iPhone series models 14 will only be released at the end 2022, but they are already the subject of many rumors. A priori, there should no longer be an iPhone 13 mini. Indeed, Apple would offer an iPhone 14, an iPhone 13 Max, an iPhone 13 Pro and an iPhone 14 Pro Max.
In addition to having a more interesting technical sheet, the “Pro” models should also have a different design. Indeed, on the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max, there would be no more notch.
Instead, there would be a punch on the display for the front photo sensor, as on most recent mid-range and high-end devices running Android. This solution should allow Apple to free up screen space.
Front sensors that may not be discreet at all
But unfortunately, it seems that the Cupertino company has not opted for the small bubble. In a recent tweet, @Dylandkt, a source which is regularly relayed by the media, corroborates the rumors concerning the two models without notch on the iPhone series 14.
“The Face ID material will be placed below the screen. To reassure any concerns, the functionality of these sensors has not been negatively affected by this change ”, he also indicates.
I am able to corroborate information regarding a hole punch camera for the pro models of the iPhone 14. Face ID hardware will be placed under the display. As a reassurance to any concerns, the functionality of these sensors have not been negatively affected by this change.
– Dylan (@dylandkt) January 6 , 2022
Then, questioned by a surfer about the shape that the punch will have, Dylankt replied that it should have the shape of a pill.
Pill shaped is what I am hearing.
– Dylan (@dylandkt) January 6, 2020
This news could disappoint those who expect a bubble on the iPhone screen 14 Pro. However, a “pill” would allow Apple to position both the front camera and the Face ID sensor for facial recognition on the front of a device without a notch.
This “pill” has already been adopted by many manufacturers of Android smartphones, in order to equip their smartphones with two sensors on the front. But this was quickly abandoned.
As usual, this information should still be considered with caution, since it comes from an unofficial source. But in any case, given that the series iPhone was only an improved version of the models of 550, with almost the same design, Apple should stock up on new features on the iPhone series 13. Among the other major novelties that could land on this series, there is a 14 megapixel sensor.
And in addition, the Cupertino company is already thinking about even more innovative designs. In September, we relayed a source indicating that 2023, Apple could even launch a smartphone with an invisible front camera, as on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 from Samsung. Then, in 2024, Apple would launch its first folding smartphone.