I’m excited for Apple’s September launch event and the new iPhone.
The iPhone 13 and 13 Pro from Apple are clearly among the top phones available in 2022. They provide an excellent balance of remarkable all-around performance and camera skills that rival professional cameras. However, with Apple’s “Far Out” event scheduled for Wednesday, a new iPhone with a range of upgrades and new capabilities is likely to arrive soon.
The iPhone 14 is expected to be unveiled today at Apple’s launch event; here’s all you need to know about its speculated release date, pricing, and new design. Despite the fact that time is running out, I still want Apple to go through my wish list and ensure that everything is checked off.
So, in no particular order, here are my top expectations for the iPhone 14.
More from Apple’s Event Apple manufactures the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus. Apple officially introduced the AirPods Pro 2. The new Apple Watch has a battery life of 36 hours and a low-power mode. New Apple Watch Ultra features a longer battery life, a titanium design, underwater modes, and more. Apple Watch Gets a New Temperature Sensor to Track Fertility The new Apple Watch Series 8 includes a temperature sensor as well as car crash detection.
Notchless iPhone 14
You need to get rid of the highlighter. It did what it was supposed to do, housing the selfie camera and several scanners that allow you to unlock your phone with a glance. Even though the size of the notch on the iPhone XIII has decreased slightly, it still occupies a sizable section of the display. Now is the time for a more suitable answer that will finally let that screen shine.
Perhaps Apple will perfect the use of under-display cameras that are functional but go completely unseen. This has been shown to work on ZTE and Vivo smartphones, albeit the technology still has a ways to go. There are also peculiar pop-up selfie cameras found on some Oppo phones; these cameras emerge from the top edge of the device without covering the screen.
I’d even settle for a simple punch-hole arrangement, with the display filling the front but only a handful of small, less conspicuous holes for the cameras to peek through.
Full coverage of the Apple event
Apple Has Announced Everything: iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8, and MoreThe iPhone 14 and 14 Plus start at $799 and include camera updates. Apple’s New AirPods Pro 2 Improve Noise Cancellation iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro MaxTake it up a notch with the Dynamic Island Feature. Apple Watch Series 8 Introduces In-Display Fingerprint Scanner and Face IDLet’s add a fingerprint scanner to the list of things hidden on the screen. For the most part, Apple’s Face ID works well or did it before the pandemic. Wearing masks in public is considerably more frequent than it was before the pandemic, and before the March release of iOS 15.4, face unlocks just didn’t work without simultaneously syncing it with an Apple Watch. Even though the iOS update lets you unlock your iPhone while wearing a mask, I think Apple should bring back fingerprint scanning.
In-screen scanning technology is becoming more widespread, with inexpensive phones from OnePlus silently embedding scanners into the display of their phones, and I find that they perform nearly as well as actual scanners that were previously located on the back or side of the phone. Putting this technology in would not be a step backward; it would just be accepting that the world may require a different answer than what we had previously, which can be true of many things.
A greater zoom and sensor for the iPhone 14’s camera
The iPhone 13 Pro camera is fantastic, capturing gorgeous photographs in the daylight and bright, clear images in the middle of the night. It’s one of the greatest phone cameras available, but I’m a photographer, so I’m going to want more.
The main thing I desire is greater zoom. Although Apple increased the magnification level to 3x with the iPhone 13 Pro, it still pales in comparison to the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra’s astonishing 10x zoom. Zoom lenses are excellent tools for finding fascinating compositions in your surroundings and for getting up close to details that would be lost if you shot with a wide-angle lens. Even Google’s new Pixel 6 Pro’s 4x zoom provided enough of a boost to enable more telephoto-style photos.
But, while we’re on camera, I’m always looking for overall quality improvements. So let’s shove an even larger picture sensor in there, perhaps a 1-inch size like Sony’s latest Xperia Pro I, or APS-C or full frame if we’re fantasizing. The larger the sensor, the higher the overall image quality, and with each camera generation increase, the less I need to have my camera with me.
Maybe with the iPhone 14, I’ll be able to get rid of my DSLR and shoot exclusively with my phone.
USB-C charging will take the place of Lightning
Apple now uses USB-C for practically all of its devices, from iPads to MacBooks to AirPods. The iPhone still uses Apple’s legacy Lightning connection, making it the only item on my desk that requires a different cable to charge. All of my Android review phones, tablets, and even my mouse and keyboard plug into my USB-C power cables, making the iPhone feel dated.
However, Apple has always had its own charging methods. While everyone else was utilising Micro-USB, Apple had the enormous 32-pin connector initially seen on the iPod, which was also a problem. So expecting Apple to catch up to the rest of the industry feels about as plausible as asking giraffes to attempt to have shorter necks like the rest of us. Swans, you, too. Donkeys, you’re fine; you’ve got enough on your plate.
But I don’t want Apple to eliminate the port totally, as was rumoured when MagSafe charging was introduced. Because I still require a dedicated charging wire. Furthermore, MagSafe charges slower than the Lightning cable and currently does not permit data transfer. It wouldn’t work, you see. So it’s USB-C. Thanks. In the interim, any USB-C to Lightning cable will provide at least half of the convenience I’m looking for.
A 14-inch folding iPhone
Foldable phones have been the most significant physical design change in phones since the smartphone’s inception. But they haven’t really taken off, possibly because of their exorbitant pricing, but also because they don’t really offer a compelling incentive to use that fold.
However, Apple has a good track record of taking an existing innovation and making it work well enough to have an influence on our lives. Apple did not invent tablets, but the iPad was the first to demonstrate its utility, and it is now the only tablet that matters. I also like foldable phones. They’re entertaining, and they allow a large screen that’s fantastic for films and photo editing to fold in half and become much more portable.
So I’d be interested in seeing Apple’s perspective on this type of gadget and what its team would do with a product that sits somewhere between an iPhone and an iPad. Perhaps not as the lone phone, but as a supplementary one named the iPhone 14 Fold, which will sit above the iPhone 14 Pro. While there are only a handful of foldable iPhone rumours that suggest that this will ever be a reality, I’d bet that a workable Apple folding phone prototype is resting someplace deep down in its research labs on that spaceship site right now.
But those are the top five features I’d want to see on the iPhone 14. Check out all of the iPhone 14 rumors we’ve heard so far, including its debut date and pricing. You may also look at the best iOS 16 features. In addition, we break down the top three iPhones available right now.