With the iPhone 14 now officially unveiled at September 7 Apple event, the guessing game about iPhone 14 colors is over. In detailing all the new features of its latest phones, Apple introduced five options for the iPhone 14 and four choices for the iPhone 14 Pro. So now it's time to make a decision on which color is right for you.
You don't have a lot of time to think about your decision. iPhone 14 preorders start Friday (September 9), with the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max arriving in stores a week later on September 16. The iPhone 14 Plus — Apple's new 6.7-inch model — won't ship until October 7.
If you've been following rumors about iPhone 14 colors, you at least had some advance notice of the new colors coming to Apple's lineup. Rumors had pointed to a purple option, and lo and behold, that's exactly what Apple added for both the standard iPhone 14 and the Pro models. Other colors should be familiar if you're an iPhone veteran.
Here's a look at the iPhone 14 color options for all four new models.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus colors
The iPhone 14 Plus replaces the mini models Apple has offered for the last two years, but like the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 mini before it, the Plus matches the color options found in the standard 6.1-inch iPhone.
That means if you opt for the iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Plus, you get to choose between midnight (black), starlight (white), blue, purple and Product RED. Moonlight, Starlight and RED are mainstays of the iPhone lineup. (The latter raises money and awareness for health emergencies.)
Blue is a returning color, though the new shade is more a sky blue compared to the darker hue that the iPhone 13 came in. Purple is the newcomer here, though even there, Apple offered a purple iPhone 12 option back in the day.
iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone Pro Max colors
The rumors were spot on here, with purple as the only newcomer for the iPhone 14 Pro models. It joins some familiar options — gold, silver and space black.
Apple specifically calls the purple version for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max "Deep Purple." It's definitely darker than the purple version of the iPhone 14.
iPhone 14 colors: How recent models compare
Now that we know what the iPhone 14 colors are, we can add those options to the table of recent iPhone color options.
|Row 0 - Cell 0||Standard models||Pro models|
|iPhone 14||Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Purple, [Product] Red||Space Black, Gold, Silver, Deep Pruple|
|iPhone 13||Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Pink, [Product] Red||Graphite, Gold, Silver, Sierra Blue|
|iPhone 12||Black, White, Blue, Green, [Product] Red||Graphite, Gold, Silver, Pacific Blue|
|iPhone 11||Black, White, Purple, Green, Yellow, [Product] Red||Space Gray, Gold, Silver, Midnight Green|
Note that the chart above doesn't include colors Apple added to its iPhone lineup after launch. The past two springs, Apple has augmented both the standard Pro models with an additional color — purple in the case of the iPhone 12, green or the iPhone 13.
Could the iPhone 14 see a similar update? We'll have to wait until 2023 to see if the iPhone 14 colors rainbow expands.