iPhone 14: news, release date, design, 48 Mpix photo, 8K video… rumors about the Apple smartphone

The iPhone 14 won’t be released until the beginning of the 2022 school year, but rumors of future Apple smartphones are already multiplying. Design, sizes, prices and technical features… Numerama helps you see things more clearly.

In a few weeks, presumably around September 10, the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro will have successors. In this article we have all leaking and hypotheses about the iPhone 14 and its possible versions (iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max). It will be updated regularly based on newly published information. However, keep in mind that we are talking about rumors here and therefore you should read any information with great care pending Apple’s formalization. The closer we get to September, the more reliable the rumors are.

To wait for the release of these new models, don’t hesitate to consult our guide to the best Apple smartphone to choose in 2022 (iPhone 13 Pro? 13 mini? SE?) to make the most informed choice.

The alleged colors of the iPhone 14 should be taken with a grain of salt for now. //Source: MacRumors

Notch or bubble in the screen? All the rumors about the iPhone 14

4 versions of iPhone 14

In 2022, Apple would release four more versions of its iPhone. However, for the first time since 2020, there would be no mini version. Instead, Apple is reportedly offering a Max version of the iPhone 14 for those who don’t want to opt for the more expensive model but want a large screen. The catalog would be as follows:

  • iPhone 14 (6.1″)
  • iPhone 14 Max (6.7 inches)
  • iPhone 14 Pro (6.1″)
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max (6.7 inches)

Two diagonals would therefore be offered, 6.1 and 6.7 inches. Users only have to choose between standard models and premium versions, with better materials and exclusive features.

Why would the mini disappear?

Obviously, sales of the iPhone 12 mini were unsatisfactory (to the point where the production lines would have shut down). For more than a year now, all the rumors have been in agreement about the end of the most compact iPhone in 2022. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, reportedly very knowledgeable about Apple, has been announcing for several months that the iPhone 13 mini will be the last of its kind. his kind. No offense to fans of this size, the 5.4-inch iPhone should not return in 2022.

A double whammy on the iPhone 14 Pro?

What if the iPhone 14 no longer had a notch? It was the big rumor that spread in September 2021 and has been gaining traction ever since. A video by influencer Jon Prosser revealed it first, serious media outlets like The Elec later confirmed his claims.

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This is what the notch replacement could look like on the Pro models. // Source: Jon Prosser / Ian Zelbo

In January 2021, analyst Ross Young, whose area of ​​expertise is displays, will announce that Apple is indeed preparing to eliminate the notch. However, it provides much more accurate information than its predecessors. This novelty would be reserved for the Pro and Pro Max models and would mainly see the introduction of a double punch. The front camera would be hidden in a small circle, while the Face ID system would be in a pill. So there would be no total elimination of the notch.

Since then, all leaks have gone in the direction of this double punch. Several alleged depictions of Apple’s 3D plans display this aesthetic quirk. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max are said to retain the iPhone 13’s notch.

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An alleged shot of the iPhone 14 Pro. // Source: Max Weinbach / Twitter

An always-on screen for the iPhone 14 Pro?

Thanks to their ProMotion screens, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max can vary their refresh rate to improve the screen’s fluidity. They can go from 10 to 120 Hz, while the iPhone 13 is always at 60 Hz.

All iPhone 14s should inherit ProMotion technology, but the iPhone 14 Pro could go even further. We are talking about an improved OLED panel that can vary between 1 Hz and 120 Hz, which would allow Apple to activate a feature familiar to Android smartphone owners: the always-on display. Even on standby, the iPhone 14 Pro would display the time and notifications. The lock screen redesign in iOS 16 is moving in this direction.

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The iPhone 13 (left) and the 13 mini (right) // Source: Numerama/MT

48 megapixels on the iPhone 14 Pro, to film in 8K?

What if the iPhone Pro sensor went from 12 megapixels to… 48 megapixels? It was Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities who addressed this possibility in his September 2021 briefing. A note obtained by MacRumors in December 2021 seems to confirm this move to a more defined sensor. This would allow the iPhone 14 Pro to shoot in 8K, like high-end Android smartphones. Standard models should not take advantage of these extra pixels. Since 2015 and the iPhone 6s, Apple has always used 12 Mpix sensors. This change would allow him to drastically improve his photographic algorithm.

The telephoto lens for the zoom and the ultra-wide angle module would remain attached to 12 Mpix sensors.

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A comparison of the iPhone X, SE (2) and 13 tech sheets //Source: Apple

Quality increase for selfies?

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the four iPhone 14s should have a better front camera than the iPhone 13. There is talk of a camera module with a wider aperture (f/1.9 instead of f/2.2), as well as the advent of autofocus to never again. having a blurry selfie.

The A16 chip reserved for the iPhone 14 Pro?

Every year, Apple accompanies the launch of its new iPhone with a new chip. This year the rumors are rather strange. It is said that Apple would reserve its A16 Bionic chip for the iPhone 14 Pro, leaving an A15 Bionic chip in the iPhone 14. This would be a first for the brand, but this would be explained by the lack of new ones. features of the chip A16 and especially the lack of components that would prevent Apple from manufacturing the A16 chip in sufficient quantities. We don’t know if the four iPhones will be entitled to a newer 5G modem with the arrival of Wi-Fi 6E. It is technically possible, there is no modem integrated in Apple Silicon chips.

6GB RAM…or 8GB?

As the months go by, it seems unlikely that Apple will increase the amount of RAM on its iPhones. Some media have reported a move to 8GB of RAM, but Apple prefers to opt for 6GB of RAM across its range (today only the Pro models are entitled to it). It is not an element that he highlights anyway, iOS is too well optimized for that.

Still no Touch ID under the iPhone 14 . screen

Apple now only sells one smartphone with a round button that links to the home screen and makes Touch ID work: the iPhone SE. Touch ID technology allows the phone to recognize one or more fingerprints, which is mainly used to unlock the smartphone.

Since 2017, Apple fans have been hoping for the return of Touch ID, especially since Face ID facial recognition doesn’t work in all circumstances. It won’t happen with the iPhone 14, Apple instead relies on Face ID with a mask or horizontal facial recognition, new features of the latest updates.

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The camera module would still protrude from the back of the iPhone 14. // Source: Jon Prosser / Ian Zelbo

A move to USB Type-C from the iPhone 14?

The European Union has won, Apple should soon be forced to use USB-C in its smartphones. However, it will not be the case with the iPhone 14. Apple would have opted for the iPhone 15 in the fall of 2023, in other words, to get rid of its own Lightning port. So the iPhone 14 would keep the Lightning but could improve it, with faster speeds.

When is the iPhone 14 coming out?

If we follow Apple’s usual schedule and the company keeps up its pace, the iPhone 14 series should be presented in September 2022, before marketing the devices a few days later. For example, the iPhone 13 was presented on September 14, 2021 and sold from September 24. Until then, the rumors should continue to multiply.

What prices for the iPhone 14?

Very clever would be the one who claims to know the prices of the iPhone 14 in advance. If we can imagine that they stay in line with those of the iPhone 13 (909 euros for the 13, 1159 euros for the Pro), the shortage of components could have an impact on the prices Apple charges. Due to the death of the mini model, the call price of 809 euros also disappears. We should have a more expensive Max model instead.

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