A few days before the release of the iPhone 13 series, we started getting information about the 2022 iPhones. This should be the Apple iPhone 14 series. According to popular Weibo leakster, @DCS, the next generation of Apple’s 3D face modules will be greatly reduced. The report claims that some of the components will be under the screen thus a punch-hole design is very possible.
According to reports, the next generation of upstream smartphones will come with punch-hole displays. The era of the notch design is slowly coming to an end. The notch will still be relevant in some aspects but in the end, manufacturers will settle for the punch-hole design. If Apple eventually uses the punch-hole design for the iPhone 14 series, the notch design will swiftly drift away and become a mid-range or even an entry-level smartphone feature.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, starting from 2022, Apple plans to abandon notch notches on some iPhones and adopt a “punch-hole” design.
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Ming-Chi Kuo claims that in the second half of 2022, the new iPhone (iPhone 14 series) will launch two high-end 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch models, and two lower-end 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch models. Some models may support under-screen fingerprints (using Apple’s self-developed technology). Also, the wide-angle camera of the high-end model will upgrade to 48MP.
Apple iPhone 14 specifications
The speculations so far show that the iPhone 14 series will have four models. This series will have the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. We can see that there will be no iPhone 14 mini model. This means that only the iPhone 12 series and iPhone 13 series have the mini model. If this report is true, it’s good-bye to the mini model which has its own dedicated market. Maybe its buyers will have to rely on the SE model.
The report shows that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro will use a 6.06-inch screen. However, the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max will come with a larger 6.68 inches display. In addition, the two basic versions of iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will use LTPS displays. However, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will come with LTPO screens. From this point of view, it appears that the iPhone 14 Max has a lower positioning than the iPhone 14 Pro.
In terms of core configuration, the iPhone 14 series will come with a new Bionic A16 processor. This chip is built with a 4nm manufacturing process. Except for the basic version of the iPhone 14 which still uses a dual rear camera setup, the other three models all come with a triple rear camera setup. At the same time, the main camera of the two high-profile models will be upgraded. We expect a 1/1.3-inch 48MP sensor, and there are reports that the new 48MP camera may be used for an ultra-wide lens.