iPhone 14 Leaks, Rumors And Release Date

iPhone 14: Leaks, Rumors And Release Date
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Tmzus.com is here to give you tips on iPhone 14 leaks, rumors and the release date.

There are still several months to go before the 2022 iPhone 14 models will be ready for release, but because these devices are receiving such significant updates, we’ve been leaks and hearing rumors about them since well before the iPhone 13 models were released.

In 2022, leaks about iPhone sizes will change, and Apple will discontinue the 5.4-inch iPhone mini, which proved unpopular with customers.
Following the disappointing sales of the iPhone mini, Apple intends to focus on larger iPhone sizes for its flagship devices, and we expect to see a 6.1-inch iPhone 14, a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max.
This year, there will be no 5.4-inch iPhone 14 mini.

Since 2017, iPhones with Face ID have had a notch in the front to house all of the necessary facial scanning equipment, but that will change with the release of the iPhone 14.


According to rumors, the notch is expected to be removed from the 2022 iPhone 14 Pro models in favor of a new design.


For a while, rumors were all over the place, but it appears that Apple will use a combination of a circular hole-punch cutout for the camera and a pill-shaped cutout to house the key Face ID components.
Unfortunately, this feature will be limited to the Pro models, while the more affordable iPhone 14 models will retain the standard notch.

We don’t expect any significant design changes this year, but the camera bumps on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro may become thicker, with the Pro’s bump becoming noticeably larger.


Apple is expected to release new color options, possibly including a purple hue.

The iPhone 14 Pro models could have a titanium frame instead of a stainless steel frame, as well as redesigned speaker and microphone grilles.
Apple may also employ a new vapor chamber thermal system to keep the iPhone cooler in order to mitigate the impact of faster chips and 5G connectivity.

The camera on new iPhones is always improved, and the iPhone 14 is no exception.
The Ultra Wide camera will be improved, and Apple may introduce a “periscope” zoom lens that allows for much greater optical zoom, but it’s unclear whether this will happen in 2022 or 2023.


The Pro iPhone models are expected to have 48-megapixel cameras and 8K video recording capabilities, but the standard iPhone 14 models will not have these features.

iphone 14 leaks and rumors suggest that its models will retain the same A15 chip introduced in the iPhone 13 series, while the iPhone 14 Pro models will get an updated A16 chip.
This would be the first time that the Pro iPhone models received a faster chip, with Apple possibly going this route to save money and also due to ongoing supply issues.

Apple is expected to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X65 chip, the world’s first 10-gigabit 5G modem with faster connectivity speeds and improved connectivity.
Along with the X65, Apple is expected to release new satellite-based emergency features that will allow users to send texts in an emergency and report accidents when there is no cellular coverage.

  • New Face ID Hardware Design with No Notch (Pro Only)

Apple is working to remove the notch that houses the Face ID hardware from at least some of the iPhone 14 models, namely the Pro models.
The notch was a contentious design decision when it was introduced in 2017, and it has changed little since then, with the exception of a size change with the iPhone 13.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted in March 2021 that the 2022 iPhone models would not have a notch, instead opting for a hole-punch design popular on many Android phones.
Rumors have evolved since then, and we now have a better idea of what to expect.

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Apple is working on a design that will include both a pill-shaped cutout and a circular cutout, rather than just a single hole-punch cutout.
The circular cutout will almost certainly house the Face ID dot projector, while the pill-shaped cutout will most likely house the front camera, Face ID infrared camera, and possibly other components.

2022: Rumored And Expected Features In The Upcoming iPhone 14

Apple may also be planning to place some of the Face ID hardware beneath the iPhone’s display, which would reduce the size of the cutouts required and free up more screen space on the device’s front.
However, the two cutouts combined are not significantly larger than the standard notch, so don’t expect much more available display area.

Despite the fact that the iPhone 14 Pro models will have a different front-facing camera setup, the standard iPhone 14 and 14 Max models will have regular notches and will look similar to the iPhone 13 models.

  • ProMotion Display

Early iPhone 14 rumors suggested that all four 2022 iPhone 14 models would feature ProMotion displays with refresh rates up to 120Hz, but that does not appear to be the case.

2022: Rumored And Expected Features In The Upcoming iPhone 14

Apple is likely to limit ProMotion technology to iPhone 14 Pro models, a decision that display analyst Ross Young attributes to a lack of available displays.
Young has stated unequivocally that he believes 120Hz refresh rates will remain a feature of the iPhone 14 Pro.


According to Korean website, The Elec, at least one of the iPhone models due out next year will use a standard LTPS OLED display without 120Hz ProMotion technology, which backs up Young’s claims.
Analyst Jeff Pu claims that the feature will be available on all iPhone 14 models, but he is not known for his accuracy.
Early iPhone 14 rumors suggested that all four 2022 iPhone 14 models would feature ProMotion displays with refresh rates up to 120Hz, but that does not appear to be the case.

