US-based tech giant Apple is reportedly planning to introduce iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max September this year with a major upgrades on the front camera system. Now, a new report has shared images of cases for the entire iPhone 14 lineup, reinforcing expectations about the design of new iPhone models.
According to a report from MacRumors, the images, shared on Weibo and highlighted by “DuanRui” on Twitter, depict ultra-slim third-party cases for the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
“Although one of the devices is labeled iPhone 14 Plus there is no reliable evidence to suggest that this will be the device’s final naming, with the 14 Max moniker being more likely in parallel to the iPhone 14 Pro Max, the report further added.
The images also include a close-up comparison of the cases’ precise moldings and cutouts for the rear camera setups, illustrating how much it is expected to grow from the iPhone 13 Pro to the iPhone 14 Pro.
According to another report from MacRumors, the entry-level iPhone 14 models are expected to keep the same set of rear cameras with wide and ultra-wide lenses of 12MP each. However, this year’s Pro models will get a new wide camera with a 48MP sensor capable of shooting videos in 8K resolution.
“The rising component costs and Apple’s determination to differentiate Pro and non-Pro iPhones, will see the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max increase to $1099 and $1199 respectively. Apple is also expected to replace the iPhone 13 mini with a Max version could lead to a price hike of about $300,” the report added.
In terms of design, the camera bump on the 2022 high-end iPhone will be 4.17 mm thick, or 0.57 mm larger than the bump on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The space that the bump occupies on the back of the iPhone will also increase in size by about five percent in each dimension, going from the current width of 35.01 mm to 36.73 mm and height of 36.24 mm to 38.21 mm to accommodate the new camera hardware.