Only iPhone 14 Pro And Pro Max To Ditch The Notch This Year, All Models To Follow Next Year
Apple is now widely expected to release the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max later this year and while we’re now expecting the devices to come with no notch, the same can’t be said for the iPhone 14 and supposed iPhone 14 Max models. Although things could change next year.
According to details shared by display analyst Ross Young we can expect Apple’s high-end iPhone 14 models to ditch the notch in favor of a pill and hole-punch design this year, just as rumors have suggested for some time.
However, the notch will hang around for Apple’s mid-range devices.
Come 2023 however, things will change once again. Young expects all new iPhones to do away with the notch next year. There’s more good news as well — Young thinks the holes that will replace the notch this year could shrink by the time 2023 rolls around, too.
Based on leaks via Weibo, Young says that the expectation is that the camera cut out on the iPhone 14 Pro models will measure 184.108.40.206mm.
The same report also notes that Apple wants to do away with all holes and notches in the future, putting Face ID under the display. That won’t be ready in time for next year, however.
However, we have heard from a few sources that under panel Face ID won’t likely meet the timing for 2023 mass production. Part of this could potentially be related to coordination between the display and sensor teams. Of course, at least two of their suppliers would also have to be qualified to produce it in mass production. Companies we talked to did not expect it to launch in 2023.
Apple is expected to announce the new iPhone 14 lineup in September, while a new 5G iPhone SE is expected to arrive later today. That won’t have Face ID at all, of course, with Apple using Touch ID to keep costs down.