It is predicted that Apple’s next iPhone 14 series, which consists of the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Max, and iPhone 14 Pro Max, will begin selling on or around September 14. Recent information suggests that the ongoing supply chain issues with numerous crucial iPhone parts will have only a “limited impact” on the mass production of the iPhone 14 variants. This information was obtained from a reliable source.
The well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is quoted as saying in a series of tweets, “I have discovered that recently some iPhone 14 panel and memory vendors have had supply challenges.” On the other hand, this should not have a significant influence on the forthcoming mass production of the iPhone 14, as other vendors are able to fill the supply gap.
Kuo believes that Samsung Display and BOE will be able to make up for the temporary drop in supply that has been caused by the issues experienced by LG Display. He also mentioned that LG Display ought to be able to find a solution to the issue in a timely manner. The initial supply gap that was caused by LG Display’s troubles with the appearance of its panels can be covered to a significant extent by Samsung and BOE (iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14, mainly the former). It is hoped that LG Display will find a solution to the issue in a timely manner,” he stated.
The iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max will both have their prices upped to $1099 and $1199, respectively. This is because of higher component costs as well as Apple’s need to differentiate between Pro and non-Pro iPhones. According to a rumour that originated from BGR India, Apple is rumoured to be planning to replace the iPhone 13 tiny with a Max version, which may lead to an increase in price of almost $300.
According to another source from MacRumors, the entry-level iPhone 14 models are expected to keep the same combination of rear cameras as the iPhone 13 models, which includes wide and ultra-wide lenses that each have a resolution of 12 megapixels. The Pro versions, on the other hand, will be updated with a new wide-angle camera that features a 48-megapixel sensor and is able to record video in 8K resolution.
The camera hump on the high-end iPhone that will be released in 2022 will have a design thickness of 4.17 millimetres, which is 0.57 millimetres greater than the hump on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The space that the bump occupies on the back of the iPhone will increase in size by approximately 5 percent in each dimension in order to make room for the new camera technology. The width of the iPhone will increase from 35.01 millimetres to 36.73 millimetres, and the height will increase from 36.24 millimetres to 38.21 millimetres.