Although there are still some months before the 2022 iPhone 14 models are ready for launch, there are some noteworthy updates that are being made to these devices. We’ve heard rumors about them since before the iPhone 13 models were even released.
Apple will be changing the size of iPhones in 2022. The 5.4-inch iPhone Mini was not popular with customers. Apple plans to make its flagship iPhones larger after seeing a lackluster iPhone mini sale. We can expect a 6.1-6 inch iPhone 14 Pro, a 7.6-inch iPhone 14 Max, a 6.7 inches iPhone 14 Max and a 7.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. This year, there will not be a 5.4-inch iPhone 14 Mini.
The notch on the iPhone’s front has been used for facial scanning since 2017. But that will change with the iPhone 14. Expect the 2022 iPhone 14 Pro models to remove the notch and adopt a new design. Rumours were circulating for a while, but Apple appears to be going with a combination of a round hole-punch cutout on the camera and a pill-shaped cutout at the house to access key Face ID components. Unfortunately, this feature will only be available on the Pro models. The more affordable iPhone 14 models will still have a standard notch.
Although we don’t expect any major design changes, the camera bumps on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro could be thicker. The Pro’s bump may grow in size. Apple may introduce new colors, possibly adding a purple hue.
An iPhone 14 Pro model may have a titanium frame rather than a stainless steel one. Redesigned microphone grilles and speaker grilles could also be an option. Apple may also consider a new thermal system called vapor chamber that will keep the iPhone’s temperature down to reduce the impact of faster chips or 5G connectivity.
The iPhone 14 is not the first iPhone to include improvements in camera quality. The Ultra Wide camera will get improvements, and Apple may introduce a “periscope zoom lens” that will allow for greater optical zoom. However, it is not clear when this will happen, 2022 or 2023. Pro iPhone models will get 48-megapixel cameras, 8K video recording capabilities, but these features won’t be available on the iPhone 14.
Rumours suggest that the iPhone 14 models will continue to use an A15 chip, which was introduced in the iPhone 13 series. The iPhone 14 Pro models get an updated A16 chip. This would be the first time the Pro iPhone models receive a faster chip. Apple may have done this to reduce costs or because of ongoing supply problems.