Lower-End iPhone 14 Models Said to Have Same-Sized Display Bezels As iPhone 13

This year's lower-end iPhone 14 models will have a display with the same bezel thickness as the iPhone 13 series, according to an unverified but increasingly plausible source coming out of Asia.

iPhone 14 Mock pill and hole thumb
Apple is expected to release lower-end 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max models that continue to have a notch this year. According to a post from the account "yeux1122" on the Korean blog Naver, these models will share the same bezel size as last year's iPhone 13, a claim that runs counter to recent chatter on social media that Apple may be aiming for thinner bezels on all its next-generation smartphones this year.

Apple has worked to reduce the size of the display bezels on a variety of its recent products, including the Apple Watch Series 7, the iPad mini 6, and the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. That has naturally led to speculation that the iPhone 14, due in the fall, could be next.

In 2020, Apple did in fact trim the bezels around the Super Retina XDR displays in all of its iPhone 12 models, resulting in a slightly more expansive screen-to-body ratio compared to the iPhone 11. However, last year's iPhone 13 stuck with the same bezel size as the iPhone 12.

If today's rumor is accurate, Apple will once again keep the same bezel size on at least the lower-end iPhone 14 models and will instead focus on replacing the notch on the Pro and Pro Max models with a pill-shaped cutout and hole punch for the Face ID sensors and camera.


The Naver blog is the same source of some last-minute rumors about the iPad Air 5 and iPhone SE, and could well be the source of rumors about a "Mac Studio" machine and separate display, all of which we could see later today at Apple's "Peek Performance" event, starting at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

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Top Rated Comments

trash eighty Avatar
11 weeks ago
Good, hate the obsession with zero bezels.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AirunJae Avatar
11 weeks ago

Bezels are fine. The notch also doesn’t bother me. Other than an improved zoom, I don’t really know what Apple can bring to the iPhone 14 Pro that would make me upgrade from the 13 Pro. The speed is more than enough, the RAM is more than enough, the cameras are already amazing, it has ProMOTION display, excellent battery life. USB-C and better Zoom are my only wish list items, but even those wouldn’t be enough.
USB-C and a better zoom lens, maybe even just the better zoom (really been disappointed with it), would be enough for me. But you’re right, the 13 models are quite excellent.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Steve121178 Avatar
11 weeks ago
That's ok. The bezels were hardly an issue, especially once you slap your phone in a case of some kind.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GuruZac Avatar
11 weeks ago
Bezels are fine. The notch also doesn’t bother me. Other than an improved zoom, I don’t really know what Apple can bring to the iPhone 14 Pro that would make me upgrade from the 13 Pro. The speed is more than enough, the RAM is more than enough, the cameras are already amazing, it has ProMOTION display, excellent battery life. USB-C and better Zoom are my only wish list items, but even those wouldn’t be enough.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
11 weeks ago
This makes sense as the re-design should only stick with the Pro and Pro Max Models.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
r_123 Avatar
11 weeks ago

Bezels are fine. The notch also doesn’t bother me. Other than an improved zoom, I don’t really know what Apple can bring to the iPhone 14 Pro that would make me upgrade from the 13 Pro. The speed is more than enough, the RAM is more than enough, the cameras are already amazing, it has ProMOTION display, excellent battery life. USB-C and better Zoom are my only wish list items, but even those wouldn’t be enough.
that are my thoughts as well... coming from an 11pro.

proraw seems to be beneficial for me, but wasn't a reason to upgrade yet.

the s22 ultra has kinda useable 10x zoom, i think. i wonder if apple will stick with the 3x zoom.

i think they should also be more aggressive in regards to computational photography. all the horse power from the A-series chips shouldn't be wasted.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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