Recently, it has been reported that the Apple iPhone 14 series will face the risk of delay due to a combination of factors, and now the analysis of Ming-Chi Kuo has denied these claims. Ming-Chi Kuo posted that his recent investigation showed that the current supply chain of the iPhone 14/Pro series has not been affected.
According to previous media reports, the iPhone 14 series may be officially released on September 13 and will be launched on September 23. A total of four new models will be launched, including iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
- According to supply chain sources, the iPhone 14 standard version will not increase in price this time. As an entry-level model, it will still maintain a starting price of 5,999 yuan.
- The two models of the iPhone 14 Pro may usher in price increases this time. The iPhone 14 Pro is expected to start at 8,999, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max is expected to start at 9,999.
Combined with the previous news, the iPhone 14 basic series will still use the A15 chip on the iPhone 13, while the iPhone 14 Pro series will exclusively use the A16 chip. But the latest news shows that the iPhone 14 basic series and Pro series will use different levels of OLED screens, so as to make these two series of models with different positioning reflect greater differences.
In terms of mobile phone chips, a person familiar with the matter revealed that although the basic version of the iPhone 14 will continue to use the A15 chip equipped in the entire iPhone 13, the new iPhone will still achieve better performance than the iPhone 13. Although the past chips are used, the new internal design plus the new baseband and other changes have allowed the A15 to achieve considerable performance improvements.
In addition, there are also rumors that the iPhone 14 will be equipped with 6GB of memory as standard, which is the first time that the basic iPhone series has used 6GB of large memory. The base version of the iPhone 14 will use a display made of the M11 material combination, and the iPhone 14 will use an LTPS TFT OLED screen, which is worse than the LTPO TFT OLED screen used by the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The LTPO TFT screen is an important part of Apple’s ProMotion display technology, which supports a 120Hz variable refresh rate. The iPhone 14 will still use the design of the iPhone 13 and continue to use the right-angled edge solution, but the Pro series will use the rumored pill-punch screen and will be equipped with a 120Hz high-speed brush to support the latest ProMotion adaptive refresh rate.
Some netizens also found a code that mentioned the AOD screen display function in the iOS16 system, which may be exclusive to the Pro series of the iPhone 14. This feature is based on the upgraded ProMotion adaptive refresh technology. The new ProMotion adaptive refresh technology will support a minimum refresh rate of 1Hz, making it possible for the AOD on-screen display function to appear on the iPhone 14 Pro.
In addition, netizens who successfully broke the color scheme of the iPhone 13 last year said this year that the pink in the iPhone 13 was replaced by purple in the iPhone 14. The Pro version will cancel the Yuanfeng blue color scheme, and also add purple. That is to say, the iPhone 14 series includes at least the following colors: The iPhone 14 will have green, purple, blue, black, white, and red. The iPhone 14 Pro will be available in green, purple, silver, gold, and graphite colors.
That is to say, if nothing else, consumers can still get the new iPhone 14 as scheduled next month. However, looking back on the popularity of the iPhone 13 last year, perhaps this year’s iPhone 14 will also usher in a long-term shortage crisis.