Bizarre! iPhone 14 fake cases available in China

    In a bizarre development, iPhone 14 fake cases have surfaced online even as the phone launch is still over a month away.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 08 2022, 20:39 IST
    iPhone 14 Series rumoured look revealed
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    1/6 The upcoming iPhone 14 series is expected to have a new notch design. According to Jon Pressor of FrontPagetech, the new notch is expected to be in the form of a new hole and pill-shaped cutout, housing the front camera as well as the FaceID sensors. (FrontPageTech)
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    2/6 The iPhone 14 series is reported to have 4 variants in its lineup- the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max. The non-Pro models are expected to have a similar but smaller notch than the iPhone 13 series while the Pro series are said to have the new notch design. (FrontPageTech)
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    3/6 Moreover, the iPhone 14 series is expected to have the same flat-edged design introduced with the iPhone 12 series. The iPhone 14 is expected to have thin-flat edges, larger camera bump, new notch design and more. (Front Page Tech)
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    4/6 According to Prosser's FrontPageTech video, the iPhone 14 will look like an iPhone 12 crossed with an iPhone 4 in that it'll stick with flat edges. However, notably, those edges could include a mute button and a group of rounded buttons for volume central, harking back to the iPhone 4. (Front Page Tech)
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    5/6 The iPhone 14 series is still expected to have glass on the back, like the couple of previous generations of iPhones dating back to the iPhone 8. However, this new notch design is sure to excite consumers. It will be the first time since the launch of iPhone X back in 2018, that Apple has carried out a major revamp of their iPhones, instead of sticking to their tried and tested design. (FrontPageTech)
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    6/6 However, since there is no official confirmation from Apple, all this information must be taken with a grain of salt as they are still unconfirmed reports. So, until the iPhone 14 series officially launches in September or October, we just might have to wait. (FrontPageTech)
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    The iPhone 14 Max arrival seems to be more evident with the latest leak. (@MajinBuOfficial / Twitter)

    If rumours are true, then we are just a month away from the launch of the iPhone 14 series. Apple fans are all excited to know what the new iPhone flagship will bring to the table. Meanwhile, rumours and leaks are boosting the excitement to ever higher levels. This time, a new leak reveals that fake iPhone 14 cases have surfaced online, and they mimic official Apple accessories. Interestingly, these iPhone 14 cases are already available in China and they may well be providing a sneak peak at the final design of the iPhone 14. The bizarre thing is that the fake cases have been rolled out even as the official iPhone 14 launch is over a month away.

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    A tipster Majin Bu shared an image of the cases which look exactly like the official Apple silicone cases depicting the rumoured models - the standard 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, while the other two show the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max and the new entrant iPhone 14 Max. Yes, the latest leak seems to confirm that the new iPhone 14 Max is coming to replace the iPhone 14 mini this year. But beware of these iPhone 14 case clones, as the real Apple silicone cases feature MagSafe and the company no longer sells them in a transparent plastic shell.

    The fake cases from China do suggest that accessory makers are now certain about the final design of the latest iPhone flagship.

    This is not the first time iPhone 14 fake cases have grabbed the limelight. Earlier, in another leak, a tipster "DuanRui" shared one such case for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, which shows how large the rear camera module is. The leaked images suggest that the most highly specced version of iPhone 14 Pro Max may get a larger camera island than the Pro version, indicating new camera hardware for the 14 Pro Max. This is a corroboration of earlier leaks, which say that the iPhone 14 Pro Max will feature a higher-resolution 48MP camera.

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    First Published Date: 08 Aug, 20:39 IST
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