Five rumored iPhone 14 features that definitely won’t happen this year

In a week, Apple will announce the new iPhone 14 series. While many new features have been announced for this upcoming smartphone, there are some you definitely won’t see with this version as Apple prepares for a future generation. .

iPhone 14 will not be portless

Rumors of a portless iPhone are nothing new. It has been suggested that the iPhone 13 may have been portless for a brief moment. In 2021 we wrote:

Reports have also suggested that 2021 could be the year Apple introduces an iPhone without a Lightning port. It would be the first portless iPhone ever, and recently Bloomberg reported it as something being tested internally at Apple.

But while Apple is testing a portless design, it’s not expected to be released to the public this year. Ming-Chi News has reported that the iPhone 13 will continue to use a Lightning port on all models. This also indicates that the iPhone 13 does not support USB-C.

While a portless iPhone 14 could end the need to switch to USB-C in the EU, it would also be interesting to see the iPhone charge strictly wirelessly. But don’t worry, it won’t happen this year – and it might never happen.

USB-C switch? Maybe next year

Although the iPhone 14 is not portless, it does not have a USB-C connector. Rumors suggest that the iPhone 15 will be the one to make the change. While the EU requires a standard port for all manufacturers, Apple is reportedly planning the change for the iPhone 15, new AirPods and more.

In June, the EU enters into an agreement to make loading ports mandatory from 2024:

The provisional agreement on the amended Radio Equipment Directive establishes a one-stop charging solution for certain electronic devices. This law is part of a wider EU effort to make EU products more sustainable, reduce e-waste and make life easier for consumers.

Under the new rules, consumers will no longer need a different charger and cable every time they buy a new device, and will be able to use one charger for all their small and medium-sized portable electronic devices. Mobile phones, tablets, e-readers, headphones, digital cameras, earphones and headphones, portable video game consoles and portable speakers that can be charged via a wired cable must be equipped with a USB Type-C port, regardless of manufacturer. Laptops must also be adapted to the requirements within 40 months of entry into force.

How about a foldable iPhone 14?

While Samsung is on its fourth iteration of foldable phones, it seems that Apple is in no rush to enter this segment. Analyst Ming-Chi Actu first predicted that it could be “as early as 2024”, but the analyst expects this rumored product to be released in 2025 “at the earliest”.

Analyst Ross Young shares the same belief. He said Apple has likely delayed its foldable iPhone to 2025, indicating there won’t be a foldable iPhone 14.

We have delayed our expectations for Apple’s entry into the foldable smartphone market by two years to 2025 following discussions with our supply chain contacts. The company doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to enter the foldable smartphone market, and it might even take longer than that.

Camera under the screen does not happen

Camera under the screen

The iPhone 14 Pro is said to ditch the notch and feature a new punch-hole + pill design. For 2024, with the iPhone 15, all models will have the same design, but a completely notchless iPhone is not under the radar right now.

With that in mind, don’t expect the iPhone 14 to have a front-facing camera similar to the Galaxy Z Fold, which you technically can’t see because it sits below the screen.

Periscope lens for “remote” iPhone 14 notification?

When Apple announced that it would be hosting an event on September 7, people began to guess what the invite might mean. Called “Far Out”, it shows a constellation forming the Apple logo. While that could mean a periscope lens that will finally allow iPhone users to have a decent zoom camera, it’s more likely that Apple is hinting at an astrophotography mode.

In fact, a periscope lens is rumored for the upcoming iPhone 15. According to analyst Ming-Chi Actu, the new periscope lens will only be available on the larger and more expensive iPhone 15 Pro Max, while the smaller iPhone 15 Pro will retain the usual telephoto lens for optical zoom. The analyst says the 1/3″ sensor will have a resolution of 12 megapixels with an f/2.8 aperture, sensor shift stabilization and up to 6x optical zoom.

Finally

Those are five features that won’t be available with the iPhone 14, but there’s plenty to get you excited. You can read more about the event on September 7 below:


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