The iPhone 16 Pro Will Reportedly Feature Face ID Tech Under The Camera
Apple’s iPhone 14 lineup might only be a few months old and the iPhone 15 lineup won’t arrive for another eight months, but attention is already turning to what comes next.
A new report claims the iPhone 16 Pro will feature under-display Face ID technology for the first time.
The new technology will reportedly allow Apple to clean up the Dynamic Island area, removing the need for a physical cutout to allow the Face ID TrueDepth camera to work. A report by The Elec claims that when not in use the Face ID technology will not be visible, allowing Apple to make better use of the screen space that it would normally occupy.
However, those hoping for all of the iPhone 16 Pro’s camera cutouts to be removed will, unfortunately, be disappointed. The report claims that the front-facing camera will continue to require a cutout.
The move will of course give Apple more space at the top of the iPhone’s display, giving it more pixels for use with the Dynamic Island. The feature currently hides the front-facing camera and Face ID technology by making the area functional — housing Live Activities and other interactive features.
The same report by The Elec also backs up existing rumors that Apple will bring the Dynamic Island to the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus — it is currently only available on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models.