The iPhone 14 could see the most significant changes in many years. Here are the facts.

Apple’s new iPhones could be the most significant changes in many years. The iPhone 14 rumors continue to rise. All indications point to a new sleeker design, a faster A16 Bionic processor, and a sharper main camera. Touch ID may return.The iPhone 14 Pro models may see the most drastic upgrades. They are expected to have under-display FaceID and to get rid of the notch in favor of a punch hole front cam. They may also be able to connect via USB-C. The regular iPhone 14 line could see a major overhaul as the mini will be replaced by the new 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max.It’s clear to see why the iPhone 14 has been a top-rated phone in 2022. We’re sharing what we know so far about iPhone 14 and why it is expected to be the most popular Apple product of 2022. Also, we share our expectations for the new flagships.

iPhone 14 latest rumors (Updated February 10, 2010)

  • Analysts claim that the iPhone 14 will offer an eSIM-only version of the iPhone 14 in order to increase its appeal to business users and tourists abroad.
  • According to rumors, the standard iPhone models won’t get a 120Hz display. This doesn’t sound right.
  • The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max may have the option of removing the notch in favor of a punch hole or pill-shaped cutout that allows Face ID to be placed under the display.

iPhone 14 release date and possible price

No indication has been given about a possible release date for iPhone 14. We haven’t heard anything about a possible release date for the iPhone 14. However, based on previous Apple iPhone launch events we expect to see the iPhone 14 debut in September 2022.

It’s hard to predict the price. The iPhone 14 is expected to be the same price as the iPhone 13. It starts at $799 for a regular iPhone 13 and $999 if you get the iPhone 13 Pro. We don’t know if there will be an iPhone 14 mini, but we expect the larger 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max model to retail for $899.

The iPhone 14 Pro Max could be $1,099 and $999 respectively.

LeaksApplePro claims that the iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max could see a price increase. The phones will cost $1,099, $1,199, respectively. This is a $100 increase in price compared to the iPhone 13 equivalents. Anyone looking to purchase a next-generation iPhone 14 at a premium price will be disappointed by this significant jump in launch pricing.

We’ve put together a list of reasons why you should buy the iPhone 13 right away, rather than waiting for the iPhone 14.

iPhone 14 Max replacing iPhone 14 mini

Apple launched an iPhone 13 mini last fall, despite the iPhone 12 mini’s poor sales. The company is expected to revamp the iPhone 14 lineup in 2022, so the mini may be gone. To go with the regular iPhone 14, a larger iPhone 14 Plus and Max could be available. There would be two iPhone 14 models with regular sizes and two iPhone 14 models with larger screens.

Jon Prosser, a leaker, confirmed that the iPhone 14 Max would replace a mini-phone. It will have a 6.7 inch display and not come with any pro features. This means it won’t cost a lot. A larger, yet cheaper iPhone might be the perfect solution for iPhone users who are looking for bigger phones.

The biggest change to the iPhone 14 is not the one that’s being made. For all the most rumored differences, check out our iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13 comparison.

iPhone 14 design

Jon Prosser’s Front Page Tech video claims that the iPhone 14 will look similar to an iPhone 12 and an iPhone 4 combined with flat edges. These edges could have a mute and volume buttons, which would be a nod to the iPhone 4.

The sides of the iPhone 14 could be made of titanium. This could make it stronger and more durable than previous iPhones. While the back would retain its glass finish, but appear to have a satin-like finish,

A design change that could be in the works for the iPhone 14 is that the three rear cameras won’t protrude from its rear, but will now sit flush with its back. This could be possible, given the advances in lens manufacturing and camera sensor technology.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also commented on the iPhone 14 leaks. He claimed that the next Apple phone would feature a “complete redesign”, which will set it apart from the iPhone 13. The most significant design change in the iPhone 14 is the removal of the display notch and the replacement with a “hole-punch sized notch.”

These changes may be restricted to the iPhone 14 Pro models. DylanDKT, an Apple leaker, posted on Twitter that the iPhone 14 Pro models would have under-display Face ID tech. He also stated that the notch will be replaced by a hole-punch cutout.

How would that look? Jeff Grossman, a developer, created an iPhone 14 Pro mockup that featured a pill-shaped cutout for the camera to replace the notch. Some reports claim that Apple will opt for a more oval cutout than the current round-one phone manufacturers prefer.

Display analyst Ross Young gave this design more weight, noting that the iPhone 14 Pro will feature a pill-shaped cutout. Young said that a second circular punch hole cutout will be placed alongside the iPhone 14 Pro to hold the selfie-camera.

