Apple plans to replace the notch on some iPhone 14 models launching this year, with the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max set to get a design that features a bean-shaped notch that houses Face ID elements and a second hole for a selfie camera.
We’ve heard these rumors many times before, but today show analyst Ross Young reiterated his predictions for the iPhone 14 lineup and offered some color on what’s coming in the future.
According to Young, the pill-shaped Face ID + camera cutter combination will be roughly the same width as the notch, but “will definitely save some pixels over the holes.”
After implementing the new design in the iPhone 14 Pro models, Young believes that Apple will expand it to the entire iPhone 15 lineup in 2023, bringing the updated look up to even the less expensive iPhone 15 options.
Young says there is a chance that pills and holes will be smaller in 2023 than they were in 2022, providing more room for display. Citing leaks on Chinese social network Weibo, Young speculates that the iPhone 14 camera cutout could be as high as 5.631mm, leaving room to trim it next year.
Apple has plans to eventually replace “Face ID” with “Face ID” under the panel that will not require a disk-shaped cutout of the hardware, but this technology is not expected to be ready for the launch of the iPhone 2023.
However, we’ve heard from some sources that it’s unlikely the Face ID under the board will meet the 2023 mass production timeline. Part of this may have to do with the coordination between display teams and sensors. Of course, at least two of their suppliers must be qualified to produce it in mass production. The companies we spoke to didn’t expect to launch in 2023.
Young also has information on the “iPhone” offer roadmap from 2024 to 2027, but it requires a subscription to the DSCC Weekly Review, Young’s publication aimed at those who follow show-related stocks and is therefore expensive.
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