The iPhone 14 Pro’s pill-shaped hole will show privacy indicators for the microphone and camera. This news just got out thanks to 9to5Mac.
Earlier, many sources confirmed that Apple planned to replace the notch on the iPhone 14 Pro with two holes that would hold the TrueDepth camera system hardware for Face ID. But this latest leak shows that software will link these two new punches together to make a long pill-shaped cell.
It looks like the space between the two parts will be used to show orange and green dots that show when an app is using the camera or microphone. At the moment, these indicators show up to the right of the notch when the hardware is on. Putting them in the front and center of the iPhone’s screen would make it easier to see when the camera and microphone are being used.
Having a green dot in the middle of the front screen when the camera is on makes using an iPhone feel like using a Mac. When you use a webcam with a green light that you can’t turn off on a Mac, the light is right next to the camera.
Apple will reportedly let users tap the green and orange dots to find out more about which apps are using the iPhone’s hardware. Right now, this information is available in the Control Center. This is where Apple shows a list of apps that have recently used the camera, microphone, and location.
According to the same source, Apple will change the Camera app by moving most of the controls to the top of the screen so that users can see more of what they are capturing or recording when they preview it.
When the privacy indicators are not on, the space between the two holes on the iPhone 14 Pro models will be blacked out, making the element look like a single black line. The notch on the iPhone 14 will be the same as on the iPhone 13.