iPhone 14: return of the notch, Apple would reserve the holed screen for Pro versions
The iPhone 14 would ultimately not spell the end of the notch. According to a Chinese informant, Apple would again house the Face ID sensors in a notch above the screen. The screen with holes would be reserved the most expensive versions of the range, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. In the process, the leaker shower the hopes of the fans: the TouchID reader would not be back yet.
While the iPhone 13 has just arrived on the market, the leaks evoking the iPhone 14 are increasing. According to a bundle of rumors and analyst reports, Apple is preparing to revolutionize the design of its smartphones. Notably, Apple would trade the notch inherited from the iPhone X for a punch.
This cavity would hide all the TrueDepth modules necessary for the operation of Face ID. Renderings unveiled by Jon Prosser have also disclosed the potential design of these iPhone 14 with a holed screen. It turns out that this aesthetic upheaval would ultimately be reserved for iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, the two most expensive editions of the future lineup.
No Touch ID for iPhone 14
According to information from “@PandaIsBald”, a Chinese leaker very active on Sina Weibo, Apple would keep the notch on the most affordable models in the range, the standard iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Max. However, this notch would be even more discreet than that of the iPhone 13, which is already 20% smaller than that of the iPhone 12. For him, it is “unlikely” that Apple will completely bury the notch next year.
Jon Prosser, the informant who posted renders of the iPhone 14, confirms the leaker’s information. According to him, the unveiled renderings showed an iPhone 14 Pro Max. Ultimately, the cheapest iPhone 14 looks visually very close to their predecessors.
Still according to the Chinese informant, whose leaks have often proved reliable, Apple would not integrate a Touch ID fingerprint reader under the iPhone 14 screen. The next iPhones should again rely on facial recognition despite the widespread use of sanitary masks.
Apple would replace the steel of the iPhone 14 shell with titanium to reduce its weight
Several months before the mass production of the iPhone 14, it is still possible that Apple will change its mind. At this point, the Cupertino giant probably hasn’t stopped on a definitive design. We will tell you more as soon as possible. While waiting for more information on future Apple smartphones, feel free to give your opinion in the comments below.
I believe this is true.
The model we showed was iPhone 14 Pro Max (which I stated in the report)
I believe the regular models will still use the notch.
– Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) October 7, 2021