Kuo: 2022 iPhone Pro model to come with punch-hole selfie camera, iPhone SE 5G coming

Ricky, 02 March 2021

A new report from long-time Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities cites Apple supply chain sources regarding two changes to Apple’s 2022 lineups of iPhones. Kuo is expecting that that the successor to this year’s iPhone Pro model next year may ditch the notch and use a punch-hole camera cut-out in its display.

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The other item in the report is regarding the iPhone SE. Kuo believes that in 2022, Apple will release an updated iPhone SE with updated chipset and support for 5G. This new SE is believed to keep the same 4.7-inch iPhone 6 form-factor with Touch ID. Apple’s entry-level iPhone with 5G support is expected to really boost sales of 5G devices.

Apple’s iPhones are expected to look mostly the same this year as iPhones have historically only refreshed their design on the “S” model with updates normally focused on refreshing internals and cameras. This is why the punch-hole change is expected for 2022 and not for this year’s iPhones. Kuo reports that this change will take place at least with higher-end models in H2 of 2022.

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Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 04 Sep 2021
  • 2xs

some huawei phones have punch holes and they still have actual 3D facial recognition. even the S10 5G has it

  • Anonymous
  • 03 Sep 2021
  • va0

some huawei phones have punch holes and they still have actual 3D facial recognition. even the S10 5G has it

  • Adi
  • 25 Mar 2021
  • tuh

None of your Chinese smartphones can ever live up to what face id can do. Punch hole camera is just lazy

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