iPhone 14 Pro models will feature punch-hole display – Report

Several reports have claimed that in the 2022 iPhone series, Apple will introduce the punch-hole display for the first time. Now, a new report by The Elec reiterates that iPhone 14 Pro models will come with an advanced punch-hole display, without a notch. The notch introduced in the iPhone X series is an important upgrade for it allows Apple to offer a larger display with thinner bezels and houses FaceID, selfie camera, and other components. But a black patch impacts the viewing experience, especially in landscape mode. 

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A punch-hole technology has an under-the-display selfie camera system which allows manufacturers to remove the notch. Although Apple has reduced the size of the notch in the iPhone 13 series, it still impacts the full-screen experience. So, a punch-hole display in the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro models will give users a little more screen real-estate. 

Apple to use LTPO OLED tech in the new iPhone 14 Pro models with punch-hole display 

Several Android smartphones models from Samsung and Oppo already come with punch-hole displays but technology does not offer an optimized viewing experience and high-quality selfie camera. Therefore, Apple will use LTPO OLED panels in the upcoming 2022 iPhone series (presumably called iPhone 14) like the iPhone 13 series, to deliver an immersive full-screen experience. The Elec states that:

The key for the technology to offer an immersive full-screen experience is for the display area surrounding the hole to maintain resolution and color with other areas of the display.

Apple will also be applying low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) thin-film transistors (TFT) for the OLED panels on the Pro models launching next year, which will presumably be called iPhone 14.

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In addition, the report also claims that the 5.4-inch iPhone 14 mini and 6.1-inch iPhone 14 models will feature a notch. This information corroborates conflicting reports on the notch in the upcoming iPhone series. Leaker Jon Prosser reported that the upcoming iPhone series will offer an all-new design with a punch-hole, no camera bumps in the rear, and under the display Touch ID and Ming-Chi Kuo and Mark Gurman seconded those claims. But a leaker on Chinese social media, Weibo said that Apple is unlikely to replace the notch completely, instead the company will reduce its footprint in a punch-hole display. 

It is also reported that the 2022 iPhone 14 Pro models will come in the tougher but heavier titanium casing, 48 mega-pixel camera, and 2TB variant.

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