2022 iPhone models may replace notch with punch-hole design, claims Kuo
Apple could introduce a “punch-hole display design” with the 2022 iPhone, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who suggests Apple may take a leaf out of Samsung’s book with an iPhone that looks similar to the Samsung Galaxy A71.
In a research note to investors on Monday, Kuo suggests that the front-facing camera will be integrated into the iPhone’s display, removing the large TrueDepth camera system, often referred to as the notch, on the front of the current-generation iPhones, not providing any further details on how Face ID would be integrated, if at all.
One possibility is that the device may swap Face ID for embedded under-screen Touch ID, something Kuo has referenced numerous times in recent years.
Bloomberg reported in January that Apple was supposedly considering under-screen Touch ID for the next-generation iPhone 13, expected to launch in September. Kuo, however seemingly disagrees, by outlining his predictions for this year’s new iPhone, without any mentioning of Touch ID.
It may only the Pro models in 2022 that gain the punch-hole design, with the analyst saying the new high-end devices will be key to iPhone growth that year.