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iPhone 14 Pro models will feature a pill-shaped camera cutout at the top of the display, with the notch removed, according to tweets shared by leaker @dylandkt, who has proven to be a reliable source of Apple-related rumors over the last year or so. To accommodate this change, the leaker said Face ID hardware will be moved under the display.

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While it has been widely reported that iPhone 14 Pro models will not have a notch by reputable sources like analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, this is the first time we've heard about the possibility of a pill-shaped camera cutout at the top of the display instead of a circular hole-punch cutout that was originally rumored.

Face ID moving under the display has likewise been rumored previously by display industry consultant Ross Young, who has proven to be a reliable source of display-related information for future Apple products. Last year, for example, Young accurately claimed that the new iPad mini would feature an 8.3-inch display with the home button removed.

In a tweet, @dylandkt said he has been assured that Face ID's reliability will not be negatively affected by the under-display change.

Apple is rumored to be planning a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max for release in September of this year. The lineup is also expected to include a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, and as of now it appears that these models will continue to have a notch, with a pill-shaped camera cutout limited to Pro models.

Last year, @dylandkt shared accurate information about products like the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro before they were released.

Article Link: Leaker Says iPhone 14 Pro to Feature Pill-Shaped Camera Cutout With Face ID Under the Display
 
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JustinCymbal

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This is awesome!

I’m glad that the front facing camera is going to be built into the screen and take up less space on this year’s iPhone

That will allow Apple to put more useful information in the status bar on the top of the iPhone

I’m definitely planning on getting the iPhone 14 once it’s released this September
 

ruka.snow

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That's a fantastic start. If only get could get the camera under the screen reliably to or some sort of dual pixel system with micro lenses so the screen itself can act as the camera.
 

boak

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So the FaceID tech has probably been improved but the improvement is nullified by the under-the-screen implementation, keeping security level constant.
 

TheYayAreaLiving 🎗

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This is awesome!

I’m glad that the front facing camera is going to be built into the screen and take up less space on this year’s iPhone

That will allow Apple to put more useful information in the status bar on the top of the iPhone

I’m definitely planning on getting the iPhone 14 once it’s released this September
I'm not too sure if the technology is even out there for the HD camera under the screen display. What about all the other sensors? They are all going to be under the screen too. This reminds me of Series 7 Apple Watch rumor from last year ?
 

ilikewhey

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I wonder why Apple has reengineered the notch on iPhone 13 to make it smaller, to finally get rid of it only a year later. Not complaining at all if it’s true, but I find it strange
agreed, normally they stick to redesign like this at least for 2 generations to milk the money worth.
 

JippaLippa

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To be fair I'll kinda miss the notch.
As senseless as it might seem, at least it made the design recognisable and I think it looks better than a hole punch.
I hope Apple will still be able to employ a distinctive design.
We'll see.
 

JippaLippa

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I don't care about the notch. Will keep using my 13 Pro and wait until iPhone 15 and periscope lens to upgrade.
I'm currently on the regular 13 (a massive improvement from my previous XR) but I really need the telephoto lens and the prores recording, therefore I'll jump on the pro with the 14.
 

TheYayAreaLiving 🎗

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To be fair I'll kinda miss the notch.
As senseless as it might seem, at least it made the design recognisable and I think it looks better than a hole punch.
I hope Apple will still be able to employ a distinctive design.
We'll see.
The notch will be there for the iPhone 14 regular model. I believe iPhone Pro and Pro Max models will only be getting that advanced camera layout. You are safe ;)
 

JPack

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Given the cutout is pill shaped, wonder if this means two RGB lenses.

One wide and one ultra wide.
 
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