Apple expected to announce iPhone 14 early next month on 7 September
Almost a year following the iPhone 13 event, Apple is expected to announce the new iPhone 14 early next month, alongside new Apple Watches, improved AirPod Pros and a new entry level iPad.
The report comes from Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, who has an excellent track record for Apple news.
Previous rumours and leaks have all but confirmed Apple will be releasing 4 models for the iPhone 14 this year around.
Due to poor sales, the iPhone mini has been ditched, and will instead be replaced by the iPhone 14 Plus, which will feature a large 6.7 inch display. This will be the first non-pro iPhone to gain such a large display.
Both the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will ditch the notch, and will be replaced by a pill shaped cutout, featuring a Face ID sensor and a selfie camera. These will be the first flagship iPhones by Apple to ditch the notch, since originally introduced with the iPhone X in 2017.
As well as improvements to the design, the Pro models will gain the latest A16 chip, an always on display and an upgraded 48 MP wide camera.
- iPhone 14 - 6.1 inch display, A15 chip
- iPhone 14 Max - 6.7 inch display, A15 chip
- iPhone 14 Pro - 6.1 inch display, A16 chip
- iPhone 14 Pro Max - 6.7 inch display, A16 chip
On the other hand, the regular iPhone 14 and new iPhone 14 Max will keep the notch design and the existing A15 chip, as used with the iPhone 13.
The report also states Apple will make improvements to battery life for all iPhone 14 models, however it doesn’t disclose whether this is due to improvements to software or simply larger batteries.
Despite the chip supply crisis, analysts have predicted the entry iPhone 14 will remain at £779 - the same as the iPhone 13.
The iPhone 14 event will take place on 7 September, followed by a launch date on 16 September.
Despite Covid no longer being in the limelight, Apple will stick to an online only event, after better than expected reception from previously streamed events since Covid struck in 2019. The slick and well rehearsed presentations have been praised by critics, with record numbers tuning in to watch online.