As everyone awaits Apple’s September 7 event with bated breath, there are several rumors regarding the 14 edition of the iPhone that have been floating for quite some time now. So here’s a peek at some of the most popular ones.
As always, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are expected to carry the bulk of the new and exciting features, and tipsters and analysts have predicted three big features expected in the 14 Pro and Pro Max.
These include an always-on display; a 48-megapixel rear camera with a larger sensor; and a screen that gets rid of the notch in favor of smaller camera cutouts.
As far as cutouts are concerned, it is reported that the camera and speaker will have separate cutouts when the screen’s turned off but will form one long pill shape when it’s powered on.
A tipster told 9to5Mac that Apple will use the extra space between the two cutouts to more prominently display the privacy indicators for the camera and microphone, which users may be able to tap into for more information about what’s currently accessing them. 9to5Mac also said Apple may optimize its Camera app for its Pro devices by shifting some of its controls, like the flash and autofocus button to the top of the screen, with others housed directly beneath the cutout.
The phones will also get an upgraded A16 processing chip and potentially have two new colors: blue and deep purple. It’s also rumored to support a faster 30W charger, as well as start with 256GB of storage.
Coming to the non-Pro model, the biggest update is expected to be the introduction of a larger 6.7-inch display.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also indicates that the iPhone 14 (plus the Pro and Pro Max) may also have a better selfie camera that uses autofocus. Performance-wise, the base iPhone 14 will likely use the same A15 processor used in the iPhone 13 series.
Lastly, there are also rumors of the iPhone 14 coming with satellite connectivity, something users can take advantage of in emergency situations without cellular service.