The rumor: Apple is planning to nix the notch for their highest-end handsets in 2022, according to The Elec (81.8% accurate).
- The new report says the 6.1 and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone Pro Max will be equipped with “hole-displays” for the first time…matching what we have heard from other sources
- That being said, the standard 6.1 and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 models are said to retain the notch for another year, matching what we got on iPhone 13
Our take: I’m all-for a radically different looking display on iPhone 14, and I like the idea of a punch-hole design. I’m ready for something truly new on the next iPhones.
I also understand how a lot of folks think this looks cheap or Android-like.
At the end of the day, less notch equals more screen real estate, and I think this is the next step toward a truly all-screen design spanning from edge-to-edge. I want this.