Rumors of what the upcoming iPhone 14 camera situation will look like keep on coming. While we were fairly convinced that a pill-shaped cutout would replace the notch on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, a new report points to a circular hole sitting alongside it.
That report comes via display analyst Ross Young who not only says that a circular hole will join the pill-shaped one but also has a photo to go with it.
We now believe Apple will have a hole + pill design on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models. The smaller hole will not be invisible...The two hole concept will be unique to Apple, like the notch, not similar to all the pill models from Huawei...Let's see those new renders pic.twitter.com/Udt8cTKzPZ— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) January 12, 2022
It's thought that the circular hole will play hose to the Face ID dot projector while the pill-shaped one will house the front-facing camera and Face ID infrared camera.
While such a design seems cluttered or unwieldy at first blush, there might actually be a method to Apple's madness here. It's possible that by doing something unusual it will continue to be easy to differentiate an iPhone in the same way a notch also made possible. A hole and pill shape will likely replace the notch on all of Apple's glyphs, for example.
This latest round of leaks continues to make iPhone 14 Pro one of the more interesting releases of 2022, assuming they turn out to be accurate. Love it or hate it, there's no doubt that a new look would grab attention. And the best iPhone is always one that gets people talking — especially in terms of free advertising for Apple.
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