The iPhone 14 Pro from Apple, which might include a design that differs noticeably from the iPhone 13 Pro, is expected to be the device that shakes up the iPhone lineup. The speculations have so far made several suggestions, including the death of the notch and the restoration of Touch ID.
Even while the iPhone 13 Pro is excellent, there is some debate as to whether it truly represents an upgrade over the previous model. Overall, the iPhone hasn’t advanced significantly since the iPhone 11 Pro.
It appears that Apple will need to bring its A-game to the iPhone 14 Pro in the face of fierce competition from devices like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and the Google Pixel 7. For more information on that fight, see our comparison of the iPhone 14 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Fortunately, if recent leaks and speculations are to be believed, Apple’s next Pro model may be accomplishing that. Additionally, there can be some significant variations between the iPhone 14 Pro and the other iPhone 14 versions.
Here is what we currently know and anticipate learning about the iPhone 14 Pro.
Release Date for iPhone 14
If Apple follows prior launch schedules, the event where the iPhone 14 models will be unveiled is anticipated to take place in September 2022. The first or second week of September is when most iPhone-related events happen.
Due to pandemic-related delays in China, at least one iPhone 14 model is three weeks behind schedule, raising the possibility that one of the upcoming devices would ship late or with insufficient stock.
According to rumours, the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max is now behind schedule, but according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has the situation under control and suppliers are working extra hard to make up the time.
Kuo predicts that problems with the supply chain will only have a minor effect on the mass manufacturing of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models. For instance, Samsung Display and BOE can bridge the supply gap after LG Display experienced issues with iPhone 14 display panels.
Apple is reportedly testing iPhone 14 OLED panels as of June 20 in preparation for full manufacturing. The component is scheduled to go into mass production between July and August, and component shipments for other parts started in June.
In order to produce the iPhone 14, Foxconn is stepping up hiring. The company is providing bonuses to new hires who stay with the business for at least four months.
New Reports Regarding the iPhone 14 Pro (updated July 20)
- The iPhone 14 panel and memory supplies have some supply concerns, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, but don’t worry—Kuo believes this won’t influence the supply of the iPhone 14 Pro.
- Potentially a major letdown, the iPhone 14 Pro (opens in a new tab). Why? Read on.
- The notch-less design of the new iPhone 14 Pro actually looks terrific.
- The whole iPhone 14 range is allegedly seen in a case leak; the iPhone 14 Pro Max is most likely not the only big-screen iPhone this year.
- According to a recent report, the pricing of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max would increase by $100 from those of the iPhone 13 Pro.
The Use of Cameras
Improvements to the Ultra Wide camera may be made to all 2022 iPhone models, and the iPhone 14 Pro versions will get significant wide-angle and telephoto lens advancements.
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the 48-megapixel Wide camera on the 2022 Pro iPhone models will be a significant upgrade over the 12-megapixel camera on the present model and will support 8K video recording.
The 48-megapixel camera in the iPhone 14 Pro versions will be able to capture 12-megapixel images as well, most likely via a technique called pixel-binning. In order to increase the camera’s low-light sensitivity, pixel binning combines data from several smaller pixels onto a single “super-pixel.”
The iPhone 14 Pro models may be able to capture 48-megapixel images in their entirety using this capability in well-lit conditions, but in low-light conditions, they will employ the pixel binning technique to produce a higher-resolution 12-megapixel image that nevertheless makes use of the 48-megapixel lens.
According to Kuo, the 8K video recording feature will make it possible for iPhone-recorded videos to provide “a better user experience” when viewed on an 8K display or TV. This resolution will also make it possible for the iPhone to produce videos and images that are better suited for augmented and mixed reality devices, such as the AR/VR headset that Apple is currently developing.
Only the Pro models will be able to shoot 8K content and use the 48-megapixel Wide lens; the iPhone 14 models’ cameras will be less advanced.
When it comes to front camera technology, all of the iPhone 14 models that will be released this year are anticipated to include a front lens update with a wider f/1.9 aperture and autofocus capabilities.
Wider apertures would allow more light to flow through the lens and onto the sensor, resulting in clearer, more detailed images and a better depth of field. The enhanced autofocus would enhance focus adjustments during video conversations.
Dimensions and Battery Life of The iPhone 14 Pro
Following the A15 Bionic, we would anticipate seeing an A16 Bionic chip in the iPhone 14 Pro series, with allegedly better performance all around.
