We’re less than two weeks away from the launch of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro. We’ve been hearing rumors about these new iPhones for almost a year now, and while many rumors have been reported repeatedly, there are a few wildcard features we’ve heard about that we’re not so sure we’ll see in the upcoming iPhones, and we’ve listed them below. four listed.
Bloomberg reports that Apple is working on a satellite link that will allow users to send emergency text messages and report major emergencies in areas where there is no cellular coverage with their iPhone. At one point, rumors suggested that this advanced capability would come with the iPhone 13, but it didn’t.
Indeed, according to a trusted industry expert, Apple is planning to announce satellite connectivity options for the “iPhone 14” at the event scheduled for September 7. The expert says Apple will likely partner with Globalstar for the feature on the upcoming “iPhone”.
Vapor chamber thermal system
Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a comprehensive report on Apple’s early development of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros that high-end iPhones would have a vapor chamber thermal system for heat management by 2022. Kuo said Apple was “aggressively” testing such a solution for its “iPhone” at the time. Vapor chamber thermal systems are already present on advanced Android devices, such as those from Samsung, Razer and LG, which keep the device cool under heavy workloads.
Apple has continued to make the iPhone more powerful with each new generation of its A-series chip. The iPhone 14 Pro is expected to be powered by the new A16 Bionic chip, while the lower-end models of the iPhone 14 will keep the A15 Bionic chip from the current iPhone 13. Whether or not Apple uses a vapor chamber thermal system remains to be seen, but there has been no mention of it since Kuo’s original report in January 2021.
2TB of storage
With the iPhone 13 Pro, Apple started offering customers 1TB of storage. With the iPhone 14 Pro, a vague rumor has suggested that Apple could offer customers an even larger 2TB storage option, with the highest amount ever in an iPhone. The added storage space could be useful for videographers who shoot high-quality professional videos on their iPhone, but whether Apple chooses to make this an option remains to be seen.
Apple’s latest iPhones, Macs, and iPads support WiFi 6, which is not the latest WiFi standard. WiFi 6E is the latest WiFi standard, offering faster speeds and better capabilities to handle high-capacity workloads. The iPhone 13, despite speculation, did not ultimately support the latest Wi-Fi standard, so it may be on the table for the upcoming iPhone 14 range.
While there’s a lot we know and some we don’t know about the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, the good news is that we won’t have to wait long to find out more about the real deal. Apple will hold a special event with the tagline “Far Out” on Wednesday, September 7, where it is expected that the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, the new Apple Watch Series 8, an updated Apple Watch SE, and possibly a new Apple Watch “Pro” .