A new report originating in Korea claims that Apple will switch to a screen with drilling holes for 2022 iPhone 14 models. He says Apple will lift the notch on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Almost all Android smartphones today use a screen with a hole drill. Apple, however, continued to use the notch on iPhones because it needed additional space to house the hardware needed for Face ID. The company, however, has managed to reduce the notch size on the iPhone 13 series this year by about 30 percent.
Rumors have surfaced that Apple will switch to a screen with drilling holes in future iPhones. It remains to be seen how the company will make Face ID hardware work with under-screen technology. Non-Pro iPhone 14 models will still have a comma.
Samsung, OPPO and other Android OEMs have demonstrated or launched camera phones below the screen, but the picture quality leaves much to be desired.
Interestingly, prominent Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the iPhone SE for 2022 will also have an LCD panel with drilling holes.
The report does not shed light on the potential screen sizes of the iPhone 14 series. Apple is expected to discontinue the mini iPhone and launch two iPhones with a 6.1-inch screen instead.
For the iPhone 13 Pro series, Apple acquired 120Hz LTPO OLED panels from Samsung Display. For the iPhone 14 Pro series, the company is also considering purchasing display panels from LG Display. Chinese screen maker BOE will continue to ship LTPS TFT OLED panels to Apple in 2022, and is expected to start shipping LTPO panels only in 2023.
[Via The Elec]
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