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Step aside, iPhone 13. Apple is expected to announce a new addition to its iPhone family today. Ahead of the company’s “Far Out” launch event, industryprovided insight into the design, features and price of Apple’s impending new iPhone and how it might compare to its current flagship model, .
While waiting for the event, we ask ourselves questions: How much will theto improve? Will the iPhone 14 cost more? And what’s wrong with the notch anyway – is it the ? We’ve been sifting through the iPhone 14 rumors to find answers or at least get a better idea of what features Apple’s 2022 flagship phone may include. To be clear, none of these specs or features have been confirmed by Apple.
iPhone 14 design: goodbye, notch; hello cutouts
This one has persisted for years, but one of the biggest rumors has to do with the notch at the top of the display. After inserting the notch on thein 2017, Apple might finally drop it this year, but apparently only on Pro models. The company should swap it out for a smaller punch-hole camera in the Pro models, . A punch-hole design refers to a screen with only a small circular cutout for the front camera, as seen on a number of Samsung launches, including the and .
However, display analyst Ross Young predicts that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will receive two cutouts: a pill-shaped hole and cutout to accommodate the front camera and Face ID. Right now, the notch houses the components that make Face ID work, which means Apple may have to scale back all that technology to make a notchless iPhone a reality. Whether the next iPhone gets a cutout or two, the rumors we’re tracking indicate that members of the iPhone 14 lineup are going off without a hitch for the first time in five years.
Selfies iPhone 14: revamped front camera
Apple has made major changes to its rear cameras over the years, but the front cameras have been overlooked. That may not be the case this year. If the notch disappears, the iPhone 14’s front shooter may change visually with the addition of cutouts, but there’s also chatter about the camera system itself receiving a noticeable functional upgrade.
In a April tweet, Kuo said the entire iPhone 14 lineup will get a larger aperture (f/1.9), which should help the device take better photos at night, and an upgrade to autofocus. This all adds up to potentially the biggest upgrade to the iPhone’s front-facing camera since 2019.
iPhone 14 display: Pro models could add an always-on display
One of the biggestthe features Apple previewed were its revised lock screen. Set to launch in the fall as part of iOS 16, the lock screen , including weather, activity progress, battery levels, and your calendar. It’s a feature that pairs well with an always-on display – and it only makes sense that Apple is launching it via the upcoming iPhone 14.
A June report from 9to5Mac uncovered references to backlight management tools as well as hidden indicators for engineers that could allow them to test an always-on display on a. The always-on display is already found on many as good as . Instead of illuminating your entire screen like your lock screen does, an always-on display only activates part of the screen to save power.
iPhone 14 price: Pro models could cost $100 more
Apple hasn’t made any price changes between the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineup, but Wedbush analyst Dan Ivesfor iPhone 14 pro models up to $100. Currently, the iPhone 13 Pro starts at $999 and the iPhone 13 Pro Max at $1,099.
This is confirmed by Kuo, who recently said that he expects the average selling price of the iPhone 14 line to increase. The macro-economic environment also points to rising prices.while Apple continues to – both of which have driven up the price of doing business.
iPhone 14 size: same, but different bezel size for Pro models
Apple’s last two iPhone lines have featured the same 6.1-inch size for the base model, going up to 6.7-inches for the Pro Max. According to a report from Nikkei Asian Review, Apple will stick to these sizes for the iPhone 14 series, but will eliminate the 5.4-inch Mini. This rumor is corroborated by a. Reports have shown so it won’t come as a surprise if Apple ends up phasing out the tiny phone in 2022.
Although the size of the next iPhone is expected to remain the same, the Pro Max’s display bezels are said to be 20% smaller compared to previous iPhone generations, according to CAD renders shared by Leaked Twitter ShrimpApplePro. This means the screen would be slightly larger. However, it is important to note that this rumor should be taken with a grain of salt since ShrimpApplePro does not have an extensive track record to back up their speculations.