Apple has been sticking to the notch design since iPhone X series which was introduced in 2017. Since four years, the company has maintained its design language due to the FaceID sensors. A new report suggests that the notch’s reign might finally come to an end with the iPhone 14 Pro models that will be launched next year.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted what next year’s iPhone will be like, and he is of the opinion that the Pro models of the iPhone 14 will ditch the notch for good. Instead, Apple is likely to introduce a punch-hole design on the display. In his note, spotted by 9to5Mac, Kuo said the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max may bear a punch-hole for the first time on an iPhone.
With this, Kuo has also corroborated what tipster Jon Prosser claimed in his recent iPhone 14 leak. Prosser shared some very early iPhone 14 renders, showing a punch-hole display, instead of the conventional notch that Apple introduced with the iPhone X, and only recently changed it to look smaller on the iPhone 13 series. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max may also come with 48-megapixel wide cameras on the back.
This is a drastic jump from the existing 12-megapixel cameras on the iPhone. Apple recently announced features such as Cinematic Mode and ProRes for the iPhone 13, and these features are possible with the 12-megapixel cameras. That is why I am not sure what Apple would achieve with 48-megapixel cameras, because it clearly does not indulge in gimmicks much.
On the other hand, Apple might stop the production of ‘mini’ models in favour of the bigger device. In order to fill the void of a small form factor, Apple will be launching the next gen iPhone SE. However, it is reported to feature the same dated design with a home button.