It was recently reported that Apple is expected to launch its next-generation flagship iPhone 14 lineup on September 7, 2022.
If the predicted launch date, which was reported by Bloomberg, proves to be accurate, the iPhone 14 could launch a week before the iPhone 13 did last year. The iPhone 13 lineup was announced on September 14. According to TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, there is a reason for the early launch.
Apple is expecting a strong Q3, 2022, with the help of iPhone 14 sales
In a new tweet, the analyst revealed that the announcement and shipping date of the iPhone 14 lineup may be earlier than the previous two generations so that the Cupertino tech giant can have a strong third quarter. The move could also help Apple avoid the risk of the ongoing global recession, predicts Kuo.
The iPhone 14 announcement/shipping date may be earlier than iPhone 13/12, which could be one of the reasons why Apple offered a positive outlook for 3Q22 from the last earnings call.
The global recession risk is still growing and unpredictable, so announcing/shipping the iPhone as soon as possible may minimize the impact of recession risk on demand.
Despite having to deal with supply chain issues and production delays due to lockdowns in China, Apple’s sales have managed to stay solid. The company expertly planned ahead which ensured it did not lose out on the bulk of its revenue due to the crises impacting the global electronics market.
In fact, Apple believes its upcoming lineup will fare even better than the iPhone 13 models in the market. It is so confident in its product that it has asked its suppliers to manufacture 90 million units of the iPhone 14 models, despite the global inflation and other economic uncertainties impacting its biggest markets.
This year’s standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max are set to feature the same design as their predecessor with the same A15 chip. On the other hand, the Pro models are expected to get the A16 chip, the above-mentioned pill + hole punch cutout for the display, and major camera upgrades. All models are expected to feature 6GB of RAM.and support 30W charging. As for the internal storage of the device, there are some conflicting reports about whether it will start from 128GB or 256GB, given the price hike.
In addition to this, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo have reported that the Pro models will feature an upgraded front camera. As revealed by Kuo, the front camera will feature autofocus which will offer sharper images and improved picture quality.
Furthermore, the camera will also have a 6-element lens instead of a 5-element lens, which will also add to the image quality. The rear-end camera for the Pro models will be upgraded to 48MP which will enable 8K video recording.