Like every year, Apple prepares a new generation of iPhone. After the iPhone 13, quite stingy in news, the Californian brand is expected on the turn. The iPhone 14 must imperatively be distinguished by new features and improvements.
Several months before the launch of smartphones, a large number of leaks appeared on the web. These indiscretions increase a very complete portrait of the future flagships of the Cupertino giant. We take stock of what we already know about the iPhone 14.
A range of 4 iPhones
All leaks agree that Apple will debut four different iPhones this year. On the other hand, the Cupertino company would have revised the composition of its offer compared to last year. Disappointed by the sales of the iPhone 13 mini, the group would abandon the compact format. Very attentive to the market, and sometimes to users, Apple would replace the mini edition with a second Max version. This new variant should be distinguished by a 6.7-inch screen and a more content sale price.
We can still hope that the small iPhones are not dead, the iPhone SE is still in the catalog, and Apple would radically change its design in its next update. We could then imagine an iPhone SE that no longer looks like an iPhone 8, but rather a current iPhone mini.
In any case, the iPhone 14 range would be made up of a standard iPhone 14, an iPhone 14 Max, an iPhone 14 Pro and an iPhone 14 Pro Max. Apple would once again split its offering into two affordable models and two premium editions. With this approach, the brand hopes to appeal to a wide range of consumers.
a new design
With the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple would usher in a new design. The brand must make a cross in the notch inherited from the iPhone X. For the first time, the TrueDepth sensors needed for Face ID facial recognition will be housed in a hole in the screen. The leaks predict a double elongated hole in the form of a pill, whose width would be close to that of the iPhone 13 notch.
This new, more modern design would be reserved for the Pro editions. The standard iPhone 14 and 14 Max should be content with the same aesthetics as the iPhone 13. In the program of affordable editions of the range, we would therefore find the notch.
Obviously, the four models in the range would pick up much of the fundamentals introduced by previous generations. Apple is expected to reuse the flat, angular edges inherited from the iPhone 12 and the camera housed in a massive block.
Last point, the Lightning port would be back. Apple would not yet start the change to USB-C, scheduled for 2023.
Two chips and more RAM
The promo screen It was one of the main novelties of the iPhone 13 Pro. Thanks to LTPO (Low Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide) technology, the screen can adapt the display frequency to the user’s needs. between a session gaming and when playing a video, the refresh rate could fluctuate between 24 and 120 Hz on the iPhone 13 Pro.
Contrary to early rumours, it looks like the 120Hz display will be reserved for Pro editions again this year. We are also talking about an improved touch screen compared to 2021. The ProMotion screen of the iPhone 14 Pro would be able to stay at 1 Hz, like the screen of the Apple Watch.
This change would allow to propose a screen always active on iPhone Clearly, the lock screen could permanently display information such as the time, the weather or the latest notifications received. For its part, the cheapest versions will have to settle for a 60 Hz screen.always active on iPhone 14/14 Max.
Contrary to custom, Apple would trust two different tabs. In the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max we should find the new A16 Bionic chip. Still etched at 5nm by TSMC, the chip would offer better performance, especially from a graphics point of view. For its part, the iPhone 14 would be powered by an A15 Bionic chip. This is the same SoC (System on Chip) as the iPhone 13. Leaks claim that Apple has made some improvements to the chip over last year’s version.
On the other hand, all the models in the range would be entitled to 6GB RAM. Last year, Apple reserved the 6GB of RAM for the Pro editions. Again, not all variants would be created equal. While the iPhone 14 Pros would take advantage of LPDDR5 RAM, lower editions would end up with LPDDR4X RAM modules. Latest, LPDDR5 standard ensures more speed and lower power consumption.
Side Internal storage, Apple would offer 128, 256 and 512 GB in the affordable versions. The iPhone Pro would be entitled to 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB of memory. On this side, Apple follows the model of last year’s offer.
An improved camera
Finally, Apple would make serious improvements on the photography part. The leaks speak of the disappearance of the 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor from the iPhone 14 Pro. As a main objective, the group would focus on a 48 megapixel photo sensor. This new photo module should also allow you to shoot 8K video. As expected, the Californian giant would reserve the 48-megapixel sensor for the most expensive versions. On the iPhone 14/14 Max we expect to find a 12-megapixel main lens.
However, all models in the range should benefit from a new front sensor for selfies. The lens would be equipped with autofocus, which should greatly improve the quality of selfies.
A price hike at Apple
With the iPhone 14, Apple would once again increase the price of its smartphones. leaks speak of$100 raise on all models in the range. In the US market, the list price would range from $799 to $1,199. An increase applied in the United States obviously risks having an impact on prices in the rest of the world, particularly in Europe. Between the reality of rising manufacturing costs, linked to component shortages, shipping, the fallout from inflation, and the desire to spare (or for some to increase margins), Apple has many options to justify price increases. prices. They would be all the less surprising since the iPhone SE, an accessible family smartphone, saw its price increase by forty euros for its entry-level model last March.
Keynote address on September 13, 2022?
Apple usually introduces its new iPhones in early September. The opening speech is always organized on a Tuesday. Pre-orders start Friday. Smartphones hit stores a week later.
In 2020, Apple was forced to postpone the launch of its iPhone 12 due to the delay accumulated by its production lines. Some leaks suggest that the American group would again be forced to postpone the presentation this year. Lockdowns in China have recently slowed production of the iPhone 14. Meanwhile, other sources say Apple plans to play catch-up and a release date has already been set. would be the Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
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