the two top-of-the-range models will drop the notch in 2022

Several years after using a notch on its smartphones, Apple finally seems ready to take the plunge and use a punch. The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max would be the first to take advantage of this.

iPhone 14 screen with holes
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According to a new report from The Elec, the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, which will measure 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches, will be the first iPhones to use a punch for the front camera. This confirms previous leaks, which showed us the all-new design of the next generation iPhone.

So far, since the iPhone X in 2017, Apple has lagged the competition by continuing to use a notch every year, but at least two models next year will benefit from a punch. Still, it looks like Apple’s changes will come too late to hope to catch up. Indeed, most high-end Android smartphones will use an under-screen camera by the end of next year.

The iPhone 14 will be satisfied with a notch

According to The Elec, two other non-Pro iPhones, which will measure 6.1 and 6.7 inches, will continue to have a notch, with Apple limiting the new design to the more expensive iPhones. It should be remembered that Apple will abandon the 5.4-inch iPhone mini in 2022 and will instead offer a range of four 6.1 and 6.7-inch iPhones. This decision would be due in particular to the catastrophic sales of the iPhone 12 mini in 2020.

Although Apple has decided to remove the notch from the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro Max, the American giant does not intend to do without its Face ID biometric authentication system. Indeed, the sensors necessary for its operation would be found this time under the screen on the two most high-end models. Apple does not have the choice to keep Face ID on its smartphones anyway, since Touch ID will not be in the game in 2022.

Unfortunately for the iPhone 14s, therefore, they wouldn’t benefit from any big improvements over this year’s iPhone 13s. In addition to keeping the notch, their screen should also remain stuck at 60 Hz, unlike the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max which will benefit from LTPO technology with a frequency of 120 Hz.

Source: The Elec

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