For one, Apple will reportedly kill the iPhone mini in favor of a new iPhone 14 Max (or iPhone 14 Plus) with a 6.7-inch display. So buyers could get a big screen without paying a Pro premium.
Speaking of the iPhone 14 Pro, there are so many upgrades planned for this range that Apple could raise the price by $ 100 for both the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Max. We’re talking about a new 48MP main camera, always-on display and faster A16 Bionic chip along with 256GB of storage.
In fact, our comparison between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro points to the biggest differences in recent years. So what does this mean in terms of the actual specs of the iPhone 14? Let’s analyze everything.
IPhone 14 Specifications
|iPhone 14||iPhone 14 max||iPhone 14 Pro||iPhone 14 Pro Max|
|Screen size||6.1 in||6.7 in||6.1 in||6.7 in|
|Refresh rate||60 Hz||60 Hz||1-120 Hz||1-120 Hz|
|processor||Apple A15 Bionic||Apple A15 Bionic||Apple A16 Bionic||Apple A16 Bionic|
|RAM||6 GB (LPDDR4X)||6 GB (LPDDR4X)||6 GB (LPDDR5)||6 GB (LPDDR5)|
|Warehousing||128GB, 256GB, 512GB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB||256GB, 512GB, 1TB||256GB, 512GB, 1TB|
|Cameras||Dual 12MP (wide, ultrawide)||Dual 12MP (wide, ultrawide)||48MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 12MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom||48MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 12MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom|
|Battery size||3,279 mAh||4,323 mAh||3,200 mAh||4,352 mAh|
|Colors||Green, purple, blue, black, white and red||Green, purple, blue, black, white and red||Purple, green, silver and graphite||Purple, green, silver and graphite|
IPhone 14 specifications: dimensions and weight
If the rumors are to be believed, Apple’s experiment with mini iPhones is over. The iPhone 12 and 13 mini reportedly sold so little that Apple pulled the plug from an iPhone 14 mini, meaning the 6.1 inches will be as small as it gets this time around. You should be able to buy an iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro of that size.
So what’s replacing the mini? The intended device is the iPhone 14 Max (or possibly iPhone 14 Plus), a 6.7-inch phone that would match the iPhone 14 Pro Max in terms of screen.
In short, Apple seems to be simplifying the lineup: now there’s no need to spend big money to get a large panel. The downside, unfortunately, is that those who favor the best small phones will have to settle for last year’s iPhone 13 mini instead.
Weight-wise, we expect this to mean that the base iPhone 14 will be similar to the iPhone 13, which points the scales at 174g and 6.1oz. Others are harder to guess, thanks to the uncharted territory of the larger regular version and a more complicated camera setup on the Pro models.
We expect the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max to be heavier and thicker, thanks to a new 48MP and larger camera.
IPhone 14 Specifications: Screen and Refresh Rate
While the screen size may now be the same between the regular iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro series, the technology is set to remain one of the biggest dividing lines between the tiers.
The iPhone 13 Pro series has introduced refresh rates of 120Hz (or ProMotion like the Apple brand) and this is expected to return to the iPhone 14 Pro phones. In fact, it is said to have improved, with the refresh rate being able to drop down to at 1Hz, which means that for the first time ever an always-on display is expected on the two iPhone Pro models.
However, the regular iPhone 14 will not receive it. While still OLED, the panels will apparently hit 60Hz, making things a little less fluid and meaning buyers won’t have access to the all-new always-on display mode. We’ve heard a rumor that Apple may increase the refresh rate to 90Hz on the iPhone 14 series, but we’re not holding our breath.
IPhone 14 Specifications: CPU AND RAM
In the past, iPhones have shared the same chipset over the generations. Whether you buy a $ 399 iPhone SE 2022 or a $ 1,099 iPhone 13 Pro, you’ll still get the Apple A15 Bionic chip that powers things, which is good, as it’s the fastest mobile chip around.
Not so this generation, according to rumors. Apple will apparently make the Pro more attractive by giving it exclusive access to the brand new A16 Bionic processor. The regular iPhone 14 would stay with the previous generation A15.
It’s not all. According to a recent report, while all phones will have 6GB of RAM, the Pro models will benefit from faster LPDDR5 memory. Non-Pro phones, meanwhile, would remain with LPDDR4X RAM.
IPhone 14 Specifications: Storage
We don’t expect big changes here. A rumor has suggested that the iPhone 14 Pro series will start with 256GB of storage, which could ease the sting of a price hike. However, others have poured cold water on this and said all phones will start at 128GB.
If things stay the same, you’ll be able to choose from 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB of storage for all iPhone 14 phones, with the option of 1TB for Pro models.
IPhone 14 Specifications: Cameras
This is another area where Apple is planning a major upgrade to the iPhone 14 Pro. We have heard that while the regular iPhone 14 models will remain with 12MP cameras, the Pro versions will receive the first megapixel upgrade since the iPhone 6s. debuted in 2015.
Apparently, iPhone 14 Pro phones will benefit from a 48MP lens, which could easily give the phone a spot on our list of the best camera phones. This new camera may also be capable of shooting 8K videos.
We imagine that the telephoto lens, a Pro exclusive on previous iPhones, will also be a Pro line exclusive for this generation.
To be clear, the regular iPhone 14 could still offer better photography, even without a lens boost. Raw specs are only half the battle, and we imagine Apple has been working on the software side of things behind the scenes.
We’ve also heard that all four iPhone 14 models will have a new front camera with autofocus capability, which should improve selfie shots.
IPhone 14 Specifications: Battery Size
A source claims that most iPhone 14 phones will receive a battery charge this time around. The one exception is the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which will apparently lose some capacity, but given the ridiculous endurance of its predecessor (over 12 hours in our intensive test), we’re not overly concerned.
The iPhone 14 will reportedly receive a 3,279mAh battery, 4,323mAh for the iPhone 14 Max, 3,200mAh for the iPhone 14 Pro and 4,352 for the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
It’s also worth mentioning that the Apple A16 Bionic chipset could offer efficiency savings to give the Pro models longer overall battery life. We must wait and see.
IPhone 14 Specifications: Colors
Apple historically likes to offer different color options for regular and Pro iPhones, and the latest rumors suggest that 2022 phones will be no different.
Apparently we can expect the iPhone 14 to come in green, purple, blue, black, white and red color schemes. The Pro version, on the other hand, may be available in purple, green, silver and graphite.
IPhone 14 Specifications: Outlook
For those who have their hearts set on an iPhone 14 Pro, this seems like an exciting update. The new 48MP camera might be worth the entry price on its own, with the always-on display and faster chipset as an added bonus.
For would-be buyers of the regular iPhone 14, it’s a more complicated picture. The leaked specs don’t point to many updates so far, so we’ll need to see what will be confirmed at the Apple event. But at least the new iPhone 14 Max looks exciting because it would be a completely new model.
Be sure to check out our iPhone 14 Hub and iPhone 14 Pro Hub for all the latest information.