The iPhone 14 is predicted to observe its normal launch cycle and get launched at a fall occasion later this yr. However similar to yearly, there was a gentle trickle of rumours and leaks that give us an thought of what to anticipate with the brand new gadget. Whereas not all leaks turn into true as soon as a tool is revealed, they do reveal fascinating insights into the gadget. Right here, we now have put collectively a few of these from sources which have beforehand confirmed to be dependable in an effort to think about what the following technology of the iPhone could possibly be like.
Apple iPhone Max as an alternative of an iPhone mini
In keeping with Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple may axe the mini model of the iPhone in favour of a Max-sized mannequin. However similar to in earlier years, Apple will proceed to launch 4 fashions: a regular-sized mannequin, two “Professional” fashions and a brand new “iPhone 14 Max”. This might imply that the iPhone 13 mini is the final mini “mannequin” the corporate makes.
A whole redesign for the iPhone 14
In contrast to the iPhone 13 sequence, which featured a really small design replace over the earlier technology, the iPhone 14 sequence is predicted to return with a “full redesign”, in line with Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had claimed that the iPhone 14 sequence may get rid of the cellphone’s now-iconic notch that the corporate first launched within the iPhone X in 2017. Kuo speculates that the iPhone 14 Professional could be the primary iPhone to have a hole-punch digital camera cutout for the entrance digital camera as an alternative of a notch.
In September final yr, forward of the launch of the iPhone 13, Apple leaker Jon Prosser had launched renders of what he claimed the iPhone 14 would seem like. The rumoured design appeared like a supersized iPhone 4 with flush rear cameras, a thicker chassis and Titanium sidebands.
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A16 chip not for all telephones in iPhone 14 sequence
A report from iDrop information had highlighted how Apple was struggling to fabricate A16 and M2 chips. Each these chips are created utilizing TSMC’s 4nm course of however the report means that Apple desires to focus extra on M2 chips and subsequently solely the iPhone 14 Professional and iPhone 14 Max Professional will proceed to make use of the A15 chip. Apple will reportedly barely modify the A15 chip and rebrand it as an A16 chip for the opposite telephones in an effort to keep away from criticism.
Apple iPhone 14 shows
The bottom and Professional variants are anticipated to function a 6.06-inch show with a 2532×1170 decision. The Max and Professional Max may include 6.68-inch screens with a 2778×1284 decision. Solely the Professional Max is predicted to return with an LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) show. All however the base mannequin will include shows that assist a 120 Hz refresh charge. The bottom variant will include a 60 Hz LTPS (low-temperature polycrystalline silicon) show.
A brand new digital camera system and 8k video recording
Apple analyst Kuo additionally believes that Apple will change to a 48MP major sensor as an alternative of the 12MP it has been restricted to for a number of generations. This might imply that the brand new telephones may reap the benefits of pixel binning, the place a number of pixels are grouped collectively to work as one for higher low-light efficiency and particulars.
A brand new 48MP sensor may additionally imply that the iPhone 14 sequence could possibly be the primary to function 8k video recording, a function that Samsung’s flagship Galaxy telephones have had because the S20 in 2020. This wasn’t beforehand doable for Apple telephones as a result of recording in 8k requires not less than a 33.2MP sensor.