iPhone 14 and 14 Max preview: All the rumors and leaks in one place
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will be released in September, and while the official launch is still some time away, there is already quite a bit of information about the upcoming iPhones. In fact, rumors of the iPhone 14 series began to surface in 2021, a few months before Apple launched the iPhone 13 series. While there has been a bit of back and forth about the new features that the next iPhones will bring, many of the upgrades have now been confirmed by multiple sources.
The iPhone 14 series will include four iPhones, just like the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series. However, one of the main innovations this time is the iPhone 14 Max model, which will sit next to the standard iPhone 14. This model will have a larger display and replace the iPhone mini. Apple’s iPhone 12 mini and 13 mini didn’t perform as well as expected, despite several requests from fans for a smaller iPhone. This gap was filled by the cheaper iPhone SE, and it made sense for Apple to meet the growing need for a more affordable smartphone with a large screen.
As always, Apple is expected to unveil its iPhone 14 lineup in the fall, specifically in September. The launch will focus on the new iPhones, but Apple is expected to announce other hardware as well, including the Apple Watch Series 8 and AirPods Pro 2. Apple’s fall events usually take place in the first or second week of September and are traditionally held on a Tuesday. The iPhone 14 series was originally expected to launch on September 13, but according to a Bloomberg report, this year’s event will take place on September 7, which is surprisingly a Wednesday. The event is usually held at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, and the live stream usually starts around 10:00 a.m. PT (1:00 p.m. ET). The phones are expected to go on sale from September 16, with the iPhone 14 retaining its predecessor’s starting price of $799.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max Design.
One of the biggest design changes expected in this year’s iPhones is the removal of the notch that houses the Face ID sensors and front camera. Apple is reportedly planning to adopt a unique notch for the iPhone 14, which includes both hole-shaped and pill-shaped cutouts. While this would certainly bring the iPhones much closer to an all-screen design, the bad news is that Apple is reportedly only bringing this change to the iPhone 14 Pro models. On the other hand, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max are expected to retain the same wide notch as the iPhone 13 series. In fact, both iPhones are expected to look almost exactly the same as the iPhone 13, retaining the angular frame and square-shaped camera module.
As for colors, the iPhone 14 lineup is expected to come in a new light purple color, tipster Jon Prosser of Front Page Tech reports. A separate report revealed all the color options for the iPhone 14 and 14 Max, which include green, blue, black, white, and red, in addition to the aforementioned purple color.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max cameras for Better selfies?
The camera of iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max are expected to retain the dual 12MP cameras seen on the iPhone 13. While there is talk of an improved wide-angle camera, the resolution will remain unchanged, unlike the Pro models, which are expected to get the main 48MP. cameras. This isn’t really a problem, given that iPhones tend to take excellent photos even with lower resolution cameras. Thanks to image processing and sensor updates, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max could still see a noticeable improvement in the quality of images, especially those taken in low light.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will be on par with the Pro models is the front camera. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, all iPhone 14 models could have autofocus for the front camera, which dramatically improves the quality of selfies. A wider f/1.9 aperture has also been tipped, meaning low-light selfies could also improve. In addition, it is expected to improve the quality of video calls and video streaming through the front camera.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max Specifications: Smaller performance jump
Apple usually upgrades the processor for its iPhone models every year, but in 2022 this will not be the case for the entire line. While the A16 Bionic chip is available, it won’t be available on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max. That means the base models in the lineup will stick with the same A15 Bionic chip seen on the iPhone 13 lineup. That said, tipster ShrimpApplePro claims the iPhone 14 and 14 Max will see some performance boosts over the iPhone 13 models thanks to the new 5G modem and improved interior design.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will get a RAM upgrade. According to a Trend Force report, the RAM will increase to 6GB, matching that of the Pro models. However, the standard iPhone 14 models will reportedly stick with LPDDR4X RAM, while the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will get the faster LPDDR5 standard. The report also says that the standard iPhone 14 models will be available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage variants. They will support mmWave and sub-6 5G networks.
In terms of screen sizes, the iPhone 14 is expected to retain the 6.1-inch display of the iPhone 13. On the other hand, the iPhone 14 Max is expected to have a 6.7-inch display, matching the size of the iPhone 14 Pro Max. . Previous reports suggested that all iPhone 14 models would have a 120Hz refresh rate, but that rumor has since been debunked by Display Chain analyst Ross Young, who attributes it to a lack of LTPO panels. It’s unclear whether the iPhone 14 and 14 Max will even get a 90Hz refresh rate upgrade, but now all signs point to another year of 60Hz displays for the standard iPhone models. In addition, Apple is said to be using the previous-generation M11 OLED panels for the iPhone 14 and 14 Max, with the newer M12 technology reserved for the iPhone Pro.
Software is one area where all iPhone 14 models will be on par, running iOS 16 out of the box. Apple first unveiled the latest version of its iPhone software at WWDC, and subsequent betas have given users a fair idea of what to expect. iOS 16 will bring new features such as a customizable lock screen, the ability to edit and unsend messages in iMessage, a battery percentage indicator, shared iCloud photo libraries, and much more.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max battery: Will it last longer?
Tipster ShrimpApplePro, who is known for finding leaks on Chinese social media platforms like Weibo, has revealed the battery capacity of all iPhone 14 models. According to the leak, the iPhone 14 will pack a 3,279 mAh battery, which is almost identical to the iPhone 13. iPhone 14 The Max has a much larger 4,325mAh battery, which was expected