Rumor roundup: What to expect from the iPhone 14 Pro & iPhone 14 Pro Max

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The "iPhone 14 Pro" lineup may set itself apart with no notch, the A16 processor, and a 48MP camera. Here's what the rumor mill suggests the phones will look like.

The 'iPhone 14 Pro' lineup will have pill and hole cutouts in place of the notch
The 'iPhone 14 Pro' lineup will have pill and hole cutouts in place of the notch


Rumors about the "iPhone 14 Pro" have shifted from a radical redesign to a more iterative update. However, if rumors prove true, Apple may be widening the gap between the standard and pro models with different designs and chipsets.

Leaked diagrams show that Apple would keep the large camera bump and similar dimensions for its "iPhone 14 Pro" and "iPhone 14 Pro Max." The only noticeable difference is the pill and hole cutout used in place of the notch.

The camera bump does appear to be slightly larger in the diagrams, which may be because of the larger 48MP wide camera rumored by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. This camera would enable 8K video recording and capture detailed 12MP photos using a technique called pixel binning.

A reduction in bezels and removing the notch may result in a taller display. Many rumors point to a pill and hole cutout with display supply chain analyst Ross Young, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Twitter leaker Dylandtk, and Kuo backing this change.

The pill-shaped cutout will house the components needed for Face ID
The pill-shaped cutout will house the components needed for Face ID


The hole-punch would be used for the selfie camera while the pill cutout houses the Face ID components. The display would wrap around these cutouts so information could be shown around the area rather than hidden behind a black notch, but the cutouts are expected to take up more space than initial rumors suggested.

The improved 48MP camera and display cutout are both rumored to be exclusive to the pro iPhone models, but that isn't all. Other leaks state that Apple could reserve the A16 processor for the "iPhone 14 Pro" and continue using the A15 for the standard models. All "iPhone 14" models would have 6GB of RAM, but the difference in processor will be a big departure from Apple's usual strategy.

The rear camera cutout isn't going anywhere according to the latest leaks
The rear camera cutout isn't going anywhere according to the latest leaks


Other rumors have been more scarce, like one shared in July 2021 suggesting Apple would use titanium alloy for the "iPhone 14 Pro" frame. Also, it seems ProMotion could remain a pro iPhone feature according to Ross Young.

The initial "iPhone 14" rumors shared by Jon Prosser haven't been repeated in recent leaks. His renders showed an iPhone with no camera bump, a single camera cutout, round volume buttons, and several speaker holes in the base calling back to the iPhone 5 design.

The 'iPhone 14 Pro' lineup
The 'iPhone 14 Pro' lineup


Apple is expected to announce the "iPhone 14 Pro" and "iPhone 14 Pro Max" during its annual September event. Pricing usually doesn't leak, but Apple generally aims to keep prices about the same across generations.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 16
    What about a USB-C port instead of Lightning?
    grandact73sandor
  • Reply 2 of 16
    DoctorQDoctorQ Posts: 40member
    I’m expecting no ports sooner rather than later.
  • Reply 3 of 16
    I still don’t get why they call this a “hole-punch” display. How does it even work, and who the heck would want one anyway? I mean, nobody raraly use paper anymore.

    A “punch-hole” display would be a totally different thing though. That I would like.
    edited March 30
  • Reply 4 of 16
    M68000M68000 Posts: 452member
    At least the notch is centered and balanced looking… Look at those renderings here… does anybody really think this looks good? Why not just keep the notch?  
    edited March 30 libertyandfreewatto_cobratwokatmew
  • Reply 5 of 16
    M68000 said:
    At least the notch is centered and balanced looking… Look at those renderings here… does anybody really think this looks good? Why not just keep the notch?  
    Agree, I think the notch looks so much better, this looks like a design mistake and it's ugly.  I still believe there will be a solid one-piece black notch that will enclose the hole and notch design.  
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 16
    digitoldigitol Posts: 268member
    I will never buy an Apple notched screen product. When Apple makes a non notched screen iPhone and laptop I will become a buyer once again. Would also be nice if Apple stops putting buttons across from each other on their iPhones. . . Such a terrible annoying design. 
    grandact73anonconformist
  • Reply 7 of 16
    While I agree that no notch at all would be preferable for me, I also agree that the existing notch is better looking than this pill and hole rendering,
    watto_cobratwokatmew
  • Reply 8 of 16
    webweaselwebweasel Posts: 127member
    I realised the other day the pill + hole design is actually an echo of the speaker + proximity sensor design on the iPhone 5!
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 9 of 16
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,864member
    digitol said:
    I will never buy an Apple notched screen product. When Apple makes a non notched screen iPhone and laptop I will become a buyer once again. Would also be nice if Apple stops putting buttons across from each other on their iPhones. . . Such a terrible annoying design. 
    I have an iPhone 12 Pro Max and a 14" MBP with notches.  It's a non-issue.  I forget it's even there.  
    watto_cobratwokatmew
  • Reply 10 of 16
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,156member
    Those millimetres of screen above the hole punch sure will be useful!
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 11 of 16
    saareksaarek Posts: 1,379member
    Just keep the notch until you can remove it. The notch represents a compromised design, this is just the same except instead of having one eyesore you now get two.
    twokatmew
  • Reply 12 of 16
    wood1208wood1208 Posts: 2,741member
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Someone likes notch, someone pill & hole. Until under screen faceid or very reliable under screen touchid tech is come along; we are pretty much stuck with screen cut out.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 13 of 16
    mattinozmattinoz Posts: 1,853member
    crowley said:
    Those millimetres of screen above the hole punch sure will be useful!
    More useful than the handful of pixels between. They could go back to dots for cell signals and put them there and battery indicator. 
    Then again could use pixels between for orange and green dots to show mic or camera live. 
    edited April 4
  • Reply 14 of 16
    strikeystrikey Posts: 10member
    Not upgrading from the iPhone X till they put in usb c!
    crowley
  • Reply 15 of 16
    g-medg-med Posts: 4member
    With the increasing number of features 14 will not have, I also see no reason for upgrading from 12. 
  • Reply 16 of 16
    sandorsandor Posts: 639member
    sdw2001 said:
    digitol said:
    I will never buy an Apple notched screen product. When Apple makes a non notched screen iPhone and laptop I will become a buyer once again. Would also be nice if Apple stops putting buttons across from each other on their iPhones. . . Such a terrible annoying design. 
    I have an iPhone 12 Pro Max and a 14" MBP with notches.  It's a non-issue.  I forget it's even there.  
    I have never quite understood the animosity towards the notch.

    It is ugly, yes. 

    But the alternative is simply cropping the screen, full width, below the front facing hardware that is within the notch.


    twokatmew
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