While the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected to have significant design modifications, the basic iPhone 14 and the speculated iPhone 14 Max are not. However, Apple may only keep the existing design on the lowest models for another year.
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Max will feature the same screen sizes as the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, according to Ross Young (a leaker with a good track record for display-related information).
That means they'll have the twin camera cut-outs (and no notch) that have been spotted in leaks for the iPhone 14 Pro series, as that design adjustment will likely reduce the screen size slightly.
Indeed, Young claimed this in a tweet following one in which he compared the screen sizes of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max to its predecessors, which explains the camera cut-outs' almost imperceptibly slight size difference.
So, if you're tired of the notch but don't want to spend the money on a Pro model, it won't be long before Apple releases a phone that suits you. However, this is only one person's assertion, and it's a very early leak, so we'd take it with a grain of salt for the time being.
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 15 will be the first iPhone to use a USB-C connection instead of Lightning. His data is allegedly obtained from supply chain sources, and his forecasts frequently come true.
Apple is said to be replacing the proprietary Lightning port with the universal and clearly superior USB-C port every year. Since 2017, we've been covering similar rumors regularly. Kuo has forecast the move several times over the years.
If the recent rumors are correct, the iPhone 14 series will be the final iPhone with Lightning support. Apart from the iPhone, Apple has already switched most of its gadgets to USB-C, leaving just the entry-level iPad and the AirPods lineup.
The iPhone 15 will benefit from the adoption of USB-C in a variety of ways, including faster charging and greater connectivity, especially with Apple's own USB-C-powered gadgets. If you fear Apple will lose money by becoming non-proprietary, a USB-C to Lightning cable costs the same €25 on Cupertino's website as a USB-C to USB-C cable.