It’s essentially part of human nature to want something better than what we already have. That said, even though the iPhone 13 came out just a couple of months ago, speculations of what’s to come to the next generation iPhone are already running wild.
This year’s iPhone 13 was announced and released in September, so it would only make sense for the next generation to arrive around the same time next year. Yes, that is a ways away, but the excitement is already building in the Apple community because big things are coming to the next generation iPhone. Read on to learn 6 Exciting Things Expected to Come to the iPhone 14
The notch on Apple devices is bothersome to some users because it prevents a full-screen display and isn't very pleasing to the eye. However, it is where sensors for features such as Face ID are found and is an essential part of the iPhone. It was first introduced to the iPhone X, and the iPhone 13 may be the last lineup to feature a notch cutout.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported Apple's plans to get rid of the notch in September. He says that a "punch-hole design" will be the replacement on iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models. It is likely that Apple will keep the notch design on the standard iPhone 14 unless it exceeds product yield goals.
Apple has taken huge leaps in advancing its iPhone cameras, especially this year as it introduced an ultrawide camera lens to the iPhone 13 Pro models that enables macro-photography, creates less photo noise, enhances brightnes, and more.
It doesn't seem like iPhone cameras can get much better, but the iPhone 14 is certain to prove it can. The most drastic improvements are expected to be to the front camera next time around, focusing on enhancing its auto-focus features.
As for the rear camera, Kuo reported to 9to5mac that the iPhone 14 Pro models will be increase to 48-megapixels, which is a huge upgrade from the 12-megapixel sensor in iPhone 12.
Oh, the good old Touch ID. If you are someone who misses this feature, you'll be happy to hear that it might make a comeback, but this time under the display. However, unlike the inital rumors that it would come to the iPhone 14, we likely will have to wait until 2023 as Apple is facing delays in the development process, according to Kuo. And, don't worry, this doesn't mean Face ID is getting kicked to the curb. You'll just have the option to use Touch ID if you ever find it necesarry.
No Camera Bump
According to leaker Jon Prosser, we might be saying goodbye to the camera bump, starting with iPhone 14. Current iPhone cameras protrude from the thin phones, so in order to keep the advanced camera features, the phone itself may have to become slightly thicker. Still, the phone is sure to look much sleeker with the smooth no-bump design.
Goodbye Lighting Port
The idea of a port-less iPhone has been circulating the rumor mill for several years now. So it is possible that a completely wireless iPhone without a lighting port is coming to the next generation. Apple's newest MagSafe technology would be the only way to charge your iPhone if this were to happen. Likely, the iPhone 14 Pro models would be the first to go port-less.
No More Mini
The mini version of iPhones, introduced to the iPhone 12 lineup, might already become obsolete, starting with the iPhone 14 lineup. Apple is likely to focus on larger iPhones since iPhone mini sales have not reached its expectations. The next generation is expected to consist of a 6.1-inch iPhone 14, a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max.