Release date, rumored phone design and other leaks

Somebody call a plumber, because iPhone 14 leaks are everywhere.

Last week, Apple announced a streamed event on Wednesday, September 7 where many believe the latest iPhone will be announced. While Apple is notoriously tight-lipped about updates to its products, the brand has announced its latest iPhones at events like this in the past, and they always take place around September.

With the date now set, we’re getting leaked images and details about the new phone. The latter was done in a Weibo video that DuanRai reposted on Twitter. “Purple only shows up at certain angles,” he says. In the video, a person holding what could be the iPhone 14 rotates it to show its changing color.

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The same Twitter account, DuanRai, also shared photos of what is believed to be the new front camera on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. The photos show a double perforation design instead of a notch.

As for the camera itself, the iPhone 14 range is expected to have up to a 48-megapixel camera and 8K video recording capability. It will also have autofocus capabilities to improve video calls.

Improved camera technology could explain the larger camera “bump” anticipated in the new models. Leaked schematics posted by Max Weinbach say the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will have a 36.73mm by 38.21mm camera bump, larger than the iPhone 13 range. A separate report says the chassis surrounding the glass of the entire phone could be made of titanium.

As for pricing, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates that the iPhone 14 series is about 15% more expensive than the iPhone 13 series, meaning the iPhone could start at around $1,349.

The new Apple Watch, Series 8, is also rumored to be announced at the event. Trusted Apple insider Mark Gurman predicts the range will include a new Pro model for sportier consumers, which will have a bigger screen, a tough titanium case, new fitness tracking features and longer battery life. For the price-conscious, an Apple Watch SE will also be introduced, Gurman noted.

Software-wise, iOS 16 is currently in beta testing and should also be released in the coming weeks.

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Gurman previously reported that Apple was working on an update to its HomePod. He said he believed the new version would feature an upgraded S8 processor and possibly a new multi-touch screen on top, and would launch in early 2023. He added that the upgrades weren’t likely to be “super impressive.”

Apple has “at least four new smart home devices in its labs, but not all of them will see the light of day,” he added.

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