iPhone 14 preorders now open - how and where to get Apple's latest flagship phone

Two iPhone 14 handsets, showing front and back views
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iPhone 14 preorders are now open: as of 5am PST / 8am EST / 1PM BST today, you can now officially order Apple's latest handsets worldwide - and we've got all the details here on how to do that. 

Apple announced the new devices at the company's yearly keynote event, which took place in Cupertino, California on Wednesday, September 7. During the Apple Event, the company unveiled the new iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, and iPhone 14 Plus models.

Today, finally, iPhone 14 preorders have opened, and the first iPhone 14 deals are live. The devices are set to officially go on sale (and be delivered) from September 16 - bar the 14 Plus model, which will be available from October 7.

If you're hoping to be among the first to get your hands on the latest Apple flagship devices, you'll need to pre-order one. It's unlikely that models will sell out immediately, but there may be delivery delays so it's a good idea to get your order in as soon as possible.

Where can you pre-order iPhone 14?

The Apple store tends to be the most popular place to pre-order new iPhone devices, particularly if you are looking to get an unlocked phone. So, you can just head straight there.

If you're looking to pre-order an iPhone 14 on a contract, or prefer going through a different retailer, here's a list of major retailers that have opened iPhone 14 preorders: 

United States

All the above retailers are offering the usual promotions on these devices: namely, a trade-in rebate of up to $800 on the standard iPhone 14 and 14 Plus models (which essentially means you could get the iPhone 14 for free, or the Plus for just $99, if you have an eligible handset to trade). And there's up to $1,000 off the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max models. All deals are valid in conjuction with unlimited data plans. 

United Kingdom

How much does the iPhone 14 cost?

The iPhone 14 will debut at $799, and the Plus model at $899. The higher-end series starts at $999 for the iPhone 14 Pro, and $1,099 for the iPhone 14 Pro Max. 

If you're in the US, all iPhone 14 models cost exactly the same as last year's iPhone 13 did at launch. Unfortunately, prices in the UK have gone up by around £100: the iPhone 14 base model starts at £849, the iPhone 14 Plus at £949, and the Pro and Pro Max at £1,099 and £1,199 respectively. 

Here's a summary of all the prices:

  • iPhone 14 - $799 / £849
  • iPhone 14 Plus- $899 / £949
  • iPhone 14 Pro - $999 / £1,099
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max - $1,099 / £1,199

When will iPhone 14 pre-orders be delivered?

Apple announced during its September keynote event that pre-ordered iPhone 14, 14 Pro and Pro Max devices will be delivered on September 16. This is also when devices will become available in-store.

The iPhone 14 Plus is facing a slightly longer wait until launch: October 7th specifically. If you're looking to buy this device specifically just be aware it'll take longer for it to be delivered. 

Do you need to pre-order iPhone 14?

If you're an absolute die-hard fan of Apple products and want to get your hands on the device as soon as possible, we'd recommend getting your preorder in early. While there are generally a lot of handsets available to pre-order and plenty of retailers, we have seen delivery delays in the past - especially at Apple itself and the big carriers in the US. Apple is usually reliable in delivering devices to early birds, however.

What's new in iPhone 14?

This year, Apple has very much made a clear distinction between the standard iPhone 14 and the new iPhone 14 Plus models, and the more premium Pro models. Simply put, the iPhone 14 is very much an iterative upgrade; in comparison to the iPhone 14 Pro, which gets all the latest bells and whistles. 

The iPhone 14 sticks with the A15 Bionic from last year's iPhone 13 Pro as well as the same basic design as the iPhone 13. The camera is where the main improvements are, with a new 12MP main camera and larger sensor providing a 49 per cent improvement in low light performance.

The iPhone 14 Pro range will have a new chipset - the A16 Bionic, with the first-ever 4nm processor. Apple says this will be its fastest ever processor, beating the nearest competition by 40%. 

The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will also be sporting 48MP main cameras (up from 12MP on the iPhone 13 models), with a quad pixel sensor that captures four times the information for the photonic processor. The brand claims this is twice as good in low light conditions versus the iPhone 13 Pro's camera. 

All devices will also feature a new Gimbal-like stabilization to make in-movement video more stable and an eSIM as per standard - getting rid of the physical SIM trays and enabling quick transfers between networks/carriers.

Satellite SOS calling support is featured on all devices of the new iPhone 14 range. However, it's worth noting that Apple has stated that this will be included for free for the first two years of service, but will incur a subscription fee afterward.

What iPhone 14 model should I go for?

This year more than ever it seems that the iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max are the devices to go for if you are looking for a real upgrade on last year's device. 

The Pro models are the ones carrying the biggest updates compared to its 2021 predecessors - including a 120Hz refresh rate display, a 48MP main camera, capable of 8K video recording, and the upgraded A16 Bionic processor.

The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus have seen improvements to the camera mostly, although the same basic design and chipset is carried on from the previous models. They're essentially a refined version of the iPhone 13, which may appeal to some looking to save a bit of cash.

However, if you're still not convinced on spending all that money then it might be worth checking out iPhone 13 deals or 13 Pro Max deals. The standard iPhone 13 in particular has received a $100 / £100 price cut since the unveiling of the iPhone 14 and is well worth checking out if you're on more of a budget.

Andrea Gaini
Phones and Broadband Deals Editor

Andrea is a Deals Editor at TechRadar specialising in phones and broadband deals. He’s worked as a tech and science journalist for two years, writing about all things phones, wearables and sports gear for consumer publications including the likes of Runner’s World and Metro Online, as well as more specialist magazines such as Materials World and Wales Business Insider. Andrea spends most of his awake-time scouring the internet for deals and promotions for all kinds of gadgets, restaurants and his favourite snack boxes. He can often be found in a pool chasing after a ball (aka water polo).