Apple is expected to hold a launch event on September 7 to unveil its new iPhone 14 series of smartphones. The lineup is expected to consist of iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The Cupertino company has remained discreet about the details of the next smartphones. However, there have been several leaks and rumors suggesting possible specs, design details, and pricing for the handsets. With the launch slated for a few weeks, let’s take a look at what we can expect from the iPhone 14 lineup.
For starters, all rumors indicate that Apple has decided to shelve the Mini model along with the iPhone 14 series, which would include the vanilla iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro. Max.
iPhone 14 series price, launch date (rumored)
According to a recent report, the iPhone 14 line may be unveiled at a launch event on September 7. The company reportedly intends to stream the event online, instead of holding it in person.
Pricing for the iPhone 14 is expected to start at $799 (around Rs 64,000). Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max might see a price hike of $100 (about Rs 8,000) over the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max of the year last. When it comes to pricing, the price of iPhone 14 Max can be fixed between the standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro.
iPhone 14 series specs, features (rumors)
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone Pro Max are rumored to feature the new Apple A16 Bionic chip, which is said to be based on TSMC’s existing 5nm process technology. Meanwhile, the standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max could be equipped with the Apple A15 Bionic chip which powers the iPhone 13 series. Although they are equipped with the same chip, the iPhone 14 and the iPhone Max should get a performance boost thanks to their new cellular modem and internal design.
The performance disparity between Pro and non-Pro models continues with smartphone memory. A report suggests that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone Pro Max are likely to feature 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The Pro models could also get up to 2TB of storage, according to an earlier report. On the other hand, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max are expected to house 6GB of relatively slower LPDDR4X RAM.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has suggested that the iPhone 14 line could feature an improved front camera with an f/1.9 aperture lens and autofocus. Kuo also claimed that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max could feature a 48-megapixel wide-angle sensor on the back.
The iPhone 14 is expected to sport a 6.1-inch display and the iPhone 14 Max could sport a 6.7-inch display. The Pro models could also include an Always on Display (AOD) feature. Purported leaked images of an iPhone 14 Pro screen protector suggest it will sport a pill-shaped cutout with a punch hole next to it. This design appears to be similar to previously leaked CAD renders.
According to a recent report, the iPhone 14 might come in black, blue, green, purple, red, and white color options. Additionally, the iPhone 14 Pro is likely to offer Gold, Graphite, Green, Purple, and Silver color options. The report also suggests that the iPhone 14 line could support 30W charging as well as a larger and heavier MagSafe battery.
The iPhone 14 series is also expected to offer increased battery capacity. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max would carry a 3,279 mAh battery and a 4,325 mAh battery respectively. Similarly, the iPhone 14 Pro might come with a 3200mAh battery and the iPhone 14 Pro Max might come with a 4323mAh battery. Additionally, the Pro models could feature upgraded Lightning connectors with USB 3.0 (5 Gbps) speeds.