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Rumor | The iPhone 14 Pro will be thicker than the 13 Pro

The 14 Pro is expected to look like this. (Source: Pigtou)
The 14 Pro is expected to look like this. (Source: Pigtou)
The iPhone 14 Pro is currently tipped to launch as a device that will be nearly identical to its 13-series predecessor - except with a punch-hole display in place of one with a notch as usual. Nevertheless, according to a new leak posted to Weibo, Apple has re-worked the upcoming flagship's dimensions somewhat, in a way that makes sure it has no chance of re-using a 13 Pro case.

Apple is currently rumored to launch the world's first iPhone to finally adopt in-display selfie cameras as opposed to the traditional notch in 2022. This feature is projected as exclusive to the 14 Pro - and, presumably, its Pro Max sibling - thus potentially enabling them to leave their vanilla and last-gen counterparts in the dust by progressing all the way to dual punch-holes, in fact, rather than anything like the wide screen divot of yesteryear.

Now, a new schematic, posted by a leaker known as Bean Sprout on Weibo, purports to corroborate the recent spate of leaks (and, most recently, 360° videos) alleging the adoption of the punch-hole at Apple. Going by the measurements clearly specified in this diagram, and presuming they are in millimeters, it most likely depicts a 14 Pro.

With a total length of "147.46" and a width of "71.45", the dimensions do most closely match those of the 13 Pro, with measurements of 147.46mm and 71.5mm respectively. However, rather than the 7.7mm depth of this existing flagship, the new "14 Pro schematic" gives this value as 7.85 instead.

Therefore, it now seems the 14 Pro might come in thicker than the 13 Pro, even as this phone grew in height compared to the 12 Pro before it. On that note, according to this new leak, their 2022 successor could achieve a total height of as much as 12.02mm when placed flat on a table, thanks to the multi-lens, multi-cut-out camera hump it may inherit.

The prospect of a new and thicker iPhone 14 Pro chassis might imply scope for another battery upgrade, like, again, that of the 2021 flagship over its predecessor.

Then again, the new increase in depth is not as arguably dramatic as in previous years (the 13 Pro did expand by 0.3mm over the 12 Pro after all), thereby suggesting that the new iPhone's battery size might not be that much of an upgrade in 2022.

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The "iPhone 14 Pro" appears in its most allegedly precise leak yet. (Source: Bean Sprout via Weibo)
The "iPhone 14 Pro" appears in its most allegedly precise leak yet. (Source: Bean Sprout via Weibo)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-03-22 (Update: 2022-03-22)