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Apple iPhone 14 release date, price and features

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Apple has recently announced the iPhone 14-series at the company’s "Far Out" event on September 7, 2022. The latest iPhone generation consists of four phones, the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

New this year is the lack of a “mini” model in favor of a larger affordable iPhone, the iPhone 14 Plus. It shares hardware with the regular iPhone 14, but has a much larger 6.7-inch display, making it a more affordable version of the more expensive and premium iPhone 14 Pro Max.  

Let’s explore the ins and outs of the iPhone 14-series!

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Apple iPhone 14 Release date


The iPhone 14-series was announced at September 7, 2022, at Apple’s “Far Out” event, which took place earlier than usual (normally, Apple hosts its iPhone announcement events on the second Tuesday of September, which would have been September 13 this year).

Pre-orders for the iPhone 14 series will open in a couple of days’ time, on September 9. The iPhone 14 will be released to the market on September 16, 2022. Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Plus will be available on October 7. 

For reference, here are all iPhone releases since 2018, showing us how the latest iPhone 14 announcement and launch stack up in comparison. Below we have Apple's iPhone release schedule for reference, from 2018 onward, with the iPhone 14 and its expected release date included:


iPhone 14 Price


Despite the rumors for a price hike across the board, Apple kept the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus starting prices at $799 and $899, respectively, while the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max didn't score any price increases either, starting at $999 and $1099.

Below are the full prices in comparison with last year's iPhone 13-series. 


Apple iPhone 14

The iPhone 14 is now available to order at AT&T. Save big on the new Apple device with a new carrier plan and a trade-in with which you can get it for free.
$0
$799 99
Buy at AT&T

Apple iPhone 14

Get the iPhone 14 for free with Verizon too. The offer requires a trade-in and an instalment plan. Get a $200 gift card if you switch a line. Save $120 if you purchase together with an eligible smartwatch.
$0
$799 99
Buy at Verizon

Apple iPhone 14 Plus

Order the Plus version of the iPhone 14 now from AT&T. Save big by getting the device for free with an eligible trade-in.
$0
$899 99
Buy at AT&T

Apple iPhone 14 Plus

Get the iPhone 14 Plus for just $99 with Verizon. The offer requires a trade-in and an instalment plan. Get a $200 gift card if you switch a line. Save $120 if you purchase together with an eligible smartwatch.
$99 99
$899 99
Buy at Verizon

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

The iPhone 14 Pro is available to order at AT&T with saving of up to $1,000 when signing a new contract and a trade-in of an eligible device.
$0
$999 99
Buy at AT&T

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

Get the iPhone 14 Pro for free with Verizon too. The offer requires a trade-in and an instalment plan. Get a $200 gift card if you switch a line. Save $120 if you purchase together with an eligible smartwatch.
$0
$999 99
Buy at Verizon

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

The iPhone 14 Pro Max is also available to order at AT&T with a carrier plan and savings of up to $1,000 when trading-in an eligible device.
$99 99
$1099 99
Buy at AT&T

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

You can get the iPhone 14 Pro Max for $99.99 with Verizon too. Just trade-in an eligible device and get an instalment plan. Receive a $200 gift card if you switch a line. Save $120 if you purchase together with an eligible smartwatch.
$99 99
$1099 99
Buy at Verizon

iPhone 14 specs


Wondering what are the iPhone 14-series specs? We've got a new chipset for the top models, superior displays, faster RAM, and finally, there's now compulsory iPhone 14 eSIM support on all models, as none of the phones in the US have physical SIM slots. Here's a quick rundown:


Check out our dedicated pages for a deep dive into each model's specifications:

iPhone 14 Reviews


Feel free to check out our comprehensive set of reviews of the iPhone 14 series:

  • iPhone 14 Pro Max review - Apple's largest and best new iPhone is here with a new 48MP camera, Always-On display, and Dynamic Island. 
  • iPhone 14 Pro review - Apple's most coveted device, the compact iPhone 14 comes with all the new bells and whistles. 
  • iPhone 14 Plus review - The large and affordable new iPhone, which comes with a dual camera and a traditional notched design.
  • iPhone 14 review - Apple's base iPhone 14 comes with mostly the same features and design as last year.

iPhone 14 comparisons


We also have a bunch of notable comparisons with the iPhone 14 series:

 

iPhone 14 colors


This year, Apple refreshed the iPhone 14 colors. Green and blue are out, at least on the Pro series, while the regular iPhones lose the pink in favor of a score a slightly darker shade of violet. 

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are available in:

  • Midnight
  • Starlight
  • Blue
  • Product (RED)
  • Purple


Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max get:

  • Space Black
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Deep Purple


What is the iPhone 14 battery capacity?


As traditionally doesn't disclose battery sizes, but these were quickly unraveled after the phones hit the shelves. 


As you can see, it's a toss-up between the iPhone 14 Plus and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The more affordable model has better audio playback endurance, but the premium iPhone 14 Pro Max has better video playback battery life. It will be very interesting to see how these two compare in terms of real-life usage. 

Here are our battery life test results, conducted on Wi-Fi and at a set brightness level:

PhoneArena Battery Test Results:


Video Streaming (hours) Higher is better
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max 11h
Apple iPhone 14 Pro 9h 14 min
Apple iPhone 14 8h 35 min
Web Browsing (hours) Higher is better
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max 19h 5 min
Apple iPhone 14 Pro 16h 18 min
Apple iPhone 14 15h 23 min
3D Gaming (hours) Higher is better
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max 8h 39 min
Apple iPhone 14 Pro 5h 38 min
Apple iPhone 14 6h 44 min

The maximum wired charging is up to 27W for all four models, with up to 50% charge in around 30 minutes. MagSafe is present on all four new models as Apple is continuing to build up the MagSafe ecosystem. The wireless charging is capped up to 15W.  

