This story is part of Focal Point iPhone 2022, CNET’s collection of news, tips and advice around Apple’s most popular product.

The rumored iPhone 14 could make its debut subsequent week at Apple’s “Far Out” launch event on Wednesday, Sept. 7. After almost a yr of ready, we have heard a slew of rumors in regards to the new iPhone lineup, from its doable release date and price to design changes and new camera features. We even received a take a look at its working system, iOS 16 — here is how one can download the beta now

Even with all the thrill in regards to the iPhone 14, Professional, Max and Pro Max, there are many questions nonetheless floating round. Will Apple raise the price for its upcoming iPhones? When precisely will you be capable to preorder and purchase the iPhone 14? How will it’s different from the iPhone 13? And what will it even look like

We cannot have definitive solutions till Apple’s huge announcement, however one factor is definite: Now isn’t the time to buy a new iPhone, particularly since Apple’s 2022 flagship is probably going so near its debut. We count on to see the Apple Watch Series 8 and probably a new Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Pro quickly, too. 

Whereas we rely down the times to the iPhone 14’s doubtless arrival, we’re persevering with to gather all of the rumors in regards to the upcoming iPhone. We’ll replace this story as new info turns into out there. In the event you’re in search of methods to move the time till Apple’s Sept. 7 event, try CNET’s list of the best places to trade in your old phone. Plus, here is each hidden iOS 16 feature we didn’t expect to find and the 22 iPhone tips that’ll make you a power user

An early render of the iPhone 14 is shown in the color white

Early renders of the iPhone 14 from Jon Prosser recommend a notchless design and flush digicam setup.


Jon Prosser

iPhone 14 lineup rumors: Will there nonetheless be 4 telephones?

We nonetheless do not know a lot in regards to the iPhone 14, however we have heard that Apple’s next lineup will nix the Mini and concentrate on bigger telephones as an alternative. A 2021 report from Nikkei Asian Review predicted the loss of life of the iPhone 14 Mini, and a research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo obtained by MacRumors additionally steered that the Mini was not lengthy for this world. Nevertheless, Kuo reported, the iPhone 14 lineup will still comprise four models, a “high-end” and a “lower-end,” with two dimension choices for every.

Whereas identify hypothesis is not as germane to the dialogue of Apple’s 2022 lineup because it was for unfortunate 13, rumors recommend a small shift in naming conventions, with an iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Professional, iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Professional Max, with “Professional” designating higher-end specs and “Max” referring to the bigger display screen dimension.

Learn extra: iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 13: Selfie Cameras May Get Biggest Overhaul in Years

iPhone 14 dimension rumors: How massive will screens be?

Apple’s final two iPhone lineups have featured the identical 6.1-inch dimension for the bottom mannequin, going as much as 6.7 inches for the Professional Max. In keeping with the identical Nikkei Asian Assessment report, Apple will persist with these sizes for the iPhone 14, however delete the 5.4-inch Mini. This rumor is corroborated by a March report from 9to5Mac. Studies confirmed sluggish sales of the iPhone 12 Mini, so it will be no shock ought to Apple retire the small telephone in 2022.

Though the scale of the following iPhone is predicted to remain the identical, the show bezels for the Professional Max are rumored to be 20 % smaller in comparison with earlier iPhone generations, in accordance with CAD renders shared by Twitter leaker ShrimpApplePro. This implies the display screen can be barely bigger. Nevertheless, it is essential to notice that this rumor ought to be taken with a grain of salt since ShrimpApplePro would not have an intensive monitor report to help their speculations.

Rumored iPhone 14 display screen sizes

iPhone 14 6.1 inches
iPhone 14 Professional 6.1 inches
iPhone 14 Max 6.7 inches
iPhone 14 Professional Max 6.7 inches
An iPhone sits on a wood table next to a coffee cup

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Launch date: When will the iPhone 14 go on sale?

Apple has set its subsequent launch occasion for Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. BST). The brand new iPhone is predicted to make its debut at this occasion, probably alongside Apple Watch Series 8

Though we now know the possible launch date for the iPhone 14, its launch date has but to be confirmed. However like different facets of the brand new iPhone, rumors can present a number of hints. A current Bloomberg report means that the brand new iPhone will go on sale Sept. 16

Apple holds its annual fall iPhone occasion in September virtually yearly, with the telephones being launched shortly thereafter, often the Friday of the next week. Generally Apple will stagger launch dates for particular fashions, particularly when introducing a brand new design or dimension. So it is doable that the iPhone 14 lineup can have a couple of launch date.

