While the announcement of the 2022 iPhone series is still months away, several rumors and reports about the forthcoming Apple flagship phones have already appeared. The most recent report suggests some significant enhancements coming with the iPhone 14 Pro models. And it's not something we usually see coming out of Apple.
The fresh information comes from a research note from Haitong International Securities, a MacRumors report said. According to analyst Jeff Pu, Apple expects to release the iPhone 14 series in September 2022, with models including the 6.1-inch iPhone 14, 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. In a new research note, Pu has released information on the iPhone 14 Pro series.
According to reports, the Pro models will be equipped with a triple camera lens, with a 48-megapixel primary lens, a 12-megapixel ultra wide angle lens, and a telephoto lens. This announcement is consistent with prior predictions from another well-known analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, who said in April that the iPhone 14 Pro versions would have a 48-megapixel primary camera with capabilities for 8K video recording.
Pu predicted that the iPhone 14 Pro models will have 8GB of RAM, up from 6GB on the iPhone 13 Pro models. While this rumor seems possible, some of Pu's other iPhone 14 predictions, such as his assertion that all four iPhone 14 models will have 120Hz displays, appear to be significantly less so.
Apple's standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max models will have 60Hz displays, according to display industry analyst Ross Young.
Recent speculations also claim thay Apple will begin removing the notch from iPhones starting with the iPhone 14 Pro in 2022. The Elec, a Korean website, revealed last week that the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max will have a hole-punch display design instead of the notch, similar to those seen on several high-end Android devices.
When it comes to Apple speculations, Pu has a shaky track record. He was correct about HomePods with 3D sensing cameras appearing Apple 2019, but he was wrong about 16-inch MacBook Pro and iPad Pro versions with mini-LED panels launching in 2021.
Apple will be able to provide greater display space while still leaving enough room for the front-facing camera thanks to the hole-punch cutout, but the design will need the Face ID hardware to be placed beneath the display.
With the iPhone 14's launch still months away, we may expect more rumors and reports, so stay tuned for more details.