Apple’s flagship iPhone 13 series models are fantastic and the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max are still holding up nicely, but some of you might want to wait for Apple’s 2022 iPhone, presumably called iPhone 14.
If you’re thinking about upgrading your phone, you’ve got a ton of options to sift through. The iPhone 13 series represents the top-of-the-line, but Apple’s got plenty of other devices that are worthy of your attention including the iPhone SE 3, iPhone 12 series, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE 2, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.
And while many of you are going to be perfectly fine buying one of these iPhones, or a device outside of Apple’s ecosystem, others might want to hang around and wait for this year’s iPhone models.
Latest iPhone 14 news up to now
Apple is anticipated to offer four new iPhone 14 models in 2022, ditching the “small” type for a bigger “Plus” variant. The iPhone 14 will start at $799, like the iPhone 13.
The 2022 iPhones will supposedly include a hole-punch instead of a notch, camera improvements, satellite connectivity, and other modifications.
Apple is currently developing the iPhone 14 series, so plans might change before its release this year. There are good reasons to wait for the 2022 iPhones.
In this article, we’ll cover the greatest reasons to wait for the iPhone 14 and the best reasons to get another iPhone before its arrival.
Top 3 reasons to wait for the iPhone 14
1. Hole-punch design
If you despise Apple’s notch, you may be in luck since the corporation may redesign the iPhone.
The iPhone 13 series notch is narrower than the iPhone 12 series and preceding devices.
Analyst Ross Young expects the hole-punch design will arrive to all iPhone models in 2023. Young has repeated this position twice.
Korean journal The Elec said Samsung Display will help with production. The site states the new style will only be on Pro models, like Kuo. ETNews reports Samsung will provide iPhone 14 OLEDs.
The Elec says the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will use LTPO OLED panels with a hole-punch.
Apple allegedly tests iPhone 14 OLED screens before mass production. Mass manufacturing should start in July or August.
If accurate, the iPhone would be more like Samsung’s Galaxy phones, which have a hole-punch design.
The hole-punch is less intrusive than the notch, which should please notch-haters.
Jon Prosser published suspected iPhone 14 Pro schematics showing the hole-punch.
91Mobiles posted iPhone 14 Pro renders. The site claims they’re CAD leaks. They have circular and pill-shaped cutouts.
@dylandkt says the iPhone 14 Pro will have a pill-shaped camera cutout.
The iPhone 14 Pro design has been finalized, and trial manufacturing has begun.
Alleged iPhone 14 Pro Max CAD photos show smaller display bezels. Lower-end iPhone 14 devices should maintain the same thickness and bezel size as the iPhone 13 series.
We’ve seen renderings of the low-end iPhone 14 design. MySmartPrice renderings show an iPhone 13-like design.
The imaged gadget features a notch and the same back camera as the iPhone 13.
Leaked iPhone 14, 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max display panels confirm this.
Apple secured a patent for under-display biometric iPhone cameras, so it’s evident the corporation wants to remove the notch. When only.
iPhone 14 Pro will have 8 GB RAMIf you don’t like the iPhone 12 or 13, consider the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.
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2. More power and improvements
Apple always makes improvements to the iPhone’s performance every year, so you can expect some big changes in the iPhone 14 series.
You can expect the iPhone 14 models to have a better processor, which could make the apps run faster and the battery last longer.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that the only iPhones that might get Apple’s new A16 chip are the iPhone 14 Pro models. The A15 chip might stay in the standard models. Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, 9to5Mac, and TrendForce have all heard this, as has TrendForce.
It looks like this might also happen with new iPhones in the future. Ming-Chi Kuo thinks that the iPhone 15 Pro series and future models will be the only ones with the new processors.
- Read more: iPhone Air concept with M1 chip
ShrimpApplePro, who leaked the information, says that the non-Pro iPhone 14 models should still perform better than the iPhone 13 series.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks that a vapor chamber thermal system could be used in the high-end iPhone 14 models. Apple is reportedly testing the feature in a big way.
Kuo says that the high-end iPhone 14 models will need the thermal system because they will have more computing power and faster 5G speeds.
Taiwan’s Economic Daily News says that a new 5G chip could help the iPhone 14 series last longer on a single charge. It also says that the new iPhones will connect to Wi-Fi 6E.
Ming-Chi Kuo says that the iPhone 14 will, in fact, have Wi-Fi 6E. We heard that the iPhone 13 would have Wi-Fi 6E, but that didn’t turn out to be true.
We’ve also heard that the iPhone 14 Pro will have 8GB of RAM, which is the most RAM that any iPhone has ever had. This would also work for the Galaxy S22 from Samsung.
Kuo and TrendForce both think that they’ll really have 6GB of RAM. TrendForce also thinks that the iPhone 14 Pro will have the faster LPDDR5 RAM, while the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus will have the same LPDDR4X RAM as the iPhone 13 series.
