The iPhone 14 Pro model has long been rumored to include a notch replacement that includes a pill-shaped cutout and a separate hole-punch cutout for the Face ID system, but this morning pre-event rumors suggested that the cutout will be added. A wide cutout using the software.
bloombergK Mark Gurman has now confirmed that this is true, and he says the two separate cutouts will look like “one wide pill-shaped cutout” because the separate cutouts will “look weird” when the iPhone is in use.
Apple is expected to combine the bullet and hole cutouts into a single cutout for a more streamlined visual experience. The new tablet-shaped notch will not connect to the top of the device, but as a result, it will look similar to a notch. Apple will disable the pixels in the dead space between the two cutouts to simulate a unified cutout.
The original source of the rumor we shared this morning also claimed that Apple will be expanding the black-out areas around the cutouts for content purposes. For example, Apple may make the area wider to fit the status marks on the left and right, or expand it to a larger square at the bottom for certain notifications.
It’s only the iPhone 14 Pro models that are getting the new tablet-shaped cutout, as the standard iPhone 14 models will continue to use a notch.