With a technical sheet that promises to be very similar to that of its predecessor, the iPhone 14 Pro should still be differentiated by its lack of notch. Instead of this intruder, Apple would have finally chosen to be up to date with a simple “punch“, As already offered by mobiles such as the vivo V19.
But unlike figures of the genre such as the Galaxy S21 5G (Samsung) or the Xiaomi 12, the size of this eyelet should be quite wide. It would therefore not be a simple circle around the lens, but an oval, more elongated. A necessary evil to integrate the biometric unlocking sensor? Probably, although facial recognition works very well without the competition.
What to expect ?
Kevin Clark, in charge of user experience at Shopify, had the idea to share on his Twitter account some models of iOS taking into account this famous “pill”. If you have an iPhone 12 Pro or an iPhone 13 Pro in your hands, you just need to open the pictures one by one to maybe see the design of the next model.
Made some screenshots of what a pill-shaped sensor housing would like on the iPhone (as is rumored for the iPhone 14!)
Hold your phone upside down to test it out. pic.twitter.com/13bwET6BVn
– Kevin Clark (@vernalkick) January 9, 2022
The trick of course also works with the iPhone 12 Pro Max and the iPhone 13 Pro Max, but not with the mini. Indeed, Apple is expected to abandon the 5.4-inch diagonal format by the end of the year. Its sales would not have managed to take off, despite a value proposition appreciated by small hands and the smallest budgets looking for performance.
Note that the iPhone 14 “classic” and “Max” of 6.1 and 6.7 inches respectively – but without triple lens on the back – should for their part keep the notch.
Software changes in anticipation
If the material technique to surround the front camera of the touch display now seems mastered by most consumer manufacturers, another question remains unanswered. Will Apple manage not to replicate the errors of the freshly landed notch on MacBook Pro? To do this, its developers will have to work hand in hand with publishers on iOS.
Mocked up what a potential iPhone 14 Pro with a pill-shaped cutout might look like. pic.twitter.com/E3C1Bygd45
– Jeff Grossman (@ Jeffrey903) January 9, 2022