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Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s Next Flagship Series, The iPhone 14

According to leaks, the iPhone 14 will feature a massive design overhaul, hardware upgrades, and a front-facing punch-hole camera with no display notch.

Apple is preparing for its spring event, which is expected to take place in March or April and feature the third-generation iPhone SE as well as an iPad Air 5 with the new A15 chip. As a result, rumours about the upcoming iPhone 14 have begun to circulate. Hardware upgrades, a front-facing punch-hole camera, and a redesign are all rumoured.

Pricing and Availability for Apple’s iPhone 14

The iPhone 14 is expected to debut during Apple’s fall event, more precisely in September – based on previous launch events, according to Mark Gurman. The device will be available in four different models, with the iPhone mini being replaced by the iPhone Max.

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Apple's Next Flagship Series
Apple’s Next Flagship Series

There are four models: standard, Max, Pro, and Pro Max, with prices starting at $799 (roughly Rs 60,000) – the same as the base iPhone 13. However, according to LeaksApplePro, the Pro and Pro Max models could see a $100 price increase. The phones may now cost $1099 (roughly Rs 82,000) and $1199 (roughly Rs 90,000).

Design and Features of The Apple iPhone 14

According to Jon Prosser’s 3D renders, the iPhone 14 is based on a combination of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 4’s build design, with flat edges and a solid build. The backside and edges are said to be titanium, and they have a glass finish.

The phones are also said to have a thicker flush glass back that covers the lenses instead of the infamous camera bump. Apple is using OLED display panels on the front, which will replace the notch with a punch-hole camera. LG is supplying the panels, which are capable of a 120Hz ProMotion refresh rate.

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Developer Jeff Grossman created a mockup for the iPhone 14 earlier this month that featured an oval/pill-shaped punch-hole camera cutout rather than a circular one. Analyst Ross Young backed up his claims by claiming that a pill cutout will be present, but that the camera will be held by a circular on the side.

Apple's Next Flagship Series
Apple’s Next Flagship Series

This time around, the company is rumoured to be switching to a USB Type-C charging port in order to comply with European Union rules aimed at reducing e-waste. However, according to Jon Prosser, Apple will keep its lightning ports for the time being.

Specifications and Hardware for The Apple iPhone 14

According to rumours from the past few months, the hardware will be powered by the A16 Bionic chipset, which will provide a significant performance boost. TMSC is said to be the manufacturer of the 4nm chip, which is a smaller and more power-efficient alternative to the A15. However, according to a recent report from The Information, the company is having production issues. As a result, the iPhone 14 could use a 5nm process for the third year in a row.

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All variants will have a 120Hz ProMotion refresh rate, though the base model will have a 60Hz LTPS (low-temperature polycrystalline silicon) panel, according to analyst Ross Young. Touch-ID will also return, with the sensor embedded beneath the display rather than the power button.

Apple's Next Flagship Series
Apple’s Next Flagship Series

The base and Pro models will have a 6.06-inch display with a resolution of 2532 x 1170, while the Max and Pro Max models will have a display with a resolution of 2778 x 1284. It’s also worth noting that only the Pro Max model has an LTPO display, which is provided by LG, as previously stated.

According to analyst Ming-chi Kuo, a 48MP camera that uses camera binning is on the way. The technique improves low-light photography while maintaining a high pixel count. The base model is expected to have a dual-camera setup in the back, while the rest will have a triple-camera setup with a telephoto lens and an ultra-wide lens.

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A newly released patent also hinted at a periscope-style zoom camera, though Kuo claims it won’t debut until the iPhone 15 lineup in 2023.

According to other rumours, the Pro and above models will have a 2TB storage configuration, while the regular iPhone 14 will have a 1TB configuration. All models will get a battery upgrade, and 5G connectivity will return, along with Wi-Fi 6E support.

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