Report: production of the iPhone 14 has begun – what to expect?

The Taiwan Economic Times reports that Apple has completed the design stage of the iPhone 14 and is moving into the initial production stage of its this year’s flagship. Foxconn has already started test production of the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. The other two, cheaper models will be made at Luxshare’s factories.

iPhone 14 (2022)

The iPhone 14 may be heavily redesigned compared to its predecessor. According to information shared by well-known leaker Jon Prosser, this year’s flagship is expected to lack a bulge for the rear-facing camera, but instead may be slightly thicker.

The side volume control buttons are expected to become round again.

The phone, at least in the Pro version, is expected to lack a notch, which will most likely be replaced by two small notches at the top of the screen – an oblong one and a round one, which will house the FaceTime camera and elements of the Face ID facial recognition system.

It’s not clear from leaks about the iPhone 14 whether it will eventually feature an under-screen fingerprint sensor. The latest reports indicate that it most likely won’t – Touch ID won’t be coming to the iPhone until next year, or Apple will abandon the idea altogether.

The flagship iPhone’s camera will get a major upgrade – for the first time since iPhone 6s, the resolution of the rear camera is expected to increase from 12MP to 48MP. The phone will also get 8K video recording (both of which are expected to be exclusive to “pro” models).

There have also been reports that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max may come with 8GB of RAM and up to 2TB of SSD.

In some markets, the iPhone 14 is expected to be available without a physical SIM card slot.

Four iPhone 14 models are expected:

  • iPhone 14 – with a 6.1″ screen
  • iPhone 14 (Max?) – with a 6.7-inch display
  • iPhone 14 Pro – with a 6.1″ screen
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max – with a 6.7″ screen

Their release will most likely take place traditionally in September.

Everything we know so far about iPhone 14 you can find here.

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