iPhone 14 series to flip the fingerprint sensor and use a hole-punch screen

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The iPhone 13 series has been in the market for about three months, but there have been several reports regarding its successor. From the reports so far, it seems that the iPhone 14 series will be significantly better than the iPhone 13 series. According to reports from China, Apple intends to return the fingerprint recognition feature to the flagship model of the iPhone. Additionally, the iPhone 14 series may come with an under-screen fingerprint recognition feature. This is not the first time we have had such speculation. In fact, before the arrival of the iPhone 13 series, there were reports that it might use a fingerprint sensor.

Apple’s partners include Samsung, Qualcomm, Hon Hai Group Touch Factory and others. Since the iPhone X series, all flagship iPhones use Face ID. Although facial unlocking is already the common unlocking method for smartphone manufacturers, many Android manufacturers prefer to use both facial recognition and fingerprint unlocking. It is more convenient for users.

For Apple users, Face ID presents certain security risks, so there have been complaints in this regard. To make matters worse, the pandemic has introduced mandatory mask-wearing in many cases. Of course, the Face ID function will not work with a mask. Since the coronavirus doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, Apple has to improvise.

In addition to the new fingerprint recognition possible in the iPhone 14 series, there is also news that the Pro and Pro Max models could adopt a punch-hole screen. This will give the device a higher screen-to-body ratio.

iPhone 14 series speculations

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 series may not use 64GB internal storage. The entire iPhone 13 series starts at 128GB. Apple has no reason to undercut the iPhone 14 series at 64GB.

Also, LG and BOE have yet to produce 120Hz LTPO displays. However, Samsung alone cannot support such a high shipment volume of iPhone 14. So, it looks like the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will not use the 120Hz LTPO display.

After canceling the mini version, the new 6.1-inch iPhone 14 will be the cheapest in the series. It will be followed by the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max. However, the cost of screens purchased by Apple has always been high. Considering that the display size is now increasing, the cost is also increasing. So Apple has to dilute some other aspects of the display to keep the cost down.

The 120Hz LTPO panel in the iPhone 13 Pro series is currently only available from Samsung. Apple does not have strong bargaining power, and Samsung’s production capacity is not enough to support three mobile phones with annual shipments of hundreds of millions of units. So, Apple isn’t just looking at the price, it’s also looking at the manufacturability of the panel. Nevertheless, iPhone 14 with 60Hz will be retrograde given that it will be official in 2022. The use of 60Hz screens is becoming obsolete even for some mid-range smartphones in the Android market.

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