Recently, another source corroborated that iPhone 14 Pro will feature a pill-shared cutout with Face ID components being under the display. While Apple’s notches have become smaller in its latest flagship iPhone, the tech giant is still behind using the hole-punch cutouts other Android companies have been using for their smartphones. A Twitter user recently shared a mockup of what a pill-shaped cutout could look like on an iPhone.
Apple might move iPhone 14 Pro’s Face ID components under the display with this pill-shaped cutout
The rumor that Apple will adopt a pill-shaped cutout for its next-gen iPhone lineup has been circulating for a few days now. So far, we have seen pill-shaped cutouts in smartphones by the likes of Samsung, Vivo, and others, so it will be interesting to see how Apple differentiates its cutout. This will also mark the first time Apple would be moving biometric authentication components under the display.
You can look at the mockup below:
Mocked up what a potential iPhone 14 Pro with a pill-shaped cutout might look like. pic.twitter.com/E3C1Bygd45
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In a previous tweet, serial leaker DylanDKT confirmed that the camera hole punch will be in the shape of a pill. This means that Apple could potentially include the Face ID sensor, alongside the camera, proximity sensor, and light sensor, while moving the rest of its hardware below the display.
Ming-Chi Kuo has also 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.
So far, industry reports point to 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.
It is important to take any rumors regarding the upcoming iPhone lineup since we are still months away from the announcement but if the Cupertino tech giant does decide to use a pill-shaped cutout instead of its traditional notch, it would be a huge step for the company in terms of design.
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