Color options for all iPhone 14 models: Everything we know

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models are rumored to come in an updated range of color options, including an all-new purple color. Most of the expectations for the color options of the iPhone 14 lineup come from an unverified post on Chinese social media site Weibo earlier this year.

Overall, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro’s selection of color options might look quite similar to those of the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 13, and iPhone 14 Pro. ‘iPhone 13 Pro, headlining with the reintroduction of a purple tint. Excluding mid-cycle color additions, such as Green and Alpine Green for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro earlier this year, rumor suggests that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro will be launched with the same number of color options as their predecessors.

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max

Compared to the selection of color options available with the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max would be available in the following colors:

iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13

  • Midnight
  • Stars light
  • Blue
  • PRODUCT (RED)
  • Pink
  • Green

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max

  • Black (Midnight?)
  • White (Stars light?)
  • Blue
  • Red (PRODUCT (RED)?)
  • Purple

Assuming the black and white options in the Weibo post for the iPhone 14 actually refer to Midnight and Starlight, the new color range would mean the discontinuation of pink and green from the iPhone 13.

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max

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For the high-end models, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will apparently feature a similar color selection as the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max:

iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

  • Graphite
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • sierra blue
  • Alpine Green

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max

  • Graphite
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Purple

This would mean that the Sierra Blue and Alpine Green colors of the iPhone 13 Pro would not be carried over this year. For its “Pro” models, Apple also typically offers an all-new color alongside its standard Graphite or Space Gray, Silver, and Gold at launch. For the iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro, that included Midnight Green, Pacific Blue, Sierra Blue, and Alpine Green, and this year it looks like Apple is planning to continue the tendency to offer a single exceptional color.

New purple finish

In recent years, Apple has offered eye-catching new color options as well as more neutral tones when launching new iPhone models. The purple color option for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro would be a unique finish that changes the tone depending on the lighting conditions.

A purple color option for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro seems plausible given that Apple introduced a purple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini in a mid-cycle refresh in April last year to positive customer response, and the 24-inch iMac, sixth-generation iPad mini, and fifth-generation iPad Air are all available in purple.

It’s unclear if the unique purple finish is actively meant to have a kaleidoscopic effect to change with lighting conditions, or just use the technique behind the iPhone 13 Pro’s Sierra Blue, which varies more in appearance than other color options. Indeed, Apple has adopted a new production process exclusively for Sierra Blue that uses “multiple layers of nanoscale metallic ceramics applied to the surface for a stunning, long-lasting finish.”

Color Option Rumors

The main iPhone 14 color option rumor from Weibo has been circulating on Twitter and the information has apparently been mirrored by other unverified posts elsewhere. Nonetheless, the post comes from a source with no known track record and it’s unclear why it was taken down, so it should be viewed with some skepticism.

Rumored color options are typically an area of ​​low accuracy for Apple rumors, likely because color options are chosen relatively late in Apple’s product development process. Last year, Max Weinbach and Ukrainian e-commerce website KTC said the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 would be available in black, blue, purple, pink, white, and PRODUCT (RED), while the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max would be available in black, silver, gold and bronze. Purple, black and gunmetal color options did not emerge, while the new actual Sierra Blue hue was largely unexpected.

As an illustration, a recent post by user “yeux1122” on Korean blog Naver, citing “vendor sources”. The post stated that “very few colors are actually released” for the iPhone 14 lineup, and that previous rumors about the device’s color options were only derived from samples. He added that Apple was tracking down the source of the leaks using about three different color swatches. In addition, “rather than the purple currently under discussion”, Apple would have planned to use “a completely different color that was prepared from the iPhone 12”.

As such, it’s hard to glean much reliable information about the color options of the iPhone 14 lineup. As it stands, the Weibo rumor and emphasis on purple as the new title hue still seem plausible, but only time will tell.

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Harry L. Blanchard