The iPhone 15 series has only been on the market for a couple of months, so it’s still relatively new. But in the meantime, various speculations about the successor iPhone 16 series have spread on the internet Of all the news that has surfaced, the most talked about is the possibility of iPhone 16 Pro models featuring a punch-hole cutout instead of a dynamic island like typical Android smartphones.
The iPhone 16 series may feature a punch-hole cutout
The Dynamic Island feature has been made public with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models. It is a novel design element, which integrates the camera and Face ID sensor. Although critics gave mixed reactions, there is no doubt that it had long been a practice.
Now, tipster Majin Bu reports that Apple is currently testing an iPhone 16 Pro prototype with a hole-punch cutout instead of a dynamic island. If the information is true, there will be a significant change for the iPhone. That’s because it will eliminate the need for the pill-shaped cutout, which is a feature of the latest iPhones.
But experts like Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), believe that the dynamic island feature will be seen in the iPhone lineup for at least another year. Ross Young has claimed that all four models in the iPhone 16 series will feature the Dynamic Island, and has pointed to the size increase as a notable change to the Pro models’ displays.
Ross thinks the 2025 lineup will see even more significant changes, which he says will likely equalize the screen size of the non-Pro and Pro models. That is, both the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro models will have a 6.3-inch display, while the iPhone 16 Plus and iPhone 16 Pro Max models will have a 6.9-inch screen.
Also, Ross Young predicts that the Dynamic Island will also be available on non-Pro (Standard and Plus) models in 2025, and for the first time these low-end phones will use a promotional 120Hz display. On the other hand, the iPhone 16 Pro series screen will feature an under-display Face ID module with a hole-punch cutout, according to Ross Yang.