When it introduced the notch, Apple faced plenty of backlash. In time, both users and critics calmed down, adjusting to the interrupted display. It felt like all the iPhones starting with the 10th generation would sport the wide cut-out but we were wrong to assume. Turns out, iPhone 14 Pro will give in and swap the notch for a punch hole cut-out.
Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo didn’t waste time after the iPhone 13 release. He came forward detailing another interesting aspect of the iPhone 14 series; Apple’s phones for 2022 will, indeed, lose the notch.
iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will be redesigned – big time – relenting and putting a punch hole camera on display. That would provide iPhones with even more display real estate, as a render made by Jon Prosser in collaboration with Ian Zelbo shows below:
As you can imagine, there’s not much we can say about the iPhone 14 series right now. The few things rumored point to 48MP wide cameras for both Pro models, as well as LTPO displays which would grant users 120Hz dynamic refresh rates. The vanilla model however would stick to the 60Hz refresh rate.
Under display fingerprint scanners won’t make it on next year’s series. However, under-display Face ID could come in 2023.
Expect for the fall of next year all of the above plus a new iPhone SE with 5G connectivity and maybe a Mini model, although chances are rather slim 🙁 .