Apple is planning to ditch the notch and go the Android phone route with the iPhone 14 Pro models this year, with a display punch hole for the selfie camera and other Face ID components hidden beneath the screen, similar to what Samsung did with the Z Fold 3‘s main screen camera.
This turns out that Apple will utilise an elliptical punch hole, similar to how Samsung’s S10 series has two front-facing cameras, but it will be used to house the selfie camera, with a specialised circular punch hole on the right side for a Face ID component. To demonstrate the configuration, here’s a shot of the rear panel of the rumoured iPhone 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max.
The icing on the cake is that the round hole needs to be reflective, like on the Z Fold 3, and accommodate the dot projector part of the Face ID kit under the screen, so the only thing you’ll see when looking directly at the iPhone displays 14 Pro / Max, will be pill-shaped cutout. This will house the selfie camera, and we’re really happy Apple isn’t hiding the one under the panel, as the under-screen selfie camera has been shown to have a few tricks to go before reaching the orthodox open-lens selfie. . cameras.
Users of the iPhone 14 will be able to accommodate a lot more people in the frame while taking selfies, and Face ID accuracy may be increased as well. It’s unclear which Face ID component will be fickle enough to require housing next to the selfie camera in the elliptical cutout rather than below the display.
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— 🅳🆈🅻🅰🅽 (@DylanMcD8) January 3, 2022
Those of you anticipating that now that Apple has started putting stuff under the display, it would equip some iPhone 14 models with both Face ID and Touch ID modules will be disappointed. According to the source, there was no under-screen fingerprint scanner component attached to the leaked iPhone 14 Pro panel, indicating that Apple may be preparing one.
In any event, the crucial point is that the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will almost certainly ditch Apple’s notch design for the first time since the iPhone X was released. As a result, they’ll bear an immediate telling indication that you’ve purchased the more costly devices, and considering Apple’s standing as a luxury brand, we can only picture the rush to acquire them when they arrive in the autumn, as has happened many times before when Apple makes a substantial design change.