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Apple's next range of high-end iPhones are expected in September 2022 and are rumoured to bring better cameras, a longer-life battery and a tweaked design. Read on for everything we know so far.

iPhone 14 rumours

As ever, rumours about a new iPhone were flying around online just moments after the release of the iPhone 13 back in late 2021.

The new iPhone 14, due in autumn 2022, promises to build on the design smarts of last year’s range, but with some key tweaks that will give Apple’s smartphone range an edge over the increasingly impressive competition from the likes of Samsung and Google.

From new screen sizes to the end of the much-derided notch, here are the rumours you need to know about the iPhone 14.

Design

iphone 14 mock up

Image credit: @Rendersbyian

Apple last gave the iPhone a design overhaul in 2020, with the release of the iPhone 12.

The squared off, more industrial look was kept for the iPhone 13, meaning we should be due a new look in 2022 with the iPhone 14.

Initial rumours have focused on one major change, with Apple said to be finally ditching the screen notch which has been a feature of its phones since the iPhone X.

Instead, Apple is said to be priming a pill shaped cutout at the top of the iPhone 14’s screen to house its FaceTime tech, as well as the front-facing selfie camera.

This would mimic the much sleeker look which Samsung has opted for in recent years.

Round the back, Apple is also rumoured to be binning the protruding camera lenses, instead making the iPhone itself wider to ensure the lenses sit flush with the device’s body.

This would be a major shift as it would prevent lenses attracting damage when dropped. A wider frame is certainly a price worth paying for this change.

Screen

In recent years, Apple has opted for three screen sizes, with a Mini model to go alongside its standard, pro and pro max iPhones.

However, now it looks as if it will be ditching the Mini edition, following poor sales.

That means there will be a regular 6.1-inch iPhone 14, as well as 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro. These will be joined by an iPhone 14 Max and an iPhone 14 Pro Max, each with a 6.7-inch screen.

The Pro and Pro Max models are purported to come with ProMotion 120Hz refresh rates, although component supplies mean this tech may not be present at launch.

It’s also been suggested that only the Pro and Pro Max models will have the aforementioned notchless design.

Camera

The entire iPhone 14 range is set to see its ultra wide lens improve, while there is also an outside chance of a new periscope lens making an appearance.

This could mean 10x optical zoom as standard, although the tech is powered by Apple’s rivals, meaning Tim Cook and co may wish to wait until 2023 to create their own version.

It’s also rumoured that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will come with a main lens that packs 48MP, a huge upgrade on the existing 12MP found in the iPhone 13.

Throw in 8K video recording and Apple would have an iPhone camera to compete with the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S22.

Battery life

Apple rarely lets details of its iPhone batteries leak out. But the iPhone 14 could see battery life improve compared with the iPhone 13 thanks to a new 5G chip.

These would utilise Apple’s own tech rather than that of Samsung (as it does with its current models) and have lower power consumption, meaning less battery would be used up when connected to data networks.

In reality, that means battery life of well over 36 hours for the standard iPhone 14, with over two days for the larger iPhone 14 Max and more powerful iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

This all depends on the screen tech Apple loads the devices up with, however, as well as how its new A16 chip performs.

Specs

As always, the new iPhone 14 will pack the very latest Apple silicon. This time it will be Apple’s A16 Bionic chip.

Rumours suggest this will be a lot more powerful than the A15 on the iPhone 13 and dovetail with 6GB of RAM in the regular iPhone 14 and 8GB of RAM in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

There’s also talk of satellite connectivity, designed to improve emergency contacts when cellular and WiFi networks are unavailable, as well as WiFi 6E, which will boost the iPhone 14’s AR and VR credentials.

The iPhone 14 Pro Max may also come with a colossal 2TB storage option, while some rumour mongers reckon Apple may even ditch SIM card slots altogether and introduce eSIM only models in 2022.

Release date and price

Apple traditionally releases its new iPhones in the autumn. You can expect the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro to launch somewhere between mid to late September 2021, before the devices hit shelves later that month or in early October.

Ongoing international supply chain woes could see delays, however. Unlike in 2020 and 2021, Apple should be back to holding its usual large scale iPhone launch event at its campus in California.

You can expect to pay upwards of £700 SIM-free for an entry level iPhone 14, rising to over £1,500 for a top-end iPhone 14 Pro Max.

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