iPhone 14 Pro Leaks Indicate the Notch Is Dead

By TechNadu Staff / December 11, 2021

Even though the iPhone 13 is still relatively new, rumors of an iPhone 14 have begun to circulate. Apparently, Apple has found a way to eliminate the notch without affecting facial recognition-based biometric security, as a recent leak shows the company will allegedly lose the notch and use a hole-punch camera cutout for the iPhone 14 Pro model, similar to what we see on Android phones.

The leak comes from a Korean publication, The Elec, which reported there is only one small hole for the camera lens on the front of the phone, turning this device into a hole-display phone and expanding the area covered by the display. Several top-tier Android phones look better than the most recent iPhone 13 due to their entire-screen display. 

The Elec stated that Samsung had ordered the necessary technology from Philoptics and Wonik IPS to manufacture its OLED displays, so it will be possible to create more accurate laser cutouts for hole punches. In the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple will reportedly take advantage of Samsung's Hole-in-Active Area (HIAA) display process. Hole-punching with HIAA has the most advanced technology at present, as it uses a laser to drill between two stages in the process.

Elec said that the base model iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max would continue to have a notch for Face ID. However, it also mentioned that the Pro models would continue to offer variable refresh rate LTPO technology in conjunction with OLED displays. Alongside Samsung, LG also seems to have its eye on the action, especially with under-display camera (UDC) technology. A notch could be removed by integrating the UDC, allowing Face ID to be located under the display.

Rumors are still in their early stages. Apple might reveal a bit more about its future display plans in this case, especially for the iPhone 14 Pro. Apple users are accustomed to getting the best phones, which they usually pay for. It's not easy to do, but Apple has historically wanted to offer the best phones.

The latest iPhone launched ahead of a major rumor and an alleged design reveal showing the notch shrinking. iPhone X, which was launched in 2017, has long been mocked by Android fans for the unattractive notch that occupies a large part of the full-screen display.

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