Are you ready for the release of the iPhone 14?
Good day, and afternoon depending on where you are in the world. There are just a few days left until the launch of the iPhone 14 (which, in case you managed to forget, will be on September 7).
The thing is… there’s a lot going. The iPhone 14 will likely be supported by the iPhone 14 Pro Max as the star of the show. The Apple Watch 8 and Watch 8 Pro are also available, as well as the AirPods Pro 2 if they become available.
There is, in short, a tonne of stuff going on. If you’re just wondering whether the new iPhone will be the right one for you, that’s what we’re (well, I’m) here for today: telling you the key leaks that you should be considering, and welcoming any thoughts you might have on Twitter – catch me on @Superbeav and I’ll add your thoughts to the discussion.
It’s true that this isn’t specifically related to the iPhone 14, but the new Lock Screen in iOS 16 appears to be a significant factor in the attractiveness of the iPhone 14 Pro’s always-on display option.
I kind of concur with Marques Brownlee in this regard: “The fact that portrait photographs will sneak behind and above the clock and other widgets looks quite great.”
Although perhaps not the iPhone 14, modern phones will also receive this update from Apple. Nevertheless, this will undoubtedly receive a lot of attention at the presentation.
What does that Far Out invitation actually mean? asks Tom Bedford, our writer for mobile devices.
I won’t give anything away, but essentially he says that Apple will finally engage in astrophotography, or the ability to capture better pictures of the moon.
That will require some good computational photography, or using the iPhone engine to enhance the pictures. However, Apple loves to tout how good their Neural Engine is at things like this, so that’s exactly the sort of thing I can envision occurring.
It’s a good analysis, particularly when you look the invite. On the other hands, it appears as though Apple just chooses a picture and a set of phrases from two different bags before inviting the international media to speculate about them.
Gareth, hold up, isn’t that a picture of the Galaxy S10 5G from 2019? Well, yes, that’s correct.
Why does it matter? Because when the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are released in a few days, it is the anticipated shape of the notch on those devices.
The majority of the leaks leading up to this launch have indicated that Apple will include a punch-hole camera flanking the pill-shaped hole for the sensors.
You can see how its asymmetry would have irritated me greatly, so that truly annoyed me.
However, the most recent leaks imply that it will instead take the form of a single lozenge in the screen’s centre, which is much more aesthetically pleasant. I cannot guarantee thats it will looks good because rumours have it that the icons to its left and right will continue to abut the sides as if it were a notch.
Will it look good? In 52 hours, I’ll hopefully be holding one in a crowded testing area. I’ll inform you.
While we are on the subjects of battery life, have a look at this little tidbit from noted journalist Mark Gurman, whose Power On newsletter regularly contains intriguing updates on what Apple is coming on.
This time, he discusses how the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will have bigger batteries because Apple is almost expected to include new Always-On displays in these devices.
Yes, these are capabilities that Samsung and many other Android rivals have long had. However, it is believed that Apple will achieve this by introducing a new feature to its OLED displays that will reduce the refresh rate to 1Hz, as it does with the Apple Watch 7.
It’s a smart strategy to add battery life from being drastically reduced while yet adding a really good new feature. Samsung estimated that its always-on display used 1% more battery per hour, but I think Apple’s version will use it much more effectively.
The thing that the battery sizes are displayed in that ‘leaked’ listing really irritates me. It wouldn’t have that information on it if this was a genuine leak from Apple, maybe one that was distributed as embargoed marketing material.
Prior to launch, Apple will undoubtedly work with significant third-party sellers on items like cases and similar things. However, it would never make the iPhone 14 battery capacity since it would be irrelevant. Accordingly, I believe that this paper is an amalgamation of the most recent leaks to be posted online.
The battery sizes, however, are in line with what we had anticipated: the iPhone 14 Pro will feature a larger power unit than the iPhone 13 Pro, adding 200 mAh, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max will maintain its similarity to the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
I sincerely hope that the iPhone 14 Plus matches the battery size of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, even though we shouldn’t take this leak at face value. That way, the phone will be less expensive while maintaining the colossal longevity that first came with the new iPhone 13 range last year.
Okay, I’ve got a fresh “leak” from TimesNowNews (opens in new tab) in India to go over with you. But I will tell you, there are a lot of things in this that make me doubt how reliable this is.
The listing, which has no other source but applepriceleak (and it’s unclear from which forum that user identity originates), touches on many of the things we’re anticipating, making it a great lot to start.
The first thing you’ll notice is that the iPhone 14 Plus is listed over the iPhone 14 Max. At the moment, the persistent rumour is that Apple will separate the things to prevent confusion between this larger phone and the iPhone 14 Pro Max.Although perhaps not the iPhone 14, modern phones will also receive this update from Apple. Nevertheless, this will undoubtedly receive a lot