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iPhone 14 - Things We Know
So Far
By BHARAT BHUSHAN
Display
Rumors suggest that all four models may have a 120Hz ProMotion display, while another report claims that ProMotion will be a Pro model exclusive, and the standard iPhone 14 could feature an LTPS OLED display. Apple may also ditch the Mini and release the iPhone 14 Max with a 6.7-inch display — meaning that there will be no models smaller than 6.1 inches.
Body
Leaker Jon Prosser believes Apple will eliminate the camera bulge on the back of the iPhone 14 by using a thicker chassis. Rumors also claim the iPhone 14 will feature a titanium alloy chassis — as titanium is stronger and more scratch-resistant than aluminum and has already been introduced on the Apple Watch.
The Notchless Design
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple will ditch the annoying notch — without causing a change in functionality — and replace it with a hole-punch selfie camera instead, at least in Pro models. Meanwhile, the Face ID on iPhone 14 may be placed under the display.
Camera
The iPhone 14 will reportedly feature a bump-free rear camera model built into the glass body, while Kuo believes the iPhone 14 Pro models could beef up the main camera to 48-megapixel with a rumored periscope zoom lens and 8K video recording. Apple may also come up with a quad-camera for the Pro models and a triple camera on the standard iPhone 14 models.
Chip
The iPhone 14 is expected to be powered by the A16 Bionic chipset, which will be built either on a 3nm or 4nm process by TSMC. TSMC has talked about a shortage of 3nm chips, meaning the iPhone 14 could feature a chip built on the 4nm process, offering certain advantages over the 5nm A15 chip in the iPhone 13.
Other Possibilities
Apple could utilize the first 10-gigabit 5G modem — Snapdragon X65 — to offer improvements in both speed and connectivity, and it is likely to continue without USB-C. Apple may eliminate the iPhone's Lightning port in favor of MagSafe charging, and it is working on a crash detection feature for the iPhone 14, which is expected to launch in September 2022.