Ever since Apple introduced the iPhone X, pretty much most of its iPhones moving forwards adopted the notched design. This design was born out of necessity since the iPhone X did away with the bezels on the phone, which meant that Apple had to find a way to store the front-facing sensors and cameras.
The notch design persists until today, although with the iPhone 13, Apple actually made it slightly smaller. However, if a report from The Elec is to be believed, Apple could do away with the notch in 2022 with the iPhone 14 models where the company will apparently be introducing a hole-punch design.
According to the report, it won’t be available for all users. Instead, it is expected to be only available for the iPhone 14 Pro models, meaning that it will only cover the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, and the regular iPhone 14 will not get it. The display is also rumored to be made by Samsung, which shouldn’t be surprising as Samsung is one of the biggest OLED suppliers in the world, plus they’ve also used it for their own phones.
It is unclear how this design will look and where Apple will place it, and more importantly how it will work with the TrueDepth sensor used for Face ID, so we’ll have to wait until 2022 to find out.