A new Supply Chain Report Supports Previous rumors that the iPhone 14 will replace the Camera Notch with a simpler Single Hole Camera
According to a supply chain report out of Korea, Apple’s iPhone Pro models launching in 2022 will replace the traditional iPhone notch with a hole-display for the first time. This had been previously predicted by Jon Prosser, Mark Gurman and Ming-Chi Kuo.
The 6.06-inch iPhone Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone Pro Max models will have hole-displays, sources said. The two other models, the regular 6.06-inch iPhone and 6.7-inch iPhone Max models will continue to have the notch as they did for the versions on the iPhone 13 series.
Hole-displays have a small hole at the top for the selfie camera instead of a notch, which allows for a full screen. The key for the technology to offer an immersive full-screen experience is for the display area surrounding the hole to maintain resolution and color with other areas of the display.
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 more on this, read the full report by The Elec.
Patently Apple noted back in 2019 that Apple supplier AMS was working on an under display camera.