Changes in home Appleyou are ready to say goodbye to the notch in your neighbor iPhone 14. There are rumors that Apple wants to abandon the notch in theiPhone 14 Pro And Pro Max in favor of a shaped cutout pill and a place for the selfie camAnd the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has posted a patent application that appears to show how the company could do it, according to reports from Patently Apple (via 9to5Mac).
The question of the patent should cover several possible variants of a device that combines one cameraa infrared light emitter it’s a “light folding element”Able to redirect the IR light. The request describes how a projector folded in the light can be used to reduce the clutter of these components, leaving more display space on the phone.
The Notch now houses many technologies, including a selfie camera, an infrared camera, a depth sensor and a dot projector, and Apple has already reduced the notch by 20% with the line of iPhone 13 last year. With this patent, however, Apple claims it can dispose of some of these technologies in such a way as to reduce the size of the Notch.
Despite the application for this patent, it is not certain that Apple will introduce this technology in its devices. But there are several clues which suggest a significantly redesigned Notch area for the next ones iPhone Pro.
Apple expert Mark Gurman he reported that Apple would be switching to the pill-shaped cutout and hole-in-the-hole selfie camera. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported an iPhone 14 Pro without a notch just days before the iPhone 13 hit stores.
But some accounts Twitterknown for doing leaking information on phones in the past, they recently shared some intriguing new images that could show what the new notch looks like on real phones, as reported by MacRumors.
The Twitter user “DuanRui”, who posted images of the name of theiPhone 12 Mini before Apple announced it publicly, tweeted a photo of what appears to be the pill cutout and selfie cam hole on an iPhone 14 Pro. Photos must be taken with pliers – DuanRui says in his profile that most of his content is reposted by Chinese social mediaso it’s not clear where exactly they came from – but at least the images give an idea of what the new design of which there are rumors.
Ice Universe posted an image than what he described as an “iPhone 14 Pro dummy”. Note that the pill in this photo appears to have a slightly different design than the images shared by DuanRui, as there are two clear holes in the center of the pill.
Fortunately, we probably won’t have to wait much longer to see if Apple is actually tweaking the Notch and, if so, what the results will be. The company will hold its neighbor event on the product the September 7in which it is expected that it will announce the whole iPhone 14 line.