There are still a couple of months before the 2022 iPhone 14 models will be released, but we've now got a clear idea of most of the likely specs of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Max (or iPhone 14 Plus according to some).
The number of rumors and leaks is increasing rapidly, as late September, Apple's traditional release time, approaches. Apple might be having the biggest changes in its flagship iPhone series this year. We have seen various images leaked to the media, thus have a clear picture of the likely design of these phones. Among all these leaks, we have compiled what we find noteworthy and would like to share them with you here.
The projected launch date for the iPhone 14 lineup
If Apple follows its tradition, the possible target date for the event is either Tuesday, September 13 or Wednesday September 14 this year. The actual launch will most likely take place within a week or two after this announcement. So, we foresee that iPhone 14 series preorders will be started to be taken on Friday right after Apple’s event.
How much will Apple’s 2022 iPhone 14 Phones cost?
Although there wasn't any major price difference between 2020's iPhone 12 and 2021's iPhone 13, more significant changes are expected to be on the way for the iPhone 14. LeaksApplePro, a somewhat reliable leaker, has claimed that there will be a considerable increase in the prices of three of the four iPhone 14 models.
The starting price for standard 6.1 inches iPhone 14 is expected to remain the same as the iPhone 13 Price: $799 while new larger screen iPhone 14 Max (or iPhone 14 Plus) is tipped to cost $899. Besides, iPhone 14 Pro is expected to cost $100 higher than the last year’s iPhone 13 Pro, which costs $999. A similar increase is foreseen for iPhone 14 Pro Max, with it hitting $1,199, again $100 higher than its equivalance in 2021.
Contrary to all these predictions, according to some sources, notably Kuo, the high-end iPhone 14 Pro Max (6.7-inch) will launch at a record-low price, under $900. Nobody knows for sure. We’ll see!
iPhone 14 Mini will be replaced with iPhone 14 Max
According to rumors and leaks, Apple will still continue with four models in 2022 iPhones, but replacing its smallest mini phones with iPhone 14 Max (6.7-inch). So, there will be two regular and two larger size phones with or without “pro” features.
According to leaker Jon Prosser, Apple will offer a lower price iPhone 14 Max as the replacement for a mini phone, having a 6.7-inch screen but with no pro features.
There are even some leaks claiming that Apple will launch only two iPhone 14 models this year: the regular iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max. We believe that Apple will be testing whether two models will be enough for its future plans and iPhone 14 Max figures will be decisive in this regard.
Although we won’t know for sure what Apple will call this new 6.7-inch entry-level iPhone until its release day, the company might call it iPhone 14 Plus in order to prevent any confusion with iPhone 14 Pro Max, leaker Lanzuk claims. Until it’s officially announces, we will stick with iPhone 14 Max for now, though.
The projected design for iPhone 14
As many of you may have already known that iPhones with Face ID that are released after 2017, have a display notch housing all required equipment for facial scanning. However, the rumors claim that Apple will finally make notch-less display in favor of a new design. In this new design, Apple will most likely go with a combination of a single circular camera cutout paired with a pill-shaped cutout to hold Face ID sensors. This might help the display to appear even larger, as it may reduce bezels. According to the images leaked by a supply chain, this feature will, unfortunately, be limited to the Pro models, meaning that the lower priced iPhone 14 models will continue to have a standard notch.
Although we don’t expect any major changes in terms of cameras this year, the camera bumps for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro could get larger, with more notable increase in the Pros. These predictions have also been confirmed with the images leaked by Max Weinbach, who is very well known with his substantial foresights. The very same images show that there won’t be too much a difference between iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max in terms of height and width.
Any new colors?
Although Apple is expected to stick with Midnight (the black one), Starlight (the white one), and Product RED color options as usual, the company might introduce new color options, perhaps adding a lighter sky blue and a purple shade. There most likely be no pink and green colors, MacRumors predicted in May.
Will Apple stick with 12 MP cameras?
As for the cameras for iPhone 14 phones, we hear the conflicting leaks as you do. Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the famous Apple analyts, claims that iPhone 14 Pro models will have a huge change in terms of their cameras having a 48MP main sensor. The 48MP main camera leak has also been backed up by TrendForce, a Taiwanese research firm. But as have stated above, this giant jump is only foreseen to be for iPhone 14 Pro models, not for the regular iPhone 14 phones. Although some rumors claim that Apple will have periscope-style zoom cameras, Kuo believes that they won’t appear until 2023 iPhone 15 phones. He also claims that all iPhone 14 phones will have an upgraded front-facing camera. These new cameras will most likely feature a built-in autofocus, a wider f/1.9 aperture(f/2.2 on iPhone 13 models), and 6-part lenses (compared to 5-part lenses in iPhone 13 series) Kuo adds. With all these new features, people will be able to capture brighter photos and videos.
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