Although we are still many months away from the release of Apple’s iPhone 14, we have seen a lot of rumors and leaks regarding the smartphone. Over the years, the giant tech company has released the iPhone series in September; we also expect the same thing for the next iPhone. That said, the big question is; what exactly does the upcoming iPhone 14 design look like?
The rest of this article will focus on sharing with you everything you need to know about the rumors and leaks of the iPhone 14 design.
iPhone 14 will feature “punch hole + pill design”
As you already know, Apple often changes its iPhone design after every three years. It’s 2022 already, and it seems like the giant tech company is looking to keep up with the trend. As predicted by Mark Gurman, the upcoming iPhone 14 will come with an all-new design.
One of the many reports and rumors flying around about the design of the next iPhones is that the smartphones (iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max) will feature a “punch hole + pill design” instead of the usual notch design. The industry display specialist Ross Young posted this report. According to the analyst, the circular punch hole will most supposedly house the front camera and Face ID infrared camera, at the least.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max RAM and Storage
Another interesting thing mentioned by Young regarding the new iPhone 14 design is that the smaller hole will not be invisible and the two holes will be unique just to Apple’s iPhone.
In another leak by Jeff Pu of Haitong International Securities, as reported by MacRumors; the analyst dropped a research note, which says that Apple is looking to perform both upgrades and downgrades on the standard iPhone 14 and new iPhone 14
Starting with the upgrades, analyst Jeff mentioned the smartphones come with 120Hz ProMotion displays. Besides that, they’ll also feature 6GB of RAM instead of the usual 4GB. With that, it’s safe to say that all the four upcoming iPhone 14 models will come equipped with 6GB of RAM.
On the other hand, the downgrades to the standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will be seen from their entry-level storage. Instead of featuring 128GB, the devices will only come with a storage capacity of 64GB.
The addition of the 120Hz ProMotion displays, as reported by Pu, will certainly be a great improvement for the next iPhone. However, the reduction of the storage is something that will most likely anger the fans.
The Pro models will feature a much larger i-shaped cutout
I’m certain you’ve heard that the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will feature an i-shaped cut-out. But do you know that the cut-out is likely going to be a very large one? Well, the latest report has revealed that the U-shaped cutout, which is replacing the notch design, is going to be much larger than what you may be expecting.
Although there’s no official statement to confirm this rumor, an anonymous Weibo user revealed a couple of things about it. The user posted a picture of what the front panel shape will look like.
Looking at the image, you’ll agree with me that the supposed cutouts are pretty close to the size of the original notch. The only difference is the empty black space that is missing. Interestingly, the schematic posted on Chinese social media was verified by Jon Prosser, another notable Apple insider.
iPhone 14 could feature a retro iPhone 4-inspired design
Another rumor about the design of the upcoming iPhone 14 is that it could come with a retro iPhone 4-inspired design. I’m sure you’ll agree with me that the 2010’s iPhone 4 is arguably one of the most beautiful products released by Apple. If this happens, it means the upcoming smartphone will come with an aesthetic appeal.
Apple’s iPhone 14 could be the first of the iPhone series to pack a titanium alloy chassis, according to MacRumors. Currently, only the Apple Watch models are available in titanium. With that, it’s safe to say that the smartphones will come with a durable and lightweight body.