Appledebuted last year and its successor is probably still a few months away. But, it’s never too early for the consumer tech community to start discussing whether may seem. we don’t know much about , new features or even Now, but the latest rumors suggest that the iPhone 14 could sport a notchless design with a tablet and a hole-shaped cutout. This is a deviation from the earlier discussion which suggested that the new iPhone will only have a hole-shaped cutout.
We’ve been collecting all the iPhone 14 design buzz and will keep updating this story as the rumors continue to do the rounds, so be sure to bookmark this page for later. Here’s What We’ve Heard From Gossip To Nowfor a possible ,
iPhone 14 Display: Taking it Down a Notch
This has persisted for years, but one of the biggest rumors is the iPhone 14 Will not done passed. After introducing the notch on the iPhone X in 2017, Apple may finally drop it this year. According to eminent Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo, the company will trade it in for a smaller hole-punch camera in the Pro model. The hole-punch design refers to a display that has only a small circular cutout for the front camera, as seen in several recent launches by Samsung.And ,
Instead of a hole-punch design, display analyst Ross Young envisions the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will have one hole and bullet shaped cutouts To adjust for the front-facing camera and Face ID. The pill-shaped cutout is said to house the front and Face ID camera, while the hole-punch is believed to house the Face ID dot projector. Nerdshala. report from January,
Right now, the notch is home to the components that make Face ID work, which means Apple may need to shrink all that technology to make an iPhone without a notch a reality. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also hinted at the removal of the notch in the September edition of his Power On newsletter, in which he predicted a “complete redesign” for the iPhone 14.
iPhone 14 Camera Design: Falling Down
Another design feature rumored to be on Apple’s hit list is the chunky camera bump. The iPhone 13 lineup has a protruding camera bump, with two or three lenses depending on the model. According to John Prosser, who has a hit-and-miss accuracy record, the iPhone of the future will eliminate bumping entirely, which could mean a thicker chassis for camera components to fit in. According to Prosser, the body of the iPhone 14 is going to be a “fat boy”. But can it be thick enough to contain all that camera hardware without the chunky camera setup on the back? I am taking this rumor with a grain of salt.
iPhone 14 Chassis: Tough and Light
Speaking about the chassis of the iPhone, Prosser also saidFor the first time, replacing stainless steel. The rumor was first mentioned in a July report by the China office of JPMorgan Chase. Apple has previously used titanium alloys in select Apple Watch models including: , Titanium alloy rivals steel in hardness while weighing less than stainless steel. Titanium is also more resistant to scratches, corrosion and bending.
Will the iPhone 14 Fold?
Maybe not. To be clear, we cannot say with certainty whether aWill see daylight sometime, but I’m hoping it might in the next few years. A Bloomberg report published in January said that Apple already has a working prototype of a foldable iPhone display, but did not confirm a launch timeline. Other outlets, including Taiwan’s Economic Daily, pinned 2022 as the year the foldable iPhone will arrive. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revised his forecast two years later — to 2024, earlier than 2023.
Rememberwas an incremental , That means it’s potentially setting the stage for a comprehensive design overhaul when the iPhone 14 or 15 comes around, just as Apple revamped the look of its phones with the iPhone X.