What to Expect From Apple’s iPhone 14 Launch on Sept. 7
by: The Beat Asia
September 06, 2022
Apple is set to roll out the red carpet for the brand-new iPhone 14 on Sept. 7 (early morning on Thursday in Asia time) and rumors run aplenty about what upgrades and new features this crown tech jewel would carry.
The event — dubbed “Far Out” based on invitations sent to members of the media — will be held on the Cupertino, California-based Apple Park campus, Apple news aggregator MacRumors reported on Aug. 24. The Sept. 7 launch date, which was first reported by Bloomberg on Aug. 18, marks a busy season for the tech giant with a flurry of product launches.
Rumored iPhone 14 Specs and Design
In line with traditions, leaks and rumors were all the buzz in the tech space in the weeks leading up to the launch of the iPhone 14. According to insiders, this year’s line-up is likely to include iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro with a 6.1-inch display, as well as iPhone 14 Pro Max with a larger 6.7-inch display. Insiders had previously speculated an iPhone 14 Max, but it appears that Apple is dropping that label for iPhone 14 Plus, according to recent leaked reports. What’s almost certain, however, is that the tech giant will be ditching the iPhone mini model as it spotlights its larger versions.
No significant design change is expected from the standard iPhone model, but insiders at 9to5Mac and other websites are anticipating a “hole punch and pill cutout” for the Pro series, letting go of the notch.
On the specs front, the standard iPhone model is reportedly equipped with an A15 chip, deviating from previous launches where new iPhones got a new chip. However, the Wall Street Journal reported that the latest model will adopt the higher version of the A15 chip, supporting speculations that iPhone 14 will boast a five-core GPU with a graphic performance of up to 25% faster than standard iPhone 13’s four-core GPU. The premium line of iPhone 14 Pro, meanwhile, is expected to adopt the A16 chip, which not only means faster GPU speeds but also reflects Apple’s struggle with a chip supply crunch.
A few tweaks to the camera app are said to be in order, moving some controls to the top screen. The flash and Live buttons are also expected to be in the status bar, while video settings are reportedly underneath the display cutouts.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will get upgraded ultra-wide camera sensors, with a significant bump to 48MP versus iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max’s 12MP.
Aside from iPhone 14, Apple is set to roll out the new versions of iOS and macOS, as well as the Apple Watch Series 8.
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