As mobile phone innovation slows down how much screen space is taken up by cameras and sensors, a collection of sensors reduced to “dynamic islands” in the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models will be available on the next four iPhones. Rumor has it that it will be included in all 15 models.
After that, Apple could follow Samsung in adopting under-display biometric sensors in subsequent models. This means that a small hole will remain in the display for the front-facing camera, reports South Korean electronics industry outlet The Elec.
However, as with previous new tech, this is likely reserved for premium models at first.
Elec reported earlier this month that Samsung Display, which makes OLED screens for iPhones, has purchased more laser etching equipment used to make holes at supplier Philoptics.
Patent-wise, Apple says a supply chain report from Taiwan says the same thing, and that “under-panel Face ID” could be coming to the iPhone 16 (as to which generation The Elec is. was not very specific). This includes the Face ID sensor being covered by the screen when not in use.
An under-panel camera could also follow, so the display isn’t interrupted when the biometric sensor or camera isn’t in use.
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