A New Apple Leak Reveals iPhone 14 Design and Release Date
iPhone 14 will stick with the A15 chipset
The iPhone 14 series is expected to launch later this year. A new leak has indicated that Apple is sticking with the A15 chipset in both the standard and Max versions. The chip in the iPhone 13 mini was the A15, which had 4GB of RAM and a quad-core GPU. The A15 chip in the iPhone 13 Pro was the same, but it was given a boost with six gigabytes of RAM. It’s thought that the A15 chip in the iPhone 14 will be used in the iPhone 14 Max as well, which will have more power on the GPU.
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The new A15 chipset for the iPhone 14 may be a mistake. Apple reportedly won’t be able to secure all the A16 chips in the iPhone 14, so the company may be sticking with the A15. However, the A15 chips are less expensive, which should make them a more affordable option for consumers. This new chip is also a step forward from the A12 chips in the iPhone X.
iPhone 14 Pro will have a triple-lens camera
Several analyst reports have indicated that the iPhone 14 Pro will come with a triple-lens camera, and the standard iPhone will still have a single lens. But there is a chance that the iPhone 14 will come with a double-lens camera, too. According to Kuo’s notes, the iPhone 14 will have a hole-punched front camera, and the rear camera will be a 48-megapixel wide-angle lens, up from the 12-megapixel camera in previous iPhones.
There’s another rumor that suggests the iPhone 14 Pro will come with 8GB of RAM, which would be a significant upgrade from the 6GB RAM in the current flagship. In addition, it is likely that the standard iPhone 14 will come with a 120Hz panel, a feature that has become more common among Pro-branded iPhones. However, it’s still too early to confirm the details of the iPhone 14 Pro.
iPhone 14 Max will have a pill-shaped cutout
If the latest leak is to be believed, the iPhone 14 Max will feature a pill-shaped cutout for the front camera and Face ID sensors. This would represent a departure from most Android phones, which have traditional rectangular cutouts for both the camera and Face ID sensors. This unique design has only been considered for design concepts and not yet as a serious contender for commercial release. However, it makes sense to use such a design for the Face ID sensor and front camera.
According to Ross Young, CEO of display supply chain consultants, Apple will adopt a combination of pill-shaped cutouts and a circle-shaped hole-punch design for the iPhone 14 Pro. The rumour cites an image of a pill-shaped cutout based on the company’s previous iPhone leaks. If true, the iPhone 14 would feature two cutouts: a pill-shaped one on the front and a circular hole for the camera on the rear.
iPhone 14 will have Always-on display
Rumors have been flying around the web that Apple is planning to add an Always-on display to its upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone14 Max models. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the tech giant is planning to introduce the feature in iOS 16 as an optional upgrade, allowing the iPhone to display limited information, such as the time, battery level, and notifications, even when the device is locked. Apple could also use the display to make the devices more energy-efficient.
While the iPhone 14 Pro Max don’t need the feature, the new phones will benefit from it, since their display frames will be lower. Apple has the resources to implement the feature, but it usually lets Samsung and Android manufacturers implement the new technology first, before making iPhone handsets catch up. However, this time around, there are a few reasons why Apple might choose to introduce an Always-on display on its phones.