A ton of rumors have been circulating recently that indicate Apple plans on ditching the notch design it introduced with the iPhone X in favor of a hole-punch or pill-shaped design to house the camera and Face ID components. Now, reliable analyst Ross Young is saying that the Cupertino tech giant will use a “hole + pill design” on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
iPhone 14 Pro will feature a ‘hole + pill design’
Ross Young, an analyst for Display Supply Chain Consultants, today reported that this “hole + pill design” will be unique to Apple since a simple hole-punch design would be very similar to the designs used by Android companies like Samsung, Huawei, Vivo, and others.
We now believe Apple will have a hole + pill design on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models. The smaller hole will not be invisible…The two hole concept will be unique to Apple, like the notch, not similar to all the pill models from Huawei.
The design was first shared in a leaked schematic last September from an anonymous Twitter account. Young is now saying this is the design the Cupertino tech giant plans to use for the Pro variants of its upcoming flagship lineup. The camera will be located on the right and the Face ID system will be located on the left-hand side.
In a follow-up tweet, Young has stated that the infrared camera will not be moved under the display until 2023 or 2024 which means that Face ID will not be fully under the display until the iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 16 Pro.
TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also previously said that Apple will be shipping some iPhone 14 models with a hole-punch display. Other sources like The Elec and Bloomberg have also reported on the new camera cut out in iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Other rumors about the upcoming lineup include iPhone 14 featuring a 48MP camera and 8K video capture, and 8GB RAM. The 2022 iPhone lineup will also get rid of the camera bumps, feature a new A16 Bionic chip, heavier titanium casing, and a 2TB storage variant.