Next Year’s iPhone 14 to Feature “Complete Redesign” Says Gurman
In his weekly “Power On” newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has claimed that Apple’s iPhone 14 releasing next year will feature a “complete redesign.”
Gurman also noted that Apple’s 2022 iPhone lineup will include “new entry-level and Pro” iPhone models. “Until then, enjoy the iPhone 13—or just stick with the iPhone 12,” he wrote.
Beyond this, Gurman did not dive into specifics about the all-new iPhone 14 design. He did, however, note that the iPhone 14 will still include a Lightning cable, despite the EU’s ongoing efforts to eliminate proprietary charging ports on smartphones.
“Changing from the 30-pin connector to Lightning a decade ago was complicated, and the iPhone user base was only a sliver of what it is today. There are also thousands of Lightning accessories in use that Apple doesn’t want to upset customers by jettisoning.
I think if Apple does go through another connector change, it won’t be to USB-C. They’ll go all the way to wireless. That’s clearly the future and may look more attractive than trying to switch from Lightning to USB-C.”
Previously, veteran Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted two sizes for next year’s flagship iPhones i.e. 6.1 inches for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, and 6.7 inches for the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max.