Saturday, October 1

iPhone 14 Pro concept shows us what the death of the notch could look like

September is still a long way off, but that hasn’t stopped people from dreaming up what they think the iPhone 14 could be. In this latest fan take on Apple’s next phone, the concept resembles others we’ve seen recently with the pill and hole punch cutouts instead of the notch we associate with the iPhone.

YouTuber the Hacker 34 posted a video on his channel featuring this iPhone 14 Pro concept. While the video echoes what we’ve already seen or heard about Apple’s phone, the designer goes a step further with an iOS 16 idea and handles all the extra space of the status bar without notches.

The status bar concept displays more information, including the date and battery percentage, a feature missing from iPhones with Face ID. We’d certainly welcome this change, especially since Apple didn’t seem to take advantage of the extra space created by the narrower notch in the iPhone 13 family. There’s also an idea for the always-on display, a staple feature on Android phones that Apple has eschewed.

For reference, Apple is expected to remove the infamous notch from the iPhone 14 Pro models and potentially from the standard iPhone 14 models as well. The notch, which houses Apple’s Face ID technology, has been around since the iPhone X in 2017.

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Five years is a long time, so it’s no wonder why the notch design has become so obsolete. Recent rumors have said that Apple will house the sensors needed for Face ID in a pill-shaped cutout alongside a punch-hole cutout for the front-facing camera.

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Before the pill rumors began, it was believed that Apple may have figured out how to integrate Face ID technology under the screen. This led to speculation that Apple could join the true full-screen design seen on the best Android phones. But that has since given way to clipped reports in pill form.

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The other notable thing about these iPhone 14 Pro renders is that the camera patch is almost flush with the rest of the design. We’ve heard that Apple may be downplaying the camera bump for the iPhone 14 series, and it looks good here.

As in previous years, we expect Apple to launch a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max later this year to accompany the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max. Rumors also suggest that the new Pro models could get a boost to the main camera’s megapixel count, 48MP vs. 12MP. We’re also pretty sure Apple will continue with 120Hz ProMotion displays on this year’s Pro models; it’s unclear if the standard iPhone will adopt this feature.

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