The yellow iPhone 14 is dividing people but I know where I stand

I’m a little disappointed that Apple didn’t give a name to the yellow it splashed on its iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. It’s just 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 unboxed the gleaming yellow handset and showed it to coworkers and colleagues, more than one asked about the name. They, too, were sad that Apple didn’t go the Samsung route and name it, say, “Lemon Yellow” like Samsung’s “Bora Purple,” which when translated out of 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 takes the total of iPhone 14 color options to six, was unveiled without fanfare on Tuesday (March 7). It brings a glossy yellow back, a burnished yellow tinted metal band, and new pale yellow wallpaper to the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. They go on pre-order on March 10, 2023, and ship on March 14.

Aside from the cheery new finish, there is nothing different about this iPhone 14 (the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max do not 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-gen A15 Bionic CPU. It’s just as good an iPhone now as it was when I reviewed it in a different color.

Apple iPhone 14 Yellow

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

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