Apple’s next-generation iPhone 13 refresh is already old news. Just one week before Cupertino’s big event, a leaker is already spilling details on next year’s even bigger “iPhone 14” upgrade, which is expected to come with no notch and a titanium design.
Here’s what you can expect.
Yes, you read that right: iPhone 14 will be the first to pack an edge-to-edge display with no notch, according to Jon Prosser of Front Page Tech. Renders produced by wunderkind Ian Zelbo, based on leaks from Prosser’s sources, suggest next year’s iPhone will instead feature one small “hole punch” cutout for its front-facing camera — like many modern Android devices.
In addition to eliminating the iPhone’s notch, Apple is expected to introduce a thicker design that packs bigger batteries, so you won’t need to charge iPhone 14 so frequently. And it will supposedly use a titanium chassis, as opposed to aluminum or stainless steel, sandwiched between sheets of flat glass.
Your first look at ‘iPhone 14’
If you owned an iPhone 4, you might think iPhone 14 already looks a little familiar. And it doesn’t stop there. Prosser says iPhone 14’s volume buttons will be round again — like those on the 2010 model — and it will be perfectly flat on both sides.
That’s because iPhone 14’s slightly thicker form factor allows Apple to completely eliminate the rear-facing camera bump, first introduced with iPhone 6.
“Now, we don’t know about the internals,” Prosser says in the video. “Like most of our design leaks, we were only shown the physical design of the phone.” So, Front Page Tech can neither confirm nor deny recent rumors that claim next year’s iPhone will pack a periscope camera upgrade.
Prosser also notes the color options shown below are not confirmed. “We’re so early into this that details like that are not set in stone,” he said. The only exception to that is the gold model, which Prosser claims to have already seen images of. “But again, that’s probably not final.”
One thing Prosser says he can confirm (unfortunately) is that iPhone 14 will continue to use a Lightning connector, rather than USB-C.
Everything could change
It should be noted that Prosser claims to have seen images of iPhone 14 Pro Max, so the smaller, more affordable models could differ. It’s unlikely non-Pro models will use the same titanium chassis, for instance, and Prosser warns they could still carry the same notch we’ll get with iPhone 13.
Most importantly, the details provided to Front Page Tech are taken from a “very early” prototype. Almost everything, from the dimensions and the design of the device to the materials used, could change before iPhone 14 actually makes its debut next fall.
Nonetheless, it’s still nice to have an early glimpse at what might be the future. Here’s the full video: