The iPhone 14 promises some of the biggest changes to the iPhone lineup in years, both in terms of a brand new model and serious upgrades to the iPhone 14 Pro series. In fact, the iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro gap may be greater than ever.
From the design and cameras to specs, pricing and release date, here are the top seven iPhone 14 leaks and rumors you need to know.
iPhone 14 Models: Hello Max, Goodbye Mini
The first thing to know about the iPhone 14 is that a brand new model will be added to the mix. That would be the rumours iPhone 14 Maxwhich would give shoppers a more affordable big screen option at 6.7 inches.
This also means that the iPhone mini is likely to disappear, as the tiny 5.4-inch phone just hasn’t caught on in the last few generations and has reportedly suffered sluggish sales. So think of the iPhone 14 Max as a big screen for less.
The rest of the lineup should consist of a regular 6.1-inch iPhone 14, a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max.
iPhone 14 design: no more notch?
yes the notch could go away, at least on the iPhone 14 Pro models. Rumor has it that Apple will replace the notch with a new perforation for the camera and a pill-shaped cutout for the Face ID technology. The renders don’t look that great to be honest, but it’s a step in the right direction.
Based on iPhone 14 renders and dummy units in circulation, it looks like the regular iPhone 14 won’t see many design changes at all. However, we have heard about a new Purple color for both iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro series that spice things up.
Another rumor from JP Morgan Chase says that some iPhone 14 models may use a harder titanium alloy chassis design, but it’s not clear whether this will be just for the Pro or for the regular models as well.
What is definitely a tip for the Pro is a bigger camera bumpso those early rumors of a camera fitting into the design seem like wishful thinking.
iPhone 14 cameras: 48 MP for Pro, great selfies
So why the bigger camera bump on the iPhone 14 Pro? That’s because the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max have a 48MP wide camera with a larger sensor. This would deliver more detail than the current 12MP lens, and the new camera would use pixel binning in low light to deliver better quality shots.
Another plus? This new 48MP sensor should be able to capture 8K video, helping Apple catch up Galaxy S22 Ultra†
While we haven’t heard much about the rear cameras on the regular iPhone 14, all four models get a big iPhone 14 front camera upgrade for better selfies. Leaks indicate an improved front lens with a wider f/1.9 aperture and autofocus.
iPhone 14 specs: surprises ahead…
Here’s a surprise. Multiple reports point to Apple may be sticking to current A15 Bionic chip for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max, although we may see 6 GB of RAM. This would be a jump of 4 GB on the iPhone 13.
The iPhone 14 Pros will reportedly have a faster new A16 Bionic chip, as well as faster LPDDR 5 RAM† However, the chip will apparently be built using the same N5P process as last year’s processor.
As for storage, there’s a rumor that Apple could go to 2TB for the iPhone 14 ProsBut that’s not from a reliable source.
Always-on display for iPhone 14 Pros
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max both have an always-on screen, which would be a first for the iPhone range. Yes, Apple is several years behind Samsung, but it will be very interesting to see how it tries to stand out there.
And we could have a very good clue in the form of iOS 16, which offers a new customizable Lock Screen experience with widgets. Can Apple bring this to an always-on display or will it just provide the basic features like time, urgent notifications, and battery life?
iPhone 14 release date rumours
So what about the iPhone 14 release date† Apple is likely to introduce the iPhone 14 lineup in September, as usual, and a rumor about a release date of LeaksApplePro says Apple will host a product event in the 37th week of the year. That would be the week of September 11, and since Apple normally even holds Apple September on a Tuesday, that would be September 13.
If this rumor is true, we could see an iPhone 14 release date of September 23. And pre-orders could start on September 16.
However, there are reports that one or more models may be delayed and that this is the long-awaited iPhone 14 Max being pushed back a little.
iPhone 14 prices: get ready for a walk
Last but not least we have iPhone 14 price rumors. The bad news is that more than one source has said we have a $100 price increase on both the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. So you’d be looking at potentially $1,099 and $1,199, which we hope isn’t true.
And if Apple removes the mini from its lineup, the $699 iPhone will disappear and you’ll have to pay at least $799 for a regular iPhone 14. The good news is that the iPhone 14 Max will reportedly start at $899, which would give shoppers an affordable option on the big screen.