When did the iPhone 14 come out?

The iPhone 14 may be the tiniest change we’ve seen from Apple in a long time, but the iPhone 14 Pro could be the most significant, with reports indicating that the Pro models will be completely overhauled.

We’ve heard rumors of four new iPhone 14 types, with the Pro and Pro Max editions rumored to include new features including an Always-On Display, a higher-resolution rear camera, and a redesigned front camera cut-out, among others. This isn’t official, so take it with a grain of salt, but there’s a lot of support for what leakers are predicting.

We have a remarkably good picture of the iPhone 14 range’s shape – though we’d be extra wary this close to launch, given there’s still plenty of opportunity for things to alter.

However, current speculations point to a completely new design for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, as well as a completely new model named the iPhone 14 Max with considerable camera upgrades. Everything we’ve heard about the this phone so far, including a possible release date and pricing, is included below. And as soon as we learn more about the iPhone 14, we’ll update this story, so stay tuned. Leaks are already pouring in at an alarming rate, so keep an eye on this space.

The most recent iPhone 14 rumors (June 14th, 2018)

  • Supposed performance benchmarks for the iPhone 14 Pro give an idea of the computing capabilities of the more expensive variants.
  • All iPhone 14 models are expected to receive two big selfie camera enhancements.
  • We got a decent peek at the new phones’ likely design modifications thanks to a video of iPhone 14 fake units.
  • The iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max may face delays, but this should not result in a delayed release.
  • At WWDC, Apple showed off features that will be available on the iPhone 14 and other iOS 16-compatible devices. The iPhone 14 may gain an always-on display, according to code in the iOS 16 beta, however the feature is likely to be limited to the Pro models.
The most recent iPhone 14 rumors (June 14th, 2018)
The most recent iPhone 14 rumors (June 14th, 2018)

All rumors and leaks so far about iPhone 14

Release date

We were able to make a fairly decent bet at this even before the iPhone 14 release date speculations began to circulate, given Apple likes to unveil new models around the same time each year, generally at a special event.

On September 14, 2021, Apple announced the iPhone 13, which was released on September 24. While the iPhone 14 is unlikely to be released on those dates in 2022, Apple usually announces new models on the first or second Tuesday in September, which would be September 6 or September 13.

Indeed, one leaker believes the launch will occur on September 13, and if this is right, the release will most certainly occur before the end of the month.

However, there is a chance of delays. For a long time, manufacturing appeared to be on track, with trial production beginning (as of late February) and the engineering validation stage beginning (as of late March), both of which are on target.

However, since then, we’ve heard that Chinese lockdowns have slowed things down, with at least one iPhone 14 model reportedly being three weeks behind schedule. Apple is allegedly attempting to accelerate the process, but whether it will succeed remains to be seen.

Release date of this iPhone
Release date of this iPhone

Price

In terms of pricing, LeaksApplePro, a fairly reputable leaker, claims that three of the four iPhone 14 versions will see a price increase.

The basic iPhone 14 is expected to remain $799, while the new iPhone 14 Max will be $899. However, the iPhone 14 Pro could cost $1,099, a $100 premium above the $999 iPhone 13 Pro. The iPhone 14 Pro Max may also see a price increase, reaching $1,199. We hope this isn’t true because such a large jump in launch price would be quite painful to the wallet.

The normal iPhone 14 Pro will cost $1,099, according to a second leaker, Shadow Leak on Twitter (opens in new tab). As a result, it’s probable that the Pros will cost more this year. If you’re debating between the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 13, we’ve compiled a list of reasons why you should get the iPhone 13 now rather than waiting for the iPhone 14. (opens in new tab).

Price of this iPhone
Price of this iPhone

The iPhone 14 Max has taken the place of the mini iPhone 14 .

The iPhone small could be on its way out, as Apple is rumored to be reorganizing its iPhone 14 series for 2022. Along with the ordinary 6.1-inch iPhone 14, a larger iPhone 14 Max could be released. As a result, there will be two iPhone 14 models with regular-sized screens and two iPhone 14 models with larger screens.

This was further supported by leaker Jon Prosser, who stated that the iPhone 14 Max will be a substitute for a tiny phone, with a 6.7-inch display but no pro capabilities and consequently a high price tag. Given the demand for larger phones, a huge but more cheap iPhone might be exactly what iPhone enthusiasts are looking for.

Another leaker claims that the iPhone 14 will be available in two models, the standard and the Max. The iPhone 14 Max, in our opinion, will be a game-changer for Apple, and its rumored release should make Apple’s competitors anxious.

