In recent days, a slew of rumors concerning the iPhone 14 have surfaced. The Twitter account DylanDKT has confirmed that Apple’s next iPhone generation will feature a pill-shaped punch-hole selfie camera. Meanwhile, the majority of the Face ID technology will be hidden under the screen.
I am able to corroborate information regarding a hole punch camera for the pro models of the iPhone 14. Face ID hardware will be placed under the display. As a reassurance to any concerns, the functionality of these sensors have not been negatively affected by this change.
— Dylan (@dylandkt) January 6, 2022
This information is consistent with Ming-Chi Kuo’s earlier claims. According to one researcher, the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro Max will include a cut-out for the camera in 2022.
Experts believe there is a rationale for the majority of Face ID’s hardware being moved to the bottom of the screen and only the selfie camera remaining in the punch-hole design. Face ID’s IR-based setup should be less affected by the blurriness and poor colors that plague today’s less visible front-facing cameras, and shrinking the iPhone 14 Pro’s notch to a smaller cutout would put Apple on par with Android competitors, who have abandoned Apple’s huge cutout.
The inclusion of a punch-hole camera is also a method for Apple to set the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max apart from the cheaper models.
Furthermore, starting with the iPhone 15 generation in 2023, Apple may take a step farther by placing the camera totally beneath the screen.
In addition, DylanDKT stated that Apple will introduce a new iPhone SE model in 2022, which will retain the same spacious design as the present SE 2020 model while adding 5G and improved features.
Furthermore, there is little chance that Apple will release a folding screen iPhone this year (the iPhone 14 Flip, according to reports). Apple will have to wait longer for the folding screen technology to mature before incorporating it into its products.