While we’re not one to gossip, if you’re an Apple fan you might have heard a few of the rumours flying around about the iPhone 14 – from new models to potential release dates.

The trouble is, keeping track of all these rumours (and staying on top of which leaks have been debunked and which seem legit), is easier said than done.

So, we’ve broken it down into smaller pieces for you, so you can see what changes might be made to your favourite handset before the big reveal in September – and we’ve got to say, some interesting things are going on with the new models. But that’s Apple for you, eh?

How will the iPhone 14 look?

While back in March the rumours pointed to a change in several aspects of the design we know and love, it does seem that more recent information has already debunked this.

Initially, 91mobiles.com leaked unofficial renders that pointed to a punch-hole camera instead of the usual notch, as well as round volume buttons – definitely a departure from the norm. However, as time has gone on, we’ve had some more precise, “official” leaks from Apple that point back in a familiar direction.

Two leakers who are generally considered reliable (Mark Gurman and Ming Chi-Kuo) have confirmed that the punch-hole rumour was pretty accurate, though with a slightly bigger raised area for the camera. However, dummy models leaked by Sonny Dickson return the volume buttons to their original, well-loved lozenge style.

More interestingly, it’s been pretty clear from the get-go that the iPhone 14 models are getting a bit of a shake-up, with no mini in the line-up – and an iPhone 14 Pro Max in its place, according to Ming Chi-Kuo. So, the iPhone 13 mini is the last we’ll be seeing of the smaller models.

Elsewhere, one leaker reported in a tweet the colours we’ll be seeing in the new design, explaining that the standard iPhone 14 will be available in green, purple, blue, black, white and red, while the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will come in green, purple, silver, gold, and graphite, and purple in place of Sierra Blue:

There’s also speculation from AppleInsider that the newest iPhones will use a titanium alloy for their frame, which would be a first for iPhones, but has already been used in some Apple Watch models, so isn’t totally out of the question.

What about the iPhone 14’s display?

Though the ins and outs of how the new iPhone 14 will look are interesting, we know by now that Apple has an eye for making an attractive phone – so we’re not too worried about changes to the design.

The display, however, is one point we like to get clear if we can, so we’ve had a dig through the rumours that are circulating about any potential changes in screen size and specs between the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 14.

According to reputable leaker Ming Chi-Kuo, the screen size of the iPhone 14 will vary by model, with the standard and the Pro measuring in at 6.1-inches each, and the Max and Pro Max a little bigger, at 6.7-inches.

Another leaker with a history of being on point, Ross Young, stated on Twitter way back in September 2021 that the standard iPhone 14 would likely have an 1170 x 2532 OLED screen and 60Hz refresh rate:

This was then expanded on in March, by a leaker on Twitter who shared that the Pro Max would have a 1284 x 2778 OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate:

Will the iPhone 14 have a better battery and performance?

We all like to know how much juice we’ve got to go on from each charge, so without further ado, here are a few rumours we’ve heard about the iPhone 14’s battery – which it seems might vary considerably from model to model…

You might have noticed in the tweet above that Ross Young reckons all four models will feature larger batteries than their predecessors. However, another leaker on Twitter claimed that there might actually be a slight downgrade on the Pro Max (though the other three models are set to have upgrades from the iPhone 13):

One major change you might be happy to hear about is the shift to 30W charging, which would give the iPhone 14 a serious upgrade and make fast charging possible – according to one leaker on Twitter, anyway:

We also heard rumblings that Apple is considering ditching the Lightning port on the 14 models, possible due to new EU plans. But with this one totally unverified, we don’t reckon it’s likely. Why mess with something that works, anyway?

What will the camera be like on the iPhone 14?

Ooh, we all love a good camera, don’t we? Whether it’s selfies or serious photography, Apple has historically done well by us (particularly in recent years), so a fair bit is riding on the iPhone 14’s camera specs.

From what we can see, the rumours point to the Pro and Pro Max models featuring a triple cam with a 48MP main camera (which is hard to argue with), at least according to leaks from the by now familiar Ming-Chi Kuo. His leak also mentions that this cam might well be capable of recording 8K video, so TikTok-ers can rejoice - however, it seems that the standard iPhone will be sticking with two lenses for now.

LeaksApplePro on Twitter has plenty to say about the camera updates, sharing that the 48MP might be the best camera in a smartphone – but that’s once Apple have made adjustments to the software, from the sounds of it.

However, fans of filming videos might be interested to hear that Ming-Chi Kuo has hinted the latest models will feature autofocus – which you might have already expected to be standard from Apple – as well as a change in aperture:

Both of these small changes can make a big difference when it comes to short-form video, which makes sense from the brand’s perspective, given the popularity of TikTok and YouTube these days.

Any other specs on the iPhone 14?

It seems pretty certain thanks to a number of leaks that the iPhone 14 will have a new chipset, which is being referred to as the A16 or the A16 Bionic – but this won’t be the case for all of the new models, and possibly just for the Max and the Pro Max iPhone 14s:

This split between the devices would be the first time Apple has done anything like this, which means those looking to upgrade come September (more on that later) will have a bigger decision to make than ever before.

MacRumors reckons that every model will feature 6GB of RAM this time – which isn’t an upgrade for the Pro models but is definitely a good thing for the cheaper options. The same source also suggests that the Pro and Pro Max options could be more energy efficient and somewhat faster than previous iterations, so that would be a nice bonus to make up for the lack of change in RAM.

As for internal storage, we already saw an increase in the max amount on the iPhone 13 Pro, and MacRumors has good reason to believe this could double up to 2TB on the Pro models. Though the same source has more recently reported (via Jeff Pu) that this might not be the case after all.

On a totally separate point, if you’re attached to your physical SIM card, then this might be of interest – there are rumours that Apple’s planning to switch this out for a non-removable eSIM. This is already a thing if you own an iPhone 13, but there’s a physical SIM alongside it.

One more unrelated point before we go – one leak we mentioned earlier from LeaksApplePro had a quick remark to make about the speakers on the iPhone 14, which will apparently have better bass and clarity than previous models:

When will the iPhone 14 be released?

Knowing when the next iPhone will be released is always a tricky one, even when you’re in the biz. Apple likes to keep its secrets close to its belt, but it’s simple enough to look at historical release dates and work out their not-so-sneaky formula. In theory, anyway.

Usually, Apple starts with a launch event which has often been during the second week of September. This is where we find out if any of the rumours are true, and we get an idea of when we might get that shiny new model in our hands – which is usually a week or so later.

This year, however, it seems like Apple might be changing things up a bit. Reputable leaker Mark Gurman has revealed (with quiet confidence) that the launch will actually be on September 7th, a week earlier than usual. This has since been confirmed, though the release of the actual handset hasn't - but based on past events, we'd say it's a safe bet you'll be able to order it around Friday September 16th – the time we normally expect the launch to happen.

How much will the iPhone 14 cost?

As is often the case, the price of the latest iPhone is often the biggest question up in the air – and most of the rumours surrounding this little titbit are pretty vague.

However, LeaksApplePro – who we’ve not yet established are super-reliable – reckon that prices will stay about the same as the iPhone 13, coming in at around £779/$799 for a standard model. Of course, Pro models are likely to go up in price: