Apple Insider confirms new iPhone 14 Pro release

12/03 update below. This post was originally published on March 10

iPhone 14 leaks have already revealed drastic design changes coming on the Pro models this year, and now we know they’ll affect all new iPhone releases for years to come too.

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In a new blog post, industry display expert Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), reveals that within 18 months, every iPhone will look very different. According to Young, who has an impeccable track record, Apple’s plans to replace the notch in iPhone 14 Pro models with a new dividing i-shaped notch this year will be expanded to every iPhone model in 2023.

Update 03/12: More information has now been leaked and Apple’s intentions to design the standard iPhone 14 models have been revealed. While the Pro models will move on to the controversial i-shaped look detailed below, I missed a newer version Blog post From renowned industry expert yeux1122, who reveals that buyers of the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max (which replaces the iPhone 13 Mini) will have a very familiar experience.

The anonymous guide, who has a proven track record, says recent claims that Apple will trim bezels on standard models are untrue and that the phones will be identical to the current iPhone 13. generation, the attractiveness of these phones will depend entirely on a) what Apple upgrades internally, and b) a way to escape the so-called ‘i-sore’ of the new display slots on the iPhone 14 Pro models.

The news also makes sense given Apple’s moves to widen the gap between its standard and Pro devices. In recent years, MacBooks and non-Pro iPads have kept older designs even when getting the latest hardware (like the M1 chip in MacBooks and, earlier this week, the new iPad Air). In these categories, Apple widened the price gap between professional and non-professional devices, and with iPhone prices rumored to rise, it will be interesting to see if that also happens with the iPone 14 range.

“This would be another instantly recognizable display format for Apple,” Young explains. “The pill + slot design is almost as wide as the notch but will definitely save some pixels over the holes. In 2023, we think all four models will feature the pill + slot design.”

Yes, Apple’s polarizing design decision is inevitable, which has managed to follow the trend set by Android phones for several years, but it also looks worse. The good news is that Young notes that Apple will try to reduce the size of the new cutouts for the 2023 models while also working on more separate options.

“Apple has plans to replace Face ID with Face ID under the panel, placing all items below the screen without a visible bead-shaped hole,” he explained. “However, we have heard from some sources that it is unlikely that the Face ID will meet the 2023 mass production dates under the plate.

Reaction to Apple’s new i-shaped cutout has been mixed. It was initially met with a mixture of skepticism and skepticism, but with multiple sources now confirming the design of the new iPhone 14 Pro, the reaction to it appears to be easing. However, there is no denying that after four first-class generations, few expected this to be the alternative. Especially considering its large size.

Price increases are also coming. However, Apple’s next generation of iPhones will undoubtedly be faster and feature better cameras than ever before. A radical SIM scrapping scheme, combined with a more efficient 5G modem, is also expected to increase battery life.

Thus, while iPhone fans may not like the look of the upcoming Apple models, I suspect they will continue to buy them in droves.

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