The iPhone 13 hasn’t even been officially unveiled yet — that’s (likely) coming at next week’s Apple event — and we’re already seeing leaks of next year’s phone.
A new video posted by Apple leaker Jon Prosser provides some sleek new images of what’s purported to be the iPhone 14, Apple’s 2022 iPhone release.
In order to protect the identity of his source, Prosser had 3D artist Ian Zelbo create realistic renders based on the iPhone 14 images that were leaked to him.
The biggest news from these leaked images is what the iPhone 14 won’t have when compared to previous models: The camera bump and the notch.
According to the renders, Apple may be removing the camera bump on the back of the iPhone. That bump houses the camera lenses, and has seemingly grown year after year. If the leaks are to be believed, the back of the iPhone 14 will no longer have a protrusion thanks to a thicker overall body design.
What’s more, an earlier report by JP Morgan Chase, which claimed that the iPhone 14 body will likely be made of titanium as opposed to the usual aluminum and stainless steel, has been corroborated by Prosser’s video, too.
Apple may also (finally) get rid of the iPhone’s front-facing notch in favor of a tiny hole-punch design reminiscent of the one on Samsung’s Galaxy S21. Some iPhone users have found the notch to be quite annoying, as it denies the iPhone of a true edge-to-edge screen. However, Apple’s deemed the notch necessary in order to account for sensors which make its Face ID tech possible.
The removal of the notch has been rumored for some months now. Prominent Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in April that Apple is planning to release an under-display Face ID system. Kuo also had some other interesting iPhone 14 specs to share at the time, such as a 48-megapixel camera sensor.
Though this latest leak from Prosser is exciting for Apple fans, it’s important to remember that the iPhone 14 is more than an entire year away from being released. Designs are always subject to change. However, it’s clear that Apple is looking to reinvent its smartphone with some pretty significant changes, which in turn will make the eventual iPhone 14 release more thrilling than it’s been in recent years.