There are still months until the iPhone 14 is set to release but here is what we can expect from one of the most anticipated phones of 2022. It is expected that Apple is set to release four new iPhone 14 models while ditching the iPhone mini.
The newest models are reportedly eliminating the notch in favour of a pill-shaped cut out alongside a second circular punch-hole sized cut out to hold the front facing camera.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo states the Pro models will offer these notch designs for the camera while keeping full Face ID functionality which would provide an almost full-screen viewing experience. The hole + pill design on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max would contain the camera that’s currently sitting behind the notch of the current iPhone models.
At this point in time, it remains unclear if there could be a possibility of Touch ID replacing Face ID.
While Apple was preparing for the release of the iPhone 13, it was tipped that the return of Touch ID would be integrated back into the models. When that didn’t happen, speculation rotated to the iPhone 14. This now no longer seems to be the case as most recent reports state that Ming-Chi Kuo anticipated the Touch ID would not be making an appearance until 2023.
Luckily, with the updated iOS 15.4 which allows Face ID to unlock your phone with a mask on which will hopefully keep users satisfied in the meantime.
No Camera Bump
The iPhone 14 models are predicted to convey the same design as the iPhone 13 but recent renders have shown a slight change to the camera. Youtuber and iPhone leaker Jon Prosser has stated that the newer models will be slightly thicker so that the back-facing cameras are flush with the phone. Current iPhone models feature a camera bump that protrudes past the base of the phone.
Camera improvements are a given. It’s not often Apple change their camera’s megapixel count. A leak proposed that Apple have been considering a 48-megapixel wide lens and 12-megapixels on the other two camera lenses. With the jump from 12-megapixel lenses on the current models, this means that with the iPhone 14 Pro models are able to shoot and record in 48-megapixel photos in dark situated areas. Analyst Kuo believes that with the improvement of image quality, the iPhone 14 will be able to enable 8K video footage which is a huge jump from the 4K which is offered to the current models.
With Apple discontinuing the iPhone mini, we are expected to see four types of the iPhone 14. The standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro will come with a 6.1-inch display and the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max to display a 6.7-inch screen.
With Apple discontinuing the iPhone mini, we are expected to see four types of the iPhone 14. The standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro will come with a 6.1-inch display and the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max to display a 6.7-inch screen. In the meantime, if you're after a new phone, check out PB Tech's Apple iPhone range, otherwise check out the full range of smartphones!