While some iPhone users are just getting used to their brand new iPhone 13 devices, Apple’s next-gen devices are already the topic of many rumours. The latest one of which is that the higher-end iPhone 14 models slated for 2022 may feature hole-punch displays, with FaceID tech packed into the display itself.
According to Korean website The Elec, the 6.1in iPhone 14 Pro and the 6.7in iPhone 14 Pro Max will launch with circular cut-outs where the massive notch used to be. Good job Apple, you’ve missed the fad by a few years, however.
While some Android phones gear up to drop in-screen front-camera cutouts in lieu of in-display camera tech, Apple’s still flirting with the idea of dropping its enormous notch.
A hole iPhone 14
According to the report, the hole-punch design will allow for more screen real-estate, while still offering a front-facing camera to do all the selfie things with. Apple’s quite proud of its FaceID tech, and dropped TouchID (its fingerprint sensor) completely for FaceID a few generations of iPhone ago. The sudden increase in face coverings may have prompted the company to rethink this strategy.
The report also details two non-Pro iPhones, both sizing in at 6.1in and 6.7in. These will continue to bear the unapologetic notch that interrupts the front display. Apparently Apple will drop the Mini variation if this report is to be believed.
For the displays themselves, the company is sourcing LTPO OLED displays, which’ll allow for those oh-so-lovely 120Hz ProMotion refresh rates.