iPhone 14 Rumors: All the things We have Heard About Apple’s Subsequent iPhone – CNET


An early iPhone 14 render from Jon Prosser, designed by Ian Zelbo.

Jon Prosser

We nonetheless have a number of months till Apple’s new iPhone is predicted to reach, however that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from churning out snippets of gossip concerning the iPhone 14. Will it have under-display Contact ID and finally ditch the notched display? What a few extra durable titanium alloy body? And, will Apple shakeup of the four-phone lineup and leave the Mini behind? Solely time will inform. 

Whereas Apple followers are buzzing concerning the upcoming iPhone, we’re accumulating all of the rumors concerning the iPhone 14’s price, design and specs in an effort to piece collectively what’s in retailer for Apple’s 2022 flagship forward of its release date. We also have a wish list of features we need to see on the following iPhone.

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In the meantime, Apple’s 2021 flagship cellphone sequence, which incorporates the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini and iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max (now available in green), has been on sale for a while now. Whereas we anticipate extra intel on the iPhone 14, here is our comparison of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 12, and the iPhone 12 and iPhone 11. Plus, here is how the iPhone 13 stacks up to Apple’s last five years’ worth of iPhones. We’ll replace this story as new info turns into out there.


Early renders of the iPhone 14 from Jon Prosser recommend a notchless design and flush digital camera setup.

Jon Prosser

Learn extra: iPhone 13 vs. 13 Mini vs. Pro vs. Pro Max

iPhone 14 lineup rumors: Will there nonetheless be 4 telephones?

We do not know a lot concerning the iPhone 14 but, however we have heard that Apple’s next lineup will nix the Mini and concentrate on bigger telephones as an alternative. A July report from Nikkei Asian Review predicted the loss of life of the iPhone 14 Mini, and an April research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo obtained by MacRumors additionally instructed that the Mini was not lengthy for this world. Nevertheless, Kuo reported, the iPhone 14 lineup will still comprise four models, a “high-end” and a “lower-end,” with two measurement choices for every.

Whereas title hypothesis is not as germane to the dialogue of Apple’s 2022 lineup because it was for unfortunate 13, rumors recommend a small shift in naming conventions, with an iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Professional, iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Professional Max, with “Professional” designating higher-end specs and “Max” referring to the bigger display screen measurement.

iPhone 14 measurement rumors: Larger screens for all

Apple’s final two iPhone lineups have featured the identical 6.1-inch measurement for the bottom mannequin, going as much as 6.7 inches for the Professional Max. In response to the identical July Nikkei Asian Assessment report, Apple will persist with these display screen sizes for the iPhone 14, however delete the 5.4-inch Mini. This rumor is corroborated by a March report from 9to5Mac. Studies confirmed sluggish sales of the iPhone 12 Mini, so it will be no shock ought to Apple retire the small cellphone in 2022.

Though the dimensions of the following iPhone is predicted to remain the identical, the show bezels for the Professional Max are rumored to be 20 % smaller in comparison with earlier iPhone generations, in accordance with CAD renders shared by Twitter leaker ShrimpApplePro. This implies the display screen can be barely bigger. Nevertheless, it is essential to notice that this rumor must be taken with a grain of salt since ShrimpApplePro does not have an intensive observe report to assist their speculations.

Learn extra: iPhone 13 vs. iPhone 12

Rumored iPhone 14 display screen sizes

iPhone 14 6.1 inch
iPhone 14 Professional 6.1 inch
iPhone 14 Max 6.7 inch
iPhone 14 Professional Max 6.7 inch

The iPhone 13 is on sale, however we’re already eager about the iPhone 14.

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Launch date: iPhone 14 will seemingly arrive fall 2022

It is too quickly for any respected launch date rumors for the iPhone 14, however we count on Apple to carry its annual fall iPhone occasion in September 2022, because it does nearly yearly, with the telephones being launched shortly thereafter, often the next Friday. Typically Apple will stagger launch dates for particular fashions, particularly when introducing a brand new design or measurement. So it is doable that the iPhone 14 lineup could have a couple of launch date.

Here is what we all know: 

  • Apple likes to carry its occasions on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Apple’s iPhone 13 occasion was held on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
  • iPhone launch dates are sometimes per week and a half after Apple’s bulletins. 
  • Generally, new iPhones are launched on a Friday, across the third week of September. For the iPhone 13, preorders started Sept. 17 and the telephones went on sale Sept. 24.

A couple of years in the past, CNET took a deep dive into the Apple occasion timeline and emerged with a compelling Labor Day hypothesis, which you can read about here. Primarily based on the 2022 calendar, the Labor Day rule would put the September Apple occasion (and unveiling of the iPhone 14) on Sept. 7, with a Sept. 16 launch date. Nevertheless, our Labor Day speculation was a week off for 2021 — and, due to coronavirus delays, about a month off in 2020

iPhone 14 value: Will Apple decrease the price in 2022?

