It’s not long ago before Apple launched the iPhone 13. But rumors have given us some hints on what to expect from the iPhone 14 launch. Apple is expected to release the new brand in the third quarter (Q3) of 2022, and so many changes are expected in terms of design, specs, and more. Below is a round-up of all the iPhone 14 rumors we have gathered.
What will be the iPhone 14 marketing name?
Given the iPhone lineup, the iPhone launched in 2021, was branded the iPhone 13. The anticipation is that the new brand will be the iPhone 14. It’s not certain whether the company will return to the “S”, but rumors have it the release of the new iPhone in 2022 will be a groundbreaking release.
Although it remains to be seen, it will not be long before Apple abandons the numbers on the iPhone lineup entirely, and new iPhones are named based on such aspects as size or year. We cannot say this with certainty, we will have to be patient until 2022 to witness what the new iPhone will be officially branded.
Features & specs to expect in iPhone 14
- No notch
Perhaps the biggest design change to expect with the release of the new iPhone. To put it into perspective, the note design was first integrated into the iPhone X, and it hasn’t changed since then. Perhaps you’re wondering what the notch is—-the notch houses technology like camera and Face ID technology among others.
As reported by Ming-Chi Kuo, a reliable Apple analyst, Apple will forego the notch come 2022. Apple will introduce a “punch-hole design” —-Commonly used on many high-end Android flagships.
However, successful adoption of the technology is dependent on the company’s prototyping as well as production. Apparently, Apple’s ultimate goal is to bring the technology ‘punch-hole design’ to the high-end iPhones. I.e., iPhone 14 Pro Max.
To bring you up to speed below is the technology housed in the iPhone’s notch
- Infrared camera
- Ambient light sensor
- Front camera
- Proximity sensor, and others
In fact, the notch houses sophisticated technology, and we are curious to see how Apple will succeed in foregoing the notch in the new release.
- Touch ID
Earlier we hoped that Apple would introduce under-display Touch ID to the iPhone, but this hasn’t come to fruition. Recent rumors from Kuo have it that Apple has no choice but to delay this technology to 2023.
- The new iPhone 14 will not have a Camera Bump
The current iPhone has a projecting camera bump which is so because of the thin design of the iPhone.
Additionally, the protruding camera bump is necessitated by the thickness of camera components. However, Apple will drop the camera bump with the 2022 iPhone release by making it thicker.
Rumors had it that this feature would be introduced in 2021, but that did not happen. iPhone 14 will be completely wireless.
The new iPhone expected in 2022 will not feature a Lightning port. As a result, the iPhone 14 would support wireless charging. However, this change should be expected with the 14 Pro. The lower-end models might have to wait for a little longer-perhaps over the next few years.
- Screen sizes
According to Ku, Apple will release iPhones as follows: 6.1-inches & 6.7-inches. The most logical screen size could be the two low-end iPhones followed by the other two high-end models. Perhaps, many iPhone users still love the 5.4-inch form but it might be discontinued on the basis that Apple didn’t meet the expected sales.
What is the release date for the iPhone 14?
The release of the iPhone 12 was an exception. Its release was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But new flagships are announced and launched in September. iPhone 14 will be released sometime during the second half of 2022, reported Kuo. Rumors have it the iPhone 14 will be announced in September 2022.