Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

iPhone 14 leak points to titanium body for Apple’s 2022 iPhone

iPhone 14 leak

We are less than two months away from the reveal of the iPhone 13. All signs point to the iPhone 13 launching on time after the pandemic forced Apple to delay the iPhone 12. One thing that the pandemic was not able to stop was the rumor mill. There isn’t much that we do not know about the iPhone 13 series at this point. Based on the many leaks, we know the notches will be smaller, the batteries will be bigger, and the camera bumps will be wider. In fact, with so few iPhone 13 secrets left to spoil, sources have begun to leak iPhone 14 details.

Today's Top Deal Luxurious bed sheets with 100,000 5-star Amazon reviews start at just $22 in this amazing sale! List Price:$27.99 Price:$22.39 You Save:$5.60 (20%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Available from Amazon BGR may receive a commission

In a recent note (hat tip IT Home), JPMorgan Chase analysts claimed that Apple will release the iPhone 14 in the second half of 2022. Every flagship iPhone has launched in the second half of the year for the last decade, so this wouldn’t be much of a surprise. What is surprising is that the report suggests that the iPhone 14 Pro models will be the first to feature titanium bodies.

While the cheaper iPhone 14 models will continue to use aluminum alloys and stainless steel frames, at least one iPhone 14 Pro model might feature a titanium alloy which will be supplied by Foxconn. As 9to5Mac explains, titanium alloys are stronger than stainless steel, which allows manufacturers to use less metal. This could make the iPhone 14 Pro lighter than previous models.

iPhone 14 leak points to titanium smartphones

This isn’t the first time leaks have pointed to a titanium iPhone. Back in January, the USPTO granted Apple a patent that involved giving a semi-gloss finish to a titanium surface. Titanium normally has a matte finish, so Apple would need to find a way to make it more aesthetically pleasing. Apple will use “a combination of an etching and blasting process while anodizing the titanium part.”

We’re far enough out from the launch of the iPhone 14 that the company’s plans could change. That said, Apple already makes Apple Watch models with titanium cases. We’ll have to wait and see.

Today's Top Deal Amazon just kicked off a massive new sale — see all the best deals right here! Price:See Today's Deals! Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Available from Amazon BGR may receive a commission

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.




Popular News