There is no phrase both means on iPhone 14 pricing, however Apple did not make any massive value adjustments between 2020’s iPhone 12 and 2021’s iPhone 13, so the present value construction is a minimum of place to begin our hypothesis. Nevertheless, Kuo predicts the high-end 6.7-inch cellphone (the iPhone 14 Professional Max) will launch at a record-low price, under $900. In comparison with the iPhone 13 Professional Max, which ranges from $1,099 all the best way as much as a staggering $1,599, that is fairly a steal.

For reference, here is how a lot every model of the iPhone 13 lineup cost at launch.

iPhone 13 pricing

128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
iPhone 13 Mini $699 $799 $999 NA
iPhone 13 $799 $899 $1,099 NA
iPhone 13 Professional $999 $1,099 $1,299 $1,499
iPhone 13 Professional Max $1,099 $1,199 $1,399 $1,599

Digital camera rumors: What Apple would possibly enhance for the iPhone 14

Kuo shared insights concerning the iPhone 14’s potential digital camera upgrades in an buyers notice reported on by 9to5Mac simply after the iPhone 13 launch. Within the notice, Kuo predicts a hole-punch entrance digital camera, making the iPhone 14 notchless, in addition to a 48-megapixel wide rear camera for the Pro and Pro Max models, up from 12 megapixels on earlier iPhones.

Show analyst Ross Younger hypothesizes, nonetheless, that the iPhone 14 Professional and Professional Max could have a hole-and-pill shaped design to accommodate for the entrance going through digital camera and Face ID. The outlet cutout is believed to be for the Face ID dot projector, and the pill-shaped cutout holds the entrance digital camera and Face ID digital camera, in accordance with a January report from MacRumors. Supposedly leaked CAD renders of the iPhone 14, seen by 91mobiles, corroborate this rumor.

Kuo’s hypothesis relating to the digital camera’s megapixel capability aligns with each a latest analysis notice from Haitong Worldwide Securities, additionally reported on by MacRumors, and a report from research company TrendForce. Each Jeff Pu and TrendForce hypothesize the 2 Professional fashions might be geared up with a 48-megapixel vast lens. Pu, nonetheless, provides that the iPhones will sport a triple lens rear digital camera system with a 12-megapixel ultrawide and telephoto lenses along with the 48-megapixel vast lens. The analyst provides that the Professional variations of the iPhone 14 may sport 8GB of RAM, as properly. (As compared, the iPhone 13 Professional and Professional Max have 6GB.) That is corroborated by a report from a Korean weblog that cites home provide chain sources, as MacRumors spotted.

iPhone 13 camera upgrades embrace a brand new Cinematic modeProRes video and a few enhancements in zoom capabilities. We had beforehand reported on rumors that your entire lineup would characteristic lidar, the iPhone 12 Pro’s standout depth-sensing feature, however lidar ended up making an look solely on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max in any case. It is doable Apple would possibly broaden the characteristic to its full lineup in 2022 as an alternative, however we have not heard something but. 

One other of the camera features we’re still waiting on is an improved telephoto lens. Whereas the iPhone 13 Professional’s zoom capabilities got a 3x optical zoom, it nonetheless pales compared to loads of competitor flagships, together with Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra, which boasts a 10x optical zoom.


iPhone 14 may have a digital camera setup that is flush with the again of the cellphone, nixing the chunky digital camera bump.

Jon Prosser

Learn extra: Is Buying an iPhone 13 Worth It? Let’s Compare the Last Five Years of Apple’s iPhones

Design rumors: iPhone 14 could be notchless… or will it?

YouTuber and iPhone leaker Jon Prosser (whose observe report is admittedly spotty) made waves the week earlier than the iPhone 13 announcement by releasing renders he commissioned of the iPhone 14 Pro Max based mostly on “actual pictures and schematics” leaked to him from purported sources at Apple. 

Learn extra: iPhone 14 Design Rumors

Prosser’s renders corroborate plenty of beforehand reported rumors, together with the notchless display and hole-punch camera beforehand reported by Kuo, and the iPhone 14 Pro’s titanium alloy chassis, which was first referenced in a July report from JPMorgan Chase. We would been anticipating to see the iPhone 13 go notchless, however as an alternative we bought a slimmed-down, but still very notchy, notch. Apple launched the world to the notched show in 2017 with the discharge of the iPhone X, and as rivals solved the selfie conundrum with hole-punch and under-display cameras, Apple nonetheless hasn’t, er, taken it down a notch. 

However Prosser’s renders appear to corroborate these earlier reports that Apple would lastly excise the iPhone’s notch in 2022. And Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman additionally hinted at its elimination in a September version of his Energy On publication, whereby he predicted a “full redesign” for the iPhone 14, whereas Younger says Apple may introduce a hole-and-pill shaped design for the brand new iPhone. This hole-and-pill show emerged in schematics on Chinese language social media web site Weibo, and have been later shared by Prosser. 

Those that’ve been crossing their fingers for a notchless iPhone since the iPhone 12 and had their hopes dashed as soon as again by the iPhone 13 can now sit up for a possible realization of their all-screen desires in 2022’s iPhone 14. Though it is unsure whether or not this rumor will change into actuality, a February report from Taiwan Financial Instances (through MacRumors) suggests the iPhone 14 Professional’s design has been finalized because it enters the early phases of producing. 

