Although the iPhone 13 was just released, we’ve already heard a lot about the iPhone 14, Apple’s flagship phone set to launch in late 2022, with leakers providing likely specs and even unauthorized renders of the device.
Then, below, you’ll find everything we’ve learned so far, including information on a possible release date and pricing. And as soon as we learn more about the iPhone 14, we’ll update this story, so keep an eye on this space.
Given a result, we have a pretty clear picture of the iPhone 14 range’s shape – though we’d be extra dubious this close to launch, as there are still plenty of opportunities for things to alter.
On September 14, 2021, Apple introduced the iPhone 13, which would be available on September 24. While the iPhone 14 is unlikely to be released on those days in 2022, Apple usually announces new models on the first or second Tuesday in September, which would be September 6 or September 13 next year.
Then, on that week’s Friday, September 9 or 16, they normally go up for pre-order and ship the following Friday, September 16 or 23.
iPhone 14 Features
The most important information about the design of the iPhone 14 comes from a large leak, which includes unauthorized renders of the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
One of these is shown below, and it has a punch-hole camera rather than a notch, with the Face ID components probably hidden behind the screen. It also lacks a camera bump, with the lenses laying practically flat on the back – a feat that appears to be accomplished by making the phone thicker,
The back is semi-glossy glass, the volume buttons are circular, and the sides appear to be titanium rather than stainless steel, as in the iPhone 13 Pro Max. You can also see that a triple-lens camera and a Lightning port are still present.
iPhone 14 Design and Specifications
Of course, we’d take this with a grain of salt, especially because it comes from Jon Prosser, who has a shady track record, and another source has claimed that the iPhone 14 Pro series will still have a notch (although a smaller one) – potentially along with a punch-hole.
However, Prosser is frequently correct, and both Mark Gurman and Ming-Chi Kuo (two reliable Apple leakers) have recently stated that the notch would be replaced by a punch-hole camera.
Kuo also believes that there will be two 6.1-inch iPhone 14 models (a regular and a Pro), as well as two 6.7-inch iPhone 14 models (a Pro Max and a Max).
Another insider told us something similar regarding the design (Ross Young). Young has been talking about under-display Face ID in the iPhone 14 Pro range since June 2021, but he doesn’t seem as confident as Prosser, saying in September that under-display Face ID is still being worked on and isn’t final yet, despite the fact that it’s reportedly easier to achieve than an in-screen camera.
The iPhone 14 will also sport a 6.06-inch 1170 x 2532 OLED screen with a 60Hz refresh rate and 460 pixels per inch, according to Young. The iPhone 14 Pro is expected to have comparable screen specifications but with a variable refresh rate of 120Hz.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max is claimed to sport a 6.68-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 1284 x 2778 pixels, a refresh rate of 120Hz, and a pixel density of 458 pixels per inch. There will also be an iPhone 14 Max (which will replace the mini) with the same screen characteristics as the mini but a 60Hz refresh rate.
Another source claims that the two lower-cost versions will be limited to 60Hz displays, as is the case with the present lineup.
We’ve also heard that the Pro versions’ frames could be made of titanium alloy, which would match the leak above. This would most certainly be more durable than the materials used in current models, and according to this source, an iPhone 14 Max will replace the iPhone 14 small.