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The iPhone 14 Pro may have a pill-shaped notch when turned on

Leakers It has been suggested for a long time The 2022 iPhone models will have two notches at the top of their screens: one for the camera and the other for the FaceID system (the “Hole + Pill Design” as consultant Ross Young suggests it). A new leak from mock rumours, Citing “an anonymous tipster,” the iPhone’s display suggests that the two notches appear as a single pill-shaped line when the display is active. BloombergMark Gurman Later confirmed the report.

Apple, each Mock Rumors‘The source intends to block off the pixels between these two notches to create a contiguous block of space.

The source also suggests that “the company intends to visually expand the blacked-out areas around the cutouts to host cutouts.” In other words, the iPhone can use this black space and change the size of the notch depending on those purposes.

9to5Mac Apple reportedly plans to use the space to display the green and orange camera and microphone indicators currently in the status bar. Doing so will make privacy indicators more visible than they are now. 9 to 5 That said, users can tap on the indicators to see a list of apps that have accessed the microphone or camera. The iPhone’s camera app will get a bit of a redesign, the report says, with an expandable control bar moving up from the bottom of the screen instead of up from the bottom.

The iPhone 14 Pro may have a pill shaped notch when

Currently, the settings bar resides at the bottom of the screen after expanding with a control at the top.

These rumors have been published with recent patents including proposals to separate the phone’s IR light emitter from the primary notch. “The IR light emitter can be placed in a less-constrained space and the light folding element can be used to project the IR light in a specific direction,” reads the description surrounding those patent claims. “This reduces the overall size of the imaging and sensing components, thereby reducing the size of a notch for holding the imaging and sensing component and increasing the display area of ​​the device.”

The reports come just a week since Apple’s Far Out event, where several new iPhone models will be revealed. The Pro model includes a new chip, an auto-focus selfie camera and a price hike. We also expect new Apple Watches, including the Apple Watch Series 8, and possible updates to the AirPods Pro line.

Update August 31, 4:32PM ET: Added confirmation of Mark Gurman’s rumor.

Update August 31, 6:16PM ET: An additional rumor adds that the notch will be used to display camera and microphone privacy indicators.

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