Try Out the iPhone 14 Pro Pill-Shaped Display Cutout on Your iPhone Right Now

The iPhone 14 Pro is expected to mark the beginning of the end for the notch on the iPhone, as it's expected to feature a pill-shaped cutout at the top of the display. While we may be only days away from the launch of the new ‌‌iPhone‌‌, some users might be interested to get an early feel for what the new cutout will look like in person, and now you can do just that.

iphone 14 pro pill shape display in hand
Despite plenty of concepts and leaks about the pill-shape notch replacement on the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌, there is nothing like seeing and feeling what it looks like right in your hand. Thanks to images created by concept designer Ian Zelbo, iPhone 13 Pro and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max users can get a sense of how the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ with the new display cutout will look and feel in the hand.

Shared on Twitter, images include a rough estimate of what rumors suggest will be the size of the pill-shape on the upcoming ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max, respectively. The images are sized to allow ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max users to view their respective images full-sized, flip their phone, and get an early hands-on ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ experience.

An image for the ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max can be found below, and an ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ image here (note that the image has a slightly wider aspect ratio based on leaked ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ schematics).


While it may look like a single large pill-shaped cutout in the display, there are actually two cutouts in the physical display. Credible rumor suggests that Apple will digitally merge the pill-shape and hole-punch cutouts to create one larger pill shape at the top of the display. Apple is reportedly planning to use the space between the two physical holes to add useful information such as iOS privacy indicators, while a rumored redesign of the Camera app will wrap controls around the new cutout.

Every flagship ‌iPhone‌ since the ‌iPhone‌ X has featured a notch, with the ‌iPhone‌ XS, ‌iPhone‌ 11, and iPhone 12 all featuring the same sized notch. Apple made the notch smaller with the iPhone 13, and it's expected to move on completely from the notch design in just a few days. Other than the pill-shaped notch replacement, Apple is planning other significant new features for the high-end iPhone 14 models, including an always-on display, a 48MP camera, better battery life, and more.

Apple is widely expected to announce the ‌iPhone 14‌, the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌, and an entirely new Apple Watch lineup during an event planned for Wednesday, September 7, with the tagline "Far Out." For a full rundown of everything we expect from Apple's fall event, check out our guide.

Related Roundup: iPhone 14 Pro
Related Forum: iPhone

Top Rated Comments

mjschabow Avatar
5 weeks ago
Totally not upgrading now. I’m just gonna use my 13 Pro Max upside down for the next year.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ProfessionalFan Avatar
5 weeks ago
Now I've got a notch on the bottom of my phone though
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
5 weeks ago
We literally gain nothing with this except now we have a big hole floating on the screen
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
psxp Avatar
5 weeks ago

I can't imagine someone upgrading just for the pill... It appears to me that you aren't really saving any useable space over the 13 series notch. In fact I find it a bit more annoying than the notch because of the wasted useless space above the pill
But someone no doubt will. That’s what apple has become, a fashion sickness to some people.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
samifathi Avatar
5 weeks ago

Now I've got a notch on the bottom of my phone though
Can't innovate anymore, my ass. ?

Still pretty cool, though! Gets us warmed up to the pill-shape design ahead of time.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
5 weeks ago
I wish they moved it higher up.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

iphone 14 pro pill shape video options

Video Claiming iPhone 14 Pro Users Will Be Able to Customize Pill-Shape Cutout Unlikely to be True

Saturday September 3, 2022 8:03 am PDT by
A viral video on Twitter claims that on the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro, Apple will let users choose between a single large pill-shape cutout or one pill-shape and one hole-punch design at the top of the display to replace the notch. The video, although possibly convincing, is unlikely to be true. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected to include two physical holes at the top of the ...
iPhone 14 Dummies Single Pill Feature

Six Days Left: Recap of All the Latest iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Rumors

Thursday September 1, 2022 7:30 am PDT by
We're six days away from the launch of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, and as is almost typical, there has been a flurry of new rumors and reports in the last few days about the upcoming iPhones. To make things easier for MacRumors readers, we've compiled the latest rumors about the upcoming iPhones below so you can get all caught up. Two Cutouts Turn Into One Apple is expected to replace...
iphone 13 pro max display bleen

Don't Buy an iPhone 13 Pro Right Now: 'iPhone 14 Pro' Models Imminent

Wednesday August 24, 2022 3:45 am PDT by
The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are expected to be replaced by the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max at an Apple event as soon as next month, meaning most customers should hold off on purchasing a new iPhone until then. The iPhone 14 Pro models are expected to headline with features such as thinner bezels and a "pill and hole-punch" TrueDepth camera array design in place of the...
iphone 14 pro blue image

iPhone 14 Pro Customers Plagued With Issues Just Days After Release

Tuesday September 20, 2022 2:20 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max officially launched this past Friday, and since their release, users have faced several bugs and issues, ranging from poor battery life, AirDrop not working, camera shaking, and more. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max all shipped with the original version of iOS 16, but awaiting customers out of the box was iOS 16.0.1. The update specifically for ...
iPhone 14 Pro Display Two Times Brighter Feature

iPhone 14 Pro Display Gets Two Times Brighter When Outdoors in Sunlight

Friday September 9, 2022 6:55 am PDT by
Have you ever been outside and found yourself unable to use your iPhone because it's too dim in the glaring sun? For those upgrading to Apple's latest high-end models, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are able to get significantly brighter when used outdoors in sunlight, thanks to more advanced displays. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max feature Super Retina XDR displays that...
iPhone 14 Pro Dynamic Island 1

iPhone 14 Pro Always-On Display: How it Works, What It Looks Like, Impact on Battery Life, and More

