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Apple’s next launch event is just around the corner.
While we could patiently wait until September 7 to find out what the latest iPhone will look like, it’s hard to stifle that inner child at Christmas.
Fortunately, the ever-spinning rumor mill is here to give us a few clues about the possible design of the iPhone 14.
While Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman previously predicted a “complete redesign” for the iPhone 14 last year, we may also be looking at four major features expected in the 14 Pro and Pro Max.
The Verge summarized what to expect; an always-on display, a 48-megapixel rear camera with a larger sensor, an improved A16 processing chip, and a screen that removes the notch in favor of smaller camera cutouts:
The biggest update to the non-Pro model is expected to be the introduction of a larger 6.7-inch display option. Earlier rumors from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo indicate that the iPhone 14 (plus the Pro and Pro Max) may also have a better selfie camera that uses autofocus.
After introducing the notch on the iPhone X in 2017, Apple was finally able to drop it this year, according to CNET:
According to Kuo, the company will trade it in for a smaller hole punch camera in the Pro models. A hole punch design refers to a display with only a small circular cutout for the front camera…
The notch is also where the components that make Face ID work, so Apple may need to downsize its technology to realize a notch-less iPhone.
This is an alleged schematic of the iPhone 14’s display, shared on YouTube by Jon Prosser:
Another design feature rumored to be on Apple’s list is the removal of the camera bump.
There is also talk of the iPhone 14 Pro being made for the first time with a titanium alloy body instead of a stainless steel one. Titanium is much stronger and more resistant to scratches, corrosion and bending.
It seems likely that the iPhone 14 series will eliminate the 5.4-inch Mini.
But we could get three new Apple Watch models and even a refreshed pair of AirPods Pro earbuds.
Apple’s small personal launch event will be held on the Apple Park campus and will also be streamed online.