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iPhone 14 Rumors: Everything We’ve Heard About Apple’s Next iPhone

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We still have several months until Apple’s new iPhone is expected to arrive, but that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from churning out snippets of gossip about the iPhone 14. Will it have under-display Touch ID and ? What about a more ? And, will Apple shakeup of the four-phone lineup and Only time will tell. 

While Apple fans are buzzing about the upcoming iPhone, we’re collecting all the rumors about the iPhone 14’s , and specs in an effort to piece together what’s in store for Apple’s 2022 flagship ahead of its . We even have a we want to see on the next iPhone.

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Meanwhile, Apple’s 2021 flagship phone series, which includes the and  (now ), has been . While we wait for more intel on the iPhone 14, here’s our , and the . Plus, here’s how the . We’ll update this story as new information becomes available.

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Early renders of the iPhone 14 from Jon Prosser suggest a notchless design and flush camera setup.


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iPhone 14 lineup rumors: Will there still be four phones?

We don’t know much about the iPhone 14 yet, but we’ve heard that and focus on larger phones instead. A  predicted the death of the iPhone 14 Mini, and an  from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo obtained by MacRumors also suggested that the Mini was not long for this world. However, Kuo reported, the , a “high-end” and a “lower-end,” with two size options for each.

While name speculation isn’t as germane to the discussion of Apple’s 2022 lineup as it was for unlucky 13, rumors suggest a small shift in naming conventions, with an iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max, with “Pro” designating higher-end specs and “Max” referring to the larger screen size.

iPhone 14 size rumors: Bigger screens for all

Apple’s last two iPhone lineups have featured the same 6.1-inch size for the base model, going up to 6.7 inches for the Pro Max. According to the same July Nikkei Asian Review report, Apple will stick with these screen sizes for the iPhone 14, but delete the 5.4-inch Mini. This rumor is corroborated by a . Reports showed , so it’ll be no surprise should Apple retire the small phone in 2022.

Although the size of the next iPhone is expected to stay the same, the display bezels for the Pro Max are rumored to be 20 percent smaller compared to previous iPhone generations, according to CAD renders shared by . This means the screen would be slightly larger. However, it’s important to note that this rumor should be taken with a grain of salt since ShrimpApplePro doesn’t have an extensive track record to support their speculations.

iPhone 14 rumors: Will there be a SIM card?

In 2020, rumors began to surface that iPhone was ditching physical SIM cards entirely, and now a chain of leaks suggests that the iPhone 14 might be the first line to do it. 9to5Mac , which started with a Brazilian site . Then that Apple was preparing major carriers for eSIM-only phones by September. Apple leaker  confirmed being “in agreement” with reports of the tray for physical SIM cards being removed, though his Twitter account has seemingly disappeared since.

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Rumored iPhone 14 screen sizes


iPhone 14

6.1 inch

iPhone 14 Pro

6.1 inch

iPhone 14 Max

6.7 inch

iPhone 14 Pro Max

6.7 inch

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The iPhone 13 is on sale, but we’re already thinking about the iPhone 14.


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Release date: iPhone 14 will likely arrive fall 2022

It’s too soon for any reputable release date rumors for the iPhone 14, but we expect Apple to hold its annual fall iPhone event in September 2022, as it does almost every year, with the phones being released shortly thereafter, usually the following Friday. Sometimes Apple will stagger release dates for specific models, especially when introducing a new design or size. So it’s possible that the iPhone 14 lineup will have more than one release date.

Here’s what we know: 

  • Apple likes to hold its events on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Apple’s iPhone 13 event was held on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
  • iPhone release dates are typically a week and a half after Apple’s announcements. 
  • In general, new iPhones are released on a Friday, around the third week of September. For the iPhone 13, preorders began Sept. 17 and the phones went on sale Sept. 24.

A few years ago, CNET took a deep dive into the Apple event timeline and emerged with a compelling . Based on the 2022 calendar, the Labor Day rule would put the September Apple event (and unveiling of the iPhone 14) on Sept. 7, with a Sept. 16 release date. However, our Labor Day hypothesis was — and, because of coronavirus delays, . 

iPhone 14 price: Will Apple lower the cost in 2022?

There’s no word either way on iPhone 14 pricing, but Apple didn’t make any big price changes between 2020’s iPhone 12 and 2021’s iPhone 13, so the existing price structure is at least a good place to start our speculation. However, Kuo predicts the high-end 6.7-inch phone (the iPhone 14 Pro Max) will . Compared to the iPhone 13 Pro Max, which ranges from $1,099 all the way up to a staggering $1,599, sbotop that’s quite a steal.

