The iPhone 14 and 14 Pro Could Be Different

The iPhone 14 and 14 Pro Could Be Different

We’ve been hearing speculations about various possible changes between the ordinary iPhone 14 and its Pro models. They include cameras, the absence of a notch, and different chipsets. Plus, another potential difference has been highlighted in a report. 

According to the Chinese website MyDrivers, Apple has chosen display maker BOE to create the 6.1-inch iPhone 14’s screen, with 50 million panels produced. Apple seems to be keeping with Samsung and LG to manufacture screens for the remainder of the family, considering their historical relationship with Apple. 


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BOE has previously made screens for Vivo, Huawei, and Oppo smartphones. This indicates that the company is not new. However, it is not as prominent in the mobile screen industry as Samsung. 

We've previously heard reports about BOE manufacturing iPhone displays for a variety of earlier models, so take this with a grain of salt.

Analysis: Great News for iPhone Fans

A BOE display is unlikely to seem different from an LG or Samsung display. Expect the basic iPhone 14 to appear quite similar to the Pro or Pro Max, even if BOE manufactures the displays. 

There is a reason this is still acceptable. And it’s all about availability. As a result of the present Asian trade embargo, the production process for iPhones is being harmed. This is unlikely to affect the upcoming iPhones. However, if lockdowns persist, this is a possibility. 

However, by diversifying its screen manufacturing capabilities, Apple reduces the likelihood that worldwide developments will impact the iPhone 14. Additional lockdowns will impact just specific members of the iPhone family, not all of them. 

It’s worth emphasizing that the film and television industries serve diverse customers. BOE is a state-owned enterprise in China. Nonetheless, most LG Display’s manufacturing facilities are located in South Korea, while Samsung also has operations in India. As a result, no lockdown will affect all three firms. This indicates that if global uncertainty persists in the middle of 2022, the iPhone 14 will remain untouched. As a result, purchasing one will be rather simple. You won’t have to line for hours outside an Apple shop. 

Of course, this is just supposition. Other events may occur around the globe that would impact the iPhone supply. However, if Apple partners with BOE, this cannot be negative for potential purchasers.

iPhone 14 Possible Release Date


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Apple has yet to mention the iPhone 14 — much less its release date. However, given Apple’s tradition of releasing new iPhones simultaneously each year, the iPhone 14 will be launched in September 2022.

The iPhone 13 debuted on 14th September 2021, the month’s second Tuesday. Apple seems to prefer the first or second Tuesday in September. This implies that the iPhone 14 may launch on Tuesday 6th or 13th September 2022. 

Apple events are often held at the company’s Apple Park headquarters in California. They normally begin at around 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, which equates to 6:00 p.m. GMT / 4:00 a.m. AEST. 

Apple had its first event of 2022 in March but made no mention of the iPhone 14. Instead, tech fans received the long-awaited iPhone SE 3 and a new iPad Air.

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