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Leaked panels show new notch reserved for iPhone 14 Pro models

Iphone 14 Leaked Front Panels
Iphone 14 Leaked Front Panels (Image credit: @SaranByte)

What you need to know

  • A newly leaked image confirms new details about the iPhone 14 lineup.
  • The image shows that the new notch design might be reserved for the iPhone 14 Pro models.
  • It also sides with rumors that Apple may drop the iPhone mini from its lineup this year.

The evidence keeps piling on that the best upgrades to the iPhone this year are going to the iPhone 14 Pro models.

According to Saran on Twitter, a new image of what is reportedly the front panels of the iPhone 14 lineup has been leaked on Weibo. According to the image, it appears that the new notch design (pill and hole) is reserved for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. It also shows that the iPhone 14 mini will go the way of the dinosaur and the iPhone 14 Max will be introduced instead.

iPhone 14 front panels have leaked on Weibo - here are the changes to note:1) thinner bezels on the Pro models, as reported by other sources 2) aspect ratio is also slightly different on the Pros (19.5:9 to 20:9); this corroborates with 9to5Mac's report regarding taller displays

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While it's tough to know if the image leaked today is legitimate, it certainly lines up with the bulk of the previous reporting on what we can expect from the iPhone 14 lineup later this year.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 14 at an event in September.

Joe Wituschek
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.

2 Comments
  • This just makes me soooo happy that I bought the iPhone 13. I was holding out hope that the reason they switched to the 'pill and the punch' was that they would make them dissapear when not in use enabling the first *actual* full screen front, but this leak seems to roundly disprove that notion. This is an ugly, ugly design and worse... it exists for no reason. It does nothing. Adds nothing. Solves nothing. As such, it's a giant waving flag that Apple has completely abandoned basic design principles. They can now no longer claim to be different from any other company in terms of design (Samsung etc.). Apple may continue (and I hope they do) to have the best *technology,* but the design team has literally 'left the building'.
  • No to mention, that the pill & punch actually pushes the display interruption further down the display. The notch on my new MBP still annoys me, since it serves literally no functional purpose whatsoever. That's not "design"; it's laziness.