Apple has plans to replace the current outdated notch design introduced with iPhone X with a “punch-hole display design”, starting with iPhone 14 Pro models.
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, this will finally take iPhones closer to what their peers look like, at least in terms of display design, reports GizmoChina.
The analyst said Hardware selling points for 2022 iPhones include a new iPhone SE with 5G support (1H22), a new and more affordable 6.7-inch iPhone (2H22) and two new high-end models equipped with a punch-hole display (replacing the notch area design) and a 48MP wide camera.
Apple is expected to adopt two different screen sizes for next year’s iPhone 14 lineup, 6.1-inches and 6.7-inches, the report said.
If Apple decides to stick with the same nomenclature, these could come the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max respectively, and further the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. While only the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will get the new hole-punch display, other models are likely to retain the notch.
Kuo claimed that the top-end non-pro model (iPhone 14 Max) could be priced under the $900 mark. The current iPhone lineup’s “Max” only includes the 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max, which is priced at $1,099.
However, Kuo no longer believes that an under-display Touch ID could feature in the upcoming iPhones, not until the second half of 2023.