Another set of renders by The Hacker 34 on YouTube shows the iPhone 14 Pro without the notch. The renders also show rear cameras that are almost flush with the rest.

These are the four possible iPhone 14 designs Apple could use to get rid of the notch.

Display for iPhone 14

Expect a shakeup of the iPhone 14 range. We will reportedly see a standard iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro with a 6.9-inch screen, while an iPhone 14 Plus or iPhone 14 Pro Max could have a 6.7 inch display. There will be no 5.4-inch mini.

The iPhone 13 Pro Max and 13 Pro Max both have a 120Hz refresh-rate display. It would be wonderful to see all iPhone 14 models with such a screen.

According to a new supply chain rumor, the iPhone 14 Max (sometimes called the iPhone 14 Plus) is expected to have a 120Hz refresh rate display. LG is the screen manufacturer in this instance, although it’s not clear if the standard iPhone 14 will have a faster refresh rate or stay at 60Hz.

One report by The Elec states that at least one iPhone 14 model has an LTPS LCD display. This means that a 60Hz panel may be around. The idea that an iPhone 14 standard might not have a fast-refreshing display has been reinforced by subsequent supply chain reports.

A display that is always on would be logical for the iPhone 14, given its tipped status for the iPhone 13, but never made it to the iPhone 13.

iPhone 14 Touch ID

The return of Touch ID is one of the most important changes to the iPhone 14 compared to its predecessors. It will not be integrated into the power button but instead embedded underneath the iPhone 14’s screen, similar to many fingerprint sensors found on top Android phones.

A recent leak suggests that the iPhone 13 Pro models will include an under-display version of Touch ID. However, the leaker made it clear that this Touch ID take is still in testing and it’s not certain if it will be available to us.

In a separate leak, @PandaIsBald posted on Weibo that the iPhone 14 won’t feature in-display TouchID. The jury is still out as to whether or not the iPhone 14 will have under-display TouchID.

With iOS 15.4 allowing you to use Face ID to unlock your iPhone with a mask on and iOS 15.4, one of the main reasons for restoring Touch ID to the iPhone has been addressed.

iPhone 14 cameras

The rumors about the iPhone 14 cameras are starting to surface, and they’re getting quite interesting. Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst, suggests a 48MP main sensor in the iPhone 14 Pro models. This would be a significant upgrade from the iPhone 13’s 12MP camera.

Another leak suggests that both iPhone 14 Pro models will come with a 48MP main cam, along with a telephoto lens (and ultra-wide angle snapper), to support this rumor. TrendForce, a Taiwanese research company, supports the 48MP main camera rumor. This suggests that Apple still values megapixels, at least when it is related to its Pro phones.

We’re happy to see a larger main sensor, but we are particularly interested in a better telephoto lens. The iPhone is still behind the Samsung Galaxy S21. It would actually be quite neat if Apple took inspiration from the Galaxy S21 Ultra, and chose a secondary telephoto lens with a 10x optical zoom.

Apple has a patent that shows it is working on a periscope-style, zoom camera. This could be made available in the iPhone 14 or Pro models. Ming-Chi Kuo says that the periscope camera will not be available until the iPhone 15 in 2023.

iPhone 14 specifications, battery life, and charging

We have only a few details about the possible iPhone 14 specs. We are quite confident that the 2022 iPhone will use an Apple A-series chip design. The chip, which is likely to be the A16 will most likely offer significant improvements in processor and graphics performance over A15 Bionic that was rumored for the iPhone 13.

The iPhone 14 will feature a 4nm chip by TSMC. This would be smaller and more efficient that the 5nm A15 Bionic slated to be used in the iPhone 13. A recent report suggests that TSMC has a problem making smaller chips. This means that the iPhone 14 may stick with a 5nm chip. It will be the third time that an IPhone has gone three years without the same-sized system-on-chip.

We offer our opinion on an iPhone 14 4nm Bionic chip.

Apple may also make a 5G modem for the iPhone 14, following its acquisition of Intel’s modem business. Apple would have more control over the 5G performance as well as battery life.

For the iPhone 14 Pro models, this chip will be paired at least with 8GB RAM. This should provide these phones with a significant boost in performance. Apple’s efficiency and tight control over hardware and software has allowed its iPhones to beat Android phones that have less RAM. The iPhone is a performance powerhouse, and there is a good chance that it can do more with 2GB extra RAM.

However, analyst Jeff Pu predicts all four iPhone 14 models will have 6GB RAM. This seems odd to us.

