It’s that time again, where iPhone 13 rumours are forgotten about and new iPhone rumours start to circulate, ready for the 2022 release. It may be a little bit too early yet to have concrete answers, but there’s already a lot of information swirling around about the highly anticipated iPhone 14 series. We’ll be looking at potential prices, release dates, features that are expected and some we can’t wait to see for the first time!

When will a new iPhone be released?

Unfortunately, we don’t know the exact date the new iPhone will launch or be released. 

Most years, Apple launches their new iPhone in September. The iPhone 13 was revealed on Tuesday 14th September 2021 and became available to pre-order Friday 17th September 2021. The iPhone 13 was available to buy from Friday 24th September 2021.  

One exception was the iPhone 12 series, which was delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The iPhone 12 series was launched on October 13th 2020. However, the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro were released on 23rd October 2020, whereas the iPhone 12 Mini and Pro Max were released on 13th November 2020. 

So, when will the new iPhone be released? It’s a bit too early to say, but based on previous years, it should launch in the middle of September 2022.

What will the new iPhone be called?

As the 2021 iPhone release was named iPhone 13, Apple iPhone rumours indicate the 2022 model to be the iPhone 14. However, there’s a possibility Apple abandons numbers for the next iPhone line up and they could be named based on their size e.g Pro or non-Pro, followed by the year. This is similar to what Apple has done with the iPad lineup. 

We’ll have to wait until the 2022 launch to find out the official name as Apple likes to keep pretty secretive about releases.

How many iPhone devices will launch in 2022?

We can’t be sure how many devices will launch in the iPhone 14 series. However, in recent years, the iPhone 11 series, iPhone 12 series and iPhone 13 series have all had four iPhone models announced at the Apple Keynote event. We would expect that four iPhone 14 models are launched in 2022 but we’ll have to wait and see.

How much will the new iPhone cost?

Apple generally sticks to the same price point for a few years. This means there’s a possibility the iPhone 14 series could be priced similar to the iPhone 13 range as it’s rare to see a drastic increase or decrease in price.

What are the main features to expect?

Display

According to new iPhone rumours, we won’t see an iPhone Mini in 2022 as Apple is scrapping the model. Apple is apparently going to focus more on bigger screen sizes and we could see a 6.1-inch iPhone 14, 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max (which will replace the Mini) and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. 

Plus, there’s a possibility that models arriving in 2022 will have a notchless design, with Face ID located under the display and a small hole punch cut out at the centre of the front-facing camera. 

There have also been suggestions that each iPhone 14 model could support 120Hz ProMotion Display (instead of just the Pro models) but other rumours contradict this and suggest it could just be a Pro feature.  

Design

Apple iPhone rumours suggest the iPhone 14 models will have a similar design to the iPhone 13 series, including a flat-edged design but with updates to body design. 

Plus, the iPhone 14 series may feature round volume buttons which would look similar to the now-discontinued iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 models.

New iPhone leaks have also claimed that a thicker chassis with no rear camera bump will be introduced. 

It’s also likely that higher-end iPhone models are to have a vapour chamber thermal system due to faster 5G speeds and stronger computer power, which Apple are said to be testing. This may not apply to the next iPhone series but could be one for future iPhone models. 

Plus, iPhone rumours suggest Apple is looking to remove the Lightning port and replace it with MagSafe charging instead. However, it isn’t clear if this will apply to the next iPhone range. 

Processor 

According to iPhone rumours, a new ‘A16’ chip is expected from the next Apple series which will bring improvements to power and efficiency. However, other new iPhone rumours suggest Apple could use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X65 chip, the first 10 gigabit 5G modem which has faster connectivity speeds. 

Plus, new satellite-based emergency features may be introduced, which would let users send texts in emergency situations and report incidents with no network coverage needed. 

Camera and video 

Apple is constantly improving camera abilities for the iPhone and 2022 is no different! According to next iPhone rumours, 2022 models could feature an improved Ultra Wide camera, and a periscope lens could be introduced to allow 10x optical zoom. Periscope lens technology may not be ready for 2022 but there could be telephoto improvements instead. 

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