Updated on August 31st, 2022
iPhone fans are eagerly talking about the "iPhone 14" that is slated to be released in 2022. Even though, the tech giant hasn't revealed the official name of the phone yet, its features and specifications have already come to light. Users are expecting major changes for the new model including improved camera features and new design elements.
The Selfie Camera Design
While iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 feature a similar design, iPhone 14 is expected to have a new design. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a significant design change of the new model is the removal of the notch cutout. The notch design was first introduced with the iPhone X. Kuo says that Apple will introduce a “punch-hole design” starting with the iPhone 14 Pro. Punch-hole design refers to a display with only a small circular cutout for the front camera. The hole-punch would enable a full-length status bar compared to the short status bar with only battery and signal information of the notch design. The iPhone 14 will also feature a 48-megapixel wide lens for the rear camera system.
Display and Storage
Kuo has also suggested that Apple will not go with the 5.4-inch iPhone in 2022. Instead, it will offer a lineup of 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch phones. This is because the small form factor phones did not see the sales figures that Apple had expected. Some reports suggest that Apple might include a 2TB QLC storage for the phone. Some users also wish to see an always-on display to view time, notifications and information at a glance.
The iPhone maker has been exploring the possibility of a port-less design to build a wireless phone. Therefore, it is rumored that the company will remove the lightning port from its new models. Instead, the new phones will include MagSafe and wireless connectivity for charging and data transfer.
Apple iPhone 14 Price
The iPhone maker maintained similar pricing for its smartphones in 2020 and 2021. The company might follow the pricing pattern this year as well. Have a look at the iPhone 13 series pricing for the US:
|iPhone 13 Mini||$699||$799||$999||-|
|iPhone 13 Pro||$999||$1099||$1,299||$1,499|
|iPhone 13 Pro Max||$1099||$1199||$1,399||$1,599|
Some analysts suggest that the new iPhone series could face a price increase of up to $100. According to a MacRumors report, Apple iPhone 14 Pro will cost $1,099 whereas the iPhone 14 Pro Max will be priced at $1,199. The tech giant has been riddled with high component costs and supply chain troubles which might reflect in the new iPhone's pricing.
iPhone 14 Pro Max Excitement
There is a general excitement among Apple users for the iPhone 14 Pro Max because the smartphone has some seriously remarkable features according to rumors. The most notable one is that Apple will be ditching the notch for this phone. iPhone 14 Pro Max is set to be the first iPhone without the ugly notch since iPhone X in 2017. The phone is likely to get an LTPO 2.0 display that will feature a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz, which paves the way to an always-on display. The Pro Max will be fitted with an A16 Bionic chip instead of an A15, like the standard models. The new chip is supposed to give the phone a boost in performance and speed.
The 48MP main camera is a major upgrade for iPhone 14 Pro Max from the 12MP camera sensor. Looking at the teaser Apple released, the camera could be equipped to showcase astrophotography features. It might also be equipped with better night vision photography. The phone may also feature a bigger battery compared to its predecessor, iPhone 13 Pro Max. Rumors online also suggest 30W wired charging for the smartphone.
Here is a compiled list of rumored specs for iPhone Pro Max:
|Chipset||Apple A16 Bionic|
|Display||6.7 inch Super retina XDR OLED LTPO 2.0|
Reports suggest that Apple will release the iPhone 14 lineup in the second half of 2022.