The iPhone 14 line is fast approaching, and on September 7 it was confirmed that this will be the date of the next big Apple launch and where we will almost certainly see them.
But of the four rumored phones, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is expected to be the best, most expensive, and possibly the most interesting.
Speaking of a significantly different design, no more cutouts, and big camera upgrades, among other improvements, there’s a lot to get excited about here. In fact, if every promising leak runs out, the iPhone 14 Pro Max could be the most exciting upgrade Apple has made in years.
Below, we’ll cover everything we’ve heard about this super phone so far, including its likely release date and price. We’ll also add to this article as soon as we hear something new, so check back soon to stay in the Pro Max loop.
To the point
- What is this? Top iPhone 2022
- When will this end? Almost certainly on September 7th
- How much does it cost? Expect well over $ 1,200 for the base model
Release date and price of the iPhone 14 Pro Max
Despite our best efforts to calculate when Apple will most likely roll out the iPhone 14 line – even encountering numerous leaks, our expected release date repeated, or September 13 – Apple has set a date that is unusually earlier.
Apple sent out invitations to its ‘Far From Here’ event on September 7, and while the iPhone 14 line was not mentioned, we’ll almost certainly see it there.
Previously, Bloomberg writer and renowned Apple specialist Mark Gurman also argued that more Apple iPhones will land on September 7, including the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The phone will go on sale nine days later, on September 16.
There was a time when it was thought it would be later than expected, especially after reports of blockages in China which apparently delayed production by several weeks, however the company has reportedly taken steps to get back on track and it looks like it’s paid off. if you believe this latest date.
Regarding price, one source suggests we can look at prices similar to the iPhone 13 line, which would mean a starting price of around $ 1,099 / £ 1,049 / AU $ 1,849 for the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
However, another source says the upcoming phone will start at $ 1,199 (around £ 955 / AU $ 1,665) – which is $ 100 (around £ 80 / AU140) more than the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The price increase would certainly be plausible given the number of improvements expected on this phone, and that’s something we’ve heard for the second time.
IPhone 14 Pro Max design
The iPhone 14 Pro Max may not look like any previous iPhone as Apple reportedly changes the notch. We’ve heard about it from a number of sources, the earliest one is from September 2021. With the rendering you can see below.
The source adds that the frame is supposedly made of titanium instead of stainless steel – which we have heard about more than once.
This original leak is from Jon Prosser, but many other high-profile leaks like Ming-Chi Kuo and Mark Gurman also said the iPhone 14 Pro Max will not have a notch.
However, some of the details in the above render now sound like they might be wrong, as instead of a single camera cutout, multiple sources now suggest the iPhone 14 Pro Max will have two – a small hole and a larger pill-shaped tablet next to it. You can see what this might look like in the leaked schematic and in the leaked CAD (computer aided design) renderings below.
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But since then, a key change has been “discovered” and makes a lot more sense to us: the blend of pill and punch will actually be merged into one, longer pill-shaped notch – and this will provide symmetry that is far more in keeping with the aesthetics of the iPhone ‘ and.
That’s true. It looks like one wide pill-shaped cutout. Such a separation would look strange in use. https://t.co/SrAtYQsENxAugust 31, 2022
The video below, which first appeared on the Chinese Weibo social network in early September, was subsequently unmasked (in relation to the depiction of an actual iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max) but still gives an insight into what the pill-shaped notch will have it will likely look on the next top Apple phones.
We also have an idea for the colors of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, and most leaks suggest it will land in shades of gold, purple, green, graphite, and silver. Although the leak of the case involves the selection of other possible – if less likely – colors.
IPhone 14 Pro Max display
While the iPhone 14 Pro Max sounds like it could be a big improvement in many ways, its screen may not be one of them, and Ross Young – a leak with a good track record – claims it will have a 6.68in 1284 x 2778 OLED screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and 458 pixels per inch. These specs would make it identical to the iPhone 13 Pro Max display.
Likewise, we’ve heard from Ming-Chi Kuo that the upcoming phone will have a 6.7-inch screen, and we wouldn’t expect Apple to resize as it’s not something it does often.
It’s still possible that some display details like brightness will change, but for now it sounds similar to the screen on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Only that this time there will be a new cut out of two elements, instead of a cutout.
IPhone 14 Pro Max camera
The camera looks ready for a big upgrade on the iPhone 14 Pro Max, as instead of the main 12MP (wide) sensor in its predecessor, this phone will reportedly get 48MP. This is what the respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims, who has made the claim several times, but at least one other respected analyst has also reiterated the claim.
According to another source, this camera will be “the best in a smartphone if there is enough light,” but it is currently said to be a step down when there is not much light.
Apparently, this camera would be able to record 8K video (compared to 4K on the iPhone 13 Pro Max) and would have to attach two other camera sensors to it.
These would likely include a 12MP ultra-wide camera like the current model, but that could also need an upgrade, with planned 40% larger pixels, meaning it should be able to take better photos in low light.
There has been talk of a periscope camera capable of 5x optical zoom, but it seems the current consensus is that it won’t land in front of the iPhone 15 line next year.
Renowned Apple expert Mark Gurman also says the front camera system in the new cutout will include “improved facial recognition sensors” and, for the first time on an iPhone, autofocus.
Specifications and features of the iPhone 14 Pro Max
The iPhone 14 Pro Max will reportedly have the A16 Bionic chipset, which is no surprise as the current model has the A15 Bionic.
It is unclear to what extent this new chipset will improve. While some sources suggest it can be made with a 4nm or even 3nm process – compared to 5nm for A15 Bionic – the latest leak shows that it stays at 5nm.
Smaller numbers are better here, and switching to a lower number would usually suggest a significant increase in power and / or performance, but even if it stays at 5nm, you will definitely notice some improvements.
Meanwhile, RAM can stay at 6GB or go up to 8GB, depending on who you ask. We’ve heard the claim for 6GB over and over again, though, so for now it looks more likely.
That said, even if the phone sticks to 6GB, it could still be an update, as one report indicates it’s the faster and more energy-efficient LPDDR5 RAM – compared to the LPDDR4X RAM in the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Storage, however, can gain a lot of growth, potentially reaching a whopping 2 TB. That’s twice the size of the iPhone 13 Pro Max, although we’ve heard elsewhere that it will hit 1TB again.
Another possible but less likely change is to use an eSIM instead of a physical SIM. Current iPhones have both, and if Apple does, there are likely to be versions of the iPhone 14 Pro Max that support physical SIM cards as well, as not all cellular networks currently even support eSIM.
IPhone 14 Pro Max battery
According to at least one source, the iPhone 14 Pro Max could have a larger battery than its predecessor. This is a promising claim as the iPhone 13 Pro Max already has excellent battery life.
That said, we’ve heard elsewhere – from a more dubious source – that its battery may have a slightly smaller capacity at 4323mAh – that’s less than the 4352mAh on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Charging, however, could be improved and potentially 30W is planned according to @Jioriku leak on Twitter (opens in a new tab).
In the sphere of unbelievable features, rumors have risen in the meantime of switching from Lightning to USB-C. This is likely to happen eventually – especially now that the EU has made it a requirement since 2024 – but we doubt we will see it on the iPhone 14 line.
At one point in the future, there was also talk of a non-portable iPhone that would only support wireless charging, but it doesn’t seem likely that Apple will go that far with the iPhone 14 Pro Max.