Apple will be completely redesigning iPhone 14 next year, including new entry-level and Pro-models. This is the reason that iPhone 13 had the same design as iPhone 12, as the company is working on bigger changes for 2022. It has also been reported that Apple’s foldable iPhone is still a work-in-progress and could release in a few years.
It is expected that Apple will get rid of the notch, starting with the iPhone 14 Pro model, and use a punch-hole design instead. Whether this will look similar to what Samsung and other vendors offer on their smartphones is unknown.
iPhone 14 Max to be added to the 2020 iPhone line-up, end of line for mini models
As per the latest newsletter PowerOn, by Mark Gurman, Apple will be completely redesigning 2022 iPhone 14 models, as well as revamping its offerings in terms of entry-level and Pro models. The company’s foldable iPhone will be ready in a few years, which would be much later than competitors like Samsung.
It was previously reported by Ming-Chi Kuo that 2022 iPhone 14 Pro models will feature a punch-hole display and 48MP wide camera. His report had also mentioned that Apple will get rid of the 5.4-inch iPhone mini model in 2020, and only keep 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch models. Jon Prosser had reported that iPhone 14 Pro Max will have a titanium casing, no camera bumps, and no notch.
Display analyst Ross Young had also corroborated these reports before and said that the 2022 iPhone models will be as following:
- iPhone 14 – 6.1-inch OLED display, 60Hz refresh rate, Face and Touch ID, and a dual-camera system.
- iPhone 14 Max – 6.7-inch OLED display, 60Hz refresh rate, Face and Touch ID, and a triple camera system.
- iPhone 14 Pro – 6.1-inch LTPO OLED display, “Hole/ Under Display Face ID/ Touch ID”, 120Hz, triple camera system.
- iPhone 14 Pro Max – 6.7-inch LTPO OLED display, “Hole/ Under Display Face ID/ Touch ID”, 120 Hz, and triple camera system.
However, under-display Touch ID is still not confirmed as Apple has been working on the tech but it does not seem to be ready yet.
Apple is expected to keep the 2022 iPhone SE as the entry-level model and will give it a punch-hole display, 5G networking, and a larger 6.1-inch display.
Apple just released its iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models, and despite the seemingly minor upgrades, the smartphones offer beefier batteries, faster performance, and improved cameras, albeit with the same design as last year.