iPhone 14 Pro CAD renders

Renders of a the purported iPhone 14 Pro have appeared online and they show a couple of design alterations for Apple’s next flagship phones.Based on CAD design specifications, the renders show the pill and hole punch camera cutouts on the front – a departure from the notch that has been used in the lineup for many years.

The pill-shaped hole will reportedly house the Face ID sensors, while the hole-punch is for a selfie FaceTime cam.In terms of other details, the screen will continue to be 6.1-inches, as found on the Apple iPhone 13 Pro.As for buttons and rear camera unit, it’s same-old, same-old. The triple-camera system on the back will have the same shape and configuration, while the power button will remain on the right with all other buttons on the left.The renders were obtained by 91Mobiles from “industry sources“.Other iPhone 14 rumours doing the rounds lately suggested that the display could actually be stretched on this year’s Pro models, but that isn’t reflected in the renders. It’s also said that the Pro models will adopt the A16 Bionic chipset, while the standard models will not. And there will be no mini iPhone this time, it’s claimed.

The iPhone 14 Pro is expected to be one of this year’s best smartphones, and months before Apple announces it, a new CAD leak has revealed its hole-punch design and a big camera bump. Although we’re not expecting the iPhone 14 series until September, there’s already a lot of excitement building for Apple’s upcoming iPhones. Rumors suggest 120Hz displays for all models, a new iPhone 14 Max in place of an iPhone mini, and a new A16 Bionic chipset.Another big talking point of the iPhone 14 is the design. Apple’s introduced fairly big design changes for the last couple of iPhone generations. The iPhone 12 series replaced the iPhone 11’s rounded edges with flat ones — harkening back to the days of the iPhone 5. The iPhone 13 kept those flat edges and paired them with a smaller notch, marking the first time Apple’s reduced the notch since it was introduced back in 2017. With the iPhone 14, even bigger design changes appear to be in the works.

Thanks to a new report from 91Mobiles, the publication has shared CAD renders of the iPhone 14 Pro based on “industry sources.” Right off the bat, the renders confirm that the notch is going away in favor of a pill + hole-punch design. The selfie camera and Face ID are still here, but instead of housing them in a notch, Apple’s making separate, smaller cutouts for them. It looks to take up much less space than even the iPhone 13’s notch, but seeing two cutouts in the display instead of one could take some getting used to.Another interesting tidbit with these CAD renders is the camera housing on the back. It looks virtually identical to the iPhone 13 Pro’s camera design — featuring three camera sensors in a large bump that protrudes from the rest of the backside. This is contrary to an earlier report from Jon Prosser. In September 2021, Prosser claimed that the iPhone 14 Pro would have a totally flush camera design (aka no camera bump) along with a single hole punch in the display. Assuming these latest CAD renders are accurate, it looks like neither of those things is happening this year.

While these CAD renders are way less exciting than earlier design leaks, they also make a lot more sense. Apple’s notorious for introducing subtle design changes more often than major overhauls. Considering its tweaks to the frame and notch with the last two generations, it makes sense that the design is staying mostly the same for the iPhone 14. Would it have been nice to have a new camera design? Sure. But the pill + hole-punch cutouts should be more than enough to keep people talking well after the iPhone 14’s release.Outside of the design leaks, there’s much more to look forward to with the iPhone 14 lineup. We’re expecting a total of four models — including the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Apple’s said to use 120Hz refresh rates on every version this year, introduce a new 48MP camera for the Pro variants, and have big upgrades for battery life.