The removal of the iPhone 13 small isn’t the only significant difference between the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 13. All of the major rumored differences between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 can be found in our iPhone 14 versus iPhone 13 comparison.

The iPhone small could be on its way out, as Apple is rumored to be reorganizing its iPhone 14 series for 2022
The iPhone small could be on its way out, as Apple is rumored to be reorganizing its iPhone 14 series for 2022

Design

According to Jon Prosser’s Front Page Tech video, the iPhone 14 will resemble a hybrid between an iPhone 12 and an iPhone 4, with flat sides. However, those sides could incorporate a mute button and a group of rounded volume center buttons, reminiscent of the iPhone 4.

The iPhone 14’s sides are rumored to be constructed of titanium, making it tougher and stronger than prior iPhones, while the rear retains the glass surface but appears to have a satin-like sheen.

According to certain schematics, the elevated camera array on the iPhone 14 Pro is even bigger, and Ming-Chi Kuo claims that a larger module is required to house a 48MP camera, it doesn’t appear like the normal iPhone 14 will get a set of cameras flush with its rear panel.

According to a few reports, the iPhone 14 will finally get rid of the notch. However, it appears that only the iPhone 14 Pro will be notch-free, with a combination of a single circular camera cutout and a pill-shaped cutout alongside it for Face ID sensors. It’s also possible that the bezels have been lowered, making the display appear even larger.

The iPhone 14's sides are rumored to be constructed of titanium, making it tougher and stronger than prior iPhones
The iPhone 14’s sides are rumored to be constructed of titanium, making it tougher and stronger than prior iPhones

With what looks to be a leaked supply chain shot showing off the display panels for all four iPhone 14 variants, these claims gained further traction. While the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max appear to preserve the display notch, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max appear to have ditched it in favor of a pill-shaped cutout and a punch-hole camera or sensor.

MySmartPrice got CAD renders of the standard iPhone 14 in the same way as the Pro. The iPhone 14 Max is expected to have the same design as the iPhone 14 but with a 6.7-inch display. As you can see, these renders appear very similar to the iPhone 13 we now have. The notch is still smaller, and the rear cameras are staggered. In fact, it makes us wonder what the iPhone 14 will genuinely be different.

Max Weinbach, a well-known leaker, has provided supposed schematics for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Both show a phone that is 0.2mm thicker and has a greater camera bump. Surprisingly, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be similar in height and width to their predecessors, according to the schematics. The new hole-punch/pill-shaped cutouts are also shown in these schematics.

In the case of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, a recent leak appears to have divulged a slew of data about Apple’s upcoming largest next-generation flagship phone. According to reports, Apple will make a number of changes to the larger iPhone to make it more slimline, or at the very least one that gets the most screen space out of its display without sacrificing the sensor technology required for successful and secure Face ID.

A slew of data about Apple's upcoming largest next-generation flagship phone
A slew of data about Apple’s upcoming largest next-generation flagship phone

A collection of iPhone 14 mock-ups featured in an Alibaba video uploaded by Japanese site Macotakara shows all of the many design revisions. Not only can you notice the differences between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, but it’s also evident that the Pro models’ larger camera module will demand new cases.

We got another peek at some iPhone 14 dummy devices thanks to a video on iUpdate(opens in new tab). The iPhone 14 appears to be very similar to the iPhone 13 based on these unofficial models, with the majority of changes held for the Pro variants.

According to one source, Midnight, Starlight, and Product RED color options will be available as normal, with the existing blue being replaced with a lighter sky blue and a new purple option on the way. However, that leak has since been removed, making it difficult to assess its reliability. Regardless, this purple iPhone 14 Pro render by artist Souta(opens in new tab) demonstrates how this purple colour would appear in real life.

Display

The iPhone 14 lineup is expected to be shaken up, with a normal iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro sporting a 6.1-inch display and a probable iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max sporting a 6.7-inch display. So there will be no more 5.4-inch minis.

According to Shadow Leaks, the iPhone 14 will have a 6.08-inch (rounded up to 6.1-inch) display, while the iPhone 14 Max will have a 6.68-inch panel (rounded up to 6.7 inches). The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max have the same screen size. The Pro models, on the other hand, may grow somewhat in size (to 6.12 inches and 6.69 inches, respectively) due to redesigned bezels.

Given that the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max have a 120Hz refresh rate display, it would be fantastic if all iPhone 14 models had one as well, most likely using an LTPO panel or a variant of that technology.

Because of this panel technology, the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to have an always-on display. The ability to display notifications and material on a display without having to wake the phone up would give next-generation iPhones a feature that the top Android phones have had for some time.

