iPhone 14 Pro could be made out of titanium alloy, report says
If Apple uses titanium alloy, we could see a more durable iPhone.
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Titanium is more resistant to scratches, corrosion and bending while still weighing less than stainless steel. The strength of the material could make etching difficult. It's also easier to see fingerprint oils on it. Apple is researching anti-fingerprint coatings, according to a February report from MacRumors, fueling the titanium alloy rumors.
The iPhone 14 models will also sport aluminum alloy and stainless steel frames, according to the report. The iPhone 14 is still early in its development cycle, so news could change between now and 2022. CNET reached out to Apple for comment and we'll update when we hear back.