What are the Phone 14 camera specs?

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus don’t really have any big hardware changes, just marginal ones, but the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have scored some neat camera improvements. Check our dedicated iPhone 14 camera article for the full information. 

Here’s the camera situation for the iPhone 14 series:


You can find camera samples in each respective iPhone 14 review.

The big change here is the new 48MP Sony-made 1/1.3-inch camera sensor on the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, which will be using pixel-binning to achieve much better low-light camera sensitivity than before. The data from four camera sensor pixels will be used together to capture much more detail and less noise, at the expense of lower output image resolution. The FaceTime camera on all models has scored faster aperture and auto-focusing.

What are the best iPhone 14 accessories?


Traditionally, iPhones enjoy a healthy first- and third-party accessory ecosystem, and the iPhone 14-series wouldn't be any different. What is the number one accessory you'll need for your iPhone 14 Pro or Plus? A case, for sure. If anything, despite the superb iPhone design, you're better off safe than sorry, so protecting your hardware investment with equally good protective case is a number one priority.


What are the best iPhone 14 deals?


Tons of deals are available for the iPhone 14-series. The best ones can be found in our dedicated iPhone 14 deals article, which is constantly updated to reflect the latest deals and promotions.

For example, at AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile an eligible trade-in can will net you a free iPhone 14, too, again for new customers or existing customers alike, but just those who sign an unlimited contract and choose to pay off the iPhone 14 with an installment plan. Your discount will be applied via bill credits, so the iPhone 14 will technically be free.

AT&T has a free iPhone 14 offer with any iPhone 8 and up trade

Get a free iPhone 14 on AT&T when trading in an eligible smartphone, even cracked-screen ones on installments, and with a qualifying Unlimited plan (basically every unlimited plan other than the Unlimited Value Plus plan).

Free iPhone 14 on Verizon with any old iPhone trade, even damaged ones

Verizon's new One Unlimited for iPhone plan can be bundled with a free 14 offer as it will give you $800 towards its purchase for any iPhone 6 and up, even with cracked screen damage. Get Apple One (Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and iCloud+) in one plan, with Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband to boot. Switchers get $200 extra in the form of a gift card.
$0 /mo
$799
Buy at Verizon

T-Mobile has the iPhone 14 on the carrier

T-Mobile will let you grab a free iPhone 14 with 24 monthly bill credits when trading in an eligible device on Magenta MAX; Business Unlimited Advanced, Ultimate or Ultimate+ for iPhone; or the equivalent Sprint plan.

The iPhone 14 is $720 off at Apple with a trade

Apple will trade you the iPhone 14 price down with up to a $720 offer that puts the carrier trades in rosy perspective.

Meanwhile, as usual on AT&T, you may get up to $1000 on the iPhone 14 Pro, getting it for free, but T-Mobile and Verizon aren't behind, with Big Red even announcing a dedicated One Unlimited plan to celebrate the series launch with a free iPhone 14 Pro offer for those who trade a broken iPhone as old as the 11 Pro.

Get a free AT&T iPhone 14 Pro

Get a free iPhone 14 Pro on AT&T when trading in an eligible smartphone, on installments, and with a qualifying Unlimited plan (basically every unlimited plan other than the Unlimited Value Plus plan).

Verizon's free iPhone 14 Pro deal includes 20% off cases and accessories

Verizon has a new and exclusive One Unlimited for iPhone plan bundle with the 14 Pro, and will give you $1000 towards its purchase for any iPhone 11 Pro and up, even with cracked screen damage. Get Apple One (Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and iCloud+) in one plan, with Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband to boot. Switchers get $200 extra in the form of a gift card.
$0 /mo
$999
Buy at Verizon

T-Mobile has the iPhone 14 Pro on the carrier

T-Mobile will let you grab a free iPhone 14 Pro with 24 monthly bill credits when trading in an eligible device on Magenta MAX; Business Unlimited Advanced, Ultimate or Ultimate+ for iPhone; or the equivalent Sprint plan.

The iPhone 14 Pro is $720 off at Apple with a trade

Apple will trade you the iPhone 14 Pro price down with up to a $720 offer that puts the carrier trades in rosy perspective.
$279
$999
Buy at Apple


AT&T iPhone 14 Pro Max can be had for just $99, or $1000 off

Get the iPhone 14 Pro Max on AT&T for $1000 off when trading in an eligible smartphone, on a qualifying installment and a qualifying Unlimited plan (basically every unlimited plan other than the Unlimited Value Plus plan).
$99
$1099
Buy at AT&T

Save with Verizon's iPhone 14 Pro Max One Unlimited iPhone plan offer

Verizon has a new and exclusive One Unlimited for iPhone plan bundle with the 14 Pro Max and will give you $1000 towards its purchase for any iPhone 11 Pro and up, even with cracked screen damage. Get Apple One (Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and iCloud+) in one plan, with Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband to boot. Switchers get $200 extra in the form of a Verizon gift card.

T-Mobile iPhone 14 Pro Max at $1000 discount with Magenta Max

T-Mobile also offers up to $1000 off any iPhone 14 series with 24 monthly bill credits when trading in an eligible device on Magenta MAX; Business Unlimited Advanced, Ultimate or Ultimate+ for iPhone; or the equivalent Sprint plan.

The iPhone 14 Pro Max can be traded down by up to $720 at Apple

Apple doesn't offer many deals on the iPhone 14 Pro Max, save for its less than generous $720 trade-in for the next best iPhone models.
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