We’ve known for some time that Apple is shaking up the screen design of the iPhone this fall, the Pro models will be replaced by a ‘pill + hole’ aperture and the bezels will be slimmer. But we still don’t know what that means in terms of screen size.
Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultant and a regular contributor to Apple Gossip Mill, tweeted the diagonal screen sizes of the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max with the current 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. The 2022 models are larger, but not too much: the Pro gains 0.06 inches (about 1.5mm), while the Pro Max is only 0.01 inches (about 0.25mm) larger.
(Note that since these will again be screens with rounded angles, the shape of the diagonal screen is basically theoretical: this is the distance between the points where the opposite angles Will beIf the screen was a sharp rectangle.)
Young explained that these changes were “due to grooves and narrow bezel replacement pills + holes”, although it was not clear how the former factor would affect the diagonal distance. Pinhole apertures take up less space than grooves, so that means you’ll get more pixels to see, but theoretically there should be no difference with side length. As far as we can tell the numbers above are only affected by the bezel, so they have changed so little.
Indeed, and somewhat predictably, several replies to the tweet mocked the level of change, saying that there was little reason to upgrade one-hundredths of an inch (which is true enough) and that Apple had forgotten how to innovate, repeating the general pause. Of course, notch replacement is a significant change here এবং and Apple is only applying that change to Pro models (and may also offer them a new generation of processors), which means a lot of upgrades will probably go to more expensive models. Apple usually knows what it is doing.
For the reliability of the source, Young is usually someone who can be relied upon. Until recently, AppleTrack had a 100 percent accuracy rating, although it dropped to 92.9 after a branding error for the new iPhone SE. He also erred in his prediction about the 27in iMac: Young was one of the hopefuls of a new iMac model in March – all we got was a studio display.
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