iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max schematics just leaked – and there’s bad news
If you were hoping the iPhone 14 Pro would take a page out of the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s book and opt for a less prominent camera array, some rumored new schemes for Apple’s next phone are going to be very disappointing.
iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max diagrams posted on Twitter by Max Weinbach show the camera arrays protruding from the back of each model. Worse still, the diagrams list the dimensions of the Pro models, and both phones are thicker than their iPhone 13 counterparts.
According to the schematics, the iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro should be 7.85mm thick. That’s 0.2mm thicker than Apple’s specs for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. That might not seem like a lot, but when you’re dealing with the best big phones, every extra millimeter counts in producing a phone that’s comfortable to hold and can slip easily into a pocket.
At least according to this leak, the camera array will not only continue to pop out of the back of Apple’s Pro phones, but it will also be larger. The iPhone 14 Pro Max is said to have a 38.21 x 36.73mm bump, while the iPhone 14 Pro sports a 38.24 x 36.71mm matrix. It would be a bit bigger than the iPhone 13 Pro model chart.
This is the second set of leaked schematics that quashes the rumor that Apple may be trying a lower lineup on the iPhone 14 Pro. Alleged iPhone 14 renders published on 91Mobiles last week also showed an array of cameras protruding from the back of the phone.
Otherwise, this new set of schematics promises little change in the dimensions of Apple’s Pro phones when the new models arrive in September. The iPhone 14 Pro Max has essentially the same dimensions as the current iPhone 13 Pro Max, according to the schematics. The iPhone 14 Pro might be slightly larger than the iPhone 13 Pro if these dimensions are correct.
iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max: assumed dimensions
|iPhone 13 Pro||146.7 x 71.5 x 7.65mm||Apple|
|iPhone 13 Pro Max||160.8 x 78.1 x 7.65mm||Apple|
|iPhone 14 Pro (rumored)||147.46 x 71.45 x 7.85mm||Max Weinbach|
|iPhone 14 Pro Max (rumored)||160.7 x 77.58 x 7.85mm||Max Weinbach|
The schematics provide another clue to the design of the iPhone 14 Pro. There is no notch included in the design – just pill-shaped and circular cutouts. Conventional thinking is that Apple uses this approach to house its front-facing camera and the sensors needed to unlock the Face ID phone.
There are no revelations about the other features of the Pro model, although other iPhone 14 rumors have us speculating that the Pro versions will have more substantial features than the standard model. In addition to the notch removal, the iPhone 14 could benefit from a more powerful main camera. Apple could also add USB-C connectivity to its Pro phones.
It will take some time to see if the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max conform to the appearances listed in the diagrams. But in the meantime, check out our iPhone 14 Pro rumors page to catch up on everything we’ve heard so far, and head over to our iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro comparison to see the biggest rumor differences.