Future iPhones: Talking 'pillholes' and folding designs [The CultCast]

Future iPhones: Talking ‘pillholes’ and foldables [The CultCast]


The CultCast: Will an iPhone with a
Will an iPhone with a "hole+ pill" screen cutout really look better than the notch?
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: We’re not 100% on board for the rumored “hole + pill” screen cutouts that might replace the notch in iPhone 14. But we’re definitely intrigued by the concept of a folding iPhone.

Also on The CultCast:

  • How powerful will Apple’s AR/VR headset be, and what will it do?
  • That pricey Apple Polishing Cloth is available again.
  • Cupertino loses yet another key member of its chipmaking team as competitors look to steal M1’s crown.

Listen to this week’s episode of The CultCast in the Podcasts app or your favorite podcast app. (Be sure to subscribe and leave us a review if you like it!) Or watch the video livestream, embedded below.

This week’s top Apple news

On the show this week: Your host Erfon Elijah (@erfon), Cult of Mac publisher Leander Kahney (@lkahney) and Cult of Mac managing editor Lewis Wallace (@lewiswallace).

Here are the headlines we’re talking about on this week’s show:

  1. iPhone 14 Pro could pack strange ‘hole + pill’ screen cutout to replace notch
  2. Apple continues testing multiple folding iPhone prototypes
  3. Best foldable phones of 2022 (Tom’s Guide)
  4. Apple’s first headset could be 3 years ahead of rivals in computing power
  5. Apple VR headset won’t create a full metaverse
  6. Apple’s fancy Polishing Cloth is finally back in stock
  7. Apple loses head of Mac chip design to Intel

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