Apple isn’t expected to announce its new iPhone 14 lineup until in or around September but a new report claims that the company already has its component shipments underway ahead of the official unveiling.
Apple is expected to make the new iPhones available a couple of weeks after they are announced.
Reporting on a paywalled DigiTimes report, the publication reports that suppliers have already begun to ship some components for the four new iPhone 14 models.
“Component suppliers have kicked off their shipments for the next-generation iPhone series slated for launch in September, according to industry sources.”
The new iPhone 14 will come in two sizes with two models for each. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro will be 6.1-inch models, while the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max are set to sport 6.7-inch displays. The two Pro models are also heavily rumored to feature new ProMotion displays that can reach just 1Hz, allowing Apple to add a new always-on display. That feature will use the new iOS 16 widgets, allowing them to be seen even when the device’s screen is turned off.
iOS 16’s new widgets on the Lock Screen can be seen in the image below. Imagine these widgets on a blackout screen, as part of new always-on display on the new iPhone 14 Pro series.
Other improvements include new camera features, while the front-facing shooter is expected to gain new autofocus capabilities.