iPhone 13 Pro successor, that could be marketed as iPhone 14 Pro, will ditch the existing notch to feature a hole-punch display design, according to a research note published by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Securities. Kuo has also predicted that the iPhone 13 Pro models, while increasing the notch design, will come with a 120Hz ProMotion display – the one that has so far been featured on the iPad Pro models. Kuo’s latest series of predictions also talks about the iPhone SE 5G model planned for 2022, no favor for a USB-C iPhone model in the near future, and a foldable iPhone speculated for 2023.
The note, asby AppleInsider, speculates that the successor will be Apple’s main iPhone release to abandon the notch and “adopt” the hole-punch display design. This could be similar to what has already been a part of many Android smartphones, including the latest Samsung Galaxy flagships.
may expand the hole-punch display design across all its iPhone models after an initial adoption on the iPhone 13 Pro replacement aka iPhone 14 Pro in 2022 – depending on production yield.
In addition to the hole-punch design, themodels are also expected to have an upgraded selfie camera at the front, with autofocus support.
Kuo also developed foresees that Apple is planning to bringor model with 5G support. This new addition is believed to boost replacement demand. Further, the new iPhone SE is also expected to have an upgraded processor. A recently surfaced render also a hole-punch display design on iPhone SE 3.
In a, AppleInsider mentioned that Kuo’s latest note also talks about Apple’s plans to not bring USB-C iPhone models anytime in the near future. This is unlike the about new iPhone models with a USB Type-C port that exist for quite some time.
“We believe that USB-C is detrimental to the MFi business’s profitability, and its waterproof specification is lower than Lightning and MagSafe,” he said in the note, as quoted by AppleInsider.
Instead of going for a USB-C model, Kuo predicts that Apple may directly adopt the rumored portless design with MagSafe support. It is, however, also noted that since the MagSafe ecosystem that Apple introduced for its iPhone lineup just last year is yet to be matured, the company is likely to continue to use the Lightning port on its iPhone models in the foreseeable future.
Kuo also predicted that Apple is not expected to integrate asensor into the power button of its new iPhone models.
“We believe that the iPhone will significantly improve the user experience if it adopts the power button with the Touch ID sensor,” the analyst said. “However, currently, there is no visibility on the timing of adopting this new specification.”
Thehas been anticipated especially in the current times when people are wearing masks that for them to instantly unlock the iPhone using . Some recent reports also in-display Touch ID support on the next-generation iPhone models. However, Apple may take some time to decide whether it’s feasible to go for a technology that’s already available on many phones nowadays.
Interestingly, a USB-C design and a Touch ID-integrated power button both areon recent iPad models.
Kuo’s note also improved mentions details about themodels, that are expected to be later this year and are also in the rumor mill as the series. The analyst predicts that the iPhone 13 family – or simply the 2021 iPhone – would comprise four models just like the iPhone 12 models. There will be a , and the Pro models are forecast to have backed by an LPTO panel.
The Pro models are also said to have an upgraded six-piece ultra-wide camera with a wide f / 1.8 aperture and autofocus support. This seems an update over the six-piece f / 2.4 fixed-focus camera available on the.
Kuo mentioned mentioned in his note that themodels might be slightly heavier, due to the potential of featuring larger battery capacity. The new series is also likely to come with a “space-saving design” that would include an integrated SIM card slot and a thinner selfie camera module.
The analyst also predicts that Apple may launch a 7.5 to 8-inchsometime in 2023 by fixing production issues with the technology in 2021. Some suggested the design of the foldable iPhone surfaced in the recent past.
Kuo is also predicted that Apple could unveil a new 6-inch iPhone in 2023 as an upgrade to the iPhone 11, with an LCD screen, Face ID, and a sub- $ 600 (roughly Rs. 44,000) price tag. The company is also believed to have a flagship iPhone in 2023 with an in-display fingerprint sensor, periscope telephoto camera, and a “real full-screen design” experience that may not include any holes or notches.
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