Apple is gearing up to manufacture its toughest iPhone yet. The next iPhone in line after this year, the iPhone 14 Pro, will drop in 2022, made up from a different alloy.
Hon Hai of Foxconn will be the exclusive supplier of Apple’s 2022 iPhone series. The iPhone 14 Pro will be crafted from a titanium alloy, according to a new investors report spotted by iPhone Wired.
Titanium is the preferred material by Apple for several reasons.
First, the material is more resistant to scratches, corrosion, and bending. Then, it’s actually lighter than stainless steel so users won’t have to compromise weight over durability.
That’s not to say it’s a flawless material for phone manufacturing. The strength of titanium makes etching troublesome and fingerprints are easier to leave and spot. But, in true Apple fashion, the tech titan has already taken this into account and is researching anti-fingerprint coatings to use for the iPhone 14 Pro.
The lesser iPhone brother, the vanilla iPhone 14, should keep its aluminum alloy and stainless steel frame.
Other than that, there’s not much we know about the iPhone 14. All models should have 120Hz refresh rate displays and there’s a rumor regarding a major camera improvement but right now, all eyes are on the upcoming launch of iPhone 13, happening this September.