This is what we all know: 

  • Apple tends to carry its occasions on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Apple’s iPhone 13 occasion was held on Tuesday, Sept. 14, and this yr’s occasion is slated for Wednesday, Sept. 7.
  • iPhone launch dates are sometimes per week and a half after Apple’s bulletins. 
  • Usually, new iPhones are launched on a Friday, across the third week of September. For the iPhone 13, preorders started Sept. 17 and the telephones went on sale Sept. 24.

A number of years in the past, CNET took a deep dive into the Apple occasion timeline and emerged with a compelling Labor Day hypothesis, which you can read about here. Though our speculation was a week off for 2021, this yr it aligns with the date of Apple’s scheduled launch occasion. 

Learn extra: We Can’t Wait For These Upcoming Phones

iPhone 14 worth: How a lot will Apple’s 2022 iPhone price?

Apple did not make any main worth adjustments between 2020’s iPhone 12 and 2021’s iPhone 13. However with greater adjustments anticipated to be on the best way for the iPhone 14, it is cheap to imagine that Apple could increase costs in 2022. 

The brand new iPhone might even see a $100 price increase, in accordance with Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives. “Costs have been growing throughout the entire provide chain, and Cupertino must move these prices to the buyer on this launch,” Ives instructed The Solar. Kuo additionally estimates that Apple may increase the price for its new iPhone.

Nevertheless, different rumors recommend that the iPhone 14 will share the identical worth as final yr’s mannequin, or can be even cheaper. A Korean leaker who goes by the deal with yeux1122 suggests Apple plans to “freeze” the worth of the bottom mannequin of the iPhone 14. 

For reference, here is how a lot every model of the iPhone 13 lineup cost at launch.

iPhone 13 pricing

128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
iPhone 13 Mini $699 $799 $999 N/A
iPhone 13 $799 $899 $1,099 N/A
iPhone 13 Professional $999 $1,099 $1,299 $1,499
iPhone 13 Professional Max $1,099 $1,199 $1,399 $1,599

Digicam rumors: A greater front-facing digicam and extra for the iPhone 14?

Apple could have a number of digicam upgrades in retailer for the upcoming iPhone 14. Rumors say the tech large has chosen a new supplier for its front-facing camera to make a higher-end lens. In keeping with a report from Korean tech web site ET Information, citing unnamed business sources, South Korean provider LG Innotek will present the brand new selfie digicam for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Professional. 

Kuo additionally shared insights in regards to the iPhone 14’s potential digicam upgrades in an buyers word reported on by 9to5Mac simply after the iPhone 13 launch. Within the word, Kuo predicts a hole-punch entrance digicam, making the iPhone 14 notchless, in addition to a 48-megapixel wide rear camera for the Pro and Pro Max models, up from 12 megapixels on earlier iPhones.

Show analyst Ross Younger hypothesizes, nonetheless, that the iPhone 14 Professional and Professional Max can have a hole-and-pill shaped design to accommodate for the front-facing digicam and Face ID. The outlet cutout is believed to be for the Face ID dot projector, and the pill-shaped cutout holds the entrance digicam and Face ID digicam, in accordance with a January report from MacRumors. Supposedly leaked CAD renders of the iPhone 14, seen by 91mobiles, corroborate this rumor.

Kuo’s hypothesis relating to the digicam’s megapixel capability aligns with each a current analysis word from Haitong Worldwide Securities, additionally reported on by MacRumors, and a report from research company TrendForce. Each Jeff Pu and TrendForce hypothesize the 2 Professional fashions can be outfitted with a 48-megapixel broad lens. Pu, nonetheless, provides that the iPhones will sport a triple-lens rear digicam system with a 12-megapixel ultrawide and telephoto lenses along with the 48-megapixel broad lens. The analyst provides that the Professional variations of the iPhone 14 may sport 8GB of RAM, as effectively. (Compared, the iPhone 13 Professional and Professional Max have 6GB.) That is corroborated by a report from a Korean weblog that cites home provide chain sources, as MacRumors spotted.

iPhone 13 camera upgrades embody a brand new Cinematic modeProRes video and a few enhancements in zoom capabilities. We had beforehand reported on rumors that the complete lineup would function lidar, the iPhone 12 Pro’s standout depth-sensing feature, however lidar ended up making an look solely on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max in spite of everything. It is doable Apple may develop the function to its full lineup in 2022 as an alternative, however we have not heard something but. 