The iPhone 14 is rumoured to continue using the A15 Bionic chip, which would result in a discrepancy in the model’s key specifications. Since new iPhones always come with improved silicon, this would be a first for Apple.
Ming Chi-Kuo has backed up this chip report and said that Apple intends to launch more iPhone 14 Pro variants than regular iPhone 14 models.
“The current A16 CPU will be unique to two iPhone 14 Pro/high-end models,” said Kup in a Medium(opens in new tab)(opens in new tab) article. “This will dramatically increase the shipment proportion of new iPhone high-end models in 2H22 to 55-60 per cent (vs. 40-50 per cent in the past). This will probably result in Apple heavily emphasising the promotion of the iPhone 14 Pro above the iPhone 14.
The CPU, graphics, and brain processing speed of the iPhone 14 Pro over the A15 Bionic are likely to be noticeably higher. It may not be immediately obvious how much of a difference the average user will notice.
Although it’s possible that capacity will increase to 1TB, there aren’t any reliable storage speculations for the iPhone 14 Pro just yet.
All models, with the exception of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, will see a minor rise in size, according to a Weibo insider who claims to be familiar with the battery capacities of the iPhone 14 family. The 14 Pro Max is really becoming smaller, but hopefully not by enough to affect how long the phone will last overall.
We’re certain that the iPhone 14 Pro will last as long as, if not longer than, the iPhone 13 Pro’s 11 hours and 42 minutes in our battery test, which makes the phone continuously refresh web pages via a cellular connection until it runs out of power.
We anticipate the iPhone 14 Pro Max to perform at least as well as the iPhone 13 Pro Max, which managed a sizable 12 hours and 16 minutes, as Apple increases processor and phone efficiency.
In terms of 5G, we anticipate the iPhone 14 Pro will make use of a new, more compact 5G modem chip. The lower size should result in less energy use and more space for the battery to grow into. That suggests there is room for even greater improvement in the iPhone 13’s already outstanding battery life.
Unfortunately, it appears that Qualcomm’s new 5G chip, the Snapdragon X70, will not benefit the iPhone 14 Pro from its innovations. The chip will have a first-of-its-kind 5G AI processor, which should enable the modem system to utilise artificial intelligence to improve a phone’s antenna and better control 5G beams flowing to and from a 5G phone.
mmWave-based 5G networks are expected to be especially effective in venues like stadiums and arenas, according to Qualcomm, even if AI can also help control sub-6GHz 5G signals.
The iPhone 14 Pro might get the ability to connect to satellite networks in addition to its cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity. This is a feature that initially surfaced in the run-up to the release of the iPhone 13 models last year; although it wasn’t ready in time for those devices, dependable tipsters claim emergency satellite communications are likely for the iPhone 14 models.
The concept is that you can text emergency services using satellite networks to let them know where you are if you’re in a place with poor cellular or Wi-Fi coverage.
iOS 14 Pro with USB-C
Given that many of its products now have USB-C connectivity, there are rumours suggesting that Apple may ultimately switch to USB-C ports with the iPhone 14 Pro.
However, more recent speculations suggest that Apple will continue to use Lightning rather than USB-C but will instead use updated Lightning connectors with faster USB 3.0 data transfer. That occurs when the EU edges closer to mandating USB-C as the default charger for mobile devices like phones.
A must-have feature for some folks would be USB-C on the iPhone 14 Pro. The Lightning connector, which can break over time, is actually arguably the worst aspect of the iPhone. Because of this, charging your phone may be exceedingly challenging. Sadly, given how well-established the standard and its ecosystem of accessories are, Apple is not going to forsake Lightning unless it really must.
Detecting Car Crashes
A car crash detection feature for the iPhone and Apple Watch is currently being developed by Apple and could launch in 2022. It will monitor a surge in gravitational force and use sensors like the accelerometer to identify car accidents as soon as they happen.
The Apple Watch or iPhone would immediately contact emergency services to request assistance when it senses an automobile accident. This feature may have been created for the iPhone 14 models and the Apple Watch Series 8, but it’s unlikely that it will just be available on those devices because it’s scheduled for release in 2022.
The Fall Detection feature in current Apple Watch and iPhone versions will be expanded upon by this feature.