Report confirms iPhone 14 entered engineering validation phase and periscope lens to debut in iPhone 15

The launch of the next-generation iPhone 14 is just a few months away, and rumor mills are busy sharing tidbits about the upcoming iPhone series. In a new note to investors, analyst Jeff Pu from Haitong International Securities claims that the new iPhone 14 series has entered the engineering validation phase, a favorable sign for its scheduled launch in September.

iPhone 14 Pro

In March, China imposed a complete lockdown in the cities of Shenzhen and Shanghai after an increase in COVID-19 positive cases in the country. The lockdown forced Foxconn to initially halt production and later resume it with limited capacity at facilities in Longhua and Guanlan in Shenzhen. Although it was speculated that the lockdown would impact iPhone 14’s production, the new report confirmed that it did not.

Even with major upgrades, the price of the new iPhone 14 price will be closer to iPhone 13’s

Seen by 9to5 Mac, Pu’s note also confirmed rumored features of the 2022 iPhone series. Previously, it was reported that Apple will discontinue the 5.4-inch iPhone mini model and the four models of the new series will include 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch models only. And the new Pro models will feature a 48MP camera. In spite of all the upgrades, Pu claims the price of the new iPhone series will be close to the current iPhone 13 series.

On product proposition, we expect iPhone 14 to have a strong line-up, backed by a larger screen (entry model) and camera upgrade (48MP for Pro). On the other hand, pricing is critical, and we expect the iPhone 14’s starting price close to iPhone 13’s.

iPhone 14 Pro schematic

Agreeing with current reports, Pu reiterated that the periscope camera with 5x zoom will debut in iPhone 15 series expected in 2023, not in the 2022 iPhone series.

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