iPhone 14: Everything we know so far
The iPhone model that Apple will release in the fall of 2022 is the iPhone 14. Although it’s still a while off, the supply chain is already giving us a glimpse of what to anticipate. See our comprehensive summary of what to anticipate from the iPhone 14 here.
What will the iPhone 14 be called?
We anticipate the iPhone unveiled in 2022 to be the iPhone 14, given that the 2021 iPhone was truly marketed as the iPhone 13. Whether Apple ever switches back to the “S” designation is unknown, although reports suggest the 2022 iPhone will be a significant enough update to merit a new number entirely.
Three names are anticipated: the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The name of Apple’s upcoming 6.7-inch non-Pro iPhone remains unknown, though. Recent reports indicate that this handset could be dubbed the iPhone 14 Plus, even though it has previously been referred to as the “iPhone 14 Max.”
The identities of Apple’s marketing campaigns are kept secret until the very end. This implies that we won’t find out more about the official name of this year’s release until the event itself.
iPhone 14 Pro’s always-on display
Speaking of the display technology used in the iPhone 14 Pro, this year will see the introduction of support for always-on displays throughout the whole iPhone line-up by Apple. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will purportedly get support for always-on displays from the firm. On their iPhone display, users would be able to quickly scan information, even while the device is off.
Why the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max can’t have this always-on display feature may be a mystery to you. The point is that the new ProMotion display technology in the iPhone 14 Pro versions will enable it to scale down to a 1Hz refresh rate. The ProMotion screens now in use by Apple may scale down to 10Hz.
With even lower refresh rates supported by the iPhone 14 Pro, battery life will be preserved while still enabling the always-on feature. To put things in perspective, the always-on display on the Apple Watch can scale to a 1Hz refresh rate as well.
There is a tonne of evidence in iOS 16 that Apple is getting ready for the iPhone 14’s always-on display technology. Apple is getting ready to integrate the new technology with its selection of default wallpapers, and 9to5Mac has uncovered concrete proof of the functionality in iOS 16.
iPhone 14 to offer biggest camera updates in years
Kuo predicts significant advancements in the front-facing camera on the iPhone 14. The improvements to the front-facing camera’s auto-focus capabilities will be the most significant adjustment. The front camera has reportedly received its “largest boost in years” with this. The performance of the camera will be considerably enhanced only by adding auto-focus functionality.
A six-part lens, as opposed to the current five-part lens, is one of the enhancements. The front camera of the iPhone 14 is also anticipated to feature a wider f/1.9 aperture, which would allow more light to enter. Uncertainty surrounds other information, but the iPhone’s front-facing camera must catch up to the back camera before long.
According to Kuo, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max’s rear cameras would be enhanced to 48 megapixels from the iPhone 12’s 12-megapixel sensor.
Even though the sensor has 48 megapixels, probably, the iPhone will only produce photographs with a resolution of 12 megapixels. Apple may employ a clever scaling mechanism, similar to certain Android phones, to take the raw 48-megapixel data and produce a 12-megapixel output image with better clarity and less noise.
For the first time, according to Kuo, the iPhone 14’s video camera technology will be improved to handle 8K recording.
Other iPhone 14 tidbits
There are a few further alleged iPhone 14 improvements and features. As we approach the big day, some of these are more dubious than others, but they are all worth remembering.
- more powerful MagSafe magnets
- An upgraded “exclusive” MagSafe attachment
- 30W peak charging speed is quicker
- No faster wireless charging has been made.
- No enhancements to toughness
- RAM is 6GB on all variants.
iPhone 14 pricing
Sadly, it appears like Apple will raise the price of at least the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Apple will raise the price of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max by about $100 in comparison to the iPhone 13 series, predicts reputable Apple expert Ming-Chi Kuo.
The iPhone 14 Pro will therefore start at $1,099, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max will do so at $1,199. It does not appear that the firm will enhance basic storage as some had hoped to somewhat offset the price rise. Like the iPhone 13, we anticipate the iPhone 14 to launch with 128GB of storage.