Apple iPhone 14 and 14 Max rumours: All the things we’ve heard

(Pocket-lint) – Apple could have already got introduced an iPhone in 2022, however that is not anticipated to be the one mannequin to look earlier than the yr is out. Don’t be concerned, the corporate hasn’t reverted again to Contact ID and ditched the Face ID fashions. As an alternative, these fashions are simply due a bit in a while.

There are anticipated to be 4 iPhone fashions becoming a member of the already introduced iPhone SE (2022). These are stated to be the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max, together with Professional fashions of those units. Sure, that implies that the iPhone mini may be useless for this yr.

We have lined off the rumours surrounding the iPhone 14 Professional and iPhone 14 Professional Max in a separate characteristic, however right here we’re specializing in the usual iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max. That is every part we’ve heard to date.

Launch date

  • 13 September 2022?
  • From $799/£779/€909?

Apple usually releases its new flagship iPhone fashions in September and usually on the second Tuesday of the month. That is been the sample for quite a few years – at the least it has been in the event you ignore 2020.

Assuming Apple continues with this technique, it’s doable the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max shall be introduced on 13 September 2022. After all nothing is confirmed as but, nor will it’s for a number of months, however that may be the date we’d pencil within the diary for now. 

If we’re proper, we would count on pre-orders to open for the iPhone 14 fashions on the Friday following their announcement, which might be 16 September, with availability then prone to be 23 September 2022. Keep in mind, that is simply guesswork for now although.

By way of value, we’d count on the iPhone 14 to begin across the identical ballpark because the iPhone 13, which is $799/£779/€909. We would then count on the iPhone 14 Max to value round £100/$100/€100 extra, just like the iPhone 13 Professional Max does in comparison with the iPhone 13 Professional, and because the iPhone 13 did in comparison with the iPhone 13 mini. Whether or not the iPhone 14 beginning value drops if there actually isn’t any mini mannequin this yr stays to be seen, although we doubt it will likely be by a lot if it does.



  • Notch
  • IP68 rated
  • Flat-edge design

The Apple iPhone 14 fashions are at present rumoured to observe the same design to their predecessors, with a notch on the high of their show. There have been a number of stories of the iPhone 14 Professional fashions providing a pill-shaped minimize out on the high of their show, nevertheless it’s instructed the usual iPhone 14 fashions will retain the notch we noticed on the iPhone 13 fashions.

A flat-edge design is anticipated once more for the iPhone 14 fashions, and it is prone to be an aluminium body with a glass rear relatively than stainless-steel and glass, which is what is probably going for the Professional fashions.

It’s also anticipated that the iPhone 14 fashions will provide an IP68 water and dirt resistance and are available a variety color choices. Some variations are seemingly in comparison with the 2021 fashions, although in the intervening time, it is not clear what. Based mostly on some moulds, it seems to be just like the rear digicam housing setup will look largely the identical because the iPhone 13 fashions.


  • 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch
  • ProMotion shows
  • No 5.4-inch mannequin

In accordance with the rumours, there shall be an iPhone 14 and an iPhone 14 Max in 2022, relatively than an iPhone 14 mini and iPhone 14. It is claimed the iPhone 14 may have a 6.1-inch show just like the iPhone 13, whereas the iPhone 14 Max may have a 6.7-inch show, which places it according to the iPhone 13 Professional Max mannequin and subsequently seemingly the identical measurement because the iPhone 14 Professional Max.

Stories counsel the usual fashions may get Apple’s ProMotion 120Hz refresh fee. There was initially some discuss of Contact ID being positioned beneath the show to work alongside Face ID, although more moderen rumours counsel that will not be the case this yr.

{Hardware} and specs

  • A15 Bionic, 5G
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB base mannequin?

It has been instructed that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will not get a processor improve for 2022, remaining on the A15 Bionic chip that powers all of the iPhone 13 fashions as a substitute of shifting to the A16, which the iPhone 14 Professional fashions are anticipated to characteristic.

Stories declare all iPhone 14 fashions may have 6GB of RAM and we all know they are going to all be 5G suitable given all iPhones, together with the entry-level iPhone SE (2022) have been for the reason that iPhone 12 fashions. 

By way of storage, with the usual iPhone 13 fashions coming in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB choices, it is seemingly the iPhone 14 fashions will provide the identical, although there have been some stories that the bottom mannequin may begin at 64GB.

