news, price increases, release date… We take stock


IPHONE 14. Only a few days left before the official unveiling of the new iPhone 14. Let’s take stock of the various rumors about it, with its potential price and estimated release date.

Apple has confirmed that the iPhone 14 will be presented on Wednesday, September 7. This new version should have several new features, both in terms of performance and design. The various sources mention in particular a new processor, the A16 Bionic, which should further boost the performance of the iPhone 14 compared to its predecessor. Photo improvements are also highly anticipated, especially around a better sensor on the back of the phone.

The biggest surprise about the iPhone 14 may well be the price. After inflation, the increase in the price of computer components and many other disadvantages, Apple could well adjust the price of its new iPhone 14. to be more affordable than the rest of the range.

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As a reminder, the iPhone 14 should again be offered in four different versions. However, these would differ from previous years. Exit iPhone 14 mini and hello iPhone 14 Max. After disappointing sales of the last two mini models, Apple did not want to try the experiment again, preferring to offer a new device with a large size and called “iPhone 14 Max”.

Traditionally, Apple has two major conferences a year. The first, called WWDC, is organized in the middle of the year. The second conference was supposed to concern the iPhone 14. Apple has already officially confirmed that The iPhone 14 will be unveiled on Wednesday, September 7, the official date of its Keynote conferencefor release in the following days.

If the date Tuesday 13 September was mentioned online, several specialists were, among others Mark Gurman, a reporter at Bloomberg, had indicated for several days that Apple was preparing its Keynote conference a week in advance. It is now confirmed: Apple will therefore arrange its next Keynote on Wednesday, September 7, which proposes an iPhone release. 14 from Friday 16 September.

Although it is still a little too early to say about the future features of the iPhone 14, there is already a lot of information about it available on the web! Several journalists and insiders like Jon Prosser specify itApple would (finally) remove the top notch from the front of the phone, to replace it with a simple hole that would be used for the sensor on the selfie module. However, this news would only be present on the Pro and Pro Max models.

A new selfie camera

Among the news announced for the iPhone 14 is a persistent rumor about a new selfie camera. The latter would have better quality compared to previous iPhone models, but would also cost more to produce. Will this addition affect the price of future iPhone 14s? We will have to wait for the formalization of the phone to have the last word on the subject and observe the news compared to its predecessor, the iPhone 13.

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An “Always-On” screen for iPhone 14 Pro

The “Always-On” technology expected for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max is already found in many other smartphones. It keeps your screen on all the time, but with a very low refresh rate to save battery. The main interest of this feature is to be able to display interesting widgets such as the time or the date of the day. You will be able to consult essential information without having to grab or turn on your iPhone 14!

Will the iPhone 14 benefit from an A16 Bionic chip?

The latest information about the iPhone 14 concerns its processor. The powerful A15 Bionic chip that currently powers the iPhone 13 would normally give way to its successor: the A16 Bionic processor. However, it seems that Apple has only planned to add this new SoC in the two most advanced models of the brand, namely the iPhone 14 Max and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The other two smartphones would thus remain equipped with the A15 chip.

Many delicious people agree on one point: there would be no iPhone 14 mini planned. As a reminder, the iPhone 12 mini had very disappointing sales for Apple, despite good performance and a very practical small size. The company nevertheless tried again by unveiling a new iPhone 13 mini in September 2020, the results of which are as mixed as its predecessor. We should therefore not benefit from an iPhone 14 mini, but from a completely new model, modeled after the basic iPhone 14.

According to specialist journalist Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, Apple is studying the idea of ​​offering four different iPhone 14 models again in 2022. However, the company would skip a mini version and present another more advanced model instead. : iPhone 14 Max, which would be between the classic 14 and 14 Pro.

The new series of iPhone 14 will be composed as follows: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. However, it will be necessary to see if this new name is sufficiently clear to an audience that was now well used to the device’s line-up.

3D renderings of the iPhone 14 Pro by artist AR72014. © AR72014

What is the iPhone 14 Max?

