Apple is set to launch the new iPhone 14 series at its “Far Out” event on September 7. The expected iPhone 14 release date which is in September makes for a shorter launch-to-sale window than in some previous years. In connection with this, the number of leaks and rumors surrounding the iPhone 14 has been coming down in full force.
Apple iPhone 14: Leaks and Rumors
iPhone 14 leaks and rumors have been circulating for months. As the launch date nears, more leaks are coming out from more reliable sources. Questions also continue to arise from the new iPhone’s design to various specs that might affect the use of first-party and third-party apps from the App Store.
The leaks, of course, include a glimpse into how much the iPhone 14 series might cost. These price projections are based mostly on iPhone 13 pricing along with its projected specs.
Here’s the projected pricing for 128 GB models:
|iPhone 14 Model||128 GB||256 GB|
|iPhone 14 Max||$899||$999|
|iPhone 14 Pro||$999||$1,099|
|iPhone 14 Pro Max||$1,099||$1,199|
One of the things that get people quite excited are the unverified rumors that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models will be available in a purple shade with a unique tone-shifting finish.
Here are the rumored colors for the iPhone 14 series:
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max
iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
- Graphite (possibly Midnight)
- Gold (possible Starlight)
Apple is apparently saying goodbye to its ‘mini’ line with the iPhone 14 series and is expected to focus on larger-sized models moving forward. Here are the expected sizes for the iPhone 14 series.
|iPhone 14 Model||Size|
|iPhone 14||6.1 inches|
|iPhone 14 Max||6.1 inches|
|iPhone 14 Pro||6.7 inches|
|iPhone 14 Pro Max||6.7 inches|
In terms of display quality, it is believed that the 120Hz refresh rates will remain an iPhone 14 Pro feature. The Always-on display technology is also expected to be introduced as an exclusive feature of the iPhone Pro and Apple iPhone Pro Max.
- Notchless Design
Apple is supposedly eliminating the notch that houses the Face ID hardware for its Pro models. The notch will apparently be replaced by the pill + hole layout for the Face ID camera tech. There is also a new camera cutout that some claim is only meant to differentiate the new iPhones from the older models.
Moreover, the iPhone 14 Pro could possibly sport a refreshed design with rounded corners. This is to match the shape of the new camera array.
- Front Camera
All iPhone 14 models are expected to have a wider f/1.9 aperture and autofocus capabilities.
- Wide Camera
The iPhone 14 Pro models are expected to have an upgrade to the Sony-crafted 48-megapixel Wide camera with Focus pixels and pixel binning. The standard iPhone 14 models are expected to get the 12-megapixel Wide camera used in the iPhone 13 Pro models.
- Battery Life and Speakers
There have been rumors of a two-hour increase in battery life for the iPhone 14 Pro models. Also, the speakers have supposedly improved with deeper bass and overall clearer audio.
The additional 1TB storage tier on the iPhone 13 Pro models may have given birth to rumors that Apple could further increase that to 2TB for the iPhone 14 models. There were also rumors of a 256 GB storage starting point for the 14 Pro series. These rumors were refuted by other sources though, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
- A16 Chip
In these new iPhone iterations, only the Pro models are supposedly getting an A16 chip upgrade. The standard models will purportedly use the same A15 chips as the iPhone 13 models.
- Snapdragon X65
The iPhone 14 models are expected to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 modem. This is the world’s first 10-Gigabit 5G modem boasting of faster connectivity speeds and other connectivity improvements.
- Satellite Connectivity
Alongside the Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 modem, Apple is also said to introduce satellite-based emergency features. This will allow users to connect with emergency services and contacts using a satellite network when there is no available cellular or WiFi signal. While the message length may be restricted, this will be helpful during major emergencies such as plane crashes and fires.
- WiFi 6E
An Apple analyst also said that the iPhone 14 series is expected to feature wifi SE connectivity. It takes advantage of the 6GHz band along with the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands to increase bandwidth and cut down on interference.
It also offers performance boosts and low latency. This will offer high-speed wireless transmissions needed for AR and VR experiences.
What Else Does Apple Have in Store?
There are rumors that Apple aims to remove the Lightning port from the iPhone to make way for a portless design with charging via MagSafe. It’s also rumored that Apple is working on improving the vapor chamber thermal system and adapting it for its high-end smartphone models.
- Apple Watch Series 8
Aside from the iPhone 14 series, Apple is also supposedly set to launch its Apple Watch Series 8. Some of the new features and design changes expected include the following:
- Rugged model with a 1.99-inch display size
- Improved durability with “stronger glue” for watch casing
- Midnight, Silver, Starlight, Product Red colors for the Aluminum
- Silver, Graphite, and God for the Stainless steel
- Possible low power mode feature
- Possible health features such as body temperature sensor and car crash detection
Some of these rumors could very well be just that – rumors. However, many of the leaks discussed above are from reliable sources and respectable Apple analysts. In a few days though, we’ll see just which of the mentioned features were actually incorporated into the iPhone 14 series.
Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the iPhone 14 coming out?
The iPhone 14 series is set to launch on September 7 and officially released on September 16.
- What does the iPhone 14 look like?
The new iPhone is supposed to have a notch-less design. It’s also supposed to have more rounded edges to match the new camera array.
- How much does the iPhone 14 cost?
Based on the iPhone 13 pricing and the possible features of the iPhone 14 series, the price is projected to start at $799 for the standard iPhone 14 and $999 to $1,999 for the Pro series.
- Will there be an iPhone 14 Mini?
Apple is apparently ending the Mini series with the iPhone 13. The iPhone 14 series will boast larger models starting at 6.1 inches.