iPhone 14 Is Coming Soon: Report Points to a Sept. 16 Release Date
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That rollout plan would follow Apple's habit of making new products available about a week or so after they're unveiled. Apple store employees have been told to prepare for "a major new product release" on Sept. 16, Bloomberg reported. As it has throughout the pandemic, the company will reportedly stream the launch event online rather than hold it in person.
Apple didn't respond to a request for comment about the possible launch date of the expected iPhone 14 but previous iterations of the iPhone have launched in early September, typically on a Tuesday or Wednesday, with sales starting on the Friday of the following week Apple's iPhone 13 event was held on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, and the phones went on sale on Friday, Sept. 24. Sept. 7, 2022, is a Wednesday, and Sept. 16, 2022, is a Friday.
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The iPhone 14 is expected to feature the same 6.1-inch size as the iPhone 13, with a 6.7-inch Pro Max model, as well. But Apple is reportedly doing away with the 5.4-inch Mini, due to sluggish sales.
A notchless display and a 48-megapixel camera are expected on the Pro model, among other changes.
The iPhone 14 is also rumored to come with a $100 price hike. There weren't any price changes between the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, but the new model comes as Apple's supply chain has seen cost increases.