According to Mark Gurman’s forecasts for 2022, Apple’s smartphone releases will include the iPhone 14 with a hole-punch display that eliminates the notch, as well as an improved iPhone SE with 5G connection.
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Apple will introduce new iPhone models in 2022, as it has done for over a decade as part of its regular release cycle. According to a rumor roundup for those models, the next models may include a variant without the controversial notch.
Apple will make a major design modification to some variants of the “iPhone 14,” according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman’s “Power On” newsletter. Instead of a notch, Gurman predicts that Apple will use a hole-punch screen, which will provide a small window for a camera.
While a hole punch would expose fewer elements of the True Depth camera array to the user, Apple may need to come up with an alternative to keep using Face ID on its flagship devices. This could take the form of an under-display system, which operates through the screen while remaining hidden from view.
Other predictions have mentioned a hole-punch display, including musings in 2021 by The Elec in December and Ming-Chi Kuo in March.
Other rumors about the “iPhone 14” include the possibility of removing the rear camera bump, resulting in a flatter device overall. The camera resolution is also expected to increase from 12MP to a higher number, possibly 48MP.
Other rumors about the “iPhone 14” include the possibility of eliminating the rear camera bump, resulting in a flatter device overall. The camera resolution is also expected to increase from 12MP to 48MP.
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Other rumors for the “iPhone 14” include a titanium casing and a hazy prediction of a port-less model lacking even a SIM tray.
While not a new rumor, Gurman also stated in the same newsletter that the iPhone SE would receive an update that would add 5G connectivity to Apple’s entry-level iPhone. Similar predictions about support have been made in the past.