Don’t be bothered, The iPhone 14 is on its way ; Apple won’t want to miss a holiday sales opportunity. Rumors point to four new iPhone 14 models, including a higher-end model without a notch and one that’s $900 with a 6.7-inch screen.
Release date: When will iPhone 14 arrive?
There haven’t been any precise date rumors for the iPhone 14 yet, but recently, a Bloomberg report suggests the new iPhone will make its debut at a launch event on Sept. 7 and go on sale Sept. 16.
But Apple holds its annual fall iPhone event in September almost every year, with the phones being released shortly thereafter, usually the Friday of the following week. Apple will stagger release dates sometimes for particular models, especially when introducing a new design or size. So it is possible that the iPhone 14 lineup will have more than one release date.
Here’s what we know:
- Apple’s iPhone 13 last event was held on Tuesday, Sept.14. Apple likes to hold its events on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
- iPhone release dates are typically a week and a half after Apple’s announcements.
- In general, new iPhones are released on a Friday, around the third week of September. For the iPhone 13, preorders began Sept. 17 and the phones went on sale Sept. 24.
iPhone 14: price
There haven’t been any official news on the price of iPhone 14. But since the standard iPhone 13 starts at £779 / $799 / AU$1349, we’d expect the iPhone 14 to have a similar price.
The iPhone 13 debuted at £20 less than the iPhone 12 in the UK.
Others believe that the standard iPhone 14 could start at $799, the same pricce as the standard iPhone 13, which means the price rises would only affect the higher models.
If so, since two 6.7 inches models are expected, the bigger iPhone 14 Max could cost $100 extra, at $899 (about £650, AU$1200) while Pro model could also rise by $100, up to $1099. The iPhone 14 Pro Max could also get a $100 premium on the current iPhone 13 Pro Max, giving it a price of $1199.
iPhone 14 Specs and Hardware
There haven’t been any official word yet on how this iPhone will look, But the iPhone 13 was the first iPhone to give 1 TB models, so this will most likely be an option with the iPhone 14, too. We might even have some 2 TB options, but don’t expect to see that for a few years.
There are chances that the iPhone 14 would look like the current models in most ways. This iPhone is also expected to feature Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.
Something interesting to take note of about ports: in mid-2022, the European Commission announced a mandate for USB-C to be the standard port for smartphones. This won’t need to apply to iPhone 14 since the rule doesn’t start until fall 2024, but it could for any upcoming iPhone, depending on if/when they want to get ahead of it and start rolling out USB-C phones.
This might also be the year the iPhone goes entirely port-less. Whether this is what the majority want is another question, but a fully wireless iPhone will probably make its way into our homes at some point, and it could very well start with the iPhone 14.
Either that, or it will go entirely portless. In other words, iPhone 14 could mark the beginning of something significant: the last iPhone with a Lightning connector, or the first without a physical charge port at all.
According to MacRumors, The A16 Bionic chip in the iPhone 14 will be based on a 4nm process. For comparison, the iPhone 13 uses an A15 Bionic chip on the 5nm process, the same process as the iPhone 12.
According to Frequent leaker, who goes by ShrimpApplePro on Twitter, shares the battery capacity of every iPhone 14 model, but notes they are not confirmed yet.
- iPhone 14: 3279 mAh
- iPhone 14 Max: 4325 mAh
- iPhone 14 Pro: 3200 mAh
- iPhone 14 Pro Max: 4323 mAh
“iPhone 14” Features
The functionality and feature set of the iPhone is highly reliant on iOSupdates. Other than processor changes and camera updates, there are few alterations that can be made to the hardware that will fundamentally change how iOS operates.
Previously, Apple introduced features like Force Touch and Face ID that caused operating system features to evolve around them. For instance, swiping to the bottom from either corner around the notch will open different menus, something implemented around the existence of the True Depth sensor array.
Shortly after announcing the new iPhone, Apple will most likely start pre-orders on September 7.
Stay tuned!! for more iPhone 14 news as it comes out, and in the meantime.