Ah, iPhones, every year a new one comes out and every year, around that time, I seem to coincidentally break my phone.
For better or worse, however, iPhone and I have seen each other through some rough times, upgrades and some questionable temporary features.
Now, it seems that Apple might be getting rid of one of their most hated features, in a move that is sure to excite fans.
So, what is this feature you ask?
Well, have you ever looked at your iPhone and wondered why the clear screen is cut off by a notch at the top? Yep. That annoying dip at the top of the screen could be no more, with the iPhone 14 Pro.
According to Ross Young at Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), Apple is said to be moving away from the feature, instead opting for a cleaner front display with a pill-shaped and hole-punch cut out and the top instead.
Which, we're totally in favour for because the new cut outs would allow Face ID and the front-facing camera to be used, without the bulky notch at the top.
Young said of the cut outs 'This will be another instantly recognisable display shape for Apple'.
He added that 'the pill + hole design is nearly as wide as the notch but will certainly save some pixels above the holes'.
Reportedly, the change is expected to be made to iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Max, with the regular iPhone 14 may have a smaller notch, like the iPhone 13.
DSCC then expect the company to adopt the cut outs for all iPhone 15 models in 2023.
Young noted, however, that the change would require a redesign of Face ID 'to operate at high accuracy' through the smaller cut out.
However, this redesign of Face ID may not be ready to meet production times for 2023, as per Apple Insider.
Of course, Apple hasn't confirmed any of these rumours and the details about the new iPhone 14 will likely be kept under wraps until September, when the brand typically announce new products.
This also isn't the first time that Young has predicted the notch design change.
He made the prediction in January this year after it was rumours were floating around that the brand could go either way with the new product.
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