Everything we know so far about Apple's future iPhones in 2022.
According to rumours, Apple's iPhones in 2022 will include a notchless display with a hole-punch camera, the A16 processor, flush back cameras, and more.
2022 iPhone Lineup Rumors
There are still a few months until the 2022 iPhone 14 models are ready to ship, but because these smartphones are expected to receive considerable changes, we've been hearing rumours about them since even before the iPhone 13 models were released.
In 2022, Apple will change iPhone sizes, and the 5.4-inch iPhone mini will be phased out due to customer dissatisfaction. Following disappointing sales, Apple is expected to focus on larger iPhone sizes for its flagship handsets, with 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 on the way.
Since 2017, iPhones with Face ID have had a notch on the front to hold all of the essential electronics for facial recognition, but with the release of the iPhone 14, that will change. The notch is scheduled to be removed from the iPhone 14 Pro models in 2022 in favour of a new design. Right now, rumours are conflicting, but it appears like Apple will utilise a mixture of a circular hole-punch cutout for the camera and a pill-shaped cutout to house the crucial Face ID components.
The rear camera could also get a makeover, with Apple introducing a thicker shell that will minimise the camera bulge. The lenses, flash, and LiDAR scanner might all be flush with the rear glass if this is true, although we've only heard one rumour indicating this.
Some of the upcoming iPhones could include a titanium frame, as well as revised speaker and microphone grilles. Apple may also employ a new vapour chamber thermal system to keep the iPhone cooler in order to mitigate the effects of quicker CPUs and 5G connection.
The camera on new iPhones is always improved, and the iPhone 14 is no exception. The Ultra Wide camera will be improved, and there's a chance Apple could introduce a "periscope" zoom lens that allows for even larger optical magnification, but it's unclear whether this will happen in 2022 or 2023. The iPhone Pro models may also have 48-megapixel cameras and 8K video recording.
TSMC is scheduled to release new A-series "A16" chips, which will be produced on either a 3 or 4-nanometer technology. The A16 chip will be no exception, with each successive generation bringing gains in power and efficiency.
The Snapdragon X65 processor, which is the first 10-gigabit 5G modem with better communication rates and improved connectivity, is expected to be used by Apple. Along with the X65, Apple is likely to unveil new satellite-based emergency fea.