iPhone 14, 14 Pro / Max big exposure: specifications, price are here
Some analysts believe that the iPhone 14 series will be unveiled in September 2022. Although there is still a long time to go before the release, the explosive news about the iPhone 14 series has already circulated the network. For your convenience, the following is a detailed compilation of iPhone 14 series related news.
iPhone 14 series core configuration:
The earliest revelation said that iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will use the latest A16 chip. The iPhone 14 basic model will still use the A15 chip.
Recent news suggests that the iPhone 14 will come with a new chipset, most likely to be called A16 or A16 Bionic. according to Ross Young, a supply chain expert in smartphone displays, the chip will be manufactured using a 4nm process, based on the 5nm A15 Bionic upgrade from the iPhone 13. According to foreign media DigiTimes, the technology may be scaled down to 3nm.
However, we have recently heard that the 5nm process may be used again, as TSMC is reportedly having trouble producing to 3nm (or 4nm) technology.
It is also rumored that both the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will come with 8GB of RAM. So far, 6GB of memory is the most equipped iPhone. iPhone 14 base model will still come with 6GB of memory, but for the Pro model should be upgraded.
Industry sources speculate that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro may come with a 6.1-inch (or 6.06-inch) OLED panel with a resolution of 1170 x 2532, while the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max may come with a 6.7-inch (or 6.68-inch) 1284 x 2778 OLED screen. pro models have a 120Hz refresh rate, while other models have a 60Hz refresh rate.
Both Bloomberg Goodman and renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the iPhone 14 will replace the bangs with a perforated camera, and another tipster claimed that the camera cutout will be pill-shaped, which means it will be larger than a regular perforated camera.
According to Ross Young, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will have a "hole + pill" design, similar to an exclamation point, a claim supported by many people.
Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max could have a 48MP primary camera for the first time (the current model is 12MP), with a more prominent camera module on the back of the body. All iPhone 14 models except the base model are expected to have a triple-lens camera, presumably capable of recording 8K video.
The iPhone 14 Pro model may have up to 2TB of storage (the current maximum 1TB increase), and the base model will come with 512GB of storage.
Charging and battery:
Sources say that the iPhone 14 series charging port will move from the Lightning port to USB-C and that Apple is considering this port for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. This claim was met with skepticism by many and seemed unlikely.
However, according to an Apple patent, users will use MagSafe chargers instead of Lightning, and in addition, the European Union is pressuring Apple to adopt the USB-C port. Users will be surprised if Apple removes the Lightning port from the iPhone 14.
In terms of the battery, it seems that there will be improvements, with sources claiming it will be bigger than previous generations and the phone will become thicker due to the larger battery.
The iPhone 14 base model will reportedly cost $799 and the iPhone 14 Max will cost $899.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are expected to be priced at $1099 and $1199 respectively.
On top of that, some sources think we'll see Touch ID fingerprint recognition on the iPhone 14, which goes against the fact that Apple is no longer developing the on-screen Touch ID feature previously. Goodman has said that Apple is now fully committed to building Face ID, so it sounds like that won't happen, but if it does, it will probably come at the same time as Face ID, not replace it.
Another source said that under-screen Face ID will not be available in the iPhone 14 series. Previously, according to foreign media outlet TheElec, Samsung is currently developing new under-screen camera technology for Apple to use this feature in the next generation of iPhones. Ross Young believes that the under-screen Face ID technology may only be seen in the iPhone 16 series in 2024.