Apple is expected to announce a new iPhone 14 lineup later this year and a new leak claims to show some of the cases being built for these new handsets. And as we expected, they show that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max devices will both come with massive camera bumps.
The image, shared on Weibo and then posted on Twitter by Duan Rui, shows four cases. They appear to be designed for the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro as well as the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max, although we don’t know for sure that these will be the names that Apple will use. Beyond that, the rest of the information we have points to the removal of the mini from the lineup, leaving two 6.1-inch and two 6.7-inch iPhones offered.
The photo shows what you might expect from the new iPhone cases and they don’t look particularly noteworthy – until you look at the Pro models and sport what appears to be a massive cutout for an equally large camera bump. We’ve been told before to expect the Pro iPhone 14 models to sport a larger camera bump than the standard models, but this image puts it all into perspective particularly well.
The reason for this bigger camera bump is simple – Apple is rumored to be giving the Pro models a new 48-megapixel camera that will shoot 12-megapixel images through the magic of pixel binning. Essentially, this will see Apple’s software turn four pixels into one, creating a better image without it being massive in terms of file size. That alone will make these new Pro models the best iPhones yet for photography and videography. Rumors say they are capable of shooting 8K video, for example.
Those who prefer their previews in video form can also check out a YouTube video from Unbox Therapy. The video shows what is said to be a 3D model of the iPhone 14 Pro Max – complete with this camera bump.
If all goes according to plan, we can expect Apple to announce the four new iPhones around September, but given the current situation with stock shortages across the entire Apple Store, anyone’s guess when we can buy one.