As Apple prepares for its autumn launch event, which is expected to take place in September, all eyes are on the iPhone 14. The Cupertino behemoth is expected to unveil the new iPhone 14 series in the upcoming event. This year’s iPhone lineup will consist of four models, with the nominal model. According to reports, there will be significant variations between ordinary iPhone models and iPhone Pro Max models this time. That said, here’s a short rundown of the iPhone 14 series release date, characteristics, and pricing in India, among other things.
Apple has sent out invitations to its iPhone 14 announcement event, which is scheduled for September 7th. The iPhone 14 series will likely be announced during the forthcoming event, along with other Apple products such as the Apple Watch 8 series, new AirPods Pro, iPad models, and more. This is consistent with prior rumours that Apple may release the 2022 iPhone models in the first week of September.
iPhone 14 models
The iPhone 14 series, like the iPhone 13 series, is slated to have four versions. According to rumours, Apple may discontinue the iPhone mini-series this year because of weak sales. We’ll see a new iPhone 14 Plus/Max model this time. If that is true, the next iPhone lineup will include the normal iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus/Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
iPhone 14 design
The design and specifications of the iPhone 14 are the subjects of several rumours. And, as previously said, regular iPhone models are anticipated to keep the same boxy shape with flat sides. The same cannot be said for the ‘Pro’ versions, which appear to have undergone major alterations in design and features. Continue reading to discover out.
iPhone 14Â Specifications
All iPhone 14 models will have OLED screens, exactly like the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models. According to reports, all iPhone models, including the normal iPhone 14 and the iPhone Plus/Max, will have a ProMotion display, a name Apple employs to describe fast refresh rates. If true, the regular models employing a higher refresh rate will be a first for Apple, as the ordinary iPhone 13 still utilizes a conventional 60Hz display.
Regarding refresh rates, the normal iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus/Max will have a 6.1-inch LTPS OLED display with a refresh rate of 90Hz. On the other hand, the regular versions’ screens will lack the variable refresh rate capability, hence the Always-on Display (AoD). In contrast, the iPhone 14 Pro versions will feature a 6.7-inch LTPO OLED 120Hz Promotion display with customizable refresh rate capabilities. As a result, it would receive the AoD functionality.
The basic iPhone 14 versions will likely maintain nearly the same camera technology, with a 12MP dual-camera at the back and a 12MP front-facing camera for selfies. But it wouldn’t be Apple if the new iPhones didn’t include camera enhancements. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the selfie camera will have a bigger f/1.9 aperture lens with autofocus than the older f/2.2 aperture lens with fixed focus seen on prior iPhone models. Apple is now considering front cameras to be high-end iPhone components. As a result, we should expect significantly enhanced selfie camera performance in the next iPhones.According to Mark Gurman, Editor at Bloomberg, and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning significant alterations to the Pro models at the front. Instead of a notch to house the essential Face ID gear, Apple will employ a combination of punch-hole and pill-shaped holes for the Face ID dot projector, camera hardware, and other components. Apple is reportedly going to place part of the Face ID technology under the display to aid with the new design modifications and make the cuts smaller, according to another tipster Ross Young. Apple is also changing the back camera. The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max may also include a 48MP high-resolution primary sensor. Apple’s latest hints indicate that the iPhone 14 series’ camera may support astrophotography.
For long years, there have been rumours about a portless iPhone, but we don’t know if the 2022 iPhone will contain such design modifications. We know that iPhones may keep the Lightning port this year, and Apple will not transition to the USB-C connection, which is a bit depressing. However, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple aims to utilize USB-C from the iPhone 15 onwards, just before the new EU regulations take effect.
In addition, the Apple 14 series is expected to include a satellite link option for emergency communication. If true, the functionality will allow you to send brief messages while cellular service is unavailable. According to reports, the iPhone 14 series may include an eSIM-only option in addition to the physical SIM variety. Analysts believe Apple will continue to sell the dual e-SIM and physical SIM variants in regions where eSIM general adoption has not occurred. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the next iPhone will also include Wi-Fi 6E connection.
The newest sources from Digitimes Asia imply that all iPhone models will employ 6GB RAM in the next generation of iPhone 14 devices. This contrasts with prior iPhone models, which employed varying amounts of RAM to differentiate the regular and Pro devices. IPhone 13 basic models have 4GB of RAM to refresh your memory, while iPhone 14 Pro versions feature 6GB of RAM. According to the rumour, in addition to 6GB RAM on all iPhone models, Apple is adopting quicker memory, namely LPDDR5 RAM on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models. On the other hand, the normal versions will continue to use LPDDR4X RAM. Users may expect increased performance and energy efficiency with the quicker RAM and the new A16 Bionic processor. Previous rumours stated that the iPhone 14 Pro would have 8GB of RAM.
When it comes to the CPU, Apple will employ its latest-generation chipset, most likely the A16 Bionic, in the iPhone14 Pro variants for the first time. The regular versions, most likely the iPhone14 and iPhone14 Plus/Max, will continue to employ the A15 Bionic, the same processor is seen in the current iPhone 13 series. No significant performance differences will exist between the current iPhone series and the regular iPhone14 versions. Ming-Chi Kuo mentions that the A16 will be a small enhancement over the existing A15 chipset. Because the new A16 chipset will continue to employ the same N5P manufacturing node as the A15, performance benefits will be limited. However, according to Twitter user ShrimpApplePro, the non-Pro iPhone 14 devices may still outperform the iPhone 13 series in terms of performance. According to the source, the enhancements might include a “new cellular modem, updated internals design, and so on.”
Moving on to the next iPhone’s battery capacities, a report on the Chinese social media site Baidu says that Apple may enhance the battery capacity of all iPhone14 series products except the Pro Max variant. According to Twitter user ShrimpApplePro, the iPhone14 will have a 3,279mAh battery, the iPhone14 Max will have a 4,325mAh battery, the iPhone 14 Pro will have a 3,200mAh battery, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max will have a 4,323mAh battery. However, the tipster is unsure whether the information is reliable, so take it with a grain of salt.
All iPhone 14 devices will ship with the next version of iOS, iOS 16, preinstalled. One of the most notable aspects of iOS 16 is its entirely redesigned lock screen, which now contains various customizing options. You can now personalize the lock screen with images, font styles, and widgets like weather, calendar events, date, time zones, alarms, battery level, Activity, and more. You may also include numerous lock screens.Â
On iOS 16, notifications stack and show at the bottom of the lock screen so they don’t distract you. You may also follow current operations like meal delivery or use Now Playing controls without having to unlock the device. Messages are also being updated. You may now amend or unsubscribe from sent messages within 15 minutes of reading them.
Other notable iOS 16 features include a shared photo library feature in the Photos app, the ability to use dictation and the keyboard simultaneously to type faster, improvements to health and fitness features, Email scheduling and undo send feature in the Mail app, a Multi-stop feature in Maps, live text support in videos, Passkeys and Shared Tab Groups support in Safari, and many more.