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There are still several months before the 2022 iPhone 14 model is ready for launch. But because there are such important updates in the work of these tools. We’ve already been hearing rumors about them before the iPhone 13 models arrived. outside.
The size of the iPhone is changing in 2022, and Apple is eliminating the 5.4-inch iPhone Mini. Because it has become unpopular with customers. After seeing a drop in iPhone mini sales, Apple is planning to focus on larger iPhone sizes for its flagship devices. We are expecting to see 6.1-inch iPhone 14, 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max. , and the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Since 2017, iPhones with Face ID have a notch on the front to hold all the necessary equipment for facial scanning. But that is set to change with the launch of the iPhone 14. The notch is expected to be eliminated in the 2022 iPhone 14 Pro model. In favor of a new design. Rumors are a bit mixed right now. But it looks like Apple will go with some combination of a circular hole-punch cutout. Which will be paired with the major Face ID components with a pill-shaped cutout for the camera.
The rear camera may also see a new design. In which Apple presents a thick body. Which allows the camera bump to be eliminated. If it ends. So the lens, flash and LiDAR scanner can be flush with the rear glass. But we have only heard a rumor that this could happen.
Some of the new iPhones may feature titanium frames, and a redesigned speaker and microphone grille are likely. Apple may also use a new vapor chamber thermal system. Which will keep the iPhone cool to reduce the impact of faster chips and 5G connectivity.
New iPhones have always included camera improvements, and the iPhone 14 is no exception. Ultra wide cameras will improve, and so are the chances. That Apple will introduce a “periscope” zoom lens. Which allows for very high optical zoom. But it is still not clear whether it will come in 2022 or 2023. The Pro iPhone model may also get 48-megapixel cameras and 8K video recording capabilities.
The new A-series “A16” chips are expected, manufactured by TSMC on a 3 or 4-nanometer process. Each new chip iteration brings improvements in power and efficiency, and the A16 chip will be no exception.
Apple is expected to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X65 chip. Which is the first 10-Gigabit 5G modem with faster connectivity speeds and connectivity improvements. With the X65, Apple is expected to introduce new satellite-based emergency features. Which will let users send texts in emergency situations and report accidents without any cellular coverage.
No have Any Notch and New Face ID Hardware Design
At least for some iPhone 14 models, Apple is working to eliminate that notch. Which contains the hardware required for Face ID. The notch was a controversial design decision when it was introduced in 2017, and has since been changed little with the exception of size tweaks with the iPhone 13.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in March 2021. That the 2022 iPhone models will not have a notch, and will instead adopt a hole-punch design that has been popular on many Android phones. This hole-punch will reportedly be a centrally-positioned cutout for the front-facing camera.
Since Kuo’s prediction, there have been other such rumours. Those who have made the front design of the iPhone 14 Pro model a little less clear. Leaker Dylandkt has said that the camera cutout on the iPhone 14 Pro model will be pill-shaped instead of a hole-punch design. Performance analyst Ross Young further clarified and said. That they are expected to see both a pill-shaped cutout and a circular cutout. The circular cutout will likely house a Face ID dot projector. The pill-shaped cutout will house the front camera, the Face ID infrared camera and possibly other components.
Apple is also planning to put some Face ID hardware under the display of the iPhone. Which will cut down on the size of the cutout required and leave more available screen space at the front of the device. Both analysts Ross Young and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman have said. That Apple is working on an under-display Face ID solution. But there’s a chance it won’t be ready for use in 2022 devices.
Analysts at Barclays claim that Apple is planning to adopt a laser-based time-of-flight architecture for Face ID. That would allow for substantial changes to the front-facing TrueDepth camera array, and other rumors point to a unibody lens design. Reduction in the size of the front camera module.
The initial iPhone 14 rumors were that all four iPhone 14 models arriving in 2022 may offer Promotion Display with refresh rates of up to 120Hz. But it seems that is not going to happen.
Apple is likely to restrict the promotion technology for the iPhone 14 Pro model. A move that attributes analyst Ross Young to a lack of availability of the necessary displays. Young has made it clear that he believes. That 120Hz refresh rate will remain the iPhone 14 Pro feature.
Korean website The Elec has said that at least one of the iPhone models coming next year will use a standard LTPS OLED display without 120Hz promotion technology. Which supports Young’s statements. Analyst Jeff Pu claimed. Although this feature will come to all iPhone 14 models, they are not known for their reliability.
The iPhone 14 model is expected to look like the iPhone 13 model with a similar flat-edged design. But apart from the change in the display, there will be body design updates as well.
