With only a couple of days left for American tech giant Apple’s upcoming September launch event, where the latest iPhone 14 lineup will be unveiled, rumours are rife, leading up to the announcement.
Ever since Steve Jobs announced the first iPhone in 2007, it’s been an annual ritual for tech analysts and enthusiasts to dissect the information from patents to supply chain leaks, in order to try and forecast the future until the product inevitably launches. So with Apple all geared up for the September 7 launch event, here are five iPhone 14 rumours to check out before the smartphone lineup is finally unveiled:
- One of the most exciting rumours that the new iPhone models will sport a very fancy new camera. As per Mashable India, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max’s main (wide) sensor will be getting a major boost from 12 MP to 48 MP, making it the biggest camera upgrade so far.
- 9to5Mac suggests that it might be time to bid goodbye to the sweet, small iPhone mini models. The outlet has reported that Apple would be bidding farewell to its smallest iPhone model, now that 4 iPhone models launching on September 7 means that there will be enough iPhones to go around.
- A third early iPhone 14 rumour suggests that all four iPhone 14 models will offer ProMotion displays with refresh rates up to 120Hz. However, this might not be the case, as Apple is likely to restrict ProMotion technology to the iPhone 14 Pro models.
- According to GSM Arena, the classic battery percentage indicator will be getting a revival with the iPhone 14 Pro models, meaning that the percentage and the battery level icon will appear side-by-side. Apple’s current version of the indicator on newer devices takes the form of a battery icon (without a percentage), as well as the percentage inside the battery icon (as the iOS 16 beta shows).
- There have been reports that Apple will finally make a design update on the iPhone 14 Pro models, as dummy units have shown a pill-shaped cutout in the centre along with a hole punch. Face ID sensors and an improved front-camera sensor will be housed in these perforations.
- One rumour surrounding the redesigned ‘notch’ in the display is that the two cutouts will appear as one, using unlit pixels from the display. The software would control when the pixels between the cutouts are illuminated or just turned off, as per GSM Arena.