EVERYONE who is toying with the idea of buying an iPhone should stop immediately.
Apple is only a few weeks away from unveiling its latest smartphone, the iPhone 14, and buying a new Apple device before then would be a very bad idea.
While a slew of rumors and leaks have surfaced about the top-secret device, which is expected to hit shelves next month, one thing that’s almost certain is a price shift.
For one thing, the upcoming iPhone will likely sell for the same price as the iPhone 13 when it launched last year, meaning if you can hold out just a little longer you’re getting a much better iPhone at a very similar price point to the previous model .
Even if you’re not that keen on having the latest and greatest device, the iPhone 13 is expected to drop in price too. Why? Because year after year the same thing happened.
That was the case with the iPhone 12 last year, for example. The price of the 64GB iPhone 12 was reduced by £100 right after the iPhone 13 was announced. The iPhone 11, meanwhile, dropped to just £500.
So if you can wait a few weeks before buying a new iPhone, you might be saving yourself a pretty bundle.
Apple iPhone 14 release date
If you’re dying to get your hands on a new iPhone but want to take advantage of the price drops, how long do you have to wait?
Well, we still don’t know exactly when Apple will officially unveil its latest smartphone to the world.
But since the company is a creature of habit, sticking to an apparent pattern for iPhone releases each year, we predict that will be the case for the next few weeks.
The big launch event always takes place in September and tends to fall early in the month – usually on a Tuesday or Wednesday.
This means that for 2022 we expect the event to take place on Tuesday 13th September or Wednesday 14th September.
If true, pre-orders for the iPhone 14 would follow on Friday, September 16th, followed by an actual release date on Friday, September 23rd.
We expect to hear more about the Apple event in the week before the planned Apple event, which is September 6th or 7th.
iPhone 14: what to expect
So what can we expect from the iPhone 14 when it finally launches?
Experts believe that Apple is planning a big move for the iPhone 14, with some pretty significant improvements over last year’s device, especially since Apple only made small changes when moving from iPhone 12 to iPhone 13.
For one thing, the internet rumor mill is suggesting that the iPhone 14 Pro models will get a major facelift.
All the rumors point to the removal of the “notch” – the piece of the bezel that juts out at the top of the screen – that was introduced with the iPhone X in 2017.
Another feature we’re anticipating in the iPhone 14 is an overall much faster experience with the introduction of a new chip.
We’re expecting the speedy A16 to debut in September and be even more powerful than the iPhone 13’s A15.
However, there is talk of a minor change this year, with rumors suggesting that regular iPhone 14 models will stick with last year’s A15 Bionic chip. According to insiders, only the iPhone 14 Pro models will get the upgrade to the A16 processor.
However, we won’t know for sure until Apple CEO Tim Cook takes the stage to announce the new models in September. Until then, we recommend taking all leaks and rumors with a pinch of salt.
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