We’re still at least five months away from Apple’s big September iPhone event, but the rumours and leaks don’t stop coming in. This time around, images of the supposed Metal Molds used by case makers to design cases for the upcoming iPhone 14 have surfaced online and they confirm a multitude of things including the overall design and the arrival of a new iPhone Max series that will be replacing the iPhone Mini series.
The image from Weibo that was first discovered by MacRumors, reveal that Apple might include four devices under its iPhone 14 series, including a 6.1-inch iPhone 14, a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. Meanwhile, there was no mention about a smaller iPhone 14 Mini, which could suggest that Apple has finally killed off the the 5.4-inch iPhone as it turned out to be unpopular among the customers.
iPhone 14 Design Upgrades
As for its design, the iPhone 14 models are still expected to look exactly like the previous iPhone 13 models with the same flat-edged design, except the slightly bigger and thicker camera bumps on the two Pro models.
The slight increase in the dimensions of the camera bump, particularly on the Pro suggests that Apple might incorporate a 48-megapixel wide angle sensor instead of the older 12-megapixel one, something that has been also predicted by Ming Chi Quo. The new 48-megapixel sensor would offer even higher resolution photos and 8K video recording capabilities.
Additionally, both the iPhone 14 Pro models are also rumoured to feature a hole punch camera cutout on the front of the device and a newer A16 Bionic SoC. Whereas both the iPhone 14 and 14 Max will likely stick the same old A15 Bionic SoC and the dreaded notch.
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