The arrival of Apple’s latest line of iPhones is always one of the most anticipated events of the year for Apple loyalists and tech enthusiasts. This fall, the company will launch the phones alongside the Apple Watch Series 8 and new AirPods Pro and other gadgets.
Apple hasn’t officially announced a launch date yet, but reports have surfaced that the company will follow its regular schedule in September.
For years, Apple has consistently unveiled its latest iPhones in September, shipping the devices weeks after the unveiling.
With a lot of speculation as to which date Apple will choose, the 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.
Pre-orders for the iPhone 14 series are expected to begin on September 16, with subsequent shipments seven days later.
Apple has made changes to the lineup, removing the iPhone mini and replacing it with either the iPhone 14 Max or iPhone 14 Plus. Along with the regular iPhone 14, iPhone Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will have 6.1-inch screens, while the iPhone Max and Pro Max models will have 6.7-inch screens. Additionally, the Pro models would feature the long-awaited notchless design and replace it with a pill-shaped hole. Meanwhile, non-Pro devices retain the display notch.
The Pro models will also be the only devices to upgrade 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 aims to increase its share of flagship chips by 60% over non-flagship chips.
The report states that Apple will prioritize iPhone 14 Pro units in its marketing strategies, while lower-end models will be the second priority.
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