Apple wants to completely remove the notch from its iPhone to start a transition to under-display cameras, and could do so in 2023, according to a new rumor from Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC). The analyst, who is usually completely correct in his predictions, has assured on his Twitter profile that the firm plans to eliminate the notch on all iPhone 15 models , including the two basic variants.
The Cupertino company, let us remember, could announce the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro in September, the new generation of smartphones that, according to the latest rumors, will arrive with important design innovations. One of the most anticipated changes is that replacement of the notch, which will become a small pill-shaped hole located in the upper area of the screen. Only the iPhone 14 Pro, yes, will be able to enjoy this improvement, since the base models —iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max— will maintain the notch that we see in the iPhone 13.
Ross Young, however, highlights that Apple’s roadmap in terms of under-screen camera technology is to implement a hole in all 2023 models. Therefore, the company will say goodbye to the notch with the iPhone 15 . The CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants assures that this strategy is being carried out taking into account “the technical challenges that remain for the panel cameras to meet the quality requirements of the most demanding brands, as well as the cost requirements of panel manufacturers.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to increase its visible screen size , since the hole will take up less space on the front. The base models, in addition, would arrive with ProMotion technology, which is now only exclusive to the Pro versions.
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