The iPhone 13 was released just three months ago, and we’re still a long way from seeing the iPhone 14, but that hasn’t stopped the rumour mill from spinning. And it’s intriguing because there’s a lot of anticipation that the iPhone 14 line will be substantially different from the iPhone 13 line, which wasn’t that different from its predecessor. For example, a major revamp.
Naturally, you should take their rumours with a grain of salt. After all, we found this year with the Apple Watch Series 7, which was said to sport an all-new flat-edged design, that rumours aren’t always accurate.
Will the iPhone 14 have a notch?
The notch first appeared on the iPhone X in 2017, when it was necessary to house the many cameras and sensors for Face ID, and it has since appeared on every flagship iPhone. This year, Apple decreased the notch on the iPhone 13 by roughly 20%, but the iPhone 14 is expected to do away with it entirely. The iPhone 14 might replace the notch with a hole-punch design, as seen on Samsung and Google’s top phones. As a result, the screen is more usable.
Will the iPhone 14 have a fingerprint reader?
According to rumours, the iPhone 14 may have a new biometric unlocking technique, especially an in-display fingerprint scanner. This is a terrific workaround for those wearing masks, and it’s been included in a variety of major Android handsets, including the Samsung Galaxy S21 and the Google Pixel 6. Apple still uses Touch ID in buttons, such as the Home button on the entry-level iPad and the most recent iPhone SE, or the power button on the iPad Air and iPad mini. If these iPhone 14 are accurate, Apple will use Touch ID for the first time in its iPhone displays.
Will there be an iPhone 14 mini? An iPhone 14 Max?
Even though critics have generally lauded them, the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 mini — the two little iPhones that were just announced — haven’t sold as well as expected. Many people believe that Apple will discontinue the iPhone 14 mini due to this. Apple would still have four iPhone models, but instead of the iPhone 14 tiny, Apple might release a bigger version of the iPhone 14, dubbed the iPhone 14 Max, according to speculations. This would be around the same size as the iPhone 14 Pro Max, minus the expensive camera.
Will the iPhone 14 have a Lightning port?
Yes, most certainly. Apple will continue to rely significantly on its MagSafe wireless charging system, introduced with the iPhone 12 range. Because it’s been so effective, there have been suggestions that Apple may remove the charging port entirely — yes, a port-less iPhone — and rely purely on wireless charging, but this still seems a few years away.
Apple is unlikely to adopt a USB-C charging connector anytime soon, especially because many of its peripherals and products still utilize the Lightning port. However, the recent revelation that the European Union wants universal chargers for all smartphones might accelerate this idea, implying that Apple would have to abandon its Lightning connector because no other devices (except Apple’s) utilize it. My instinct tells me we’ll see a portless iPhone rather than one with a USB-C charging port. The only way to know for sure is to wait and see.
We are expecting the new iPhone 14 for October 2022, following the normal release pattern of all Apple phones. Apple users are in a hurry for the new phone, but I feel we haven’t had the time to enjoy the iPhone 13 yet to its full capacity… In the comment, let us know what you think about the speculations mentioned above…