However, while Samsung's elongated oval cutout was distracting
and added little usefulness to the selfie cam, a centered cutout
with the Face ID hardware would be a welcome change to the aging
The Galaxy S10+ was the only flagship phone Samsung made with a
dual-selfie camera. Image: Christopher Hebert/IDG
It's not clear whether Apple would go this route—Geskin himself
previously tweeted about a prototype that hides all
of the relevant TrueDepth camera sensors in the top bezel—but it
would be a nice tradeoff if it did. The cutout is significantly
smaller than even the iPhone 13's notch and would leave much more
space at the top for the status bar.
While there are plenty of rumors about Apple adopting an
in-display fingerprint scanner for future iPhones, it seems more
likely that Apple would use that tech in the iPhone SE. After
touting the benefits of Face ID, it would be a strange move for
Apple to abandon Face ID on its flagship phones.
But Geskin's render would be a good compromise. It would reduce
the size of the notch considerably while still retaining Face ID as
the biometric authenticator. With a smaller camera cutout, the
iPhone 14 would look completely different, with bezels that appear
more uniform and an experience that's even more immersive.