iPhone 14 isn’t officially announced yet but it is going to be the new iPhone of 2022. Similar to its predecessors, it will not be a single device, but a family of smartphones consisting of four models, namely the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Below you will find all the information on everything about the iPhone 14 that we know so far: at the moment it is still rumors and leaks, but it is enough to get an idea of how it will be introduced in the market, including its technical specifications, release date, price, features and more.
New iPhone 14: Max, Pro, and Pro Max versions
As in like recent years, Apple is not going to present one device but four: we are talking about iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. You will therefore get two “basic” models of iPhone, with less advanced technical specifications, and two Pro models, with top hardware features. For both “base” and Pro models, there will be a smaller and a larger version (Max).
Here is a summary of what to expect with the new iPhone 14 models:
- iPhone 14: 6.1″ OLED display, notch, two cameras
- iPhone 14 Max: 6.7″ OLED display, notch, two cameras
- iPhone 14 Pro: 6.1″ OLED display with ProMotion, without a notch, three cameras with LiDAR sensor.
- iPhone 14 Pro Max: 6.7″ OLED display with ProMotion, without a notch, three cameras with LiDAR sensor.
A leaked image, showing 3D molds intended for cover makers, confirmed that the dimensions should be these and that the new iPhone 14 will be available in four variants and in two sizes (6.1″ and 6.7″)
iPhone 14 Features and Technical Specs
What we know is based on the leaks that have been leaked so far, but that’s enough to get us an idea of the technical specifications and aesthetics of the new iPhone 14.
So, according to the hardware features, we know that like every year Apple will launch a new chip, possibly called Apple A16 Bionic. There is no information on the processor itself but we can imagine that the company will focus on improving machine learning and artificial intelligence performance.
As per the famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, this year the new A16 chips will be used only on the two Pro models, while the two basic versions (iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Mac) will be based on the previous year’s processor, A15. In addition, all models will see an increase in RAM (which will have 6GB), but with a difference in technology used: iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Mac will have LPDDR5 RAM (faster), while the two basic versions will have LPDDR4X RAM (less fast).
According to another analyst Jeff Pu, for example, the iPhone 14 will also feature ProMotion screen technology (seen on the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max) which allows a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. The photo sensors would not be not so different from the iPhone 13, which has already revolutionized photography and mobile video. So expect a main module of up to 4 sensors.
In bulk, the next iPhone 14 smartphones would have, according to rumors and leaks:
- 48 MP camera, ultra-wide sensor, and 4K at 60 fps.
- Removal or replacement of the notch at the top of the screen, confirmed by several leaks.
- Next-gen ProMotion display, native 120Hz (thanks to iOS 16 support since iOS 15 versions struggle to really take 120Hz into account).
- The iPhone 14 would also come out with iOS 16 and new apps or improvements, notably to the Siri app.
- Removal of the SIM card and use of an e-Sim, at least for 5G.
- Chip – 3mm processor, instead of 5mm currently. This will boost battery life by around 20% (Apple will switch all its iPads and Macs to 3mm processors in 2022).
- Native 5G support on all models.
iPhone 14 Release Date and Price
The new iPhone 14 will likely have a release date of September 2022. In general, we can say with some certainty that the new iPhone 14 will be available in autumn 2022. The presentation will probably be in September, with a market launch between the end of September and the beginning of October 2022. The pre-orders could be open from the mid-month of September
Obviously, there is nothing for sure: these dates are speculations based on the dates chosen in past years by Apple and there are still no days set on the calendar. Furthermore, the chip manufacturing issues could delay Apple’s plans.
How much will the iPhone 14 cost?
If iPhone 14 is supposed to keep the A15 chip (the same as iPhone 13) it is possible that the price of the base model will drop compared to this year’s base variant, perhaps aligning with the current cost of the iPhone 13 mini. If so, by tracing the prices of the current iPhones on the market, we can expect similar costs for iPhone 14 models:
- iPhone 14: $799
- iPhone 14 Max: $899
- iPhone 14 Pro: $1099
- iPhone 14 Pro Max: $1199
What about iPhone 14 Mini?
Unlike what we saw with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, this year there will not be an iPhone 14 mini (with a 5.4″ display). All the rumors leaked so far confirm that Apple has decided to eliminate the mini variant, probably unsatisfied with the poor sales of previous mini models.
And that is everything you need to know about the upcoming iPhone 14 release date, price, specs, features, and more. In the meantime, do not forget to check out our guides section dedicated to iPhone 13 only on TechNClub.com.