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iPhone 14 colors: Purple, Black, White, Yellow, Blue and Red
There are now six iPhone 14 colors, including the new yellow color. Just don't go looking for the most these colors on the iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max
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🌈 iPhone 14 colors: Purple, Black, White, Yellow, Blue and Red
🟨 Apple’s Yellow iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus color launched on March 14
🙅♂️ No, there’s no yellow iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max yet
📆 Mid-cycle refresh, meaning iPhone 15 is likely five months away
iPhone 14 colors explained
There are now six iPhone 14 colors on sale as of April 2013 with the latest color being the Yellow iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. The other colors include Black (Midnight), White (Starlight), Purple, Blue and Red (Product Red).
There’s no Yellow iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max color – all of the fun colors are once again reserved for Apple’s cheaper smartphones. There’s good news if you’re waiting for an iPhone Pro in a better color: we’re beyond the halfway point to the iPhone 15 Pro Max release date, according to Apple’s launch history. That means a new set of iPhone colors is launched in September.
Here are close-up photos of the iPhone 14 colors and details about their appearance.
Purple iPhone 14 color
This is the purple iPhone 14 that actually deserves an original name because it’s a very light purple. While the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has a standout Bora Purple color that I liked, this is Apple’s closest counterpart.
Yellow iPhone 14 color
The yellow iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus come in a bold mustard color – more yellow mustard and not the dark spicy brown color – and it really stands out from the pack. Sure, many people are going to simply buy an iPhone 14 case that will immediately cover up the yellow iPhone color, but everyone who is daring enough to go caseless with their new iPhone will be able to make a statement: I have the latest color from Apple, and it’s bright and sunny.
Black iPhone 14 color
This is the closest thing to a black iPhone 14, sporting a shiny glass back that’s very similar to the glossy Piano Black iPhone (really called Jet Black) from 2016. This is a favorite color of photographers who shoot through glass windows because it offers less reflection, so unless you’re going to put a matte case on this glossy phone, your photos, videos and timelapse videos may look better without a pop of color.
White iPhone 14 color
Starlight is is an off-white iPhone 14 color that straddles the gamut halfway between white and cream. It’s both and neither color at the same time. One benefit of this color is that it’s much easier to find when your iPhone 14 is face down – I always buy my parents brighter iPhone colors as it’s easier to see against darker tables, carpets and in between car seats and couch cushions. The Midnight iPhone 14 color is not for them.
Red iPhone 14 color
There’s a red iPhone 14 that has a benefit besides standing out: it counts as a Product Red purchase, meaning Apple makes a donation to contribute to the Global Fund’s fight against AIDS and COVID‑19. So in addition to having the ketchup red equivalent to the mustard yellow iPhone 14 seen above, buying this color contributes Apple’s 16-year partnership with (RED) that’s raised more than a quarter of a billion dollars.
Note: this year’s red iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are a bit brighter than the iPhone 13 and the latest iPhone SE – and I’m actually liking the look a lot. It matches my shoes and the Product Red Apple Watch band.
Blue iPhone 14 color
The blue iPhone color is a light blue, closer to the Sierra Blue iPhone 13 Pro color we got a year prior, if you recall that shade. Like this year’s purple, the new blue iPhone 14 color is lighter than its name suggests. While the yellow and red iPhone 14 colors stand out, I found the blue very subtle when I went hands-on with it.
Is there a Yellow iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max?
No, there’s no yellow iPhone 14 Pro color, and according to Apple’s pattern, it won’t happen in this cycle. In fact, we don’t anticipate new hues for the two premium Apple handsets (the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max) whatsoever this year. Apple tends to stick with more muted colors for its high-end devices (Space Black, Gold, Silver and Deep Purple) and its mid-cycle refresh of colors has not come to the Pro-level iPhones. The boldest iPhone 14 Pro color and the one Apple markets the most is Deep Purple.
For jealous iPhone 14 Pro owners, we’ll have to see what Apple brings five months from today, when the iPhone 15 Pro Max launches in September 2023. There are likely to be more exciting iPhone 15 colors, according to early Apple rumors, though Apple has yet to officially confirm this important information.
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iPhone 14 colors by release date
🟨 iPhone 14 in Yellow release date: March 14, 2023 (new)
🟥 iPhone 14 in Product Red release date: September 16, 2022
⬛ iPhone 14 in Midnight release date: September 16, 2022
◻️ iPhone 14 in Starlight release date: September 16, 2022
🟪 iPhone 14 in Purple release date: September 16, 2022
🟦 iPhone 14 in Blue release date: September 16, 2022
iPhone 14 colors by release date
🟨 iPhone 14 Plus in Yellow release date: March 14, 2023 (new)
🟥 iPhone 14 Plus in Product Red release date: October 7, 2022
⬛ iPhone 14 Plus in Midnight release date: October 7, 2022
◻️ iPhone 14 Plus in Starlight release date: October 7, 2022
🟪 iPhone 14 Plus in Purple release date: October 7, 2022
🟦 iPhone 14 Plus in Blue release date: October 7, 2022
Newest iPhone 14 color
The yellow iPhone 14 color was released on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. However, Apple started all of its yellow iPhone 14 pre-orders one week earlier than that.
According to my restock watch, using the same methods I used to expertly track each Sony PS5 restock, I noticed that demand for the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus in yellow didn’t outstrip supply at launch. I only saw a surge in demand at launch (in September 2022) for the iPhone 14 Pro versions leading up to the holidays of that year. Apple noted this in its earnings call, but it seemed limited to the iPhone 14 Pro models. In other words, you should be safe finding the Yellow iPhone 14 in stock for the rest of 2023.