Apple is removing the notch for some iPhone 14 models, and rumors suggest it’s the Pro models that will feature a notch-less design.
Instead of a notch, Apple will go with a series of smaller cutouts on the screen. Initially, rumors said that Apple would introduce a single circular cutout to house the front-facing camera, but further information says there won’t be a cutout – Apple will probably add two more. .
Display analyst Ross Young hopes to see both a pill-shaped cut and a circular cut. The circular cutout will likely house the front camera, and the pill-shaped cutout will include Face ID hardware and possibly other components. Leaked images on Chinese social network Weibo indicate that the circular cutout will measure 5,631mm.
Apple may also be planning to put some Face ID hardware under the iPhone’s display, which would cut down on the size of the necessary cutouts and would leave more screen space on the front of the device. suffers, but it is not yet clear if this will happen.
MacRumors acquired several fake iPhone 14 models designed for case makers to provide a glimpse into what we can expect from the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro models.
Because it’s a lot of money to have a case ready for a new iPhone before launch, fake models are often quite accurate, so these fake iPhone 14 devices give us a clear picture of what they’re going to do. what we can expect. However, the iPhone 14 Pro Max will have the same dimensions as the iPhone 13 Pro Max, but increasing the size of the camera protrusion will cause the iPhone 13 Pro Max case to not fit the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Design-wise, the iPhone 14 models will look a lot like the iPhone 13 models, but there’s one notable exception – there won’t be an iPhone 14 mini. Instead, Apple is making two 6.1-inch iPhones (iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro), along with two 6.7-inch iPhones (iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max).
iPhone 13 Pro (blue) vs fake iPhone 14 Pro
For the Pro models, the notch will be replaced by punch-holes and pill-shaped for the camera and Face ID device. The hole and pill-shaped design isn’t much different from the notch, but it does free up some space and make the front camera less annoying. The standard iPhone 14 models will continue to have the notch.
We know there are some slight variations to the dimensions of the devices, but when comparing a dummy unit directly with the iPhone 13 lineup, it’s hard to spot. There are slight changes to the screen sizes of the iPhone 14 Pro models, but during day-to-day use you won’t notice them.
The camera bumps will be slightly thicker and wider on the Pro models to accommodate the 48-megapixel camera Apple added. The standard iPhone 14 models will not have many design changes. Side view of an iPhone 14 Pro Max dummy next to an iPhone 13 Pro Max showing the increased size of the iPhone 14 Pro Max camera bump. The height of the rear camera housing is significantly larger.
Leaked February diagrams provide more information on the specific sizes and cutouts that will replace the notch, and additional images released in March show a thicker design and camera more prominent for Pro models.
Based on the schematic, the iPhone 14 Pro Max will be 77.58mm wide, roughly the same as the 13 Pro Max’s 78.1mm wide. It will measure 160.7mm tall, the same height as the 13 Pro Max, and is expected to be 7.85mm thick, just slightly thicker than the iPhone 13 Pro Max at 7.65mm.
The camera bump will be 4.17mm thick, up from 3.60mm on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The size of the camera section is also expected to expand by about 5% in each direction, from the current width of 35.01mm to 36.73mm and height from 36.24mm to 38.21mm. The larger camera bump will house the 48-megapixel camera that Apple will add to the device.
As for the iPhone 14 Pro, it is expected to measure 71.45mm wide and 147.46mm tall, the same as the iPhone 13 Pro. It is expected to be 7.85mm thick with a more prominent camera.
YouTuber Jon Prosser has shared some renders of the iPhone 14 Pro models based on all the rumors that have been circulating about the device.
As well as the leaks, mockups, and schematics, the renders depict a design with a dual-camera cutout at the front and a much larger camera setup at the rear to accommodate the 48-megapixel Wide camera lens.
The screen is slightly larger, so the iPhone 14 Pro is only slightly taller and the corners of the device look rounder, possibly due to the larger camera cluster.
Otherwise, the renders depict a design similar to the iPhone 13 Pro models with the same flat edges and some other tweaks to the design. The images show a new purple color rumored for the iPhone 14 Pro models.
A set of cases for the iPhone 14 models offers a closer look at the size difference between the models and the different camera cutouts to be expected. The cases are in line with all the rumors we’ve heard, describing 6.1 and 6.7-inch sizes and a larger camera cutout for the Pro models with a triple-lens camera setup.
