Apple is reportedly testing iPhone 16 Pro prototype with punch-hole display

The iPhone 16 series with at least four models – iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, iPhone 16 Pro Max – will probably launch in late 2024, but we are already seeing several leaks about the upcoming lineup. Apple will reportedly pack a notch on the iPhone 16 Pro’s screen, replacing the signature Dynamic Island feature. The Dynamic Island debuted last year exclusively on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Apple equipped the pill-shaped cutout on all four iPhone 15 models this year.

Tipster Majin Bu (@MajinBuOfficial) on X claimed that Apple is currently testing a prototype version of the iPhone 16 Pro with a hole cutout instead of the Dynamic Island. The final decision on the design may not be made until March next year. Further, the tipster says that the hole-punch-style display design is likely to come with the iPhone 17. He has also shared a redesign of the potential change on the microblogging platform.

Apple introduced the software-based Dynamic Island feature on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max last year. Dynamic Island hides the Face ID sensors and front-facing camera. It has two separate cutouts on the screen and integrates with iOS. Users can interact with Dynamic Island to manage notifications, access live activities and audio playback. This year, Apple has added Dynamic Island to the standard iPhone 15 (Review) also models.

Display industry analyst Ross Young earlier believed that the entire iPhone 16 lineup will include the dynamic island next year, and non-Pro models would match the screen sizes of the Pro models. According to him, the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will have a screen size of 6.3 inches and 6.9 inches, respectively.

Over the past few weeks, the iPhone 16 series has been tipped several times. iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max could be operated of an A18 Pro Bionic chip based on a 3nm process, while the normal iPhone 16 models get a toned-down version of the A17 Pro chip. Furthermore, the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max models, which will be launched in 2024, may have a screen size of 6.3 inches and 6.9 inches, respectively. Apple is said to keep the Snapdragon X70 modem in the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus. Furthermore, the Pro models are said to offer Wi-Fi 7 connectivity and may get a new ultra-wide lens on the back.

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