While code in the iOS 16 beta appears to reveal an always-on display capability, the normal iPhone 14 is believed to continue with a basic lift-to-wake option instead. The iPhone 14 Pro, on the other hand, will almost certainly enable any always-on display feature thanks to its variable refresh rate.

According to a new supply chain report, the iPhone 14 Max, also known as the iPhone 14 Plus, would include a 120Hz refresh rate display. In this scenario, LG is rumored to be the screen manufacturer, though it’s unknown whether the normal iPhone 14 will gain a faster refresh rate or stick to 60Hz.

According to The Elec(opens in new tab), at least one iPhone 14 model will include an LTPS display, implying that the 60Hz panel will remain. Following supply chain rumors, it appears that the regular iPhone 14 will be without a fast-refreshing display.

However, according to a new rumor, the regular iPhone 14 models will have a 90Hz refresh rate display, which isn’t quite the zippy 120Hz we’d want to see, but it would be a significant upgrade over a 60Hz panel. Another source confirms the unflattering specs rumor.

According to a story in The Elec, Apple may drop BOE as an OLED panel supplier since the company allegedly cheated on the width of thin film transistors. Apple would therefore have to rely solely on LG and Samsung as partners.

Apple may drop BOE as an OLED panel supplier since the company allegedly cheated on the width of thin film transistors
Apple may drop BOE as an OLED panel supplier since the company allegedly cheated on the width of thin film transistors

Touch ID

The return of Touch ID is one of the most noticeable differences between the iPhone 14 and its predecessors. Instead of being integrated into a power button, the fingerprint sensor is expected to be buried beneath the iPhone 14’s display, similar to how many fingerprint sensors on the top Android phones are.

However, the jury is still out on whether or not this is true. Analyst Ming Chi-Kuo believes it will be a few years before an iPhone with Touch ID or under-display Face ID is released. This would have been a huge letdown, because having an option to Face ID is really useful during these mask-wearing times.

However, with iOS 15.4, Apple has made Face ID capable of recognizing a genuine user even while they are wearing a mask. It performs admirably, implying that Apple may have eliminated the requirement for fingerprint-based authentication.

The return of Touch ID is one of the most noticeable differences
The return of Touch ID is one of the most noticeable differences

Cameras

We’re starting to hear more about the iPhone 14 cameras, and the speculation is starting to heat up. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 Pro models would have a 48MP primary sensor, which would be a significant upgrade from the iPhone 13’s 12MP camera. The 48MP main camera speculation is backed up by TrendForce, a Taiwanese research organization, implying that megapixels are once again important to Apple – at least when it comes to the company’s Pro phones.

However, a reliable Apple source predicts that the normal iPhone 14 models would retain their 12MP cameras, with only the Pro models receiving a 48MP main camera.

Whatever the case may be, a larger main sensor will be appreciated. However, we’re especially interested in a better telephoto lens, as the iPhone currently trails behind phones like the Samsung Galaxy S21. In fact, it would be cool if Apple took a page from the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s book and included a secondary telephoto camera with a 10x optical zoom.

According to one Apple patent, the company is working on a periscope-style zoom camera, which could make its way into the this phone, or at the very least the Pro variants. Ming-Chi Kuo, on the other hand, now claims that the periscope camera will not come until the iPhone 15 in 2023.

According to a new report from Kuo, all this phone models will include an enhanced front-facing camera with a larger aperture (f/1.9 vs. f/2.2 on the current iPhone), six-part lenses (up from five-part lenses), and built-in autofocus. Together, they should aid in the capture of brighter photos and movies, while also making it easier to stay in focus and reducing visual distortions.

The 48MP main camera speculation is backed up by TrendForce, a Taiwanese research organization, implying that megapixels are once again important to Apple – at least when it comes to the company's Pro phones
The 48MP main camera speculation is backed up by TrendForce, a Taiwanese research organization, implying that megapixels are once again important to Apple – at least when it comes to the company’s Pro phones

Specs, battery life and charging

Apple may elect to only use the new A16 Bionic technology in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone Pro Max, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (opens in new tab). The year-old A15 Bionic would power the basic iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max, and now tipster Yogesh Brar has confirmed this dismal specs rumor, further extending the gap between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.

Another source, LeaksApplePro, claims that the iPhone 14 will be powered by an A15 Bionic processor rather than improved silicon, stating: “The A15 is being considered by Apple for use in non-pro iPhones later this year. The Cupertino-based corporation, on the other hand, intends to call it the A16 chip.”

