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We still have a long way to go to launch the iPhone 14 – probably in September.
However, some rumors have already started to surface on the Internet with the news that we can expect from the new Apple devices.
In the face of so many rumors, it can be hard to keep up with the next step.
With that in mind, here we’ve broken down a list of major leaks about the 2022 iPhone lineup (or in the near future devices).
The iPhone 14 models should still look a lot like the iPhone 13 line.
However, the body is expected to be a bit thicker, which will flatten the lens and flicker so there is no bulge behind the device.
Also, the volume buttons will be rounded – just like they were on the iPhone 4 and 5 – the speakers will get a new design, and the microphone grilles will be elongated instead of individual holes.
Hardware should also be made of a high-quality titanium alloy, stronger than steel and aluminum, and more resistant to scratches and corrosion.
With sales dropping, Apple may abandon 5.4-inch iPhones in 2022. In other words, it’s the end of the “mini” models, with new devices ranging from 6.1 to 6.7.
2. The end of the slit
Introduced on the iPhone X in 2017, it looks like Apple has finally decided to ditch the notch on some iPhone 14 models altogether.
Although the slot is controversial, it has been embraced by newer MacBooks and even by competing mobile phone manufacturers.
But by 2022, new iPhones are expected to adopt the camera hole design already used in Android devices. Rumor has it that the scoop will be on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
On the other hand, Face ID should use a different solution, including the possibility of placing it under the screen.
Each new iPhone release brings a new generation of handling. For the iPhone 14, the A16 chip, with 4 nm, is expected, i.e. smaller than 5 nm for the 12 and 13 lines, but with better performance and greater energy efficiency.
Already in memory, rumors are that the standard models will continue to have 6GB of RAM and that the Pro models will go from 6GB to 8GB.
Apple can also increase the storage space up to 2 TB.
Apple has been working for some time on vapor cooling to account for increased processing power and 5G connection speed.
Competitors such as Samsung, Razer and LG are already using this technology, but it is not known if Apple intends to adopt it for 2022 models.
The iPhone 14 will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon X65, the world’s first 10Gb 5G modem with a smartphone antenna system.
This modem also enables some satellite calling features, which will allow users to send text messages in emergency situations where there is no cellular coverage.
According to analysts, the devices should also feature WiFi 6E – focusing primarily on virtual and augmented reality experiences.
For 2022, iPhones are expected to feature improvements to the ultra-wide camera, as well as the potential to introduce periscope lens technology to allow for up to ten times optical zoom.
Rumors suggest that Apple had some issues with the Periscope lens, so it remains unclear whether it still intends to use the solution or adopt licensed technology from another manufacturer.
A 48MP camera is also expected, which is a huge improvement over the current 12MP resolution.
7. 120Hz screen
All four iPhone 14 models are expected to have 120Hz refresh rate screens.
However, this remains unconfirmed, with some analysts contradicting themselves and claiming that ProMotion technology will still be available only on Pro models.
If Apple sticks to the previous years schedule, the iPhone 14 line is expected to be launched at an event in September 2022.
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