Apple will launch its next generation of smartphones today, September 7th. The newest series are the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, rumored to have a long pill design and privacy labels between Face ID sensors and the front-facing camera. While the classic battery indicator is making a comeback with the new series, the iPhone 14 Pro is designed to have a camera app revamp.
The Camera app, as per 9to5Mac, will have a few tweaks as Apple will redesign it, with most of the controls at the top portion of the screen.
Controls, including the Live Photo and Flash buttons, are positioned in the status bar, while more granular photo and video settings are now below the display cutouts. According to the outlet, this change will give users a huge camera view by shifting controls upward and moving a few into the status bar.
The green, orange or blue light that often appears when on a FaceTime call or someone video calls you on WhatsApp will now be between the Face ID and the front-facing camera sensors.
It’s also alleged Apple will ditch the iPhone mini model for a larger version. While it’s been rumored the regular model will be called iPhone 14 Plus or 14 Max, a source told 9to5Mac the name would be iPhone 14 Plus and that Apple will push its newest 35W adapter as the go-to charger. MacRumors saw an anonymous claim the iPhone 14 with iOS 16 is designed with the classic battery indicator on the status bar.
It’s further rumored Apple will bring the location toggle and the full battery information on the right.
If it’s true, it would be the first time since the iPhone 8, apart from the SE series, that Apple adopted this classic design. It wouldn’t be a surprise that Apple will increase iPhone 14 prices, but a report by TrendForce this week has said in the light of a tough economy and a declining phone market, it envisages Apple will play safe with just little increases.
The firm predicts more modest price increases of $749 for iPhone 14, $849 for 14 Max, $1049 for 14 Pro & $1149 for 14 Pro Max.
“Upgrades such as initial starting memory capacity increasing to LPDDR5 6GB and 256GB, primary camera moving up to 48 million, Face ID Design changes, etc., are expected to raise starting prices. However, under pressure from rising global inflation and foreign exchange rates, Apple is expected to adopt a more cautious pricing strategy so as not to affect its sales performance,” TrendForce report said.
However, all iPhone models are to have 6GB of RAM, and Pro models will start with 256GB of storage.
Analysts at TrendForce predict the iPhone 14 Pro will start with 256GB of storage. Leaker ShrimpApplePro said the same about the storage capacity in their Weibo post and added all four models would feature 6GB of RAM. This marks the 3rd third year the Pro model iPhones have had 6GB of RAM in a row. Previously, it had been leaked the 14 Pro would jump to 8GB, but the consensus settled on the 6GB instead.