Leaker John Prosser claims that Apple will offer a thicker chassis without the rear camera bump. The lens, LED flash and LiDAR scanner will reportedly be flush with the rear glass. For a non-protruding camera design that hasn’t been used since the early days of the iPhone.
Along with the flush camera, the iPhone 14 model may have round volume buttons. The buttons on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 models are similar in appearance, and the speaker and microphone grille have been redesigned, with elongated mesh cutouts instead of individual holes at the bottom of the device.
There won’t be a 5.4-inch iPhone in 2022 as Apple eliminates the “mini” line after low sales. The iPhone 13 Mini will be the last of the mini phones, and going forward, Apple is expected to focus on the sizable iPhones.
We are expecting 6.1-inch iPhone 14, 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. In which the larger 6.7-inch iPhone will replace the mini model.
According to an investor report by JPMorgan Chase, Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 model is also expected to come with a high-end titanium alloy chassis design. Apple has used Titanium for the Apple Watch. But this will be the first time that the material has been used for the iPhone.
Titanium is more scratch resistant and is stronger than both steel and aluminum. Plus it is more corrosion resistant.
Starting in 2022, high-end iPhone models are likely to adopt vapor chamber thermal systems. Which Apple is said to be “aggressively testing”. High-end iPhones will require a VC thermal system. Because of their computing power and faster 5G connection speeds. Companies like Samsung, Razer and LG already have smartphones. Which use vapor chamber cooling technology. Which is used to keep the device cool when it is under heavy stress.
It is unclear whether the vapor chamber thermal system will meet Apple’s higher requirements, but Apple is working on improving it and higher-end models may adopt it in the near future.
There are rumors that Apple is aiming to remove the Lightning port from the iPhone for a portless design with charging on MagSafe. But it is not clear whether this technology will be introduced with the 2022 iPhone models.
At least some upcoming iPhones will continue to feature the Lightning port.
All of the 2022 iPhones could see an improvement in the ultra-wide camera, and there’s little chance of that. That Apple will introduce “periscope” lens technology. Which can allow optical zoom up to 10x.
Other smartphone brands have already adopted the periscope lens technology. But Apple has reportedly run into some issues. Because most of the technology is protected by patents owned by other companies. Apple may license the technology from a manufacturer such as Samsung. Or continue working on your own solution. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like periscope lens technology will be ready for release in 2022. Instead it may come with the iPhone 15 model in 2023.
Even though the periscope lens technology isn’t ready for a 2022 launch. Yet the telephoto lens is improving. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says. That Apple will upgrade the telephoto camera from a 6-element lens to a 7-element lens.
Kuo also believes that the 2022 Pro iPhone model will feature a 48-megapixel wide camera. Which will be a huge improvement over the existing 12-megapixel camera and 8K video recording capabilities.
The 48-megapixel camera in the iPhone 14 Pro model will also be capable of taking 12-megapixel shots. Possibly through a process known as pixel-binning. Pixel binning merges the data from several smaller pixels of the camera’s image sensor into a single “super-pixel” for better sensitivity in low light.
With this feature, iPhone 14 Pro models can be able to take full 48-megapixel photos in good lighting conditions. But when the light is bad. So it will use the pixel binning process for high-quality 12-megapixel photos that take advantage. 48-megapixel lens.
Kuo believes the 8K video recording feature will allow iPhone-recorded video to be displayed on an 8K display or TV to provide a “better user experience,” and that the resolution allows the iPhone to augment and blend videos and images. Will allow to make more suitable for reality. Devices like the AR/VR headset that Apple has in development for 2022.
Every new version of the iPhone comes with an updated A-series chip, and for the iPhone 14, we’re expecting Apple’s A16 chip.
The next-generation A-series chip designed for the iPhone 14 will reportedly be built on TSMC’s “NP4” process. Which the company says is the third major addition to the 5-nanometer family.
According to analyst Jeff Pu, the iPhone 14 model will include 6GB of RAM. The iPhone 14 Pro models could get up to 8GB of RAM, based on rumors from the Chinese supply chain.
Car crash detection
Apple is working on a car crash detection feature for the iPhone and Apple Watch. Which may come out in 2022. It will use sensors such as accelerometers to detect car accidents by measuring the spike in the force of gravity.
When a car accident is detected, the iPhone or Apple Watch will automatically dial emergency services to get help. Since it is planned for 2022. This could be a feature designed for the iPhone 14 model and the Apple Watch Series 8. It’s unlikely to be limited to those devices though. This will be an extension of the fall detection feature that is present in the current Apple Watch and iPhone models.
