The yellow iPhone 14 divides people, but I know where I stand

I’m a little disappointed Apple didn’t name the yellow it splashed on its iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. It’s just a yellow or yellow iPhone 14. At least the really deep blue got “Midnight,” but Apple clearly had no interest in something like “Banana Yellow,” “Sunflower Yellow,” or “Merengue Yellow.”

Look, it’s not just me. After I unpacked the glossy yellow handset and showed it to colleagues and colleagues, more than one asked for its name. They, too, were sad that Apple didn’t go the Samsung route, calling it “Lemon Yellow,” for example, as Samsung’s “Bora Purple,” which translated from Korean means “Purple Purple.”

Apple iPhone 14 Yellow

Apple iPhone 14 Yellow in the sunlight. (Image credit: Future/Lance Ulanoff)

The new color variant, which brings the total of iPhone 14 color options to six, was unveiled Tuesday (March 7) without fanfare. It brings a glossy yellow back, polished yellow-toned metal band, and new pale yellow wallpaper to the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. They will go on pre-order on March 10, 2023 and will ship on March 14.

Other than the cheery new finish, there’s nothing different about this iPhone 14 (the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max don’t get the new hue). there’s the same dual 12MP rear camera system and front-facing 12MP TrueDepth camera; the same 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display; and the same last generation A15 Bionic CPU. It’s just as good an iPhone now as it was when I tested it in a different color.

Apple iPhone 14 Yellow

Apple iPhone 14 Yellow border. (Image credit: Future/Lance Ulanoff)

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