Will the iPhone really copy Samsung in 2022? — 2022
Even with the iPhone 13 in the bedroom (it will not be presented until Tuesday), there are those who already have the iPhone 14 in the making. The development of this began months ago despite the fact that it will not be released until 2022 and, according to the latest information , this could look a lot like the Samsung Galaxy. But what is the truth in it? Will the design of Apple's smartphone be the same as that of its competitor? We analyze it.
A disruptive design for the 2022 iPhone
Several months ago, news was leaked that perhaps went unnoticed by many and that is that Apple's roadmap with its iPhone marked a reduction in the controversial notch in its devices this year, that is, in the iPhone 13. A few days of its presentation, this is already taken for granted. However, in that first report it was said that in 2022 the company would completely eliminate this element in favor of a hole format on screen for camera .
At that time there was speculation about how Apple would implement theFace ID unlock system, which necessarily requires an element such as the notch to integrate the sensors. Could Apple get it under the screen? This today is still a big question, but it seems that the fact that it will have that hole design on the screen, like many Samsung mobile devices, is almost taken for granted.
the controversial leaker Jon Prosser dared this week to publish some renders (computer-created images) of the design that the iPhone 14 would have, if Apple really decides to call them that. They show various details such as round buttons in the purest iPhone 4 style, flush phone cameras without protruding and a front with absolute prominence of the screen and said hole in the upper center for the camera.
A move that would be very strange at Apple
Apple does not usually confirm or deny rumors and they have not made an exception with this case. Unfortunately, we also do not have sources that can alert us to the veracity of Prosser's images. And while it is true that this analyst in the end has not shown something that had not really been said before, it is still true that this information sounds somewhat strange in view of how Apple is doing in the field of design.
Obviously anything can happen and we are not the one to confirm or deny anything, but it still seems strange to us that Apple makes such a strange and risky move in just one year. Would it make sense to reduce the notch this year to fully 'charge' it just a year later? Wouldn't it have a greater impact to eliminate it directly in 2022 without previous steps? We do not know what they think in the company, but we insist, sounds very very strange .
The notch, for better and for worse, is already a hallmark of Apple smartphones . It is foreseeable (and even desirable) that at some point it will disappear, but this would lead to Apple losing that identity, so transforming it into a device with a design similar to Samsung does not seem like the best option. In fact, it even sounds comical if we take into account that other companies have traditionally been inspired by Apple for their designs.
Only time will grant (or not) the reason for this type of leak. Until then, we can only wait and, for now, put all our attention on the Apple Event next Tuesday. That day the iPhone 13 is presented, the most immediate and that will capture the most headlines, so there will be time to glimpse the iPhones of 2022.