What To Expect At Apple's 'Far Out' iPhone 14 Event
Apple is expected to debut its iPhone 14 lineup at the company's annual September keynote event on Wednesday.
The product event, which has been teased with a "far out" tagline, will take place at Apple's Cupertino, California, headquarters and will be livestreamed on Apple's website and social media channels.
The Star Of The Show
As it has done every year for about a decade, Apple is widely expected to unveil its latest iPhone at the September keynote.
Apple is expected to go big with the iPhone 14 — literally. It's rumored that it will debut a 6.7-inch phone that's not a Pro model, meaning it will have the bigger screen size but without the higher price tag. The rumor mill also suggests that Apple might ditch its cheaper, mini-sized iPhone in the 14 lineups so that they don't compete with iPhone SE sales.
iPhone 14: Your Instant Guide On What To Expect
iPhone 14 release date: This one look pretty certain now that we have the invitation from Apple: the iPhone 14 launch event will take place later today (September 7) and the phones will go on sale September 16.
iPhone 14 price: The iPhone 14 is strongly tipped to match the iPhone 13 starting price of $799 / £779 / AU$1,349, but the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will rise by $100, starting at $1099.
Design: The base iPhone 14 model looks very likely to match the iPhone 13, but the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max may get a punch-hole camera instead of a notch. It's looking almost certain that the iPhone 14 mini has been replaced in the line-up by the iPhone 14 Plus.
iPhone 14 Will Be The Last Iphone With Lightning
For several years, reports have suggested that Apple could introduce a port-less iPhone. This iPhone would not feature a Lightning port, instead, it would be completely wireless. This was once rumored to come in 2021, but that did not happen.
The port-less iPhone is rumored to be something Apple is still testing, but it’s several years away at this point. In fact, Apple is expected to switch to USB-C in 2023. But the iPhone 14 coming this year will still use Lightning.
There have been rumors that Apple is aiming to remove the Lightning port from the iPhone for a portless design with charging done over MagSafe, but it's not clear if that technology will be introduced with the 2022 iPhone models.
At least some of the iPhones coming will continue to feature a Lightning port.