Leaked screen panels for iPhone 15 show the end of the notch


Leaked screen panels for iPhone 15 show the end of the notch
Ding dong, the notch is dead.
Screenshot: Bilibili, Douyin

The iPhone notch is about to disappear. A video allegedly featuring the screen panels for the upcoming iPhone 15 series leaked out showing the cutout that’s been a prominent part of Apple handsets since 2017 will soon be a thing of the past.

The new plan: Dynamic Island for everyone.

All iPhone 15 models will supposedly include the Dynamic Island

While the iPhone 15 series is months away, many details about it have already come to light. One of the major changes buyers can apparently look forward to is the end of the notch, as all four of Apple’s 2023 handsets will instead have the hole punch design that Apple calls the Dynamic Island.

A video allegedly showing the glass panels for the some of the iPhone 15 series appeared online, adding a touch of veritas to previous reports. Tipster ShrimpApplePro says via Twitter, “I was able to confirm its authenticity with my source.”

The Pro and Pro Max panels shown in the video (at left and middle) have the Dynamic Island, just as the two iPhone 14 Pro models do. But the standard iPhone 15 (at right) also has it, while the non-Pro iPhone 14 models still have the notch.

In addition, the Pro and Pro Max panels shown have marginally slimmer bezels than the panel for the standard model. This was also mentioned in earlier unconfirmed reports.

Apple’s glass screen panels have leaked early before. The iPhone 14 series panels shown five months before the product launch turned out to be completely accurate.

Still, we won’t know for sure about the iPhone 15 series until it debuts in autumn.

More iPhone 15 leaks

Among the other changes the paeans say are coming to the next iOS handsets are a slight increase in screen size. The smaller models will be 6.2 inches, not 6.1 in.

All four upcoming handsets are widely expected to have a USB-C port in place of the Lightning port thanks to an EU mandate.

Leaked CAD drawings show the edges of the outer casing will be more curved, but otherwise the casing will be little changed.


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