You might immediately assume the newest iPhone will be released under the name “iPhone 14”, a pretty good guess. Most people guess, actually, but there are rumors that Apple will be abandoning the numerical number naming, and the new iPhone will simply be named by the size of the year they were released.
The biggest change that is expected with the 2022 iPhone is the removal of the notch cutout. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports that Apple will drop the notch in 2022, starting with the high-end iPhone 14 Pro. Kuo describes the design change as a “punch-hole design.” This is similar to what’s currently used on many high-end iPhone designs.
According to Prosser, at least some models of the iPhone 14 will not feature a bump on the camera module. Currently, the iPhone features a protruding camera bump because of the thin design of the iPhone and the thickness of the camera components. The iPhone 14 will also include dramatic improvements to the front-facing camera, according to Kuo. The biggest change will be upgraded to the front-facing camera’s auto-focus features, allowing users to take clearer, crisper selfies.