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When was the iPhone 14 released?

Apple’s iPhone 14 has been a huge hit, but when did it release?

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Quick Answer: The iPhone 14 was announced on September 7, 2022, at Apple’s “Far Out event” and went on sale on September 16. The iPhone 14 Plus was released on October 7.

Typically, Apple releases new iPhone models in September each year, but the exact release date can vary depending on the company’s schedule and product development timeline.

However, with rumors of the newer iPhone 15 already circulating, it isn’t too far-fetched to start inquiring about the company’s upcoming flagship. For now, let’s focus on the iPhone 14 and what it has to offer.

The company is well-known for its yearly releases, which usually happen in the early fall. Even during the COVID-19 outbreak, the company mostly stuck to its expected schedule.

So, when did the iPhone 14 come out?

Short answer: September, 7, 2022

Apple unveiled the iPhone 14 on September 7, 2022.

The company showcased its latest smartphones during its annual “Far Out” event, giving the world its first glimpse of the iPhone 14 series.

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The company revealed four different models. These included the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

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Missing this year was a “mini” version, and the company leaned into larger screens with the iPhone 14 Plus. All models are doing well in terms of sales and features.

What colors did the iPhone 14 come in?

The iPhone 14 Pro turned heads with its sleek color options: Space Black, silver, gold, and Deep Purple.

Although it’s one less color than the standard iPhone 14, the Pro still has something for everyone.

The standard iPhone 14 is shaking things up with its five color options: Midnight, Starlight, PRODUCT(RED), Blue, and Purple.

iPhone 14 (Product Red)

Apple took a more toned-down approach with the iPhone 14's color options, but the PRODUCT(RED) option stands out with its bold, bright look.

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Apple’s gone for a more subdued palette this year, except for the bold PRODUCT(RED) option, which the company hyped up to be brighter and more vibrant.

So, what about the iPhone 15? When is the next iPhone coming out? Learn more here: iPhone 15: News, rumors, leaks, pricing, and release date.

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus Key Features:

Sizes6.1 inches and 6.7 inches
DesignDurable aerospace-grade aluminum design in five beautiful finishes with Ceramic Shield front cover
Battery lifeBest battery life ever in an iPhone, with iPhone 14 Plus having the longest battery life
DisplaySuper Retina XDR displays with OLED technology that supports 1200 nits of peak HDR brightness
Camera system12MP Main camera, front TrueDepth camera, and Ultra Wide camera with Photonic Engine
PerformanceA15 Bionic chip with a 5-core GPU, offering incredible performance and efficiency
Connectivity5G and eSIM
Safety capabilitiesCrash Detection and Emergency SOS via satellite, with the ability to detect severe car crashes
DurabilityWater and dust resistance and Ceramic Shield front cover, tougher than any other smartphone glass
ColorsMidnight, blue, starlight, purple, and (PRODUCT)RED1 finishes
iPhone 14 release datePre-orders begin Friday, September 9, with availability for iPhone 14 beginning Friday, September 16, and availability for iPhone 14 Plus beginning Friday, October 7.

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