Leaker corroborates hole-punch camera for 'iPhone 14 Pro' models

in iPhone edited March 2022
Apple's rumored "iPhone 14" lineup could feature a hole-punch design with Face ID hardware under the display, according to a historically accurate leaker.

A render of Apple's rumored 'iPhone 14 Pro'
A render of Apple's rumored 'iPhone 14 Pro'

Rumors of the iPhone moving to a hole-punch for the front-facing camera, including forecasts by Bloomberg and Ming-Chi Kuo have been circulating for some time. Twitter leaker Dylan on Thursday corroborated the reports, claiming that the "iPhone 13 Pro" models will get the new design.

Despite the fact that the TrueDepth camera and Face ID system will be placed under the display, Dylan wrote that "the functionality of these sensors have not been negatively affected by this change."

I am able to corroborate information regarding a hole punch camera for the pro models of the iPhone 14. Face ID hardware will be placed under the display. As a reassurance to any concerns, the functionality of these sensors have not been negatively affected by this change.

-- Dylan (@dylandkt)

In a follow-up tweet, the leaker added that the hole-punch will be "pill shaped," suggesting a more oval-like and less circular design.

Dylan has had a good track record for publishing accurate Apple rumors, inducing predictions for the 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro models that turned out to be accurate.

If only the Pro models move to a hole-punch design for their front-facing cameras, it's likely that the lower-cost "iPhone 14" devices will stick with a notch.

Past rumors have suggested a switch in design for the upper-tier professional iPhone models in 2022. In addition, Kuo has predicted that the Pro devices will move to larger sensors with 48MP image capture.

Both the "iPhone 14" and "iPhone 14 Pro" models will be available in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch variations, Kuo said. The "iPhone 14" model with a 6.7-inch display could also retail for under $900.

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  • Reply 1 of 4
    anomeanome Posts: 1,508member
    I don't know. It seems a very un-Apple solution to something that isn't really a problem. But so did the notch.
  • Reply 2 of 4
    mattinozmattinoz Posts: 2,165member
    I would have thought it would be lower on the screen. Basically centreline with the baseline of the status bar. Slight interruption to top Nav Bar in most apps allows almost full status bar. 

    Also means they get more direct use of the full perimeter of the aperture for the sensors around it.
  • Reply 3 of 4
    Is anyone going to point out to @mikepeterson that he typed “Thursday corroborated the reports, claiming that the "iPhone 13 Pro" models will...” Rather than “iPhone 14 Pro”?  If AppleInsider is hiring copy editors, I’m interested. 😃
  • Reply 4 of 4
    wood1208wood1208 Posts: 2,870member
    Why would Apple make this change for Pro and and not to all models of iPhone 14 since mini is dropped from the iPhone 14 line up.
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