Although the iPhone 13 lineup was only unveiled a few months ago, rumors have been spread about the one iPhone 14 is already gaining traction. This time, The Elec reports that Apple plans to use a hole-punch design on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, suggesting it is moving away from the notch.
Ordinarily we would deal with a rumor like that The Elec with a healthy dose of skepticism. However, this rumor confirms something previously reported by trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. As you may remember Kuo reported first on Apple’s plans to introduce a hole-punch display as early as March. He later doubled on this claim in a separate investor note in September.
Today’s report reiterates Kuo’s earlier reports and shows that the iPhone 14 will be available in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch form factors. Rumor has it that Apple is splitting the iPhone lineup into these two form factors, offering the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will reportedly be the two models to feature a hole-punch display, while the other two will continue to use the notch.
If Apple gets a hole-punch display design on the iPhone 14 Pro next year, it will be impressive. Currently, the notch houses a whole range of different sensors and components, including infrared camera, floodlight, proximity sensor, point projector, front camera, and more. Apple would have to find a way to accommodate all of this without the notch.
And yes, we can add this to the pile of stories that suggest there won’t be a “mini” iPhone 14 model to choose from. The 5.4-inch iPhone form factor is likely at the end of its life, at least for now.
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