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iPhone 14: its final design unveiled

iPhone 14: its final design unveiled

Apple will eventually deliver a significant upgrade of its devices with the iPhone 14, which will undergo a substantial design redesign. Another notable distinction is that a non-pro iPhone will have access to the Max large screen version. Price, launch date, camera, design, colors, and technical specifications. We go over the information that is currently accessible.

We already know quite a lot about the iPhone 14, the successor to the iPhone 13, which has been the subject of multiple leaks. It should be noted that Apple works on creating its products months in advance and that leakers have a field day between sources within Apple, at its suppliers, and on the manufacturing lines, obtaining credible information months before the products’ release. Here’s all we know about the iPhone 14 series so far.

 

WILL THERE BE AN IPHONE 14 MINI?

 

Apple does not intend to release an iPhone 14 mini. The iPhone 12 mini is seen as a commercial failure by Apple, which issued an iPhone 13 mini because its development was already well. Fans of the compact format will have to go to the SE series.

On the other hand, Apple should reconstruct its lineup and continue to provide four distinct models. The iPhone 14 would be the entry point into the series, followed by a bigger iPhone 14 Max with very identical technological features. Following that, iPhone 14 Pro will boost photo and video quality, while iPhone 14 Pro Max will expand the diagonal size of the iPhone 14 Pro.

 

HOW MUCH WILL THE IPHONE 14 COST?

 

The company intends to provide the lowest-ever pricing for a full-size iPhone. Formerly, Max models were intended for the iPhone Pro, but an iPhone 14 Max is now confirmed. For this reference, $899 in the United States has been mentioned. However, due to the escalating dollar value, Apple may be obliged to raise its prices outside of the United States this year.

It is too early to speculate on the specifics of the costs. Especially since we don’t know how the hardware component shortage will play out in the following months, some suppliers, particularly semiconductors, have already said they will raise their pricing. Apple may choose to incorporate these extra costs in the final price of its iPhones. According to a leak, Apple has been obliged to raise pricing on some models, but not all.

Furthermore, we found that Apple was considering selling its iPhone, iPad, and other devices via a monthly subscription service. Even after paying numerous monthly charges, this new Apple membership would not allow you to possess a device. A monthly subscription to an iPhone 14 might cost around $35, and a monthly payment of $45 would be required for an iPhone 14 Pro, and an iPhone 14 Pro Max would be $50 per month.

 

WHEN IS THE IPHONE 14 COMING OUT?

 

Except in extraordinary cases (like the iPhone 12 pandemic in 2020), Apple always follows the same schedule, unveiling new iPhones in September. Pre-orders are opened all at once, and the phones are accessible one week later.

Nonetheless, we discovered that one of Apple’s screen suppliers was having manufacturing issues. Despite the semiconductor scarcity and multiple confinements in China, Apple would have been able to get ahead of schedule. Mass production should begin on time, if not a little early.

WHAT DESIGN CHANGES FOR THE IPHONE 14?

 

It’s been a few years since the iPhone’s design stagnated, with no substantial evolution iteration after iteration. With the iPhone 14, Apple should finally revisit the design of its mobile devices. The chassis of the iPhone 14 Pro would be made of titanium rather than steel. Although as robust as steel, this material is lighter and may aid in device weight reduction. Apple would create a chemical treatment to protect this easily scratched material. The Cupertino company already employs titanium on its Apple Watch, which is more expensive than steel.

The essential revolution, though, should be eradicating the infamous notch. When reduced in width on the iPhone 13, it should eventually vanish. The notch would be replaced with a punch embedded into the screen, as has been done for some time on Android. LG would sign the screen.

However, another leak revealed that the punch would eventually be in the shape of a pill, and apple may eventually choose both at the same time. To differentiate itself from the competition, the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max would include a pill and a punch at the top of the screen.

 

This evolution would benefit only the iPhone 14 Pro, while the iPhone 14 would retain the notch. Unfortunately, the screen of the iPhone 14 will stay mostly unchanged from previous generations, employing an LTPS display with a maximum refresh rate of 60 Hz. If you want a substantial change, you’ll have to pay a little extra for the Pro models.

According to recent renderings, the ultra-visible block will return. Despite European Union pressure, the volume buttons on edge would become round, and the charging connector would return to Lightning rather than a USB-C connection. However, we learned that the lightning port on this year’s 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max models would be similar to a USB 3.0 standard, allowing data to be transferred at any speed up to 5 Gbps or 640 MB/s.

Apple is also working on a fingerprint reader under the screen to resurrect TouchID and provide users with an alternative biometric identification solution to Face ID. This technology should be missing from the iPhone 14 and perhaps accessible with the iPhone 15.

 

WHAT SCREEN SIZE FOR THE IPHONE 14?

 

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If four models are anticipated, Apple’s offer regarding the screen on the series’ mobiles will be extremely apparent. The iPhone 14 and 14 Pro would feature a 6.1-inch slab, while the iPhone 14 Max and 14 Pro Max would have a 6.7-inch screen.

All will have an OLED display, though not necessarily the same technology. The iPhone 14 Pro will have the same right as the iPhone 13 Pro to an LTPO screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. However, the iPhone 14 will not be updated and will have to settle with LTPS with a refresh rate of 60 Hz.

 

WHAT PERFORMANCE TO EXPECT FROM THE IPHONE 14?

