Over the weekend, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman substantiated previous reports pointing to an iPhone redesign next year. The report first surfaced as part of Gurman’s “Power On” newsletter. Gurman doesn’t reveal specifics, but notes that Apple’s 2022 iPhone will feature a “complete redesign.” Incidentally, Gurman also relays that “new entry-level and Pro” iPhone models are on the way. This is particularly interesting in light of reports that Apple is planning to eliminate the iPhone mini line after this year.
Additionally, noted leaker Jon Prosser released a juggernaut of an iPhone 14 leak three weeks ago. According to Prosser, who has a hit-and-miss record with respect to Apple rumors, the iPhone 14 design will reintroduce circular volume buttons. What’s more, the camera bump will reportedly be eliminated. Whether or not this will result in a decidedly thicker device remains to be seen.
While Gurman doesn’t go into specific about the next-gen iPhone design, that doesn’t mean we don’t have an idea about what Apple has planned. Earlier this month, reputed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued an investor note with some intriguing iPhone 14 tidbits. Specifically, Kuo believes the iPhone 14 design will do away with the notch as we know it. Instead, Kuo anticipates Apple will implement a punch-hole design for the selfie camera. In turn, Apple may embed the iPhone’s Face ID sensors underneath the display.
Furthermore, the iPhone 14 will still include a Lightning cable. Normally this wouldn’t be noteworthy, but it’s worth mentioning in light of the EU’s ongoing efforts to eliminate proprietary charging ports on smartphones. Apple, predictably, is lobbying against the change and believes a law to that effect would stifle innovation.
A huge leap in camera performance is reportedly in the works for the iPhone 14. Kuo back in April said that the iPhone 14 will “elevate mobile phone camera photography to a new level” with a 48-megapixel sensor on the back and 8K video recording capabilities. Take this all with a grain of salt, but it’s intriguing and exciting all the same.
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