This year’s Apple iPhone 14 will hit earlier than last year, according to Mark Gurman, the most accurate Apple information leaker on the planet, and picked up by friends at The Verge (opens in new tab). While the iPhone 13 made a late-September appearance, the new Apple iPhone 14 will show up just after the U.S. Labor Day holiday at a September 7th event. The phone will go on sale a week from the following Friday, on September 16th.
Apple is expected to go large at this year’s iPhone launch, by which we mean the new model will be a large-screen phone and not an update to the Apple iPhone 13 mini. Rumors suggest Apple will launch an Apple iPhone 14 and a large-screen iPhone 14 Max.
A separate “Pro” class will see further upgrades to processing, camera, and other features: The Apple iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The phones without the “Pro” designation are expected to remain on last year’s Apple A15 Bionic chip. If an upgraded A16 chip is announced, it may only be used on these “Pro” devices.
Analysis: A good sign of good supply
Last year’s phone launch came just a bit later in September, but could have slipped even further due to supply chain issues. We have seen a number of phone launches late this summer and have heard little complaint about supply problems. Even though the Apple iPhone 14 is launching only a week or so earlier than last year, we still take this as a good sign that the industry is finding a balance to supply consumers without hiking prices or causing huge delays.
Quite a bit of information about the new Apple iPhone 14 has leaked out already, and you can take a deep dive into every tidbit at our explainer. Apple is also expected to announce a new Apple Watch 8 at the September event. You can read our reviews of the best Apple Watches currently available.
Phil Berne is a preeminent voice in consumer electronics reviews, having reviewed his first device (the Sony D-EJ01 Discman) more than 20 years ago for eTown.com. He has been writing about phones and mobile technology, since before the iPhone, for a variety of sites including PCMag, infoSync, PhoneScoop, and Slashgear.
Phil was the internal reviewer for Samsung Mobile, writing opinions and review predictions about top secret new devices months before launch. He worked at an Apple Store near Boston, MA, at the height of iPod popularity. He has been a High School English teacher at Title I schools, and is a certified Lifeguard. His passion is smartphones and wearables, and he is sure that the next big thing will be phones we wear on our faces.