Alleged iPhone 14 Cases Leak, Showing Off Larger Camera Bump
Early images of third-party cases for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 series detail changes to the lineup and the design (via MacRumors).
The images were first shared on the Chinese social media website Weibo, and later spotted by DuanRui (@duanrui1205).
According to the images, the depicted ultra-slim cases are for the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, and the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 “Plus” and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
This reinforces earlier reports that Apple will axe the “mini” model this year, replacing it with a larger-screened version of the base iPhone 14. That said, Apple is more likely to dub the new variant “Max” rather than “Plus.”
The lineup change has been corroborated by a plethora of different sources at this point, including top analysts, CAD renders, dummy units, and leaked schematics.
Apple is reportedly looking to better differentiate between its Pro and non-Pro iPhones this year. The two pricier models will be the only ones to get processor and camera upgrades this year, as well as a new “hole + pill” cutout on the front instead of a display notch.
One of the images also highlights the larger rear camera bump on the iPhone 14 Pro Max as compared to last year’s iPhone 13 Pro Max with a close-up comparison of the mouldings for each.
Another hands-on of an iPhone 14 Pro Max dummy also illustrated the same change. Both of this year’s “Pro” models will share larger camera bumps, which will house new 48-megapixel sensors. Another leaker, ShrimpApplePro (@VNchocoTaco), shared an image of the more prominent camera bump on an iPhone 14 Pro dummy unit earlier today.
Today’s third-party case leaks also back up previous reports of the iPhone 14 Pro siblings getting a slightly taller design, rounded corners, and additional thickness.
The iPhone 14 is pegged for a launch later this year in September. Production is well underway, with Foxconn hiring more workers at its factories to boost iPhone 14 output.