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7 Reasons to Wait for the 2022 iPhone & 4 Reasons Not To

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Apple’s flagship iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max are excellent devices and the upcoming iPhone 13 series looks interesting, but some of you might want to wait for Apple’s 2022 iPhone, presumably called iPhone 14.

If you’re thinking about upgrading your phone, you’ve got a ton of options to sift through. The iPhone 12 series represents the top-of-the-line, but Apple’s got plenty of other devices that are worthy of your attention including the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE 2, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

And while many of you are going to be perfectly fine buying one of these iPhones, or a device outside of Apple’s ecosystem, others might want to hang around for the 2021 iPhones.

iPhone 13 rumors have been swirling for months and this year’s models look like they’ll be solid successors to the iPhone 12 line. We’ve heard the iPhone 13 will have a smaller notch, improved 5G, and a better screen refresh rate, amongst other changes.

That said, the iPhone 13 could be more like an iPhone 12s and we could see much bigger changes come to the iPhone line in 2022. That puts those of you in the market for a new phone in a tough position in 2021: Buy a new device this year or wait?

iPhone 14 Rumors

We’re more than a year away from Apple’s 2022 iPhone announcements, but we’ve already seen some credible rumors emerge.

The 2022 iPhones will reportedly feature a punch-hole instead of a notch, huge changes to the iPhone’s camera, a new chassis design, and a few other changes that might intrigue you as you search for your next phone.

The iPhone 14 series is still in development which means plans can, and probably will, change before Apple unveils the new hardware. That said, there are already some great reasons to think about waiting for the 2022 iPhone models.

In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to wait and the best reasons to go with another device long before the 2022 iPhones arrive.

Wait for Performance Improvements

Wait for Performance Improvements

Apple always makes year-to-year performance improvements to the iPhone so you can expect the iPhone 14 series to come with some key upgrades. 

You can expect the iPhone 14 models to feature an improved processor which could lead to better battery life and app performance. 

According to Digitimes, TSMC is planning to produce 3nm chips starting in the second half of 2022. The publication says production of 4nm chips will begin in the coming months. 

The 3nm process will reportedly provide a 30% improved energy efficiency and a huge 15% performance boost. 

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the high-end iPhone 14 models could utilize a vapor chamber thermal system. Apple is reportedly aggressively testing the feature. 

According to Kuo, the thermal system will be required for the high-end iPhone 14 models because they'll have stronger computing power and faster 5G speeds. 

We could also see Apple bring 120Hz Pro Motion displays to the entire iPhone lineup next year. The feature, which will likely debut on the iPhone this fall, will reportedly be limited to the company's iPhone 13 Pro models. 

It's still early, but you can expect additional iPhone 14 rumors to outline some of the other potential performance enhancements in the coming months. 

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