All of the iPhone 14 fashions will little doubt run on iOS 16, which we count on to listen to extra about in June at WWDC, although you possibly can learn our separate characteristic on it for all the small print we all know to date.


There have not been an excessive amount of rumours surrounding the iPhone 14 cameras, although it’s anticipated they are going to have a twin rear setup, like their predecessors. 

The iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 characteristic a primary digicam and ultra-wide digicam however they miss out on the telephoto lens options on the Professional fashions, in addition to a few options. It’s seemingly the iPhone 14 fashions will even provide a primary and ultra-wide sensor on the rear however no telephoto sensor and we’d additionally count on that they do not provide all the identical options because the iPhone 14 Professional fashions.

For now although, the small print are skinny on the bottom.

Apple iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max rumours: What’s occurred to date?

That is every part we’ve heard concerning the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max to date.

20 April 2022: Apple iPhone 14 may get a entrance digicam improve

Trade analyst Ming Chi-Kuo has claimed the iPhone 14 fashions will seemingly all see a entrance digicam improve, with autofocus and a wider aperture of f/1.7.

19 April 2022: Leaked iPhone 14 case moulds showcase what Apple may launch in 2022

Moulds stated to be of the iPhone 14 fashions appeared on-line exhibiting an iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max alongside an iPhone 14 Professional and iPhone 14 Professional Max. There was no iPhone 14 mini mould.

11 April 2022: No redesign for iOS 16, however new options shall be introduced at WWDC

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman stated Apple’s subsequent software program construct – iOS 16 – is unlikely to see a whole redesign however it’s going to have new options, with a deal with notifications once more.

31 March 2022: Apple iPhone 14 will not have under-display Contact ID fingerprint sensor

Trade analyst Ming-Chi Kuo beforehand predicted Apple would ultimately make the transfer to supply each Contact ID beneath the show and Face ID, and whereas he did not suppose it could occur earlier than 2023, he then tweeted claiming he would not suppose it’s going to occur in any respect now.

21 March 2022: Apple iPhone 14 and 14 Professional show sizes and specs leak

Tipster Shadow Leak revealed the anticipated show sizes and a few specs for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Professional fashions.

14 March 2022: Apple iPhone 14 could not get a processor improve this yr

Trade analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed the usual iPhone 14 fashions will persist with the A15 chipset, whereas the iPhone 14 Professional fashions will transfer to the A16 chip.

23 February 2022: The iPhone 14 may need higher battery life because of new 5G chip

The iPhone 14 may get a fine addition within the battery life division, it has been reported, as a result of a brand new 5G chipset that it’d make use of, liberating up tiny quantities of house for an elevated battery capability.

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17 January 2022: Apple iPhone 14 and 14 Max may have 120Hz ProMotion shows

In a analysis be aware with Haitong Worldwide Securities (by way of MacRumours), analyst Jeff Pu says all 4 of the 2022 iPhones will include a 120Hz refresh fee show and 6GB RAM.

13 January 2022: iPhone 14 to characteristic distinctive twin cutout for digicam/FaceID?

In accordance with analyst Ross Younger, Apple will undertake a punch-hole system that contains of two cutouts: one pill-shaped and one spherical. It is also instructed that the smaller of these two cutouts won’t be invisible. In different phrases, it will appear like a sidewise ‘i’ minimize into the show. 

1 November 2021: Apple is engaged on a automobile crash detection characteristic for iPhone and Apple Watch

In accordance with The Wall Road Journal, Apple is engaged on a brand new characteristic for the iPhone and Apple Watch that may inform in the event you’ve been in an vehicle accident and robotically dial emergency companies for you. 

26 September 2021: Apple iPhone 14 shall be fully redesigned, claims dependable leaker

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman claimed the iPhone 14 would see a redesign, corroborating stories that the corporate many transfer to a punch gap digicam.

30 July 2021: Apple exploring under-display Contact ID and Face ID – and it may imply the notch is dropped for iPhone 14

Apple was granted a patent suggesting it’s exploring under-display Contact ID. Within the submitting, Apple particulars how the present iPhone design options the imaging sensor subsequent to the show, relatively than being embedded into it. The core of this patent, then, discusses how this imaging sensor might be joined with the show as a way to allow the subsequent iteration of Contact ID.

Writing by Britta O’Boyle.