iPhone 14 Pro Could End up Being a Weird Stopgap

iPhone 14 Pro Could End up Being a Weird Stopgap

The iPhone 14 range could rapidly appear highly odd. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are generally reputed to have two camera patterns on the front- one being a circle, the other pill-shaped - that plan could last for one generation.

According to The Elec, Samsung Display is currently fostering a new under-panel camera innovation which Apple plans to use on the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max to conceal the Face ID parts under the display.

By the hints of things, the actual camera will be housed in a poke hole, yet that would mean Apple would require only one small removed as we see on many Android telephones, rather than having a second larger one.

The result would be a less detailed plan, yet perhaps a less disruptive one, and importantly it would allow for fewer interruptions on the screen.

While we'd take this claim with a spot of salt until further notice, this isn't whenever we've first heard it, with reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also saying back in April that the iPhone 15 Pro would have under-display Face ID.

For example, other high-profile leakers, Ross Young and Mark Gurman, have also claimed that Apple will convey under-display Face ID at some point or another. It appears as though it's probably just a matter of time, regardless of whether 2023 is the year.

On the off chance that it occurs as soon as 2023, the iPhone 14 Pro could before long feel like the oddball in Apple's range.


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Analysis: Obstacles to Overcome

While under-display Face ID seems like a smart thought, it will possibly be something worth being thankful for, assuming Apple conveys it well, and early examples of under-display cameras haven't been great.

That's partially down to their image quality, which isn't a consideration with Face ID (and this issue is reasonable why Apple apparently won't move the selfie camera under the display yet).

In any case, another problem is that they're not concealed under the screen. They leave a small area that appears to be noticeably unique to the remainder of the display. While that's arguably ultimately less distracting than a poke hole, it's also arguably uglier and indeed not an ideal arrangement.

We expect Apple will avoid this - allegedly, it's utilizing innovation to conceal Face ID, so perhaps this innovation will take care of the problem.

Apple certainly isn't the company to usually offer such flawed arrangements anyway. It could well be that we've waited for such a long time for the company to embrace under-display tech because it wants the Face ID parts to be imperceptible.


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Jessica Vieira
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Jessica Vieira is ProductReviews's senior media reporter, covering the intersection of entertainment and technology.