A credible leak confirms the design with two hallmarks for the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. Both would be visible. One of these punches will be lengthened, like the pill on the front of the Galaxy S10 +, the Mate 40 Pro or the Honor 50 Pro. The presence of two hallmarks would confirm that Apple keeps Face ID for the biometric security of these phones. Touch ID under the screen would therefore not be expected in 2022.
The next iPhones are the subject of numerous leaks at the start of 2022. In particular the Pro range. This week we relayed several rumors about prices, photographic equipment and screen design of its terminals. First of all, the iPhone 14 Pro would be priced higher than the iPhone 13 Pro. Bad news for our wallet. Next, the Pro range would benefit this year from a new 48-megapixel photo sensor, a long-awaited change.
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Last recent rumor finally, a punch could appear at the top of the screen, replacing the notch. This elongated punch, in the shape of a pill, like the Galaxy S10 +, the Mate 40 Pro or the Honor 50 Pro. It would also be centered, at the current location of the Face ID notch. This visual change would only affect models in the Pro line, once again. As for the other more classic models, they would retain the unloved notch introduced with the iPhone X.
Apple would integrate two hallmarks in the screen of the iPhone 14 Pro
Ross Young, CEO of consulting firm DSCC and an expert on tech indiscretion, posted the photo below on his Twitter account. It represents the screen of the iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max. You see there a screen panel with not a, but two holes. And both would be visible. This means that neither of the two will be covered by a part of the screen (like the internal selfie sensor of the Galaxy Z Fold 3). The first punch would be circular. And the second punch would be lengthened, confirming the previous leak.
The presence of two punches would obviously serve to integrate all the technical elements of Face ID. Recall that Apple’s facial recognition technology is composed of an infrared emitter, a projector and an infrared camera. They come in addition to the Facetime camera (selfie sensor). One of the hallmarks would serve to host Facetime, while the other would incorporate the elements of Face ID that cannot be hidden under the screen.
Finally, Ross Young, in response to his post, also confirms that Touch ID won’t be back this year in high-end terminals. You can find the fingerprint reader in the next iPhone SE expected in spring 2022.