Apple is determined expunge the notch – testing 120Hz punch-hole screen

Apple recently released the iPhone 13 series and its sales have been quite good. As of now, the delivery date of the series is four weeks which is enough to explain its popularity. However, the iPhone 13 is not special in many ways. It retains the old design of all iPhones since 2017. The only difference is the smaller notch and the rear camera arrangement. However, Apple is poised to make significant changes from the iPhone 14 series.


According to popular Weibo leakster, @DCS, a new iPhone with codename D85x is testing the punch-hole camera screen. Furthermore, this display in testing supports a 120Hz refresh rate. This is the first report of such an iPhone in testing and it is quite early. If Apple is already testing the 120Hz refresh rate screen now, then the upcoming iPhone 14 series may likely use this display. Of course, this can only happen if the tests are successful.

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Apple’s punch-hole design will be a bit different

According to a leak from @iceuniverse, the iPhone 14 will use a punch-hole design with a difference. Although the notch will be completely expunged, in order to retain the Face ID function, Apple will leave two areas at the top of the screen. While one of the holes has a horizontal pill shape, the other is round. Apple will use these two openings because of the Face ID components as well as the regular front camera.

This design will obviously further increase the screen-to-body ratio of the iPhone 14 series. However, not many people will like the punch-hole pattern of the iPhone 14 series. This is the first smartphone to use such a punch-hole design. According to early assessments of this punch-hole design, many Weibo users believe that it is the ugliest punch-hole in history. Nevertheless, if it gives Apple a shot at something new, the company will probably use the design.

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However, Apple still has enough time to improve this punch-hole scheme. It is also possible that Apple will abandon this “ugly” scheme and bring a more beautiful design. It is worth mentioning that the iPhone 14 series will cut off the mini models. This means that the upcoming iPhones will retain only three models. However, there are reports that there will be a fourth “Max” model. This model will be positioned lower than the Pro model but higher than the regular iPhone. All the iPhone 14 series will probably support a 120Hz high refresh rate and they are worth looking forward to.

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