Reported iPhone 14 Pro Max ‘first look’ displays major design changes


Preliminary images show that the next iPhone will have larger camera lenses and an absence of the “notch.”

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If a leaked replica unit is any indication, the iPhone 14 Pro versions expected to be released in the fall will look a lot like their predecessors. However, there will be some significant visual alterations between the new phones and the iPhone 13 Pro.

When it comes to the iPhone 14 Pro Max’s 1-to-1 duplicate supplied to Unbox Therapy from China, the YouTuber says it’s exactly like the real thing. We’d imagine that Unbox Therapy is using phone schematics to build replica units in order to assure that future phone cases will fit the device correctly.


There are only imperceptible variations between what I have in my hands and the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which is expected to be released in the near future,” Unbox Therapy declares in the video below.

In comparison to an iPhone 13 Pro Max, the replica unit appears to be narrower (77.6mm against 78.1mm), but it may be slightly thicker (compared to 78.1mm on the iPhone 13 Pro Max) (7.9mm versus 7.7mm). As far as height goes, they appear to be the same. According to what we’ve heard about Apple’s plans for the iPhone 14 Pro Max, these dimensions are in line.

(Image credit: Unbox Therapy)

The camera array on the iPhone 14 Pro Max is slightly larger than the one on the iPhone 13 Pro Max, as we previously saw in a YouTube video showing off iPhone 14 Pro designs. This is a fascinating adjustment. The larger lenses of the iPhone 14 Pro Max were measured by Unbox Therapy in their video. The new iPhone replica has a diameter of 16.2mm, whereas the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a dimension of 15.5mm.


If this is true, then the iPhone 14 Pro Max’s lenses have bigger apertures, which means they are capable of collecting more light. For this reason, a larger aperture is especially beneficial in low-light situations.

After years of employing a 12MP lens, there have been reports that the primary camera on the iPhone 14 Pro versions will be upgraded to a 48MP snapper. It’s possible that the iPhone 14 Pro Max clone unit has a larger camera setup because of this.

According to another rumour, Apple wants to remove the notch from its iPhone 14 Pro model and replace it with a pair of circular cuts, one of which would be pill-shaped. The notch will remain on the ordinary iPhone 14. The suspected cuts, rather than the notch, can be seen on the Replica in the Unbox Therapy video, despite the lack of a working display.

iPhone 14 Pro Max replica unit (top) and iPhone 13 Pro Max (bottom) (Image credit: Unbox Therapy/YouTube)

The iPhone 14 Pro Max video points out a few more modifications that are more subtle. In comparison to the iPhone 13 Pro Max, the replica has narrower bezels, no antenna bands, and a broader power switch. When held side-by-side, these two phones would appear to be nearly indistinguishable.

When this iPhone 14 Pro Max copy is compared to the original, we won’t know how exact it is for a time. The arrival of the iPhone 14 is expected to be delayed until the fall. Even still, we should have a very clear sense of what the new iPhones look like by the time the premiere comes around, considering the rate of fresh iPhone leaks.

Check out our iPhone 14 hub page and our iPhone 14 Pro roundup for the most recent rumours and leaks.


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