IPhone 14 Pro: Apple would replace the notch with a hole in the screen, years after Android
The iPhone 14 Pro, the future high-end smartphone from Apple, would finally draw a line on the notch. To accommodate the Face ID sensors while reducing the borders, the Cupertino giant would rather bet on a hole in the screen.
While the iPhone 13 has just been presented, many leaks already evoke the iPhone 14 range. Recently, a leaker revealed a first look at the design of the iPhone 14. According to renderings based on designs under development at Apple, the brand would finally abandon the notch for a punch in the screen.
This is also the opinion of Ming-Chi Kuo, the analyst capable of predicting Apple’s plans months in advance. In a report relayed by 9to5Mac, he assures that iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will be covered with a perforated screen similar to that found on Android smartphones for several years. The TrueDepth sensors intended for Face ID will be housed under the touch screen.
And no foldable iPhone before 2024
This punched screen would be reserved for the most upscale editions of the catalog. The more affordable iPhone 14s should once again have a notch. In his report, Ming-Chi Kuo also mentions the new features that will be integrated into the iPhone 14 Pro. The analyst is counting on a camera with large 48-megapixel lenses.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is review its iPhone range by offering new models. The Cupertino group would bet on a standard iPhone 14 with 6.1-inch screen, an iPhone 14 Max with a 6.7-inch screen, an iPhone 14 Pro with a 6.1-inch screen and an iPhone 14 Pro Max with a panel of 6, 7 inches.
Thus, Apple would definitely abandon the mini format after the dismal failure of the iPhone 12 mini. The iPhone 14 range would still be made up of two premium editions and two more affordable versions. Apple would like to allow users to take advantage ofa giant screen without having to pay more than 1000 euros.
On the other hand, the range would still ignore the TouchID fingerprint reader under the screen. This would not be announced until 2023 with the hypothetical iPhone 15. The following year, Apple could create a surprise by unveiling the very first foldable iPhone. According to the analyst, the development of the foldable screen iPhone is slower than expected. Meanwhile, Samsung continues to dominate the foldable smartphone market where it reigns supreme in the absence of a serious competitor.