This year, once again we got a recycled design that didn’t set the iPhone 13 apart from last year’s iPhone 12. Many considered this being an “S” and not worth of an upgrade for the most part. However, if you have skipped this year’s iPhone or upgraded non the less, the iPhone 14 will definitely take you on a hold.

The line up

In 2022, we are going to be having four iPhone models. The lineup looks like this;

  • A 6.1-inch, 60Hz OLED iPhone 14 
  • A 6.1-inch, 120Hz OLED iPhone 14 Pro
  • A 6.7-inch, 60Hz OLED iPhone 14 Max
  • A 6.7-inch, 120Hz OLED iPhone 14 Pro Max

This means we are getting a regular iPhone 14 model with a much larger 6.7-inch display that will be replacing the iPhone Mini. This is something totally new that will allow you to get a larger display at a lower price. As for the mini, there is still a good chance that the iPhone 13 mini will be sold alongside the new generation models.

The design

  Back in 2017, we were introduced to the notch, and we’ve been stuck with it ever since. However, 2022 will bring a major redesign for the upcoming iPhone models. New reports suggest that the 6.1- and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will get the “hole-displays”. That being said, the standard 6.1 and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 models are said to retain the notch for another year, matching what we got on iPhone 13. 

  Some may argue that this new hole-punch design will look different and lead Apple in the right direction. It will make the new iPhone stand out and, hopefully, one day lead to a full glass front side with the embedded camera module. But there is also a different look at this major redesign, as a lot of folks think this looks cheap or Android-like.

  At the end of the day, less notch equals more screen real estate, and I think this is the next step.

Major Main Camera Redesign 

  The high-end, iPhone Pro models will be getting a 48-Megapixel camera and 8K video recording. This is a huge deal, because every single iPhone from the iPhone 6s, has come with a 12-Megapixel sensor. So, we are finally getting a massive update for the main camera module.

  The 8K video recording is also something huge. However, it will require a ton of processing power. Thankfully, the new bionic A16 chip is rumored to be equipped with 8K encoders and decoders (the same as in the M1 Pro chip).

Price

Apple is expected to raise its prices next year. However, it is only rumored to be on the Pro lineup. That being said, this is what we are looking at;

  • 6.1” iPhone 14 – $799
  • 6.7” iPhone 14 Max – $899
  • 6.1” iPhone 14 Pro – $1099
  • 6.7” iPhone 14 Pro Max – $1199

The verdict

With all that said, should you wait for the iPhone 14 or just go and buy the iPhone 13 right now? Well, if you’ve always wanted a larger 6.7-inch display, but were limited by your budget, you should wait. The same goes if you are the person that upgrades every 3 or more years and wants a major redesign with that crazy good camera performance. But if you need a new phone right now, don’t wait and buy the iPhone 13 right now.