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The iPhone 14 is a line of iPhones developed by Apple Inc. It was announced in a special event titled "Far out" on September 7, 2022, along with a larger iPhone 14 Plus variant and the premium iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. Pre-orders began on September 9 and the iPhone 14 Pro became available in stores on September 16, 2022.[1] Apple released a yellow version on March 14, 2023.[2]

New features[]

The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus feature the 5 GPU version of the Apple A15 SoC previously used in iPhone 13 Pro models. Along with existing 5G service, it also adds Emergency SOS via satellite for areas where ground-based wireless services may not be available. 2 years of emergency satellite service are included free with the purchase of new iPhone 14 models. Crash Detection senses sudden changes in sound levels, cabin pressure, direction, and speed up to 256 Gs to determine whether a severe crash has occurred and automatically call Emergency SOS if the user does not respond.[3]

Supply chain reports[]

Design[]

IPhone 14 Pro CAD leak 2022-03

Leaked CAD data of a multiple "hole-punch" display reportedly from the iPhone 14 Pro

IPhone 14 series case dummies

Leaked dummies from schematics for case manufacturers. "Pro" models have 3 cameras.

Industry reports indicated that Apple may be moving the Pro models of the forthcoming iPhone 14 product line from a notched screen design to a multiple "hole-punched" design (since dubbed the "exclamation point") to accommodate the front-facing cameras and various sensors in 6.1 and 6.7-inch models.[4][5][6]

Leaks of CAD data provided to case manufacturers indicated that the base iPhone 14 model may retain the notch.[7] The mini model is also reportedly being discontinued in favor of a larger non-Pro version.[6][8]

Specifications[]

The ongoing global chip shortage forced Apple to limit the inclusion of the Apple A16 chip to the Pro models of the iPhone 14 line.[9]

Production[]

Production trials in China reportedly began in July 2022, with mass production starting in August. Wall Street analysts projected strong sales despite weak overall consumer spending due to the general economic downturn caused by inflation.[10] Apple's manufacturing supply chain reportedly experienced "no impacts" from geopolitical issues.[11]

Marketing[]

Recording of the video announcement of the iPhone 14 series and Apple Watch Series 8 had reportedly begun in August 2022 to be streamed in the special event on September 7.[12][13] The base price was set at US$799, the same as the iPhone 13's introductory price in the previous year.[1] The first pre-orders began shipping on September 12 for delivery by the scheduled in-store date of September 16, 2022.[14] On March 14, 2023, Apple began shipping a yellow version as part of its spring product refresh.[15]

Reception[]

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We found Apple’s secret iPhone 14 redesign - iPhone 14 teardown

Eve Jobs, the daughter of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, posted a meme on Instagram mocking the iPhone 14's relative lack of advancement from the previous year's iPhone 13. Though she deleted it soon after, some industry pundits agreed with her sentiment.[16][17] Strong demand for the iPhone 14 line caused the value of Apple stock to rise.[18] This led to Apple increasing manufacturing orders with Foxconn from 90 to 95 million units for the overall product line.[19] However, Apple's stock valuation retreated after it was determined that demand for the entry-level iPhone 14 was in line with that of the previous year's iPhone 13, and that production was actually shifting towards the Pro models.[20]

The interior design of the iPhone 14 received praise from iFixit for its redesigned layout that makes less expensive and much easier to repair as the internal components can be accessed from either glass side. The iPhone 14 series' adoption of eSIMs in the United States was found not to have completely negated the presence of a SIM card slot as it is still used in other countries and the space is occupied by a gap in U.S. models.[21]

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References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Apple Event — September 7 by Apple, YouTube. 2022-09-07.
  2. Hello, yellow! Apple introduces new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, Apple Inc. 2023-03-07.
  3. Apple introduces iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, Apple Inc. 2022-09-07.
  4. A new Supply Chain Report Supports Previous rumors that the iPhone 14 will replace the Camera Notch with a simpler Single Hole Camera by Jack Purcher, Patently Apple. 2021-12-09.
  5. New leaked 'iPhone 14 Pro' renders back up hole-punch rumors by William Gallagher, AppleInsider. 2022-03-16.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Case schematics show entire iPhone 14 lineup, no mini model, three cameras exclusive to Pro models by José Adorno, 9to5Mac. 2022-04-18.
  7. Leaked 'iPhone 14' illustrations show only minor update from iPhone 13 by William Gallagher, AppleInsider. 2022-03-17.
  8. The iPhone 14 Max spells the end for iPhone mini — and I'm okay with that by Philip Michaels, Tom's Guide. 2021-12-16.
  9. Another report corroborates that only iPhone 14 Pro models will get new A16 chip by Filipe Espósito, 9to5Mac. 2022-06-01.
  10. Apple starts trial production of iPhone 14, plans to mass-produce in August by Allison McDaniel, 9to5Mac. 2022-07-14.
  11. iPhone 14 supply chain unaffected by current geopolitical tensions, Kuo says by Mike Peterson, AppleInsider. 2022-08-09.
  12. Apple is recording the iPhone 14 & Apple Watch Series 8 event now by Malcolm Owen, AppleInsider. 2022-08-07.
  13. Apple's fall iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 event is on September 7 by Malcolm Owen, AppleInsider. 2022-08-24.
  14. First iPhone 14 pre-orders now shipping ahead of Friday’s release by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac. 2022-09-12.
  15. The iPhone 14 now comes in yellow by Jon Fingas, Engadget. 2023-03-07.
  16. Steve Jobs' Daughter Shares Then Deletes Meme Mocking iPhone 14's Modest Upgrades by Sami Fathi, MacRumors. 2022-09-08.
  17. Steve Jobs' daughter mocks Apple's iPhone 14 with a meme, hinting it's the same as the previous model by Grace Kay, Business Insider. 2022-09-08.
  18. Apple stock rises amid pre-order demand for the iPhone 14 by Jared Blikre and Seana Smith, Yahoo Finance. 2022-09-12.
  19. Apple tells suppliers to boost iPhone 14 production; Foxconn increases recruitment bonus by Ben Lovejoy, 9to5Mac. 2022-08-08.
  20. Apple Turns Cautious On iPhone Orders, Rattling Component Suppliers by Patrick Seitz, Investor's Business Daily. 2022-09-28.
  21. iFixit Shares iPhone 14 Teardown, Praises New Design With Easily Removable Display and Back Glass by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors. 2022-09-19.

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iPhone (models)
iPhone 1 | 3G | 3GS | 4 | 4S | 5 | 5C · 5S | 6 · 6 Plus | 6S · 6S Plus | SE (1st)
7 · 7 Plus | 8 · 8 Plus | X | XR · XS · XS Max | 11 · 11 Pro · 11 Pro Max | SE (2nd)
12 · 12 mini · 12 Pro · 12 Pro Max | 13 · 13 mini · 13 Pro · 13 Pro Max | SE (3rd)
14 · 14 Plus · 14 Pro · 14 Pro Max | 15
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