This is Apple’s most significant iPhone makeover in years. The discoveries, however, are not what many fans had hoped to hear. The iPhone 14 is “unlikely” to entirely replace the notch with a punch-hole cutout and instead make it smaller, according to a mysterious Weibo leaker who properly disclosed the ninth-generation iPad in September. This announcement contradicts a number of previous rumours, including one from renowned Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo, who predicted that the iPhone 14 will be the last to feature a notch. There’s more terrible news on the way. The iPhone 14 will not have the much-anticipated reintroduction of Touch ID through an in-display sensor.
This implies that, for the time being, Apple will stick to a single biometric option, despite worries that Face ID isn’t the best option in a mask-wearing world. On the other hand, industry rumours continue to claim that Apple is working on a “total overhaul” of the iPhone 14’s general design. This smartphone is said to be a reinvented titanium device that is half iPhone 4 and part Android knockoff. Despite the iPhone 13’s multiple camera enhancements, another significant camera update is expected, and the iPhone 13 Mini will be replaced by a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max — a less expensive version of the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Whether or whether the notch survives another generation, all of this is expected to drive up demand for the iPhone 14 series. Yes, iPhone lovers have more immediate issues right now as a result of the buggy iOS 15 launch (and the limited success of iOS 15.0.1), but it’s always a good idea to prepare ahead when making such large purchases.