Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro Models to Feature Hole-Punch Display and 48MP Wide Camera

Just a few days after iPhone 13 pre-orders began, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is looking ahead. In a research note seen by MacRumors, Kuo shared some of his key hardware expectations for next year's tentatively named iPhone 14 Pro models, including a hole-punch display and a 48-megapixel Wide lens for the rear camera system.

iPhone 14 Hole Punch Feature
A hole-punch design refers to a display with only a small circular cutout for the front camera, as seen on many recent Samsung smartphones. This design would result in the notch being removed, with Face ID sensors likely moved under the display. Kuo said Apple is also working on iPhones with under-screen Touch ID for release in 2023.

As for the rear camera, the 48-megapixel Wide lens would be an upgrade from the 12-megapixel Wide lens on iPhone 13 Pro models.

Apple is expected to release the iPhone 14 lineup in the second half of 2022, in line with usual launch timing. Kuo also reiterated that Apple plans to release a third-generation iPhone SE with 5G support in the first half of 2022.

In line with research shared by Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty this morning, Kuo said pre-orders for the iPhone 13 series have been higher than iPhone 12 series, particularly for the higher-end Pro models.

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Top Rated Comments

debug77 Avatar
18 months ago
These analysts can't even get it right the same week as the launch, let alone a year out.
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
usagora Avatar
18 months ago
tbh, that looks worse than a "notch" (and the notch doesn't bother me). The notch at least looks contiguous with the edges of the phone / bezel, whereas the "hole punch" just looks, well, like someone shot a hole through your screen.
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
18 months ago
Front face camera hole ?

Sounds like Samsung had it for years :(

Mr. Kuo, tell Apple to implement this design, please.



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Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sully54 Avatar
18 months ago
So excited! Can’t wait to upgrade from my iPhone 13 pro that I preordered last Friday!!
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mazda 3s Avatar
18 months ago
Huh? So what happens to Face ID? And Apple is suddenly gonna jump from 12MP to 48MP?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DocMultimedia Avatar
18 months ago
No notch. And better camera. I'll be buying. The notch still drives me crazy.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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