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iPhone 14 Rumoured Release Date, Price, Specifications and all the Latest Leaks

Here's all we know about the rumoured iPhone 14 so far.

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The iPhone 14 is expected to be released on September 7, with Apple announcing a date for its major Apple September Event. But, with only a week till the big day, we already know what to anticipate owing to a continuous stream of iPhone 14 speculations.


The regular iPhone 14 should be very similar to the iPhone 13, with minor improvements in features and specifications over the existing variants. Along with the 6.1-inch iPhone 14, we're expecting a bigger 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max (or iPhone 14 Plus) with many of the same characteristics.


The iPhone 14 Pro versions are likely to include a larger redesign, eventually eliminating the iconic display notch in favour of a punch-hole and dual display cutout design. The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will also come with an enhanced primary 48MP camera and a new A16 Bionic processor, as well as a probable always-on display.


iPhone 14 Possible Release Date and Price

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You can stop wondering about when the iPhone 14 will be officially announced. Apple has scheduled an event on September 7, named "Far Out," and we've speculated on what it may imply for the iPhone 14.

Bloomberg, which accurately predicted the September 7 product launch, predicts that devices will go on sale on September 16. iPhone pre-orders are scheduled to begin on September 9, just a few days after Apple's announcement. In terms of pricing, the iPhone 14 Pro versions are expected to cost $100 extra, but will come with 256GB of storage as standard, rather than 128GB (this rumour has been contested by a more recent analyst report). As a result, the iPhone 14 Pro may cost $1,099, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max may cost $1,199.


Can Apple justify the $100 price increase for iPhone 14 Pro models? We've thought about what Apple may do to guarantee the iPhone 14 Pro provides decent value for money. The normal iPhone 14 is predicted to remain at $799 (a claim supported by Twitter leaker Dohyun Kim), while the bigger iPhone 14 Max is slated to cost $899. According to leaker yeux1122, we may even see some models drop in price, which would be a very nice surprise. When a new iPhone is released, it usually spells the end of the line for earlier iPhones, with the iPhone 13 mini appearing to be the most probable phone to be dropped from Apple's smartphone portfolio. As a result, we investigated which iPhones could be phased out when the iPhone 14 is released.

iPhone 14 Rumoured Specs


iPhone 14 Design

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Thanks to renderings shared by leaker Jon Prosser, we've been hearing clues of a design change for select iPhone 14 models since last year, right before of the iPhone 13 launch.


The basic iPhone 14 should seem similar to its predecessor; however, the iPhone 14 Pro variants are expected to look somewhat different. While the Pro versions will keep the flat edge design, the display notch is believed to be replaced with a pair of cutouts — one circular for the front camera and one pill-shaped for Face ID sensors. These accusations are supported by leaked supply chain images.


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Touch ID is not likely to be supported by any of the iPhone 14 versions. That won't be as bad as we thought, since with iOS 15.4, Apple has made Face ID capable of recognising a valid user even while they're wearing a mask. It performs admirably, implying that Apple may have avoided the necessity for fingerprint-centric biometrics.


Some schematics that show the iPhone 14 Pro models with a raised camera array being even bigger on the iPhone 14 Pro. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, that's because a larger module is needed to house a 48MP camera. From the renders we've seen, it doesn't look likely the standard iPhone 14 will get a set of cameras flush with its rear panel.



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A more recent tip appears to show off leaked mages of the iPhone 14 Pro, seemingly confirming a lot of the design rumours thus far. And we get a glimpse at the potential colours of the next wave of iPhones.

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While the Pro models appear to have the most fascinating design, the basic iPhone 14 will be joined by the iPhone 14 Max. This device is believed to have a larger 6.7-inch display, providing customers with a larger-screen iPhone without requiring them to pay a premium for the iPhone 14 Pro Max.


iPhone 14 Colours


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According to one source, there will be Midnight, Starlight, and Product RED colour options as normal, with the existing blue being replaced by a lighter sky blue.


A Chinese leaker said that, in addition to the regular Graphite, Silver, and Gold Pro iPhone hues, the new choice for this year will be a dark purple.


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A leak allegedly showing real-life photographs of an iPhone 14 Pro, or at least a fake version of it, provided us with another glimpse at the purple colour, as well as a new blue tint that's noticeably deeper than previous colours used in past iPhones.


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Meanwhile, new iPhone 14 covers reveal eight possible hues. While these leaks don't include official cases, considering how case makers like their designs to compliment phones, the colours may provide another hint as to which path Apple may follow with the iPhone 14.


iPhone 14 Cameras


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According to the newest speculations, the basic iPhone 14 will not receive a significant camera update, with a frequent Apple tipter suggesting non-Pro versions would retain 12MP sensors. However, if this is the case, we can anticipate Apple to have done some software work to boost the next-generation iPhone's photographic abilities, as well as equip iOS 16 with more camera-centric features.


According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, all iPhone 14 models will include an enhanced front-facing camera.

The largest camera changes, however, are expected with the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. A 48-megapixel primary camera might be in the works in order to take more detail-rich photographs with improved light management and hence overall quality. This would imply that megapixels are once again important to Apple. The ultra-wide camera on the iPhone 14 Pro is also expected to get an upgrade, with an upgraded sensor allegedly measuring 1.4 micro metres, a significant improvement above the iPhone 13 Pro's 1.0-micrometer pixels. Larger pixels capture more light, making the sensor more effective in low-light situations. And, given that Apple's September 7 launch event is titled "Far Out" and appears to have a space theme, perhaps Apple will highlight the new ultra-wide camera's ability to shoot outstanding astrophotography and night images.


iPhone 14 Chipset & Battery Life


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According to speculations, the iPhone 14 will retain the A15 Bionic chip, while the iPhone 14 Pro models would receive a new A16 chip (something the iPhone 15 series may also do too). However, we believe that the A15 Bionic is so strong that having it in the iPhone 14 will be beneficial, and that you should not disregard the ordinary iPhone 14 models simply because they lack a silicon update.

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According to current speculations, all four iPhone 14 models will feature 6GB RAM, up from 4GB on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. The basic versions, like the current iPhone 13, will reportedly use LPDDR4X RAM, whilst the Pro variants would purportedly use quicker and more efficient LPDDR5 RAM.


On the storage side, we expect Apple will stick with the storage options it offers for the iPhone 13, which start at 128GB and go all the way up to 1TB for the Pro variants.


According to GlobalDate analyst Emma Mohr-McClune, Apple may also release an eSIM-only edition of the iPhone 14. The move would increase the iPhone's popularity among customers who require multiple SIM capability, such as business users and travellers.

iPhone 14 Outlook

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Although we're still dealing with rumours and purported leaks in the run-up to Apple's September 7 launch, we already have a clear sense of what to anticipate from the iPhone 14 lineup.


Both the normal and Pro versions will be an advancement of what has came before, with the iPhone 14 Pro likely to receive all of the noticeable changes; see our early comparison of the iPhone 14 Pro Max vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max.


However, iPhones are built to last, and the regular iPhone 14 models should not be overlooked, as they are still likely to provide a superb iOS experience.


For what it's worth, we recommend that you hold off on purchasing an iPhone 13 right now and instead wait to see what Apple has in store.

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