We’re just a week away from the launch of the iPhone 14 lineup on September 7, but the rumors haven’t stopped rolling, with a comprehensive new leak covering everything from colors to battery sizes, charging speeds, storage and more.
This comes from Lanzuk – a known leaker – in naver (opens in new tab)a South Korean blogging platform, and discovered by BGR (opens in new tab). The leaker’s information apparently originates from a “US developer source” – presumably they mean a developer working for Apple, but this is not specified.
Anyway, among the many things listed here is that the new A16 Bionic chipset will unsurprisingly offer better performance than the A15 Bionic; with the improvements seemingly largely coming from superior thermal management – meaning it can keep the temperature under pressure, so performance isn’t limited.
It’s worth remembering, though, that reports suggest that only the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will get this new chipset, while vanilla models will keep the A15 found in the current iPhone 13 lineup.
The leak also mentions the colors these phones will apparently come in. This includes green, purple, blue, black, white and red for the iPhone 14 and presumably the iPhone 14 Max as well, although it’s not named here. Meanwhile, the Pro models will apparently come in shades of green, purple, silver, gold and graphite.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of these shades – in fact, as our iPhone 14 color guide shows, this exact selection has been leaked previously, so there’s added credibility to this potential palette. We also recently took a look at what the purple hue and some of the others might look like.
But we went beyond leaks and created some models of what these shades might look like in reality. You can see a gallery of iPhone 14 colors below.
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We used a photo of an iPhone 13 as the basis for these images as we don’t expect major design changes, especially on the back.
Next, for the possible shades of the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, we used an edited photo of the iPhone 13 Pro, as you can see below.
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Returning to the leak, the source also claims that the battery sizes in the iPhone 14 lineup will be larger than its predecessors. Despite this, they say the size is “too small”, but it’s possible they mean the increase is small. Also, on the battery front, 30W charging will apparently be offered for the first time on an iPhone.
Storage will start at 128GB, tough Gorilla Glass Victus will reportedly be used (no mention of Apple’s Ceramic Shield in this leak), and interestingly, pricing may apparently “be in a completely different direction than expected”.
This is frustratingly vague, but for reference, previous leaks pointed to a similar starting price as last year for the standard iPhone 14, with the Pro models being about $100 more expensive than their predecessors.
There are some other interesting nuggets here as well. Apparently, MagSafe magnets will be stronger this year, and a titanium prototype was reportedly explored, but Apple reportedly dropped the idea due to cost and manufacturing issues.
Analysis: Telling us what we already know
Most of the details here are things we’ve heard before, from the colors to the increased battery capacities, the 30W charging, the initial storage, and the faster chipset.
As such, while this leak is expansive, it’s not very exciting – although there are some small new details; such as improved thermal management.
But lack of enthusiasm is acceptable, because the fact that we’ve heard most of it before increases the likelihood that it’s true. Especially so close to launch, where all the details will be defined, and leaks will be harder for Apple to avoid.
So we’ll find out for sure on September 7 at Apple’s next event, but for now we think most of the above information is accurate.