Recently, we learned that Apple won’t uncover the iPhone 14 mini this year. Thus, the new generation of the upcoming iPhone series will include only four models. They are the iPhone14, 14 Max, 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max.
Moreover, we know that the difference between the Pro and the non-Pro versions will be only the chips. The i14Pro models will come with the Apple A16 Bionic chips, while the non-Pro versions will still use the old good Apple A15 Bionic.
iPhone 14 Series Design
However, we’ve also heard that the non-Pro versions of the iPhone14 will continue to use the notch design. At the same time, the Cupertino-based company will use a more recognizable punch-hole screen design on the more expensive iPhone Pro series.
As talking about the appearance, prior to this, we have seen only a few hand-made renders of the phones based on current rumors and leaks. But today, a Weibo tipster, shared a photo of four iPhone 14 models. We understand that they do not reveal many features but we can take a look at the appearance they will adopt.
From the photos, we can see that the rear camera module of all four models occupies large areas of the rear panels. Moreover, we can assume that the selling points of this iPhone will vary from model to model. The one thing that they have in common is the straight-edge design.
In addition to the expected small-screen dual-camera iPhone 14 models, there are also large-screen dual-camera iPhone 14 Max and the small-screen triple-camera iPhone 14 Pro. Of course, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is still the absolute king.
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Well, we can even notice that the rear camera module used in the “Pro” version is significantly larger than that of the non-Pro version. In comparison to the current model’s 35.01mm width and 36.24mm height, it will be about 5% more. Thus, the iPhone 14’s width will be 36.73mm, whereas the height should be 38.21mm.
48MP Camera For The First Time
The iPhone 14 Pro series will be upgraded to a 48-megapixel 7P wide-angle lens. Though the camera will be upgraded, this improvement will make the camera bump thicker. As Max Weinbach has previously reported, the 2022 high-end iPhone camera bump is 4.17mm, which is 0.57mm thicker than that of the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The 48MP main camera used in the new iPhone will be a 1/1.3-inch sensor. It will have a unit pixel area of only 1.25µm compared to the 1.7µm of the iPhone 12 Pro Max. In low-light situations, the iPhone 14 Pro will use multi-pixel technology to achieve larger pixel sizes for better shooting results.
Samsung Will Supply Most Of The iPhone 14 Displays
Although the iPhone 14 Max may sport the same chip as the iPhone 14, the battery and screen resolution is expected to be improved.
The iPhone 14 Pro’s screen will be exclusively supplied by Samsung Display. At the same time, the iPhone 14 will have three suppliers: BOE, Samsung, and LG Display. Whereas the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max may both get displays from Samsung and LG Display.
Marketing Gimmicks In Hardware
In terms of chips, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously stated that in the iPhone 14 series, only two Pro models will be upgraded to the A16 processor. So the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will still be equipped with the A15.
In this regard, Ming-Chi Kuo explained that although TSMC’s high-end process supply is tight, this ought to be a marketing move. The cheaper iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will use the A15 chip to reduce cost pressure.
In addition, Ming-Chi Kuo also revealed that all four new models may come with 6GB RAM. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max use LPDDR5 memory. But the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will feature LPDDR4X.
It has been almost 4 years since the iPad switched to the USB-C interface. That’s why there were many rumors saying the iPhone will use it as well. However, iDropnews reported that the report, the iPhone14 series will continue to use the Lightning interface. What is even more commendable is that in order to facilitate users to export high-definition videos, the interface speed is expected to be increased to USB 3.0 level.
Interestingly, Apple has other plans regarding the data and charging port. It might never use a USB Type-C port and go to the MagSafe-based wireless technology. This will take some time. But we believe Apple will throw the cables away in the coming years.
Recently, LeaksApplePro rumored that Apple will stop production of the iPhone 11 after the launch of the iPhone 14 series. Although it has not been confirmed by Apple, this rumor sounds quite logical.