Thatsit between , thanks to the lineup’s excellent all-round performance and camera prowess. But Apple could improve specs later this year and maybe change the look of the iPhone. Rumored to be Apple’s are on the way with a few possible ones (maybe even ).
Though Apple’s next iPhone almost certainly won’t debut until this fall (here’s everything you should know about the rumour, and ), I thought it was worth submitting my wish list early to give Apple the time it needs to put all my ideas into action. Because that’s how it works, right?
In no particular order, here are my highest hopes for the iPhone 14.
No notch on iPhone 14
The notch. It has to go. Yes, it served its purpose as it houses the front-facing camera and the various scanners that allow you to unlock your phone just by looking at it. And while theWith the iPhone 13, it’s still a large chunk of screen that’s cut away. So it’s time for a better solution that will really make this screen shine.
Perhaps Apple could perfect under-display cameras that are present but essentially invisible. We’ve seen this on phones from ZTE and Vivo before, but the technology is far from perfect. Then there’s the weird pop-up selfie cameras seen on some Oppo phones, which pop out of the top edge and keep the display uninterrupted.
I’d even compromise with a simple punch-hole solution that fills the front with the display but just shoots a few small, less noticeable holes for the cameras to peek through.
In-screen fingerprint scanner and Face ID
Speaking of things hidden in the screen, let’s also place a fingerprint scanner underneath. Apple’s Face ID is working fine for the most part, or at least it did before the pandemic hit. Wearing masks in public is much more common than before the pandemic and before the release ofIn March, Face Unlock just didn’t work without also pairing with an Apple Watch. Although now you can Thanks to the iOS update, I think Apple should bring fingerprint scanning back anyway.
In-screen scanning technology is very common today with affordable phones from OnePlus hiding scanners invisibly in their phones’ displays, and I’ve found them to work pretty much as well as physical scanners that used to be on the back or side of the phone phone. It’s not a step backwards to use this technology – it would simply be an acknowledgment that the world may need a different solution than what we had before – which can be said of so many things.
A larger zoom and sensor for the iPhone 14’s camera
The iPhone 13 Pro’s camera is excellent, taking beautiful pictures in daylight and taking bright, sharp shots in the middle of the night. It’s one of the best cameras you can find on a phone, thoughso of course I’ll ask for more.
The main thing I want here is a bigger zoom. Yes, Apple increased the zoom level to 3x with thebut that still pales in comparison to them has a whopping 10x zoom. Zoom lenses are excellent tools for finding interesting compositions in your surroundings and getting a closer look at details that would simply be lost when shooting with a wide-angle lens. The 4x zoom from Google is also new was a jump enough to allow for more telephoto-style images.
But while we’re in front of the camera, I’m always interested in seeing overall quality improvements. So let’s throw in an even bigger image sensor too – maybe a 1-inch size like we’ve seen on Sony’s recent Xperia Pro I, or damn let’s go APS-C or full frame if we’re dreaming. The bigger the sensor, the better the overall image quality and with every generation of camera upgrades we’ve had, the less I have to carry my camera with me.
Maybe with the iPhone 14 I can just sell my DSLR and just shoot with my phone.
USB-C charging to replace Lightning
Apple has now rolled out USB-C to almost all of its products, from the iPads to the MacBooks to the AirPods. The iPhone still uses Apple’s old Lightning connector, making it the only device on my desk that I have to find another cable for when I want to charge it. All of my Android test phones, my tablets, and even my mouse and keyboard plug into my USB-C power cables, and it makes the iPhone feel a little dated.
But Apple has always had its own charging methods. When everyone else was using Micro-USB, Apple had thatfirst seen it on ipod and that was a pain too. So expecting Apple to keep up with the rest of the industry is about as likely as asking giraffes to maybe try having shorter necks like the rest of us, OK? You too, swans. Donkey, you are fine, you have enough to do.
But what I don’t want is for Apple to remove the port entirely, which was rumored when it launched MagSafe charging. Because then I still need a dedicated charging cable. Also, MagSafe charges slower than the Lightning cable and doesn’t currently support data transfer. You see, it wouldn’t work. So USB-C is it. Many Thanks. At least I can use something nowto get at least half the convenience I’m looking for.
A foldable iPhone 14
Foldable phones were the biggest physical design revolution we’ve seen in phones since the advent of the smartphone. But they haven’t really caught on – possibly because of their high prices, but also possibly because they just don’t offer a compelling reason to take advantage of that fold.
But Apple has a decent track record of taking an existing innovation and actually finding a way to make it work well enough to have an impact on our lives. Apple didn’t invent tablets, but the iPad was the first to really show how useful they can be, and now it’s basically the only tablet that matters. And I like foldable phones. They’re fun and allow a large screen, which is great for video and photo editing, to fold in half and be much more pocket-friendly.
So I’d love to see how Apple approaches this device genre and what their team would do with a product that’s halfway between an iPhone and an iPad. Maybe not like that only Phone it starts but maybe as an additional one dubbed the iPhone 14 Fold that sits on top of the iPhone 14 Pro. And although there are only a fewTo suggest that this will ever be a real thing, I’d invest good money in a working Apple folding phone concept that’s now sitting somewhere deep in their research labs on this spaceship campus.
But these are my top five things I want to see from the iPhone 14. Some of these are more believable than others, but who knows what the rumors will point to in the coming months.
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