Apple to replace the notch with new pill-shape and circular display cutouts on all 2023 iPhone 15 models
Earlier today we heard from display analyst Ross Young who reported that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will likely feature slightly larger displays than the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max they replace, and now Young has reported that from next year, all iPhone 15 models will likely sport new pill-shape and circular display cutouts to replace the notch, which is expected to begin to be phased out with the iPhone 14 Pro-series in September.
According to reports, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will feature new pill-shaped and circular display cutouts that will feature on the device to house the front-facing selfie camera and Face ID components in replacement of the notch, known formally as the TrueDepth camera system.
In a tweet, Young shared a roadmap detailing what to expect for Apple’s future iPhone lineup, including under-display Face ID with the iPhone 17 in 2025.
Based on the technical challenges remaining for under panel cameras to meet discerning brands quality requirements as well as panel manufacturers' cost requirements, I still believe this roadmap makes sense for the iPhone. pic.twitter.com/3ck5X3sVcL
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) May 10, 2022
The new pill-shape and circular display cutouts are expected to result in an overall screen size increase with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, with the iPhone 14 Pro’s display expected to increase from 6.06-inch on the iPhone 13 Pro to 6.12-inch, with the iPhone 14 Pro Max increasing marginally from 6.68-inch to 6.69-inch.