It’s been less than 48 hours since Apple sent out an invite to its long-awaited launch event on 14 September, which is expected to officially announce its next smartphone model — either named the iPhone 13 or 12s. Shortly after, leakster Jon Prosser has revealed renders of the next next iPhone, which he claims will be called the iPhone 14.
As usual of most leaks, these renders are claimed to be allegedly based on real images of the “iPhone 14 Pro Max” that Prosser obtained from sources in the know. Based on the images provided, next year’s iPhone seems to heavily draw its design inspiration from the iPhone 4, being thick enough to make the back flush and not have a camera bump. Hopefully, the increased thickness of the phone means a bigger battery and maybe even a periscope lens, but the leakster says that he was not given any details on the specs – just its outward look.
Excitingly, the infamously-large Face ID notch seems to be replaced by a small hole-punch camera. It is speculated that the components of Face ID are still there, but are situated beneath its display. Additionally, the frame is said to be made out of high end and durable titanium material.
The Apple logo on the back is placed under the glass which sits on top of the antenna band, similar to the iPhone 4. And just to bring back even more nostalgia, the volume buttons are shown to be rounded — again, just like the 2010 iPhone model. Prosser’s alleged iPhone 14 renders also reveals two long mesh cutouts for its microphone and speaker grilles, seemingly replacing the individual holes found on current generation models.
Despite rumours of Apple planning to remove the charging port entirely for a portless design, the render suggests that next year’s model will still use the Lightning port, though this might change seeing as how the EU is planning to force Apple to use USB-C. Whether the renders is accurate or not remains to be seen, especially with Prosser’s track record of having some hits and misses when it comes to certain leaks.
(Source: Jon Prosser via Front Page Tech)