Zelbo, who is most known for rendering new Apple gadgets based on leaked information, such as the Mac Studio, Studio Display, suspected mixed-reality headset, and more, believes that the iPhone 14 Pro versions will likely have greater radii. When comparing CAD renders and measurements, schematics, photographs of accessory manufacturing moulds, and other information, it’s evident that the iPhone 14 Pro has bigger corner radii for a more rounded front and back look than the iPhone 13 Pro. The iPhone 14 Pro Max is a larger version of the iPhone 14 Pro. However, it looks to have almost the same radii as the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Because of alterations to the back camera array, Apple may have been forced to adjust the corner radius of the iPhone 14 Pro. A bigger rear camera array is expected on the iPhone 14 Pro versions to accommodate a new 48MP camera system with a 57% larger sensor.
The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max’s rear camera arrays roughly matched the corner radius of each smartphone’s frame, but when Apple expanded the size of the camera arrays in the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, neither device matched its corners. While the camera arrays on the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 13 Pro Max change just a little, the difference between the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro is significant.
It’s possible that the inconsistency between the curves of the camera plateau, lenses, and corners of the stainless steel frame itself on the iPhone 14 Pro got too extreme this year, prompting Apple to change the design. According to Zelbo, the new, bigger corner radii do not perfectly match the rounded corners of the rear camera array plateau, but they are substantially closer.
The new display of the iPhone 14 Pro may have also aided the transition. One of the device’s highlights is believed to be a centred pill and hole-punch shaped front-facing TrueDepth camera array in place of the notch, as well as 20%, reduced bezels surrounding the display. Because these modifications would need a redesign of the display, changing the corner radii at the same time is possible. According to similar information, the iPhone 14 does not have the revised corner radius, which might signal that the more rounded design will become another differentiator between the ordinary and “Pro” iPhone lines.
Zelbo is working on comprehensive renderings of the iPhone 14 Pro based on a variety of sources in order to create a presumably realistic representation of Apple’s next-generation Pro iPhone when it is introduced later this year. Jon Prosser’s Front Page Tech will feature the renderings shortly.