Thursday September 8, 2022 5:36 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max feature an always-on display for the first time on iPhone, which lets users glance at their phone to see key information, including the time, their wallpaper, and iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets and Live Activities. Since the iPhone 14 Pro is the first iPhone to include an always-on display, there are several unknowns about how the feature will work, what...
iPhone 14 Pros in Hand Black Background Feature

Getting the iPhone 14 Pro? Five Major Features to Check Out First

Thursday September 15, 2022 8:46 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max officially begin arriving to customers on Friday. Apple’s latest high-end phones sport major new features, changes, and design updates that make them an attractive choice for customers still using older models. If you're getting a new iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max tomorrow, you may be slightly overwhelmed or simply interested in what new...
iPhone 14 Pro Graphite Display Black MacRumors Exclusive

Images Allegedly Show Real iPhone 14 Pro Display Cutouts and Status Bar Items [Updated]

Thursday August 25, 2022 7:52 am PDT by
Following Apple's announcement that it will hold an event on Wednesday, September 7, several alleged leaks coming out of Asia purport to show the iPhone 14 Pro's display cutouts and status bar items. iPhone 14 Pro concept render by Ian Zelbo based on purported leaked information Twitter user "DuanRui" today shared several images from Chinese social media site Weibo, with one seemingly showing ...

Popular Stories

USB C Over Lightning Feature

EU Passes Law to Switch iPhone to USB-C by End of 2024

Tuesday October 4, 2022 3:30 am PDT by
The European Parliament today voted overwhelmingly in favor of enforcing USB-C as a common charging port across a wide range of consumer electronic devices, including the iPhone and AirPods, by the end of 2024. The proposal, known as a directive, forces all consumer electronics manufacturers who sell their products in Europe to ensure that a wide range of devices feature a USB-C port. This...
General iOS 16 Feature Yellow

10 New iOS 16 Features Coming Later This Year

Monday October 3, 2022 2:41 pm PDT by
iOS 16 was released to the public three weeks ago with a customizable Lock Screen, the ability to edit iMessages, improvements to Focus modes, and much more. And in the coming months, iPhone and iPad users have even more new features to look forward to. We've rounded up 10 new features coming to the iPhone and iPad later this year, according to Apple. Many of the features are part of iOS...
magsafe charger orange

Apple Releases New MagSafe Charger Firmware

Tuesday October 4, 2022 12:09 pm PDT by
Apple today released updated firmware for the MagSafe Charger that is designed to work with the iPhone 12 and later and the AirPods Pro 2. The new firmware is version 10M1821, up from the prior 10M229 firmware. Note that in the Settings app, you'll see a different version number than the firmware number, with the update displayed as version 255.0.0.0 (the prior firmware was 247.0.0.0). The...
maxresdefault

Video: AirPods Pro 2 vs. Bose QuietComfort II

Monday October 3, 2022 12:50 pm PDT by
Apple on September 23 officially launched the second-generation version of the AirPods Pro, introducing updated Active Noise Cancellation, Adaptive Transparency, improved sound, and more. Right around the same time, Bose introduced new QuietComfort II earbuds with many similar features, so we thought we'd compare the two to see which has the edge. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for ...
iOS 16

Apple Preparing iOS 16.0.3 With More Bug Fixes Following iPhone 14 Launch

Monday October 3, 2022 7:53 am PDT by
iOS 16.0.2 was released last month with several bug fixes for iPhone 14 issues, excessive copy and paste permission prompts, and more. Now, evidence suggests that Apple is planning to release iOS 16.0.3 with additional bug fixes. Evidence of an upcoming iOS 16.0.3 software update has shown up in MacRumors analytics logs, which have been a reliable indicator in the past. There are several...
ipad pro m1 feature

Gurman: Apple Event This October Remains Unlikely, No Touch ID for iPhone 15

Sunday October 2, 2022 6:41 am PDT by
Apple is developing new iPad Pro, Mac, and Apple TV models, and at least some of these products will be released in October, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. However, Gurman continues to believe that Apple is unlikely to hold an event this month. In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman said "the big iPhone 14 unveiling last month was probably it for Apple in 2022 in...
General YouTube Feature 1

You May Soon Need to Be a YouTube Premium Subscriber to Watch 4K Videos

Monday October 3, 2022 4:29 am PDT by
YouTube may make watching videos in 4K quality on the platform exclusive to only YouTube Premium subscribers, according to screenshots posted by users on Twitter and Reddit. On Reddit (1,2) and Twitter, some users have started to recently notice that on iOS, and presumably across other platforms also, YouTube is now saying that in order to watch videos in 4K, the user must be a paying...
Apple SIM Card

Apple SIM No Longer Available for Activating New Cellular Data Plans on iPads

Sunday October 2, 2022 8:04 am PDT by
As of October 1, Apple SIM is no longer available for activating new cellular data plans on supported iPad models, according to an Apple support document. Introduced in 2014, the Apple SIM was designed to allow iPad users to activate cellular data plans from multiple carriers around the world. Initially, the Apple SIM was a physical nano-SIM card, but it was embedded inside later iPad Pro...