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Leaked CAD render images provide design clues about this year's Apple iPhone 14

The Apple iPhone 14 is rumoured to carry over its predecessor's design. (Image source: Jeremy Bezanger)
The Apple iPhone 14 is rumoured to carry over its predecessor's design. (Image source: Jeremy Bezanger)
New render images of the iPhone 14 have surfaced online, supposedly sourced from leaked CAD files. Purportedly, this year's cheaper iPhones will receive hardly any design changes, perhaps even fewer than the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini did. For better or worse, the iPhone 14 could be very familiar to those who already own an iPhone 13 series handset.

After 91mobiles published CAD renders of the iPhone 14 Pro, MySmartPrice has shared equivalent images of the iPhone 14. Reputedly, MySmartPrice has sourced these images from an 'insider', albeit an unnamed one. As such, we have no way of verifying these CAD renders, so we would recommend treating them with some scepticism for the time being.

Still, the CAD renders match earlier rumours that alleged Apple would re-use the iPhone 13 series' design for this year's models. Hence, the iPhone 14 retains its predecessor's notch, which also remains the same width as the one Apple included in the iPhone 13 series. Likewise, the Lightning port gets another run-out, as do Apple's wide volume and power buttons.

Apparently, Apple has made a few changes to last year's design. Specifically, it has given the iPhone 14's camera housing a rounded edge, allowing it to run to the edge of its back panel. In comparison, Apple left a small gap between the iPhone 13's camera housing and its back panel, a design choice that Apple also employed in the iPhone 13 mini.

Additionally, the iPhone 14's back panel and display protrude more from its frame than on the iPhone 13. While a minor change, it may allow the iPhone 14 to look thinner than its predecessor. Purportedly, the iPhone 14 may utilise its predecessor's A15 Bionic chipset, although it is rumoured to gain a 48 MP primary camera. Currently, Apple is expected to release the iPhone 14 in September alongside three other iPhone 14 series smartphones.

(Image source: MySmartPrice)
(Image source: MySmartPrice)
(Image source: MySmartPrice)
(Image source: MySmartPrice)
(Image source: MySmartPrice)
(Image source: MySmartPrice)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-03-18 (Update: 2022-03-18)