This year’s Apple iPhone 14 will arrive earlier than last year, according to Mark Gurman, the most accurate Apple leaker on the planet, and chosen by friends in On the edge (opens in new tab). While the iPhone 13 appeared in late September, the new Apple iPhone 14 will appear right after the US Labor Day holiday in a September 7th event. The phone will go on sale a week from next Friday, September 16th.
Apple is expected to be big on this year’s iPhone launch, meaning the new model will be a big-screen phone and not an upgrade to the Apple iPhone 13 mini. Rumors suggest that Apple will release an Apple iPhone 14 and a large-screen iPhone 14 Max.
A separate “Pro” class will see more updates to processing, camera, and other features: the Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Phones without the “Pro” designation are expected to remain on last year’s Apple A15 Bionic chip. If an updated A16 chip is announced, it will only be usable on these “Pro” devices.
Analysis: A good sign of a good offer
Last year’s phone launch came a little later in September, but it could have dropped further due to supply chain issues. We saw several phone launches later this summer and heard few complaints about supply issues. Even though the Apple iPhone 14 will be released just a week earlier than last year, we still consider this a good sign that the industry is finding a balance to supply consumers without raising prices or causing major delays.
A bit of information about the new Apple iPhone 14 has already been leaked, and you can dive deep into every detail in our explainer. Apple is also expected to announce a new Apple Watch 8 at the September event. You can read our reviews of the best Apple Watches currently available.