Digitimes also thinks that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro will have faster RAM with 6GB.
As for the sizes of their batteries, a Twitter user named ShrimpApplePro looked through Chinese social media and found a report that shows what we could see later this year:
iPhone 14 series battery capacity
iPhone 14 Plus
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Apple might also add 120Hz Pro Motion displays to all of its iPhones in 2022. The feature, which came out for the first time last year, is only available on the iPhone 13 Pro models from the company.
Analyst Jeff Pu from Haitong International Securities also thinks that all of the iPhone 14 models will have displays that move at 120Hz.
We’ve also heard that at least one iPhone 14 model, and possibly two, might not have a 120Hz ProMotion Display. If that happens, at least one model will still have a display that moves at 60Hz. The most likely candidates are the basic iPhone 14 models.
Analyst Ross Young thinks that only the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will have ProMotion displays.
Young also thinks that Apple could update the iPhone 14 Pro models with a new screen, and that this update could lead to an always-on display.
9to5Mac found code in iOS 16 that seems to hint that the iPhone 14 Pro models will be able to stay on all the time. Even though these references don’t confirm the feature, it seems pretty clear that the new operating system is preparing for it.
The site found more proof in the iOS 16 beta, and the latest Xcode 14 beta also gives hints about the feature.
Mark Gurman of Bloomberg says that the iPhone 14 Pro models will soon have “always-on” support and “will be able to show widgets that show weather, calendars, stocks, activities, and other data while the screen stays at a low brightness and frame rate.”
A Chinese site called MyDrivers is spreading a rumor that Apple will release an iPhone 14 with 2TB of storage in 2022. Most of the rumors we have heard point to the same 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB sizes as the iPhone 13 series.
The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max are the first iPhones to have 1TB of storage, which helps with the new camera features.
Another rumor says that the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max will have a USB 3.0 Lightning connector that is faster.
Apple is reportedly planning to switch to USB-C next year, but the iPhone 14 models will still have Lightning ports. Kuo says that along with the iPhone 15, Apple will also switch other Lightning products to USB-C.
The European Union has reached an agreement that will force Apple to use USB-C on the iPhone and AirPods by 2024. Senators in the U.S. are also calling for a standard way to charge all phones.
3. iPhone camera better
The iPhone 12 series features excellent cameras, and the iPhone 13 series builds on that basis. However, it appears that the iPhone 14 will take things to the next level.
According to The Elec in Korea and other sources, Apple may include a “folded” telephoto lens in some iPhone 14 versions. If this happens, the iPhone’s optical zoom capabilities will skyrocket.
Apple has been granted a periscope camera patent, however some experts anticipate the technology will be deployed in 2023 rather than 2022.
Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst, believes that at least one iPhone 15 model will include a periscope lens in 2023. This modification would result in greater optical zoom.
According to a South Korean newspaper, “Samsung Electro-Mechanics would be barred from Apple’s supply chain for folding zoom camera modules for iPhones releasing in 2023.”
The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max feature 2x and 2.5x optical zoom limitations, respectively, but this new technology might bring the iPhone up to speed with Android handsets that can photograph at 10x without blur.
Korean publishing According to the Elec, Apple has secured a supplier for the periscope lens. It plans to start supplying Apple next year.
Ming-Chi Kuo predicts the iPhone 14 will have significant advancements including as a 48MP sensor on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, as well as 8K video capture. In newer study notes, he has reiterated this viewpoint.
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the 48MP sensor will be limited to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Jeff Pu, an analyst at Haitong International Securities, agrees. Pu anticipates that the iPhone 14 Pro versions will include a 48MP wide lens as well as 12MP Ultra Wide and Telephoto lenses.
TrendForce predicts that Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro variants will include a 48MP rear-facing Wide camera.
According to leaked iPhone 14 schematics, the camera bulge on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be bigger.
The “primary reason for the bigger and more obvious rear-camera hump” of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, according to Kuo, is that Apple is “upgrading the wide camera to 48MP.”
According to another source from the Chinese microblogging site Weibo, the iPhone 14 Pro versions would have a 21% bigger sensor, allowing the smartphones to snap more detailed photographs. Sony is expected to supply the sensor.
The alleged iPhone 14 molds, which were also discovered on Weibo, illustrate the probable sizes of the forthcoming 2022 iPhone models. They also give a close-up view of the camera bumps. Additional Weibo photographs of iPhone 14 covers and fake units based on leaked blueprints show them in greater detail.
Furthermore, Kuo believes that all four iPhone 14 models will include front-facing camera enhancements. He expects the gadgets will include autofocus and a larger /1.9 aperture. Kuo has published another article in which he details Apple’s plans for the front-facing camera.
Another story, this time from the Korean website The Elec, agrees. According to the report, Apple intends to employ a high-end front-facing camera with focusing on the iPhone 14.