CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 7: Apple unveiled four new iPhones, three new Apple Watches and an updated AirPods Pro during a press event on Wednesday in Cupertino, California, United States on September 7, 2022. (Photo by Mustafa Seven/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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iPhone 14 - Things We Know
So Far
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.
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.
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.
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.