The iPhone 13 still sounds fresh new, but this can’t prevent the iPhone 14 details from being leaked everywhere. In fact, the first rumors started shortly after the iPhone 13 series release. As the months are passing, the leaks and rumors are intensifying. According to the rumors, Apple will bring four iPhone 14 models, however, the mini variant is leaving the show. An iPhone 14 Max (tentative name) variant will bear bringing the same specs as the regular iPhone 14, but with a display as big as the one in the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Back in the last week, a rumor emerged stating that Apple will bring 120 Hz ProMotion displays to its entire iPhone 14 series. However, this does not seem to be the case.
According to a new report from Ross Young, Apple will keep its high refresh rate display technology exclusive to its Pro iPhones. As a result, only the iPhone 14 Pro and the 14 Pro Max will bring a display that refreshes dynamically until 120 Hz. According to the tipster, BOE Display is one of the main display suppliers. Apparently, it does not have enough LTPO display capacity and Apple will wait out at least another year to implement ProMotion on the vanilla iPhone models.
No since BOE doesn’t have enough LTPO capacity and have yet to ship any LTPO panels. Would be quite risky. Maybe in 2023…
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) January 15, 2022
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Apple “dual punch-hole / punch-hole notch” design detailed
The new report also details the alleged iPhone 14 Pro display with a new kind of “punch-hole notch”. The company is adopting both a separate punch hole and a pill-shaped cutout on the display next to each other. Despite the clarification, it really looks like the regular notch but without the borders, with everything carved into the screen. This will be the first time that we see a company using such a solution. However, this may appear in more devices in the future. After all, Apple still has a strong power of pushing new trends forward. The company started the notch trend, even though Essential brought it first with the PH-1. We won’t be surprised to see more companies adopting this design on future devices. In special, the Chinese brands that tend to follow Apple in a war or in another.
The iPhone 13 series was more a refreshment over the iPhone 12. However, the company is said to be preparing big changes with the new iPhone 14 series. Besides the new display design, the new iPhones may also bring a 48 MP main camera which will be a major twist for the iPhone’s legacy.