The latest report from JPMorgan Chase predicts that Apple will launch the iPhone 14 series in the second half of 2022. While we are still waiting for the iPhone 13 to launch in a few month’s time, reports on the iPhone 14 are hitting the web. There will be a significant upgrade between the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14. According to recent reports, the body of the iPhone 14 Pro models will use a titanium alloy material. Furthermore, this material will be exclusively supplied by Hon Hai.
In addition, other models in the iPhone 14 series will use aluminum alloy and stainless steel frames. The stainless steel frames will be jointly supplied by Hon Hai and Jabil. In addition, Lansi and Luxshare are applying for certification. Furthermore, the aluminum alloy frames will come from Lansi and Jabil.
Apple will likely unveil the iPhone 13 series in mid-September. The company will release the iPhone 14 series in 2022. JPMorgan Chase claims that market rumors suggest that the iPhone 14 may return to using fingerprint recognition Touch ID. However, there are reports that these models will also retain the Face ID. Thus, there will be little adjustment in the supply chain.
While the iPhone 13 will use the 5nm Bionic A15 chips, the iPhone 14 series will probably use a 4nm Bionic A16 chip. The Bionic A16 chip will use TSMC’s 4nm, with Samsung 4nm, as well as Qualcomm X655G baseband. The high-end models will use 8GB of RAM, NAND Flash, and up to 1TB of internal storage.
According to reports so far, Apple will for the first time use the 120Hz refresh rate on the iPhone 13 series. It will use a dynamic refresh rate. This means that the screen refresh rate will automatically adjust between 1Hz and 120Hz depending on the usage scenario. However, we may not see this feature in the entire iPhone 13 lineup. Nevertheless, by 2022, the entire iPhone 14 series will support the dynamic refresh rate.
The iPhone 13 series will have a smaller notch relative to the iPhone 12 series. If this technology can continue to improve, the 2022 iPhones may have no notch at all. In addition, there is also news that Apple intends to cancel the mini model and only retain the large-screen model. In other words, the iPhone 14 series may only have two 6.1-inch and two 6.7-inch models. Considering the development cycle, and report on the iPhone 14 series is very tentative. We still have over a year before the iPhone 13 successor arrives. Thus, there is enough room for changes.