The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus both come in five great colors that differ from the hues that made 2021’s iPhone 13 pop. Instead of bright shades of yellow, green, and more, we got a lighter look in 2022 from Apple, with the Sierra Blue color moving from the iPhone 13 Pro, to the iPhone 14 series.
Make that six great colors: In March, Apple made the surprise announcement of a brand new yellow iPhone — a warm, lemony color somewhere between ripe banana and evil henchman. The company likes to launch new colors in March; the iPhone 13 Pro gained a new Alpine Green shade last year.
Beyond yellow, iPhone buyers get the choice of midnight (black), starlight (white), blue, purple, and Product RED. Moonlight, Starlight and RED are mainstays of the iPhone lineup that come back year after year. And Product RED devices (opens in new tab) as always raise money and awareness for health emergencies. Apple says that it has contributed more than a quarter of a billion dollars across 16 years of partnership with the Bono-backed Red organization, helping provide life-saving treatments to people living with HIV.
Color can be the most difficult dilemma when you’re upgrading to a new iPhone, regardless of its storage and specs. With this in mind, we’ve laid out what colors are still available for the 14 series, and what could appear later this year.
Meanwhile, if you’ve decided to ascend to the Pro line, you’ll find the iPhone 14 Pro colors decidedly less fun: black, gold, silver, and purple. (We think Deep Purple could be the one.) All of them are in a darker, muted shade, but it’s the exclusive purple color that looks fantastic here.
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iPhone 14 in Blue
Blue (Da Ba Dee)
A light sky blue moved over in 2022 on iPhone 14, from the Sierra Blue color that was exclusive to iPhone 13 Pro in 2021. A color that’s fresh and new for the mid-range iPhones.
iPhone 14 in yellow
Introduced in March 2023, the new lemony yellow is warm, friendly, and the perfect way to brighten your day.
iPhone 14 in Midnight
Back in Black
A color that says goodnight all day long. Thanks to the OLED screen, there are times when you’ll think that the front of the iPhone is all screen – there’s no notch or bezel thanks to this color.
iPhone 14 in Starlight
Supermen lovers unite
First introduced on the iPhone 13 series, Starlight remains an outstanding color choice for anyone looking for a subtle color that brings more attention to the display than the casing.
iPhone 14 in (PRODUCT)RED
A product in RED
A red that Chris De Burgh (opens in new tab) would be proud of. You can’t go wrong with the iPhone 14 in (PRODUCT)RED (opens in new tab), a color that’s been synonymous with Apple since it launched with the iPod nano in 2006. It’s a beautiful shade that also represents a great charity.
iPhone 14 in purple
A Purple Rain
With iPhone 14 Pro showcasing a Deep Purple color, there’s a lighter shade for iPhone 14 and 14 Plus, but that doesn’t mean it’s a disadvantage. It’s a pastel shade which makes it pop, especially for an iPhone 14 Plus.
What came before?
When you look back to the iPhone 13, the same lighter shade remained, but with a couple of differences. There was a darker blue and pink color, while a green shade arrived in March 2022. However, iPhone 14 replaced two of these with light purple and an even lighter blue, while a sixth color has yet to be confirmed.
It seems as though Apple wants to keep the color differences to the Pro line just enough that you can tell which colors are attributed to which model.
If you’re upgrading from an iPhone 12 on the other hand, you’ll be greeted with six all-new colors that are much lighter, so with this in mind, scroll down to see which one could be best for you.