Suddenly Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro doesn’t look very attractive 2022-04-30 03:00:19


We’ve heard all kinds of rumors about the iPhone 14, covering everything from the camera (it seems to be getting better) to battery life (it seems to be getting better). But perhaps the most persistent rumor has been about the notch—or lack thereof.

The iPhone 14 Pro is said to do away with the notch in favor of a ‘bead + hole’ design that houses the front camera and FaceID technology. But if the new leaked display panels are the real deal, the impact on screen real estate may not be as dramatic as we had hoped. (Don’t imagine waiting? Check out the best iPhone 13 Pro deals Available now.)

iPhone 14 display panels

The new camera clip doesn’t look much smaller than the notch (Image credit: @SaranByte on Twitter)

The alleged front glass panels of the entire iPhone 14 range have appeared on Chinese social media site Weibo, as spotted by Mac rumors. While Standard 14 looks very similar to 13 (except, of course, the fact that it appears as if there were There is no mini this time), the 14 Pro looks completely different. But not as different as I would have liked.

iPhone 14 render

Preconceptions Imagine a smaller – and higher – interruption. (Photo credit: Angelo Libero)

The notch has always been considered the full screen of the iPhone since it debuted on the iPhone X in 2017. But while many hoped the new design of the dial would free up a lot of precious pixels, it looks a lot bigger than we expected here. In fact, it’s pretty much the same width as the notch on the iPhone 13. And sitting lower on the screen, it’s arguably eating into a larger viewing area.