What you need to know
- Apple's iPhone 14 is slated for its usual release window in 2022.
- A new report says the Pro versions will ditch the notch in favor of a hole-punch camera.
- This is the third such report to indicate the change.
From The Elec:
As the name suggests, this design would see an end to the notch on the Pro iPhone 14 in favor of a small hole that houses the camera and Face ID. The report notes that Apple will also continue to use LTPO OLED panels as it does in the iPhone 13, enabling the 120Hz OLED display and variable refresh rate. The Elec has a more limited track record of Apple insight, but correctly noted details of Apple's AirPods 3 almost a year before launch, and accurately revealed Apple's plans to add LTPO displays and 120Hz to the iPhone this year.
This is the third major report to state this. In March, Ming-Chi Kuo said the 2022 iPhone would see an end to the notch and possible even Face ID. In September, Jon Prosser revealed renders based on leaked information regarding the iPhone 14's design that he'd seen, including a hole-punch camera on the iPhone 14 Pro.
According to Prosser, Lightning will still be the order of the day for the iPhone, but Apple will shift to a new Titanium chassis. We're also expecting Apple to ditch the 'mini' iPhone in favor of a second 6.1-inch device.
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9