For the longest time, Apple products’ launch has been the most anticipated. We’ve seen the beta of Apple’s latest iPhone software update, iOS 16, what about a new iPhone? Each fall, Apple introduced new iPhone models, and 2022 will be no exemption. Apple will most likely unveil the iPhone 14 series on September 13, 2022.
Even before the release of iPhone 13 rumors of iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro had already kicked off. The rumors so far are promising, pointing to a completely new design for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, a totally new model dubbed the iPhone 14 Max, and some significant camera upgrades.
We are expecting four new iPhones in 6.1 and 6.7-inch sizes. Two of those iPhones will be standard, more affordable models called the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max, while the other two will be the higher-end “Pro” models called the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Rumors suggest there will be some major design differences between the iPhone 14 Pro models and the standard iPhone 14 models because Apple is introducing changes to the Face ID camera.
Instead of a notch, the iPhone 14 Pro models are rumored to include two display cutouts. A pill-shaped cutout will house the Face ID dot projector and other Face ID components, and a second circular cutout will accommodate the front-facing camera. The non-Pro models are expected to continue to have a standard notch.
The iPhone 14 Pro models could have a titanium chassis, which would be an upgrade from the stainless steel used for the iPhone 13 Pro. Titanium would also set the iPhone 14 Pro apart from the iPhone 14 models that are expected to continue to use an aluminum chassis.
Apple is expected to introduce a 48-megapixel camera and 8K video recording capabilities. There could also be some improvements to the telephoto lens, and we may see a better Ultra Wide camera. The 48-megapixel Wide camera, the telephoto lens improvements, and the LiDAR Scanner will continue to be Pro-only features. As for the front-facing camera, all models could get an improved lens with a wider aperture and autofocus capabilities.
Apple is expected to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X65 5G chip, which is the first 10-gigabit 5G modem with faster connectivity speeds and connectivity improvements. Alongside the X65, Apple is expected to introduce new satellite-based emergency features that will let users send texts in emergency situations and report accidents with no cellular coverage.
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In addition to this, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that he has recently learned that “some iPhone 14 panel and memory suppliers have experienced supply issues,” but he noted this won’t have much of an impact on the overall supply of iPhone 14 models as “other suppliers can fill the supply gap.”
(1/3)— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) July 19, 2022
I have learned that recently some iPhone 14 panel and memory suppliers have experienced supply issues, but it should have a limited impact on the coming mass production of the iPhone 14 because other suppliers can fill the supply gap.
With that in mind, the supply of the standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro modes should be solid when the phones are launched. Some popular models might have a slightly longer wait time than others, but we don’t predict there’ll be big delays.
As for price, somewhat reliable leaker LeaksApplePro has claimed three of the four iPhone 14 models are tipped for a price hike.
The standard iPhone 14 is expected to stick at $799 and the new iPhone 14 Max is tipped to cost $899. But the iPhone 14 Pro might hit $1,099, which is a $100 hike over the $999 iPhone 13 Pro. And the iPhone 14 Pro Max may see a similar increase, with it hitting $1,199. This relatively significant leap in launch price would certainly sting the wallet, so we hope it’s not true.
Will there be a SIM card?
In 2020, rumors began to surface that iPhone was ditching physical SIM cards entirely, and now a chain of leaks suggests that the iPhone 14 might be the first line to do it. 9to5Mac broke down the cascade of leaks, which started with a Brazilian site claiming the iPhone 15 Pro would go physically SIM-less. Then MacRumors reported an anonymous tip that Apple was preparing major carriers for eSIM-only phones by September. Apple leaker DylanDKT confirmed being “in agreement” with reports of the tray for physical SIM cards being removed, though his Twitter account has seemingly disappeared since.