The iPhone 14 Pro might actually drop the notch
The next question: will it be a circular hole-punch camera or pill-shaped?
That would make the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max the only devices coming next year with a hole-punch camera in the screen. What we don’t know is if it will be a circular hole or a pill-shaped one.
Either way, Apple will have to find some way to hide the Face ID sensors and emitter behind the screen, which is what necessitates the notch in the current devices.
The Elec says that similar LTPO OLED displays like the ones in the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will be used in the iPhone 14 Pro models. Those enable Apple’s 120Hz ProMotion refresh rates and superb color accuracy.
Apple might also add panels from LG in next year’s devices, to go with the existing Samsung ones. Wise move from Apple if true since the supply chain crunch is going to be with us for some time.
This isn’t the first time that we’ve heard of Apple using hole-punch cameras.
Back in April, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo started saying that Apple would use the tech. He had a 2023 release date in mind back then, so it seems Apple has figured out the rest of the technical issues early.
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