The iPhone 14 would be a “complete overhaul”
The iPhone 13 series is barely in stores, but that doesn’t stop a growing chorus of leaks surrounding next year’s model. As 9to5Mac Remarks, BloombergHistorically accurate Mark Gurman claimed that the iPhone 14 would represent a “complete overhaul” – the first since the iPhone X arrived in 2017. The relatively modest update to the iPhone 13 was a clue that Bigger things were going to happen, he said. Gurman was shy about the details of what this new material would entail, but earlier rumors might offer a clue as to what to expect.
Most notably, frequently accurate analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently claimed that Apple will start removing the display notch entirely in 2022, starting with an iPhone 14 Pro that uses a punch-hole front camera like many Android phones. YouTuber Jon Prosser also claimed to have renderings based on actual photos of the new iPhone. The new model would look like an oversized iPhone 4 with a band-shaped titanium outer ring, flush rear cameras, and a thicker chassis.
Other rumors suggest that Apple may be removing a mini iPhone from the lineup, replacing it with a larger “regular” model along with the usual Pro offerings. There have been whispers of Touch ID sub-display, but it’s not certain that it’s ready for 2022, if at all.
We would take the reports with some caution. No matter how accurate the reports, the next iPhone is about a year away. There’s still a chance Apple could make some substantial changes before locking the design down for production. Whatever the end result, the common theme of the leaks suggests that the iPhone 14 could be a major overhaul.
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