Despite concerns about a worldwide recession, economists predict Apple will release some significant iPhone updates this year. Despite the fact that the series is predicted to appear similar to the one from last year, it may have a new camera system, a hole-punch screen, and a completely new ‘Max’ model. The iPhone remains Apple’s most significant product, accounting for about half of all sales in 2021. Here’s a roundup of five potential new iPhone features, subject to the usual caveats that come with any news from Cupertino
1. The ‘mini model will be replaced with the iPhone 14 Max.
To begin with, it’s been said that the iPhone’s “small” model would be updated with a new “Max” model. Apple’s decision is most likely the result of a lack of interest in the little smartphone. Consumer Research Intelligence Partners (CRIP) revealed US iPhone sales statistics for the March quarter, revealing that the iPhone 13 tiny accounted for only 3% of all iPhone 13 models sold. Given that the iPhone 12 mini too was an unattractive model in 2020, the decision appears to be commercially sound.
The iPhone 14 Max would be the same dimensions as both the 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro if it does indeed supplant the iPhone 13 small. This is great news for individuals who have always coveted a large-screen iPhone but have been unable to purchase the “Pro” model owing to cost restraints. Apple will offer the iPhone 14, Max, for $899, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, which is $200 cheaper than just the iPhone 14 Pro. It will, however, cost $200 more than all the mini iPhone and, even if it sells somewhat more than the device it replaces, will be far more profitable for Apple
2. The iPhone 14 lineup has a better front-facing camera.
The front-facing camera on the iPhone 13 is adequate but not exceptional. An enhanced webcam on the iPhone 14 would be a logical course of action, provided that more users presently want an elevated facing camera for video chat and live streaming, even after the lockdowns. According to reports, Apple is in dialogue with LG Innotek with a more high-priced main camera with auto-focus for the iPhone 14 lineup. Front-facing cameras for iPhones are often sourced from Chinese component providers.
Apple, on the other hand, intends to get the main camera sensors for the iPhone via South Korean hardware makers this time. In particular, the upgraded front-facing camera said to be featured in the iPhone 14 would cost three times as much as prior versions’ cameras. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kou, the whole iPhone 14 series will have an enhanced front-facing camera with autofocus and a larger f/1.9 aperture. A larger aperture will have to let more light travel through the lens, resulting in higher picture quality and an improved insight effect in portrait mode images and movies.
3. Is the iPhone 14 model getting an always-on display?
It’s finally occurring. Apple may include an always-on display in the iPhone 14 Pro as well as iPhone 14 Pro Max, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The feature is expected to be released together with iOS 16 by the Cupertino company. Apple will have to use a unique form of LPTO to put the always-on screen configuration to the iPhone (low-resolution polycrystalline oxide display). Apple uses the same screen technology in its brand new Apple Watch models. The new LPTO showcase not only saves energy when it’s turned on but also offers variable refresh rates. The always-on display is already supported by Samsung’s new phones, such as the Galaxy S22.
4. The ancient A15 Bionic chipset may be used in some iPhone 14 models.
To distinguish the standard iPhone 14 from the “Pro” variants, Apple is believed to adopt a novel two-chip method. Analysts claim this tactic for the iPhone 14 makes complete sense, despite being controversial. As a result, the A15 Bionic chip identified in the current iPhone 13 series would be used in the classic iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max. Meanwhile, the new A16 chipset will be used in the iPhone 14 Pro as well as iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Apple’s two-chip tactic, according to staffers, would not only enables the firm to differentiate between “Pro” and “non-Pro” models but will also help businesses cut costs, as fabrication A16 cpus won’t be cheap at a moment when bits are in limited supply. The broad picture is that even with the A15 chip, the iPhone 14 as well as iPhone 14 Max will be speedier and more energy efficient than most premium Android devices. Logic dictates that Apple no longer needs to put the greatest chipset on a $799 iPhone. Apple will be able to considerably enhance the iPhone 14 Pro for pro-level users with the leading mobile processor on the market.
5. Say goodbye to the notch and hello to the hole-punch display.
When Apple unveiled the iPhone X in 2017, it was all about the “notch” just at the edge of the screen, which contained the optics and FaceID. In fact, Apple received a lot of flak for including a “notch” on
the iPhone X. Years later, on at least 2 iPhone 14 versions with more contemporary architecture.6. Apple is removing the notch.
On the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, the notch will be replaced by dual pill and hole cut-outs, according to leaked schematics. A crevice screen is not a novel concept. A little round cut-out on the display of every Android mobile houses a front-facing camera.
Apparently, iPhone 14 will be the latest iPhone to feature a pill-shaped notch for the selfie camera & infrared camera, as well as a cutout for the dot projector. Not only will the holes take up less room than the notch, but they will also appear more sophisticated. Last year, Apple tweaked the iPhone’s famed notch by reducing the size of the notch on the iPhone 13. Clearly, this is yet another step to staying competitive in the smartphone market. It wouldn’t be surprising if Apple employs a pill-shaped tunnel design for its front-facing lens to distinguish between the more pricey iPhone 14 Pro models and the regular iPhone 14 models.
Lastly, a 48MP camera sensor has been added. On the next iPhone, a 48MP camera
sensor? Apple has avoided megapixel wars in the past, but why does the tech firm want to put a 48MP cmos sensor on the upcoming iPhone? It’s an excellent question.
The reason is straightforward and logical.
The larger the sensor, hence the more light it can gather, and the image quality improves considerably when paired with Ai and ml algorithms.
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a 48MP wide camera setup will be a step up from the present iPhone 13 series’ 12MP shooter. Whilst the upcoming 48MP camera setup sounds superior to the iPhone 13’s 12MP camera, Kuo claims that the next iPhone will have a bigger bump. In reality, the 48MP camera setup will expand the lens bump’s diagonal length by around 33% while also increasing its height by about 10%. However, fitting the highest-resolution sensor into a phone takes up more room.