We expect Apple to keep the storage options available for its iPhone 13 range at 128GB, and 1TB for Pro models.

According to rumours, the iPhone 14 will have a massive 2TB onboard storage. We are skeptical that an iPhone 14 will have this much storage. Samsung phones don’t offer it, and they have been generous with storage in the past.

Jeff Pu has a separate analyst note that states that the iPhone 14 Max and 14 Max will have 64GB storage, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max will have 256GB. This is plausible, but not as convincing as the former. It would have half the storage of the regular iPhone 13.

According to GlobalDate analyst Emma Mohr McClune, Apple may also launch an eSIM only version of the iPhone 14. This would increase the appeal of the iPhone among those who require dual SIM capabilities such as business users or overseas travelers.

iPhone 14 USB-C

The iPhone 14 will likely drop the Lightning port in favor of USB-C connectivity, according to a rumor. Prosser, as mentioned above, has doubted that this is the case. Other leakers, however, have praised the USB-C rumor and noted that the iPhone 14 Pro will include USB-C.

The European Union is looking to make device manufacturers adopt standard charging and cables by 2024. This could mean that the Lightning port’s days are over. Apple still has a large European presence. The jury is still out on whether Apple will make such an announcement in time for the iPhone 14.

Given that Apple’s iPads, MacBooks, and MacBooks already support USB-C connectivity we’d be happy to have it. Apple is known for sticking to its guns when it concerns the iPhone. We’ll wait to see if more rumors surface, but we won’t be able to predict.

iPhone 14 Software

If Apple keeps to its current pattern for over a decade, then the iPhone 14 will be launched with an updated version of Apple’s iOS software in the fall. We are currently on iOS 15 and the next version will be iOS 16 unless Apple drops numbers as it did with macOS.

We have not heard anything from Apple about its planned software updates for iOS 16 and it is unlikely that we will until the company’s annual developer conference which takes place in June. Apple is already very busy with the software front, as iOS 15.2 brought a lot of changes to iPhones in December.

iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 PRO

All rumors suggest that the iPhone 14 Pro Max and Pro Max may be in their own league. Because only the Pros will once again offer telephoto zooms, we believe that. The new iPhone 14 Pros will be able to offer Touch ID in-display, which would replace the notch with a punch hole display.

The iPhone 14 Pro models will also have a 48MP main camera, which is sharper than the 12MP one that was available for the regular iPhone 14. It is possible that the iPhone 14 Pros will only get USB-C connectivity, and not a Lightning port. For more information on the rumored differences, see our iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro Comparison.

Analyst Jeff Pu thinks that Apple could offer all four iPhone 14 models a 120Hz screen and that all four could have 6GB RAM.

iPhone 14: What we would like to see

The iPhone 14 rumors have been ranked based on their importance for Apple’s fall smartphones. Here’s a list of what we expect to see on the iPhone 14’s release.

A new design: Prosser’s renderings of the iPhone 14 show a very attractive phone. It’s not a significant change in Apple’s industrial design aesthetic. Apple has a reputation for making some of the most beautiful phones on the market. But we would love to see Apple push the boundaries in phone design. Perhaps the iPhone 14 range could include the iPhone Flip folding phone.

No Notch: We hope that the iPhone 14 will have a notch-less display. As long as it doesn’t affect imaging or Face ID performance, we’d love to see an under-display cam.

Touch ID We are quite confident that Apple will bring back Touch ID on the iPhone 14 even though it won’t be via an in-display reader. The side-mounted power button might have a Touch ID sensor integrated like the one found on the iPad Air.

Smarter features Although the Apple A-series chips are always a powerhouse, we would like to see Apple get more involved in the AI side of things. This is similar to what the Google Pixel 6 will do with its Tensor Chip. This will allow us to have a more responsive Siri that can compete with Google Assistant. It will also enable us to create smarter features that provide more intuitively the data and services iPhone 14 users need.

Killer camera capabilities We think the iPhone 13 Pro Max has one of best cameras phones, but we would like to see Apple improve its hardware and camera tech. The Pro Max is not far behind the Samsung Galaxy S21 U. We’d love to see Apple offer a camera experience and phone photography that is unmatched by Android competitors, making them more competitive with other Android phones. It would also help to catch up on zoom.

Roland Moore-Colyer

Roland Moore-Colyer, U.K. Editor of Tom’s Guide, focuses on news and features as well as opinion articles. He writes often about gaming, smartphones, laptops, and other hardware. He also has an interest in cars. Roland is often found out walking around London with a smile and a lot of curiosity when he’s not working.