Should I buy an iPhone 14 or wait for the iPhone 15 launch?

With the new iPhone 15 launching this September, you might be wondering "should I wait for iPhone 15 or buy an iPhone 14?" If you're looking to find out the difference between iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 (well, the rumoured differences), you've come to the right place!

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We're comparing the iPhone 15 vs 14 to see which is best and if either is worth the upgrade. Keep reading to find out more!

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Rumour has it that the baseline iPhone 15 will have a few key upgrades when compared to Apple's previous iPhone 14 flagship model. While the iPhone 14 offers some excellent hardware such as Apple's A15 bionic processor, a dual camera setup and an impressive Super Retina XDR OLED screen, it seems the new iPhone 15 might have some extra features up its sleeve.

Display and performance

The future iPhone 15 will supposedly have the Dynamic Island, a feature which Apple held exclusively for the Pro and Pro Max iPhone 14 models.

Another difference between iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 is rumoured to be the processor, with the iPhone 15 sporting the A16 processor that was only available on the 14 Pro and Pro Max models.

While the news of the A16 processor becoming available on the flagship model is positive, the bad news is that we're also expecting the new Pro and Pro Max to sport a newer A17 Bionic chip.


There are also talks of the iPhone 15 sporting a smaller bezel, with the mute button being swapped out for a new customizable Action button. It's also said that the iPhone 15 will increase by 0.1 inches in size.

It's said that Apple will be changing the charging port of the future iPhone 15 from the standard Lighting port to USB-C.

If your household has a mix of Apple and Android devices, then you'll benefit from the switch as Android chargers will now be compatible with the new iPhone. However, if you've spent years curating an Apple-only ecosystem, this change is likely to be more of a hindrance.


The iPhone 13 uses a 3,227mAh battery, which is almost identical to the iPhone 14's 3,279mAh battery – so we don't expect to see much difference between the iPhone 15 vs 14.

One battery rumour surrounding the new iPhone 15 is the addition of reverse wireless charging, which would give you the ability to charge other Apple products using your iPhone. Whether or not this feature is added though, we'll have to wait and see.


If you're looking for a better camera setup, we expect the iPhone 15 vs 14 cameras to be pretty similar, unless you're willing to splash out and get the 15 Pro or Pro Max.

The iPhone 14 boasts a 12MP main and 12MP ultra-wide set of rear cameras. We expect the iPhone 15 to have a similar dual-sensor camera setup, though rumours indicate that the iPhone 15 could benefit from the 48MP main sensor that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max offer.

Final thoughts

When it comes to deciding on the iPhone 15 vs 14, if the rumours are true, we think it's well worth the upgrade. So, if you're wondering "should I buy iPhone 14 or wait for 15", it might be best to hold fire and see what the new iPhone 15 has in store.

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