Bloomberg's Gurman the latest to point to a massive iPhone 14 redesign

iPhone 14 render
iPhone 14 render (Image credit: Jon Prosser x RendersByIan)

What you need to know

  • Apple is again rumored to be planning a big redesign for iPhone 14.
  • Bloomberg's Mark Gurman points to a new-look iPhone 14 coming next year following this year's iPhone 13 launch.

Apple's hot new iPhone 13 might be just a few days old but that was never going to stop attention quickly turning to. We've already heard that the next iPhone will offer a bigger change than this year's refreshed models and now Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has pointed to a "complete redesign" next year.

Recent reports have iPhone 14 ditching the notch and camera bump and while Gurman doesn't specify which changes are coming, he used Sunday's Power On newsletter to back up previous claims by Ming-Chi Kuo that big changes are coming.

It's thought that the relatively minor changes to iPhone mean engineers have been able to pour resources into something more revolutionary next year.

The minor changes this year also mean that Apple's engineers were working behind the scenes on bigger things that will take more time. With the iPhone 14, you can expect new entry-level and Pro models and a complete redesign. Until then, enjoy the iPhone 13—or just stick with the iPhone 12.

Apple's new iPhone 13 handsets are only the best iPhones until they aren't, and that switch will take place around this time next year. Many have already pointed out that this iPhone 13 model could easily have carried the iPhone 12s moniker, suggesting a bigger change is in store in 2022.

The iPhone 13 lineup, including iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max all went on sale this past Friday alongside a refreshed iPad and redesigned iPad mini.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.

2 Comments
  • They were wrong about the Apple Watch Series 7 design this year. Why should anyone pay any attention to these clowns now?
  • Also suspicious is that the main "leaker" (Prosser - who was *wrong*) about the Apple Watch 7, is also the main source of this leak and that the leak itself conforms pretty much exactly to Prosser's personal fantasy of what an iPhone should look like. How coincidental is it that next year's phone is *literally* everything Prosser has been wanting? And how many times do we get articles abou the "punch-hole" front screen, when a punch-hole front screen absolutely would NOT work for FaceID? It's easier to put a camera under the screen than it is to put FaceID under the screen, so the implication is that Apple will move away from FaceID? Or that they will have FaceID under the screen but somehow they couldn't put the camera there so there's a punch-hole? None of this makes much sense.