Apple recently got done with the iPhone 13 launch event where it launched four new iPhone models. The highlight features of the new iPhones are the improved camera system and the bigger battery life. Apple also shrunk the notch by 20 per cent on all four iPhones. Word is that the notch will be replaced by a hole-punch cutout next year. The iPhone 14 Pro models will continue to house Face ID sensors while Apple replaces the notch with a hole-punch cutout for the front camera, according to rumours. However, a new report claims otherwise. According to leaker Panda, Apple will continue with the notch on the iPhone 14 models next year.
The notch is here to stay, at least for the Apple iPhone 14, claims leaker
Leaker Panda claimed that Apple will not do away with the notch next year, reported MacRumors. The company will instead reduce the footprint for the Face ID sensors and the front camera. This is contrary to a couple of previous reports that suggested otherwise. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had claimed that Apple’s Pro lineup next year will feature a hole-punch display, whereas the non-Pro models will continue to house a notch. Tipster Jon Prosser too released design renders of the iPhone 14 Pro Max on the eve of the iPhone 13 launch event. The images revealed that the iPhone 14 Pro Max will have a hole-punch display with the cutout at the top centre of the screen.
Panda has maintained a fairly accurate record with Apple leaks. The tipster has however deleted the post on Weibo. The tipster had further reported that Touch ID is not making a comeback next year and that Apple will continue to use Face ID as its primary and only mode of biometric authentication on the iPhone 14 models.
Several reports initially claimed that the iPhone 13 Pro models will come with Face ID and Touch ID installed. However, the rumours died down as we neared the iPhone 13 launch. The rumour mill passed the claim for the iPhone 14, claiming that the Pro models could feature Touch ID next year.
We are months away from the Apple iPhone 14 launch event. It is, therefore, best advised to take the leaked information with a pinch of salt.