The arrival of Apple’s latest iPhone lineup is always one of the most anticipated events of the year, and this year, the company will be launching the phones in the autumn, along with the Apple Watch Series 8 and the new AirPods Pro, to name a few.
Apple is yet to formally announce the launch date, but reports have already emerged that the company will follow its usual scheduled month of September.
For years, Apple has consistently unveiled its latest iPhone lineups in September, shipping the devices weeks after the revelation. With many guessing which date Apple will choose, tipster iHacktu ileaks has given the best guess.
On June 22, iHacktu ileaks tweeted:
“Each test phase of an Apple device is done first in extreme conditions and then there are the test phases of real user conditions so that the consumer can use his device safely,” the tipster tweeted.
“So you have to take into account that often the devices are sold but this year apple will really surprise with the iPhones 14 and 14 pro max.”
“I’m thinking of stopping tweeting after the presentation of the iPhone 14 on September 13 2022,” iHacktu concluded.
According to reports, preorders for the iPhone 14 series will begin on September 16, with shipments following eight days later.
Apple has made changes to its lineup, removing the iPhone mini series and replacing it with either the iPhone 14 Max or iPhone 14 Plus, along with the usual iPhone 14, iPhone Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The standard iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Pro will have 6.1-inch screens, while the iPhone Max and pro Max will have 6.7-inch screens.
Reports say the Pro models will feature the long-awaited notch-less design, replacing them with a pill-shaped punch hole. Meanwhile, the non-Pro devices will retain their notch display.
The Pro models will also be the only devices getting an upgrade to their chips.
TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports that the A16 bionic chip will be exclusive to the Pro and Pro Max phones as Apple looks to boost the proportion of flagship to non-flagship chips by 60%.
The report indicates that Apple will be prioritizing the iPhone 14 Pro units in its marketing strategies while the lower-end models will receive second priority.