iPhone 14, Apple's next-generation flagship smartphone is expected to be launched in the fall event of 2022. Apple is continuing its unusual launch cycle for iPhone 14 and is expected to release it later this year. However, just like every year, there have been tricky rumors and certain leaks regarding Apple products that give us a little hint of what we can expect with the Apple next iPhone 14.
In addition to this, it is not compulsory of all rumors and leaks turn out to be true before the device launch, but they do introduce certain highlights into the device. So, according to the sources, Since Independence Media explained some of the features that you can imagine regarding what Apple's next-gen smartphone could be like.
According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple could consider the mini version of the iPhone in favor of a Max-sized model. However, just like the previous years, Apple will continue the lineup by launching four models: a 'Regular model', 2 'Pro' models, and a New 'iPhone 14 Max'. So, according to this, iPhone 13 mini is the last model seen which Apple makes.
Unlike the iPhone 13 series, which offered a minor design improvement over the previous generation, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman predicts that the iPhone 14 series will be a "total overhaul."
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 series might do away with the phone's now-iconic notch, which the firm initially introduced with the iPhone X in 2017. According to Kuo, the iPhone 14 Pro will be the first iPhone to include a hole-punch camera cutout for the front camera rather than a notch.
In September of last year, before the debut of the iPhone 13, Apple leaker Jon Prosser posted renderings of what he said would be the iPhone 14. The rumored design resembled a supersized iPhone 14, complete with flush back cameras, a thicker body, and Titanium sidebands.
According to an iDrop news source, Apple is having difficulty manufacturing A16 and M2 processors. Both of these processors are manufactured using TSMC's 4nm process, but according to the rumor, Apple intends to focus more on M2 chips, so only the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Max Pro will remain to use the A15 chip. To avoid criticism, Apple will allegedly slightly alter the A15 processor and rename it as an A16 chip for the other phones.
The basic and Pro editions are rumored to have a 6.06-inch display with a resolution of 25321170. The Max and Pro Max might have 6.68-inch displays with a resolution of 27781284. Only the Pro Max will have an LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) display. Except for the cheapest model, all will have screens that support a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The entry-level model will have a 60 Hz LTPS (low-temperature polycrystalline silicon) display.
Apple expert Kuo also expects that Apple would convert to a 48MP main sensor rather than the 12MP that it has used for the past several generations. This might imply that the new phones would use pixel binning, in which several pixels are clustered together to act as one for improved low-light performance and details.
With a new 48MP sensor, the iPhone 14 series might be the first to support 8k video recording, a capability that Samsung's flagship Galaxy phones have had since the S20 in 2020. Previously, recording in 8k required at least a 33.2MP sensor, which Apple phones did not have.