According to the rumors, here is how the iPhone 14 compares to the iPhone 13.
After Apple’s event on September 7, at which the new iPhones are expected to make their debut, we will finally get to see the iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 13 showdown in action. If you desire a new phone before then, we can examine the rumors to predict the most significant differences and the implications these have for you.
The iPhone 13 is a top-tier smartphone that justly earns its spot on our list of the best phones. Assuming the rumors are true, the iPhone 14 will have a few improvements over its predecessor while maintaining the same price point. (Unfortunately, this does not apply to the upcoming price increase for the iPhone 14 Pro.) This iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 13 decision could be difficult if Apple follows past practice and continues to sell the iPhone 13 but at a discount once the iPhone 14 is out.
Based on what we know about the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 from speculations and leaks, here’s how they compare. Our Apple event rumors blog has the latest breaking news.
Models and names of iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13
The iPhone 14 may signal a dramatic change to Apple’s product line, with the likely elimination of the iPhone small. We already know that the iPhone 12 small is selling slowly; last month, it was only responsible for 5% of total iPhone sales. The iPhone 13 small isn’t likely to be much more popular, either.
As so, what would replace the iPhone 14 mini? Since Apple also offers a 6.7-inch iPhone Max, it appears that the standard 6.1-inch iPhone 14 may be the smallest model available. (There is also a possibility that this phone will be introduced as the iPhone 14 Plus.) We believe that the iPhone 14 Max has the potential to significantly alter the competitive landscape between Apple and other smartphone manufacturers. Meanwhile, similar to the iPhone 13 Pro lineup, the iPhone 14 Pro series would include 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch variants.
People no longer seem to care about having smaller phones.
iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13 cameras
The iPhone’s camera will likely see the most significant upgrade on the Pro models. According to analyst Min-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 Pro could feature a 48-megapixel wide-angle camera, up from the 12MP main sensor seen in the iPhone 13.
That’s a significant increase in pixel density, albeit it still falls short of the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s 108MP sensor. Even though it only has a 12-megapixel camera, the iPhone XS Max 13 Pro is the best smartphone camera available right now. Megapixels aren’t the only indicator of an image’s quality.
It’s possible that the ultrawide lens on the iPhone 14 Pro will have a larger sensor and more powerful pixels. As a result, photos taken in dim conditions would improve.
The front-facing cameras may also get some upgrades, such as auto-focus and a larger aperture. This would be fantastic, as it would let you to capture selfies with more light and sharper focus, and it’s reported to be included in all four models, not just the Pros.
iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13 Cost Price
Precedent suggests a rise in iPhone 14 pricing if Apple decides to discontinue the $699 iPhone 13 small model. That would put the speculated iPhone 14 Max at $999, while the standard iPhone 14 might start at $799 like the iPhone 13.
Based on the success of the iPhone 13, we predicted that the base prices of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max would be $999 and $1,099, respectively. One rumor, however, claims both Pro models will cost an additional $100 over the previous generation, and several Apple watchers have corroborated this.
Check out our compilation of bargains on the iPhone 13 in the meanwhile if you’re trying to find the cheapest price on the most recent model.
iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13 chip and performance
Usually, a new iPhone means a new chipset, but that could not be the case with the iPhone 14 or the iPhone 14 Max. According to rumors, both devices will use a “improved” version of the A15 Bionic chip present in the iPhone 13, which powers the iPhone 13.
Rumor has claimed that the iPhone 14 Pro will be the only ones to include Apple’s newest processor, the A16 Bionic. We predict speedier performance and better power management thanks to the A16 Bionic, and our comparisons between it and the A15 Bionic detail the potential differences between the two.
iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13 design
The design of the iPhone 13 didn’t change drastically, save for a smaller notch and a slightly altered camera setup. It’s possible that the design of the iPhone 14 will not change significantly.
However, it now appears that the punch hole camera that had been speculated for the iPhone 14 would really be exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The front-facing camera and Face ID sensors on those phones will reportedly be housed in a pill-shaped cutout, contrary to prior speculations that said two punch holes would be used. It appears that the standard iPhone 14 will continue to use the iPhone 13’s reduced notch.
Meanwhile, it appears that the Pro models’ camera bumps will be growing in size to accommodate upgraded cameras (details of which we’ll provide below). One reliable source claims that the change will be minimal, but significant enough that existing iPhone 13 cases will no longer fit.
It is expected that the standard iPhone 14 will come in black, silver, and blue, in addition to Product RED. A new purple color option, akin to the purple iPhone 12, is rumored to be available for both the standard iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Pro, albeit in a slightly different shade.
The iPhone 14 will not feature a USB-C port, despite widespread speculation to the contrary. That has been refuted, and USB-C won’t arrive in phones until at least the iPhone 15 in 2023.
iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13 Touch ID
A return of Touch ID as a means of unlocking Apple’s phones looked like a no-brainer before the release of iOS 15.4 earlier this year. It was speculated that the iPhone 14 might feature Touch ID embedded in the display, providing users with a practical alternative to Face ID.
However, with the aforementioned iOS 15.4 update, you may unlock your device even if you’re wearing a mask. This has lessened the demand for Touch ID, and consequent speculations have suggested that the fingerprint sensor won’t be included in the upcoming software refresh.
Outlook for iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13
The new iPhone 14 Pro appears to be a significant shift from the iPhone 13 in terms of style, specs, cameras, and more. The inclusion of a large-screen iPhone 14 Max to replace the tiny would be a huge event, even if the iPhone 14 is very similar to the iPhone 13. Still, as the price of the iPhone 13 drops, it may be a better buy than the iPhone 14.