  • Body Design

The iPhone 14 models are expected to have the same flat-edged design as the iPhone 13 models.
According to later rumors and part leaks, Apple will introduce a thicker chassis with no rear camera bump and round volume buttons, but Jon Prosser’s information appears to be incorrect.

Alleged renders of iPhone 14 models surfaced in March, and the renders indicate that the standard iPhone 14 models will have no design changes and will look the same as the iPhone 13 models.
A standard notch will be present, as well as the same camera bump at the back with the diagonal camera layout.

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A photo allegedly depicting molds of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 models surfaced in April, giving us a better idea of the upcoming devices’ sizes.
The molds are most likely intended for use in case production, but they appear to be consistent with the iPhone 14 rumors we’ve heard thus far.

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Apple does not offer an iPhone 14 mini, instead offering two 6.1-inch iPhones and two 6.7-inch iPhones.
The camera bumps are about 5% larger, as rumored, and cases designed for iPhone 13 models are unlikely to fit the iPhone 14 models due to the size increase.

  • Size Options

There will be no 5.4-inch iPhone in 2022 because Apple is discontinuing the “mini” line due to poor sales.
The iPhone 13 mini will be the last of the mini phones, with Apple expected to focus on larger-sized iPhones in the future.

The 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 are all expected, with the larger 6.7-inch iPhone replacing the mini model.

  • Colors

According to an unverified rumor, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro may be available in purple.
Though unconfirmed, the rumor suggests that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro will be available in a purple color with a unique finish that shifts tone depending on lighting conditions.

Apple has previously used the same color for the standard iPhone and Pro models, but in different shades, so if the purple rumor is true, that could be what we see in 2022.
The iPhone 14 and 14 Max are expected to be available in black, white, blue, red, and purple colors, while the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are expected to be available in graphite, gold, silver, and purple.

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  • Titanium

According to a JP Morgan Chase investor report, Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 models will also feature a high-end titanium alloy chassis design.
Titanium has previously been used by Apple for the Apple Watch, but this would be the first time the material has been used for an iPhone.

Titanium is more scratch resistant, stronger, and more corrosion resistant than steel and aluminum.

  • Cooling

High-end iPhone models are expected to use a vapor chamber thermal system beginning in 2022, which Apple is said to be “aggressively testing.”
Because of their higher computing power and faster 5G connection speeds, high-end iPhones will require the VC thermal system.
Smartphones from companies such as Samsung, Razer, and LG already use vapor chamber cooling technology, which is used to keep a device cooler when it is under heavy stress.

It is unclear whether the vapor chamber thermal system will meet Apple’s stringent requirements, but Apple is working to improve it, and high-end models may soon adopt it.

  • Lightning Port

There have been rumors that Apple intends to remove the Lightning port from the iPhone in favor of a portless design with charging via MagSafe, but it is unclear whether that technology will be introduced with the 2022 iPhone models.

At least some of the upcoming iPhones will retain a Lightning port.

  • Dummy Models and Part Leaks

Front glass panels for the iPhone 14 models were allegedly leaked in April, with the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models showing pill-shaped and hole cutouts that will replace the notch on those models.
Notches remain on the standard iPhone 14 and 14 Max displays.

2022: Rumored And Expected Features In The Upcoming iPhone 14

The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max panels also have slightly thinner bezels and a taller aspect ratio, and all of the display panels are consistent with previous rumors.

3D printed mockups show how the camera bumps on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max differ from the iPhone 13 models.
Because of camera bump and chassis differences, the iPhone 14 Max will have a significantly smaller camera bump than the iPhone 13 Pro Max, and cases designed for the iPhone 13 models will most likely not fit the iPhone 14 models.

The iPhone 14 Pro Max will be similar in size to the iPhone 13 Pro Max, but due to the larger size of the camera bump, an iPhone 13 Pro Max case will not fit an iPhone 14 Pro Max.

  • Camera Technology

The Ultra Wide camera in all 2022 iPhones could be improved, and the wide-angle camera and telephoto lens in the iPhone 14 Pro models will be significantly improved.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the 2022 Pro iPhone models will include a 48-megapixel Wide camera, a significant upgrade over the current 12-megapixel camera, as well as 8K video recording capabilities.

The 48-megapixel camera in the iPhone 14 Pro models will also be capable of taking 12-megapixel photos, most likely via pixel-binning.
Pixel binning combines data from multiple smaller pixels on the image sensor of a camera into a single “super-pixel” for improved low-light sensitivity.

With this feature, the iPhone 14 Pro models may be able to take full 48-megapixel photos in good lighting, but in poor lighting, it will use the pixel binning process to produce a higher-quality 12-megapixel photo that utilizes the 48-megapixel lens.

