Later this yr, in September, the world will flip its eyes to Cupertino, California, for the launch of Apple’s subsequent flagship iPhones. This yr’s occasion may very well be the largest for Apple in a very long time. In spite of everything, 2022 marks the fifteen years of the iPhone. However the principle draw at Apple’s fall occasion would be the arrival of the iPhone 14 collection, which is more likely to see an enormous change each when it comes to design and options. A number of rumours counsel that Apple will eliminate the notch from the high-end iPhone 14 Professional fashions, others say the tech large would possibly introduce the iPhone 14 Max, Apple’s iPhone 13 mini’s alternative. This yr, we made a wishlist of the options we wish to see on Apple’s subsequent iPhone.
No notch on the iPhone 14
Apple first added a ‘notch’ to the high-end iPhone X in 2017, changing the house button and TouchID for a TrueDepth digital camera and FaceID. The notch, regardless of many calling it a bizarre alternative at first, was truly a intelligent transfer. In spite of everything, Apple’s FaceID resolution is a lot extra complicated because it makes use of 3-D mapping expertise to get an entire overview of your face. Regardless of Apple shrinking the notch by 20 per cent on the iPhone 13, it nonetheless exists for some cause. The notch served its function but it surely’s time for Apple to check out a brand new resolution to implement a full-screen show on the world’s hottest smartphone. Apple may use under-display cameras which are already there on smartphones such because the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and eliminate the annoying notch utterly. Nevertheless, the expertise is way from good proper now. Rumours say the iPhone 14 may need a pill-shaped hole-punch design for its front-facing digital camera which is a chic resolution in comparison with the notch. That approach the show affords extra data throughout the highest of the iPhone 14.
Apple must determine it out abandon the notch on the subsequent iPhone. (Picture credit score: Shruti Dhapola/Indian Categorical)
The iPad Execs and MacBook Execs are already delivery with USB-C ports, so it could make sense for Apple to comply with the trade pattern and change Lightning with USB-C on the iPhone as nicely. Apple is understood for simplifying the consumer expertise. What is going on proper now could be that the iPhone feels disregarded, particularly when each Android smartphone, Nintendo Change and even a MacBook Air helps USB-C. As a consumer, you don’t wish to carry totally different cables and chargers. You need a single cable/charger that works with a number of devices. Apple can forgo USB-C in favour of a port-less iPhone. Given wi-fi charging is slower than anticipated, Apple nonetheless wants a devoted wired charging resolution for the iPhone. That leaves Apple with the one choice to introduce a USB-C port on the next-generation iPhone.
Convey ProMotion to all iPhone fashions
Excessive-refresh shows are usually not a novelty characteristic on smartphones nowadays. Each mainstream Android smartphone, whatever the value, comes with both 90Hz or 120Hz shows. In reality, some gaming smartphones together with Asus’ ROG Telephone have 144Hz shows. The iPhone, too, has a brilliant crisp ProMotion show however solely on its top-end ‘Professional’ fashions. That should change, beginning with the iPhone 14 collection. The iPhone 13 Professional lastly launched ProMotion aka 120Hz charge shows. ProMotion makes all the pieces easy. Animations and scrolling are extra responsive. Proper now, ProMotion is marketed as a luxurious characteristic however Apple shouldn’t prohibit ProMotion to its ‘Professional’ lineup of iPhones. Each iPhone ought to have a high-refresh-rate show.
An extended zoom possibility will profit photographers immensely. (Picture credit score: Anuj Bhatia/Indian Categorical)
A much bigger optical zoom lens
The iPhone 13 Professional Max is improbable, taking nice pictures in daylight in addition to low gentle. It has, the truth is, the most effective cameras on a smartphone. One factor that would make the iPhone, particularly the top-tier mannequin, distinctive is a much bigger zoom lens. Positive, the iPhone 13 Professional comes with a 3X zoom lens but it surely’s by no means similar to the Galaxy S22 Extremely’s 10X zoom lens. For a pro-mobile photographer, a zoom lens means that you can experiment with a scene with out bodily needing to maneuver both away from – or nearer to your topic. Though Apple has not confirmed it, it’s rumoured that one of many top-end iPhone fashions in 2022 or 2023 will characteristic a “periscope” lens. A periscope lens affords optical zoom capabilities, permitting for 5x or 10x capabilities. If Samsung can provide a much bigger and higher zoom lens on its premium smartphone, Apple may also improve the utmost vary of zoom lenses on an iPhone. Its high-time premium iPhone fashions have a much bigger zoom lens.
Is Apple not bringing the reverse wi-fi charging characteristic to the iPhones due to the failure of AirPower? (Picture credit score: Nandagopal Rajan/Indian Categorical)
Reverse wi-fi charging
One very helpful characteristic that Apple has not added to its iPhone but is reverse wi-fi charging. For years, Apple has been refraining from including reverse wi-fi charging to the iPhone, which might give Apple’s hottest gadget the flexibility to cost different units comparable to AirPods. Reverse wi-fi charging can be a pleasant characteristic to have on the go, permitting you to rapidly cost your AirPods or Apple Watch simply by putting them on the again of the iPhone. It’s nonetheless puzzling to see why this characteristic has not been made to the iPhone regardless of leaks and rumours prior to now. Whereas reverse wi-fi charging may very well be a pleasant add-on characteristic on the iPhone, one factor that shouldn’t be ignored is charging effectivity. Once you faucet two Apple units collectively for a brief period – effectivity must be excessive. With Apple rumoured to deliver the device-on-device charging functionality to the iPad Professional later this yr, we’re simply hoping to see reverse wi-fi charging coming to the iPhone within the close to future.