Alleged iPhone 14 Molds Leak, Showing Larger Camera Bumps
Photos of aluminum moldings of iPhone 14 models have appeared online, showing what we could possibly expect this year.
The photos, courtesy of a Weibo post (via MacRumors), only show the back of the phone but you can plainly see how different the new models are. The most obvious differences between the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 are the sizes.
As previously reported, Apple is dumpling the unpopular iPhone mini in favour of an iPhone Max, which will have the same 6.7-inch display as the iPhone 13 Pro Max. That means the standard and Pro lines will have the same size screen for the first time, and Apple won’t be selling a new iPhone under 6 inches anymore.
The phones’ camera bumps, which are sizable, are immediately noticeable as larger across the board. While the hardware setup is staying the same—two cameras on the standard models and three on the Pros — Apple is increasing the camera bumps throughout the lineup, but particularly with the Pro models, which are rumoured to get a 48MP wide camera upgrade. Changes to the ultra-wide and telephoto cameras have also been reported, though the long-awaited periscope lens for advanced zooming is likely slotted for the iPhone 15.
While we don’t get a look at the front of the device, Apple is reportedly ditching the notch on the Pro models for the first time, opting instead for a unique “hole+pill design” that adds a bit more space around the components. The notch will reportedly remain on the non-pro models.
The September 2022 iPhone lineup should include the following four models: 6.1-inch iPhone 14, 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. The iPhone 14 Max product name isn’t confirmed, but it makes sense given Apple’s naming scheme for the iPhone.