The two iPhone 14 Pro models will continue to support 120Hz ProMotion screen technology, and rumors suggest that ProMotion will likely continue to be a limited feature on more expensive iPhone models. While some rumors suggest that a 120Hz refresh rate could be added to all iPhone 14 models, Screen Analyst Ross Young believes this won’t happen because of display availability issues. Figure.
Apple is sourcing LTPO OLED displays for the iPhone 14 Pro models to enable 120Hz ProMotion refresh rates. While Samsung already supplies the OLED panels that Apple uses for the iPhone 13 Pro models, Apple is also planning to supply some screens from LG Display and BOE in 2022.
Screen is always on
BloombergMark Gurman says the always-on display will work with the Lock Screen widget feature in iOS 16. iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max owners will be able to see information like weather, fitness, reminders, events calendar, etc. have to wake up the iPhone’s screen.
The always-on feature will work similarly to the always-on display on the Apple Watch, and it will also show the time, date, and unread notifications.
With always-on display technology, iOS 16 wallpapers will have a “Sleep” state that darkens the wallpaper to use less power. Darker colors will suit an always-on display, and it will likely activate and become brighter when the screen is actively turned on.
The built-in “Sleep” color can be applied to any wallpaper the user chooses. Like the always-on display on the Apple Watch, the non-activated iPhone screen displays a darker, dimmer version of the wallpaper, time, and widgets.
Hints on what the always-on display might look like were also found in the Xcode 14 beta. The beta includes a cool Lock Screen interface that removes details from the desktop widget when the screen is active. Animations show that iPhone 14 Pro models can remove intricate details from widgets and other Lock Screen content when iPhone is locked and the always-on screen is active.
According to concept renderer Ian Zelbo, the iPhone 14 Pro could have significantly more rounded corners to accommodate the new larger rear camera assembly. Zelbo cross-referenced Zelbo’s drawings and dimensions, diagrams, and CAD images to come to this conclusion.
All of these iPhone 14 Pro leaks suggest a device with a larger corner radius for a more rounded front and rear appearance than the iPhone 13 Pro. This new, more rounded design will be limited to the iPhone 14 Pro, as the iPhone 14 Pro Max appears to have the same radius as the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The more rounded corners on the 14 Pro are needed to accommodate the camera’s changes.
Screen analyst Ross Young says that when measured as a standard rectangle, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will have slightly larger screens. The iPhone 14 Pro will have a 6.12-inch screen, compared to the 6.06-inch screen on the iPhone 13 Pro, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max will have a 6.69-inch screen, slightly larger than the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s 6.68. – inch display.
There won’t be a 5.4-inch iPhone in 2022 as Apple is phasing out the “mini” line after lackluster sales. The iPhone 13 mini will be the last mini phone, and in the future, Apple is expected to focus on larger sized iPhones between 6.1 and 6.7 inches for its flagship devices. me.
We’re expecting a 6.1-inch iPhone 14, a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max, with the larger 6.7-inch iPhone replacing the mini model. .
According to an unverified rumor, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro may come in purple. While unconfirmed, rumors suggest that both the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models will come in purple with a unique finish that can change tone based on lighting conditions.
Apple has used similar colors for standard iPhone and Pro models before, but often in different shades, so that could be what we see in 2022 if the purple rumors are accurate. According to rumors, the iPhone 14 and 14 Max will come in black, white, blue, red, and purple, while the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are said to come in graphite, gold, silver, and purple.
According to an investor report from JP Morgan Chase, Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 Pro models may come with a premium titanium alloy chassis design. Apple has used titanium for the Apple Watch, but this will be the first time the material has been used for an iPhone.
Titanium is more scratch resistant and it’s sturdier than both steel and aluminum, plus it’s more resistant to corrosion, but we don’t know anything more about the titanium option yet so it seems unlikely.
Starting in 2022, high-end iPhone models will likely adopt a vapor chamber heating system that Apple is said to be “actively testing”. VC cooling will be required for high-end iPhones due to more computing power and faster 5G connection speeds. There are already smartphones from companies like Samsung, Razer and LG that use vapor chamber cooling technology, which is used to keep the device cooler under heavy stress.
It’s unclear if the vapor chamber heating system will meet Apple’s high requirements, but Apple is working to improve it and high-end models could adopt it in the near future.