06/28 Updated below. This post was originally published on June 25
Apple’s iPhone 14 design changes leaked months ago, but the speculation surrounding their performance has been more controversial. And now, a new leak has made many people talk about their battery life.
Shared by trusted industry insiders ShrimpAppleProa new post on Baidu has announced the battery capacity of all iPhone 14 models. This is the first time battery capacity has been reported for the new range, and while the three models received a slight increase in battery capacity, the A drop in iPhone 14 Pro could mean your money is better spent elsewhere. [06/25 update – Baidu post now removed, this is often seen as a sign of accuracy because accurate data is more sensitive and posters come under significant pressure but it is impossible to know for sure]
Leaks damage the battery capacity as follows:
- iPhone 14 – 3279 mAh (iPhone 13 – 3,227 mAh)
- iPhone 14 Max – 4325 mAh (N / A)
- iPhone 14 Pro – 3200 mAh (iPhone 13 Pro – 3,095 mAh)
- iPhone 14 Pro Max – 4323 mAh (iPhone 3 Pro Max – 4,352 mAh)
The big news comes from the big phones, and if these numbers are accurate, there’s a good chance the new iPhone 14 Max will outlast the flagship iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Update Jun 27: Mark Gurman of Bloomberg has published a large amount of information about upcoming Apple products, including the iPhone 14 lineup, in his latest release. Power-on bulletin.
In addition to leaks surrounding a bunch of new M2-based devices – the upcoming Mac Mini, Mac Pro and iPad Pro models “later this year” feature a variety of M2, M2 Pro, M2 Max, M2 Ultra and M2 chips. M2 Extreme, a Moderate Apple Watch 8 upgrade uses the same chipset as the second-generation Watch 7, HomePod, and AirPods Pro, and Apple TV is based on the A14 – Gurman also details many of the iPhone 14 upgrades.
“Like the Apple Watch, the iPhone 14 Pro will be able to display widgets that show the weather, calendar, stocks, activity, and other data while the screen stays on at low brightness and frame rate.” Gurman writes, adding his own weight iOS 16 beta code revealed hinted at the feature earlier this month.
Gurman also elaborates, saying that “there will be a setting — just like the Apple Watch — that keeps sensitive data from appearing on the lock screen for all to see.” This would counter one of the major concerns that iPhone users express about the feature.
Gurman also doubled down on previous industry leaks that said the iPhone 14 Pro models will feature “much improved front-facing cameras, a new rear camera system that includes a 48-megapixel sensor, thinner bezels, a faster A16 chip, and a new device.” redesigned the notch with a pill-shaped cutout for Face ID and a punch hole for the camera.”
On the other hand, the standard models will be less “exciting” because “lower-end phones will use the same A15 chip as the iPhone 13, although the small 5.4-inch size will be replaced by the 6 model. ,7 inches.” Meanwhile, even though the entry-level iPad switch to USB-C in the fallGurman said the iPhone 14 models will stick with Lightning for another year with the transition taking place in 2023. Does the inclusion of an upcoming legacy connector pose potential upgrades in 2022? No, only time will tell.
Update 06/28: What will be! A new report from technology site and supply chain experts Digitimes claims that components have now been finalized for the iPhone 14 range and shipments have begun.
Citing supply chain sources in Taiwan, Digitimes said the components – sourced from a variety of suppliers – were sent to Apple’s manufacturing partners, with the largest and longest running. is Foxconn. These components will be in stock before mass production begins for the next 1-2 months prior to the line’s traditional September/October release.
The big news from this development is twofold. First, the new phone’s specs are the key. Apple has the ability to switch vendors mid-cycle but it will only be for similar components (e.g. identical battery capacity, camera resolution, etc.). The company never improved the iPhone’s specs for any of the models after sales started. That would undermine buyer confidence and risk creating a ‘wait and see’ upgrade approach.
This can be seen even when it has an adverse effect, such as when the battery life of the iPhone 12 Mini is poor. Instead, Apple waited until the iPhone 13 Mini to make the improvements.
Second, the leaks surrounding the iPhone 14 series will now be on the rise. That may seem surprising given the sheer number of leaks, but the security that Apple has enforced up to this point tends to go out the window as thousands of production lines and tens of thousands of workers are employed. start mass production. Expect photos of the components and the phone itself at various stages of production to start leaking in the coming weeks and months.
Potential controversy for the iPhone 14 models lies in the larger differences between the lines this year. The iPhone 14 Pro models will feature a new i-shaped dual-cut screen, a polarized view, an even larger camera cluster, and a possible next-gen chipset. much faster than its predecessor.
On the contrary, it will be difficult to tell the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 apart. Its successor is expected to have identical exterior design, camera specifications, and chipset. New phones may have 50% more RAM but all indications are now that the standard models will be the most incremental generation iPhone upgrade to date.
Furthermore, if you are frustrated by this and want to switch to Pro, it looks like you will pay more. Apple has widened the gap between its iPad, Mac, MacBook, and even AirPods lines in recent years, and the iPhone is catching up here. It’s a strategy that may not be widely available, but its success is undeniably successful.
The reason for this is not the slight difference in their battery capacity but what they will be required to do. The iPhone 14 Pro models will have a 48-megapixel sensor, meaning they’ll handle a file size 4 times larger than the 12MP sensor that the standard models retain. They are also expected to have more RAM, which means better performance but increased battery drain.
Whether the new efficiency from Pro’s proprietary A16 chipset and new DDR5 RAM can make up for this, but with the iPhone 14 Max expected to cost $300 less, it could be a downgrade. appealing to those concerned by the reported price increase of the iPhone 14 Pro. The iPhone 14 Max is also a significant improvement over its predecessor, the iPhone 13 Mini (2,406 mAh) whose battery life is its biggest drawback.
More broadly, the small battery that increases to the rest of the range is also surprising. After being overshadowed by full-sized Android phones for generations, the iPhone 13 lineup has been a huge step forward, and it’s expected Apple will find a way to expand its lead over the competition. competition, after seeing success from their M1-based MacBooks in terms of battery life. distributed by Intel and AMD based competitors.
It’s worth noting that TomApplePro has some doubts about the metrics, writing “Hmmm” afterwards but the leaker also has a history of sharing only accurate information. So the response may be more towards Apple’s strategy than the leak itself.
That strategy would certainly be a gamble. Since the launch of the iPhone 6 Plus in 2014, Apple’s largest and most expensive phone model has always had the best battery life. That is now seriously threatened, and it makes the iPhone 14 Max so much more appealing. Furthermore, with the Pro models set to ditch Lightning for USB-C in 2023, skipping the iPhone 14 Pro models altogether in 2022 might just be the smartest choice.
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