All four iPhone 15 models due to launch next year will feature a bean-and-hole display design that replaces the notch, according to screen industry consultant Ross Young, who has a track record of display-related information.
In a tweet, Young shared a roadmap indicating that both the standard and Pro models of the iPhone 15 will have the grain and aperture layout, which refers to a pill-shaped hole for the Face ID sensors and a hole for the front camera. By comparison, only iPhone 14 Pro models are expected to switch to a grain and hole design this year, with the standard iPhone 14 models expected to retain the same notch as the iPhone 13 models.
Young believes that Apple’s ultimate goal is to move the Face ID sensors and front camera entirely under the screen. If development is successful, it expects that transition to begin with under-display Face ID on iPhone 16 Pro models in 2024, followed by under-display Face ID and an under-display front camera on iPhone 18 Pro models in 2026.
Based on the remaining technical challenges for under-board cameras to meet the quality requirements of premium brands as well as the cost requirements of panel manufacturers, I still believe this roadmap makes sense for the iPhone. pic.twitter.com/3ck5X3sVcL
– Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) May 10, 2022
Young said that the grain and hole design will result in the iPhone 14 Pro models having slightly larger screen sizes compared to the iPhone 13 Pro models.
Apple is expected to introduce its iPhone 14 lineup in September, barring any major supply chain disruptions. For Pro models, the 48MP rear camera is expected to enable 8K video recording, up from 4K currently.
Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, has accurately revealed in the past that the sixth-generation iPad mini will feature an 8.3-inch screen and that 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will feature ProMotion.
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