Kuo believes that the 8K video recording feature will allow iPhone-recorded videos to provide “a better user experience” when displayed on an 8K display or TV, and that this resolution will allow the iPhone to create videos and images that are more suitable for augmented and mixed reality devices, such as the AR/VR headset that Apple is developing.
The Pro models will have 8K video recording and a 48-megapixel Wide lens, while the standard iPhone 14 models will have a more modest camera setup.

In terms of front camera technology, all of the iPhone 14 models expected this year will have an upgraded front lens with a wider f/1.9 aperture and autofocus capabilities.
A larger aperture allows more light to pass through the lens and onto the sensor, resulting in sharper, crisper photos and greater depth of field.
The autofocus enhancements would help with focus during video calls.

  • A16 Chip

New iPhones typically include an updated A-series chip, but Apple may deviate from standard operating procedure this year.
Only the iPhone 14 Pro models, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, will get the new and faster A16 chip.

According to Kuo, the standard iPhone 14 models will continue to use the same A15 Bionic as the iPhone 13 models, indicating a significant difference between the Pro and non-Pro iPhones in 2022.

The A16 chip for the iPhone 14 Pro models will reportedly be built on TSMC’s “NP4” process, which the company claims is the third major upgrade to the 5-nanometer family.

  • RAM

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models will have 6GB of RAM, the same amount as the iPhone 13 Pro models.

  • Car Crash Detection

Apple is developing a car crash detection feature for the iPhone and Apple Watch, which could be released in 2022.
It will detect car accidents by measuring a spike in gravitational force using sensors such as the accelerometer.

When a car accident is detected, the iPhone or Apple Watch will automatically dial 911 for assistance.
Because it is scheduled for 2022, this could be a feature designed for iPhone 14 models and the Apple Watch Series 8, though it is unlikely to be limited to those devices.
It will be an expansion of the current Apple Watch and iPhone models’ Fall Detection feature.

  • Snapdragon X65 Modem

The Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 modem, the world’s first 10 Gigabit 5G modem and antenna system for smartphones, will be used in the iPhone 14 models.

  • RF Chip

According to Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, Apple has ordered 5G radio frequency (RF) chips from TSMC, with Apple using its own technology rather than chips from Samsung.

The chips are said to be made on TSMC’s 6-nanometer process, which allows for a smaller package with lower power consumption.
This could result in longer battery life when using 5G technology, as well as support for WiFi 6E.

  • Satellite Connectivity

The Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 enables some satellite connectivity features, and Apple plans to implement satellite-based emergency features alongside the modem, allowing users to send texts in emergency situations and report major emergencies in areas where cellular coverage is unavailable.

When there is no cellular or WiFi signal, Emergency Message via Satellite will allow users to text emergency services and contacts using a satellite network.
It will be a new communication protocol, similar to SMS and iMessage, with gray message bubbles.
The message length will be limited.

Another feature will allow users to use satellite networks to report major emergencies such as plane crashes and fires.
These features are still in development and will not be available until at least 2022.

  • WiFi 6E

According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 will have WiFi 6E connectivity.
According to Kuo, WiFi 6E will provide the high-speed wireless transmissions required for AR and VR experiences, and it is also expected to be used in the mixed reality headset, which could be released in 2022.

WiFi 6E uses the 6GHz band in addition to the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands to increase bandwidth and reduce interference, while also providing the WiFi 6 specification’s performance boost and low latency.

  • 2TB Storage?

Apple added a new 1TB storage tier with the iPhone 13 Pro models, and rumors suggest that with the iPhone 14 upgrade, Apple could increase that even further to 2TB.
This rumor comes from a source that isn’t always reliable, so it should be treated with caution until it’s confirmed by another more reliable source.

  • No Physical SIM Slot

Apple may launch iPhone 14 models without a physical SIM slot, instead opting for an eSIM-only design.
Apple is allegedly advising major US carriers to prepare for the release of eSIM-only smartphones by 2022, implying that some iPhone 14 models may be the first to do so.

With the iPhone 13, Apple included some models without a nano-SIM, allowing cellular plans to be activated using eSIM instead.
An eSIM enables the addition of cellular plans to a device without the use of a nano-SIM.

Because eSIM functionality is not available in all countries, iPhones sold in some regions will continue to include a nano-SIM slot.
In countries where a SIM-free iPhone is available, it may be optional, with customers still able to select a SIM-equipped model.
More than 60 countries support eSIM, and a list is available on Apple’s website.

  • iPhone 14 Launch Date

If Apple follows previous launch timelines, the iPhone 14 models are expected to be introduced at an event in September 2022.
The majority of iPhone events occur during the first or second week of September.

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