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Kuo: iPhone without notch or hole-punch may debut in 2024 with under-display camera

Iphone 14 Dual Hole Concept
Iphone 14 Dual Hole Concept (Image credit: Ian Zelbo)

What you need to know

  • A new report claims Apple could debut a "real full-screen" iPhone in 2024.
  • Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple could adopt an under-display front camera and Face ID that would eliminate the need for a notch or hole-punch display.
  • Apple is expected to adopt a hole-punch camera in the iPhone 14 Pro this year.

A new report from supply chain insider and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple could adopt a "real full-screen" iPhone by 2024.

Kuo stated Wednesday, "I think the real full-screen iPhone will come in 2024." By "real full-screen", Kuo seems to be referring to an iPhone that would be absent either a notch or a hole-punch camera on the display. Instead, Kuo says that Apple would adopt an under-display front-facing camera and under-display Face ID, but noted that ISP and algorithm would be critical to the quality of the camera in low light conditions.

Kuo earlier this month made a similar prediction, stating in April that under-display Face ID, rather than Touch ID would debut in 2024 with the iPhone 16. That followed up an earlier report from DSCC's Ross Young stating the same.

This week Kuo stated that Apple would adopt a major FaceTime camera upgrade on the iPhone 14, expected to replace the iPhone 13 as Apple's best iPhone later this year.

Kuo claims Apple will add improved autofocus and a new f/1.9 aperture to its front-facing camera for improved selfies and FaceTime. Kuo and others have previously stated that Apple's notch will make way for a hole-punch camera on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, while the regular iPhone 14 and 14 Max (not mini) will retain the notch, which was tweaked with the iPhone 13 when it was released last year. According to Kuo's latest insight, an iPhone display without either is still a couple of years away.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

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.

2 Comments
  • I don’t know - every year this seems to be the stock answer: ‘xyz’ form/function/capability will arrive next year etc. Similarly, the  Watch is supposedly pushing out the Blood Monitoring functions - again! I’m starting to feel like too many carrots get dangled each year simply to get you to buy that years model. I’m getting quite tired of a lot of  stuff (and I’m a big fan, well invested technology and fiscal wise). I’m feeling there’s too much $ grabbing (huge profit margins on goods/services), too little innovation (the ‘New’ iPhone SE with the ‘old’ form factor!), and generally - it’s all about the next trillion - sod the customer! Come on, Tim, ‘go Steve’ [on us], and make stuff to help us be creative without wearing the virtual ski-mask and robbing us (when quite frankly, the company has more money than it knows what to sensibly do with).
  • So... "Here's all the features you won't be getting this year"