It’s simple to see why the iPhone 14 is one of the phones we’re most looking forward to in 2022. Here’s what we know so far about the iPhone 14, why it’ll be one of Apple’s major products in 2022, and what we want to see from the new flagships.
Speculations for the iPhone 14 Features
So far, we just have nuggets of information about the iPhone 14’s likely specifications. We’re fairly convinced that Apple’s A-series semiconductor design will be used in the iPhone in 2022. The chip, which is expected to be the A16, will almost probably provide a significant jump in CPU and graphics performance above the A15 Bionic rumoured for the iPhone 13.
The iPhone 14 is expected to use a TSMC 4nm chip, which would be even smaller and more efficient than the iPhone 13’s 5nm A15 Bionic.
However, according to a new source, TSMC is having trouble creating the smaller chips, which means the iPhone 14 will likely continue with a 5nm processor. If that’s the case, it’ll be the first time an iPhone has had the same-size system-on-chip for three years.
As analysts weigh in on the merits of a probable iPhone 14 4nm A16 Bionic chip, get our opinion on what it means for you.
Following Apple’s acquisition of Intel’s modem division, it’s also possible that the iPhone 14 may include an Apple-made 5G modem. This would probably allow Apple more control over 5G performance as well as the influence on battery life.
According to a recent leak, the iPhone 14 Pro will include 8GB of RAM. Because Apple’s efficiency approach has allowed it to perform more with less RAM than the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, increasing the onboard RAM might transform the iPhone 14 Pro into a true powerhouse. However, the current iPhones aren’t particularly slow, so the extra RAM might be considered overkill.
Analyst Jeff Pu, on the other hand, expects that all four iPhone 14 versions will have 6GB of RAM, which we find surprising.
On the storage front, we expect Apple will stick with its iPhone 13 storage options, which start at 128GB and go up to 1TB for the Pro models.
However, according Apple rumours, the iPhone 14 will include a massive 2TB of inbuilt storage. We’re suspicious of an iPhone having the largest storage on a smartphone to date, given that no Samsung phone offers it and Samsung has traditionally been liberal with storage.
According to a separate analyst note from Jeff Pu, the iPhone 14 and 14 Max will come with 64GB of storage, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max will come with 256GB. The latter is plausible, but not the former, because that would be half the storage capacity of an iPhone 13.
According to GlobalDate analyst Emma Mohr-McClune, Apple could possibly release an iPhone 14 with simply an eSIM slot. The move would increase the iPhone’s attractiveness among dual-SIM customers, including as business travellers and international travellers.
According to reports, Apple is preparing to include a new 5G processor in the upcoming iPhones, which might result in lower battery usage while keeping decent performance. According to a recent storey from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) has purportedly secured Apple’s 5G chip orders for the iPhone 14 series.
According to reports, the radio frequency chips are made using a 6nm manufacturing technique, which could allow the provider to create a chip that is physically smaller, resulting in lower power consumption without sacrificing performance.
Additionally, a smaller 5G chip could allow Apple to fit a larger battery inside. As a result, the stated chip, when combined with improved power efficiency, could improve the phone’s total battery life.
Qualcomm revealed its new X70 modem at MWC 2022, which is a 5G modem. However, with a release date of late 2022, the iPhone 14 is unlikely to include the new technology, which is projected to be a significant upgrade over the current-gen X65 modem.
What we’d like to see on iPhone 14: Expected specifications
We’ve sorted the iPhone 14 rumours in order of importance for Apple’s fall phones. However, here’s an overview of what we’re hoping to see with the iPhone 14.
A new design
Prosser’s renders of the iPhone 14 show a phone that is rather appealing. However, it isn’t a significant change in Apple’s industrial design aesthetic. Granted, Apple creates some of the most attractive phones on the market, but we’d want to see if it could push phone design any farther; perhaps the iPhone 14 lineup will include the long-rumored iPhone Flip foldable phone.
The iPhone 14 could have a notch-free display, and we’re hoping that all of the rumours we’ve heard are true. We’d like to see an under-display camera if it didn’t interfere with imaging or Face ID.
Even if it doesn’t happen via an in-display sensor, we’re convinced that Apple will bring Touch ID back for the iPhone 14. Perhaps a Touch ID sensor, similar to the one on the iPad Air, might be placed into the side-mounted power button.
While Apple’s A-series semiconductors have always been powerful, we’d like to see the company invest more in AI, similar to what the Google Pixel 6 is planning with its Tensor chip. That way, we can compete with Google Assistant with a better, more responsive Siri, as well as smarter features that serve up the info and services iPhone 14 consumers want when they want them.
Killer photography capabilities
The iPhone 13 Pro Max has one of the best cameras on the market, but we’d like to see Apple continue to improve its camera technology and hardware. The gap between the Pro Max and phones like the Google Pixel 6 and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra isn’t huge right now. We’d like to see Apple create a camera and phone photography experience that blows away Android competitors, compelling them to further up their photography game with their next-generation phones. Also, catching up on the zoom front would be beneficial.