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While the next iPhone is still months from being announced, leaked CAD designs show a bigger Dynamic Island, bigger 6.2-inch screens and, more surprisingly, a USB-C port. Another rather big change is the presence of capacitive buttons on the Pro iPhone models.
As first reported by 9to5Mac. Dynamic Island replaced the notch on the Pro iPhone 14 models. The feature replaced the notch with a cutout in the phone’s screen that housed the camera, Face ID sensors and could show the important information from apps running in the background. This time around, it seems like the feature is coming to the entire lineup.
Another important change is Apple ditching the lightning port for USB-C. While the company has already replaced the lightning port with USB-C on iPads and Macs have had USB-C for quite a while, iPhones have maintained the rather controversial lightning port over the years. With regular pressure mounting up, Apple might also cave in and give us USB-C on the iPhone, a welcome change for consumers worldwide.
Finally, the CAD files also reveal that the Pro models are getting capacitive touch buttons. The non-Pro models will continue using physical buttons, most likely a cost-saving measure by Apple. This could be a push forward towards a button-less and even port-less iPhone that has been discussed over the years.
The screens are expected to be the same as the iPhone 14 lineup. The iPhones already have exceptional screens for a phone, and getting a larger 6.2-inch screen will be an upgrade enough. We won’t know the specifics until Apple officially announces the next generation of its most popular product later this year.
The dual-camera setup on the non-Pro iPhones also seems unchanged, with the third camera and LiDAR sensor still exclusive to the more expensive Pro models.
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