 

Minor disappointment for the iPhone 14, Apple will not offer a chip engraved in a 3 nm thinness. Indeed, its supplier TSMC is behind in its usual schedule, making an A16 Bionic 3 nm SoC impossible in September 2022. Usually, the foundryman of the Taiwanese company will finish developing its chips in the spring, in April or May, but the next generation will have to wait until the second half of the year. This means that it will not be able to produce enough 3nm chips to equip all of Apple’s smartphones, which sell tens of millions of units each year. As a result, the first smartphones equipped with a 3nm chip will be Android, via the Qualcomm SoC manufactured by Samsung, which will succeed the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

The A16 Bionic will probably be based on the same 5nm+ architecture as the A15 Bionic chip. We expect a slight performance improvement, but we will see some changes in the processor cores. As a reminder, Apple’s CPU chips have six cores: two more powerful ones for the heaviest tasks and four more powerful ones for the most complex tasks.

Modest for basic tasks. On the A14 and A15 Bionic, the cores codenamed Firestorm and Icestorm was in charge. The A16 Bionic will switch to Avalanche (x2) and Blizzard (x4) cores. We should see a performance gain of about 20% compared to the previous generation.

This year, only the 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max models will benefit from the new A16 (or A16 Pro) Bionic chip, while the 14 and 14 Max models will make do with the same chip as the iPhone 13 A15 Bionic. However, it could be renamed A16 for the occasion, even if it is not a new chip. Analyst Kuo announced that all iPhone 14s would benefit from the same RAM this year, namely 6GB. Nevertheless, the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will use the new LPDDR5 memory, and the 14 and 14 Max models the LPDDR4X memory.

On the internal storage side, Apple would go even further than 2021 by offering up to 2TB of memory. Unsurprisingly, this amount of storage would be limited to the iPhone 14 Pro. To reduce the cost of this additional memory, Apple would adopt QLC (quad-level cell) NAND flash storage. Finally, we had learned that the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max models would benefit from 8 GB of RAM, a first for Apple, but this contradicts the report of Kuo.

 

IPHONE 14: WHAT AUTONOMY?

 

The iPhone 13 Pro Max is recognized as a leader in autonomy. We can expect the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max to enjoy perfect battery life, as their size allows them to be equipped with larger batteries. According to our latest information, the iPhone 14 will have better autonomy than the iPhone 13, thanks to a new 5G and Wi-Fi chip engraved by TSMC. This component would be much less energy-consuming than the one present in previous models, allowing Apple to increase the autonomy of the iPhone 14.

In addition, the iPhone 14 could be compatible with a new accessory that Apple intends to launch. Indeed, the Apple brand is preparing to launch a 35W adapter with 2 USB-Type C ports capable of charging two devices simultaneously, such as an iPhone and an Apple Watch.

 

WILL THE IPHONE 14 BE A GOOD PHOTOPHONE?

 

After the design overhaul, another Apple project with the iPhone 14 would be the camera. We have a 48 MP primary camera, up from 12 MP now and for ages.

We imagine that a 48 MP mode will be proposed to shoot photos in very high definition for the professionals who wish to make edition or photo printing and zoom far in the image without losing quality.

According to the latest rumors, this 48 MP sensor will also be used to shoot 8K footage instead of 4K for current models. But the iPhone 14 will likely default to shooting in 12 MP and use pixel-binning technology to merge four adjacent pixels into one larger one to capture more information and light for sharper, brighter shots.

As a result, the iPhone 14 will no longer need pixels as large as those used on the latest models. According to Ming-Chi Kuo’s information, the 48 MP sensor in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be 1/1.3 inches. This leads to a sensor area that is 21% considerably larger than the 1/1.65-inch sensor found in the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Due to the increase in megapixels, the individual pixels of the iPhone 14 Pro’s camera will be smaller, allegedly measuring 1.22 µm.

The iPhone 14 would keep an ultra-wide-angle module to complete the photo setup. In contrast, the iPhone 14 Pro will come with an optical zoom telephoto lens (perhaps with a periscopic lens) and a LiDAR radar.

 

WHAT WILL BE THE CONNECTIVITY OF THE IPHONE 14?

 

The Wi-Fi 6E standard would be supported by the iPhone 14. This comes as no surprise, given that Apple’s SoC will be coupled with a Qualcomm Snapdragon x65 modem that supports the technology. Wi-Fi 6E has a larger spectrum at 6 GHz (between 5,945 and 6,425 MHz), incredible data speeds, and shorter latency. All iPhone 14 models will, of course, be 5G capable.

On the iPhone 14, Apple may eliminate SIM cards. Apple has begun informing carriers that eSIM-only iPhones will be available as early as September 2022, which might coincide with the iPhone 14.

Apple would release eSIM-only variants of sure of its iPhones. However, moving to eSIM-only would be out of the question for the time being. So why not? Because the technology is not yet universally supported by all operators, those who oppose it may opt not to sell the iPhone 14 and its versions. Because operator sales are still relatively high, Apple would want to give these partners the option of using eSIM or not.

Apple, like every year, is said to be introducing a satellite connection to the iPhone 14. To make calls and transmit messages, the smartphone would be able to link to a satellite network in low earth orbit. This option would only be accessible for emergency texts and calls when a cellular connection is unavailable, and the functionality would only be available in a few countries. Since 2019, Apple has been working on this satellite connection project for iPhones.

 

IOS 16: WHAT’S NEW WITH THE RELEASE OF THE IPHONE 14?

 

Like the iPhone 13, iOS 15 hasn’t enhanced the mobile operating system’s interface or functionality. In terms of phones, the significant shift should occur in September 2022 with iOS 16. The upgrade would not be available for the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, or the original iPhone SE.

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