The iPhone 14 won’t be released until the start of the 2022 school year, but rumors about future Apple smartphones are already rife. Design, size, price and technical features… Numerma helps you see things more clearly.
In a few weeks, probably around September 10, there will be successors to the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro. In this article, we have collected all the leak And speculation about the iPhone 14 and its possible versions (iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max). It will be updated regularly as per the new information released. But keep in mind that we are talking about rumors here, and so you must read every bit of information very carefully while waiting for Apple’s official announcement. However, the closer we get to September, the more reliable the rumours.
To wait before the release of these new models, do not hesitate to consult our guide to the best Apple smartphones to choose in 2022 (iPhone 13 Pro? 13 mini? SE?) to make the most informed choice.
Notches or bubbles on the screen? All Rumors About iPhone 14
4 versions of iPhone 14
In 2022, Apple will still market four different versions of its iPhone. However, for the first time since 2020, there will be no Mini version. Instead, Apple is offering a Max version of the iPhone 14 aimed at those who don’t want a more expensive model but want a bigger screen. The catalog will be as follows:
- iPhone 14 (6.1 inch)
- iPhone 14 Max (6.7 inch)
- iPhone 14 Pro (6.1 inch)
- iPhone 14 Pro Max (6.7 inch)
So two diagonals will be given, 6.1 and 6.7 inches. Users only have to choose between standard models and premium versions, with better materials and exclusive functions.
Why would the mini disappear?
Apparently, sales of the iPhone 12 mini were not satisfactory (to the point where the production line would have stopped). For more than a year, all rumors have agreed on the end of the most compact iPhone in 2022. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known to be very knowledgeable about Apple, has been announcing for several months that the iPhone 13 mini will be the latest iPhone. No offense to fans of the format, the 5.4-inch iPhone won’t be returning until 2022.
A double punch on the iPhone 14 Pro?
What if the iPhone 14 no longer has a notch? This was the big rumor that broke in September 2021 and has been gaining momentum ever since. A video by the influential John Prosser revealed it first, with serious media like The Elec later confirming his claims.
In January 2021, analyst Ross Young, whose area of specialization is display, announced that Apple is indeed preparing to eliminate the notch. However, it provides much more accurate information than its predecessors. This innovation will be reserved for the Pro and Pro Max models, and above all, will see the introduction of a double punch. The front camera will be hidden in a small circle while the Face ID system will be housed in a pill. So the groove will not be completely eliminated.
Since then, all leaks have shifted towards this double punch. Several supposed images of Apple’s 3D plans present this aesthetic. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will retain the iPhone 13 notch.
An always-on screen for the iPhone 14 Pro?
Thanks to their Promotion Screen, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max are able to change their refresh rate to improve display fluidity. They can go from 10 to 120 Hz, while the iPhone 13 is always at 60 Hz.
All iPhone 14s should inherit Promotion technology, but the iPhone 14 Pro may go further. We are talking about an advanced OLED panel capable of switching between 1 Hz and 120 Hz, which will allow Apple to activate a function familiar to Android smartphone owners: the always-on screen. Even in standby, the iPhone 14 Pro will show the time and notifications. The lock screen redesign in iOS 16 goes in this direction.
48 megapixels on the iPhone 14 Pro, to film in 8K?
What if the iPhone Pro sensor went from 12 megapixels to … 48 megapixels? Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities mentioned this possibility in his September 2021 brief. A note obtained by MacRumors in December 2021 seems to confirm this switch to a better defined sensor. This will allow the iPhone 14 Pro to shoot in 8K like high-end Android smartphones. Standard models should not benefit from these extra pixels Since 2015 and the iPhone 6s, Apple has always used a 12 Mpix sensor. This change will allow him to greatly improve his photographic algorithm.
A dedicated telephoto lens for zoom and an ultra-wide-angle module will be attached to the 12 Mpix sensor.
Increasing standards for selfies?
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the four iPhone 14s should have better front cameras than the iPhone 13s. There’s talk of a camera module with a larger aperture (f/1.9 instead of f/2.2), as well as the arrival of autofocus so you’ll never have a blurry selfie again.
A16 chip reserved for iPhone 14 Pro?
Every year, Apple accompanies their new iPhone launch with a new chip. This year, the rumors are quite strange. Apple is said to reserve its A16 bionic chip for the iPhone 14 Pro and leave an A15 bionic chip on the iPhone 14. This will be a first for the brand, but this will be explained by the lack of new features. Chip A16 and above all, the shortage of components that will prevent Apple from making enough A16 chips. We don’t know if all four iPhones will feature a new 5G modem with the arrival of Wi-Fi 6E. This is technically possible, Apple has no modem integrated into the silicon chips.
6 GB RAM… or 8 GB?
As the months go by, Apple doesn’t seem to increase the amount of RAM in its iPhones. Some media have mentioned a switch to 8GB of RAM, but Apple would rather opt for 6GB of RAM for the entire range (today, only the Pro models have it). It’s not a component he highlights anyway, very well optimized for iOS
There is still no Touch ID under the iPhone 14 screen
Apple now sells only one smartphone with a round button that links to the home screen and allows Touch ID to work: the iPhone SE. Touch ID technology allows the phone to recognize one or more fingerprints, which are typically used to unlock smartphones.
Since 2017, Apple fans have been hoping for the return of Touch ID, especially since Face ID facial recognition doesn’t work in all situations. That won’t happen with the iPhone 14, with Apple instead relying on Face ID with a mask or horizontal face recognition, new features in its latest update.
A switch from iPhone 14 to USB Type-C?
With the European Union winning, Apple will soon be forced to adopt USB-C on its smartphones. However, this will not be the case with the iPhone 14. Apple would have opted for fall 2023, therefore, to abandon the iPhone 15’s proprietary Lightning port. The iPhone 14 will therefore retain lightning but may improve it at faster speeds.
When will the iPhone 14 be released?
If we follow Apple’s usual schedule and the company maintains its momentum, the iPhone 14 range should be presented in September 2022, a few days after the marketing of the devices. For example, the iPhone 13 was introduced on September 14, 2021 and went on sale from September 24. Until then, the rumors will continue to grow.
What is the price of iPhone 14?
A very clever person would be the one who claims that the price of iPhone 14 is already known. If we can imagine that they will be in line with the iPhone 13 (909 euros for the 13, 1159 euros for the Pro), the shortage of components may affect the prices charged by Apple. The demise of the Mini model will also remove the call price of 809 euros. We should have the more expensive Max model instead.