Snapdragon X65 Modem
The iPhone 14 models will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 modem. Which is the world’s first 10 Gigabit 5G modem and antenna system for smartphones.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 enables some satellite connectivity features. Along with the modem, Apple plans to implement satellite-based emergency features. Which will allow users to send texts in emergency situations and report major emergencies in areas with no cellular coverage.
When there is no cellular or WiFi signal available. So emergency messaging via satellite will allow users to text emergency services and contacts using a satellite network. It will be a new communication protocol along with SMS and iMessage. It will have gray message bubbles. Message length will be restricted.
Another feature will let users report major emergencies like plane crashes and fires using the satellite network. These features are still in development and will launch in 2022 at the earliest.
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 is expected to feature WiFi 6e connectivity. Kuo says. That WiFi 6e will offer the high-speed wireless transmission needed for AR and VR experiences. It is also expected to be used in mixed reality headsets that may come out in 2022.
WiFi 6e takes advantage of the 6GHz band in addition to the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands to increase bandwidth and cut down on interference. While also offering the performance boost and lower latency provided by the WiFi 6 specification.
With the iPhone 13 Pro model, Apple added a new 1TB storage tier, and the rumors suggest. That with the iPhone 14 upgrade, Apple could expand that to an even more 2TB. This rumor comes from one such source. Which is not always accurate. However, it should be viewed with some skepticism. Unless supported by another reliable source.
No physical sim slot
The iPhone 14 models can launch without a physical SIM slot. In which Apple converts to eSIM design only. Apple is reportedly advising major US carriers to prepare to launch eSIM-only smartphones by 2022. Which suggests that some iPhone 14 models could be the first to come without a SIM slot.
With the iPhone 13, Apple provided some models without a nano-SIM in the box, with cellular plans being able to be activated using eSIM instead. An eSIM allows the cellular plan to be added to the device without using a nano-SIM.
eSIM functionality is not available in all countries. So iPhones sold in some regions will have to continue to provide nano-SIM slots. In countries where a SIM-free iPhone is available. This may be optional, with consumers still able to choose a version with a SIM. More than 60 countries support eSIM, with a list available on Apple’s website.
iphone 14 launch date
Apple is expected to present the iPhone 14 model at an event to be held in September 2022. If Apple follows the previous launch timeline. Most iPhone events take place in the first or second week of September.
Future iPhone Rumors
In 2023, Apple could also get rid of the hole-punch cutout. Which resulted in an all-display design with no notches and no holes.
In-house modem chips
Apple is working on making its own modem chips. Which are designed in-house like Apple Silicon and A-series chips. Which will allow the company to reduce its reliance on modem chip vendors. Apple has been working on modems for several years and growth has accelerated after Apple acquired most of Intel’s smartphone modem business in 2019.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently said. That Apple may make changes to its 5G modems in early 2023. Once Apple came up with its own modem design, it would no longer need Qualcomm. 2023 is the “oldest” date, but several rumors have suggested it. That Apple chip supplier TSMC will be ready to manufacture Apple’s modem chips in 2023.
If not the periscope telephoto lens is ready to debut in 2022 iPhone models. So it could be offered in the 2023 iPhone model instead.
Under-display Face ID
Several rumors have suggested that Apple is working on a way to place the hardware for Face ID under the display in order to get rid of the notch. It was initially thought that Apple may adopt under-display Face ID technology by 2022. But display analyst Ross Young says That components like the infrared camera won’t be moved beneath the display until 2023 or 2024, and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also pointed to 2023 as Apple’s target date for under-display Face ID functionality.
Under-display Touch ID
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is working on an iPhone. Which will have an under-display Touch ID. But these devices are not expected to launch until 2023. Other sources, such as Bloomberg, disagree that Apple is focused on under-display Touch ID. , and it’s unclear whether the feature will be included in Apple’s flagship iPhones or devices like the future iPhone SE.
In the future, Apple could potentially introduce some sort of foldable iPhone based on various rumors and patents published by the company, as well as competition from companies such as Microsoft and Samsung. Who has developed foldable smartphones.
According to Bloomberg, Apple has started “early work” on an iPhone with a foldable display. But the company is yet to commit to releasing a foldable device. Rumors suggest that a foldable iPhone may arrive in 2023 at the earliest. But that 2024 is a more likely target date.
What we know about Apple’s work on folding devices. For details on that, be sure to check out our foldable iPhone guide.
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