Apple iPhone 14: Everything You Need to Know While Waiting for the September 7th Unveil

With the keynote fast approaching — scheduled for September 7 at 7 p.m. — it’s time for us to weigh in on the rumors surrounding the next-generation iPhone. The uncertainties that come earlier and earlier every year reach such a degree that it is sometimes difficult to distinguish truth from falsehood, and the plausible from the improbable. We did not have to wait for the release of the iPhone 13 to talk about the iPhone 14, and month after month various rumors only confirmed the previous ones. So much so that the profile of the iPhones of 2022 has taken shape fairly quickly – even if that means scrapping any surprise effect.

The smallest iPhone models are due to be retired in 2022.

The smallest iPhone models are due to be retired in 2022.

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Understated design

The Pro versions will continue to feature an Oled panel with a 120 Hz refresh rate. This year, the notch will disappear – to make room for a round or “pill”-shaped bump. A more modern design, but not necessarily a more compact one, because according to the few leaks we’ve been able to observe, this “pill” looks at least as wide as the iPhone 13’s notch. on the back, the thickness of the photo island, which still has three modules, should increase. On the side of non-Pro models, you have to settle for a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a notch. On the back there should always be two modules arranged diagonally.

But for the rest, the iPhone 14 should be very similar to what the American firm has been doing since 2020. Flat and metal edges, frosted glass back (for iPhone 14 Pro) and the exact opposite for “classic” models. There’s really nothing new under the sun, but Apple could change all that next year, with the certain arrival of the USB-C standard on its smartphones and other products that still use Lightning.

Finally the photo section is changing (slightly)

After years of 12-megapixel definition, Apple could be a game-changer. Indeed, there are rumors that the main sensor will adopt a definition of 48 megapixels, but only on the 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max models. A big change for the firm will allow these new iPhones to shoot up to 8K, delivering better photo results than we can currently get. In addition to this main module, we should find an ultra-wide-angle and a 12-megapixel definition telephoto lens.

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Information about the front sensor is still scarce. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo announced on Twitter that the front module should benefit from a larger aperture (currently f/2.2 vs. f/1.9) and that autofocus will appear. However, there is nothing on the horizon regarding the definition of this sensor. It’s possible that Apple just decided to keep the 12-megapixel sensor.

But still?

Various rumors talk about bigger batteries (except for the Pro Max model). This should once again allow the new iPhones to be among the most durable smartphones on the market, especially since the new 5G chip will be integrated and Wi-Fi 6E will find its place there.

At the processor level, not all models would be on the same boat. Only the Pro versions can benefit from Apple’s latest chip, the Apple A16 Bionic. The iPhone 14 and 14 Max will be limited to the A15 Bionic, which is currently included in the iPhone 13. This option is a first for the brand, which generally equips all its flagships with the latest SoC. As for the RAM, all are rumored to pack 6GB, although some calls have it that the Pro models could opt for 8GB of RAM. Wired charging can go up to 30W – a huge improvement – and MagSafe can also gain speed.

Finally, Always-On Display can be seen on Apple smartphones. Thanks to the ProMotion panel and a refresh rate higher than 120 Hz, only the Pro models will justify it. The process will still work the same as the Apple Watch, whose screen refreshes at 1Hz when not in use. allows you to see certain information such as the time or notifications. A refreshing choice on iPhone to coincide with the arrival of the new lock screen introduced with iOS 16.

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