New claimed iPhone 14 Pro CAD renders reveal design we weren't expecting

Iphone (Image credit: 91Mobiles)

What you need to know

  • New CAD renders purportedly depict the new iPhone 14 Pro's design.
  • It seems Apple will retain many design features including the camera bump but will be adding a new hole-punch array to its display.
  • Previously we'd heard the new iPhone 14 would be the end of the camera bump and get a much bigger overall change.

New CAD renders that allegedly depict the design of the iPhone 14 Pro have revealed we might not be getting the big iPhone redesign we were previously promised.

The renders come from 91 Mobiles, an outlet known for sharing the design of products prior to release but not without misses. (The outlet previously shared a highly-proliferated but completely wrong Apple Watch Series 7 design prior to its release). 91 Mobiles says the renders come from "industry sources".

From today:

91mobiles now brings you 3D CAD renders of the iPhone 14 Pro, courtesy of industry sources. The renders reveal the entire design of the upcoming pro iPhone and confirm some key details. Firstly, iPhone 14 Pro CAD renders confirm that the bathtub notch is going away. In its place, there will be a pill-shaped hole-punch cutout and a small circular cutout right beside it. The cutouts will house the Face ID sensors and selfie camera. The front has symmetrical bezels on all corners, with the top bezel accommodating the speaker grille. This gives the device a much premium look. The power button is on the right, while the volume rocker, SIM tray section, and alter slider are on the left edge.

Iphone 14 2 Cad

Iphone 14 2 Cad (Image credit: 91Mobiles)

The leak, if real, is very interesting because it does not stack up with previous leaks from Jon Prosser, also a noted leaker of Apple designs ahead of launch, and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In September, Prosser said Apple would be ditching the camera bump in favor of a flat back for the iPhone 14, redesigning its volume buttons and adding a small circular hole-punch on the front display. Last year Mark Gurman said that we should expect a "complete redesign" of the iPhone 14 in 2022.

Today's purported images seem to depict the iPhone 14 Pro will remain largely similar to Apple's current best iPhone, the iPhone 13, with the same rear camera bump, layout, and more. Indeed the only depicted change is a much-rumored new hole-punch housing for the camera and Face ID on the front of the display. This one change on the front has been rumored by multiple different sources, all of whom indicate Apple will drop the notch from the 'Pro' iPhone 14 in favor of the hole-punch.

Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone later this year, featuring a new A-series chip for the Pro models only, and a new iPhone 14 'Max' in place of the mini, which is apparently on the way out.

Stephen Warwick
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