One other of the camera features we’re still waiting on is an improved telephoto lens. Whereas the iPhone 13 Professional’s zoom capabilities got a 3x optical zoom, it nonetheless pales compared to plenty of competitor flagships, together with Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra, which boasts a 10x optical zoom.

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iPhone 14 may have a digicam setup that is flush with the again of the telephone, nixing the chunky digicam bump.


Jon Prosser

Learn extra: Every iPhone 14 Feature I Want to See at Apple’s Next Event 

Design rumors: iPhone 14 is perhaps notchless… or will it?

YouTuber and iPhone leaker Jon Prosser (whose monitor report is admittedly spotty) made waves the week earlier than the iPhone 13 announcement by releasing renders he commissioned of the iPhone 14 Pro Max primarily based on “actual photos and schematics” leaked to him from purported sources at Apple. 

Prosser’s renders corroborate quite a lot of beforehand reported rumors, together with the notchless display and hole-punch camera beforehand reported by Kuo, and the iPhone 14 Pro’s titanium alloy chassis, which was first referenced in a 2021 report from JPMorgan Chase. We might been anticipating to see the iPhone 13 go notchless, however as an alternative we received a slimmed-down, but still very notchy, notch. Apple launched the world to the notched show in 2017 with the discharge of the iPhone X, and as rivals solved the selfie conundrum with hole-punch and under-display cameras, Apple nonetheless hasn’t, er, taken it down a notch. 

Learn extra: iPhone 14 Design Rumors

However Prosser’s renders appear to align with these earlier reports that Apple would lastly excise the iPhone’s notch in 2022. And Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman additionally hinted at its elimination in a September version of his Energy On publication, whereby he predicted a “full redesign” for the iPhone 14, whereas Younger says Apple may introduce a hole-and-pill shaped design for the brand new iPhone. This hole-and-pill show emerged in schematics on Chinese language social media web site Weibo, and have been later shared by Prosser. 

Those that’ve been crossing their fingers for a notchless iPhone since the iPhone 12 and had their hopes dashed as soon as again by the iPhone 13 can probably now sit up for a possible realization of their all-screen desires in 2022’s iPhone 14. 

Nevertheless, earlier than you get too excited, there is a chance that not all of the iPhone 14 fashions will get a brand new notchless design. MySmartPrice published supposed CAD renders of the iPhone 14 in March, depicting — you guessed it — a notch. However renders of the 14 Pro model published the day before on 91Mobiles do present a notchless show. If these rumors show true, it appears to be like such as you’ll must spring for the Professional in an effort to eliminate the notch.

An iPhone with a green display against a black background

A schematic of the iPhone 14’s show, shared to YouTube by Jon Prosser.


Jon Prosser

iPhone 14 says buh-bye to the digicam bump however will it preserve the Lightning port?

The opposite huge design change Prosser’s renders present is a flattened digicam bump. In keeping with Prosser, the iPhone 14’s physique goes to be a “thick boy,” thick sufficient, it appears, to embody all of the digicam {hardware} with out an annoying, protruding digicam setup on the again. Why is the iPhone 14 speculated to be so thick? Maybe to deal with a much bigger battery, and even the previously rumored periscope camera, which Kuo projected in 2020. Nevertheless, Kuo and famed tech leaker Max Weinbach have truly pointed to a thicker digicam bump within the 14 Professional and Professional Max.

Two prior rumors that will not pan out, in accordance with Prosser at the least, are the death of the Lightning port and the addition of USB-C (the EU may force Apple to add USB-C ports to iPhones, nonetheless). Rumors of a completely portless iPhone have been circulating for some time, however it seems these will not come true in 2022.

iPhone 14 coloration rumors: Pale gold, maybe?

