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Apple rumored to ditch notch on iPhone 14 Pro

iPhone 14 Pro Max users report screen flickering and horizontal lines

Apple intends to replace the current outmoded notch design introduced with the iPhone X with a “punch-hole display design,” beginning with iPhone 14 Pro models.

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, this will bring iPhones in line with their competitors, at least in terms of display design.

According to the analyst, hardware selling points for iPhone 14 models will include a new iPhone SE with 5G support (1H22), a new and more affordable 6.7-inch iPhone (2H22), and two new high-end models with a punch-hole display (replacing the notch area design) and a 48MP wide camera.

Report says, Apple will use two different screen sizes for next year’s iPhone 14 lineup: 6.1-inches and 6.7-inches.

If Apple sticks with the same nomenclature, these could be the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max, as well as the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. While only the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will have the new hole-punch display, other models will most likely keep the notch.

According to Kuo, the top-end non-pro model (iPhone 14 Max) could be priced under $900. The current iPhone lineup’s “Max” features only the 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max, which costs $1,099.

Kuo, on the other hand, believes that an under-display Touch ID will not appear in new iPhones until 2023.

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