Another story, citing anonymous sources, claims that the iPhone 14 will feature the same version of the A15 Bionic technology that powers this year’s iPhone 13 Pro models. According to teardowns, that processor has 6GB of RAM, but the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have 4GB of RAM. That would be an upgrade, but perhaps not the one we’d anticipate.

The new A16 Bionic technology will be exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, according to market research firm TrendForce(opens in new tab) (opens in new tab). This could be owing to the present processor shortage, but Apple could also be attempting to separate the normal and Pro iPhone lineups further.

If you’re curious about how much extra power the A16 could provide, some leaked benchmarks may provide some insight.

All four iPhone 14 models, according to Kuo, will have 6GB RAM, up from 4GB on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 small. The lowest models, like the current iPhone 13, will reportedly use LPDDR 4X RAM, while the Pro variants will allegedly feature quicker and more efficient LPDDR 5 RAM.

All four iPhone 14 versions are expected to include 6GB of RAM, according to analyst Jeff Pu.

On the storage front, we expect Apple will stick with its iPhone 13 storage options, which start at 128GB and go up to 1TB for the Pro models.

However, according Apple rumors, the iPhone 14 will include a massive 2TB of inbuilt storage. We’re suspicious of an iPhone having the largest storage on a smartphone to date, given that no Samsung phone offers it and Samsung has traditionally been liberal with storage.

According to a separate analyst note from Jeff Pu, the iPhone 14 and 14 Max will come with 64GB of storage, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max will come with 256GB. The latter is plausible, but not the former, because that would be half the storage capacity of an iPhone 13.

According to GlobalDate analyst Emma Mohr-McClune, Apple could possibly release an iPhone 14 with simply an eSIM slot. The move would increase the iPhone’s attractiveness among dual-SIM customers, including as business travelers and international travelers.

Apple could possibly release an iPhone 14 with simply an eSIM slot
Apple could possibly release an iPhone 14 with simply an eSIM slot

5G and satellite connectivity

Following Apple’s acquisition of Intel’s modem division, it’s feasible that the iPhone 14 may include an Apple-made 5G modem. This would likely allow Apple more control over 5G performance and battery life, although it’s possible that it won’t be available until the iPhone 15 next year.

According to reports, Apple is preparing to include a new 5G processor in the upcoming iPhones, which could result in lower battery usage while keeping decent performance. According to Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) has purportedly secured Apple’s 5G chip orders for the iPhone 14 series.

According to reports, the radio frequency chips are made using a 6nm manufacturing method, which could allow the provider to create a chip that is physically smaller, resulting in lower power consumption without sacrificing performance.

Additionally, a smaller 5G chip could allow Apple to fit a larger battery inside. As a result, the stated chip, when combined with improved power efficiency, could improve the phone’s total battery life.

Qualcomm revealed its new X70 modem at MWC 2022, which is a 5G modem. However, with a release date of late 2022, the iPhone 14 is unlikely to get the new technology, which is projected to be a significant upgrade over the current-gen X65 modem.

While we’re on the topic of connectivity, an old iPhone 13 rumor has surfaced, claiming that the device would be able to connect to satellite networks, allowing users to send text messages to emergency services when cellular networks are unavailable. Although that capability was not included in the iPhone 13, rumors now suggest that the iPhone 14 models will include satellite connectivity, as Apple seeks to improve the phones’ emergency capabilities.

Following Apple's acquisition of Intel's modem division, it's feasible that the iPhone 14 may include an Apple-made 5G modem
Following Apple’s acquisition of Intel’s modem division, it’s feasible that the iPhone 14 may include an Apple-made 5G modem

USB-C

Dropping the Lightning port in favor of USB-C has been a rumor for several iPhone generations, and for a time, it appeared like this would be the case with the iPhone 14. The iPhone 14 Pro was rumored to have USB-C connectivity, so it would seem logical that the normal iPhone 14 will follow suit.

Unfortunately, the iPhone 14 will most likely join the litany of Apple gadgets that were reported to switch to USB-C but instead continue with Lightning. Leaker Leaks are a type of leak that occurs when information about a ApplePro says that the iPhone 14 Pro models will not contain USB-C, instead opting for an enhanced version of Lightning with USB 3.0-like data transfer capabilities.

Ming-Chi Kuo now claims that a USB-C iPhone will be released in late 2023. In other words, the iPhone 15 may get USB-C, but the iPhone 14 will not, assuming he is correct. According to Bloomberg, 2023 will be the year of USB-C and the iPhone, with Apple testing devices and a new charger ahead of the iPhone 15’s release next year.

