhone 14 Max may be the most exciting Apple phone of the year and the phone to beat in the autumn because it offers a larger screen without a hefty price tag, which might be precisely what iPhone lovers are looking for.

Ross Young, a display analyst, asserts that the iPhone 14 Max will be the phone Apple manufactures in the fewest numbers, according to display shipment data. This suggests that Cupertino may decide to test the market to determine whether or not a non-Pro iPhone with a huge screen is indeed what customers desire.

The two phones' potential differences are examined in our comparison of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max.

The iPhone 14 Max may make its debut under a new moniker, so be mindful of that. Apple's 6.7-inch entry-level phone, according to leaker Lanzuk, will be called the iPhone 14 Plus. Not all major changes from the iPhone 14 are anticipated, such as the removal of the iPhone 13 small. See our iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 13 comparison for a complete list of the most significant rumours to date.

iPhone 14 outlook

 

Prior to the September 7 Apple event, we are still dealing with rumours and purported leaks, but we already have a very decent notion of what to anticipate from the iPhone 14 range.

The iPhone 14 Pro is most likely to receive all the notable enhancements; see our early comparison of the iPhone 14 Pro Max vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max for more information. Both the normal and Pro versions will improve upon what has gone before.

However, considering that the normal iPhone 14 models are still quite likely to provide a fantastic iOS experience, they shouldn't be discounted either. iPhones are built to last.

For what it's worth, we'd suggest holding off on purchasing an iPhone 13 in favour of waiting to see what Apple could announce the following week. Apple is extremely likely to release a new generation of the iPhone that will aim to top our list of the best smartphones.

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