DuanRui also posted a side-by-side comparison between the 14 Pro Max and the 14 Pro Max’s supposed camera islands’ sizes. The 14 Pro Max looks to be larger, which may be indicative of new camera hardware coming to the 14 Pro Max. Reports corroborated that the iPhone 14 Pro Max will equip a higher-resolution 48MP camera and that the front-facing cameras on the Pro models will be significantly upgraded. Otherwise, the next iPhone models appear to have similar design language with the flat edges and the flat front and back. The notch is expected to get a facelift, with a dual punch-hole layout for the Face ID hardware instead of a notch.
Later this year, Apple is slated to introduce four new iPhone 14 models, and the lineup will also shift. Due to the poor sales of the iPhone 12 and 13 mini, Apple will instead release a larger non-Pro model to lower the price of the largest iPhone size. DuanRui also tweeted the photograph after initially publishing it to Weibo. The smaller iPhone 14 model and the 14 Pro should feature 6.1-inch screens, while the larger iPhone 14 model and the 14 Pro Max should have 6.7-inch displays. These models are similar to the metal moulds that we previously viewed.
Other reports suggest that only Apple’s Pro models this year will be receiving the new A16 chipset while the 14 and 14 ‘Plus’ will keep using the A15 that’s used on Apple’s iPhone 13 lineup. Apple’s also expected to prioritize production of this year’s Pro models.