Just a few days after the iPhone 13 series pre-order started, popular Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared some of his key hardware expectations for the iPhone 14 Pro model next year. According to him, the Apple iPhone 14 will come with a punch-hole camera as well as a 48MP wide-angle lens. The punch-hole display design makes that the iPhone 14 Pro will have a small cut-out for just its camera. This design will see the end of the notch era and the Face ID sensor may move below the display.
As for the rear camera, the 48MP wide-angle lens will be an upgrade to the 12MP wide-angle lens of the iPhone13 Pro model. Apple is expected to release the iPhone 14 series in the second half of 2022, in line with the usual release time. Ming-Chi Kuo also reiterated that Apple plans to release the third-generation iPhone SE supporting 5G in the first half of 2022.
In addition to the punch-hole design and 48MP camera, Kuo Ming-Chi also outlined his expectations for the iPhone. According to his previous claims, Apple will launch the first iPhone with an under-screen fingerprint sensor in the second half of 2022. However, he now expects these devices to arrive in the second half of 2023. This is due to the slower-than-expected development progress. For similar reasons, Kuo Ming-Chi also predicts that Apple’s first foldable iPhone will be launched in 2024. According to previous reports, the foldable iPhone should launch in 2023. However, this will probably not be the case.
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Apple iPhone 14 specifications
As of now, there is not much information about the iPhone 14 series. However, there is a leak of the alleged specs sheet of the entire series. This is the first information for this series and we can not authenticate the report for now.
The report shows that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro will use a 6.06-inch screen. However, the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max will come with a larger 6.68 inches display. In addition, the two basic versions of iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will use LTPS displays. However, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will come with LTPO screens. From this point of view, it appears that the iPhone 14 Max has a lower positioning than the iPhone 14 Pro.
In terms of core configuration, the iPhone 14 series will come with a new Bionic A16 processor. This chip is built with a 4nm manufacturing process. Except for the basic version of the iPhone 14 which still uses a dual rear camera setup, the other three models all come with a triple rear camera setup. At the same time, the main camera of the two high-profile models will be upgraded. We expect a 1/1.3-inch 48MP sensor, and there are reports that the new 48MP camera may be used for an ultra-wide lens.