iPhone 14 Dual Notch Functioning Spotted Ahead of Apple Event on September 7

Apple is likely to switch off the pixels between the hole punch and the pill-shaped cutouts.


iPhone 14 launch event will be hosted on September 7. At the Apple event titled Far Out, the company will unveil four new iPhone models. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are rumoured to get significant upgrades this year compared to the non-Pro models. Apple is rumoured to ditch the notch in favour of a hole punch cutout and a pill-shaped cutout. The cutouts will house the Face ID sensors and the front camera. Days before the official unveiling, a new leak revealed how the dual notch setup on the Pro models would work.

Apple is likely to switch off the pixels between the hole punch and the pill-shaped cutouts. The reason behind doing so is not just for aesthetic purposes but for functional features as well. Reportedly, the gap between the two cutouts will be used for the camera and mic indicator. The privacy-focused features show a green or an orange dot at the top when an app is using the camera or microphone. Apple is said to use the gap between the cutouts for this feature.

When not in use, the pixels between the two cutouts will be backed out, making it look like one wide pill-shaped cutout. Of course, since the dual notch setup is exclusive to the Pro models this year, the privacy indicators are likely to be placed at the top right corner for the standard iPhone 14 and 14 Max/ 14 Plus.

Some mocked renders of the upcoming redesign have been uploaded on the MacRumours forum, giving us a better representation of how the setup could look like.

iPhone 14 Pro/ Pro Max Specifications

The new 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max models will sport a 6.1-inch and a 6.7-inch Full HD+ OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate support. The devices are expected to feature support for over 1200 nits of peak brightness.

Under the hood, the Pro models will get the new A16 Bionic chip, which will be unveiled at the September 7 Apple event. Apple will also launch the 14 Pro with a 3200 mAh battery, whereas the iPhone 14 Pro Max will pack a 4323 mAh battery.

On the back, Apple will upgrade the triple-camera setup with a 48MP main camera. There will be a 12MP ultrawide camera and a 12MP telephoto camera. The camera setup will also include a LiDAR sensor and TrueTone Flash. All four iPhones launching on September 7 will run iOS 16 out of the box.

Regarding the pricing, the standard 14 could be priced at $749 (roughly Rs 59,600), whereas the 14 Max could be priced at $849 (roughly Rs 67,600). The 14 Pro and the 14 Pro Max will get a price bump this year. the 14 Pro could have a launch price of $1049 (roughly Rs 83,500), whereas the 14 Pro Max could cost $1149 (roughly Rs 91,500).