Apple will adopt a hole-punch display design for the iPhone 14 Pro models for 2022, according to The Elec. The iPhone lineup is expected to debut next September.
The outlet reports that Apple’s next iPhone Pro models – The 6.1″ iPhone 14 Pro and the 6.7″ Pro Max – will feature a hole-punch display supplied by Samsung. The display will be LTPO OLED displays to allow a 120Hz refresh rate.
“Apple will also be applying low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) thin-film transistors (TFT) for the OLED panels on the Pro models launching next year, which will presumably be called iPhone 14.”
For the OLED displays presumably developed for the smaller 14 and 14 mini products, the outlet notes that LG will supply them instead of Samsung. The cheaper models are reportedly retaining the notch design, giving the Pro models the upper hand.
A similar rumor was previously reported by Ming-Chi Kuo, the analyst notes that the wide camera on the iPhone 14 will be 48MP, a massive jump from the 12MP on current devices.
A hole-punch iPhone next year means the end of the notch is on the horizon (at least for the Pro models), with the mobile product gaining more screen real estate.