iPhone 14 colors: Are you yellow, starlight, or midnight?

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.

Apple iPhone 14 in yellow

The brand new yellow iPhone, a love-it or hate-it new hue for Apple’s flagship phones. (Image credit: Apple)

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.

Six pastels

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What came before?

iPhone 13 Mini Family Colors

The five colors available for 2021’s iPhone 13 family of devices. (Image credit: Apple)

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.

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