Since 2017, iPhones have had a big notch on their displays. It was supposed to be phased out with the release of the iPhone 13, but they simply made it smaller this time. According to a fresh claim, the notch may be phased out with the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
The Elec, a Korean technology website, published the report. The storey is based on information obtained from Apple’s display manufacturers, who claim that the next iPhone 14 Pro would include a punch-hole instead of the standard notch.
According to the source, Samsung has already begun receiving machinery for laser cutting punch-holes into OLED screens for 2022 iPhones. These punch-hole displays, however, may be limited to the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max variants. The standard iPhone 14 and 14 Mini may have the same notches.
Apple is confidence in Samsung’s capacity to build high-quality punch-hole displays, which it has been doing since 2019. Samsung will purportedly drill punch-holes using their HIAA (Hole-in-Active-Area) technology, which is touted to be the company’s most advanced method to date.
If the rumours are true, the iPhone 14 Pro will have a 6.7-inch OLED display with a punch-hole cutout, giving it the largest screen-to-body ratio of any iPhone.
Apple has thus far relied on Samsung’s LTPO OLED screens, although LG is also working on the same technology. LG has yet to conduct experiments on this technology, thus Apple will most likely continue to rely on Samsung for the time being.