Good morning, or afternoon, depending on where you are on the globe. There are only a few days left before the release of the iPhone 14 (which, in case you managed to forget, will be on September 7).
The problem is that a lot is going on. The iPhone 14 will likely be supported by the iPhone 14 Pro Max as the star of the show. The Apple Watch 8 and Watch 8 Pro are also available, as are the AirPods Pro 2 if they become available.
There is, in short, a ton of stuff going on. If you’re just wondering whether the new iPhone will be the right one for you, that’s what we’re (well, I’m) here for today: telling you the key leaks that you should be considering, and welcoming any comments you might have on Twitter–catch me on @Superbeav and I’ll add your thoughts to the discussion.
A fantastic tweet from SunriseToSunset has arrived, and it has put me in my place:
@superbeav According to your most recent piece, which you uploaded an hour ago, the iPhone 14 will steal the show this year. I don’t think so. It has outdated specifications as opposed to the promax and the pro, which are the actual stars. September 5, 2022
This is an argument that’s been going on for a long time now, since smartphone makers began creating more powerful or bigger versions of the ‘primary’ phone.
I believe that, in terms of popularity, the iPhone 14 will continue to be the “star” of the show. It will continue to be the most sought-after gadget, and it will undoubtedly sell the most.
But if it happens, I’m particularly interested in the 14 Pro Max and the 14 Plus since I, and presumably a lot of other people, like larger smartphones with better batteries.
Will the pros snatch the spotlight? In terms of enhancements, I believe they most definitely will. Nevertheless, I continue to believe that the iPhone 14 will be the one that people will be most interested in learning about.
It’s true that this isn’t specifically related to the iPhone 14, but the new Lock Screen in iOS 16 seems to be a significant factor in the attractiveness of the iPhone 14 Pro’s always-on display option.
I sort of agree with Marques Brownlee that the portrait images that will appear above and behind the clock and other widgets look really good.
Although possibly not the iPhone 14, contemporary phones will also get this upgrade from Apple. Nevertheless, this will undoubtedly receive a lot of attention during the presentation.
What does that Far Out invitation really mean? asked Tom Bedford, our writer for mobile devices.
I won’t give anything away, but essentially he says that Apple will finally engage in astrophotography, or the ability to capture better photographs of the moon.
Since Apple loves to tout how adept their neural engine is at tasks like these, I can see this kind of thing occurring. However, it will take some strong computational photography or utilizing the iPhone engine to enhance the images.
This interpretation is sound, particularly in light of the invitation. On the other hand, it seems as though Apple just chooses a photo and a pair of phrases from two different bags before inviting the international media to speculate on them.
Gareth, hold up, isn’t that a photo of the Galaxy S10 5G from 2019? Well, absolutely, that’s correct.
Why does it matter? Because when the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are released in a few days, it will be the anticipated form of the notch on those devices.
Most of the rumors leading up to this event said that Apple would put a punch-hole camera on either side of the hole for the sensors that looks like a pill.
I can understand how its asymmetry would have irritated me. That truly annoyed me.
However, the most recent reports imply that it will instead take the form of a single lozenge in the screen’s center, which is far more visually pleasing. I can’t guarantee that it will look excellent since rumors have it that the icons to its left and right will continue to abut the sides as if it were a notch.
Will it seem nice? In 52 hours, I’ll hopefully be holding one in a crowded testing area. I’ll inform you.
Let’s look at this little tidbit from respected journalist Mark German, whose Power On newsletter consistently has interesting updates on what’s coming from Apple, while we’re talking about battery life.
This time, he discusses how the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will have bigger batteries since Apple is widely expected to include new Always-On screens in these devices.
Yes, these are capabilities that Samsung and many other Android competitors have long had. However, it is believed that Apple will do this by introducing a new capability to its OLED screens that would reduce the refresh rate to 1Hz, as it does with the Apple Watch 7.
It’s a smart technique to keep battery life from being drastically reduced while adding a genuinely useful new function. Samsung estimated that their always-on display uses 1% more power per hour than Apple’s version will use it even more effectively.
The fact that the battery sizes are shown in that ‘leaked’ listing greatly irritates me. It wouldn’t have that information on it if this was a genuine leak from Apple, maybe one that was sent as embargoed marketing material.
Prior to launch, Apple will undoubtedly work with important third-party suppliers on things like cases and other things. However, it would never reveal the iPhone 14 battery capacity since it would be irrelevant. So, I think this paper is made up of the most recent leaks that have been posted online.
That said, the battery sizes are dovetailing with what we’re expecting: the iPhone 14 Pro to feature a bigger power unit than the 13 Pro, throwing in an additional 200mAh, but the iPhone 14 Pro Max to continue with something comparable to the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
I really hope that the iPhone 14 Plus matches the battery size of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, even if we shouldn’t take this leak at face value. That way, the phone will be less expensive while maintaining the colossal longevity that first came with the new iPhone 13 range last year.
I’m going to walk you through a recent “leak” from TimesNowNews in India, but I have to tell you that there are a lot of red flags that make me doubt the veracity of this.
However, the listing, which doesn’t have a source other than applepriceleak (and it’s not apparent which forum that user name is from), does touch on a lot of topics that we’re anticipating, so it’s a fantastic stepping off point.
You’ll first notice that the iPhone 14 Plus is mentioned there before the iPhone 14 Max. At the moment, there’s a strong rumor that Apple will separate the names to prevent confusion between this larger phone and the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
But that’s not the issue I’m uncertain about.
Okay, let’s get started. What feature of the new iPhone 14 is most appealing to you?
Do you find the battery life to be annoying? Are the sharp sides excessively steep? Do you want larger displays or fewer notches? We’ve been following rumors about this muthaflippin’ phone for the past 15 goddamn months, so we have a pretty decent idea of what’s coming.
But like I indicated in the introduction, you are the focus of this. If you have any queries, tweet them to me and I’ll immediately respond based on TechRadar’s analysis.