In 2022, Apple will also release less expensive iPhone 14 models – These are expected to have the same display size as the higher-end models.
In 2022, Apple is rumoured to be introducing a major design overhaul for the iPhone 14 series. Unfortunately, a punch-hole display is only expected for the more costly iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Though the most recent information on The Elec mentions a move to a punch-hole-style display for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, it does not mention if Apple will employ the same construction materials as last year. According to an earlier source, the more costly versions would have a titanium alloy chassis for increased durability, with a design leak revealing the premium iPhones’ punch-hole camera at the top-center.
Just like what Apple has done with the iPhone 13 series, we expect to see fewer cameras on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max, which will translate into a smaller price compared to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Fortunately, it might also be the first time Apple introduces 48MP main cameras, along with 8K video recording support and up to 2TB internal storage variants that may use QLC NAND flash.
The remaining two models, presumably named the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max, are reported to feature a 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch display, respectively, so there will be no change in screen size when compared to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. This can mean that the rumors surrounding the cancellation of the iPhone 14 mini are gaining traction, and it would be the right move because compact iPhones were not generating the same sales as the rest of the pack.
With that said, 2022 could be the year Apple partially does away with the notch, but if it does not manage to find a way to incorporate the Face ID components under the display, we could see the notch return on all iPhone 14 models.