Dropping the Lightning port in favor of USB-C has been a rumor for several iPhone generations, and for a time
Dropping the Lightning port in favor of USB-C has been a rumor for several iPhone generations, and for a time

Software

The iPhone 14 will appear in the fall with a new version of Apple’s iOS software, assuming Apple follows the path it’s followed for the past decade. Because we’re on iOS 15, the next release is almost certainly going to be iOS 16.

Following Apple’s preview of iOS 16, we now know what features to expect on the iPhone 14. The updated software adds the option to modify Messages after you send them, adjustments to Maps and Wallet, a Safety Check function, and more, in addition to the ability to add widgets to the lock screen (a prelude to the always-on display support reported for the iPhone 14 Pro).

If you want an early look at the enhancements planned for the iPhone 14, you may download a public beta of iOS 16 in July.

The updated software adds the option to modify Messages after you send them, adjustments to Maps and Wallet, a Safety Check function
The updated software adds the option to modify Messages after you send them, adjustments to Maps and Wallet, a Safety Check function

iPhone 14 compared iPhone 14 Pro

Based on all of the current rumors, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max appear to be in a league of their own. We say that because telephoto zooms are expected to be available only to the Pros once again. But it’s also because the upcoming this phone Pros are expected to include in-display Touch ID, which would eliminate the notch and replace it with a punch hole display.

Furthermore, the iPhone 14 Pro models are likely to have a 48MP main camera, which is higher than the 12MP camera expected on the ordinary iPhone. Also, instead of a Lightning port, it’s probable that only the iPhone 14 Pros will feature USB-C connectivity.

The iPhone 14 Pro is expected to be driven by the A16 Bionic chip, while the iPhone 14 is expected to be powered by the year-old A15 Bionic chip. For more information on the rumored differences, see our this phone versus iPhone 14 Pro comparison.

Analyst Jeff Pu predicts that this time around, Apple will deliver all four iPhone 14 versions a 120Hz display and all four will have 6GB of RAM.

Apple will deliver all four iPhone 14 versions a 120Hz display and all four will have 6GB of RAM
Apple will deliver all four iPhone 14 versions a 120Hz display and all four will have 6GB of RAM

What we’d like to see

We’ve sorted the iPhone rumors in order of importance for Apple’s autumn phones. However, here’s an overview of what we’re hoping to see with the iPhone 14. Now that the iPhone SE (2022) has been released, here’s what the iPhone SE has to say about the iPhone 14.

  • A new design: Prosser’s renders of the iPhone 14 promise a phone that looks quite appealing. However, it isn’t a significant change in Apple’s industrial design aesthetic. Granted, Apple creates some of the most attractive phones on the market, but we’d like to see if the iPhone 14 line may contain the much-rumored iPhone Flip foldable phone.
  • No notch: The iPhone 14 could have a notch-free display, and we’re hoping that all of the rumors we’ve heard are true. We’d like to see an under-display camera if it didn’t interfere with imaging or Face ID.
  • Touch ID: Even if it doesn’t happen via an in-display sensor, we’re convinced that Apple will bring Touch ID back for the iPhone. Perhaps a Touch ID sensor, similar to the one on the iPad Air, might be placed into the side-mounted power button.
  • Smarter features: While Apple’s A-series semiconductors have always been powerful, we’d like to see the company invest more in AI, similar to what the Google Pixel 6 is planning with its Tensor chip. That way, we can compete with Google Assistant with a better, more responsive Siri, as well as smarter features that serve up the info and services iPhone consumers want when they want them.
  • Killer photography capabilities: The iPhone 13 Pro Max has one of the best cameras on the market, but we’d want to see Apple continue to improve its camera technology and hardware. The gap between the Pro Max and phones like the Google Pixel 6 and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra isn’t huge right now. We’d like to see Apple create a camera and phone photography experience that blows away Android competitors, forcing them to further up their photography game with their next-generation phones. Additionally, catching up on the zoom front would be beneficial.
We've sorted the iPhone 14 rumors in order of importance for Apple's autumn phones
We’ve sorted the iPhone 14 rumors in order of importance for Apple’s autumn phones

when did the iphone 8 come out

The official release date for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and Apple Watch Series 3 is September 22, 2017. Order each of these devices from Verizon starting at 3am ET on 9/22.

When you get the new Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) with Verizon NumberShare, you can use one phone number to stay connected to what matters, even when you leave the phone behind during an errand. For a limited time you’ll get the first three months on the $10/month NumberShare plan for free and waived activation and upgrade fees.

You can pre-order iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and order Apple Watch Series 3 beginning September 15 on the My Verizon app, online and in Verizon stores, and all will release in stores starting on September 22. iPhone X – the future of the smartphone – will be available to pre-order at Verizon on October 27.

 

 

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