Updated: December 10, 2021 5:02:13 pm
Apple may be planning to redesign its next generation of iPhones or the iPhone 14. Apple introduced its notch display with the launch of the iPhone X in 2017, and this trend has continued until now with the recently launched iPhone 13. But as per a new report by The Elec which is said to be based on the display suppliers, Apple is expected to equip its next year’s iPhone 14 series with OLED displays and a punch-hole cutout, instead of a notch.
Samsung Display is said to have already started work on the new in-hole punching for the upcoming iPhone models. It is said to have received machines from Philoptics and Wonik IPS for laser-cutting holes in the OLED panels. The iPhone 14 Pro devices are speculated to use Samsung’s HIAA (Hole-in-Active-Area) method. The process is considered to make use of the most advanced OLED hole-punching technology, according to the report.
As per the report, Apple has decided to eliminate the notch on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models as the company is confident about Samsung’s proficiency in hole punching for displays. This should come as no surprise as Samsung has already been doing the same for years with the introduction of its own Galaxy S10 lineup.
If the report indeed turns out to be true, the iPhone 14 Pro Max featuring a 6.7-inch display with a punch-hole cutout could end up featuring Apple’s best screen-to-body ratio, on a smartphone, by the company.
The redesign bit appears to be in line with what has been previously reported. In Bloomberg’s “Power On” newsletter, journalist Mark Gurman claimed Apple will introduce new “entry-level and Pro models” in 2022 with a “complete redesign,” and that there will no iPhone mini model next year. The smaller iPhone has not seen the kind of success that Apple had hoped for, and it could likely be axed.
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