A photo purporting to show the molds of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 series models has surfaced on the internet, providing additional information on the lineup’s relative dimensions.
The moulds in the photo, which was posted on Weibo, were most likely used by third-party case manufacturers and were taken from actual iPhone 14 handsets, according to the source. However, they are consistent with other information we’ve received about Apple’s fall-targeted smartphone lineup.
According to reports, Apple will discontinue the 5.4-inch iPhone in 2022, citing a lack of demand for the device in the market. In addition to the 6.1-inch iPhone 14, the company is also offering the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, and the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max, among other sizes. The iPhone 14 models are expected to have a similar design to the iPhone 13 models, with flat edges and rounded corners.
The camera bump (or “bulge” in this case) on the high-end iPhone in 2022 will measure 4.17 mm in thickness, which is 0.57 mm thicker than the bump on the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
When it comes to how much space the camera takes up on the back, the camera hump will grow in size by approximately 5 percent in each dimension, going from the current width of 35.01 mm to 36.73 mm and the height of 36.24 mm to 38.21 mm, respectively.
The larger humps are expected to result in improvements to the Ultra Wide camera’s performance in the future. As reported by AppleInsider, the iPhone 14 Pro models will feature significant improvements to the wide-angle and telephoto lenses, as well as updates to the front-facing camera.
Well-connected Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will add a 48-megapixel camera lens to the iPhone 14 in 2022, and that the iPhone 15 will include a periscope lens in 2023.
Furthermore, according to Kuo, only Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro models will be equipped with the “A16” chip. He claims that the A15 Bionic chip, which was used in the iPhone 13, will continue to be used in the standard iPhone 14 models.
Apple’s high-end iPhone 14 “Pro” models, which will debut in 2022, according to a December 2021 report from the Korean website The Elec, will feature a hole-punch display, which will eliminate the Pro models’ much-despised top-notch. It is expected that the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max will both have the upgraded display, which will be devoid of a notch.