Backer Jon Prosser shared seemingly accurate renders of the iPhone 14 Pro today, offering the most accurate look yet at what the device could look like when it launches later this year.
In the latest video on YouTube channel Front Page Tech, Prosser revealed renders of the iPhone 14 Pro by Apple concept designer Ian Zelbo, highlighting a range of specific design changes that are rumored to be coming to this year’s top-of-the-line iPhone model.
The renders reflect a wide variety of plausible design rumors from reliable sources, including specific CAD renderings and dimensions, leaked schematics, prop production mold images, early cases, and other information.
The front of the iPhone 14 Pro is believed to feature a centered, pill-shaped and circular True Depth camera array in place of the notch and thinner bezels around the screen, giving a very different for the front of the device. There is also said to be a slightly taller screen which partially adds to the height of the device.
The most striking change on the back of the device is a significantly larger rear camera array, which contains a new 48MP camera system with a 57% larger sensor and 8K video recording capability. The larger camera tray is naturally more visible on the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro than on the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The renders also depict the corners of iPhone 14 Pro with larger radii for a more rounded appearance. Apple may have had to change the corner radius of the iPhone 14 Pro due to its larger rear camera array.
The rear camera arrays of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max roughly matched the corner radius of each device’s frame, but when Apple increased the size of the camera arrays with the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max, neither device matched its corners. . While the difference between the camera arrays of the iPhone 12 Pro Max and the iPhone 13 Pro Max is minor, the difference between the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro is significant.
It seems plausible that with another increase in size this year, the incongruity between the curves of the camera tray, the lenses and the corners of the stainless steel frame itself has become too severe on the iPhone 14 Pro , which led to Apple changing the design. The new, larger corner radii still don’t exactly match the rounded corners of the rear camera array tray, but are noticeably closer. This fix brings noticeable changes to the front of the device.
The renders also focus on the iPhone 14 lineup’s rumored purple color, with Prosser corroborating an earlier report that claimed iPhone 14 would headline a “unique” purple color option. There are also representations of the expected Graphite, Silver and Gold color options for the “Pro” models.
Prosser recently shared renders of one of the new Apple Watch models slated to launch this year, showing a new design with a flat screen, but it’s unclear if they’re for the Apple Watch Series 8. ‘Second generation Apple Watch SE, or the new Apple Watch “Explorer Edition” with improved durability.