New Apple iPhone 14 Will Ditch the Notch Completely for 2022, Says Kuo

Apple iPhone 14 Concept Render 2022 Credit: Renders By Ian / Jon Prosser
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Just a few days after Apple announced the new iPhone 13 lineup, many more rumors about the iPhone 14 began to come out. And while one of the biggest design changes to the iPhone 13 is the reduced notch at the top, recently, trusted Apple analyst and leaker Ming-Chi Kuo said that next year’s iPhone would completely get rid of the infamous notch. 

Instead, Kuo claims that the iPhone 14 will feature a punch-hole display, providing a similar design to many Android devices – but, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard this rumor. 

Just before Apple’s September event, leaker Jon Prosser also revealed new renders of the iPhone 14. These renders showed an iPhone with no notch and a punch-hole at the front.

Moreover, Kuo also said that the iPhone 14 will feature a 48MP Wide camera, which could be used to take 12MP pictures with richer details. 

Additionally, Kuo also mentioned that Apple will release a new iPhone SE in 2022. While we don’t know much about this new SE model, Kuo said that it’d feature 5G support. 

We Won’t See an iPhone mini Next Year

Kuo also talked about “a new and more affordable 6.7-inch iPhone.” This correlates with other rumors that pointed out that Apple will ditch the iPhone mini model next year. 

Instead, rumor has it the company will focus on creating two regular-size iPhone models and two bigger 6.7-inch iPhone models.

Kuo said this supposedly-called “iPhone 14 Max” would cost under $900, ~$200 cheaper than the iPhone Pro Max, which starts at $1,099. 

Unfortunately, Ming-Chi Kuo also mentioned that Apple might not implement an under-display Touch ID reader as many were speculating. Kuo first said we would see this feature in the iPhone 14, but now it seems like Apple will push it back for an iPhone that’s coming on the second half of 2023.

Though, it’s fair to say that, at this point, all of this has to be taken with a grain of salt. We’ll still have to see what other leaks and changes we hear of throughout this and next year. 

[The information provided in this article has NOT been confirmed by Apple and may be speculation. Provided details may not be factual. Take all rumors, tech or otherwise, with a grain of salt.]

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