Apple’s annual iPhone event kicks off on September 7. Soon all the fans of Apple products and the whole world will know what exactly the company has prepared for its customers. In the meantime, rumors continue to grow around the iPhone. The latest rumors concern the dual perforation cutouts that the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to feature.
Apple will fill the gap between the cutouts with a blacked-out area of the screen, making it look like one “wide pill-shaped cutout,” according to 9to5Mac and MacRumors (with confirmation from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman). It’s also interesting what Apple plans to do with this part of the display.
According to reports, the iPhone 14 Pro will move the privacy indicators for the camera and microphone into this gap. The indicators, instead of showing a small orange dot in the upper right corner when the microphone is in use and a green dot when the camera is active, will take up a more prominent place between the notches.
9to5Mac believes Apple wants to make the indicators more similar to those on the MacBook, where a green dot is displayed whenever an app uses the camera. In addition, the iPhone 14 Pro will be able to show privacy indicators for the camera and the microphone at the same time. At the moment, the latest iPhones only display a green dot if both are used. It also looks like you’ll be able to tap the privacy indicators to see which apps are using the microphone and camera.
Also, Apple may redesign the Camera app to put more controls at the top of the screen. These could be the flash and Live Photo buttons. Additional photo and video settings may appear below the hole cutouts. Based on 9to5Mac, these changes aren’t finalized, which may be a good thing, as users may not want to cover most of the display with their hands while adjusting photo and video settings.