Is iPhone 14 Coming Soon? Here’s What You Need to Know

Despite the ongoing demand for the iPhone 13, Bloomberg stated that the iPhone 14 might be released in less than six months. Here are the key improvements for the much-anticipated new iPhone.

The Body and its Design

The iPhone 14 model is highly expected to be similar to the iPhone 13, which will have the same flat-edged design. In Mac Rumors’s report, it is expected that there will be no design changes, and there will be a standard notch along with the exact same camera bump located at the back with the diagonal camera layout.

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This notch is expected to include a circular cutout for the camera and a pill-shaped cutout for Face ID. This will serve as Apple’s solution until it is capable of fully embedding the front camera and Face ID into the display itself.

According to Mark Gurman, a Bloomberg reporter on Apple, this feature could take at least three or four years away.

Meanwhile, Apple analyst Ming-chi Kuo predicted last month that there is a high likelihood for  iPhone 14 Pro to get a bigger rear camera bump than its predecessors.

Furthermore, it is speculated that there will be no iPhone 14 mini, with Apple offering two 6.1-inch iPhones and two 6.7-inch iPhones. As rumored, the camera bumps are about five percent larger.

Gurman noticed a pattern that iPhone models are likely to last for three designs. For example, iPhone 6 in 2014 moved to a three-year cycle for new hardware designs. After two years of introducing a new design, Apple will introduce an identical design, but the internals are upgraded.

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Here is the list of patterns provided by Gurman

  • When the iPhone 6 was released in 2014, it was followed by the iPhone 6s in 2015, which retained the identical design. The iPhone 7 was launched in 2016, debuting with updated antenna lines, a dual camera on the Plus model, and the removal of the headphone jack but still keeping the same basic look.
  • In 2017, the iPhone X was also revealed, followed by the iPhone Xs in 2018 with the same design as the previous year. But in 2019, iPhone 11 had a matte-textured back and a new camera system.
  • Currently, we are on the iPhone 12’s design cycle, which was introduced in 2020 and was still used in 2021 with the iPhone 13. It is expected that iPhone 14 will retain the design but will have some changes or upgrades.

It is also worth noting that in terms of displays, the iPhone 14 lineup will be changing its screen sizes.

The following are the current screen sizes of the iPhone 13 lineup.

  • 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini
  • 6.1-inch iPhone 13
  • 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro
  • 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max

Since the Max model became popular in China and the mini was not faring well, Apple made some changes to the sizes so that they could maximize sales.

  • 6.1-inch iPhone 14
  • 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max
  • 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro
  • 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max

The Pro and the Regular

The telephoto lens, lidar scanner, one additional GPU, ProMotion Screen, stainless steel edges, longer hours of battery life, and a 1-terabyte storage option will be available for the first time on a normal iPhone.

Furthermore, the wide-angle camera on the Pro models will have a new 48-megapixel sensor, although the non-Pro iPhone will only have a 12-megapixel shooter. The Pro phones will also use Apple’s new A16 chip, while the normal handsets may have the A15 chip from last year.

As of this writing, Apple has not announced an official timeline for the arrival of the iPhone 14, but Gunmar believes it will be available within the next five months.


Source: Techtimes