You probably haven't noticed this 'optical illusion' on your iPhone

Yellow iPhone 14
(Image credit: Apple)

With billions of iPhones sold, you might think we know everything about Apple's smartphone. But people are still just noticing a quirky 'optical illusion' in the phone's design. It's there on most iPhones since iPhone 7, but have you spotted it?

I think that describing it as an optical illusion is actually a little generous. It's basically just a redundant design feature that's used to make the phone look more symmetrical, but its still causing surprise (see our guide to the best iPhone 14 prices if you need to upgrade).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.