Five iPhone 14 Rumors You May Have Missed

Five iPhone 14 Rumors You May Have Missed

With August upon us, the countdown is officially on. We’re just weeks away from when we expect Apple to announce the iPhone 14 lineup. Rumors about the next iPhone start early in the year, and as a result, some details about the upcoming device are sometimes lost in the crowd.

Exclusive MacRumors iPhone 14 Pro renderings from graphic designer Ian Zelbo

Help MacRumors Readers, we’ve put together a list of five iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro rumors from the past few months that you may not have heard of.

Vapor Chamber Thermal System

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As the iPhone becomes more powerful with bigger batteries and more CPU intensive tasks built into iOS, keeping the device at normal working temperature could be a challenge. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the higher-end 2022 iPhones, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, could adopt a vapor chamber thermal system to help address the challenge.

The system would help control the temperature of the device in intensive tasks and can already be found in smartphones from companies such as Samsung, Razer and LG. Kuo mentioned the data in a larger report on redesigned MacBook Pros in early 2021, so it’s not entirely clear if Apple has changed its plans. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are rumored to be powered by the A16 Bionic chip, which boasts performance and battery improvements.

Better details in photos

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iPhone 14 Pro renderings by graphic designer Ian Zelbo

The main camera on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will feature a 57% larger sensor compared to the iPhone 13 Pro Max, according to a rumor from earlier this year. According to the rumor, the device’s sensor is said to be 1/1.3-inch wide, an area 57% larger than the 1/1.65-inch wide camera sensor in the ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌. 13 Pro‌ Max.

The larger sensor will lead to sharper details in photos and improve low-light photography. This is just one of several big changes coming to the iPhone 14 Pro camera system that will “elevate mobile phone camera photography to a new level,” according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple will also increase the megapixels of the wide camera lens to 48MP, compared to 12MP on current high-end iPhones.

Step up your Instagram selfie game

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While the rear cameras usually get all the love and attention with every new iPhone, the front camera on the iPhone 14 will get a big boost in image quality and capabilities. The iPhone 14 series selfie camera is said to be a “high-end” camera system that will have autofocus capabilities and a wider ƒ/1.9 aperture compared to the current iPhone 13’s ƒ/2.2 aperture. .

The wider aperture combined with autofocus would allow more light to pass through the lens, resulting in better overall quality and better low-light photography. Autofocus would also help with portrait photos, resulting in sharper, sharper bokeh and detail with the subject.

Goodbye physical SIM card!

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In 2016, Apple removed the headphone jack from the iPhone. In 2017, Apple removed the physical home button from its flagship iPhone. In 2022, the physical SIM card tray could be next. According to an apparently legitimate memo obtained by MacRumorsApple at least plans to phase out the physical SIM card with select US carriers later this year, presumably after the iPhone 14 launches in September.

The timeline suggests that at least some carriers and models of the iPhone 14 may not have a SIM card tray and could rely entirely on the eSIM technology that Apple has been pushing in recent years. An earlier rumor suggested that the switch to eSIM as the new default would happen with the iPhone 15, so the exact timeline is unknown.

2TB of storage for all your photos

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Apple introduced a new 1TB storage option with the iPhone 13 Pro Max last year, giving customers plenty of on-device storage for all their photos, videos, and apps. This year, the iPhone 14 Pro Max could be offered in an even larger 2TB configuration. If true, it would be the largest storage capacity ever offered on an iPhone in history.

The larger storage space comes as Apple builds more advanced photo and video capabilities into the iPhone. For reference, just 60 seconds of a 4K video at 60 FPS takes up around 440MB of storage. For photographers and cinematographers, the larger storage option gives you the freedom to shoot and create without the potential constraints of limited storage. The 1TB iPhone 13 Pro Max is $1,599.


These are just a few of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro rumors and leaks. For a full look at everything we know about the next iPhone, check out our iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro roundups. most excited about the new iPhone? Tell us in the comments!

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