Apple is introducing the iPhone 13 Pro successor, the iPhone 14 Pro. Apple is maintaining its strategy with three new iPhone 14 models this year as well. The iPhone 14 Pro sports a 6.7-inch OLED display with 1284 x 2778 pixels resolution. The display panel has an Oleophobic coating, and it can even stream HDR10+ content.
Like the other iPhone 14 models, the iPhone 14 Pro runs on the iOS 14 version out of the box. The smartphone is powered by Apple’s in-house A14 Bionic chipset paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The iPhone 14 Pro model features a triple rear camera consisting of a 13MP primary sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 13MP telephoto sensor. In addition, the phone comes equipped with a 13MP camera unit that insides the wide notch for selfies and video calling. A 3945mAh battery backs the Apple iPhone 14 Pro.
Apple iPhone 14 pro specifications for you.
An Affordable 6.7-inch iPhone
In a new research note seen by MacRumors, Kuo states that Apple will shake up the iPhone range by scrapping the 5.4-inch iPhone Mini and replacing it with a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, which will cost less than $900. This would be the first time an iPhone Pro Max-sized model would be available for well under $1,000.
Kuo says that Apple will save money by cutting back on several features, but the move from Mini to Max is likely to prove highly popular with iPhone users.
As per some early rumors, some iPhone 14 representatives could actually feature a titanium frame, unlike the stainless steel one found on the current lineup. According to JP Morgan Chase investors, The Pro models from the iPhone 14 series will be the first iPhones to have titanium alloy chassis. The latest iPhone models are currently made from stainless steel and aluminum. In addition, the titanium alloy material is used for the case of some Apple Watch Series 6 models.
The iPhone 14 Pro features a 6.7-inch Retina OLED display with 1284 x 2778 pixels resolution, with a pixel density of 457 PPI. The display panel, as mentioned above, has an Oleophobic coating, and it can even stream HDR10+ content. The screen features a wide notch that houses the front camera and sensors that support the face unlock feature. The device features a power button on the right side, while the volume rockers are placed on the left side for easy control. In addition, the phone is equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor. It also has an IP68 rating, making it withstand water and dust.
The Return of Touch ID
Kuo may have just shot down the hopes of iPhone fans with the news that Touch ID will not return with the iPhone 13 range, but the good news is he claims the feature is now nailed on for 2022 iPhone 14 Pro models. The iPhone 14 Max, however, is set to miss out, with Touch ID being one of its cost-saving cuts.
That said, the combination of dual biometric security (Face ID is going nowhere) is likely to drive radical changes in the iPhone range, with Apple already working on plans to replace your driving license in iOS 15 and even patents to replace your passport further down the road. Dual biometrics would unlock this and could fundamentally change the way we see our smartphones.
Performance, Storage, Triple Camera
Apple is planning a massive camera upgrade for the iPhone 14 family. Notably, a massive 1/1.3-inch 48MP camera sensor, the largest ever on an iPhone, is expected to grace next year’s Apple top-tier flagship, which will most likely carry the iPhone 14 Pro Max name.
Apple is incorporating its in-house A14 Bionic Hexa-core processor to power the iPhone 14 Pro. The device ships with 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. With the A14 SoC and 6GB of RAM, you can expect the iPhone 14 Pro to offer ultra-smooth performance. On the software front, the phone runs on the iOS 14 version out of the box. The device is promised to receive software updates for more than three years. In terms of imaging, the iPhone 14 Pro features a triple rear camera setup. The rear-facing camera module consists of a 13MP primary sensor, 13MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, and 13MP telephoto sensor. In addition, the phone comes equipped with a 13MP camera unit for capturing selfies and recording videos on the front side.
The Cheapest 5G iPhone Ever
Last but far from least, Kuo says Apple will refresh the iPhone SE in 2022, making it the “cheapest 5G iPhone ever”. The performance will also get a boost. Kuo does warn that the new iPhone SE’s design is expected to stay largely similar to the current iPhone SE, but this is unlikely to upset its intended target market. Especially considering it will be the only small iPhone left after the iPhone Max replaces the Mini.
The Bottom Line
Apple’s 2022 iPhone is somewhat knowable due to the tick-tick-tock nature of iPhone releases. The “iPhone 14” will have the same design and features as the iPhone 12 and “iPhone 13” but may significantly change the lineup.
Apple tends to find a price point and stick to it for a few years. Market trends and currency rates can sometimes affect iPhone pricing, but it is rare to see a drastic price change.
Given Apple’s release cycles, the “iPhone 14” will likely be priced very similar to the iPhone 12. There may be a 1TB option for the 2022 iPhone so that a new higher price point would be about $1,599.
According to TSMC’s production schedule, we will see up to 15% performance gain, 30% power reduction, and a logic density gain of up to 70% over the current 5nm process, or a combination between the three, as is usually the case. However, the bigger design win is in power draw reduction.
Each processor generation consumes less energy than the previous one and/or takes less space on the motherboard, depending on what mix of features the phone manufacturer has ordered.