If the initial rumors prove to be true, the launch of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro could be less than two months away. And now that we’re indoors, more information is emerging about which companies are making what components for the new iPhone lineup.
As reported by 9to5Mac (opens in a new tab)The bad news is that Apple’s partners are having supply problems, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The good news is that these issues won’t affect the iPhone 14 release date.
In a series of tweets by Kuo (opens in a new tab)He said that “I am aware that recently some iPhone 14 memory and panel suppliers have experienced supply issues, but it will have a limited impact on the upcoming iPhone 14 mass production. as other suppliers can fill the supply gap.”
(1/3) I am aware that some iPhone 14 memory and panel suppliers have been experiencing supply issues recently, but it will have a limited effect on the upcoming iPhone 14 mass production because Other suppliers can fill the supply gap.July 19, 2022
Things get complicated from here, but Kuo says that Samsung is the “sole supplier” for LPDDR5 RAM for Q3 2022. Micron and SK Hynix are expected to start shipping in Q4 due to quality issues. and certification schedule, respectively.
As for the display, Samsung and BOE are said to be filling the initial supply gap caused by LG Display’s “panel display issues”, which mainly affect the iPhone 14 Max, as well as the iPhone. 14 normally. But Kuo said that LG Display should be able to solve the problem in no time.
What this means for the iPhone 14 release date
Based on our previous rumors, Apple is scheduled to hold its September Apple event on September 13, which falls on a Tuesday about a week after Labor Day this year. That means iPhone 14 pre-orders could start on Friday, September 16, and the actual iPhone release date could be September 23.
While we’ve seen a few reports saying that the iPhone 14 Max could be delayed, nothing in this new report suggests that, so all four new iPhone models could launch on time. time.
In case you haven’t been following, Apple is expected to launch 6.1-inch iPhone 14, 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max (or iPhone 14 Plus), 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro . As you’ll see in our iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro preview comparison, we can see some of the biggest differences in years in these four units.
First, the iPhone 14 Pro series has been said to remove the notch to create a punch hole and a pill-shaped cutout. Both the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are expected to feature a new 48MP wide camera capable of 8K video recording. And maybe only the Pro models will get the new A16 Bionic chip.
Additionally, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max could have an always-on display, which would pair nicely with the new iOS 16 lock screen enhancements. And we assume that the 120Hz refresh rate and telephoto zoom will continue to be Pro-exclusive.
So what’s the reason to get excited about the regular iPhone 14 series? Yes, and that’s partly because the iPhone Pro models are supposed to raise the price by $100. The regular iPhone 14 and 14 Max will have the iPhone 13’s A14 Bionic chip, but with more RAM and an upgraded selfie camera with autofocus. But other upgrades remain a mystery.
Be sure to bookmark our iPhone 14 hub and iPhone 14 Pro hub for all the latest rumors and leaks as we launch.
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