Apple WWDC 2022 has ended, and we get many hints regarding new software and hardware updates. It’s expected that Apple will release its next iPhone flagship at the end of this year. According to experts, the design might remain identical to the recently launched iPhones.
Chances are there that the gap between the Pro lineup and standard lineup might get broader. After all, iPhones are one of the biggest hits for Apple. High expectations have been surrounding the iPhone and iPad legacy. A few insights leaked from the Apple iPhone 14 design have led us to anticipation.
Let’s find out more about Apple iPhone 14 design, features, and price rumours.
iPhone 14 Design: What’s New?
It’s been a while since we haven’t come across significant changes in the iPhone design. The latest releases were predictable with glass back, four-size variants, and a huge camera bump. Though the design feels premium, the globe would like to see a change in the iPhone 14 design.
Experts are assuming that Apple might overcome the physical appearance challenge with iPhone 14. Surprisingly, Apple will most likely drop the Mini variation from the iPhone 14 lineup. The 5.4-inch iPhone Mini variant is a more comfortable option for those using earlier versions of the iPhone.
In addition to this, Apple might declare another new size named Max. It means that we will still get four size variants instead of one small, one standard, and two pretty big sizes. There will be two standard or medium-sized iPhones and two large-sized devices.
The existing iPhone 13 lineup is something like this:
- 5.4-inch iPhone 13 Mini
- 6.1-inch iPhone 13
- 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro
- 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max
The iPhone 14 lineup might look like that:
- 6.1-inch iPhone 14
- 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro
- 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max
- 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max
All these assumptions are made after viewing leaked images of case moulds. After the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 13 Mini have experienced a bad impression on sales, Apple might discontinue the Mini series.
More on Design
The iPhone 13 still had a considerable notch on its front display. The globe expects the notch to disappear with the iPhone 14, especially on the Pro lineup. Since the notch has started decreasing, the iPhone 14 might come up with a pinhole camera and a notch. However, a post appearing on Chinese social media leaked a design of the iPhone 14 that has a hole+pill design.
Another leak of case moulds has indications that there will be a twin-hole design; additionally, the bezels are decreasing. Therefore, users will get more screen space with the iPhone 14. Another revolutionary change in the design will be the comeback of the Touch ID. Rumours are there that the iPhone 14 might introduce an under-display fingerprint sensor.
On the other hand, the fingerprint sensor might be embedded in the power button, just like the iPad mini (2021) and iPad Air (2020). Overall, there’s a chance to get the super-convenient Touch ID back.
Additionally, you must be thinking about the available colours of the iPhone 14 series. Apple brings slight changes to the existing iPhone models. Moreover, the iPhone 13 had different colours for the small and large groups.
Since Apple chooses trending seasons of that season, we can expect the iPhone 14’s colour palette to be within bold shades of red, orange, yellow, green, and pink.
Anticipated Features of iPhone 14
Apple has been testing new technologies, and we have a few clues about the upcoming features of the iPhone 14. The ProMotion display with a refresh rate of 120Hz might debut with the iPhone 14. Rumours were there that they would arrive with the iPhone 13 Pro series, but we didn’t get that.
It’s no more a secret that Apple will launch its A16 Bionic chip with the iPhone 14 lineup. However, indications are there that the standard sizes of iPhone 14 might still have the A15 chip.
While the larger sizes will get the A16 Bionic processor. Experts suggest that A16 can be Apple’s first 4nm chip. Undoubtedly, this would boost speed and reduce power consumption. Therefore, you will get better battery life.
iOS 16 seemed pretty interesting, especially the Lock Screen features. Reports suggest that we might get an always-on-screen feature with iPhone 14. The feature might be limited to iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max due to power consumption and other aspects.
In addition to this, improvements in 5G technology are expected. Rumours say that 5G components will become more efficient and smaller to save battery life.
Additionally, there might be an upgrade in RAM. Rumours circulated that the iPhone 14 will have 8GB RAM. However, some suspect that the iPhone 14 will have 6GB RAM. The Pro lineup will have higher-end RAM components, such as LPDDR5 instead of LPDDR4X.
Additional Tech Specs
Are you excited about cameras on the iPhone 14 series? Well, the total number of cameras might remain the same. Two lines might have a dual-camera setup at the rear, and the Pro lineup would have a triple-camera bump, as usual. As per leaked schematics, the thickness of the camera bump might increase up to 1 millimetre.
Additionally, the wide camera sensor in the iPhone 14 series might become 20% larger compared to the iPhone 13 Pro. A leak says that the iPhone 14 Pro models might introduce a periscope lens with variable zoom.
You might remember that the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max had 1TB storage for the first time in iPhone history. With the launch of the iPhone 14 Pro models, the storage might exceed 2TB.
Another shocking yet convenient add-on might appear on the iPhone 14 lineup regarding charging. The Lightning port might vanish from the iPhone 14 series, and a USB-C port might appear. While other rumours suggest that the iPhone 14 will be the last iPhone to have the Lightning port.
On the other hand, the MagSafe adapter will appear in a wired charging mechanism. Apart from MagSafe methods for wireless charging, iPhone 14 series might have a new magnetic cable like MacBooks.
The iPhone 14 series might come up with Wi-Fi 6E for improved bandwidth, speeds, diminishing interference, and compatibility with the 6Hz band. Additionally, the iPhone 14 is rumoured to introduce the much-anticipated mm-wave antenna for 5G technology.
What are the Price Rumours of the iPhone 14 Series?
Since Apple has to present so many specs within the iPhone 14 series, the price might hike. The iPhone 13 series started from $699 for the iPhone 13 mini. At the same time, the iPhone 13 Pro Max started from $1099.
According to tech specs and rumours, the basic model of the iPhone 14 series might start from $800. Undoubtedly, you have to pay more if you want to upgrade the specs and the lineup. However, all the information is from rumoured leaks, and a few of them might slip from the original iPhone 14 series. Hopefully, the iPhone 14 series will arrive this year’s fall.