For reference, here’s how much each version of the .

iPhone 13 pricing



128GB

256GB

512GB

1TB

iPhone 13 Mini

$699

$799

$999

NA

iPhone 13

$799

$899

$1,099

NA

iPhone 13 Pro

$999

$1,099

$1,299

$1,499

iPhone 13 Pro Max

$1,099

$1,199

$1,399

$1,599

Camera rumors: What Apple might improve for the iPhone 14

Kuo shared insights about the iPhone 14’s potential camera upgrades in an investors note reported on by 9to5Mac just after the iPhone 13 launch. In the note, Kuo predicts a hole-punch front camera, making the iPhone 14 notchless, as well as a , up from 12 megapixels on previous iPhones.

Display analyst Ross Young hypothesizes, however, that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will have a  to accommodate for the front facing camera and Face ID. The hole cutout is believed to be for the Face ID dot projector, and the pill-shaped cutout holds the front camera and Face ID camera, according to a . Supposedly leaked CAD renders of the iPhone 14, seen by , corroborate this rumor.

Kuo’s speculation regarding the camera’s megapixel capacity aligns with both a recent research note from Haitong International Securities, also , and a . Both Jeff Pu and TrendForce hypothesize the two Pro models will be equipped with a 48-megapixel wide lens. Pu, however, adds that the iPhones will sport a triple lens rear camera system with a 12-megapixel ultrawide and telephoto lenses in addition to the 48-megapixel wide lens. The analyst adds that the Pro versions of the iPhone 14 could sport 8GB of RAM, as well. (In comparison, the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max have 6GB.) This is corroborated by a report from a Korean blog that cites domestic supply chain sources, as .

 include a new ,  and some improvements in zoom capabilities. We had previously reported on rumors that the entire lineup would feature , but lidar ended up making an appearance only on the  after all. It’s possible Apple might expand the feature to its full lineup in 2022 instead, but we haven’t heard anything yet. 

Another of the  on is an improved telephoto lens. While the iPhone 13 Pro’s zoom capabilities were given a 3x optical zoom, it still pales in comparison to a lot of competitor flagships, including , which boasts a 10x optical zoom.

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iPhone 14 could have a camera setup that’s flush with the back of the phone, nixing the chunky camera bump.


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Will iPhone 14 get under-display Touch ID?

The feature that seems to get kicked down the road the most in Apple rumor world is the return of Touch ID. Early rumors supported the , and when that didn’t happen, . But even before the iPhone 13 launched (sans Touch ID), word on the street had shifted again: . Now, that’s looking less likely, too. In late September,  that the iPhone regains Touch ID technology. That would be… the iPhone 15?

Design rumors: iPhone 14 might be notchless… or will it?

YouTuber and iPhone leaker Jon Prosser (whose track record is admittedly spotty) made waves the week before the iPhone 13 announcement by  based on “real images and schematics” leaked to him from purported sources at Apple. 

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Prosser’s renders corroborate a number of previously reported rumors, including the  previously reported by Kuo, and the , which was first referenced in a July report from JPMorgan Chase. We’d been expecting to see the iPhone 13 go notchless, but instead we got a , notch. Apple introduced the world to the notched display in 2017 with the release of the iPhone X, and as rivals solved the selfie conundrum with hole-punch and under-display cameras, Apple still hasn’t, er, taken it down a notch. 

But Prosser’s renders seem to corroborate these  that Apple would finally excise the iPhone’s notch in 2022. And Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also hinted at its removal in a September edition of his Power On newsletter, wherein he predicted a “complete redesign” for the iPhone 14, while Young says Apple could introduce a  for the new iPhone. This hole-and-pill display on Chinese social media site Weibo, and were later shared by Prosser. 

Those who’ve been crossing their fingers for a  and had their hopes dashed once  can now look forward to a potential realization of their all-screen dreams in 2022’s iPhone 14. Although it’s uncertain whether this rumor will become reality, a February report from Taiwan Economic Times (via ) suggests the iPhone 14 Pro’s design has been finalized as it enters the early stages of manufacturing. 

, depicting — you guessed it — a notch. But  do show a notchless display. If these rumors prove true, it looks like you’ll have to spring for the Pro in order to get rid of the notch.

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A schematic of the iPhone 14’s display, shared to YouTube by Jon Prosser.


Jon Prosser

iPhone 14 says buh-bye to the camera bump but keeps the Lightning port

The other big design change Prosser’s renders show is a flattened camera bump. According to Prosser, the iPhone 14’s body is going to be a “thick boy,” thick enough, it seems, to encompass all the camera hardware without an annoying, protruding camera setup on the back. Why is the iPhone 14 supposed to be so thick? Perhaps to house a bigger battery, or even the , which Kuo projected in 2020. However, and famed tech leaker have actually pointed to a thicker camera bump in the 14 Pro and Pro Max.

Two prior rumors that won’t pan out, according to Prosser at least, are the  and the addition of , however). Rumors of a  have been circulating for a while, but it appears those won’t come true in 2022.