We’re four days away from the launch of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, and as is almost typical, there has been a flurry of new rumors and reports in the last few days about the upcoming iPhones. To make things easier for MacRumors readers, we’ve compiled the latest rumors about the upcoming iPhones below so you can get all caught up.
The new pill-shaped cutout changing
As has been repeatedly rumored, Apple is expected to replace the notch in the iPhone 14 Pro lineup with a pill-shaped and hole-punch cutout. A major new detail of the bangs replacements that surfaced this week is that the pill-shaped hole and punch-hole will merge into a longer pill-shaped cutout when the iPhone 14 Pro is in use.
Apple will digitally mask the space between the two physical holes and use that space to reveal the iOS privacy indicator currently displayed in the top right corner of the iPhone. Additionally, according to the post, Apple will use the extra space at the top of the display to rearrange the controls in the camera app.
iPhone 14 Max Turns Into iPhone 14 Plus
While we were expecting Apple to name the 6.7-inch low-end iPhone 14 the “iPhone 14 Max,” it could turn out to be the “iPhone 14 Plus.” Apple last used the Plus name with the iPhone 8 Plus, since reverting to “Pro Max” for its largest iPhone model. The 6.7-inch “iPhone 14 Plus” will be one of two 6.7-inch iPhone models in the 2022 iPhone lineup, with the other “iPhone 14 Pro Max” sitting at the highest end of the lineup.
Unlike the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which will feature a new hole-punch and pill-shape notch replacement, a 48MP camera, and an always-on display, the “iPhone 14 Plus” will retain the same notch and processor as the iPhone 13 but in a larger form-factor.
According to the report, Apple may initially be conservative about the pricing of the iPhone 14 series. The standard iPhone 14 starts at $749, and the iPhone 14 Max model starts at $849. Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max could start at $1,049 and $1,149.
Apple is expected to employ a prudent pricing strategy to prevent it from negatively impacting sales performance. The company is believed to be under pressure from global inflation and rising foreign exchange rates.
The above is for the most recent revelations before the conference. The authenticity of these revelations will be verified after the Apple conference.
Let’s look forward to the release for more details!