So far as colours go, Prosser’s render colors weren’t primarily based on any precise info from his sources, apart from a pale gold coloration, which he claims to have seen proof of himself. Nevertheless, like all different rumored specs, we cannot know the true coloration choices for the iPhone 14 till it is launched.

Five iPhones in different colors sit side by side

The iPhone 13 lineup got here in a rainbow of recent hues.


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Rumored iPhone 14 options and specs?

This is every thing else we all know (and assume we all know) up to now in regards to the iPhone 14 lineup’s specs and potential new options.

An always-on lock display screen

Apple’s iOS 16 will embody an always-on mode for the lock screen, in accordance with Bloomberg. This function, nonetheless, could also be unique to the high-end iPhone 14 Professional and iPhone 14 Professional Max. 

Higher battery life

Apple’s 2022 iPhone may provide higher battery life, in accordance with a report from Taiwan’s Financial Each day Information (through MacRumors). That is stated to be because of a brand new 5G chip that would additionally present the brand new iPhone with Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. 

A bigger battery capability for every mannequin within the iPhone 14 lineup may additionally contribute to the higher battery life. In keeping with ShrimpApplePro, the usual iPhone 14 could have a 3,279-mAh battery, whereas the iPhone 14 Professional Max could sport a 4,323-mAh battery. 

Wi-Fi 6E adoption

The iPhone 14 could possibly be outfitted with Wi-Fi 6E, in accordance with a November word from Kuo, reported on by 9to5Mac. Nevertheless, the analyst says the elements wanted for Wi-Fi 6E could also be briefly provide. Apple’s rumored VR headset can also be stated to have Wi-Fi 6E

A16 chip

Earlier hypothesis was that the entire iPhone 14 collection would improve to an A16 chip, enhancing upon the last iPhone‘s A15 chip in step with Apple’s earlier sample. Nevertheless, Kuo predicted in March that the A16 will solely seem within the iPhone 14 Professional and Professional Max, whereas the 14 and 14 Max will preserve the A15. 

120Hz ProMotion show

All iPhone 14 models could include Apple’s ProMotion display, which solely the iPhone 13 Professional and Professional Max variants at the moment have. ProMotion boosts the display screen’s refresh fee for smoother efficiency, as much as 120Hz. That is extra hypothesis than precise rumor, primarily based on adjustments in Apple’s provide chain that will make it simpler for the corporate to supply the function throughout its subsequent lineup.

Younger, nonetheless, speculates that Apple will proceed to supply ProMotion shows exclusively to its Pro models. The analyst means that Chinese language producer BOE can be certainly one of Apple’s LTPO OLED show suppliers, however the firm would not have a big manufacturing capability proper now. 

5G connectivity 

Apple launched 5G connectivity to its iPhone 12 lineup and, unsurprisingly, included it within the iPhone 13 as effectively. There isn’t any purpose to imagine we cannot see 5G-compatible iPhone 14s, too. A 2021 report from Nikkei Asian Assessment additionally predicts Apple will “go all in on 5G” in 2022.

MagSafe equipment

Like 5G, MagSafe was introduced to the iPhone in 2020’s iPhone 12 lineup. The snap-on, magnetic accessories include wallets, battery packs and chargers, and it was certainly one of our favourite iPhone 12 options. The iPhone 13 can also be suitable with MagSafe, and we count on the identical for Apple’s subsequent era of telephones.

Satellite tv for pc connectivity

An 11th-hour iPhone 13 rumor through Kuo that did not come to fruition was the addition of satellite connectivity, which might enable customers to ship textual content messages through satellite tv for pc in areas with out mobile protection, at least in emergency situations, as reported by Bloomberg. Alas, satellite tv for pc connectivity is nowhere to be discovered within the iPhone 13 lineup, however maybe meaning it is coming within the iPhone 14 as an alternative.

Apple MagSafe battery pack on a purple iPhone 12

The Apple MagSafe Battery Pack on the iPhone 12.


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Keep tuned for extra iPhone 14 information because it comes out, and within the meantime, try CNET’s evaluations of the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini, and the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. Plus, here is how all four iPhone 13 models compare, how the iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 differ, whether or not it makes sense to buy an iPhone 12 or iPhone 11, and how all of Apple’s iPhones from the past five years stack up. And here is every thing to know in regards to the iPhone SE 2022.





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