A new report from the Korean website The Elec says Apple’s high-end iPhone 14 “Pro” models, which will debut in 2022, will feature a hole-punch display, ridding the Pro models of their much-maligned top-notch. The 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected to feature the upgraded display, which will do away with the notch
The hole-punch cutout will provide a larger display area, while still providing access to a front-facing camera. If the report is true, Apple’s Face ID hardware will need to be moved under the display. Android devices have used this design for quite a while now.
Apple’s 2 non-Pro-level iPhones will offer displays measuring in at 6.1 and 6.7 inches and will continue to have a notch, as only the two “Pro” iPhone 14 models will offer notchless displays. Apple is said to be doing away with the 5.4-inch “iPhone mini” in 2022, and will instead offer a four iPhone lineup.
The Elec report indicates that Apple will also be using LTPO OLED displays for the iPhone 14 Pro models. This will allow for 120Hz ProMotion refresh rates, a technology already used in the iPhone 13 Pro models this year. While Samsung currently supplies the OLED panels that Apple used for the iPhone 13 Pro models, some iPhone 14 displays could be sourced by LG Display in 2022.