The iPhone 13 series hasn’t even hit stores yet, but that hasn’t stopped a growing chorus of leaks about next year’s model. According to 9to5Mac, Bloomberg’s historically correct Mark Gurman claims the iPhone 14 will be a “complete redesign” the first since the iPhone X debuted in 2017.
According to him, the relatively minor iPhone 13 update was a foreshadowing of bigger things to come. Gurman was tight-lipped about the new hardware, but previous rumours may provide a hint as to what to expect.
Most notably, Ming-Chi Kuo, a frequently accurate analyst, recently predicted that Apple would abandon the display notch entirely in 2022, beginning with an iPhone 14 Pro that would use a hole-punch front camera like many Android phones.
YouTuber Jon Prosser also claimed to have renders of the new iPhone based on real-world photos. The new model is said to look like a larger iPhone 4 with a band-like titanium outer ring, flush rear cameras, and a thicker chassis.
Other rumours suggest that Apple may discontinue the mini iPhone, replacing it with a larger regular model as well as the usual Pro offerings. There have been rumblings of under-display Touch ID, but it’s unclear whether this will be ready by 2022, if at all.
We’d take the reports with a grain of salt. Regardless of how accurate the reports are, the next iPhone is about a year away. There’s still a chance that Apple will make significant changes before finalizing the design for production.
Whatever the final outcome, the common theme of the leaks suggests that the iPhone 14 will be a significant upgrade.
An insider did not return SurgeZirc UK’s request for comment.