iPhone 14 Pro Max is rumored to feature skinnier screen bezels

The iPhone 14 Pro Max display should sport twenty percent thinner bezels that could be more noticeable than the difference between the ‌iPhone 12‌ and ‌iPhone 13‌ bezels.

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  • Specifications and CAD renders shared online suggest that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 Pro Max will feature one-fifth narrower bezels around the display.
  • Keep in mind that these measurements disregard the 1.15mm thickness of the stainless steel frame that runs around the display.
  • Skinnier bezels should bring the device’s OLED panel closer to the sides. This is a purely cosmetic change that only boosts the device’s cool factor. Nothing functionally should change with the bezels being twenty percent thinner.

iPhone 14 Pro Max may have 20% thinner screen bezels

The CAD renders shared by the Twitter account “ShrimpApplePro” suggest that the iPhone 14 Pro Max will have side bezels measuring 1.95mm thick. In comparison, the current iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max’s bezels measure 2.42mm thick. Assuming the shared renderings are accurate, then we can expect the iPhone 14 Pro Max to have about 25 percent skinnier bezels. Read: 15 ways to make your iPhone screen brighter

The measurements also suggest that the top cutouts for FaceID components will be positioned approximately 2.29mm below the top bezel of the display. As for the earpiece, Apple is rumored to relocate the speaker from the notch into the bezel itself like on some Android phones.

Hartley Charlton, MacRumors:

The extent to which the reduced bezels will have a noticeable effect on the front of the device is questionable. Last year, users debated whether there was a difference between the sizes of the ‌iPhone 12‌ and iPhone 13’s bezels, but measurements suggest the bezels around the ‌iPhone 13‌ are indeed slightly larger than the bezels around the ‌iPhone 12‌, so it would not be unheard of for Apple to slightly change the thickness of its bezels even on devices that ostensibly have the same display sizes.

The iPhone 14 Pros should swap the main camera sensor on the back for a new 48-megapixel one. On the front, the notch should give way to a pill-shaped cutout in the center (housing TrueDept camera parts) alongside a circular cutout for the selfie camera. Read: How to record video with iPhone without switching out of Photo mode