iPhone 14 component shipments underway ahead of September launch

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Apple suppliers have started shipping components for iPhone 14 models, which are expected to launch in September as usual, according to a Taiwanese industry publication. DigiTimes. The report is likely referring to components being shipped to manufacturers like Foxconn for final assembly of iPhone 14 models over the next few months.

“Component vendors have recently kicked off shipments for the next-generation iPhone series slated for launch later this year,” the report said.

Rumors suggest big changes are coming to the iPhone 14 Pro models in particular, with the notch set to be replaced with a new pill-shaped cutout and a hole housing the Face ID sensors and front camera. The new Pro models are also expected to feature a faster A16 chip and an upgraded 48-megapixel rear camera lens with support for 8K video recording, while the standard iPhone 14 models would retain the A15 chip and a 4K lens. 12 megapixels.

Another headline feature rumored for the iPhone 14 Pro models is an always-on display that integrates with iOS 16’s new lock screen widgets.

The full lineup is expected to include the 6.1-inch iPhone 14, 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max, the 5.4-inch mini model to be discontinued. Improvements to the standard iPhone 14 models could include increased RAM, an improved front camera with autofocus, and support for Wi-Fi 6E.

Last year, all four iPhone 13 models were announced on September 14, became available for pre-order on September 17, and launched on September 24 in the United States and more than 30 other countries. High-end iPhones have been announced in September of every year for over a decade now, with the exception of 2020, when the iPhone 12 lineup was unveiled in October of the same year, likely due to related delays. to the pandemic.

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