Apparent iPhone 14 leak suggests no major design changes

Apparent iPhone 14 leak suggests no major design changes

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iPhone 14 design leak
Apple's next iPhone could be largely the same as the last one.
Image: MySmartPrice

iPhone 14 Pro is expected to come with big design changes — like the removal of its notch — this fall. But the same tweaks seemingly won’t be extended to regular iPhone 14 models. In fact, they may not change at all.

Leaked CAD drawings, supposedly showing the standard iPhone 14, suggest its design will be identical to that of iPhone 13. It appears to sport the same notch, the same rear-facing camera setup, and the same overall shape.

iPhone 14 could see no design changes

It’s starting to look like the more affordable iPhone 14 models will offer little in the way of upgrades for those who already own an iPhone 13. Recent rumors say it won’t get a new A16 Bionic chipor features like ProMotion.

And it won’t see any design improvements, either, if these leaked CAD drawings are accurate. Shared by MySmartPrice, which claims to have obtained them from an “industry insider,” they show no major visual changes.

Perhaps slight camera tweaks?

The images indicate Apple’s next-generation handset will have the same overall shape as its predecessor, with two glass panels that sandwich a metal frame. It also looks to have the same notch, which was shrunk last year.

According to MySmartPrice, the rear-facing camera array has “received a minor refresh and seems to have a thicker frame of glass surrounding the housing.” It’s hardly noticeable, and as far as we can tell, it’s the only change.

iPhone 14 design leak
At least your iPhone 13 cases will (maybe) still fit.
Image: MySmartPrice

This is believed to be one of two iPhone 14 models coming this fall in 6.1- and 6.7-inch sizes. Apple is also expected to offer an iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, which are in line for major design changes, recent reports claim.

Sadly, it looks like it’s the end of the line for iPhone mini.

So, what will change?

If these images are accurate — and we cannot prove that — and iPhone 14 does use the same chip as iPhone 13, it may be that camera improvements and perhaps increased battery life will be the only reasons to upgrade.

It seems somewhat unlikely Apple would introduce new iPhone models that offer so little in terms of improvements over their predecessors. However, nothing is confirmed until the company makes iPhone 14 official this fall.