iPhone 14 Pro models to get bigger batteries, Apple focusing on eSIM technology: Analyst Mark Gurman

Last-minute iPhone 14 Pro details have been reported ahead of launch.

Highlights
  • iPhone 14 Pro models could get bigger batteries compared to the iPhone 13 series.
  • Apple is said to be focussing on the eSIM technology right from the box, instead of physical SIM cards.
  • iPhone 14 series is set to debut on September 7th.

iPhone 14 series unveiling is set for September 7th at the ‘Far Out’ event. The company is also expected to introduce the new Watch 8 series, iPad models, and possibly the AirPods Pro 2 and new Mac Pro versions. Now, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in his Power On newsletter has shed some light on the iPhone 14 Pro features. These include bigger batteries, which would make this the second year in a row that Apple is increasing the battery size while also including a superior processor for better performance.

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Furthermore, it is also said that the company will be focussing on eSIM technology right from the box, instead of physical SIM cards. This isn’t the first time that we’ve heard that the upcoming iPhone 14 series will have bigger batteries. Back in June, Twitter user ShrimpApplePro posted a leak that appears to have possibly suggested the battery capacities of Pro and regular variants.

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iPhone 14 Pro improvements

The upcoming iPhone 14 Pro variants will have bigger batteries and it is said that the company is focussing on the eSIM technology. The Baidu post from June hinted the regular iPhone 14 could feature a 3,279 mAh battery, compared to the 3,227mAh battery on the iPhone 13.

The iPhone 14 Pro could use a 3,200mAh battery compared to the iPhone 13 Pro’s 3,095 mAh capacity. However, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is said to get a 4,323mAh unit compared to the 4,352mAh on its predecessor. However, Gurman hasn’t mentioned anything about the regular iPhone 14 models as his predictions were just limited to the Pro models. Besides the notch redesign, the iPhone 14 Pro models are said to come with slightly larger overall sizes and slim bezels.

In his last newsletter before the Apple event, Gurman says that he expects Apple might bring in some camera hardware changes to the regular iPhone 14 models and that would be it. As for the Pro models, he expects the following improvements/additions:

  • Auto-focus on the front for the first time
  • facial-recognition sensors improvement
  • New 48MP wide-angle camera
  • Improved telephoto and ultrawide-angle sensors
  • Video recording and low light photography improvements
  • Lastly, the A16 chipset

Lastly, Gurman talks about Apple’s push for eSIM technology. Though it was initially rumoured that the company might ditch the physical SIM card slot on the newer iPhone models, it’s unclear whether Apple will do it with the iPhone 14 lineup. 

Apple will give eSIM a bigger push this time, with carriers preparing to steer users toward digital, embedded SIM cards rather than physical ones. In fact, Apple has considered removing the physical SIM card slot altogether beginning either this year or next for some models,” said Gurman.

Key Specs

Apple iPhone 14
Apple A15 Bionic | 6 GBProcessor
6.1 inches (15.49 cm) Display
12 MP + 12 MPRear camera
12 MPSelfie camera
3279 mAh Battery
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