Apple will unveil 4 new iPhone 14 variants this year, which will not include a mini iPhone 14 because of the lackluster sales of the previous mini iPhones.
Two of the iPhone 14 models will have a new front design, while the other two will retain the same notch that was implemented first on the iPhone X.
Now we've seen this I shaped cutout on rendered images and concept videos, but we still have no idea exactly how big this pill shape is going to be. Well, that changes today as we have what seemingly is the first real-life look at the front panels of all the iPhone 14 models. As you can see, the iPhone 14 lineup will indeed be divided into two standard and two Pro versions with identical screen sizes, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch.
Apart from the iShaped cutout, the Pro variants will also have slimmer bezels. And not to forget, they also have a smaller cutout for the receiver. Although at first glance it would seem the iShaped cutout would mark a significant change in the front design of the new iPhone, but it doesn't look like you'll be gaining much in the way of useable space. In fact, the size of the cutout suggests the iPhone 14 Pro display is not so much an exciting technological advancement as an aesthetic tweak of the current design. It actually feels like Apple has decided to display Face ID components and the front-facing camera as separate cutouts rather than a unified notch and called it a day.
Other updates include 120Hz display only on the Pro variants which mean 60Hz for the standard 14 and that is honestly shameful in 2022. A 48MP main camera, but again only on the Pro variants. The regular 14 will get the same 12MP sensors.
Apple has still not included a periscope zoom camera, which has now become a staple in Android flagships. But that will happen next year, as Apple analyst Jeff Pu claims that the iPhone 15 Pro models will feature a periscope lens with a 5x optical zoom.
Anyway, the selfie camera of the iPhone 14 will get Autofocus and a bigger aperture for better natural bokeh. Also, only the Pro variants will get a new A16 Bionic chip, the standard iPhone 14, and Max will get a year-old A15 chip found on the iPhone 13. It will be interesting to see how people react to this, if they don't care then expect Android companies to shamelessly follow suit.
The iPhone 14 is also expected to get a satellite connectivity option as per Mark Gurman from Bloomberg. The iPhone 14 will come with an “Emergency message via Contacts" option that will let users share a short message when there is no cellular service available which will surely come in handy and I hope more companies make this option available.