iPhone 14: News, Price, Release Date, Specs, and Rumors

Everything we know, so far, about next year's iPhone

We don't have to guess that Apple will release a new iPhone every year, it's expected. And the iPhone 14 (if that's what it'll be named) is no exception. It's still a ways away, so we know only very little right now, but an early rumor is four new iPhones in 2022, a higher-end model without a notch, and one that's $900 with a 6.7-inch screen.

iPhone 14 Pro Max renders
iPhone 14 Pro Max renders.

Front Page Tech | Renders by Ian

When Will the iPhone 14 Be Released?

It's common for iPhones to be released in the fall. It's when the iPhone 13 was announced and began shipping out.

Lifewire’s Release Date Estimate

Our money is on September or October 2022. Past iPhone release dates point to something of a pattern we can assume will repeat next year.

iPhone 14 Price Rumors

The only reliable information we have this early about the price of this phone is from esteemed analyst and leaker Ming-Chi Kuo, who says that the 6.7-inch model is expected to be under $900. This is interesting, if true, since the iPhone 13 Pro Max, which is also 6.7 inches, starts at $1,099.

Since two 6.7-inch models are expected, one could be called iPhone 14 Pro Max and the other iPhone 14 Max, or something similar to indicate that it's larger than the 6.1-inch versions.

Pre-Order Information

Apple will most likely begin pre-orders shortly after announcing the new iPhone. Keep an eye out for an update on the release date above so that you can get in on the iPhone 14 pre-order as early as possible.

iPhone 14 Features

It's far too early to speculate on most of this phone's features beyond the fact that if it's released after the 2022 iOS update (which is likely), it'll ship out running iOS 16.

One other feature we might see in this phone, according to The Wall Street Journal, is car crash detection with automatic 911 calling. Apple apparently plans to introduce this for the 2022 iPhone and Apple Watch.

Crash detection uses data from sensors built into Apple devices including the accelerometer to detect car accidents as they occur, for instance by measuring a sudden spike in gravity, or “g,” forces on impact.

We'll keep this page updated as other details emerge the closer we get to next year's release.

iPhone 14 Specs and Hardware

Ming-Chi Kuo believes we'll see four sizes for the 2022 iPhone, but unlike previous years, there won't be a mini. Instead, Apple will presumably release two base models and two Pro models, in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch sizes.

We believe the growth drivers for the new 2H22 iPhones will come from 1) the potential for under-display fingerprint support (using Apple’s own technology), 2) the lowest price ever for a large (6.7″) iPhone (we expect it to be under USD 900), and 3) a wide camera upgrade to 48MP for high-end models.

Kuo later updated his assessment in September 2021, saying that Apple is delaying in-display Touch ID until 2023. Maybe it will arrive in the iPhone 15.

9To5Mac reported in early 2021 that Kuo believes the iPhone 14 will adopt a punch-hole display design. It's unknown yet if all four models will get this treatment, but he claims at least the higher-end, Pro models will.

iPhone 14 Pro Max renders
iPhone 14 Pro Max renders.

Front Page Tech | Renders by Ian

iPhone 14 Pro Max renders
iPhone 14 Pro Max renders.

Front Page Tech | Renders by Ian

The same notch-less display is shown in recent renders of the phone based on leaks obtained by Front Page Tech. Note that these renders don't reflect known iPhone 14 color options; they're colored this way just for variety.

As those renders show, the iPhone 14 looks to have round volume buttons. This is different from the iPhone 12's long, rectangular controls.

The iPhone 13 was the first iPhone to offer 1 TB models, so this will most likely be an option with the iPhone 14, too. By then, we could even have some 2 TB options, but don't expect to see that for a few years.

2022 might also be the year the iPhone goes entirely port-less. Whether this is what the majority want is another question, but a fully wireless iPhone will probably make its way into our homes at some point, and it could very well start with the iPhone 14. That said, the renders presented above do show the standard Lightning connector at the bottom like other iPhones, so this is unlikely (assuming the renders are accurate).

Something interesting to note about ports: In September 2021, the European Commission proposed USB-C as the standard port for smartphones in the future. This won't need to apply to iPhone 14, but could for whatever Apple releases the following year (likely iPhone 15). Either that, or it will go entirely portless. In other words, iPhone 14 could mark the beginning of something significant: the last iPhone with a Lightning connector, or the first without a physical charge port at all.

There's no official word yet on how this phone will look (it's not coming until 2022, after all), but chances are it'll resemble the current models in most ways. One exception we've heard, in addition to the punch-hole display, is that the high-end models will have a titanium allow chassis.

The A16 Bionic chip in the iPhone 14 will, according to MacRumors, be based on a 4nm process. For comparison, the iPhone 13 uses an A15 Bionic chip on the 5nm process, the same process as the iPhone 12.

As described by TSMC (Apple's chip making partner), 4nm/N4P is "a performance-focused enhancement of the 5-nanometer technology platform" that will allow Apple to "have multiple and compelling choices for power, performance, area, and cost for its products."

This iPhone is also expected to feature Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.

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