He is the new child in the family. Welcome the new iPhone 14 Max as it should. According to several analysts and leaks online, this new model would replace the iPhone 14 mini. However, he would not have many similarities with the latter. Where the mini version of an iPhone takes its components in a smaller version, the iPhone 14 Max would do the exact opposite. This new model would therefore be a kind of iPhone 14, but in a larger size.

The iPhone 14 Pro is definitely the most anticipated version of the series. The latter would be the one that benefits the most from new features with the iPhone 14 Pro Max, starting with the design. The front screen of the iPhone 14 Pro would benefit from the new notch, of which 3D renderings can be found online.

The changes of the iPhone 14 Pro with its predecessor are not legion. However, Apple’s new phone should benefita new processor, the A16 Bionic, which would improve the performance of the device and its battery management. It will be interesting to compare the latter with the chip that equips the iPhone 13, the A15 Bionic, as the performance of the latter was already at a very high level.

Another news expected for the iPhone 14: the arrival of an “Always-On” mode. Thus, you should be able to leave the screen of the iPhone 14 permanently on to display data such as the time, the current date or even widgets. However, this addition may have an impact on the phone’s autonomy, which would also be improved accordingly.

Unless there is a real surprise, Apple should present a new iPhone 14 Pro Max in September 2022. These very advanced, even premium models, initiated with the iPhone 11 Pro Max, make it possible to take advantage of all Apple’s advanced technology for an optimal experience on a smartphone from the brand.

The iPhone 14 Pro Max should follow its predecessor and offer features similar to the iPhone 14 Pro, while having a larger size. It would then be the most expensive iPhone 14 in the range, but also the most advanced in terms of new functions and performance. The iPhone 14 Pro Max would be especially equipped with the brand new A16 Bionic chip, but also with the new design on the front which will allow it to display more content on the screen.

Will the iPhone 14 cost more than its predecessors? Apple was able to create a surprise in 2021 by unveiling a new range of different iPhones while maintaining the same price list. If the company decides to maintain this momentum, it may well be that the next series of iPhone 14 will also have the same prices. The iPhone 14 mini is being replaced by the iPhone 14 Max, the new prices for the iPhone 14 could therefore be as follows:

  • iPhone 14: from 909 euros.
  • iPhone 14 Max: from 999 euros.
  • iPhone 14 Pro: from 1159 euros.
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max: from 1259 euros.

Information should be taken with a grain of salt for the iPhone 14, as several reports indicate a price increase for the entire range, and especially the Pro models. Sun’s website states this the future iPhone 14, 14 Max, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max could well see their base price increase by 100 euros. This increase will also apply to the dollar prices of the iPhone 14 series.

While a price increase on the iPhone 14 wouldn’t make many happy, it would still make sense given the rising prices across the tech industry. Apple would therefore only follow the trend or rather inflation in light of the increase in the price of many raw materials.

A question that many consumers ask themselves: Will the iPhone 14 finally shake up the design of Apple phones? The first glimpses already seem uninviting. Since the iPhone X was released in 2017, the company has hardly touched the design of its famous smartphone. The iPhone 14 should continue this momentum and simply refine an already well-established design that has proven itself year after year.

The only major novelty of the iPhone 14 in terms of design would fit in the notch on the front of the device. It’s been a while since Apple seems to want to reduce at all costs the space allocated to the selfie camera as well as the device that allows Face ID to unlock your phone. The new notch on the iPhone 14 must therefore be smaller and arranged in the form of an exclamation mark.

A USB-C port finally planned for iPhone 14?

Many consumers are hoping that the iPhone 14 will finally replace its Lightning port with a USB-C charging port. While this change may well take place in the future, it is unlikely to apply to the iPhone 14. In early June 2022, the European Union voted in favor of an agreement limiting a single charger to the smartphone market in Europe. This decree may well shake up the plans that Apple has planned, but will not apply until 2024, giving the Cupertino company time to offer an iPhone 14 and even a potential iPhone 15 before submitting to the new directive.

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