Apple is reportedly testing a prototype version of the iPhone 16 Pro with a hole-punch cutout instead of the Dynamic Island, according to a tipster on X. This could mean that the company is finally considering ditching the notch in favor of a more minimalist design.
iPhone 16 Pro Punch-hole Cutout Display
Rumors suggest that Apple is exploring the possibility of including a punch-hole display in the iPhone 16 Pro models. A source known as Majin Bu on X has indicated that a hole punch version of the iPhone 16 Pro is currently in the testing phase. It’s important to note that this design is in the experimental stage and may not be the definitive choice for the upcoming iPhone lineup, as the insider warned. More details are expected to emerge in March next year, providing more clarity on the matter.
The punch-hole display appears unlikely to be implemented, especially considering that it is exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro models and the iPhone 15 series with Dynamic Island Display. Keeping in mind the extensive customization invested in Dynamic Island, an intuitive pill-shaped cutout has been introduced to display alerts, current activity, and other information.
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According to the tipster, it is important to note that the current model is only a prototype. iPhones with punch-hole displays may not debut until the release of the iPhone 17 series.
Rumors suggest that the upcoming iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max will have larger displays than their iPhone 15 Pro counterparts. While there are many leaks floating around about the next generation of iPhones, official confirmation is still pending. The anticipated iPhone lineup includes four models, iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max.