MySmartPrice recently published supposed CAD renders of the iPhone 14, depicting — you guessed it — a notch. However renders of the 14 Pro model published the day before on 91Mobiles do present a notchless show. If these rumors show true, it appears to be like such as you’ll need to spring for the Professional in an effort to do away with the notch.


A schematic of the iPhone 14’s show, shared to YouTube by Jon Prosser.

Jon Prosser

iPhone 14 says buh-bye to the digital camera bump however retains the Lightning port

The opposite massive design change Prosser’s renders present is a flattened digital camera bump. In response to Prosser, the iPhone 14’s physique goes to be a “thick boy,” thick sufficient, it appears, to embody all of the digital camera {hardware} with out an annoying, protruding digital camera setup on the again. Why is the iPhone 14 purported to be so thick? Maybe to deal with a much bigger battery, and even the previously rumored periscope camera, which Kuo projected in 2020. Nevertheless, Kuo and famed tech leaker Max Weinbach have really pointed to a thicker digital camera bump within the 14 Professional and Professional Max.

Two prior rumors that will not pan out, in accordance with Prosser a minimum of, are the death of the Lightning port and the addition of USB-C (the EU may force Apple to add USB-C ports to iPhones, nonetheless). Rumors of a completely portless iPhone have been circulating for some time, however it seems these will not come true in 2022.

iPhone 14 coloration rumors: Pale gold, maybe?

So far as colours go, Prosser’s render colors weren’t based mostly on any precise info from his sources, apart from a pale gold coloration, which he claims to have seen proof of himself. Nevertheless, it is nonetheless early days, and Apple absolutely has not finalized its coloration lineup but for the iPhone 14.

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The iPhone 13 lineup got here in a rainbow of recent hues.


Rumored iPhone 14 options and specs

Here is every part else we all know (and suppose we all know) to date concerning the iPhone 14 lineup’s specs and potential new options.

Higher battery life

Apple’s 2022 iPhone may supply higher battery life, in accordance with a report from Taiwan’s Financial Every day Information (through MacRumors). That is mentioned to be as a result of a brand new 5G chip that might additionally present the brand new iPhone with Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. 

Wi-Fi 6E adoption

The iPhone 14 could possibly be geared up with Wi-Fi 6E, in accordance with a November notice from Kuo, reported on by 9to5Mac. Nevertheless, the analyst says the parts wanted for Wi-Fi 6E could also be in brief provide. Apple’s rumored VR headset can be mentioned to have Wi-Fi 6E

A16 chip

Earlier hypothesis was that the entire iPhone 14 sequence would improve to an A16 chip, enhancing upon the last iPhone‘s A15 chip consistent with Apple’s earlier sample. Nevertheless, Kuo predicted in March that the A16 will solely seem within the iPhone 14 Professional and Professional Max, whereas the 14 and 14 Max will hold the A15. 

120Hz ProMotion show

All iPhone 14 models could include Apple’s ProMotion display, which solely the iPhone 13 Professional and Professional Max variants presently have. ProMotion boosts the display screen’s refresh charge for smoother efficiency, as much as 120Hz. That is extra hypothesis than precise rumor, based mostly on adjustments in Apple’s provide chain that may make it simpler for the corporate to supply the characteristic throughout its subsequent lineup.

Younger, nonetheless, speculates that Apple will proceed to supply ProMotion shows exclusively to its Pro models. The analyst means that Chinese language producer BOE can be one among Apple’s LTPO OLED show suppliers, however the firm does not have a big manufacturing capability proper now. 

5G connectivity 

Apple launched 5G connectivity to its iPhone 12 lineup and, unsurprisingly, included it within the iPhone 13 as properly. There is no cause to consider we cannot see 5G-compatible iPhone 14s, too. A July report from Nikkei Asian Assessment additionally predicts Apple will “go all in on 5G” in 2022.

MagSafe equipment

Like 5G, MagSafe was introduced to the iPhone in 2020’s iPhone 12 lineup. The snap-on, magnetic accessories include wallets, battery packs and chargers, and it was one among our favourite iPhone 12 options. The iPhone 13 can be appropriate with MagSafe, and we count on the identical for Apple’s subsequent technology of telephones.

Satellite tv for pc connectivity

An Eleventh-hour iPhone 13 rumor through Kuo that did not come to fruition was the addition of satellite connectivity, which might permit customers to ship textual content messages through satellite tv for pc in areas with out mobile protection, at least in emergency situations, as reported by Bloomberg. Alas, satellite tv for pc connectivity is nowhere to be discovered within the iPhone 13 lineup, however maybe which means it is coming within the iPhone 14 as an alternative.

Apple MagSafe Battery Pack

The Apple MagSafe Battery Pack on the iPhone 12.

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Keep tuned for extra iPhone 14 information because it comes out, and within the meantime, try CNET’s critiques of the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini, and the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. Plus, here is how all four iPhone 13 models compare, how the iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 differ, whether or not it still makes sense to buy an iPhone 12iPhone 11 or 2020 iPhone SE, and how all of Apple’s iPhones from the past five years stack up. And here is every part to know concerning the newly introduced iPhone SE 2022 and everything else Apple still owes us.


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