Pictures of iPhone 14 dummies are already on the way. Last week we saw the back of the four models – two small and two large, two vanilla and two Pro – now it’s time to take a closer look at the back.
This appears to be an iPhone 14 Pro Max, judging by the size of the camera bump relative to the rest of the body. Again, we are more interested in what is on the front page (and what is not).
The notch disappears with this generation of iPhone Pro models (but will remain a year longer on the vanilla pair). It will be replaced by a split hole, the so-called “pill and hole” design – the wider element is the Face ID system, which needs an IR light source and an IR camera, the other is the new FaceTime camera (with autofocus supposedly).
The divide between Pro and Vanilla iPhones will be bigger than ever this year. The professionals not only have exclusivity on the telecamera, they will also be the only ones with a 48 MP main camera and the only ones upgrading to the Apple A16 chipset. The vanilla models will stick to 12 MP rear cameras and the A15 chip according to analysts’ predictions. The vanilla models also do not get the new “pill and hole” design on the front, whether their screens have 120Hz refresh rate is still a matter of some debate (leaning towards “no”).
The “pill and hole” design will only come to the Pro models and to the vanilla phones next year
The iPhone 15 vanilla models are projected to adopt the “pill and hole” design. Future iPhones are expected to start moving some of the hardware behind the screen, which may start as early as 2024. Of course, long-term predictions are not very accurate (or even possible, given that Apple is still testing what works and what does not). ).