Ever since the launch of the iPhone X, Apple has relied on a notch in the display of the iPhone to house the front-facing camera and other sensors. This is versus other smartphone manufacturers who have tried to find solutions around that problem, such as using hole-punch cutouts, in-display cameras, popup cameras, and more.
For those who are sick of the notch, even though a smaller version made its debut in the iPhone 13 series, you could be in luck. According to a tweet by leakster @dylandkt, who has in the past managed to rack up a decent track record, the iPhone 14 is expected to come with a hole-punch front-facing camera and could also be the first iPhone to feature the use of an in-display camera.
I am able to corroborate information regarding a hole punch camera for the pro models of the iPhone 14. Face ID hardware will be placed under the display. As a reassurance to any concerns, the functionality of these sensors have not been negatively affected by this change.
— Dylan (@dylandkt) January 6, 2022
This means that instead of having a huge blank space that’s unused, there will be a tiny hole-punch in the display for the camera, with the rest of the components hidden underneath the screen. There have been concerns in the past about the quality of in-display cameras since the sensors would need to be able to penetrate the display without distorting the image too much.
It remains to be seen if Apple will be able to achieve that while at the very least maintaining the image quality. Also, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumors about the hole-punch camera in the iPhone 14. Earlier reports have suggested the same thing, so at the very least the rumors do seem to corroborate with each other.